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by Brett Payne, of Tauranga, New Zealand
William Sharman

of New Bolsover, near Chesterfield




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William Sharman is known only from the photo below, which shows that he had a studio at New Bolsover, near Chesterfield.  The photo is tentatively dated to the first decade of the 20th Century.

There was a William Sharman, life assurance agent, living in Bolsover in 1901.  A family member states that he was married at Chesterfield in 1893, describing himself as a potter, and his father as an insurance agent.  When a son was born in 1905 at Bolsover, he was working as an insurance agent, and when this son married in 1930, he described his father as a "merchant."  Another William Sharman was listed in Kelly's 1912 trade directory as draper & boot dealer, living in the hamlet of Carr Vale, adjacent to New Bolsover.


Portfolio
Image © & courtesy of John Bradley Two cricketers,
by William Sharman of New Bolsover, near Chesterfield,
Date unknown
Format: unknown

Image © & courtesy of John Bradley

Nothing further is known about this photo.

Image © & courtesy of John Bradley

References
Images kindly provided by John Bradley
Information kindly provided by Alistair Sharman
1901 UK Census index - online from the PRO
Anon (1895) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Kelly & Co. Limited, London.
Anon (1912) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1912, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.
Anon (1932) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1932, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.

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