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CARD Thomas Blacksmith 1890: Thomas Card, blacksmith. Born 1890 in Sandon, Essex, England. Died 1890. WW1 Military Medal winner. He came back a broken man according to my Granny. Go to the "Interesting Stories" Link on the home page to see a sketch of his forge/house. Contact his grandson Tom by.
CARD William Blacksmith - Journeyman 1836: William Card, blacksmith journeyman. Born 1836 Sandon, Essex,England. Married Deborah Eve 1862 at Ingatestone, Essex. By 1867 he was living in Leytonstone, Essex. By 1870 living and working in Broomfield, Essex.In 1881 census still living in Broomfield. The Smithy he worked in was close to where he and Deborah lived. Contact Derek by.
CHAPMAN Ann Blacksmith 1786: Ann Chapman, blacksmith. Born about 1786. The 1841 UK census lists Ann Chapman as 55yrs, living at Gravel Pit, East Tilbury, Essex with her children Joseph; Hannah and Mary Ann. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
CLAXTON John Blacksmith 1658: John Claxton, blacksmith. Born circa 1658, he married Elizabeth Barker (baptised 1654 at Great Baddow) in 1684 at Gt Baddow, Essex. Six children baptised at Gt Baddow 1685 to 1695. John and Elizabeth are the parents of Elizabeth Claxstone (1691) wife of John Hinton, Blacksmith. John and Elizabeth are my ancestors. Contact Derek by .
CLAXTON Thomas Blacksmith 1832: Thomas Claxton, blacksmith. Born: unknown. Married at St. Nicholas' church South Ockendon, Essex on 23rd November 1832 where the records show him as being of "Stifford Parish" to Jane Elizabeth Lavender of South Ockendon. (Banns read at St Mary the Virgin and St Cedd, Stifford, Essex, 7th October 1832, 14th October 1832 and 21st October 1832 also showing Thomas "of this parish"). Their first child was born at South Ockendon on 2nd November 1833. The family moved to Canterbury, Kent, where Thomas Claxton worked as a blacksmith in Wincheap, possibly Fortune Passage, in the parish of St Mildreds. Eight further children were born but by 1849 six had died and Jane Claxton died there on 2nd June 1849. Thomas retuned with his remaining children to South Ockendon sometime prior to his death in March 1851 aged 47yrs, just days before the Census which would have given an indication as to his birth place. Contact Andy by
COOK William Blacksmith 1826: William Cook, blacksmith. Born about 1826, Essex, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 15yrs, living at Spread Eagle, Becking, Essex. Lodging in the home of Charles Pear. Contributor does not wish to be contacted
DALTON Michael (1) Blacksmith(Master) 1765: Michael Dalton, master blacksmith. Born 1765 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England. Married Jane Anthony 1796 at Coggeshall, Essex. 1841: Living in Stonehaven Street, Coggeshall. 1851: still living in Stonehaven Street and employing 2 men. Michael and Jane Dalton are my Gt x 3 grandparents. Contact Derek by.
DALTON Michael (2) Blacksmith 1804: Michael Dalton, blacksmith. Born 1804 Coggeshall, Essex, England. Married Frances Potter 1823 at Coggeshall. 1841: living in Stonehaven Street, Coggeshall. Michael and Frances Potter are my gt X 2 grandparents. Contact Derek by.
FREEMAN William Blacksmith 1791: William Freeman, blacksmith. Born about 1791, ?where. The 1841 UK census lists William as 50yrs, living in South Street, South Benfleet, Essex with his wife Susannah. Children: Rebecca; Martha Ann; Mary Ann; Frederick; and William aged 15 yrs (a blacksmith). Also living at this address was Eli Lingood aged 29yrs years who was a Journeyman Blacksmith. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
FYNN Frederick Blacksmith 1852: Frederick Fynn, blacksmith. Born about 1852, Billericay, Dunton, Essex, England. In 1875 Frederick moved to Cowper Road, Rainham, Essex. His smith was in Back lane, which I think is now called Upminster road. The 1881 UK census lists Frederick as 29yrs, living at Rainham, with wife Louisa nee Virgin 35yrs (born Ilford, Essex). Children: Emily.E. 5yrs; Clara.L. 4yrs; William.F. 2yrs; Edward 1mth infant. Louisa died in 1914 aged 70yrs and Frederick died in 1922. This is my great grandfather. Contact Bernhard by
HINTON John Blacksmith 1718: John Hinton, blacksmith. Born 1718 at Gt Baddow, Essex, England. He married Mary ? circa 1740. They had 10 children baptised 1742 to 1762 at Sandon, Essex. John died 1780 at Sandon, Mary died 1797 at Sandon. John and Mary are my ancestors. Contact Derek by.
HINTON John Blacksmith 1687: John Hinton, Blacksmith Journeyman. Born 1687 at Terling, Essex, England. John (singleman of Lt Baddow) married Elizabeth Claxstone (baptised 1691 at Great Baddow, Essex) in 1714 at Gt Baddow. John was buried in 1733 at Sandon, Essex and Elizabeth was buried there in 1741. John and Elizabeth are my ancestors. 3 children were baptised in Gt Baddow1716 to 1721. 3 Children were baptised in Sandon 1723 to 1730. From the above info I would assume that he worked in Gt Baddow from at least from 1714 to 1721 and in Sandon 1723 to 1733, he was probably a Blacksmith at Lt Baddow prior to marrying Elizabeth in 1714 but I have nothing to prove it. John and Elizabeth are the parents of John Hinton born 1718, husband of Mary ? who are listed in the Blacksmiths of Essex Index. Contact Derek by .
LOFTS William Blacksmith 1841: William Lofts was living at Hoseheath, Cambridgeshire. 1851: living at Hadstock, Essex. William was my gx4 grandfather. Contact Sue by.
NICHOLS Thomas Blacksmith 1828: Thomas Nichols, born circa 1828 in Walthamstow Essex. Wife: Susan Mansfield, married on Christmas Day 1858 in Drinkstone Suffolk. Thomas was the son of James Nichols also a Blacksmith. It would appear from the 1881 census that John and Joseph brothers of Thomas were also Blacksmiths (in Battersea) See Blacksmiths of Suffolk Index for Mansfield relatives. Contact Janet by .
PAIN John Blacksmith 1797: John Pain, master blacksmith. Born about 1797, North Weale, Essex, England. The 1841UK census lists john as 45yrs, a widower, living at Gullett, North Weald, Essex. Children listed: Charles 15yrs; Mary 15yrs; John 15yrs; Louisa 10yrs; Samuel 10yrs; John 5yrs; William 5yrs. In 1851 John is 54yrs, at the villages, Moreton, Essex. Living with him is his daughter Louisa Pettit 21yr with her husband Peter Pettit 24yrs and daughter Emma 1mth infant. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
PEARCE Thomas Blacksmith 1848: Thomas Pearce, blacksmith. Born about 1848 in Weston, Somerset, England. The 1871 UK census lists him as 23yrs, unmarried, blacksmith journeyman, lodging in Eastham Essex with blacksmith journeyman George Balls and family. The 1881 census lists him as 33yrs, at High Street, Hornchurch, Essex with wife Louisa 32yrs. Children: Amelia.L. 6yrs; Ada.E. 4yrs; Henry.G. 2yrs. Visitor: Harriet.C.Clary, 34yrs married,cheesemonger’s wife. Thomas is listed in both Essex and Somerset Blacksmiths.
PETTIT Peter Blacksmith 1815: Peter Pettit, master blacksmith. Born about 181, Broxted, North Weale, Essex, England. The 1851 UK census lists Peter as 35yrs, unmarried, lodging with blacksmith John Boatman in Debden, Essex. Between 1851 and 1861 Peter married Mary Ann Smith and they had 4 children. In 1861 Peter is 44yrs, a widower, living at Newlands Farm, Widdington with children: Willy 9yrs (born about 1852) ; Emma 7yrs (born about 1853); John 5yrs (born about 1857); Mary 3yrs (born about 1858). Also listed: house servant Martha Smith 13yrs. 1871 Census: Peter was living at Smallpieces, Woodend, Widdington with his four children: William 18yrs (blacksmith); Emma 17yrs; John 14yrs; Mary 13yrs. Contributor does not wish to be contacted. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
PETTIT William Blacksmith 1852: William Pettit, blacksmith. Born about 1852, Easton, Essex, England. See Blacksmiths of Essex for his father Peter Pettit (born about 1815)mother Mary Ann nee Smith; and siblings. William eventually took over from his father and , became the Blacksmith at Widdington.  In the 1891 census William is 38yrs; at Blacksmith Farm, Widdington with wife Emma (nee Snell) 40yrs. They had nine children between 1876 and 1892.  William died aged forty in 1892. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
POND Thomas Blacksmith 1830: Thomas Pond, blacksmith. Born about 1830 in Essex. The 1861 UK census lists him as 30yrs, living 14 Wood Street, Sheerness, Kent, with wife Jane 23yrs and son William Thomas 4mths infant (born Sheppey, December quarter 1860, Vol: 2a Page 589). It appears Jane died approx 1862 and Thomas remarried to Frances. The 1871 census lists Thomas as 32yrs,at 25 Alma Street, Sheerness with second wife Frances. Children listed: William 10yrs; Frederick 5yrs; Harry 3yrs; Ada .F. 1yr infant. Mother-in-law: Grace Smith, 59yrs,widdow. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Essex.
SMITH Charles Blacksmith 1830: Charles Smith, blacksmith. Born about 1830 in Ovington, Essex,England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 21yrs, unmarried, at 28 Ovington Street,Ovington. See Blacksmiths of Essex for parents James (born 1797) & Susan Smith plus siblings. Contact Jackie by
SMITH James (Jnr) Blacksmith 1825: James Smith (Jnr), blacksmith. Born about 1825 in Ovington, Essex,England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 26yrs,unmarried, at 28 Ovington Street,Ovington. See Blacksmiths of Essex for parents James (born 1797) & Susan Smith plus siblings. In 1861 James (Jnr) is 35yrs, at Colne Engaine, Essex; with wife Caroline 39yrsand son George James 5months infant. 1871 has James (Jnr) as 45yrs, still at Colne Engaine. Caroline 49yrs. Children: James 10yrs & Alice 6yrs. Contact Jackie by
SMITH James (Snr) Blacksmith 1797: James Smith (Snr), blacksmith. Born about 1797 in Ovington, Essex, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 54yrs, at 28 Ovington Street, Ovington with wife Susan 55yrs(born Cavendish, Suffolk). Children listed: James 26yrs,?married (blacksmith); Thomas 23yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); Charles 21yrs,unmarried (blacksmith); William 20yrs,unmarried (ag.labourer); Eliza 16yrs,unmarried(straw plaiter); and granddaughter Eliza Chapman 5yrs,scholar. In 1861 James (Snr) is 65yrs, at 80 Overington Village; Susan 66yrs. Daughter Eliza 26yrs, unmarried, afflicted; granddaughter Eliza Chapman 16yrs; grandson William Chapman 9yrs. In 1871 Eliza Smith 36yrs (on parish relief) and her daughter Eliza Smith aka Chapman are visiting children’s grandmother Sarah Chapman. Contact Jackie by
SMITH Thomas Blacksmith 1828: Thomas Smith, blacksmith. Born about 1828 in Ovington, Essex,England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 23yrs, unmarried, at 28 Ovington Street,Ovington. See Blacksmiths of Essex for parents James (born 1797) & Susan Smith plus siblings. In 1861 Thomas is 32yrs, at 86 Ovington Village; with wife Frances.R. 26yrs (born Melford,Suffolk). Children: William.E. 5yrs and Eliza Sarah 3yrs. 1971: Thomas is 43yrs, at Foundry Terrace, Tulbridge St Peter; Frances is 36yrs. Chiclred: William.E. 17yrs (blacksmith); Eliza Sarah 13yrs; Thomas.K. 8yrs; Arthur.r. 6yrs; George.F. 3yrs; Oliver.C. 3mths infant. Contact Jackie by
SUCKLING John Blacksmith 1796: John Suckling, blacksmith. Born about 1796, Essex, England. The 1841 UK census lists John as45yrs, living in Shalford, Esses with wife Sophia 46yrs (born Essex). Children: Thomas 22yrs (blacksmith); Martin 13yrs; Caroline 10yrs; Sarah 5yrs. George Suckling 78yrs (blacksmith). George Wright 21yrs, (born Essex), blacksmith journeyman. See other Sucklings in Blacksmiths of Hertfordshire. Contact Heather by
WOOLNER Henry Blacksmith 1801: Henry Woolner, blacksmith. Born about 1801 (not born in Essex). The 1841 UK census lists him as 40yrs, at Bridge End, Newport, Essex; with wife Sarah 40yrs (not born in Essex). Children: Mary 20yrs; Eliza 20yrs; Sophia 15yrs; Benjamin 11yrs; Sarah 9yrs; Henry 8yrs; James 6yrs; Rebecca 5yrs; Emily 3yrs. He is my 2x great grandfather. Contact Judith by
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