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ARNOT James Blacksmith 1811: James Arnott, blacksmith. Born about 1811, where? not in Gloucestershire, England. The 1841 UK census lists James as 30yrs, at Ville de Cottages, Cheltenham.
CLUTTERBUCK William Blacksmith 1814: William Clutterbuck signed a lease for a blacksmith shop in Northwood Green hamlet, parish of Westbury on Severn in October 1814. It was an active business at that time. William was aged 28 at that time, he was baptised in nearby Hasfield. I don't know where he got his training. The business stayed in the Clutterbuck family until at least 1871. Contact Victor by.
COLLETT George Blacksmith(Master) 1817: George Collett, blacksmith. Born 1817 in Admington Gloucestershire. Died 1896 in Stoke on Trent Staffordshire. The 1851 UK census lists him as 53yrs, a blacksmith at Back Ends, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire; with wife maria (nee Jennings) 47yrs. They had ten children. In 1861: a blacksmith at Cow Fair, Chipping Campden, Glouscestershire. 1871: master blacksmith at The Butts, Mickleton, Gloustershire. 1881: an Inn Keeper/blacksmith, Swan Inn, Eccleshall, Staffs. 1891: Retired blacksmith at Cornwallis Street, Stoke on Trent Staffordshire. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire & Staffordshire for blacksmith sons Walter Collett and George(Henry George) Collett . Contact Bob by
COLLETT Henry George Blacksmith - Apprentice 1858: Henry George Collett, blacksmith. Born about 1858 in Campjordan, Gloucestershire, England. The 1871 UK census lists him as 13yrs, apprentice, at 20 The Butts, Mickelton, Gloustershire. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire & Staffordshire for blacksmith father George Collett ; mother Maria and brother Walter Collett . Contact Bob by
COLLETT Walter Blacksmith - Journeyman 1852: Walter Collett, blacksmith journeyman. Born about 1852 in Campjordan, Gloucestershire, England. The 1871 UK census lists him as 19yrs, at 20 The Butts, Mickelton, Gloustershire. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire & Staffordshire for blacksmith father George Collett ; mother Maria and brother George(Henry George) Collett . Contact Bob by
COLLEY William Henry Blacksmith & Wheelwright 1827: William Henry Colley (1) , wheelwright & blacksmith. Born about 1827, Cheltenham, Gloucester, England. Died: 1901 in Cheltenham. Married: Elizabeth (born Aldersfield, about 1828). 1851: he was a wheelwright journeyman with Michael Cox (master wheelwright) at Bishops Walk. The 1881 UK census lsits him as 54yrs, at Pilley Road, Leckhampton, Gloucester; with Elizabeth 55yrs. Children: Fanny 19yrs; Mary.A. R. 17yrs; George. A. Colley 14yrs. In 1891:William is 64yrs; Elizabeth 63yrs and son George.A.Colley 24yrs, unmarried (labourer). Listed in both Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire and Wheelwright, Index. No contact email supplied.
COLLINS Arthur Horace Blacksmith 1874: Arthur Horace Collins, born 1874 in Broadway Worcestershire. Son of Charles Collins and Hannah (Scrivens). He married Caroline Harrap 1897 in Twyning Gloucestershire where he appears on the 1901 census as the village Blacksmith. Caroline and Arthur raised 2 sons in Twyning - Lewis born 1898 and Horace born 1900. Contact Andy by.
CORNELIUS Dudly (Jnr) Blacksmith 1735: Dudly Cornelius (Jnr). At St.Philips Bristol, Gloucestershire England
CORNELIUS Dudly (Snr) Blacksmith 1735: Dudly Cornelius (Snr).at St.Philips Bristol, Gloucestershire England
DAVIS Ephraim Blacksmith 1820: Ephraim Davis, blacksmith. Born in 1820 in Bisley, Gloucester, England. The 1841 census shows he was apprenticed to William Smith in Bisley, learning the blacksmith trade. Sometime soon after he married Jane ? and lived in the Bristol area before coming to Clerkenwell, London where he worked for the remainder of his days as a blacksmith, (according to the census's) ; he died approx 1876. Listed in both the Gloucestshire & London Indexes. Contact Gerry by.
HODGES Frederick Blacksmith 1826: Frederick Hodges, blacksmith. Baptised 10th May 1826 at Kempley Gloucestershire, England. Parents: John & Mary Hodges . The 1871 UK census lists Frederick as 43yrs; at Woodgate Newent with wife Harriett 44yrs (born Newent, Gloucestershire) and son Gilmore 12yrs. In 1881 Frederick is 53yrs, Harriett 56yrs. Also listed is blacksmith Thomas Dallymore 21yrs (born Upton Bishop,Gloucestershire). Contact Sean by .
HODGES Gilmore Blacksmith 1871: Gilmore Hodges, blacksmith, Shoesmith. Born about 1871, Newent, Gloucestershire, England. The 1871 UK census lists Gilmore as 12yrs, living with his parents. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire for his father master blacksmith Frederick Hodges & mother Harriet. In 1881 Gilmore was a blacksmith at Westbury on Severn, with wife Elizabeth & 3 children, C1891 Blacksmith in Longhope with wife Elizabeth & 6 children, C1901 Blacksmith in East Dean, C1911 Shoesmith in Birmingham, in 1913 Gilmore moved to Canada (on his own) as a Blacksmith aged 54. Contact Julie by .
HODGES Henry Blacksmith 1816: Henry Hodges, blacksmith. Baptised Kempley, Gloucestershire, 20th October 1816. Parents: John and Mary Hodges. Henry became a Blacksmith first in Kempley and then in Much Marcle Herefordshire (3 Miles away). 186: he is a blacksmith at Kempley Green, with sister Esther 32 and mother aged 84. 1871: Henry is 56yrs, living with brother Thomas in Much Marcle (Bushell) Herefordshire, still Blacksmith. Possible death 1877 Ledbury district. 6a 309. Contact Sean by .
HODGES Henry Blacksmith 1827: Henry Hodges, blacksmith. Baptised Dymock Gloucestershire 7th January 1827. Parents: John Hodges & Hester (surname unknown). Wife: Emma Bannister Dymock, married 19th November 1853; they lived Leadington. 1861 census - Leadington Farm 1871 - Grove Hill, with wife and 4 children (Blacksmith). 1881: Tillers Green with wife and youngest son William (Blacksmith). 1891 ot1898: at Pilar Cottages (4 rooms) Old Field with wife and daughter Ellen.(Blacksmith). 1901: a widower, living with daughter Ellen and her family, (husband and 3 children) still at OldField aged 84. Contact Sean by .
HODGES John Blacksmith 1802: John Hodges, blacksmith. Baptised Dymock, Gloucestershire 25th July 1802. Married twice, first to Hester circa 1826 and then to Hannah Burrup circa 1830. 1841 & 1851: a blacksmith living Tilputt`s End, Leddington, Dymock. His eldest son Henry also became a Blacksmith. Contact Sean by .
HODGES John Blacksmith 1778: John Hodges, blacksmith. Baptised Dymock Gloucestershire 26th January 1778. Wife: Mary Cooper, married 24th November 1801. 1841: a blacksmith at Kempley Blacksmiths shop. 1851: a blacksmith at Kempley New House. John and Mary had 6 sons, 4 also became blacksmiths. Contact Sean by .
HODGES Thomas Blacksmith 1811: Thomas Hodges, blacksmith. Baptised Kempley Gloucestershire 11th August 1811. Parents: John Hodges and Mary Cooper. 1851: Kempley with wife Hannah, sister-in-law, nephew Henry and niece Harriet. 1861: with wife at Much Marcle Herefordshire, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Green. Nephew Henry Hodges 18yrs (blacksmith), and niece Hannah Hodges 6yrs. 1871: still at Much Marcle Herefordshire with wife Hannah no issue. Died on December 14th 1877. Contact Sean by .
MERRETT Frank. J. Blacksmith 1850: Frank.J. Merrett, blacksmith. See entry for his father William Merrett (Snr). To share information contact Helene by.
MERRETT William (Snr) Blacksmith 1789: William Merrett and sons, blacksmiths. From the various census I have found the Merritt family living in or around Churchdown Barnwood Gloucestershire. William born 1789, William J. born 1826 and Frank J. born 1850. Each generation seem to have a blacksmith. To share information contact Helene by.
MERRETT William. J. (Jnr) Blacksmith 1826: William.J.Merrett (Jnr), blacksmith. See entry for his father William Merrett (Snr). To share information contact Helene by.
MUSTOE Anthony Blacksmith 1822: Anthony Mustoe, blacksmith. Born about 1822, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. The in 1861 UK census lists Anthony as 37yrs, at 98 Croft Alston.Cheltenham; with wife Ann 40yrs (born Cheltenham). Children: Mary Ann 15yrs; Anthony 10yrs; William 6yrs; Louisa 2yrs. In 1871 UK Anthony is 49yrs, at 176, Gt.Western Terrace, Cheltenham; Ann 50yrs. Children: Louisa 13yrs; Emma 7yrs. Boarder: Henry Thompson 18mths Infant.
NOWELL Giles Blacksmith 1821: Giles Nowell, blacksmith. Born about 1821, Westleigh, Gloucestershire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Giles as 20yrs, lodging with Thomas Hutchinson at Coalpithead, Gloucestershire. 1851 Giles is 32yrs, still lodging with Thomas Hutchinson (Clerk of Colliery) at Henfield, Westleigh; with wife Elizabeth 31yrs. Children: Harriet 9yrs; Josh 7yrs; Elizabeth 3yrs’ Geo 7mths infant. The 1861 census finds Giles still at Westerleigh, aged 42yrs; Elizabeth 41yrs. Children: Harriet 19yrs; Joseph 17yrs; Elizabeth 13yrs; George 10yrs; Thomas 3yrs. 1871: back with Thomas Hutchinson (uncle of Elizabeth Nowell) Westleigh. Giles 52yrs; Elizabeth 51yrs. Children: George 20yrs; Thomas 13yrs; Emma 9yrs. Contact Peter by
OCKLE James Blacksmith 1825: James Ockle, blacksmith. Born about 1825, Longford, Gloucester, England. The 1891 UK census lists him as 66yrs, a widower, at the Smithy, Longford Terrace, Gloucester.
PRICE Henry Blacksmith 1831: Henry Price, blacksmith. Born Pensford, Somerset, England circa 1831. Died 1888 Bitton, Gloucestershire. 1861 England Census Bitton Village Gloucestershire, Henry aged 29yrs Blacksmith, wife Elizabeth Price nee Cox 23yrs born Bitton Glos. Children: Rosina Price 2yrs born Bitton Glos; Mary J E Price one Month infant born Bitton Glos. Edward Price Lodger [Henry's brother aged 2yrs] born Pensford Somerset. Arthur Price Lodger [Henry's brother aged 21] born Pensford Somerset. 1871 Census Bitton Village Gloucestershire; Henry 39yrs, Elizabeth 33yrs; Eveline 1yrs; Emily 7yrs; Alice 4yrs; Annie 2yrs. For further information contact Wendy by
PRITCHARD Thomas Blacksmith(Master), 1 apprentice 1871: Thomas Pritchard was living at Boxbush Road Newland, Gloucestershir, England. Wife Lucy nee Tyler. See Wheelwrights Index for Lucy’s father William and brothers William (Jnr) & John. Her 3rd brother Richard Henry Tyler was apprentice blacksmith to Thomas Pritchard. See Blacksmiths of Australia for more on Richard Henry. For further information Contact Debra by .
STEEL Thomas Blacksmith 1770: Thomas Steel was a blacksmith in the town of Coleford. In 1826, he was convicted at Gloucester Assizes of stealing a piece of timber from the Forest of Dean, and sentenced to seven years transportation. He served six years on the prison hulk "Justitia" at Woolwich, before being pardoned in 1832. He died in 1846 and is buried at Newland.Also listed in the Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire. Contact David by.
THORNE John Blacksmith 1840: John Thorne, blacksmith. Born 1840, Newnham, Gloucestershire, England. Died 1923. John worked as blacksmith from at least 1869 - 1893 and also as Postmaster. John is listed in Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire and New Zealand. Lots of Thorne information can be found on rootsweb, just google for Thorne family trees. Contact Russell by
TYLER Richard Henry Blacksmith & Coachmaker 1853: Richard Henry Tyler, born 1853 in Gloucestershire, England. Richard Henry Tyler sailed to Fremantle with his wife Agnes and four children. He started a coach building business in South Street Fremantle and was joined by his brother in law John William Porter. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire & Australia Indexes. See Wheelwrights Index for Richards father William (Snr) & brothers William (Jnr) & John Tyler & sister Lucy (married Thomas Pritchard a Blacksmith). For further information Contact Debra by .
WALLACE / WALLIS John William Blacksmith 1857: John William Wallace, blacksmith. Born 1857, Shurdington, Gloucestershire,England. Died 1896 in Kenton Devon. John William was the son of John Wallace (born 1827 Badgworth, Shurdington) and Hanna Scane (born 1837 in Bishopstrow, Wiltshire). Hanna died in 1865 when John William was 9. He left school at age 11 in 1868 and as his father did not what him to work on the land, he went through family contacts and found him an apprenticeship as a blacksmith in Kenton, Devon. The1871 UK census lists John as 13yrs,apprentice to and living in Kenton with master blacksmith John Cruse( the Curse being the family friends). The name Wallace is sometimes found as Wallis in some records and on his marriage records, his name and that of his wife are both miss spelt, making it hard to trace them. John William married Rhoda Beedel (born 1853 Kenton) at Kenton, 11th February, 1879. In the 1881 census John William is 23yrs, married, a blacksmith lodging at the Village, Kenton while Rhoda 27yrs & daughter R.T. Wallace 5 months infant, were visiting the Davis family at 56 New St, Gloucester. Listed in Blacksmith of Gloucester and Devon. Contact Michael by
WEST William Blacksmith 1735: William West was at St.Philips Bristol, Gloucestershire England
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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