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Coppersmiths, Brownsmiths, Redsmiths
Coppersmith, also known as a brownsmith and/or a redsmith.
This is a person who makes artifacts from copper.
The term brownsmith/redsmith comes from the color of copper.
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BEEVERS George Brass Finisher 1875: George Beevers, brass finisher. Born about 1875, Astley, Yorkshire, England. Information taken from the baptisms of Greasbrough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire between 1895-1899 shows George and wife Mary, living in New Street with son Bernard (born 19 July 1897, baptised 15 August 1897). The 1901 UK census lists George as 26yrs, Mary 24yrs. Children: Bernard 3yrs; Gladys 1yr infant; living at 108 Park Street, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
BENNISON Geo. Coppersmith, Brazier 1775: Geo. Bennison, brazier & coppersmith. No: 30, Key, now Quay, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
BUNTING John Glazier & Plumber 1802: John Bunting, plumber, glazier. Born about 1802 in Norwich,Norfolk. The 1851 UK census lists him as 49yrs, at 4 St Giles Road, Norwich, Norfolk; with wife Mary. A. 45yrs (born Cambridge). Children: Emma 16yrs, John. H. 11yrs, Arthur. T. 6yrs, Charles. W. 3yrs., House Servant: Rose Shraggs 22yrs. Listed in both the Plumbers & Brownsmiths Index.
CAMPBELL George (Jnr) Brass Moulder 1842: George Campbell (Snr), brass moulder. Born 1842, St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland. Died 9th May 1904, Auckland, New Zealand. Wife: Christina Fraser. Emigrated to New Zealand 25 May 1864. George and Christina had 11 children, 10 surviving. George (Snr) was offered a job in his brother-in-law's firm, Fraser and Tinne (later George Fraser and Sons), in Auckland, New Zealand, with fare paid.); hence George Campbell and all the Fraser family emigrated to NZ aboard the "Portland" in 1864. His son George (Jnr) is listed in the boiler makers Index. Contact Cynthia by.
CARYL John Brass Finisher 1849: John Caryl, born in Exeter-DEV(1849). In 1891 he was a Brass Finnisher at Islington,London. See Shipwrights, Watchmakers, Brass workers,Farriers,Blacksmiths, Whitesmiths, Brass workers & Ironworkers Indexes for relatives.
CARYL John.L. Brass Finisher 1844: John.L.Carly, born in Bramford Speke-DEV (1841). In 1871 he was 27yrs, a Blacksmith, Paul Lane,St.Paul-DEV. 1881: 36yrs a Brass Finisher,Paul Lane,St.Paul-DEV. Son of Benjamin & Eliz. See Shipwrights, Watchmakers, Brass workers,Farriers,Blacksmiths, Whitesmiths, Brass workers & Ironworkers Indexes for relatives.
COLQUHOUN Robert John Coppersmith 1915: Robert John Colquhoun married Eva WARDMAN in Spreydon, Christchurch 1915. Contact me for full details by.
COPE Joseph Brazier 1775: Joseph Cope, brazier. No: 58 Temple Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
COX Alfred Brass Founder 1834: Alfred Cox, brass founder. Born about 1834 in Kings Norton, Worcestershire. The 1851 UK census lists him as 17yrs, at 51 Warwick Street, Aston, Warwickshire with his family. See Iron Workers Index for parents Charles Cox & Esther nee Hollioake & siblings. Contact Hazel by.
DAVEY David Brazier & Tinker 1806: David Davey, 45yrs, brazier,tinker. Born about 1806 in Ormesby, Norfolk. The 1851 UK census lists him as 45yrs, living at East & West Flegg, Norfolk; with wife Judith 46yrs (born Acle-NFK). Also listed are lodgers Edward Davey 30yrs, unmarried (labourer & fisherman) and John Wright 53yrs, unmarried (blacksmith).
DAVEY William George Brass Founder & Blacksmith 1861: William George Davey, a brass founder & blacksmith, was born in 1861 in Ottery St Mary. Parents were George and Susan. The census of 1881 records him as a blacksmith and living with his family in Sandhill Street, Ottery St Mary. In the census for 1891 has him living in King Street Honiton, with his wife Fanny and daughter Lucy. He is still a blachsmith. The 1901 census shows the family have moved to High Street, Honiton. A further daughter, Frances has been born and his occupation is now given as brass founder. Listed in Blacksmiths of Devon and the Brownsmiths Indexes. Contact Sue by
DEAL Edmund Glazier & Plumber 1792: Edmund Deal, glazier, plumber. See Hampshire Directory of 1792. Fordingbridge.Deal, Edmund - Plumber & Glazier.
DEAL John Glazier & Plumber 1784: John Deal glazier, plumber. See Hampshire Direcrtory of 1784. Fordingbridge. Deal, John, Plumber & Glazier - Kingsgate Street.
DOBSON William Henry Brass Finisher 1869: William Henry Dobson, brass finisher. Born about 1869, Wentworth, Yorkshire, England. Information taken from the baptisms of Greasbrough, rotherham, South Yorkshire between 1895-1899, shows William Henry and wife Ida, living in Mill Street with son Harry (born 01 October 1898, baptised 19 July 1899). The 1901 UK census lists William Henry as 32yrs, Ida 31yrs. Children: Harold 6yrs; Kate 5yrs; Harry 2yrs. Living a 2 Mill Street, Greasborough, Yorkshire. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
DOY Henry Brazier 1829: Henry Doy, brazier. Born about 1829 in Welborne, Norfolk. The 1851 UK census lists him as 22yrs,at Forehoe,Norfolk; with wife Mary.A. 22yrs (born Welborne) & sons William 1yr & unnamed infant boy 3weeks old. Lodges with ?in-laws, Thomas & Martha Howe (see Blacksmiths of Norfolk Index).
FERRIS Unknown Brass Foundry 1775: Ferris’s brass foundry. No: 17, Queen Street, now Christmas Steps, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
FOTHERGILL Mark Brazier 1775: Mark Fothergill, brazier. No: 77, Castel Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
FREEMAN & Co. Unknown Copper Company 1775: Freeman & Co. copper company. No: 5,Small Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
GRIBBLE James Coppersmith & Cattle Drover 1816: James Gribble, coppersmith. Born about 1816, Dartmouth, Devon. The 1841 UK census lists him as 25yrs, at Kings Street, St George the Martyr, Devon; with wife Susan Gribble 20yr (born Woodbury). In 1851 James is listed as 38yrs, a drover, still living at King street. Susan 30yrs (laundress). In 1861 James is 50yrs, a cattle drover living at Wellington Inn; Susan 40yrs.
GRIFFITHS John Brass Founder 1790: John Griffiths, brass founder. Born about 1790. 1840: living in Brick Lane, Islington, London. Not far from Whitechapel Bell Foundry (acc. to son`s marriage certificate). Son and grandson, both John Griffiths, Chemists` Porters, Chemical-for-smelting-metal vendors, both later set up businesses in Birmingham. Contact Chris by.
HALE, WILLIAMS & Son Unknown Coppersmiths & Braziers 1775: William Hale & Son, coppersmiths, braziers. No: 2, Charlotte Street, Queens Square, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
HALE, WILLIAMS & Son Unknown Warehouse (copper,brass) 1775: Hale, Williams & Son., warehouse (coppersmiths & braziers). No: 32,Bristol back or Welsh back, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
HARDY Thomas Coppersmith 1853: Thomas Hardy, coppersmith. Born about 1853, Millwall, Middlesex, England. The 1851 UK census lists Thomas as a 1yrs infant, living at 2 Shivall Street, Poplar, Middlesex with his parents , boiler maker Thomas and Fanny Hardy. In 1871, Thomas (Jnr) is 21yrs,. The whole family (plus in-laws) moved to Handsworth Staffordshire for a few years and then back to London. 1881: Thomas is 28yrs, living with his uncle William Hardy (boiler maker) and family at Northry Street, Linchhouse, Tower Hamlets, London. See the Boiler Makers Index for his parents and other family members. Contact Chris by.
HARRISON Ernest Brass Worker 1871: Ernest Harrison, brass worker. Born about 1871, Masbro, Yorkshire, England. Information taken from the baptisms of Greasbrough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire between 1895-1899 shows Ernest and wife Ellen, living at 7 Wortley Road, Masbrough with daughter Mary Ellen (born 07 February 1899, baptised 12 March 1899) . The 1901 UK census lists Ernest as 30yrs, Ellen 27yrs and Mary Ellen 2yrs; living at 7 Wortley Rd, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
HAWKINS James Brass Founder 1775: James Hawkins, brass founder. No: 59, Castle Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
HILL Jonas Brass Founder 1775: Jonas Hill, brass founder. No: 19 Tower Lane, John Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
HINDLE John Brazier, Painter & Blacksmith Journeyman 1826: John Hindle, brazier, painter, blacksmith. Born about 1826 in South Reedham-NFK. The 1851 UK census lists him as 25yrs, at Blofield, Norfolk. John is also listed in the Blacksmiths of Norfolk as are his parents master blacksmith Nathaniel & Elizabeth Hindle.
HOLLIOAKE Jacob Coppersmith 1829: Jacob Hollioake, coppersmith. Born 1829 (son of File Maker Abraham 1794) Copper smith 1851 Brazier 1858-1868 in Birmingham. Contact Hazel by.
HORSWILL John Brass Founder 1821: John Horswill, brass founder. Born about 1821 in Devon. The 1841 UK census lists him as 20yrs, at 12 Whitecrop Street, Plymouht Parish of St. Charles the Martyr; with Louisa 20yrs born DEV.?wife or sister? No details given.
HOULSON Abraham Brass Founder 1775: Abrahm Houlson, brass founder. No: 37, Old Market, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
HOWELL John Brazier 1775: John Howell, brazier. No: 56, Horsefair, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
KERSLAKE Elizabeth Glazier 1806: Elizabeth Kerslake, glazier. Born about 1806, Alphingtom, Devon. The 1841 UK census lists her as 35yrs, at Alphington Village. Children: William 14yrs (painter, glazier); Emma 12yrs; Mary Ann 9yrs; Elizabeth 6yrs, James 3yrs; Rosena 8mths infant.
KERSLAKE William Glazier, Painter 1827: William Kerslake, painter, glazier. Born about 1827,Alphington, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 14yrs, at Alphington Village with his mother Elizabeth Kerslake 35yrs (glasier) and siblings. In 1851 William is 25yrs, Lodging in Lowick Street, with wife Fanny 25yrs (a glazier) born Crediton, Devon.
KING John Brazier 1775: John King, brazier. No: 50, Redcliff Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
LEWIS John Brazier 1775: John Lewis, brazier. No: 6, Farrs Buildings, back Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
MALLETT John Brass Founder 1821: John Mallett, brass founder. Born about 1821 in Devon. The 1841 UK census lists him as 20yrs, at 8 Exeter Street, Plymouth Parish: St. Charles the Martyr; with wife Lavinia 25yrs (born DEV).
McNAUGHTON John Coppersmith 1804: John McNaughton, coppersmith. Born about 1804 in Scotland. See the 1851 census for Scotland which lists him as 47yrs, at 2 Pelrig Court, Edinburgh St Cuthberts; with wife Helen 37yrs (born Scotland). Children listed John 17yrs. Nephews: Robert McNaught 6yrs & George …? 5yrs.
McNAUGHTON John Coppersmith 1834: John McNaughton, coppersmith. See the 1851 census for Scotland which lists him as 17yrs, at 2 Pelrig Court, Edinburgh St Cuthberts; with parents coppersmith John & Helen McNaught.
MERCHANT John Brazier 1775: John Merchant, brazier. No: 68, Temple Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
MITCHELL & ORCHARD Unknown Braziers 1775: Mitchell & Orchard, braziers. No: 22, Baldwin Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
MORRIS William Coppersmith,Tin Plater 1856: William Morris, coppersmith, tin plater. Born about 1856, Trelech, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The 1891 UK census lists William as 35yrs, living at LLanelly. Carmarthenshire; with wife Margaret 48yrs (born Llanlbre) and son Thomas 16yrs (see Blacksmiths of Wales).
MUNDAY Henry Coppersmith 1820: Henry Munday, coppersmith. born about 1820. Abode: 145 Camden Rd.Pancreas,St.Paul,London.
ORCHARD Paul Brazier 1775: Paul Orchard, brazier. No: 45, Castle Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
PARSONS Robert John Brazier 1775: Robert Parsons, brazier. No: 39, Old Market, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
PATE Joseph Brazier 1775: Joseph Pate, brazier. No: 17, Marlborough Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
PURDY Thomas Glazier & Plumber 1834: Thomas Purdy, glazier, plumber. Born about 1834 in Little Walsingham, Norfolk. The 1851 UK census lists him as 17yrs, at High Street, Walsingham, Norfolk; with his parents parents Robert (a carpenter) & Martha Purdy & brother Robert 21yrs (see Blacksmiths of Norfolk) . Thomas Purdy is also listed on the Plumbers Index.
PYERKE Gardener Brazier & Victualler 1775: Gardener Pyerke, brazier & victualler. No: 12, Bedminster, East East Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
ROLLIN John Brass Founder - Journeyman 1816: John Rollin , brass founder journeyman. Born about 1816 in Devon. The 1841 UK census lists him as 25yrs, at Batter Street,Plymouth Parish of St Charles the Martyr; with wife Rebecca 20yrs (born DEV). Children: Charles 2yrs, Amelia 7mths infant. Brother: Peter 20yrs. ? Sister or Sister-n-law: Ann 20yrs.
ROLLIN Peter Brass Founder - Apprentice 1821: Peter Rollin, apprentice brass founder. Born about 1821 in Devon. The 1841 UK census lists him as 20yrs, at Batter Street,Plymouth Parish of St Charles the Martyr. Also listed: John Rollin 25yrs (brass founder); Rebecca Rollin 20yrs; Charles Rollin 2yrs & Amelia Rollin ?7mths infant. Plus Peter Rollin 20yrs (brass founder). ? wife or ?sister Ann Rollin 20yrs (born not in Devon).
SHILLITO Sam Brass Finisher 1868: Sam Shillito, brass finisher. Born about 1868, Masbro, Yorkshire, England. Information taken from the baptisms of Greasbrough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire between 1895-1899 shows Sam and wife Harriet (nee Oxley) were living at Old Engine, Greasborough, Yorkshire; with children Elizabeth (born 06 March 1897, baptised 04 April 1897) ; Allan Shillito (born 01 July 1899, baptised 3 July 1899). The 1901 UK census lists Sam as 33yrs, Harriet 31yrs plus children Arthur 7yrs; Elizabeth 4yrs; Allan 1yr. They are living with Harriet’s father Thomas Oxley 66yrs,widower and her nephew Thomas Oxley 21yrs; at 2 Low Engine, Greasborough, Yorkshire. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
THURTELL James Brass Founder & Blacksmith 1786: James Thurtell, brass founder, blacksmith. Born about 1786 in Norwich-Norfolk. The 1851 UK census lists him as 65yrs, at Matthews Yard Thorn Lane, Norwich, Norfolkl with wife Elizabeth 60yrs (born Norwich). Children: Caroline 31yrs, James (Jnr) 28yrs (See Whitesmiths Index) & Harriot 19yrs. James (Snr) is also listed on the Blacksmiths of Norfolk Index.
UNKNOWN J.R. Brazier Journeyman 1813: J. R. Unknown, brazier journeyman. Born about 1813 in Nt Walsham-Nfk . The 1851 UK census lists him as 38yrs, at I - Lunatic Asylum, Blofield, Thorpe Next Norwich Blofield. No other details listed.
UNKNOWN R.M.R Mrs Brazier Journeyman 1807: Mrs. R.M.R. Unknown, brazier journeyman. Born about 1807 in Heacham-Nfk. The 1851 UK census lists her as 44yrs, at I - Lunatic Asylum, Blofield, Thorpe Next Norwich Blofield, Norfolk. Wife of a Brazier Journyman. No other details listed.
UNKNOWN R.R. Brass Founder 1831: R.R. Unknown, brass founder. Born about 1831 in Boilton, Lancashire. The 1851 UK census lists him as 20yrs, at 1 - Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock,Devon. No other details.
UNKNOWN R.R. BrassTurner 1809: R.R. Unknown, brass turner. Born about 1809 in Chettenham, Gloucestershire. The 1851 UK census lists him as 42yrs, t 1 - Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock,Devon. No other details.
UNKNOWN S.B. Brass Founder 1833: S.B. Unknown, brass founder. Born about 1833 in Esham, Worcestershire. The 1851 UK census lists him as 18yrs, at 1 - Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock,Devon. No other details.
UNKNOWN T.S. Glazier 1827: T.S. Unknown, glazier. Born about 1827 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. The 1851 UK census lists him as 24yrs,at 1 - Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock,Devon. No other details
WANSBOROUGH William Brazier 1775: William Wansborough, brazier. No: 4, Narrow Wine Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
WIGG Thomas Brazier & Blacksmith 1822: Thomas Wigg, brazier,blacksmith. Born about 1822 in East Lowalsham-NFK. The 1851 UK census lists him as 29yrs, unmarried, at Blofield, Norfolk; with his mother Elizabeth Wigg 55yrs, widow(,born Postwick-NFK) & his cousin William Booty 23yrs, tea dealer. Visitor: Harriet Balls 11yrs.
WILKSHIRE & Link Unknown Braziers 1775: Wilkshire(sic) & Link, braziers. No:41 Thomas Street, Temple, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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