Martha Sharp

ID# 5767, (c 1865 - 29 Jul 1892)

Martha Sharp was born c 1865 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland .

As of 6 May 1889,her married name was Crawford.

Martha Sharp married Thomas Crawford on 6 May 1889 at 193 Pollok Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

By Declaration in presence of Robert Boyd, Mercantile Clerk and Sarah Sharp Dressmaker

Thomas CRAWFORD, Engine fitter, journeyman, Bachelor, 25,
175 West Portland St, Kenning Park
Parents: Thomas Crawford, Blacksmith journeyman & Jane Finlay
Martha SHARP, Dressmaker, Spinster, 24
141 Cathcast St, Glasgow
Parents: John Sharpe, Tailor Journeyman (dec) & Janet McDonegale.1,2

Martha appeared on the 1891 Census of 5 Apr 1891 141 Cathcart St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SHARP Janet, 68
SHARP Mary, 34
SHARP Sarah, 32
CRAWFORD Martha, 25, Dau, Glasgow Lanarkshire, Tailoress.3

Martha died on 29 Jul 1892 at 3 Brooklyn Place, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Married to Thomas Crawford, Marine Engineer
At 2PM aged 27
Parents: John Sharp, Tailor (dec) & Janet McDougall

Thomas Crawford, Widower, was present when she died.1,4

Martha's cause of death on 29 Jul 1892 was from Uraemia & Parturition, 10 days; collapse
(Renal failure and childbirth.)

Martha and Thomas had ? children. We know that Martha died regarding childbirth complications.
Children not located or researched at this stage.

Family: Martha Sharp and Thomas Crawford


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1889, Lanark Glasgow, Kinning Park, 644/ 140114. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), - 1891 - Glasgow Govan, ED 25, Page 19, Line 17. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1892 Govan Lanark, 646/ 02 0668.