The evidence may point to the Sharmans orginating from Bedfordshire.
Edward James Sharman married Anne Waylet in 1816 at St Anne's Soho. He was not born in Middlesex according to the 1841 census when he is described as a carpenter. In 1843 and 1846 he is a painter and in 1853 a clerk in an office. He died in 1846 in Kensington from consumption.
It is possble that he is the same as Edward James Sharman born and christened 1792 in Westoning, Bedfordshire. There appears to be no evidence at present to disprove this theory.
Anne Waylet was born in 1793 in Rayleigh, Essex, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Bayzey/Baisey. She had five children with Edward Sharman. One of these Thomas b.1832 d.1883 labourer and then greengrocer, married Charlotte Clements in 1853.
Charlotte, born 1826 d.1885, a 'drepmaker' (dressmaker), was the daughter of Henry Clemmence [Clement] and Onor [Honour] [Honor] [Honaw] Coleman, a family from Chichester.
Charlotte and Thomas had four children. Of these Charles James Sharman b 1859 d.1897 a carman, greengrocer, coalman, undertaker, marr. Eliza Ann Crowder in 1884 in Lambeth.
Eliza was the daughter of Henry Crowder [Chrowther], a plasterer, and Mary Ann Watson.
Charles Sharman and Eliza had five children:
- Maria Anne b. 1883 Lambeth marr. John Daniel Drinkwater, coachman, 1901 Hackney. They had four children.
- Charles James b. 1885 Lambeth d. 1928 Hackney
- Eliza Jane b. 1884 Lambeth marr. Henry D Bull, wheelwright, 1907 Hackney. They had seven children.
- George b. 1887 Islington, a butcher, carman, meat porter, marr. Mary Violet Burgoyne 1913. They had four children.
- Frederick William b. 1890 Islington.