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ALLEN James (2) Blacksmith 1829: James Allen, blacksmith. Born 1829, Middle Barton Oxfordshire, England. Worked 1851-1861 Middle Barton 1871; Duns Tew and Oxford Canterbury New Zealand.1882-1908. See Blacksmiths of Oxfordshire & New Zealand for his son James (born 1852). Contact Hazel by.
ALLEN James (1) Blacksmith 1797: James Allen born 1797 Deddington Oxfordshire was a blacksmith between 1823(baptism of son Joseph) and 1861 (last census before his death) He lived and wodked in Middle Barton Oxfordshire His son and grand son (both James) were also blacksmiths. Contact Hazel by
ALLEN James (3) Blacksmith 1852: James Allen, blacksmith.  Born 1852, Middle Barton Oxfordshire worked in Middle Barton 1871 – 1881 Duns Tew. See Blacksmiths of Oxfordshire & New Zealand for his father James (born 1829). Contact Hazel by .
BETTERTON William Blacksmith 1844: William Bettertom, Blacksmith in Oxfordshire, England. Found in the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published in 1844 address down as Bensington .
BIRD Joseph Blacksmith 1844: Joseph Bird, Blacksmkth in Oxfordshire, England. Found in the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published in 1844 address down as Bensington .
BUY Edwin Blacksmith 1846: Edwin Buy, blacksmith. Born about 1846, Little Tew, Oxfordshire, England. The 1861 UK census lists him as 15yrs, living at Great Rollright with his parents. In 1871 Edwin is 25yrs, a blacksmiths and machinist, living in Gloucestershire with wife Rose 23yrs. Children: Helen 3yrs; Henry 1yr infant. Also listed is Rose’s brother Joseph Fletcher 17yrs (blacksmith servant) and Jonah Taplin 22yrs (steam ploughman). See Blacksmiths of Oxfordshire for parents Henry and Rebeckah Buy plus siblings. Contact Angela by
BUY Henry Blacksmith 1815: Henry Buy, blacksmith. Born about 1815, Little Tew, Oxfordshire, England. The 1861 UK census lists him as 46yrs, living at Great Rollright with wife Rebeckah 46yrs(born Oxfordshire). Children: Edwin 15yrs (blacksmith); Thomas 12yrs; Sarah Maria 8yrs; Stephen 5yrs; William James 2yrs. Henry was the blacksmith in Great Rollright from about 1860 to 1888 his son Edwin worked for him and took over after Henry retired and left to live with his daughter in Putney. Henry was my greatx2 grandfather. I do have a photo of them . Contact Angela by
CLAYDON Edward Blacksmith 1844: Edward Claydon, Blacksmith in Oxfordshire, England. Found in the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published in 1844 address down as Charlbury.
COBB Thomas Blacksmith 1844: Thomas Cobb, Blacksmith, Oxfordshire, England. Found in the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published in 1844 address down as Dorchester, Oxfordshire.
DRAPER George Blacksmith 1844: George Draper, Blacksmith in Oxfordshire, England. Found in the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published in 1844 address down as Charlbury.
DRAPER William Blacksmith 1844: William Draper, Blacksmith in Oxfordshire, England. Found in the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published in 1844 address down as Charlbury.
EDWARDS William Anthony Blacksmith 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
FRANKLIN Gideon Blacksmith 1841: Gideon Franklin 25yrs. Wife Sarah 25yrs. Children: William 5yrs,James 2yrs & Charles 12days old infant(see Whitesmith Index for son Charles in 1861/1871). All born in Gloucester,UK. 1851: 37yrs at School Yard, Saint Aldates(?) Street, Oxford with Sarah now 37yrs,James 11yrs,Charles 9yrs,William 5yrs (the first Wiliam had died), Mary.A. 2yrs. For more information contact Ann by.
HOLMES John Blacksmith 1808: John Holmes born 1808 Whitchurch, Oxfordshire, England. Parents Henry Holmes and Anne Fuller. John was a blacksmith of Whitchurch from 1841 to possibly 1891 when he died. By 1861 he employed 2 men to help him. His only child Herbert John Holmes b. 1859 was also a blacksmith from 1881 to 1901. By 1901 John H Holmes b. 1884 and Cecil R Holmes b. 1885 the sons of Herbert and grandsons of John, was also "Stoking & general smith"""or "blacksmith". Contact Annie by.
HOLMES John Blacksmith 1771: John Holmes born 1771 Whitchurch, Oxfordshire, England. Parents John Holmes born 1735 South Stoke and Mary Deacon born abt 1738 Oxfordshire. John the younger was also a blacksmith like his father. He died in 1843 at Whitchurch. Contact Annie by.
HOLMES John Blacksmith 1735: John Holmes was born abt 1735 South Stoke, Oxfordshire. He was the blacksmith of Whitchurch, Oxfordshire . He died in 1808. Contact Annie by.
LONG Arthur Blacksmith 1847: Arthur Long, master blacksmith, farrier. Born about 1847, Coggs, oxfordshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Arthur as 4yrs living with his family in Handborough. See Blacksmiths of Oxfordshire for his father Charles; mother Amelia and siblings. Arthur’s son Frank is also listed. In 1851 Arthur is still with his parents. 1861: Arthur is 26yrs, living in Witney, Oxfordshire; wife Ruth 24yrs. Children: Louisa Ruth 1yr and Charles Thos Long 2 months infant. Contact Peter by.
LONG Charles Blacksmith 1820: Charles Long, master blacksmith, farrier. Born about 1820-21, Handborough, Oxfordshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Charles as 20yrs, living in Swan Street, Handborough with mother Elizabeth Long 50yrs plus siblings Fanny Long 25yrs and Walter Long 15yrs. See 1841-1891 census which list Charles had a forge in Cogges, Newland, now part of Witney. In 1851 Charles is 33yrs living in Coggs with wife Amelia 34yrs. Children: Charles William 8yrs; Arthur 4yrs (see Blacksmiths index); Henry 5yrs (see Blacksmiths index); Thomas 3yrs; Amelia 1yr and John 1month infant. Visitor: Mary Purser 42yrs, dressmaker. Contact Peter by.
LONG Frank Blacksmith 1915: Frank Long, blacksmith, farrier. Born about 1864, Coggs, oxfordshire, England. Frank is the son Arthur, blacksmith, 1st forge at Fordwells & then Cogges, Witney, Joined the Army Veterinary Corp, in 1915 went to Aldershot School of Farriery,as farrier instructor until 1919,then returned to the forge at Cogges. Listed in Blacksmiths of Oxfordshire and Military Blacksmiths. Contact Peter by.
LONG Henry Blacksmith 1846: Henry Long, blacksmith. Born about 1846, The 1841 UK census lists Arthur as 5yrs living with his family in Handborough. See Blacksmiths of Oxfordshire for his father Charles; mother Amelia and siblings. In 1851 Henry is still with his parents. 1861: Henry 24rs, shoemaker, wife Martha 21yrs and son Alfred 1yr infant, living at St Thomas Oxford. Contact Peter by.
LONG William Blacksmith 1844: William Long, Blacksmith & Wheelwright, in Oxfordshire, England. Found in the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published in 1844 address down as Aston. Also listed in the Wheelwrights Index.
LYMATH Joseph Blacksmith 1844: Joseph Lymath, Blacksmith, Farrier & Druggist in Oxfordshire, England. Found in the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published in 1844 address down as Deddington. Listed in both the Farrier and Blacksmiths of Oxfordshire Indexes.
MASON Benjamin Blacksmith 1844: Benjamin Mason, Blacksmith & ?Spring Maker , Oxfordshire, England. Found in the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published in 1844 address down as Oxfordshire. Also down as Blacksmith and Spring (don't know what that means ? spring maker).
PENDRY Bartholomew Blacksmith 1749: Bartholomew Pendry, blacksmith. Born 1749 & Christened on September 10th, 1749. Parents: Joseph Pendry (1708-1782) & Jane (nee Field) who lived in the village of Forest Hill near Oxford. In approx 1780 Bartholomew moved to the village of Black Bourton, Oxford, where he married Jane Dawson. They had five children, Elizabeth (1780), Joseph (1782), John (1783), Ann (1788) and Isaac (1791). Bartholomew must have moved back to Forest Hill at some time after 1812, perhaps after his father had died. Bartholomew was the village blacksmith and his elder son, Joseph, followed in his footsteps. The 1841 Census lists Bartholomew as 92yrs, living at the smithy, in the village of Forest Hill near Oxford.. Other listed: son Joseph 50yrs (blacksmith); Elizabeth Pendry 60yrs; Jane Pendry 25yrs. The smithy was listed next to the White Horse Public House which is still in the centre of the village, possibly at Sadler’s Cottage. Bartholomew died in 1846 aged 97yrs. He, his wife Jane, and daughter, Jane Elizabeth, were buried together at St Nicolas Church. See Blacksmiths of Oxford for other family members. Contact Mike by
PENDRY Joseph (Jnr) Blacksmith 1791: Joseph Pendry (Jnr), blacksmith. Born about 1791, in Oxfordshire. Son of blacksmith Bartholomew Pendry (1749-1846)& Jane (nee Dawson). The 1841 UK census lists Joseph as 50yrs, living at the smithy in the village of Forest Hill near Oxford. Also listed were father Bartholomew Pendry 92yrs; Elizabeth Pendry 60yrs; Jane Pendry 25yrs. Joseph (Jnr) continued to be the blacksmith at Forest Hill until the 1860s. He died in 1867 at the age of eighty five. Contact Mike by
PENDRY Joseph (Snr) Blacksmith 1708: Joseph Pendry (Snr), master blacksmith. Baptised at the village of Hampton Gay 30th April 1708. He married Jane Field on 9th November 1738 St Martin’s Oxford. Joseph and Jane lived in the village of Cuddesdon but attended the church at Forest Hill. They had six children: Joseph 1739 (died early), Elizabeth 1743, Isaac 1745, Joseph (Jnr) 1747, Bartholomew 1749 and Miriam 1751. Joseph (Snr) was the village blacksmith before his son Bartholomew took over Amongst Joseph (Snr)’s apprentices was Joseph Lovegrove, the son of Joseph’s (Jnr) cousin, Elizabeth. Joseph (Snr) died at Cuddesdon & was buried at Forest Hill on 8th September 1782. See Blacksmiths of Oxfordshire for other family members. Contact Mike by
SODEN James Blacksmith 1803: James Soden was born 1803 (son of Joseph a blacksmith) he was a blacksmith in 1841 & 1851 in Yarnton. His first son George Perkins Soden was a blacksmith in Yarnton oxfordshire in 1851 and when he married there in 1862 Third son Peter was also a blacksmith working first with his father in 1851 in Yarnton. In 1871 he was 29 a Licensed Victualler & Blacksmith Master employing 1 man. His Inn was the Black Bullinn Kidlington Oxfordshire. A wonderful Website has been designed. Contact.
SODEN Joseph Blacksmith 1841: Joseph Soden was a blacksmith working in Kidlington oxfordshire.Three of his sons were also blacksmiths,Thomas, Joseph and James who appears working on the 1841 and 1851 censuses in Yarnton,Oxfordshire. Contact.
TOMBS William Blacksmith 1806: William Tombs, blacksmith. Born 1806, in Oxfordshire, England. Census 1841 & 1851: occupation: Blacksmith, born in County 1806; 1847 PO Directory, Harpsden, Oxfordshire, p2178 - TOMBS, William - occupation: Blacksmith. 1854 PO Directory, Berks, Northants .... p553 - Haprsden = TOMBS, William, Blacksmith. Census 1841 & 1851: occupation: Blacksmith, born in County 1806; 1847 PO Directory, Harpsden. Contact Diane by.
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