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ALAN George Blacksmith 1853: George Alan, apprentice blacksmith. Born about 1853 in Shepton-Beauchamp, Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 18yrs, boarding with and apprentice with Henry Pester & family at Fore St, Othery. Contact Mike
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.
BAKER Edwin Blacksmith 1828: Edwin Baker, blacksmith. Born about 1828 in Middlezoy, Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 43yrs, at Fore St, Othery with wife Mary. A. 40yrs (born Middlezoy). Children: Richard 16yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); Mary.J. 15yrs; Frederick 13yrs; Ellen. M. 11yrs; Maria 10yrs; Emma.A. 7yrs; Lydia 5yrs. Contact Mike
BAKER Henry Blacksmith 1844: Henry Baker, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as 67 Avon Street, Bat, Somersetshire, England.
BAKER Peter Blacksmith 1844: Peter Baker, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as 48 Avon Street, Bath, Somersetshire, England.
BAKER William Blacksmith 1844: William Baker, Blacksmith & Farrier. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as 71 Avon Street, Bath. Also down as Farrier. Somersetshire, England.
BANFIELD William Blacksmith 1844: William Banfield, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as 29 Ballance Street, Bath, Somersetshire, England.
BATT Tobias Blacksmith 1629: Tobias Batt. Blacksmith of Winford, inherited his father William's sledge & hammer in 1629. This was the beginning of a family business. The last blacksmith in this Batt family was Robert Batt 1807-1844, in Barrow Gurney. The Family then became cattle dealers or Veternarians. Contact Beth by.
BINDING John Blacksmith 1865: John Binding, blacksmith. born 1865, in Watchet, Somerset, England. John married Helena Elvin in 1887 in Maldon, Essex. Listed as a blacksmith in 1891 UK census in Chelmorton, Derbyshire. Johnís only child Harry died in Passchendaele, West Flanders, Belgium 1917. Listed in both Blacksmiths of Somerset and Derbyshire. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his father Henry Binding. Contact Ron by
BINDING (BINDON) Henry Blacksmith 1847: Henry Binding (aka Bindon), blacksmith. born 1847, in Watchet, Somerset, England and died in 1913 in Oxfordshire. The 1841 UK census lists Henry as 4yrs, at Watchet with parents John Binding 28yrs and mary 31yrs and brother William 3mths infant. Henry was stepson of master blacksmith John Saunders (see Blacksmiths of Somerset). Henry is recorded as in 1871-1901 UK Census. He travelled around England working as railway blacksmith. His sons became Railway tunnellers working on the London and NYC underground railways. Contact Ron by
BISHOP Luke Blacksmith 1827: Luke Bishop, born in 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 Dorset Index. Contact great-great grandson Peter by.
BLACKMAN George Blacksmith 1822: George Blackman,blacksmith. Born about 1822 in Taunton, Somerset, England The 1861 UK census lists him as 39yrs, at Durston, Somerset with wife Charlotte, 40yrs ( born Creech St Michael, Somerset). See also 1871 census. Contact Mike by
BLACKMAN James Blacksmith 1795: James Blackman, blacksmith. Born about 1795 in Pitminster, Somerset, England. The 1861 UK census lists him as 66yrs, at Durston, Somerset with wife Jane, 65 yrs (born Durston). See also 1871 census. Contact Mike by
BOYES John Blacksmith 1844: John Boyes, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Holloway, Bath, Somersetshire, England.
BRAKE David Blacksmith 1821: David Brake, blacksmith. In 1821 he was in Seavington St Michael, Somerset, England. Apprentice blacksmith: Robert Harris (listed in this index). To share information contact
BULL George Blacksmith 1844: George Bull, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Weston, Somersetshire, England.
CAMBRIDGE Thomas Blacksmith 1844: Thomas Cambridge, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Upper Bristol Road, Bath, Somersetshire, England.
CHARD George Blacksmith 1695: George Chard, Longleat House, WMR Chilcompton, 3,29.7. 28 May 1695 (part). Mark of George Charde (bellows sign) and Wm Millwar[d/t] @ Copyright Marquess of Bath June 2006. To share information contact Ray by.
CHILLCOTT James Blacksmith 1844: James Chillcott, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Dulverton, Somersetshire, England.
CLICK Theodore James Blacksmith 1857: Theodore James Click, born 6 November 1857, Bridgwater, Somerset, England. Mother: Louisa Click nee Burnell. Fathers givenname unknown. Wife: Mary Ann Kidner, married 1881, the daughter of Anthony Kidner, a shepherd of Broomfield, Somerset. Theodore worked as a blacksmith in both Somerset and Glamorgan. I have not been able to find when, where, and to whom he was apprenticed and only know that he left Somerset sometime between 1885 and 1890. Theodore James & Mary Ann's first two children were born in Somerset around the Puriton area and then about 1886-7 they went to the Rhondda where he become a colliery blacksmith. They had three more children. He remained here until he entered Bridgend Mental Hospital; from what I can gather, he was melancholic after the death of his wife (in 1908) and was finally admitted there some two or three years previous to his death on 26 August 1919, at Bridgend, Glamorgan. He is buried in the cemetery attached to the hospital. For further information contact great-great grandson Ray by.
COFFIN John Blacksmith 1817: John Coffin was born 1817. Born: ?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 Dorset. Contact Isabel by.
COURT Henry Blacksmith 1800: Henry Court, blacksmith at Old Cleeve, Somerset, England (lived in Trowbridge House, Church Lane . Born in Luccombe. Flourished ca 1800 - 1830 (?). (No relation of mine, except maybe six or seven generations back). Contact Glyn by
COX Joseph Blacksmith 1844: Joseph Cox, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Henstride, Somersetshire, England.
CREW John Blacksmith 1770: John Crew, born: 1770 in High Littleton, Somerset. I have tried with no success to connect my CREW line to the CREW smiths of Okeford Fitzpaine. Help would be welcomed! Contact Jim (Massachusetts ) by.
CREW John Horler Blacksmith 1825: John Horler Crew, born 1825 in Radstock . Son of William Gould Crew born 1790. I believe John's father was Joseph CREW/CROW who married Mary GOULD in 1769 in High Littleton. I have tried with no success to connect my CREW line to the CREW smiths of Okeford Fitzpaine. Help would be welcomed! Contact Jim (Massachusetts ) by.
CREW William Blacksmith 1844: William Crew, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Henstride, Somersetshire, England.
CREW William Gould Blacksmith 1790: William Gould Crew, born: 1790 in Radstock. Son of John Crew born 1770. I have tried with no success to connect my CREW line to the CREW smiths of Okeford Fitzpaine. Help would be welcomed! Contact Jim (Massachusetts ) by.
CREW William James Blacksmith 1853: William James Crew, born: 1853 in Radstock. Son of John Horler Crew born 1825. I have tried with no success to connect my CREW line to the CREW smiths of Okeford Fitzpaine. Help would be welcomed! Contact Jim (Massachusetts ) by.
CROSS Charles Blacksmith 1817: Charles Cross, blacksmitn. Born about 1817 in Shurlbeer, Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 54yrs, at Road Side, Lyng with wife Eliza 55yrs (born Stoke St Gregory, Somerset). Contact Mike
CROWE Thomas Blacksmith 1844: Thomas Crowe, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Midsomer-Norton, Somersetshire, England.
DAVIS Alfred Blacksmith 1821: Alfred Davis, blacksmith. Born about 1821 in Middlezoy, Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 50yrs, living at Middlezoy with wife Ann 54yrs (born Middlezoy). Children listed: Frederick 21yrs, unmarried (stone mason); Anna 18yrs (ag.labourer); Henry 16yrs(ag.labourer); James 14yrs (ag.labourer); William 11 yrs (ag.labourer);. Granddaughter Kate Davis 1months infant. Contact Mike
DEAN Frederick Blacksmith 1856: Frederick Dean, blacksmith. Born about 1856 in Puckington, Somerset, England. The 1881 UK census lists him as 25yrs, living at Langport Rd, Langport, Somerset; with wife Sarah 26yrs and son Oscar 3yrs. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for parents blacksmith Thomas Dean (Born 1827) and Martha plus siblings. Contact Elizabeth by
DEAN Mark Blacksmith 1844: Mark Dean, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Clevedon, Somersetshire, England.
DEAN Thomas Blacksmith 1827: Thomas Dean, blacksmith. Born about 1827 in Somerset. The 1851 UK census lists him as 24yrs, at 4 Huntís Court, Bishops Hull, Taunton, Somerset; with wife Martha Dean 27yrs (born Taunton) and his sister E. Dean 18yrs, unmarried. Thomas was blacksmithing in Bishops Hull, Taunton 1851. In 1861 Thomas is 36yrs living in Puckington. Martha is 37yrs. Children listed: Anna 9yrs; Phoebe 7yrs; Frederick 5yrs; Herbert 4yrs; Georginana 2yrs; Rose 6months infant. Lodger: Hannah Trenchard 77yrs. 1871 finds Thomas aged 44yrs, living at Croft Cottage in Alla, Somerset. Martha 46yrs. Children: Frederick 15yrs (blacksmith); Herbert 14yrs (gardener); Rose Ann 10yrs; Eva Jane 7yrs; William. H. 5yrs. Thomas died in Alla ?1876. Contact Elizabeth by
DENNIS Charles Blacksmith 1871: Charles Dennis 22yrs, in Dolton Devon. Born: Devon Littleham. A Blacksmith Journeyman with Charlotte Heard nee Stanbury. 1881 & 1891 a Blacksmiths in in Frome Somerset (also listed in Blacksmiths of Devon Index). See Wheelwrights Index for his father John Dennis of Littleham Devon. Contact Hazel by.
DIMENT / DYMENT George Blacksmith 1821: George Diment or Dyment, born 1821 in Cossington, Somerset. On every census from 1841 to 1871 he is listed as a blacksmith. In 1881 he is listed as being in the Bridgewater Union Workhouse with some of his children. I have not discovered as yet why he was there. See also DYMENT. Contact George Diments g-g-grandson Mike by.
DINHAM Robert Blacksmith 1809: Robert Dinham , blacksmith. Born about 1809 in Staple Fitzpain, Somerset. The 1861 UK census lsits him as 62yrs, a widower, living at Croft's Way, Staple Fitzpain, Curland, Somerset with daughter Elizabeth 16yrs(a schoalr). In 1871 Robert is 72yrs, living at Lambslawn Cottage, Curland with daughter ElizAlso listed: Lucy Yard 14yrs(domestic). Contact Mike
DUNFORD Albert Blacksmith 1864: Albert Dunford, blacksmith. Born about 1864 in E. Pennard, Somerset, England. The 1871 UK census lists him as 7yrs, living with his family at 30 Newtown, West Pennard,Somerset. In 1881 he is 18yrs, lodging with and apprentice to Samuel Allen in North Wootton, Somerset. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for parents Charles & Rosanna Dunford and siblings. Contact Victoria by
DUNFORD Charles Blacksmith 1826: Charles Dunford, blacksmith. Born 1826 in Wanstrow, Somerset, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 24yrs; living at 30 Newtown, West Pennard,Somerset with wife Rosanna nee Haimes 26yrs (born West Pennard). In 1861 Charles is 32yrs;Rosanna 34yrs. Children Frederick 9yrs and William 1 month infant. They are staying with Rosannaís father John Haimes 75yrs(carpenter) and Johnís granddaughter Eliza Ann Haimes 22yrs (nurse). 1871: Charles 44yrs, Rossanna 46yrs. Frederick 19yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); William 10yrs; Albert 7yrs (later a blacksmith). Contact Victoria by
DUNFORD Frederick Blacksmith 1851: Frederick Dunford, blacksmith. Born 1851 (after the census) in West Pennard the Cottage. The 1861 UK census lists him as 9yrs, living with his family at 30 Newtown, West Pennard,Somerset. In the 1871 census he is 19yrs, unmarried. 1881: Frederick is 28yrs, at 59 Talma Road, Brixton, London; wife Maria 33yrs (born Sussex). Children: Flora.E. 4yrs; Frederick.C. 3yrs; Arthur.E. 1yr infant. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for parents Charles & Rosanna Dunford and siblings. Contact Victoria by
DYMENT / DIMENT George Blacksmith 1821: George Diment or Dyment, born 1821 in Cossington, Somerset. On every census from 1841 to 1871 he is listed as a blacksmith. In 1881 he is listed as being in the Bridgewater Union Workhouse with some of his children. I have not discovered as yet why he was there. See also DIMENT. Contact George Diments g-g-grandson Mike by.
DENNIS Charles Blacksmith 1871: Charles Dennis 22yrs, in Dolton Devon. Born: Devon Littleham. A Blacksmith Journeyman with Charlotte Heard nee Stanbury. 1881 & 1891 a Blacksmiths in in Frome Somerset (also listed in Blacksmiths of Devon Index). See Wheelwrights Index for his father John Dennis of Littleham Devon. Contact Hazel by
DIMENT / DYMENT George Blacksmith 1821: George Diment or Dyment, born 1821 in Cossington, Somerset. On every census from 1841 to 1871 he is listed as a blacksmith. In 1881 he is listed as being in the Bridgewater Union Workhouse with some of his children. I have not discovered as yet why he was there. See also DYMENT. Contact George Diments g-g-grandson Mike by.
DINHAM Robert Blacksmith 1809: Robert Dinham , blacksmith. Born about 1809 in Staple Fitzpain, Somerset. The 1861 UK census lsits him as 62yrs, a widower, living at Croft's Way, Staple Fitzpain, Curland, Somerset with daughter Elizabeth 16yrs(a schoalr). In 1871 Robert is 72yrs, living at Lambslawn Cottage, Curland with daughter ElizAlso listed: Lucy Yard 14yrs(domestic). Contact Mike
DYMENT / DIMENT George Blacksmith 1821: George Diment or Dyment, born 1821 in Cossington, Somerset. On every census from 1841 to 1871 he is listed as a blacksmith. In 1881 he is listed as being in the Bridgewater Union Workhouse with some of his children. I have not discovered as yet why he was there. See also DIMENT. Contact George Diments g-g-grandson Mike by.
EDBROOKE George Blacksmith 1818: George Edbrook, master blacksmith, employs men. Born about 1818 in Old Cleeve, Somerset, England. The 1841 UK Census lists him as 20yrs living at Road Water, Old Cleeve Somerset with parents Nathaniel 70yrs & Jane 60yrs. Siblings:, Nathaniel 17yrs. Then in 1851 census he is 33yrs; employs 2 men; living at Washford, Old Cleeve Somerset with ?first wife Agnes 35yrs. Children: George 5yrs; Lavinia 4yrs; Rhoda 2yrs. Also listed is servant Hannah Edbrook 16yrs. 1861 census lists him as 43yrs, living at Washford with ?second wife Sarah 45yrs and mother Jane. 1861 daughter Rhoda 12yrs, is a boarding pupil at Ladies Semminary School, High Street. The 1871 census lists him as 53yrs, widower living at Washford Toll House, Old Cleeve Somerset; with daughter Rhoda 22yrs. Servant: Mary Frost 20yrs. George ran a blade mill, worked by a water wheel which was demolished in mid 1970ís. Temperance Hall Bilton the site, 1878. A sample of his work is the iron gate to the porch of Old Cleeve Church. For information contact David by.
EDBROOKE Nathaniel (Jnr) Blacksmith(Master)& Shopkeeper 1822: Nathaniel Edbrook (Jnr), blacksmith & shopkeeper. Born about 1822, Old Cleeve, Somerset. The 1841 census lists him as 17yrs living with parents and brother George (see entry for Nathaniel (Snr). In the 1851 census he is 28yrs still living with parents at Road Water, Old Cleeve. In 1861 he is 39yrs, Living in Road Water, Old Cleeve with wife Jane ?Venn 34yrs. Children: Adalene 7yrs, Harriott 5yrs, Mary 1 month infant. 1871: 49yrs old, with a machinists shop employing 1 man. Still at Road Water. Jane 45yrs, Adalene 17yrs,Harriett 15yrs, Mary 10yrs,Alice 2yrs. information contact David by.
EDBROOKE Nathaniel (Snr) Blacksmith(Master) 1771: Nathaniel Edbrook (Snr), blacksmith. Born about 1771 in Luxborough, Somerset, England. The 1841 UK Census lists him as 70yrs living at Road Water, Old Cleeve Somerset with wife Jane 60yrs. Children: George 20yrs, Nathaniel 17yrs. Then in 1851 census he is 80yrs; living at same address; wife Jane 72yrs. Son Nathaniel ?28yrs(unclear) also a blacksmith. Servant: Eliza surname/age illegible. For information contact David by.
FIELD Robert Blacksmith 1782: Robert Field, blacksmith. Born about 1782, Somerset. Robert married Mary Blagdon by Banns in Limington 24th May 1806. In the 1841 census Class: HO107; Piece: 958; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Limington; County: Somerset; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 8; Page: 9 he was registered as a Smith living with his wife Mary and three of his nine children. His son Joseph (1809 - 1884) also became a blacksmith. Robert died 6th February 1846 in Limington, Somerset and was buried 15th February 1846 in Limington at age 64. His cause of death was delirium and tremors for ten days. His death certificate showed that his occupation had been
FISHER Octavius Blacksmith 1858: Octavius Fisher, blacksmith. Born 30 August 1858, in Wedmore, Somerset, England. Octavius marrried Martha Stone in Axbridge Registry Office on 2nd December 1880. He died 4 Feb 1922 and is buried in Wedmore Parish Church Churchyard. He was the village Blacksmith for many years as was his father Joseph and Grandfather Richard. Contact Kathleen by
FLOOD John Blacksmith 1844: John Flood, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as 24 Milk Street, Bath, Somersetshire, England.
FLOYD James Blacksmith 1844: James Floyd, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Porlock, Somersetshire, England.
FORD Abraham Blacksmith 1844: Abraham Ford, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Batheaston, Bath, Somersetshire, England.
FORDE John Blacksmith 1844: John Forde, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Batheaston, Bath, Somersetshire, England.
GARDNER George Blacksmith 1861: George Gardner 23yrs, Coombe, Creech St Michael,SOM,born North Petherton-SOM. Contact Mike by
GOULD George Blacksmith & Brightsmith 1826: George Gould born 1826 in Bedminster, Bristol was a blacksmith in 1851 and a brightsmith in 1861. His father had been a solderer, part of the whitesmith trade. His brother William was also a whitesmith and eventually got a job with Brown Lennox in Pontypridd, Glam. His first assignment was to install gas in Lennox's house. In those days gas piping was quarter inch lead tubing, lead being another aspect of the whitesmith's trade. Later, William was listed in the census as a plumber. George is listed in the Blacksmiths of Somerset and the Whitesmiths Index. Contact Jeff by.
GOVIER Francis Blacksmith 1844: Francis Govier, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Dulverton, Somersetshire, England.
HARDING Isaac Blacksmith 1844: Isaac Harding, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Church Street, Ilchester, Somersetshire, England.
HARRIS Charles Blacksmith 1812: Charles Harris, blacksmith. Born 1812, Somerset, England and was a Blacksmith at Dinnington. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his brother Robert (born 1804) & other members of his family. To share information contact
HARRIS Charles Blacksmith 1829: Charles Harris, blacksmith of Allowenshay, Somerset, England. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his father Robert (born 1804) & other members of his family. To share information contact
HARRIS Charles Blacksmith 1874: Charles James Herbert Brook Harris, blacksmith. Born 1874. Died 1943. Charles took over as Blacksmith at Allowenshay. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his father George (born1831); his own son Kichener (1916-1988) & other members of his family. Charles was my Grandfather. I was brought up at Allowenshay and althougth he was dead before I was born the Blacksmith shop survived, and I have a photo of granddad by it. To share information contact
HARRIS George Blacksmith 1831: George Harris, blacksmith of Allowensha, Somerset, England. Died 1886. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his father Robert (born1804) & other members of his family. To share information contact
HARRIS Kichener Blacksmith 1916: Kichener Harris, blacksmith. Born 1916. Died 1988. Kichener trained as a blacksmith and went to work at Stoke sub Norton. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his father Charles (born1874) & other members of his family. To share information contact
HARRIS Robert Blacksmith 1804: Robert Harris, blacksmith. Born 1804 in Somerset. Died1845, Somerset. Robert was apprenticed to David Brake for 5 years in 1821 ( I have the indenture). Robert went as a Blacksmith to Allowenshay. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for Robertís brother Charles (Born 1812); plus Robertís 2 sons Charles & George; & Robertís grandson Charles James Herbert Brook Harris.. Contact
HARVEY William Blacksmith 1844: William Harvey, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Keynsham, Somersetshire, England.
HASE William Blacksmith - Journeyman 1787: William Hase was born in about 1787 probably in Enmore, Somerset and married Rebecca Parfrey MILLARD in Bristol in 1819. They settled in Cross, near Axbridge, Somerset and on the christening of his children, on the 1841 and 1851 censuses and on his death certificate, in Weston-super-Mare in 1859, he is referred to as a Journeyman Blacksmith. Cross was a staging post on the Stage coach run between Bristol and Exeter and it is likely that he was involved in the day-to-day upkeep and repairs to the coach trade. The doubt about his actual birth date arises from the following information: 1841 census age given as 56yrs; 1851:age 74yrs; 1859: death certificate age given as 87yrs. Contact Pat by.
HAWKINS Ann Blacksmith 1844: Ann Hawkins, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Combe Down, Bath, Somersetshire, England.
HAYMAN George Blacksmith 1871: George Hayman 20yrs, Meare Green, Stoke St Gregory, born Ruishton-SOM. Contact Mike by
HEMBROW Richard Blacksmith 1845: Richard Hembrow, blacksmith. Born about 1845 in Stoke St Gregory, Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 26yrs, at Huntham, Stoke St Gregory, with wife Mary A, 24yrs (born North Curry,Somerset). Contact Mike by
HIGGINS James Blacksmith 1844: James Higgins, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Pensford, Somersetshire, England.
HINE James Blacksmith 1844: James Hine, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Milborne Port, Somersetshire, England.
HOCKEY John Blacksmith 1790: John Hockey, born about 1790 Rimpton, Somerset. Died: between 1851 and 1861. Married to Joanna who was born 1808/1810 in Portugal, although he was possibly married to another before Joanna. Known children John born 1829 Bristol, Elizabeth born 1830 Somerset, Thomas born 1838 Somerset, Charles born 1842 Bristol, Eliza born 1844 Bristol, Mary J born 1850 Castle Cary, Julia born 1852 Ansford, Somerset. Contact Sue by.
HODGE Peter Blacksmith 1844: Peter Hodge, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Avon Cottage, Lower Bristol Road, Bath, Somersetshire, England.
HORWOOD Robert Blacksmith 1844: Robert Horwood, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Porlock, Somersetshire, England.
JENNINGS William Blacksmith 1804: William Jennings, blacksmith. Born about 1804 in North Petherton,Somerset. The 1861 UK census lists him as 57yrs, at Stoke St Gregory, Somerset with wife Hannah 50yrs (born Somerset). Contact Mike by.
KEIRLE John Blacksmith 1807: John Keirle, blacksmith. Born about 1807 in Othery, Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 64yrs, a widower, at Rye Lane, Othery. Also listed: daughter Sarah Keirle 27yrs & Elizabeth.A. Keirle 6 months infant. Contact Mike
KEIRLE Mark Blacksmith 1842: Mark Keirle, blacksmith. Born about 1842 in Ottery,Somerset.The 1871 UK census lists him as 29yrs,at Stoke St Gregory with wife Anna, 25yrs (born Stoke St Gregory, Somerset). Contact Mike by
KELLAND Henry Blacksmith 1827: Henry Kelland, blacksmith. Born about 1827 in Taunton,Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 44yrs,at Cutts Rd Stoke St Gregory,with wife Sarah,46yrs (born Taunto). Contact Mike by
KENT John Blacksmith 1970: John Kent, blacksmith of Allerford, near Porlock (NOT the one near Taunton). Working till†at least the 1970s, died quite recently. Dennis Corner, of Porlock, would know more about him. I have no other information.
KERSLAKE Thomas Blacksmith 1875: Thomas Kerslake, blacksmith. Born about 1875 in Willeton Somerset. The 1911 UK census lists him as 37yrs, married for 8 years to Rosa Elizabeth also aged 36yrs, born Taunton Somerset. Lived in Washford 1920s to 1950s. His smithy was in Abbey Road, next to Bank House. I have no other information.
LANE Thomas (Jnr) Blacksmith 1821: Thomas Lane (Jnr), blacksmith. Born about 1821 in Ilchester, Somerset, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 20yrs, at West Street with parents. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his parents Thomas Lane (born 1795) and Mary plus siblings. 1851: Thomas is 30yrs; Mary Ann 31yrs and son William Henry 2yrs. In 1861 Thomas is 41yrs, an ag.labourer living at Cleaveland Place, Ilchester; with Mary 41yrs. Children: William 14yrs (ag.labourer); Sarah 9yrs; Joseph 6yrs. Contact Gwen by
LANE Thomas (Snr) Blacksmith 1795: Thomas Lane (Snr), blacksmith. Born 1795, Ilchester, Somerset. The 1841 UK census lists him as 45yrs, at West Street with wife Mary 45yrs. Children listed : George 23yrs; Thomas 20yrs (blacksmith); John 15yrs; Henry 12yrs; Mary Ann 10yrs. Also listed Harriet Hostler 20yrs (not born in Somerset). The 1851 census has Thomas as 56yrs, at 48 Almshouse Street, Ilchester; Mary 55yrs. No others at address. In 1861 Mary is 66yrs, a widow. Contact Gwen by
LANSLEY David Blacksmith 1844: David Lansley, Blacksmith & Farrier. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as 24 James Street, Bath. Also down as Farrier. Somersetshire, England
LAWRENCE Isaac (1) Blacksmith 1765: Isaac Lawrence (1), blacksmith. Born in Langport in 1765 and died in North Curry in 1816. Isaac was a blacksmith in Aller and was son of Robert Lawrence(1). Isaac married Jane Adams in Bridgwater in December 1789. †He gave indentures to a Sam Parker in May 1795 but it doesnt say where the forge was. Contact Sian by
LAWRENCE Isaac (2) Blacksmith 1794: Isaac Lawrence (2, blacksmith. Born 1794, in Aller, Somerset, England. The 1861 UK census lists Isaac as 67yrs, living at Northend, Creech St Michael, Somerset; with wife Ann, 62yrs,(born Creech-SOM). Isaacís father Robert Lawrence and Isaacís son John Lawrence were both blacksmiths. Contact Sian by
LAWRENCE John Blacksmith 1801: John Lawrence, blacksmith. Born in Aller in 1801 and also died in North curry. †Son of blacksmith Isaas Lawrence. †John was married to Sarah Dinham in June 1830 in Thornfalcon. Contact Sian by
LAWRENCE Robert (1) Blacksmith 1702: Robert Lawrence (1), blacksmith. Born 1702 in Stocklinch Ottersey. Died in Stocklinch Ottersey and married Elizabeth Woodland in June 1729 I think was a smith too but have no docs to support it! Contact Sian by
LAWRENCE Robert (2) Blacksmith 1731: Robert Lawrence (2), blacksmith. Born 1731 in Stocklinch Ottersey. Died in North Curry in 1796 married firstly to Elizabeth Winter and after she died giving birth he then married her sister Joan Winter in 1764. He gave an apprenticeship to his step son Thomas Winter in November 1772. Contact Sian by
MARTIN Charles Blacksmith 1814: Charles Martin, blacksmith. Born about 1814 in Weston Zoyland, Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 57yrs,at Tower End, Weston Zoyland with wife Caroline 52yrs (born Weston Zoyland). Contact Mike
MARTIN James Blacksmith 1848: James Martin, blacksmith. Born about 1848 in Weston Zoyland, Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 23yrs, at Tower Lane, Weston Zoyland with parents blacksmith William & Mary Martin plus brother Richard 17yrs (blacksmith). Contact Mike
MARTIN Richard Blacksmith 1854: Richard Martin, blacksmith. Born about 1854 in Weston Zoyland, Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 17yrs, at Tower Lane, Weston Zoyland with parents blacksmith William & Mary Martin plus brother James 23yrs (blacksmith. Contact Mike
MARTIN Samuel Blacksmith 1795: Samuel Martin, blacksmith. Born about 1795, in Weston Zoyland, Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 76yrs, a widower, at Turnpike Rd,Weston Zoyland. Contact Mike
MARTIN William Blacksmith 1806: William Martin, blacksmith. Born about 1806 in Weston Zoyland, Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 65yrs, at Tower Lane, Weston Zoyland with wife Mary 56yrs (born Bawdrip, Somerset). Children: James 23yrs (blacksmith); Richard 17yrs. Contact Mike
MASTERS Jonathan Blacksmith 1844: Jonathan Masters, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Almshoe Street, Ilchester, Somersetshire, England.
MAYNARD Henry Blacksmith 1861: Henry Maynard 16yrs, Coombe, Creech St Michael,SOM,born Broomfield-SOM. Contact Mike by
MEARS William Blacksmith - Master 1849: William Mears, born:4th July 1849 at Henton, nr. Wookey,Somerset. Wife: Mary Ann Hockey,married 3rd August 1874 at Emmanuels, Clifton Bristol. He was a blacksmith in Grienton and later (1894-1919)at 196 High St. Street, Somerset, Died 30th Jan 1922 --- Street, Somerset. His wife ran their grocery shop. Contact Daphne by.
MOON Alfred Blacksmith, iron worker, grocer 1819: Alfred Moon, born 29 Dec 1819. Chr: 6 Feb 1820 at Nunney,Somerset. Died: 18 Dec 1891 and buried 26 Dec 1891 at Nunney. Census 1841: 20yrs,in Nunney. 1851: aged 31yrs, blacksmith. 1861: aged 41yrs,foreman at Iron Mills,Coombe Mill in Nunney,Somerset. 1871: aged 51yrs, Foreman in Edge Tool Factory, Nunney. 1881: aged 61yrs, blacksmith in Nunney. 1891: aged 71yrs, grocer,residing Market Place in Nunney. Parents: Joshua (1794-1877) and Jane(nee Donch). Wife: married in Nunney on 21 Oct 1841 to Mary Russell born 1819 and died 14 Nov 1893. Contact Ann by.
MOON George Blacksmith 1844: George Moon, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Wells Road, Bath, Somersetshire, England.
MOON Joshua Blacksmith & Druggist 1794: Joshua Moon, born 12 Nov 1794 at Coleford,Nunney,Somerset. Died: 13 April 1877 at Nunney,Somerset. Census 1841: aged 45yrs a 'smith' at Nunney. 1851: aged 54yrs, blacksmith living at Nunney Street,Nunney. 1861: aged 67yrs, blacksmith & druggist in Nunney. 1871: 76yrs, a retired blacksmith, married to second wife Sarah, living Church Street,Nunney. First wife Jane Donch born abt. 1791 and died before 1871. Parents: Peter (1770-1849) and Ann (nee Turner) died 1846. Contact Ann by.
MOORE Hugh Blacksmith 1847: Hugh Moore, blacksmith. Born about 1847, Taunton, Somerset, England. In 1871 Hugh is 26yrs, unmarried, living at Taunton, with his family. The 1881 UK census lists Hugh as 34yrs, living at 30 Alfred St, Taunton St James, Somerset with wife Hannah 33yrs. Children: Edward 7yrs and Charles 2yrs. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his blacksmith father Thomas Moore and other family members. Contact Anne by
MOORE John Blacksmith 1850: John Moore, blacksmith. Born about 1850, Taunton, Somerset, England. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his blacksmith father Thomas Moore, blacksmith brother Thomas Moore and other family members. Contact Anne by
MOORE Thomas Blacksmith 1817: Thomas Moore, master blacksmith. Born about 1817, Taunton, Somerset, England. In 1861 Thimas is 44yrs, living at Great Court, Taunton with wife Joanna 45yrs (Born Devonport). Children: William 18yrs(blacksmith); Hugh 16yrs; Sarah 13yrs; John 11yrs ; Eliza 3yrs. In 1871 Thomas is 54yrs, living at 25 Earl Reache, Taunton with wife Joanna 55yrs. Children: Hugh 26yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); Sarah 24yrs, unmarried; John 21yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); Eliza 13yrs. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his sons William, Hugh and John. Contact Anne by
MOORE William Blacksmith 1843: William Moore, blacksmith. Born about 1843, Taunton, Somerset, England. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his blacksmith father Thomas Moore, blacksmith brother Thomas Moore and other family members. Contact Anne by
MULLARD George Blacksmith 1812: George Mullard, blacksmith. Born about 1812 in Middlezoy, Somerset. The 1871 Uk census lists him as 59yrs,living at Middlezoy with wife Lydia. J. 60yrs (born Reading, Berkshire). Contact Mike
NORTH Albion Blacksmith 1857: Albion North, apprentice blacksmith. Born about 1857 in Stoke St Gregory, Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 14yrs, at Meare Green, Stoke St Gregory. Contact Mike by.
NORTH Daniel Blacksmith 1824: Daniel North, blacksmith. Born about 1824 in Stoke St Gregory , Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 47yrs, at Meare Green, Stoke St Gregory, with wife Anna J 40yrs (born Somerset). Contact Mike by
PARKER Charles Blacksmith 1821: Charles Parker, blacksmith. Born 1821, Lympsham, Somerset, England. Died: 1881. The parents: John and Mary parker. Charles was one of nine children. Charles and his wife Harriet had ten children. See the Blacksmiths of Somerset Index for other family members. For further information contact Andrew by
PARKER James Blacksmith 1811: James Parker, blacksmith. Born1811, Lympsham, Somerset, England. The 1851 census lists him as 40yrs, widower. Others listed: William 11yrs, Emily 8yrs, Emma 5yrs, Eliza 3yrs. See the Blacksmiths of Somerset Index for other family members. For further information contact Andrew by
PARKER John Blacksmith 1773: John Parker, blacksmith. Born circa 1773, Lympsham, Somerset, England. Died: burial 1849 Lympsham. The 1841 Census Lympsham lists him as 65yrs; wife Mary 65yrs. Children: Ann 20yrs, Charles 15yrs, Robert 4yrs. See the Blacksmiths of Somerset Index for other family members. For further information contact Andrew by
PARKER John Blacksmith 1797: John Parker, blacksmith. Born circa 1797, Lympsham, Somerset, England. The 1841 Census East Brent lists him as 40yrs; wife Hannah 50yrs. Others listed are John Parker 40yrs & Samuel Parker 15yrs (blacksmith in 1851 census). The family can be found in census 1851. See the Blacksmiths of Somerset Index for other family members. For further information contact Andrew by
PARKER John Blacksmith 1823: John Parker, blacksmith. Born 1823, Lympsham, Somerset, England. 1850 directory, a Blacksmith in South Brent. The 1851 census lists john as 29yrs; wife Mary Ann 29yrs, son William Henry 6 months infant. Other children listed in later census. See the Blacksmiths of Somerset Index for other family members. For further information contact Andrew by
PARKER Samuel Blacksmith 1825: Samuel Parker, blacksmith. Born about 1825, East Brent, Somerset, England. The 1841 census lists his as 15yrs & the 1851 census for East Brent lists him as 26yrs a blacksmith. See the Blacksmiths of Somerset Index for parents John (born circa 1797 & Hannah born about 1791) plus other family members. For further information contact Andrew by
PARKER Samuel Blacksmith 1779: Samuel Parker, blacksmith. Born 1799, Lympsham, Somerset, England. The 1851 census shows him at Mark Southwick Street aged 52yrs; wife Ann 52yrs. Daughters: Mary Ann 35yrs & Maria 16yrs. Son: Samuel 18yrs (blacksmith). See the Blacksmiths of Somerset Index for other family members. For further information contact Andrew by
PARKER Samuel Blacksmith 1833: Samuel Parker, blacksmith. Born about 1833, Lympsham, Somerset, England. See the Blacksmiths of Somerset Index for parents Samuel (born 1799) & Ann (born about 1799) plus other family members. For further information contact Andrew by
PARKER William Blacksmith 1802: William Parker, blacksmith. Born 1802, Lympsham, Somerset, England. See the Blacksmiths of Somerset Index for other family members. See the Blacksmiths of Somerset Index for other family members. For further information contact Andrew by
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,cheesemongerís wife. Thomas is listed in both Essex and Somerset Blacksmiths.
PESTER Henry Blacksmith 1833: Henry Pester, blacksmith. Born about 1833 in Roseash, Devon. The 1871 UK census lists him as 38yrs, at Fore St, Othery with wife Elizabeth 33yrs (born High Ham, Somerset). Children: James 12yrs; Matthew 8yrs; Joseph 6yrs; Edith 10yrs; Emily 3yrs; Susan 1yr infant. Apprentince blacksmith & boarder George Alan 18yrs. Contact Mike
PHIPPEN Francis Blacksmith 1840: Francis Phippen, blacksmith. Born about 1840, Twerton, Somerset, England. The 1841 UK census lists Francis as 1yr old living in Twerton with parents. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for parents, blacksmith Henry and Charlotte Phippen plus his sister Ann. In 1851 Francis is 12yrs, with his family at High Street Twerton. 1871 finds Francis 31yrs, in London, Kensington, St Peter Hammersmth. Wife Flora Maria 29yrs (born Bridgenorth Shropshire). Children: Henry William 5yrs; Francis Godfrey 3yrs. 1881: Francis 41yrs, living at Fulham, 21 Hilmer st, London; Flora 39yrs. Children: Henry 15yrs; Francis.G. 13yrs; Louisa 10yrs; Alfred 8yrs; Frederick.G. 3yrs; Edward.V. 1yr infant. Francis, Flora migrated to Canada 1884. Listed in Blacksmiths of Somerset and Canada. Contact C.M. by .
PHIPPEN Henry Blacksmith 1811: Henry Phippen, blacksmith. Born about 1811, Somerset, England. Died: March quarter 1894, Somerset. The 1841 UK census lists Henry as 30yrs, living in Twerton, Somerset with wife Charlotte 30yrs (born Somerset). Children: Ann 8yrs; Francis 1yr. In 1851 Henry is 46yrs, in High Street Twerton; Charlotte 46yrs; Ann 17yrs; Francis 12yrs (became a blacksmith) and Martha 7yrs. 1871: Henry is 65yrs, now a labourer, living at Farmers Close, Twerton; Charlotte 64yrs and daughter Martha 26yrs, unmarried. Contact C.M. by .
POOL Edward Blacksmith 1800: Edward Pool, blacksmith. Born about 1800 in Somerset. The 1871 UK census lists him as 71yrs, at Meare Green,Stoke St Gregory, with wife Eliza 52yrs (born Stoke St Gregory-SOM). Contact Mike by.
POOLE Edward Blacksmith 1803: Edward Poole, blacksmith. Born about 1803 in Somerset. The 1861 UK census lists him as 58yrs, at Mare Green-SOM, with wife Sarah 65yrs (born Somerset). Contact Mike by.
PRIDDELL Thomas Blacksmith 1844: Thomas Priddell, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Clevedon, Somersetshire, England.
PYNE Frederick Blacksmith 1809: Frederick Pyne, born 1809 , Weston in Gordano., Somerset. Married Ann Atwell in 1832 and secondlyJane Bessant in 1837. Contact Jeremy by .
PYNE John Blacksmith 1835: John Pyne, born 1835, Nailsea, Somerset,England. Moved to London and married Ann Cummins in Waterloo in 1853. Third generation blacksmith. Contact Jeremy by .
PYNE Joseph Blacksmith 1779: Joseph Pyne, born circa 1779, working in Weston in Gordano in 1841, died before 1851. Wife Elizabeth. Father of at least five blacksmith sons. Contact Jeremy by .
RICH Carl Cook Blacksmith 1893: Carl Rich, blacksmith. Born about 1893, Willison, Somerset, England. The 1901 UK census lists carl as 8yrs, living St Decumans, Somerset with his family. In 1911 UK Carl is 18yrs, living at Tower Hill, Willison, with his family. I Believe this to be the same blacksmith who subsequently moved to Simondbath on Exmoor where he also kept a smallholding and raised a family. Contact Mark by.
ROBBINS Jonathan Blacksmith 1844: Jonathan Robbins, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as New Quay, Bath, Somersetshire, England.
ROGERS Thomas Blacksmith 1844: Thomas Rogers, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Midsomer-Norton, Somersetshire, England.
SANGDON Mark Blacksmith 1804: Mark Sangdon, retired blacksmith. Born about 1804 in Somerset. The 1871 Ukc ensus lists him as 67yrs, living at Old Cleeve,Soemrset with wife Mary 62yrs.
SAUNDERS George Blacksmith 1833: George Saunders, blacksmith. Born about 1833, Bricknoller, Somerset. The 1841 UK census lists George as 7yrs with family. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for parents, master blacksmiths John Saunders and Mary, plus siblings. Contact Ron by
SAUNDERS James Blacksmith 1832: James Saunders, blacksmith. Born about 1832, Bricknoller, Somerset, England. The 1841 UK census lists James as 9yrs with family. In 1851 James is 19yrs, a journeyman blacksmith lodging at Fore Street, Stoqursey, Somerset. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for parents, master blacksmiths John Saunders and Mary, plus siblings. Contact Ron by
SAUNDERS Jesse Blacksmith 1850: Jesse Saunders, blacksmith Born 1850, Bicknoller, Somerset, England. He married Fanny Phillips in 1876 and had four daughters and two sons. Listed as abBlacksmith in UK census: 1871 in Bicknoller; 1881 in Linton, Herefordshire; 1891 in South Morton, Berkshire; and in 1901 in Walthamstow, Essex. Most likely became a railway blacksmith and travelled around England as the railways expanded throughout this period. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his father, master blacksmith Jesse was son of John Saunders. Contact Ron by
SAUNDERS John Blacksmith 1810: John Saunders, master blacksmith. Born 1810, Monksilver, Somerset, England and died in 1869 in Somerset. The 1841 UK census lists John as 30yrs, living at Southlinch.Bricknoller, Somerset; with wife Mary 25yrs. Children: James 9yrs; George 7yrs; Charles 3yrs, Anna 7mths infant. In 1851 John is 40yrs, still at Southlinch, Mary 38yrs. Children: George 18yrs (see Blacksmiths of Somerset); Charles 13yrs; Emma 10yrs; Sarah 8yrs; Harriet 5yrs; William 3yrs; Jesse 7mths infant boy. Lodger: Sarah Lee 86yrs, widow, pauper. Contact Ron by
SAVIER (SEVIER) Thomas Burridge Blacksmith 1851: Thomas Burridge Savier or Sevier 30yrs, a Blacksmith in Weare, Somerset. In June that year he married Susannah Stevens. 1861: he and his family had moved to the Thornbury, Glos area, and by 1865 they had moved again to the Warmley area. Thomas died at some time between 1865 and 1871. The surname is rendered in some census records as Savier. Some of his sons went on to work as Wheelwrights. Indexed also under surname SEVIER. Contact Debbie by.
SEVIER (SAVIER) Thomas Burridge Blacksmith 1851: Thomas Burridge Sevier or Savier 30yrs, a Blacksmith in Weare, Somerset. In June that year he married Susannah Stevens. 1861: he and his family had moved to the Thornbury, Glos area, and by 1865 they had moved again to the Warmley area. Thomas died at some time between 1865 and 1871. The surname is rendered in some census records as Savier. Some of his sons went on to work as Wheelwrights. Indexed also under surname SAVIER. Contact Debbie by.
SLADE James Blacksmith 1869: James Slade, blacksmith. Birth registered 4th Quarter, 1869, Somerset, England. Parents: Thomas and Eliza Slade (listed in this index). Followed his father's trade as a blacksmith in Roadwater, although I have not yet traced him beyond the 1901 census. I believe he died (perhaps unmarried) around 1923. To share information contact David by.
SLADE James Blacksmith 1808: James Slade, blacksmith. Born around 1808 in Winsham Somerset,England. The last trace we have is in Monmouth St Bridgewater age 53yrs. According to the 1861 census he was married to Mary, his second wife who came from Spaxton. If you can share any information, please contact David by .
SLADE Thomas Blacksmith 1829: Thomas Slade, blacksmith. Baptised 15th November 1829 at Leighland Chapel, in the parish of Old Cleeve, Somerset, England. See 1851 census. He married Eliza Larcombe in the second quarter of 1858, and settled in his home village of Roadwater, a small hamlet within the Parish of Old Cleeve. In "The Book of Roadwater, Leighland and Treboroiugh" by Clare and Glyn Court (ISBN 1 841134 342 1), there are two pictures of Thomas, one outside his forge with his wife and son James, and one of him in his garden. He was very musical being cellist, band and choir master in the Bible Christian Chapel in Roadwater. His old forge in Roadwater is still standing, although converted into a private residence. Thomas died on Boxing Day 1907 at Roadwater and Eliza on April 21st 1907 and are buried together in Old Cleeve graveyard. See Blacksmiths of Somerset Index for their son James (born 1869). My mother's family were Slade's from Roadwater, although I have yet to find the link between her line and Thomas' family! There must be one there somewhere! There is much more information t o share so please contact David by.
SMITH Henry Blacksmith 1844: Henry Smith, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Midsomer-Norton, Somersetshire, England.
SMITH James Blacksmith 1844: James Smith, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Pensford, Somersetshire, England.
SPARKES William Henry Blacksmith 1996: William Henry Sparkes, blacksmith at Minehead, Somerset, England. The 1911 Ukc ensus lists him as 57yrs, living at 1 Middle Street, Minehead, Williton, Somerset with wife (of 29 years), Ellen aged 54yrs born barnstaple, Devon. Chilred: Fred 25yrs (blacksmith); Reginald 23yrs (mason); Ellen mary 19yrs (milliner); Ada Elizabeth 16yrs; Hubert Henry 13yrs. Two photos of him in my Minehead to Watchet† (1996 and 2002). Contact Glyn by
STEET Thomas Blacksmith 1844: Thomas Steet, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Dulverton , Somersetshire, England.
STEVENS Francis Blacksmith 1816: Francis Stevens, blacksmith. Born about 1816 in Creech St Michael, Somerset. The1861 UK census lists him as 45yrs,at Creech St Michael,SOM, with wife Mary, 41yrs (born Creech). 1871: Francis is 55yrs, Mary 57yrs, at same address. Contact Mike by
STEVENS John Blacksmith 1827: John Stevens, blacksmith. Born about 1827 in Creech St Michael, Somerset. The1861 UK census lists him as 34yrs,at Creech St Michael, Somerset, with wife Elizabeth, 25yrs (born West Monkton-SOM). 1871: John 46yrs,Elizabeth 33yrs,same address. Contact Mike by
STONE John Blacksmith 1817: John Stone, blacksmith. Born: in Bayford but his birth year varies between Census as born 1817 or 1821. The 1841 census lists him as 20yrs, living in Bayford with Stoke Trister, Somerset. Wife: Mary 20yrs (transcription error: says 28). They married 1839 Wincanton. 1851 Census, resident Stoke (Trister). 1861 resident Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire. There is a death of a John Stone aged 49yrs in 1868 at Tisbury, Wiltshire. Mary Stone is a widow in the 1871 Census. I will now need to access the Somerset Parish Records held in Taunton together with marriage certificate for John to Mary Lush. I have seen The Old Forge building in Bayford and other relevant buildings. Any guidance to discover more would be appreciated to help me research further back in time and hopefully find John Stone's parents and siblings. Contact Tracy by
STRADLING James Blacksmith 1875: James Stradling, blacksmith. Born about 1875, Rockwell Green, Somerset, England. The 1891 UK census lists him as 16yrs, living in Westford RockwellGreen with his parents John Stradling (wollen factory worker) and Mary nee Warren. Siblings: Elizabeth 24yrs; Frederick 20yrs (carpenter); Edward 18yrs (wollen factory worker); William 10yrs. In 1901 James is 27yrs, unmarried, boarding with widow Ann Bennett Smith71yrs in Church Street, Dunster. 1911: James is listed as 37yrs, address: The Ball Dunster, Somerset; with wife Ella Grace 33yrs (daughter of John & Mary.J. May born Woolfardis Worthy, Devon) and daughter Gertrude May Stradling 1yr infant (born Hartland, Devon). Contact Daphne by
TALBOT Herbert Edward Blacksmith,Farrier 1877: Herbert Edward Talbot, blacksmith, farrier. Born about 1877 in Weston, Somerset, England. Died aged 80yrs, Hounslow, Middlesex. In 1901 Herbert is 24yrs, at 17 Priory Street; St pancreas, London with wife Edith 22yrs (born Islington, London) and daughter Edith 3 months infant. 1911:no address given, Herbert. E. is 33yrs, Edith 32yrs. Children: Edith 11yrs; James 8yrs; Thomas 5yrs; Ellen 2yrs. See farriers Index. I have several beautiful images to share and Iím hoping someone can help find apprenticeship records for me. Contact Yvonne by
THOMAS William Blacksmith 1861: William Thomas 18yrs, Coombe, Creech St Michael,SOM,born Creech-SOM. Contact Mike by
THORNE John Blacksmith 1910: John Thorne, blacksmith. Born ? Bury, Kingsbrompto, Somerset, England. Worked 1910 - 1960 (probably). Was also organist for Bury Bible Christian (later Methodist) Chapel. I met him once. Contact Glyn
THRESHER William Blacksmith 1844: William Thresher, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Henrietta Buildings, Bath, Somersetshire, England. I have no other information.
TYLEY Joseph Blacksmith 1844: Joseph Tyley, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Clevedon, Somersetshire, England. I have no other information.
TYPE Christopher Blacksmith Christopher Type of Chard-SOM. I have no other information.
WARRY Henry Blacksmith 1670: Henry Warry, blacksmith. Born in May 1670, Combe St Nicholas, Somerset. Henry died 27 September 1768 at Cricket Malherbie, Somerse. He amrried Sarah Cox 28 January 1722 at Chaffcombe, Somerset. Their sons Henry and Robert were also blacksmiths. Contact Patricia by
WESTCOMBE John Blacksmith 1801: John Westcombe, blacksmith. Born about 1801 in Doddington CAM. The 1861 UK census lists him as 60yrs, at Coombe, Creech St Michael, Somerset with wife Hannah 61yrs (born Creech). Contact Mike by
WESTCOMBE Richard Blacksmith 1829: Richard Westcomb, blacksmith. Born about 1829 in North Petherton, Somerset. The 1861 UK census lists him as 32yrs, at Charlton, Creech St Michael, Somerset with wife Mary 35yrs (born West Monkton, Somerset). Contact Mike by
WINTER John Blacksmith 1844: John Winter, Blacksmith. Details from the Pigot & Co's Royal National and Commercial Directory published June 1844. Address given as Milborne Port, Somersetshire, England.
WOOD Charles Frederick Blacksmith, Farrier 1887: Charles Frederick Wood, blacksmith, farrier. Born about 1887, Dalwood, Devonshire, England. The 1891 UK census lists Charles as 4yrs old, living at Tuckís Cottage, Dalwood with parents Richard (a thatcher) 34yrs and Jane Ann 34yrs. Siblings: Thomas Richard Wood 14yrs; Melina Alice Wood 11yrs; William Henry Wood 8yrs; Eva Lucy Wood 2yrs. In 1901 Charles is 14yrs, living at Silver Street, Kilmington, Devon with parents Richard and Rosa plus siblings Eva 12yrs ; Reginald 9yrs. Visitors Mary Summers (sister) 42yrs married and Mercy Summers (niece) 25yrs. In 1911 Charles is 24yrs, living at 4 Wellington Terrace, Cambridge Street, Chard, Somerset; with wife Ellen 24yrs (nee Burgess, born Colyton, Devon). Children: William Charles 1yr infant. Charles was my grandfather and was a blacksmith at Chard Junction, Somerset for many years. He died about 1969. I am tracing my descendants and would appreciate any help your visitors can offer. Thank you. Contact Adrian by
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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