John Sharp, an English prelate, grandfather of Granville Sharp, born in Bradford, Yorkshire, Feb. 16, 1644, died in Bath, Feb. 2, 1714. He entered Christ's college, Cambridge, in 1660, was ordained in 1667, was made archdeacon of Berkshire in 1672, prebendary of Norwich in 1675, rector of St. Bartholomew's, London, in 1676, of St. Giles-in-the-fields in 1677, and dean of Norwich in 1681. He was chaplain to Charles II., and attended as court chaplain at the coronation of James II. For a sermon in 1686 against the claim of the Roman church to be called "the only visible Catholic church," the king suspended him, but he was reinstated in 1687. In 1689 he was made dean of Canterbury, and in 1691 archbishop of York. His sermons have appeared in several editions (7 vols., 1729-'35; 5 vols., 1829). - His son Thomas (1693-1758), archdeacon of Northumberland, wrote his life (edited by Dr. Newcome, 2 vols., 1825), and published works against Hutchinsonianism, on "The Rubric and Canons of the Church of England," "Antiquity of the Hebrew Tongue and Character," etc. (collected, 5 vols. 8vo, 1763).