John Pasco Sharrock and his children.
every Sharrock I have come across in Devon,
was born, in 1812, in St Mawes,
was usual in that profession he was required to move away and, initially, was
after, the family moved, again, to Bude, in
On his return a further daughter, Mary, was born.
family, again, moved. Boscastle was the next
location. Still in the Coastguard, in 1858, John assisted in the saving of
sixteen men and a pilot after the “Defence” of
1861 census was the last John appeared in for he died in 1869 and is buried at
That census, though, shows the extent of his family. It was as follows:-
Peggy Sharrock, wife, aged 46 who lived on to 1894 and is buried with her husband.
Peggy Sharrock, a daughter and dressmaker who died, unmarried, in 1868, aged 27 years
Joseph Sharrock (who was not actually recorded as he was probably at
sea). He was Master of the smack
He had several children some of whom were employed as part of the stagecoach system running from the Wellington Inn Boscastle to such places as Newquay, Bude and Holsworthy. Members of the family, subsequently, could be found in those places.
He had two children, Tom and Mabel, who themselves subsequently ran the shop. I had the great pleasure to meet them back in the late 1950s. It was they who told me that their Grandfather John Pasco Sharrock was the only one of four to return from the Crimean War and that he was never a well man after that.
Below is a picture of the shop where I met Tom and Mabel. From other pictures I’ve seen John Pasco Sharrock (the younger) is stood with, I like to believe, his son Tom. The shop has now become a dwelling house known as Sharrock’s Cottage.
Matthew Sharrock went to sea. He was at one time master of the smack Mirre which traded quite a bit around Bude. In fact, in December 1875 it ran on to the rocks at that port and after getting off stranded on the beach. He is buried in the churchyard of Bude.
William Green Sharrock was another who went to sea. He married Sarah Ellen Stanbury in Appledore where they had four sons and a daughter. He died before he was forty and she married again. All four sons were apprenticed. Two of them, including my Grandfather moved to Southsea and the remaining sons stayed in the Appledore area.
Mary Jane Sharrock married John Hambly Inch, lived at Trevalga, a small hamlet between Boscastle and Tintagel. They had three daughters and four sons, and they are both buried in the Churchyard at Trevalga.
If any of the above could be related to you or you come from the various areas I may be able to tell you more or, perhaps, you could add to my knowledge.