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BLUNSON John Blacksmith 1715: John Blunson, born about 1715 in Finedon, Northamptonshire, England. John was blacksmith. "On the opposite side of Regent Street, fronting Stocks Hill, was an old house and smithy, owned in 1739 by John Blunsom and in 1806 by James Blunsom. By 1816 it had come into the ownership of the Girls Charity School Trustees and Robert Hseldine was the tenant blacksmith" from book on Finedon. The accounts of the Finedon overseers show the following expenditure in relation to lunatics and the mentally ill: 21 Oct 1721 Gave John Blomsom for on locking of Judahs lock 2d., For 2 pieces of wood to stake Judah 6d., For going to Isham to Look Judah & Spent 1s 0d. from book on Finedon. Blunsoms Bill was paid £2.8s.0d for hanging the great bell in the church in 1761. from book on Finedon. Contact Annie by .
BUSWELL Richard Blacksmith 1790: Richard Buswell, blacksmith. Born 23 October 1790 ,Market Harborough, Northamptonshire, England. Baptised 1st Nov 1790, Market Harborough. Independent, married in Market Harborough 6th November 1817 to Elizabeth Bromwich (born circa 1799 Burton Latimer, died 22 Sep 1840 at Desborough age 41). He was a blacksmith initially at Market Harborough but later at Desborough where he was living with his surviving children in 1841 and where he died 2 Apr 1857. Contact David by
EDWARDS William Anthony Blacksmith(Master) 1844: William (Anthony) Edwards, journeyman blacksmith. Born 1844 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. His father was a blacksmith too I think. (Could be Hensington, Bladon but not sure. Think this was a workhouse?). No more knowledge until found him in Nottingham in 1882 where he married Matilda Barton. He then lived in Kettering Northants (1891 and 1901 census) still working as blacksmith. Died Kettering 14 December 1911. Listed in Blacksmiths of Oxfordshire; Nottinghamshire; Northamptonshire. Contact Helen by
ENGLAND Peter Blacksmith 1750: Peter England, blacksmith,in Northamptonshire, England. England family Blacksmiths From 1750 to 1890 at Overstone Northamptonshire at least 5 generations. Contact John by
HINES John Blacksmith & Coachbuilder 1839: John Hines was born in Weston Favel, Northamptonshire in 1839. Wife: Elizabeth Smith, married in Caldecot, Rutland 1869. The marriage certificate states he was a Coachmaker. He then moved to Market Harborough and moved to Birmingham, Warwickshire. On his sons bith certificate in 1873 it states he was a coachsmith. The 1901 Census states he was a Blacksmith living at Hanover street in Birmingham. He died on he 18 November 1908 age 69 years as a Coachsmith Journeyman at 38 Bell Barn road in Birmingham. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Leicestershire & Warwickshire. Also listed in Cartwrights Index. Contact Glenn by.
LANGDALE Jonathon Blacksmith 1640: Jonathon Langdale, blacksmith. Born 1640, Hardwick, Northamptonshire, England and baptised there on the 7th of March 1640 and is thought to be the son of a Blacksmith. Jonathon married Elizabeth Lilly in Ecton, Northamptonshire in 1669 and set himself up in Ecton as the village Blacksmith. His son Thomas 1674-1744 carried on in Ecton as Blacksmith and this was followed by William 1700-1746 son of Thomas, and then Jonathon 1732-1800 son of William. Jonathonís own son Frances became a Cordwainer and the family line of Blacksmiths in Ecton was ended. During this time the family surname evolved from Langdale to Langdell. See Blacksmiths of Northamptonshire for other family members. Contact John by
LANGDALE Jonathon Blacksmith 1732: Jonathon Langdale, blacksmith. Born 1732 and died 1800 in Ecton, Northamptonshire, England. Jonathon was son of blacksmith William Langdale (born 1700). listed in Blacksmiths of Northamptonshire. Jonathon carried on the blacksmith business in Ecton after his father William. Jonathonís own son Frances became a cordwainer and the family line of blacksmiths in Ecton was ended. During this time the family surname evolved from Langdale to Langdell. Contact John by
LANGDALE Thomas Blacksmith 1674: Thomas Langdale, blacksmith. Born 1674 and died 1744 in Ecton, Northamptonshire, England. Thomas was son of blacksmith Johnathon Langdale (born 1640) and Elizabeth Lilly (listed in Blacksmiths of Northamptonshire). Thomas carried on the blacksmith business in Ecton after his father Jonathon. Contact John by
LANGDALE William Blacksmith 1700: William Langdale, blacksmith. Born 1700 and died 1746 in Ecton, Northamptonshire, England. William was son of blacksmith Thomas Langdale (born 1674). Listed in Blacksmiths of Northamptonshire. William carried on the blacksmith business in Ecton after his father Thomas. Contact John by
LAXTON Henry Blacksmith 1741: Henry Laxton, a Blacksmith of Gretton. Will dated 1741, proved 1753. Wife:Sarah. Brothers:Thomas & Robert. Kinswoman, Frances Gray formerly Harrison, wife of William Gray: residuary legatee and Executrix. Contact Judy by.
MASON Ferdinando Blacksmith 1643: Fernando Mason, blacksmith. Born about 1643, at Exton, Rutland, England. He settled in Gretton, Northamptonshire, circa 1678. He and his wife Elizabeth had seven children baptized at Gretton between 1676 and 1683: In 1688 and 1690 two of his children, for whom I have not found baptisms, were buried at Gretton. Ferdinando was buried at Gretton in 1708 and Elizabeth also was buried there in 1711. The Gretton Register does not give Ferdinando's occupation but in 1685 he made a witness statement, where he was described as Ferdinando Mason, Blacksmith, of Gretton, Northants, for 17 yrs, aged 42yrs and originally from Exton, Rutland. Listed in both Blacksmiths of Northamptonshire & Rutland Indexes. For further information contact Judy by.
MILLEY William Blacksmith 1813: William Milley, a Blacksmith, of Gretton. Wife Mary. Two daughters baptized at Gretton in 1813 and 1816. Contact Judy by.
SMALL Thomas Blacksmith 1891: Thomas Small 35yrs, Dallington, Northampton, UK. Born circa 1857 in Bilston,Staffordshire. Wife Ellen 30yrs born Kettering Northants, Northamptonshire. See census 1891 & 1901 of several children listed. for children & other family members or for further information contact Geoff by.
TEMPLAR (TEMPLER) Jacob Blacksmith 1805: Jacob Templar, born 1805 at Laxton, Northamptonshire. Parents: Charles Templar and Elizabeth Elliot). In 1829 he married Ann Scott at Gretton, where he was settled and where their five children were baptized. The youngest child, who only lived a few weeks, was baptized in 1837 shortly before Ann Scott's death. In 1856 Jacob married Elizabeth Bailey Bradshaw who was about 27 years younger than him and a further four children were baptized at Gretton, the youngest being born a week after Jacob's death on 30 Dec. 1860. Contact Judy by.
TEMPLER Charles Blacksmith 1829: Charles Templar, born 1829 at Gretton, Northamptonshire. Father: Jacob Templer(a Blacksmith). 1853: he married Hannah Tee and they had five children. Charles and Hannah stayed in Gretton until 1855. From 1856 to 1858 they were in Caldecot, Rutland and by 1860 they had moved to Great Easton, Leicestershire, where they spent the rest of their lives. Charles and Hannah both died in 1892. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Leicestershire & Rutland. Contact Judy by.
WEATHERHEAD Adam Blacksmith 1835: Adam Weatherhead, a Blacksmith, of Tweedmouth. Wife Jane. Three children baptized at Tweedmouth between 1835 and 1840. Contact Judy by.
WOODCOCK Thomas Blacksmith 1696: Thomas Woodcock married Wyborough Smith at Cottingham in 1696/97. Between 1698 and 1716 they had ten children baptized at Cottingham, Northamptonshire,UK. For further information contact Judy by.
WRIGHT Robert Whitesmith Robert Wright of Oundle, Northants. Clock movement early to mid 18th century. Robert Wright lived and worked in the small Northamptonshire town of Oundle. He was a Whitesmith by trade and used those skills to design and make Long Face Clocks. The above photos are of clocks he made circa 1750. See Interesting Stories Link on Home PageContact Brian at
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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