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Boilersmiths
A boilermaker is a trained craftsman who produces steel fabrications from plates & sections.
The name originated from craftsmen who would fabcricate boilers,
but they may work on projects as diverse as bridges to blast furnaces.

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BAKER James Boilermaker 1839: James Baker, boiler maker. Born about 1839 in Middlesex-London. The 1881 UKc ensus lists him as 42yrs, at 54 Hope Street, Sheerness, Kent; with wife Mary Ann 39yrs(born Sheerness). See census 1881 for 7 children listed or contact Ann by.
BATT Samuel Boilermaker 1849: Samuel Batt, born 1849. Died 1870.† Lived: 9 Cannon Street. St.James Bristol. Contact S. Batt by.
BATT Samuel Boilermaker 1827: Samuel Batt, born 1827. Died 1908. Lived: Redfield Place Barton Regis St. George Bristol. See ROGERS (boilermaker).Contact S.Batt by.
BURNS James Boilermaker 1825: James Burns, apprentice boiler maker. Born about 1825, in Scotland. The 1841 Scottish census lists him as 16yrs, living in Commerce Street, St Clements; with his mother Elizabeth 50yrs & sister Isabella 20yrs
CAMPBELL George (Jnr) Boiler Maker 1886: George Campbell (Jnr), boiler maker. Born 9th July 1886 in Auckland, New Zealand. He was the youngest son of brass moulder George (Snr) & Christina Campbell. When George (Jnr) enlisted for the Reserves, WW1, it was stated "A boilermaker and can do all sorts of engineering" George (Jnr) died 11th November 1918 in Wellington NZ. Cause of death "Spanish Flu". His father George (Snr) is listed in the Brownsmiths Index. Contact Cynthia by.
CORNISH George Boilermaker-Journeyman, Military Gunr Driver 1828: George Cornish, boiler maker. Born about 1828. The 1851 UK census lsits him as 23yrs,at I-Frederick & Legonier Squares Artillery Barrack, Devonshire. Born in Redruth-LAN
COX George Boilermaker Assistant 1838: George Cox, boiler maker. Born about 1838 in Sheerness, Kent. The 1881 UK census lists him as 43yrs, at 50 H(born Sheernes)s. See census 1881 for 6 children listed.
DAVIDGE Edwin Boilermaker 1864: Edwin Davidge, boiler maker. Born about 1864. The 1881 UK census lists him as 17yrs,at 151 Kingsland Road, Bristol with parents William 41yrs (engine fitter) & Elizabeth. Brother Albert 20yrs,engine fitter. See 1901 census. Contact Nancy by.
FERRY James Boilermaker-Journeyman, Military Gunr Driver 1823: James Ferry, boiler maker. Born about 1823 in Stoke Dameral, Devon. The 1851 UK census lists him as 28yrs, at 44 Charlotte Street, Morice, Devon. Lodges with Charles Allen (blacksmith).
HARDY George Boiler Maker 1822: George Hardy, boiler maker. Born about 1822, Middlesex, England. The 1851 UK census lists George as 29yrs. living in Poplar, Middlesex with wife Esther 22yrs, plus daughter Esther 3yrs; and daughter Ellis 8mths infant. Lodgers: John Richards 21yrs (boiler maker) and George Richards 18yrs (mariner). See the Boiler Makers Index for Georgeís brothers William & Thomas Hardy and other family members. Contact Chris by.
HARDY George Boiler Maker 1847: George Hardy, boiler maker. Born about 1847, London, England. The 1881 UK census lists George as 14yrs, living with his family in Northry Street, Linchhouse, Tower Hamlets, London. See the Boiler Makers Index for parents William and Mary Sophia Hardy and siblings. Contact Chris by.
HARDY Robert Boiler Maker 1851: Robert Hardy, boiler maker. Born about 1851, London, England. The 1881 UK census lists Robert as 10yrs, living with his family in Northry Street, Linchhouse, Tower Hamlets, London. See the Boiler Makers Index for parents William and Mary Sophia Hardy and siblings. Contact Chris by.
HARDY Thomas Boiler Maker 1825: Thomas Hardy (Snr), boiler maker. Born about 1825, Middlesex, England. The 1851 UK census lists Thomas as 26yrs, living at 2 Shivall Street, Poplar, Middlesex; with wife Fanny 22yrs (born Bromley) and son Thomas 1yr Infant (see Copper Smiths Index). Lodger: Samuel Stearn 24yrs (boiler maker). See the Boiler Makers Index for Thomasís brothers William & George Hardy and other family members. Contact Chris by.
HARDY William (Snr) Boiler Maker 1814: William Hardy (Jnr), boiler maker. Born 1814 Bramley (or ?Bromley), London, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 25yrs, unmarried, lodging at 24 Robert Street, Holbourn, London. In 1851 William is 36yrs; living at Poplar Middlesex with wife Mary ?37yrs. Children: Elizabeth 9yrs; William 7yrs; George 4yrs; Martha 2yrs; Robert 3mths infant. 1861: William is 45yrs. living at Handsworth Staffordshire; wife Mary Sophia 40yrs. Children: Elizabeth 19yrs; William 18yrs (boiler maker) ; George 14yrs (boiler maker); Martha 11yrs; Robert 10yrs (boiler maker) ; Francis 8yrs; Alfred 4yrs; james 2yrs. 1871: William is 52yrs, living at Dartmouth Terrace, Staffordshire (wife Mary not listed). Children: Martha 20yrs; Francis 18yrs (a moulder); Fanny 16yrs; Alfred 15yrs; James 12yrs; Arthur 8yrs. In 1881 William is 66yrs, at Northry Street, Linchhouse, Tower Hamlets, London; with wife Mary 60yrs. Children: a daughter listed as ?James ,22yrs, unmarried (seamstress); son Arthur 20yrs. Nephew Thomas hardy 28yrs (coppersmith) and nephew Frederick Hardy 5yrs. William worked in Poplar probably in shipbuilding. He moved to Handsworth, Stafford about 1858 then back to Poplar. His brothers George and Thomas also Boilermakers, Middlesex, England. Contact Chris by.
HARDY William (Jnr) Boiler Maker 1843: William Hardy (Snr). boiler maker. Born about 1843, London, England. The 1881 UK census lists William as 18yrs, living with his family in Northry Street, Linchhouse, Tower Hamlets, London. See the Boiler Makers Index for parents William and Mary Sophia Hardy and siblings. Contact Chris by.
MARSHALL George Boiler Maker 1873: George Marshall, at Cross Street, ?New Brompton, Kent, England. Occupation seen on son's marriage certificate. Son John Frederick Redman Marshall 20yrs is also listed in the Boiler Makers Index.
MARSHALL John Frederick Redman Boiler Maker 1873: John Frederick Redman Marshall 20yrs, at Cross Street,?New Brompton, Kent, England. Wife Mary Anne Briggs 19yrs, married on 25 December 1873, Parish Church, New Brompton,Kent. Worked at HM Dockyards. John died 25 January 1931 at 67 Charter Street ?Gillingham, Kent and daughter A.F.Marshall was present. See census 1881 for family members. His father George Marshall was also a boilermaker.
McDUFF Philip John Boiler Maker 1828: Philip John McDuff, boiler maker. Born 1828 Belfast, Ireland.† 1851 census: lists him as an a pprentice boiler makerin Glasgow, Scotland.† 1871 census: boiler maker Birkenhead, Cheshire.† Married Mary Graham 1851 Glasgow.† Contact Joy by
MUNN Ryan John Boiler Maker 2006: Ryan John Munn. Currently in Western Australia.
PALMER William Boilermaker 1840: William Palmer, born 1840-1841, St Helens, Liverpool. Lived at Over Hills Cottage and Company's Row in the civil parish of Weston, Runcorn, Cheshire.He is showing in the 1871, 1881 and 1891 English Census as a Boiler Maker. The 1901 Wales census he is boarding and working in Wales and again working as a Boiler Maker. Contact Alison by.
ROBSON William Iron Worker 1820: William Robson, boiler maker. Born Shotts, Lanark. The 1851 Scottish census lists him as 31yrs; wife Agnes 25yrs .
ROGERS Unknown Boilermaker 1827: Mr. Rogers. Father-in-law of Samuel Batt(1827-1908) boiler maker. Contact S.Batt by.
ROUND Edward Boilermaker 1841: Edward Round 20yrs, Tipton,Cross St. Born in Sedgley-STAFFS. Wife Matilda 25yrs born Rowley-STAFFS. Brother of Thomas Round 20yrs. 1851: Edward is a boiler maker, 40yrs, Sedgley-STAFFS. Matilda 35yrs. 1861: Blacksmith 50yrs, Campbell Terrace Birkenhead. Wife: is now Eliza 48yrs born London. 1864: boilermaker, Edmund Street. Re-married: Parish Church Liverpool to Margaret Connel widow. 1861: 60yrs, boilermaker. Wife Margaret 43yrs. 1881: 70yrs, boilermaker, 150 Athol Street,Liverpool. Wife margaret 53yrs born Liverpool. Edward died 20 Dec 1884 aged 72yrs , 150 Athol Street,Liverpool. Margaret still living.
ROWLEY Robert Ernest Boiler Maker,Blacksmith 1850: Robert Ernest Rowley , blacksmith and boiler maker. Robert was born in Manchester c1850 and came to Australia in the 1880s. He died in Melbourne in January 1915. He ran a Blacksmith business with his wife, Helen, in Spotswood from about 1893 until his death. Also listed in the Boiler Makers Index. Contact Colin by.
SCOTT Peter Boiler Maker 1855: Peter Scott, boiler maker. Baptised 01 July 1855 Gt Budworth. Peter married Annie Beswick 1880. Buried 1938 at Gt Budworth. See Blacksmiths of Cheshire for other family memebrs. Contact Joy by .
SKELLY Charles Boiler Maker & Blacksmith 1821: Charles Skelly. OPR Marriage record shows Charles Skelly Smith in Port Glasgow and Ann Leggat residing there. Charles son John (1) born in Port Glasgow was also a Blacksmith - Boiler Maker as shown on the 1841 Scotland Census. Charlesw is alos listed in the Blacksmiths of Scotland Index. John Skelly (1) (born 1822)is also in many editions of Pigot's Directory. Of John Skelly's sons, John (2) (born 1853) also became a boiler maker and Alexander (born 1861 -my great Grandfather is shown as a Marine Engineer on the 1881 Scotland Census). I believe that John's (2) son Thomas also became a Boiler Maker Journeyman. Fast forward - my nephew Jaysun O'Scalleigh is a blacksmith on Salt Spring Island, North Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Contact Aandeg by.
SKELLY John (1) Boiler Maker 1822: John Skelly, born 1822(boiler maker). Wife Elizabeth Wallace. He was the son of Charles Skelly a Blacksmith. Contact Aandeg by.
SKELLY John (2) Boiler Maker 1853: John Skelley, born 1853 (boiler maker). Wife Margaret Henderson, married 1878 in Glasgow. See Blacksmiths of Scotland and Boiler Makers Indexes for his father John Skelly & grandfather Charles Skelly (blacksmith). For further information contact Aandeg by.
SKELLY Thomas Boiler Maker - Journeyman Thomas Skelley, born ?Scotland. A Boiler Maker Journeyman. See Blacksmiths of Scotland and Boiler Makers Indexes for his father John Skelley grandfather Charles Skelley. For further information contact Aandeg by.
SWAINSON Samuel.T. Boiler Maker 1846: Samuek.T.Swainson, boiler maker. Born about 1846 in Charlton, Kent. The 1881 Uk ensus lists him as 35yrs, at 4 Ruby Terrace, East Cowes, Isle of Wight; with wife: Sarah 36yrs (born Ireland). Children: Thomas.G. 8yrs born Northumberland, Robert. W. 7yrs born Ireland, Maria.D. 5yrs born Kennington, Middlesex, Harriett.E. 2yrs born Bromley by Bow,Middlesex. See 1881 census.
UNKNOWN G.M. Boiler Maker 1826: G.M. surname unknown, boiler maker. Born about 1846 in Lothborough-LEC. The 1851 UK census lists him as 25yrs, at 1-Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock, Devonshire.
UNKNOWN J.I. Boiler Maker 1827: J.I. surname unknown, boiler maker. Born about 1827, Newcastle on Tyne-Ntm. The 1851 UK census lists him as 24yrs, at 1-Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock, Devonshire.
UNKNOWN J.L. Boiler Maker 1831: J.L. surname unknown , boiler maker. Born about 1831, in Crounburn-Gls. The 1851 UK census lists him as 20yrs, at 1-Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock, Devonshire.
WAITE Frederick Augustus Boiler Maker 1870: Frederick Augustus Waite, Journeyman Boilermaker. Born 1870 and died 1937, Newport South Wales UK. Contact George by
WAITE F. George Boiler Maker & Engineer 1945: F. George Waite, Journeyman Boilermaker now a Consulting Engineer (bridges). Born 1945- Present, Bristol UK/Libya/ UAE/Oman/Jordan/Sri-Lanka/Cuba. Grandson of Frederick Augustus Waite (born 1870) and son of Frederick George Waite born 1907. Contact George by
WAITE Frederick George Boiler Maker 1907: Frederick George Waite, Journeyman Boilermaker.† Born 1907and died 1978, Bristol, UK / Newcastle New South Wales / Bristol. Son of Frederick Augustus Waite (born 1870). Contact George by
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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