Name: James Sharp
Birth: MAY 1618
Death: 3 MAY 1679 in Magus Moor, nr St Andrews, Scotland
Occupation: Archbishop of St Andrews
Change Date: 26 AUG 2005
Some letters still remaining from the Marquis of Huntly, the Laird of Grant, &c., are a sufficient testimony of their trust in his friendship and regard to his judgment. There was a relation and great intimacy between him and Archbishop Sharp*, and there is a letter from Sir William Sharp to him giving a very particular account of his father's murder, written a few days after it was committed.
But what was most valuable in Sir James, was a clear conscience before God and a perfect resignation to his will. There still remain some pious reflections and resolutions of his, written with his own hand in the end of July 1681, soon after his eldest son's death. They are continued June 25,1682 again July 1683, and July 1684, all in the spirit of a primitive Christian. At this last time he remembers his son's death, with the greatest submission to the divine will, and speaks of Lady Katherine Hay, his daughter-in-law, with the greatest affection and regard.
*The Archbishop had a brother, Robert Sharp, who died 20th January, 1675. He bought the Castle and Castlehill Lands of Banff from the Earl of Buchan, in 1661 or 62, and several other lands about Banff, and having no children, left them to Alexander Leslie, of Kinninvie, who had married his niece, Sir William Sharp's daughter; their daughter was first wife to Fraser of Memsie, and next to Provost James Shand, of Banff, to whom she had a son, James Shand of Cragelly .-W .Baird
Married in 1657 Helen, dau of William Moncrieff of Randerston.
Father: William Sharpe
Mother: Isabella Leslie
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