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1841 Living at Oaklands, Rusholme with his widowed mother, Sally, and his siblings Elizabeth and Margaret. 
1848 Married Mary Ann Lillie in Manchester
1855 Patent. '1455. To Thomas Beatt Sharp, of the city of Manchester, Engineer, and Alexander Yorston, of Belfast, in the county of Antrim, in Ireland, Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in the arrangement and construction of furnaces or fireplaces." 
1855 Patent. '2392. To Thomas Beatt Sharp, of the city of Manchester, Engineer, and Richard Furnival, of the same place, Foreman, for the invention of "certain improvements in machinery for drilling, grooving, and slotting." 
1856 Patent. '560. To Thomas Beatt Sharp, of the Atlas Works, in the city of Manchester, Engineer, and Thomas Forsyth, of the same place, Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in coupling railway rolling stock." 
1856 Patent. '2684. To Thomas Beatt Sharp, of the firm of Messrs. Sharp, Stewart, and Company, of the city of Manchester, Engineers, and Joseph Anthony Collet, of the same place, Mechanical Draughtsman, for the invention of "certain improvements in locomotive steam engines." 
1868 Bankrupt. 'Thomas Beatt Sharp, of Albion House, Whalley Range, Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, previously of Hooton, in the county of Chester, Managing Director of the Leeswood Iron Company (Limited), carrying on business at Leeswood, near Mold, in the county of Flint, in Wales,...
1871 Iron merchant, living in Ardwick, Manchester with Marianne Sharp 46 Thomas B Sharp 21, Richard W Sharp 19, Lucy Sharp 17, Harry J Sharp 16, Lillian Sharp 14, Alice M Sharp 12, Kate Sharp 10, Gerald Sharp 5
1875. 'In the Matter of Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by Thomas Beatt Sharp, of No. 1, Mount Broughton, Higher Broughton, in the county of Lancaster, formerly Iron Merchant, now out of business. 
1881 Died in Salford