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ALLEN Samuel Blacksmith 1847: Samuel Allen, blacksmith. Born about 1847 in Stratton, Dorset. The 1881 UK census lists him as 34yrs, at North Wootton, Somerset, with wife Sarah 28yrs and daughter Rose Evelyn 11 months infant. Also listed is apprentice blacksmith Albert Dunford 18yrs. Listed in Blacksmiths of Dorset and Somerset
ANNING James Blacksmith 1769: James Anning, blacksmith. Married Ann Hinde 29 August 1769. They were both born in Burton Bradstock, Dorset, and had three children, Mary (1774), Ann (1777) and James (1778). James Anning's parents were James Anning and Edith Keech, both of Burton Bradstock. James Anning's grandson, James (1822),became James "Hanning". James Anning's 6 x great- grandson and he married on 17.03.07 Contact Elaine by or Frances by.
BARTER Samuel Blacksmith 1858: Samuel Barter, blacksmith. Born Feb 1858, Sandhills, Holwell, Dorset, England. Samuel married Emily Matthews from Long Sutton in1884. They had 7 children. William John born 1884 (confectioner); Ernest George born 1886(Blacksmith); Albert Edward born1889 (blacksmith) died aged 22; Walter Wilfred born 1891; Mabel Blanche born 1893; Ivy Theresa M born 1900; Lionel Herbert born 1904. By 1891 they were living at George St.Sherborne, Dorset (which must have been in the Coldharbour area). Samuel Barter died June 1911 aged 53 and Emily died Dec.1935 aged 86. Contact Innes by.
BENNETT Joseph Blacksmith 1796: Joseph Bennett, blacksmith. Born in 1796 in Bridport Dorset, England. Later, he went to live and work in Woolwich. Contact gr-gr-grandson Derek by.
BILES William (1) Blacksmith 1770: William Biles (1), blacksmith. Baptised 25th December 1770, Powerstock, Dorset. Wife: Sarah Vincent, married 3rd April 1804. No death date. 22nd April 1809 had Bastardy Order made against him for a child born to his wifes sister Elizabeth Vincent. Contact April by
BILES William (2) Blacksmith,Military 1800's: William Biles (2), blacksmith. Baptised at Nettlecombe, Powerstock, Dorset. Died 25th January 1920 age 89yrs and buried in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Before enlistment as a Gunner in the Royal Marines 30 January 1854 at Portsmouth, it is stated on his Naval Records that he was a blacksmith. See also the Military Blacksmiths Index. Contact his great-granddaughter April by
BISHOP Luke Blacksmith 1827: Luke Bishop, blacksmith. Born 1827 in Yetminster, Dorset, England. He was the blacksmith in the village of Henstridge, Somerset. Luke was still working as a blacksmith age 64 in Henstridge at the time of the 1891 census. Also listed in the Blacksmiths of Somerset Index. Contact great-great grandson Peter by.
BRIDLE Samuel Blacksmith 1814: Samuel Bridle, master blacksmith. Born about 1814, Blandford, South West England. The 1841 UK census lists Samuel as 25 yrs living at a Wareham. 1851 census Dorchester, Blacksmith Journeyman. 1861 census Poole (born 1814) Blandford. 1871 Parkstone, Poole. Master Blacksmith. Contact Victoria by.
BROWN Solomon Blacksmith,Farrier 1818: Solomon Brown, blacksmith, farrier. Born 1818 in Beaminster Dorset, he enlisted in the Army (10th Hussars) at Dorchester as a blacksmith on the 24th December 1839 and he achieved the rank of Farrier Major, serving in the East Indies and The Crimea, and was in service for a total of 24 years 55 days. On his retirement he went back to Beaminster where he died in 1871. See him also in the Farriers Index and the Military Index. Contact Contact his great-great granddaughter Sue by.
CHAPPELL Henry Blacksmith 1859: Henry Chappell, blacksmith. Born about 1859 in Wimborne, Dorset, England. Henry was the sixth child of Moses and Hannah Chappell of Horton near Wimborne. Wife: Elizabeth Mary (nee Young) also born in Wimborne in 1864, the daughter of George & Elizabeth Young. Henry is recorded as a Blacksmith in the 1891 & 1901 censuses and he & Elizabeth were living at 35 Lower Bannister Street, Southampton, Hampshire, England. Listed in both Blacksmiths of Dorset & Hampshire Indexes. Contact Mike by.
COFFIN John Blacksmith 1817: John Coffin, blacksmith. Born 1817. Born in ?Somerset. He was a blacksmith from about 1837 until 1881. Wife: Mary Ann nee Willis, married 1844. Children: Jane Ann born 1845, Sarah born 1851, Mary Emma born 1856, James born 1858, Arthur Charles born 1868. Jane Ann was my great-grandmother. John Coffin was my great-great grandfather; he was a blacksmith in Holwell (which was part of Somerset until 1844 when it was switched to Dorset). John died 1882. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Somerset. Contact Isabel by.
DENSLOW John (Snr) Blacksmith & Whitesmith 1816: John Denslow, blacksmith & whitesmith. Born about 1816, ?place (not in Dorset). The 1841 UK census lists him as 25yrs, lodging with blacksmith ChristopherType and family at ?Charmont Lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset. I have no other information. 1851: John Denslow (Snr) was a Mechanic at Flax Mills, Greenham, Crewkerne; wife Mary 33yrs. Children: Catherine 8yrs; Elizabeth 7yrs; John 2yrs. Lodger: John Stanton 29yrs,widower (mill foreman). 1861: John 49yrs, a widower, and is now a blacksmith, at Membury, Devon with his daughter Elizabeth Type 17yrs(flax reeler); sons John (Jnr) 12yrs and William 6yrs. John is listed in Blacksmiths of Dorset and Whitesmiths Indexes.
EDON (HAYDON) Frederick Blacksmith & Wheelwright 1858: Frederick Edon or Haydon, blacksmith, wheelwright. Born illegitimate in 1858, the son of a widow who registered him as Frederick Lee HEYDON. From census data, he appears to have been fostered out immediately (Frederick EDON, "visitor" aged 3yrs in 1861). By 1871 he was apprenticed as a Wheelwright in Okehampton. By his own story he ran away from his apprenticeship to join the Army. I cannot find him in 1881. In 1885 he married in Wimborne, Dorset, but his wife Eliza Ann Cross died in pregnancy. By now he was using the HAYDON spelling. In 1888 he married my great-grandmother Kate Ann Plowman in Southampton - her father George Plowman was also a blacksmith. Frederick moved back to Wimborne for a year or two with Kate, and then they settled in Poole, Dorset. Frederick apparently died in 1912. See also, Wheelwrights Index.
HAYDON (EDON) Frederick Blacksmith & Wheelwright 1858: Frederick Haydon or Edon, blacksmith, wheelwright. Born illegitimate in 1858, the son of a widow who registered him as Frederick Lee HEYDON. From census data, he appears to have been fostered out immediately (Frederick EDON, "visitor" aged 3yrs in 1861). By 1871 he was apprenticed as a Wheelwright in Okehampton. By his own story he ran away from his apprenticeship to join the Army. I cannot find him in 1881. In 1885 he married in Wimborne, Dorset, but his wife Eliza Ann Cross died in pregnancy. By now he was using the HAYDON spelling. In 1888 he married my great-grandmother Kate Ann Plowman in Southampton - her father George Plowman was also a blacksmith. Frederick moved back to Wimborne for a year or two with Kate, and then they settled in Poole, Dorset. Frederick apparently died in 1912. See also, Wheelwrights Index.
JINKINS Charles Martin Blacksmith 1835: Charles Martin Jinkins, blacksmith. Born about 1835, Fontmell, Dorset England. The 1851 UK census lists Charles as 6yrs, living in Fontmell with parents blacksmith John and Rachel Jinkins. In 1861 Charles is 16yrs, still living with parents and siblings in Fontmell.
JINKINS Giles Blacksmith 1832: Giles Jinkins, blacksmith. Born about 1831, Fontmell, Dorset, England, The 1851 UK census lists Giles as 19yrs, living in Fontmell with parents blacksmith John and Rachel Jinkins. In 1861 Giles is 29yrs, unmarried still living with parents and siblings in Fontmell.
JINKINS John Blacksmith 1786: John Jinkins, blacksmith. Born about 1786, West Orchard, Dorset, England. The 1851 UK census lists John as 45yrs, living at Pitts, Fontmell Magna,Dorset , with wife Rachel 41yrs. Children: Giles 19yrs, unmarried(blacksmith); Rhoda 12yrs; Frederick 11yrs; Charles Martin 6yrs; William 3yrs; Matthew 11 mths infant; mark 11mths infant. In 1861 John is 55yrs, Rachel 52yrs. Children: Giles 19yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); Charles 16yrs (blacksmith) plus eight other children listed.
LAWRENCE Stephen Blacksmith 1818: Stephen Lawrence, blacksmith. Born about 1818, Fontmell, Dorset. The 1851 UK census lists Stephen as 33yrs, unmarried, living at Hurdles, Fontmell Magna. Also listed Sarah Dibbens, 60yrs, housekeeper.
LODDER Uriah Blacksmith 1825: Uriah Lodder, blacksmith. Born about 1825, Stower-Provost, Dorset, England. The 1851 UK census lists Uriah as 26yrs, his wife Marsha 23yrs and daughter Lucy 5mths infant. They are living at Fontmell Magna Dorset, with Uriah’s parents blacksmith William and Sarah Lodder.
LODDER William Blacksmith 1787: William Lodder, blacksmith. Born about 1787, Stower-Provost, Dorset, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 64yrs, living at Fontmell Magna Dorset, with wife Sarah 55yrs (born Fontmell). Children: Uriah 26yrs (blacksmith, daughter-in-law Marsha 23yrs plus granddaughter Lucy 5mths infant.
PIDGEON Elijah Blacksmith 1834: Elijah Pidgeon, blacksmith. Born about 1834 Whitechurch-DOR. The 1851 census lists him as 17yrs,living at Charmouth St. Charmouth.
RIDEOUT aka TINNEY John Blacksmith 1851: John Rideout aka Tinney, blacksmith. Of Fontmell Magna, Dorset. On the Dorset-Wiltshire border. See also TINNEY
SIMS / SYMES Benjamin Blacksmith 1821: Benjamin Sims/Symes, blacksmith. Born 1821, Horton Dorset. See UK census 1861, 1871, 1881. See Blacksmiths of Dorset for parents John Symes/Sims & Rosanna plus siblings Elizabeth & James. Contact Jenny by
SIMS / SYMES Charles Blacksmith 1848: Charles W. Sims, blacksmith. Born 1848 living in Canford, Dorset and then Boscombe Dorset, was Blacksmith on 1881, 1891 and 1901 census's. Contact Jenny by
SIMS / SYMES John Blacksmith 1781: John Symes/Sims, blacksmith. Born 1781 Horton, Dorset, England. The 1841 census lists him as 60yrs living at Horton Heath with wife Rosanna 55yrs. Children: Benjamin 20yrs; Elizabeth 15yrs; James 14yrs. This family were Blacksmith's for at least three generations. Contact Jenny by
SPINNEY Harry Blacksmith 1801: Harry Spinney, blacksmith. Born about 1801, Dorset , England. The 1851 UK census lists Harry as 50yrs, living at Fontmell Magna, Dorset, with wife Sarah 54yrs. Children: Robert ,22yrs, unmarried(blacksmith); Rachel 17yrs; Absalom George 12yrs.
SPINNEY Robert Blacksmith 1829: Robert Spinney, blacksmith. Born about 1829, Fontmell Magna, Dorset, England. The 1851 UK census lists Robert as 22yrs, unmarried, living with his parents blacksmith Harry and Sarah Spinney plus siblings. In 1861 Robert is 32yrs, living at Compton School, Fontmell with wife Augusta.S. 31yrs (born Gloucester). Children: Also listed is boarder Frank.J.Sheery 6yrs and house servant Eliza Yetman 18yrs.
STRANGE Joseph Sagittery Blacksmith 1828: Joseph Sagittery Strange, blacksmith. Born 1828 in Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset. Died" 1906. Parents: Joseph Strange and Mary Drake. Married Ann Burridge in 1852 at Chilmark, Wiltshire. Started as a journeyman blacksmith and then settled in Botley, Southampton, Hampshire. Had seven children. Remarried in 1885 to Mrs Ann Salter, nee Chaplin. Listed in both Dorset & Hampshire Blacksmiths Indexes. Contact Ruth by.
STROUD Joseph Henry Blacksmith 1837: Joseph Henry Stroud, blacksmith. Born 1837 in Milton Abbas, Dorset. Died: 1893. Blacksmith Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth Wife: Martha Forward b1841 Corfe Mullen, Dorset d1890. Children: Alice E. Stroud born 1864 Portsea. Laura Anne Stroud born 1868 Portsea. died 1910. Albert E. Stroud born 1871 Portsea. Eva B. Stroud born 1874 Portsea. Ellen M. Stroud born 1878 Portsea. Lilian Rose Stroud born 1885 Portsea. Contact Ray by.
SYMES / SIMS Benjamin Blacksmith 1821: Benjamin Sims/Symes, blacksmith. Born 1821, Horton Dorset. See UK census 1861, 1871, 1881. See Blacksmiths of Dorset for parents John Symes/Sims & Rosanna plus siblings Elizabeth & James. Contact Jenny by
SYMES / SIMS Charles Blacksmith 1848: Charles W. Sims, blacksmith. Born 1848 living in Canford, Dorset and then Boscombe Dorset, was Blacksmith on 1881, 1891 and 1901 census's. Contact Jenny by
SYMES / SIMS John Blacksmith 1781: John Symes/Sims, blacksmith. Born 1781 Horton, Dorset, England. The 1841 census lists him as 60yrs living at Horton Heath with wife Rosanna 55yrs. Children: Benjamin 20yrs; Elizabeth 15yrs; James 14yrs. This family were Blacksmith's for at least three generations. Contact Jenny by
TENNEY John Blacksmith 1821: John Tenney, blacksmith. Born about 1821, Fontmell, Dorset, England. The 1851 UK census lists Thomas as 30yrs, unmarried, living at Fontmell with his father Thomas and siblings.
TURNBULL David Blacksmith 2013: David Turnbull, aged 52ys, is a blacksmith living in Chelborough, Dorset, England. Married, two children, available for work . Contact David by
TYPE John Blacksmith,Gratesmith 1835: John Type, blacksmith (gratesmith – makes the bars/grates for doors; windows; escape proof). Born about 1835 in Lyme Regis, Dorset. The 1841 UK census lists him as 16yrs, living at 87 Hollywood Street, Chard, Somerset, with parents. See the Whitesmiths Index for his parents Christopher (born 1808) and Tabitha Type and other family members. In 1861 he is 26yrs, living 234 Berkley Street, Clerkenwell, Middlesex with wife Susan 27yrs (born Devon). Son Christopher 12yrs (a moulder). Boarder: Thomas Lucks 24yrs(grate smith).
WHITTLE John Cady Blacksmith 1841: John Cady Whittle, blacksmith. Born 1841 Portland Dorset. He worked on the railway as a blacksmith in NSW and QLD. He also worked at Redbank Plains, Queensland for Cribbe and Foote, Ipswich as a blacksmith and in about 1876 settled at Gatton Queensland as a blacksmith. He started one of the first businesses in Gatton. The Whittle family have been in business ever since as blacksmiths, saddlers and hardware merchants (Reference: Book -History of Gatton Shire in Lockyer Valley 1979). Father: William Whittle (blacksmith listed on this index). He is my husbands GG Grandfather. See this Index for other Whittles. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Australia. Contact Chris by.
WHITTLE William Blacksmith 1818: William Whittle, blacksmith. Born 24th May 1818 Portland Dorset, England. Parents: William and Sarah Whittle. Wife Mary Marwood Clerk Cady, married 19 Dec 1839. Children: Sarah, John, William, Thomas, Mary & Edward. 1841: census shows he was a blacksmith at Portland, Dorset. William, Mary & family emigrated to Wagga Wagga NSW in 1857. He worked as a blacksmith at Newtown NSW. Died 1910 aged 91yrs at Wagga Wagga, NSW. Father of John Cady Whittle (blacksmith). See this same index for entries of his son John Cady Whittle, grandson William John Marwood Whittle and great grandson William Claude Whittle. Also listed on Blacksmiths of Australia Index. To contact his GGG grandson contact Chris by OR to share information with another descendant contact Trish by.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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