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The Whitesmiths Index
A whitesmith, brightsmith or tinsmith works with tin ("white iron").
The word whitesmith can also refer to someone who polishes or finishes metal
as opposed to forging it.


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1811: Thomas Moody, whitesmith. Born about 1811 (where), not in Dorset, England. The 1841 UK census lists Thomas as 30yrs, living in Hirehall Lane, Dorchester, Dorset with wife Mary 30yrs (not born in Dorset). Children: Elizabeth 8yrs; Lucy 6yrs; James 4yrs; Mary 2yrs; Christopher 8mths infant. Thomas is listed in Robson Trade Directory 1839. Contact Margaret by
    
ANDERSON Alexander Whitesmith 1810: Alexander Anderson, tinman, brazier. Born about 1810-1811, Glascow, Scotland. 1851 UK census lists Alexander as 40yrs, living at Gallaghers Lodging House, Jews Lane Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Married but wife/family not listed. Cannot see him on 1861 census , may have gone back to Scotland.
ANDREWS Thomas Whitesmith 1812: Thomas Andrews, tin man & sweep. Born about 1812 Bradford Wiltshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists Thomas as 39yrs, living at 58 Lady Nobel? Street, New Town Batten, Wiltshirewith wife Elizabeth 37yrs. Children: Sarah 16yrs (dressmaker); William 12yrs (sweep); Mary 9yrs; Henery 7yrs; Elizabeth 4yrs; Eliza 10months infant. Also listed is Thomas Webb, 25yrs, unmarried (ag.labourer). Thomas is mentioned in the 1848 Directory for Bradford on Avon. I have no other information.
ANDREWS Thomas Whitesmith 1792: Thomas Andrews, whitesmith of Southampton, Hampshir, England. See Wheelwrights Index for Edward & William Andrews.
ARCHER John Whitesmith 1784: John Archer, whitesmith of Porter's Lane, Portsmouth, Hampshire. I have no other information.
ARNOT John Whitesmith 1766: John Arnot 75yrs, whitesmith. Born about 1766 in Midlothian, Scotland. The 1841 UK Scottish lists John as 75 yaers living at 13 Allan Street in Canongate St Cuthberts Midlothian with wife Janet(unsure) 60yrs. Also listed is Catherine Miller 10yrs.
ARNOT Robert Whitesmith 1811: Robert Arnot, whitesmith. Born about 1811 in Edinburgh St George, Midlothian, Scotland. The 1841 Scottish census lists Robert as 30yrs living at 97 Rose Street, Midlothian with wife Ann 23yrs. Also listed is John Watt 23yrs; Janet Watt 20yrs; Mary Watt 2yrs and John Arnot 1yr infant
ARNOT William Whitesmith 1826: William Arnot, whitesmith apprentice. Born about 1826 in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland. The 1841 Scottish census lists William as 15yrs, living at 33 St.Andrew Street, Leith Sth with his mother Margaret Arnot 45yrs, widow and Jessie Arnot 20yrs.
ARTHUR E. Whitesmith 1792: E. Arthur, whitesmith of Fareham, Hampshire. See Wheelwrights Index for John Arthur. No other information available.
ASHDOWN Lewis Whitesmith 1834: Lewis Ashdown, blacksmith, whitesmith. Born 1834 in Hythe, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Lewis as 8yrs old, living in Chapel Street, Hythe with his grandparents William Ashdown 56yrs (blacksmith) and Susan 60yrs. Also listed is Susan Ashdown 25yrs and Mary Ann Ashdown 20yrs. In 1851 Lewis is 17yrs, a whitesmith still living with grandparents William 66yrs and Susan 70yrs. Jump to 1891 and Lewis is 57yrs, blacksmith, living at 38 Alexandra Street, Folkestone, Kent; with wife Mary Elizabeth (nee Hopper) 49yrs (born Ewell Kent). Children: Alfred 18yrs; Edward 16yrs; Ernest 11yrs; Bertha 9yrs; Annie 5yrs. See also, Whitesmiths Index. Contact Christine by.
ASHDOWN William Whitesmith 1785: William Ashdown, blacksmith, whitesmith. Born about 1785, Westfield Sussex, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 56yrs, a whitesmith; with wife Susan 60yrs (born Hastings, Kent). Living with them is daughters Susannah Ashdown 25yrs and Mary Ann Ashdown 20yrs and grandson Lewis Ashdown 8yrs. In 1851 William is 66yrs and Susan 70yrs still in Hythe. Grandson Lewis is 17yrs (whitesmith) is the only family members listed. IN 1961 William 76yrs still working as a blacksmith and wife Susan is 80yrs. Grandson Lewis still with them aged 27yrs, unmarried (blacksmith). See also, Whitesmiths Index. Contact Christine by.
ATKINS Joseph Whitesmith,Buckle maker 1775: Joseph Atkins, whitesmith, buckle maker. No:1, Tucker Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
AUGER William Whitesmith 1662: William Augur, whitesmith, brazier. William left a WILL in 1662. He is also mentioned in the V.C.H. of Leicestershire, England. Regarding his inventory: he had £93 invested in craft goods 'from copper to candlesticks', he was appraised at £207 or more. He had a workshop in Abbey Gate (i.e.outside the town walls-a fire risk trade) which he left to his wife, Elizabeth. One of his 2 daughters was married to George Loseby, brazier, of Dublin. As brass making was not established in England at this time, brazier at that date, I think, refers to ?bronze etc. Contact Carole by
BAILHACHE Clement Whitesmith 1806: Clement Bailhache, whitesmith. Born about 1806,St.Hillier, Jersey, Channel Isles. The 1861 census lists him as 55yrs, married (no wife listed) living at Susanna Cottage, ?Ann Street, St.Hillier. Daughter Susanna Bailhache 29yrs, fund holder.
BAIN John Whitesmith 1791: John Bain, tinsmith, blacksmith. Born about 1791 in Lanarkshire Scotland. Married 13 November 1818 in Glasgow to Agnes Blackwood (Born about 1796 in Alloa Scotland) . John and Agnes had at least 3 children all born in Glasgow (Andrew Born 8 September 181;. Agnes born about 1826 ;Jane also born about 1826. John is my 3x great grandfather. Listed in both Blacksmiths of Scotalnd and Whitesmiths Indexes. Contact Diana by
BALDWIN Elizabeth Whitesmith 1784: Elizabeth Baldwin, whitesmith of Andover, Hampshire. No other details given.
BARFOOT William Whitesmith 1830: William Barfott, whitesmith, bellhanger, gas fitter. Born 1830-1831 in Pimlico, London, England. Parents: Harry Barfoot & Mary Ann (nee Avis). The 1851 census shows William living with his mother and brother in Kensington. 19-year-old William is shown as whitesmith journeyman. He is still shown as 'whitesmith journeyman' on the birth certificate of his son, William Joseph (born October 1858), but is a bell-hanger journeyman; by October 1860 at birth of son Harry John. Appears as bell hanger; on 1861 census. Shown as gas fitter; at death of daughter Etna, November 1865, but shown as blacksmith journeyman; at date of death of daughter Emma just three weeks later (December 1865)! Back to bell hanger; by date of second marriage, 28 Feb 1870, and also shown as bell hanger on 1871 census. I have not got a definite record on William's death, but the most likely is of a William who died in September 1910 and the death certificate shows him as 'formerly whitesmith of St. Margaret, Westminster'. Contact Jackie by.
BARTLETT Henry Whitesmith 1810: Henry Bartlett, whitesmith. Born 1810-1811 in Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists Henry as 30yrs, living at 6 Moon Lane, Charles the Martyr parish, Plymouth, Devon with wife Sarah 30yrs (born Devon).
BAWDEN Richard Whitesmith 1801: Richard Bawden, tin plate worker . Born about 1801 Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists Richard as 40yrs, living in Batter Street, Parish of St Charles the Martyr, Plymouth,Devon with wife Mary 40yrs (born Devon).
BENNETT Joseph Whitesmith 1792: Joseph Bennett, whitesmith of Christchurch, Hampshire. No other details given.
BENNETT William Whitesmith 1780: William Bennett , whitesmith. Born about 1780, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 60yrs, living in Norley Street, Parish: St Charles the Marty, Plymouth, Devon with wife Gertrude 50yrs.
BERRY William Whitesmith 1800: William Berry, tin man. Born 1800-1801 Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 40yrs, living in Stillman Street, Plymouth Parish of St Charles the Martyr with wife Eliza 20yrs (born Devon) and children: Thirza 6yrs; Amelia 2yrs and William 1yr infant.
BIGGINS Charles Whitesmith 1809: Charles Biggins, tinsmith, brazier. Born 1809 - 1810. The 1841 UK census lists Charles as 32yrs, living in Silver St. Durham city with wife Agnes 31yrs. In 1851 Charkles is 41yrs, a widoer living at 12a Silver St. Durham with eight (8) children listed. Charles is listed in the 1834 Pigots Directory as tinner. Contact Judith at
BILLINGHAM Joseph Whitesmith 1854: Joseph Billingham, blacksmith, whitesmith, cutler. Born about 1854 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. The 1871 UK census lists him as 17yrs, a whitesmith, living at ?Cottage 10,House 3, Floodgate, Birmingham; with mother Charlotte, 48yrs, charwoman. In 1881 he was a metal worker/spoon forger, living at 34 Milk Street, Birmingham; with wife Eliza 27yrs. Children: Samuel 5yrs; Annie 3yrs; Albert 10mths infant and his mother Charlotte 59yrs,widow. In 1891 he was working as a Blacksmith still living in Milk Street. Joseph is listed in the Blacksmiths of Warwickshire, Cutlers & Whitesmiths Indexes. Contact Hazel by.
BIRD Mark Whitesmith 1809: Mark Bird, Whitesmith. Born about 1809 in Plymouth, Devon, England. Son of John & Esther. Markís daughter Louisa Damellwick Bird was Bapt 1832, probably with mother (married) Betsy Damellwick. Went TO Jersey, married Elizabeth and had three children. Contact Pat by.
BISSELL Alfred Whitesmith 1888: Alfred Bissell (1888-1963), whitesmith, Engineer. Born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England. Parents: Edward Henry Bissell and Emily Timms. Unmarried. Worked in the family business with his two brothers later involving smithing, cycle and motor car maintenance. Contact Ruth by .
BISSELL Arthur Whitesmith 1847: Arthur Bissell, whitesmith. Born 1847 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England and died 1925. Parents: Samuel Bissell and Clementina Ellard. Married Elizabeth Hancox at Leamington Priors (now Spa) in 1872. Five known children. Contact Ruth by .
BISSELL Edward Harry Whitesmith 1883: Edward Harry Bissell (1883-1938), whitesmith, Engineer. Born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England. Parents: Edward Henry Bissell and Emily Timms. Married Kitty ? in later in London. Worked in the family business for a while and then relocated to London, forming his own engineering firm. Contact Ruth by .
BISSELL Edward Henry Whitesmith 1849: Edward Henry Bissell, whitesmith, Locksmith and Bell Hanger. Born 1849 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England and died 1909. Parents: Samuel Bissell and Clementina Ellard. Married Emily Timms at Leamington Priors (now Spa) in 1874. Six known children. Hardware and Bicycle shop started in Warwick Street, Leamington, alongside the smithing business. Shop known as "Bissell Bicycles" . Listed in both the Whitesmith Index & the Locksmiths Index. Contact Ruth by .
BISSELL James Whitesmith 1879: James Bissell, whitesmith. Born 1879 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England and died ?unknown. Parents: Samuel Bissell and Emma Sergeant. Married to Amy Broderick in 1910 in Leamington. Two known children. Contact Ruth by.
BISSELL James Whitesmith 1855: James Bissell, whitesmith. Born 1855 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshir, England and died ?unknown. Parents: Samuel Bissell and Clementina Ellard. Married to Ann Butler in Coventry in 1878. Two children - Edgar and Albert. Emigrated to Hokotika, New Zealand after 1881. Contact Ruth by .
BISSELL Samuel Whitesmith 1809: Samuel Bissell, whitesmith, Locksmith and Bell Hanger. Born 1809 in Warwickshire, England and died 1875. Parents: Samuel Bissell and Sarah Burbidge. Married Clementina Ellard at Leamington Priors (now Spa) in 1832. Eleven children by Clementina. Remarried to Elizabeth Olds in 1871. Family forge and foundry in Park Street, Leamington. Listed in both the Whitesmith Index & the Locksmiths Index. Contact Ruth by .
BISSELL Samuel Whitesmith 1775: Samuel Bissell, whitesmith. Born: 1775 t Loxley, Warwickshire, England and died 1811 . Parents: John Bissell and Mary Tims. Married Sarah Burbidge at Warwick in 1797. Six known children. Contact Ruth by .
BISSELL Samuel Whitesmith 1875: Samuel Bissell, whitesmith and Fitter. Born 1875 at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England and died 1954. Parents: Samuel Bissell and Emma Sergeant. Married Mary Ann McDonough in Warwick in 1909. Three known children. Worked at Warwick Castle, with his brother William. Drove the electric launch boat on the River Avon, sometimes taking King Edward VII and Daisy, Countess of Warwick on their outings together!!! Contact Ruth by .
BISSELL Samuel Whitesmith 1842: Samuel Bissell, whitesmith, Locksmith and Bell Hanger. Born: 1842 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England and died 1911. Parents: Samuel Bissell and Clementina Ellard. Married Emma Sergeant at Leamington Priors (now Spa), in 1868. Nine known children. Listed in both the Whitesmith Index & the Locksmiths Index. Contact Ruth by .
BISSELL William Ernest Whitesmith 1878: William Ernest Bissell, whitesmith, Locksmith, Engineer, Fitter, Mechanic. Born 1878 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England and died 1972. Parents: Edward Henry Bissell and Emily Timms. Married Mabel Harriett Sewell in 1909 in Milverton, Leamington. Had five children. Worked in the family business with his two brothers later involving smithing, cycle and motor car maintenance. Listed in both the Whitesmith Index & the Locksmiths Index. Contact Ruth by
BOARD Charles Whitesmith 1835: Charles Board, tin plate worker. Born about 1835 in Carrisbrook, Isle of Wight, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 16yrs, at 26 Coppins Bridge, Whippingham, Isle of Wight; with widowed aunt Mary. A. Pedder 45yrs and her niece Fanny Dore 20yrs.
BOLTZ Paul Whitesmith 1809: Paul Boltz, tin plate worker. Born about 1809 Norwich, Norfolk, England. The 1851 UK census lists Paul as 42yrs, living in Georges Square, East Dereham, Norfolk with wife Mary 48yrs (born Dereham Norfolk) and daughter Mary 11yrs. Visitor: Sarah Boltz 51yrs Aunt to above.
BOOKER John Whitesmith 1805: John Booker, tin man, brazier. Born about 1805 Market Drayton, Shropshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists John as 46yrs, living in Cross Street, Penkhull with wife Mary 46yrs (born Market Drayton).
BOOKER Jos. Whitesmith 1835: Jos.Booker , tin man, brazier. Born about 1835 Market Drayton, Shropshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists Jos as 16yrs, living in Cross Street, Penkhull, Staffordshire with his parents John 46yrs and Mary Booker 46yrs and sisters Ann 12yrs and Hannah 10yrs.
BOON Nicholas Whitesmith 1823: Nicholas Boon, tin man. Born about 1823 Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists Nicholas as 18yrs, living at 13 Looe Street, Plymout, Parish St Charles the Martyr. 1851: Nicholas is listed as 27yrs living in Clowance Stoke Damerel, Devon with wife Ellen 29yrs. Children: Hy 6yrs; Chas 4yrs, Ellen 1 yr Infant.
BOWKER John Whitesmith 1803: John Bowker, tinman,brazier master. Born about 1803 Market Drayton, Shropshire, England. The 1861 UK census lists John as 58yrs, living in Cross Street, Penkhull, Staffordhsire with wife Mary 56yrs (born Market Drayton) . In 1871 John is 71yrs Tinplate worker and Mary 65yrs.
BRIGGS George Whitesmith 1810: George Briggs, tin plate worker. Born 1810-1811 Plymouth, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists George as 30yrs, living in 20 How Street, Plymouth, Parish: St Charles the Martyr with wife Mary Ann 35yrs (born Devon). 1951 George is 40yrs, Mary Ann 38yrs, living in Plymouth with children Mary.A. 14yrs; George 12yrs; Henry 9yrs.
BRIGGS John Whitesmith 1776: John Briggs, tin plate worker. Born about 1776 Plymouth, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists John as 65yrs, living in 20 How Street, Plymouth, Parish of St Charles the Marty with wife Elizabeth 58yrs (born Devon). In 1851 John is 75yrs and Elizabeth 68yrs still in Plymouth.
BRIGHT Thomas Whitesmith 1800: Thomas Bright, sieve maker. Born 1800- 1801, Dolton, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 40yrs, living in Lashingcott St, Alverdiscott, Devon; with wife Mary 40yrs. Children: Charles 10yrs; Mary Ann 8yrs; Samuel 4yrs; Elizabeth 1yr. In 1851 Thomas is 50yrs, at Mathews Mills, Alverdiscott; Mary 51yrs. Children: Thomas 25yrs; Mary 19yrs; Elizabeth 12yrs, John 9yrs. 1961: Thomas 62yrs; Mary 62; John 19yrs.
BRINTON Benjamin Whitesmith 1810: Benjamin Brinton, whitesmith. Born 1810-1811 in Tipton Stafffordshire, England. The 1861 UK census lists him as 50yrs, at Mills Alley, Tipton with wife Jane 50yrs(born Tipton). Daughter Sarah Briton 20yrs and son William 15yrs. (Note: there are 2 Benjamin Brintons in 1861 Census, and this is the Staffordshire one, not the Hampshire one). I have no other information.
BROADWAY John Whitesmith 1775: John Broadway, tin plate worker. Living at No: 3, Thomas Street, Temple, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
BROOKS Thomas Whitesmith 1828: Thomas Brooks, whitesmith. Born about 1828 Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. The 1851 UK census lists Thomas as 23yrs, living in Brooks Buildings, Norwich, Norfolk . See Blacksmiths Index for parents John & Mary Brooks.
BROWN John Whitesmith 1775: John Brown, brightsmith and ironmonger living at No: 11, Clare Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
CARYL Benjamin Whitesmith 1800: Benjamin Caryl, tin plate worker. Christened 15th October 1800 in Exeter, Devon, England (see familysearch.org). Parents William and Elizabeth Caryl. The 1851 UK census lists Benjamin as 50yrs living at 21 Radcliffe Terrace Middelsex, London with wife Elizabeth 46yrs (born St George Hanover, Middlesex). Also listed is niece Barbara Rose 18yrs (born Middlesex).
CARYL William Whitesmith 1845: William Caryl, tin man. Born 1845 at Bramfrod Speke, Devon, England. The 1871 UK census lists William as 26yrs, living Ottery, St Mary, Devon with wife Fanny 25yrs (born Ottery St Mary). In 1891 William is 46yrs living at Longpark Street, St.Sidwell, Exeter, Devon. Fanny is 45yrs. See Indexes for Watchmakers, Brass workers, Farriers, Blacksmiths & Ironworkers Indexes for relatives.
CHAPMAN Thomas Whitesmith 1844: Thomas Chapman, tin plate worker. Born about 1844 in Launceston Cornwall. See Blacksmiths of Cornwall for parents William & Harriet plus siblings Fanny, Emma & Elizabeth. Contact David by
CHARLEY William Whitesmith,Blacksmith 1820: William Charley,whitsmith,blacksmth. Born about 1820 in Dartmouth, devon, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 31yrs, High Street, Totnes, Devon with wife Grace 31yrs (born Slapton, Devon).
CLARK Frederick Whitesmith 1928: Frederick Clark, master Whitesmith. Frederick was in Birmingham 1928, and according to his daughter's birth certificate and my great-aunt's death certificate in 1986, has him as a Master Whitesmith. Contact great-niece Sue by
COCKS Christopher Whitesmith 1775: Christopher Cocks, brightsmith. No: 4, Milk Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
COMBES Wm. Whitesmith 1775: Wm. Combes, tin plate worker & coffin plate chaser. No: 72, Castle Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
COMPTON John Whitesmith,Gunsmith 1784: John Compton, whitesmith, gunsmith. During 1784 & 1792 he was at High Street, Winchester, Hampshire. I have no other information.
COX Christopher Whitesmith 1775: Christopher Cox, brightsmith. No: 2, Bars (sic) Lane, now Barrs Street, Bristol, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
CROSBY Robt. Whitesmith 1775: Robert Crosby, buckle make & victualler. No: 5, Maudlin Street, now Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
CRUP Richard Whitesmith 1775: Richard Crup, tin plate worker. No: 20, Clare Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
CUMMING John Whitesmith 1815: John Cumming, whitesmith. Born about 1815 in Bedale, Yorkshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists John as 36yrs, living in Homer Street, Lambeth, Surrey with wife Jane 37yrs (born Northumberland). Children: William 5yrs; Henry 1yr infant. Visitor Hannah Edwards 25yrs.
CUNNINGHAM James Whitesmith 1775: James Cunningham, tin plate worker. No: 14, Redcliffe Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
CURLE Robert Whitesmith 1823: Robert Curle, whitesmith apprentice. Born about 1823 in Devon, England. The 1841 Uk census lists Robert as 18yrs, living in Gibbons Lane, Plymouth Parish St.Charles the Martyr with his Mother: Esther 50yrs.
CUSHION John Whitesmith,Brazier 1784: John Cushion, whitesmith, brazier. Living in High Street, Southampton, Hampshire. I have no other information.
DAN (DANN) George Whitesmith 1821: Dan(Dann) George, whitesmith,blacksmith. Born about 1821,?Kent. The 1841 UK census lists George as 20yrs, living at No.1, North Place, Clerkenwell, Middlesex; with wife Elizabeth 20yrs (born Loose, Kent). Children Listed: George 2yrs; James 7monhs infant. In the 1851 census George is not listed with family. Elizabeth is 34yrs (whitesmiths wife) is at Loose Road with children: George. W. 12yrs; James.T. 10yrs; Elizabeth 8yrs; John 6yrs; Sheriff 11mths infant boy. Georgeís daughter Elizabeth Dan married Orlando Buzzard on April 5th 1861 in the parish of St Martins, Leicester. Their marriage certificate identifies that George Dan was at that time the Blacksmith at Kibworth Beauchamp in Leicestershire. Listed in Blacksmiths Middlesex and Leicestershire + the Whitesmiths Index. possibility George Dann 34yrs (born Kent) lodging at 105 Archway Court, Wandsworth. See census 1851 for Wandsworth, Surrey, District 15, image 31. I think George must have died between 1851 and 1861. Contact Sarah by
DANN William (Jnr) Whitesmith 1810: William Dann (Jnr), whitesmith, tin smith. Born about 1810, Plymouth,Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists William (Jnr) as 30yrs, living at 30yrs, Higher Street, Plymouth with wife Elizabeth 25yrs (Born Plymouth). Children: Eliza 3yrs; Ellen 1yr infant. In 1851 William is 41yrs, widower. Children: Eliza Dann 13yrs; Ellen Dann 11yrs; Louisa Dann 9yrs; Jane Dan 7yrs. They are living with Williams parents William (Snr) & Elizabeth (see Whitesmiths Index).
DANN William (Snr) Whitesmith 1779: William Dann (Snr), whitesmith, tin plate worker. Born about 1779, Plymouth,Devon,England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 60yrs, at Higher Street, Plymouth with wife Elizabeth 55yrs. Children present: George 25yrs; Richard 15yrs. The 1851 UK census lists William as 72yrs. at 1 Higher Street, Plymouth; with wife: Elizabeth 69yrs (born Plymouth). Children: Richard 26yrs (unmarried); William (Jnr) 41yrs, widower (see Whitesmiths Index). Grandchildren: Eliza Dann 13yrs; Ellen Dann 11yrs; Louisa Dann 9yrs; Jane Dan 7yrs (Williamís children).
DARRAN Joseph (Jnr) Whitesmith 1822: Joseph Darran (Jnr). Gunsmith, armourer. military. Born about 1822, Chatham, Kent. The 1891 UK Census lists him as 69yrs, living at Rainham, Kent with wife Mary. A. 65yrs and son Alfred.G. Darren, 24yrs (coach builder). Joseph (Jnr) joined the 40th foot in 1840 as armourer sergeant. He was discharged 1862 and was gun maker in Essex (see 1871 census). In 1876 became an armourer in Chatham Kent for ten years and gave 32 years service as armourer to army. He later worked as a gunsmith, until his death 1899. Listed in the Gunsmiths and the Military Indexes. Contact Paul by
DARRAN Joseph (Snr) Whitesmith 1784: Joseph Darran (Snr), whitesmith, gunsmith. Born 1784, Lancaster. Joseph joined the marines 1811 as a whitesmith became armourer in marines and in 1847 after 35 years became a gunmaker in Chatham Kent. Listed in the Whitesmiths Index, the Gunsmiths and the Military Indexes. Contact Paul by
DAVIS James Whitesmith 1800: James Davis, whitesmith,blacksmith. Born 1800 in Barton Stacey, Hampshire, England. James died 23rd March 1878 in Barton Stacey, Hampshire. In 1841 census, a Whitesmith at Barton Stacey. The 1871 census shows him as a Blacksmith at Barton Stacey. His father was William Davis(1770-1823)a blacksmith at Barton Stacey. James is listed on both the Blacksmiths of Hampshire and the Whitesmiths Indexe. Contact John by
DAY Cephas Whitesmith 1821: Cephas Day, whitesmith,blacksmith. Born about 1821, Exeter, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists as 20yrs, living in St.Stephans Street, in the Close of St.Peters Cathedral, Devon; with wife Jemima 20yrs (born Exeter) and daughter Matilda 5months infant. In 1851 Cephas is 33yrs, living at park Cottages, Islington, Middlesex. Jemima is 32yrs. Children: Matilda.W. 10yrs; Jemima 4yrs; Emma.M. 2yrs. Cephas is listed in the Blacksmiths of Devon & Middlesex and in the Whitesmiths Index.
DAY William Whitesmith 1784: William Day. 1784 & 1792 at Rumsey (Romsey), Hampshire. I have no other information.
DE MOUILPIED Daniel Whitesmith 1837: Daniel De Mouilpied, whitesmith. Born about 1837 in St. Martin, Guernsey. The 1861 census lists him as 24yrs, at Fosse Fontaine, St. Martin, Guernsey; single; Living with parents, Peter & Mary.
DEAN Giles Whitesmith 1812: Giles Dean, whitesmith & Bell Hanger. Born about 1812,Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 39yrs, living in 26 Commercial Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. Wife: Hannah 38yrs. Children: Giles Dean12yrs, Edwin Dean 8yrs, Henry Dean 10yrs, William Dean 7yrs,Alice Dean 5yrs, Rosina Dean 1yr. Nephew: Henry Orpin 14yrs (a Brightsmith Ė listed in the Whitesmiths Index). Contact Lorraine by.
DENSLOW John (Snr) Whitesmith 1813: John Denslow, blacksmith, whitesmith, mechanic. Born about 1813 in Membury, Devon, England and died 1894. The 1841 UK census lists him as 25yrs, lodging with blacksmith Christopher Type and family at Charmont Lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset. In1851 John Denslow (Snr) was a Mechanic at Flax Mills, Greenham, Crewkerne; wife Mary (nee Type) 33yrs. Children: Catherine 8yrs; Elizabeth 7yrs; John 2yrs. Lodger: John Stanton 29yrs, widower (mill foreman). 1861: John 49yrs, a widower, and is now a blacksmith, at Membury, Devon living with his daughter Elizabeth Caddy nee Type, 17yrs (flax reeler); sons John (Jnr) 12yrs and William 6yrs. John is listed in Blacksmiths of Dorset and Devon and the Whitesmiths Indexes. His son John (Jnr) moved to London and was a coachmaker. Contact Debbie by
DENTON Henry Whitesmith 1853: Henry Denton, blacksmith, whitesmith. Born 6th Nov 1853 in St Pancras Middlesex, England. The 1871 UK census lists Henry as 1yrs, a blacksmith living at No:1 Augustus Wharf, St Pancras. On 14 March 1875 Henry married Mary Ann Smith at St Pancras Church, Middx , address given 91 Charlton Street. Children: Henry (bapt. 17Feb1879); Herbert (bapt. 17Feb1879); Ada Martha (born 20Mar1888); Rose (bapt. 10Dec1894); Thomas William (bapt. 20Sep1898); Lydia (bapt. 16Oct1899); The 1881 census shows Henry and wife Mary Ann at 21 River Terrace with sons Henry and John. 1911 census, living at 99 Ossulton Street with wife Mary Ann and daughters Rose and Lydia. Henry died December 1929 and is buried in St Pancras Cemetery. Henry was my great grandfather. Contact Linda by
DICKIE George Whitesmith 1818: George Dickie, whitesmith. Born about 1818 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The 1851 UK census lists him as 33yrs, living at North Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Wife: Elizabeth 30yrs born Beccles, Suffolk.
DISTIN William Whitesmith 1824: William Distin, whitesmith. Born about 1824 in Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 17yrs, living at Meek (or Week) Street, Plymouth, Parish: St Charles the Martyr with his father William 68yrs.
DOWNE Robert Whitesmith 1791: Robert Downe, brightsmith, gun maker, clock maker. Born about 1791 in Bideford, Devon, England. The 1841 UK Census lists him as 50yrs, a brightsmith living in High Street, Bideford with wife Ann 45yrs. Children: Elizabeth 13yrs; Ella 9yrs; Henry 8yrs. Robert worked all his life on the High Street in Bideford. Genuki-Bideford shows him on two trade directories. Clock and watch maker 1830. Clock maker and gun maker 1857. Death cert shows he was a Master gunsmith, info given by a non-relative. If at Robert's death he was in business as a master gunsmith, surely this would mean he had to apprentice? Or would he just have been someone who repaired guns, which would not necessitate a license or apprenticeship? He is listed in the Brightsmith, Clockmaker & Gunsmith Indexes Contact Pamela by
DYER Peter Whitesmith 1775: Peter Dyer, brightsmith. No: 43, Lewinís Mead, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
ELLARD Henry Whitesmith 1845: Henry Ellard, blacksmith, whitesmith, locksmith. Born about 1845, Wellaughby, Warwickshire, England. The 1861 UK census lists Henry as 16yrs, apprenticed to Master Locksmith John Arnold at Willenhall, Staffordshire. Between 1861 and 1891 in Willenhall he was a locksmith, white smith and a Stamper and piercer. Listed in the Blacksmiths of Staffodshire, Whitesmiths & Locksmiths Indexes. Contact Hazel by.
ELLES Nicholas Whitesmith 1775: Nicholas Elles, brightsmith. No: 21 ,Milk Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
ELLIS John Whitesmith 1798: John Ellis, whitesmith, glazier. Born 1798 in Sandford, Devon was a glazier in the 1851 census, as was his eldest son William. The family moved to Cardiff around 1880 where John became a house painter and William a postman. Maybe the glazing business in Cardiff was closed to outsiders. Contact Jeff by .
EUSTACE /EUSTICE John Whitesmith 1830: John Eustace, whitesmith,tin smith. Born 1830 at Crowan, Cornwall, England. Followed in is fatherís footsteps to become a tinsmith. The 1861 UK census of Helston, Cornwall he is described as an "Engineer in a Tin Mine". He married Catherine Hodge from Cork, Ireland at St. Austell in 1855 and on 17 February 1862 they along with their children John, Ann and Catherine sailed on the "Black Swan" from Plymouth, Devon for a new life in New Zealand. The "Black Swan" arrived at Port Chalmers on 5 June 1862 after 107 days at sea. See Link on HomePage "Stories from the Past" for his invention/patent and URL. Contact Barry on
EVERITT James Whitesmith 1829: James Everitt, whitesmith. Born about 1829 in ST peter Par Mountergate, Norwoch, Norfolk, England. The 1851 UK census lists james as 22yrs, a Whitesmith living at Tombland Kerrisons Court, Norwich. Mother: Sarah 48yrs widow. Siblings: John 19yrs, Elizabeth 16yrs, William 14yrs, Henry 12yrs, Alice 10yrs, Robert 3yrs. Lodger: Bailey Birds 21yrs (blacksmith).
FARO William Whitesmith 1811: William Faro, whitesmith, ironmonger journeyman. Born 1811 in Chichester, Sussex, England and died in 1871 in Fareham Hampshire. 1872 daughters marriage described as Whitesmith. Death certificate 1871 described as Ironmonger journeyman. Listed on both the Whitesmiths and the Iron Workers Index. Contact Stephen by
FEACHHAM John & Sons Whitesmith 1792: John (& Sons) Feachham of Winchester, Hampshire. I have no other information.
FIGES Alan Whitesmith 1792: Alan Figes of Southampton, Hampshire. I have no other information.
FINCH Francis Whitesmith 1834: Francis Finch, a whitesmith. Convicted of stealing copper at Norwich Norfolk, England 1834 & transported to Port Jackson on the ship ĎMary Anne 2í in 1835. Common law marriage 1841 and set up as a blacksmith at Parramatta NSW. He†died 1863 and is buried at All Saints Cemetery Parramatta. Listed in Blacksmiths Australia and Convicts Indexes. Contact Joe by
FORD Henry Whitesmith 1826: Henry Ford, whitesmith, tinsmith. Born Bout 1826 in Ottery St Mary Devon, England. 1851 UK census lists Henry as 25yrs, him living in Stalbridge Dorset, England. Contact Jennifer by.
FRANKLAND Robert Whitesmith 1809: Robert Frankland, brazier. Born about 1809 in Repham, Norfolk, England. The 1851 Uk census lists Robert as 42yrs, visiting blacksmiths William & Elizabeth Butler in Cawston Road, Aylsham, Norfolk .
FRANKLIN Charles Whitesmith 1834: Charles Franklin, whitesmith and bell hanger. Born about 1834, Gloucester, England. The 1861 UK census: lists Charles as 27yrs , a Locksmith & Bellhanger, living at 39 Church Street, Saint Ebbe, Oxford, England with wife Susan Franklin 18yrs born Little Coxwell, Berkshire and daughter Sarah Ann Franklin one month infant (born Oxford). The 1871 census lists Charles as a Whitesmith living at King Street, Oxford Saint Peter in the East with second wife Ann. S. 25yrs born Oxford. See Blacksmiths of Oxford Index for father Gideon Franklin and other family.Contact Ann by
GOULD George Whitesmith 1826: George Gould, whitesmith,Brightsmith, blacksmith. 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.
GOULD Richard Whitesmith 1821: Richard Gould, whitesmith/tinman. Born 1821, in Devon. The 1841 UK census lists him as 21yrs living with his family at Gloucester Street, Devonport; See Shipwrights Index for parents & siblings. Contact Richard by.
GREEN John Richard Whitesmith 1830: John Richard Green, whitesmith. Born about 1830, St. Saviours, Jersey, Channel Isles. The 1861 census lists him as 31yrs, living at 3 St.Saviours Court, Jersey with wife Emma 30yrs. Daughter: Emma Jane Green 10 mths infant. Sister-in-law: Eliza Antele(surname unclear) 13yrs.
GREENGRASS Robert Whitesmith 1801: Robert Greengrass, whitesmith. Born 1801 in Shoreditch, London and died in 1867 in Hull, Yorkshire. He was recorded as a Whitesmith in the 1841 to 1861 UK censuses in St Andrews-the-Less, Cambridge shire. Contact Ron by
GREGORY John Whitesmith 1801: John Gregory, tin plate worker. Born about 1801 in Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists John as 40yrs, living in Jubillee Street, Plymouth. Parish: St Charles the Martyr.
GRIBBLE John Whitesmith 1826: John Gribble, whitesmith, ships smith. Born about 1826 in Barnstaple, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 15yrs, apprentice smith living at Salem Street, Barnstaple, Devon with his mother Elizabeth Gribble 35yrs (born Atherington, Devon) independent. Siblings: Charles 12yrs; James 10yrs; Elizabeth 8yrs; Joseph 5yrs. In 1851 John is 24yrs, unmarried, a whitesmith with his mother Elizabeth Gribble 48yrs (widow); brother Joseph 15yrs(scholar). They are living with Johnís uncle Charles Gribble (master tailor) and his family in back Lane, Barnstaple. Also listed are lodgers Richard Rowe 40yrs, unmarried (farmer) and Jane Symons 15yrs, unmarried (dressmaker). In 1871 John is 43yrs, married, is a shipís smith; his mother Elizabeth 69yrs, living at Trinity Street, Barnstaple. No others listed at this address.
GRIBBLE Joseph Whitesmith 1820: Joseph Gribble, whitesmith. Born 1820-1821 in Crediton, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 20yrs, living at Martinís Lane, Crediton. Parents: John Gribble 60yrs (serge weaver), Mary 65yrs. Siblings: John 20yrs (shoemaker apprentice); Also listed: Jane Andrews 5yrs.
GRIBBLE Samuel Whitesmith 1820: Samuel Gribble, whitesmith. Born 1820-1821, Crediton, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 20yrs, living at Martinís Lane, Crediton; with first wife Mary 20yrs (born Crediton) and son Herman 1yr infant. 1851 Samuel is 30yrs, at 40 High Street, Crediton; with second wife Susan 35yrs. Children: Herman 11yrs (apprentice whitesmith); Emma 8yrs; Ann 9yrs(?step daughter); Maria 5yrs(?step daughter).
GRIFFIN William Whitesmith 1807: William Griffin, whitesmith. Born about 1807 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 44yrs, a Ptnt pauper at 1-Devon County Lunatic Asylum, St Thomas, Exminster, Devonshire.
GRIFFITHS William Whitesmith 1786: William Griffiths, blacksmith,whitesmith. Born about 1786 in the parish of St Mary, Pembrokeshire, Wales. The 1841 UK census lists William as a blacksmith and in the 1851 census as a whitesmith. His daughter Sarah (my ggg-grandmother) listed him on her marriage certificate in 1850 as a blacksmith. As well, he is listed as a whitesmith for Sarah's baptism. Listed in both Blacksmiths of Wales & Whitesmiths Indexes. Contact Shayne by
GRIFFITHS William Whitesmith 1775: Wm. Griffiths, brightsmith, blacksmith. No: 67, Key, now Quay, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
GUNBY John Whitesmith 1814: John Gunby, whitesmith, blacksmith. Born 1814 at Normanton on Trent, Nottinghamshire,England and died 1861 Newark, Nottinghamshire. Parents: William Gunby & Elizabeth Loughton Gunby of Normanton on Trent. See U.K. Census 1841, 1851. Resided Hawton Rd. Newark worked as whitesmith, blacksmith. Wife: Sarah nee Mitchell. See Whitesmiths & Farriers Index. See Blacksmiths of Nottinghamshire for son John(1844-1899). Contact Lyz by
GUNBY John Whitesmith 1844: John Gunby, whitesmith, blacksmith. Born 1844 Newark Nottinghamshire, England and died circa 1899 Yorkshire. Wife:Sarah Beeston of Blyth Nottinghamshire,U.K. Listed in U.K. Census 1861,1871 working as blacksmith, whitesmith at Beaumond Rd., Newark. 1881:at Balby Cum Hexworth,Yorkshire. 1891:a blacksmiths at Cudworth Yorkshire. Also listed in Whitesmiths Index. Other Gunbys can be found if the Farriers Index, Whitesmiths Index & Blacksmiths of Yorkshire + Derbyshire + Nottinghamshire Indexes. Contact Lyz by
GUORD John Parker Whitesmith 1815: John Parker Guord, whitesmith. Born about 1815 in Broad Clist, Devon, England. The 1851 UK census lists John as 36yrs, living in Bitton Terrace, West Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Devon. Wife Elizabeth 32yrs (born Moreton, Devon). Children: John Parker Guord (Jnr) 6yrs; William Soper Guord 4yrs; Henry Douglas Guord 2yrs; Anna Maria a 1yr infant.
GUY Esau Whitesmith 1775: Esau Guy, tin plate worker. No: 8, Back Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
GWYNN Rowland Whitesmith 1775: Rowland Gwynn, brightsmith. No: 11, Thomas Street, Temple, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
HAINES Nath. Whitesmith 1775: Nath. Haines, buckle maker. No: 41, West Street, top of Old Market, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
HALL Richard Whitesmith 1792: Richard Hall, whitesmith, blacksmith inBasinstoke, Hampshire. I have no other information.
HAMPSON John Whitesmith 1751: John Hampson, whitesmith. Born 1751 in Yorkshire, England. John is consistently referred to in parish records as a whitesmith. After his death his wife continued the business which was listed in an 1822 trade directory as "Hampson Sarah & Son, (brass founders and bell hangers) New street". Most of his sons continued in similar lines of work, with at least one grandson becoming a gasfitter in London. Contact Chris by
HARWOOD John Whitesmith 1806: John Harwood, whitesmith. Born about 1806, Plymouth aprish St Charles the Martyr, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists John as 35yrs, living at 11 Moon Street, Plymouth with wife Mary 25yrs (born Plymouth). Children: Elizabeth Harwood 5yrs and Henry Harwood 2yrs.
HAWKIN Silas Whitesmith 1823: Silas Hawkin, tin plate man. Born about 1823 in Plymouth, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists Silas as 15yrs, living in Meek (or Week) Street, Plymouth. Parish St Charles the Martyr with his parents Stephen & Elizabeth plus siblings.
HILL Bryan Whitesmith 1872: Bryan Hill of Nottingham. Contributor says this was seen on 1881 Census but I (the website admin) cannot find him there. No further information given.
HILL William Henry Whitesmith 1840: William Henry Hill, whitesmith, blacksmith, fitter. Born 25th December 1840 to Richard Hill and his wife Charlotte nee Golby. He is on the 1861 census at Greyfriars Lane, Coventry occupation a Smith. He moved to Doncaster and on 3rd November 1868 married Rose Fletcher (1847-1918) in the parish church, occupation Fitter. The family moved to Leamington Spa and on 1871 census are at Bath St, occupation Whitesmith. Children: Lilian (1869-1870) Richard William (1871-1960) and George Henry (1872-1957). William gives his occupation as Whitesmith on their Bc, bpt records. The family move to Salford and have a son, Walter(1876-1879). 1881: they are at Queens Place, occupation Blacksmith. In Slater's Directory 1886 and 1896 his occupation is Whitesmith. In 1901 the family are at Lower Islington St , occupation Blacksmith(wrought iron gates, etc.) Slater's 1903 and 1909 states he is a Whitesmith. In 1911 he is in Coventry visiting friends, occupation Whitesmith (out of employ) William died in 1920. He was my GG grandfather. Listed in Indexes for Blacksmiths Lancashire, Warwickshire and Whitesmiths. Contact Gill by
HILL William.C. Whitesmith 1818: William.C.Hill, whitesmith. Born about 1818, Plymouth,Devon, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 33yrs, living in Plymouth with wife Martha 31yrs (born Plymoth). Children: John.C. 8yrs; Henry.S. 6yrs; William.P.4yrs; Martha.C. 2yrs. Visitor: Joanna.G. Pott, 19yrs
HOLLOWAY George Whitesmith 1845: George Holloway, whitesmith. Born about 1845 in Heckfield, Hampshire, England. The 1871 UK census lists George as 26yrs, living in Odiham Road, Heckfield, with his father Henry. George worked for the Duke of Wellington on his Stratfield Estate, Hampshire. No other information given.
HOLLOWAY Henry Whitesmith 1814: Henry Holloway , whitesmith. Born about 1814 in Heckfield, Hampshire, England. The 1871 UK census lists Henry as 57yrs, living in Odiham Road, Heckfield, with his son George (whitesmith). Henry and George worked for the Duke of Wellington on his Stratfield Estate, Hampshire. No other information given.
HOPKINS Joseph Whitesmith 1800: Joseph Hopkins, whitesmith. Joseph was a worker in tin utensils for dairies. Convicted and transported. For full story see Interesting Stories LINK on Home Page. Also listed in the Convicts Index.
HORTON Henry Whitesmith 1852: Henry Horton, whitesmith. Born 1851-1852, Ashburton, Devon, England. The 1861 UK census lists him as 9yrs, living in West Street with his family. In 1871 Henry is 19yrs, unmarried and still with family. His parents John Horton and Ann; plus siblings can be seen in the Gunsmiths Index plus Blacksmiths of Devon & Whitesmiths Index.
HORTON John Whitesmith 1811: John Horton, master whitesmith, gunsmith, master blacksmith, employs 2 men. Born about 1811, Ashburton, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 30yrs, at West Street, Ashburton; with wife Ann 30yrs and daughter Mary Ann 1yr. In 1851 John is 40yrs, still at West Street; Ann 40yrs. Children: Mary Ann 11yrs;Elizabeth 7yrs; Jane 5yrs. 1861: John is 50yrs; Ann 52yrs. Daughter Elizabeth 17yrs and son Henry 9yrs. Living at West Street with Mary Horton,70yrs, widow and house owner. 1871: John 60yrs (whitesmith; Ann 63yrs; son Henry 19yrs (whitesmith), still living at West Street. This family is listed in Blacksmiths of Devon, Whitesmith and Gunsmiths Indexes.
HOUSE James Whitesmith 1775: James House, tin shop worker. No: 79, Redcliffe Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
HOWARD Harry Whitesmith 1859: Harry Howard, whitesmith. Botn about 1859 in Guildford, Surrey, England. The 1891 UK census lists harry as 32yrs, living at 3 Springfield Terrace, Hastings with wife Elizabeth (born Clandon, Surrey). Noted as an employee.† His employment circumstances obviously changed in the next 10 years: in the 1901 census Harry was listed as a laundryman working at home.†
HUNT. Thomas Whitesmith 1999: Thomas Hunt, coppersmith, tinplate worker, brazier in Newcastle upon Tyne, Lancashire, England. Fully detailed in Bookplates by Beilby & Bewick (1999), pp.146-47. Listed in Coppersmith and Whitesmiths Indexes. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
HUNTLEY William Whitesmith 1848. William Huntley, whitsmith in Silver Street, Bradford on Avon,Wiltshire. Listed in the 1848 Directory for Bradford on Avon. I have no other information.
INGLEFIELD John Whitesmith 1784: John Inglefield of Canon Street, Winchester, Hampshire. I have no other information.
JACKSON Henry Sivell Whitesmith 1816: Henry Sivell Jackson, master blacksmith, whitesmith, machinist. Born: January 26th 1816 at Lympstone, Devon, England. The 1861 census lists him as 45 years, Higher Lympstone. Wife: Grace (formerly Hackaday), 44 years, born 26th January 1817 at Lew Trenchard, Devon. Children (11 in all): 5 sons, 6 daughters between 1842 and 1863 including John, 14yrs (blacksmith)& Henry Sivell Jackson Jnr born April 19th, 1851. Apprentice, Nephew, John Bickle, aged 19. Henry parents were John Denning Jackson & Elizabeth Sivell Jackson who by second marriage was named Beckstone. Henry S. Jackson died March 13th 1875, aged 59 yrs. Grace Jackson died November 12th 1899 aged 82 yrs. Henry is listed in both Blacksmiths of Devon & Whitesmiths Indexes. Son John is listed in Blacksmiths of Devon. Contact Judy by
JONES Elisha Whitesmith 1775: Elisha Jones, brightsmith. Living at No: 17, Horsefair , Bristol, England. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
JONES James Whitesmith 1775: James Jones, brightsmith. Living at No: 10, Old King Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
JONES John Whitesmith 1775: John Jones, tin plate worker. Living at No: 86, Redcliff Hill, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
JONES Thomas Whitesmith 1775: Thomas Jones, tin plate worker. Living at No: 49, Key, now Quay, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
JORDAN Daniel Whitesmith 1775: Daniel Jordan, tin plate worker. Livign at No: 1, Small Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
JOYCE Thomas Whitesmith 1835: Thomas Joyce, whitesmith. Born 1835-1836 in Chilton, Wiltshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Thomas as 5yrs old living with his parents William 30yrs and Ann Joyce 30yrs at Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire. 1861: Thomas is 25yrs, living in Swindon, Wiltshire with wife Anne 35yrs (born Ramsbury,Wiltshire). Census 1871 Tomas is 35yrs, still at Swindon, Wiltshire,; Ann 45yrs and son John. T. Joyce 7yrs (born Swindon). See Blacksmiths of Wiltshire for other family members. Contact Shirley by.
KELLY John Whitesmith 1800: J(ohn) Kelly, tin plate worker. Flourished c.1800-1820? I have an example of his large wood engraved bookplate, c.1810, which details his trade and location. Contact Nigel by
KENT John Whitesmith 1800: John Kent, blacksmith, Whitesmith, locksmith and bellhanger, steel mill maker . Born about 1800, Criplegate London, England. The 1841 UK census lists John as 41yrs, amill maker, living in Noble Street, Middlesex (London); with wife Elizabeth 36yrs (born Middlesex). Children James 11yrs; Elizabeth 9yrs; Mary 5yrs; ; Thomas 2yrs; Jane age unknown. Also listed is Mary Richards 67yrs. In 1851 John is 50yrs, living at 8 noble street, Middlesex ; Elizabeth 44yrs. Children: James 21yrs, unmarried (born St.Andrews, Holborn) a steel maker journeyman; Thomas 12yrs; Isaac 11yrs; Henry 8yrs; William 5yrs. John worked with his sons in London. Seeking any info on where they worked etc., listed in indexes for blacksmith, Whitesmith, locksmith. Contact Robin by
LAMBERT Henry Whitesmith 1796: Henry Lambert, whitesmith (tin man.brazier). Born about 1796 in Blofield, Norfolk, England. The 1851 UK census lists Henry as 55yrs living at Blofield, Norfolk with wife Mary Ann 62yrs (born Upton,Norfolk). Children: Johnathan 23yrs (tinman, brazier), Sarah 24yrs, Samuel 20yrs (blacksmith in Norfolk), James 17yrs ( tinman, brazier). Grandaughter: Martha Lambert 1yr.
LAMBERT James Whitesmith 1834: James Lambert, whitesmith (tin man.brazier). Born about 1834 in Upton, Norfolk, England. The 1851 UK census lists James as 17yrs, Living at Blofield, Norfolk. See Whitesmiths Index for parents Henry & Mary Lambert plus his brother Jonathan(& others) . See Blacksmiths of Norfolk Index for brother Samuel 20yrs.
LAMBERT Jonathan Whitesmith 1828: Jonathan Lambert , whitesmith (tin man.brazier). Born about 1818 Upton, Norfolk, England. The 1851 UK census lists Jonathan as 3yrs, living at Blofield,Norfolk. See Whitesmiths Index for parents Henry & Mary Lambert plus his brother James(& others) . See Blacksmiths of Norfolk Index for brother Samuel 20yrs.
LANCE George Whitesmith 1789: George Lance, whitesmith. Born about 1789, Blandford, Dorset, England. George was a Whitesmith Journeyman at South Rd, Pallant, Chichester according to the 1841/1851 Census. There is an indenture signed by him in 1832 for his son George, living in Alverstoke, to also be apprenticed as a whitesmith at Portsea. Contact Simon by
LEE William Whitesmith 1826: William Lee, whitesmith. Born about 1826 in Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 15yrs, living at 3 Moon Lane, Plymouth. Parish St Charles the Martyr with William Lee & Rebecca both 35yrs.
LOWE George Whitesmith 1812: George Lowe, tinner (makes tinware). Born about 1812 in ? Stirlingshire Larbert, Scotland. The 1851 UK census lists George as Aged 39yrs, iving in Stane, Cambusnethan, lanarkshire, Scotland with wife Margaret 44yrs. Children: Agnes 12yrs, Lillias 11yrs, Ann 7yrs, Peter 6yrs, Thomas 2yrs. Nephew: James Fraser 17yrs (tinner).
LOWE Moses Whitesmith 1850: Moses Lowe, tinsmith. Born 1850-18151 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. The 1901 UK census lists Moses as 50yrs, living in Moira Street, West Derby, Lancashire. From 1870 onwards he worked in Liverpool where he owned his own business and made bakery utensils. Several of his brothers were also in the same trade, some moving to the West Ham area of London. Contact Olwen by.
MAHER ? Thomas Whitesmith 1820: Thomas Maher?, whitesmith. Surname unclear Born 1820-1821, not in Norfolk, has 'Bombay' written in next column. The 1841 UK census lists THomas as 30yrs, at the house of blacksmith Henry Codling and his wife Margaret at Paynes Yard, Mitford, Norfolk. Can't see him on 1851??
MALKIN George Whitesmith 1784: George Malkin, whitesmith, brazier and hardwareman. Living, working in The Square, Winchester, Hampshire. I have no other information.
MARK Henry Whitesmith 1816 Henry Mark, tin man. Born about 1816 in Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists Henry as 25yrs, living at 23 Higher Street, Plymouth Parish: St. Charles the Martyr. No other information given.
MARQUIS Nathaniel Whitesmith 1820: Nathaniel Marquis, whitesmith retired. Born about 1820, Guernsey, Channel Islands. The 1891 census (St Peters Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands) lists him as 71yrs,widower, retired whitesmith.
MARSHALL Thomas Whitesmith 1775: Thomas Marshall, buckle maker. Living at No: 31, Jamesí Back now Silver Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
MARTIN James Whitesmith 1766: James Martin, whitesmith. Born about 1766 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. The 1851 UK census lists James as 85yrs, a whitesmith and Inmate at I-The Great Hospital, Norwich, St Helen Norwich, Norfolk. No other details listed.
MASLEN George Tarant Whitesmith 1803: George Tarrant Maslen, blacksmith, whitesmith. Born 1803. Died 1897. He was indentured as apprentice to David Rudman in March 1818 in Devizes, Wiltshire. He worked as smith in Swindon and North Wiltshire before removing to Hounslow in 1841 and later in to Tottenham. He was still working as smith in 1881. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Wiltshire & Whitesmiths Index. Contact James by.
MATTHEWS David Whitesmith 1735: David Matthews, tin plate worker, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Lancashire, England. Employed by Thomas Hunt (c.1735 - c.1810) for over thirty years and succeeded to his business in 1800 after the partnership of Thomas and his son William was dissolved. See Bookplates by Beilby & Bewick (1999), pp.146-47. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
MENDAY William Whitesmith 1796: William Menday, blacksmith, whitesmith . Born about 1796, Windon, Berkshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 45yrs, living in St James Clerkenwell with his wife Mary (born Cambridge Garton). Children Eliza, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Sarah, Margaret. I n 1851 William is a whitesmith living in the Borough of May Le Bone. 1861 William is a blacksmith living in Islington. In 1871 he is recorded as being in the workhouse. He married his wife Mary in Tottenham Allhallows in 1821, having originated from Wraysbury in Berkshire (allegation), Baptised in Stanwell Middlesex in 1802. Contact Marianne by
MILLER Henry Whitesmith 1785: Henry Millar, whitesmith. Born about 1785, Moursted, Winchester, Hampshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists Henry as 64yrs, a widower, living at Church Yard, Petersfield, Hampshire, England with his son Joseph Millar 14yrs (scholar). Lodger George Chapman 32yrs and his wife Maria Chapman 32yrs. In 1861 Henry is 76yrs, a widower, living with his daughter Charlotte and son-in-law Thomas Steer (see Blacksmiths Hampshire) at 9 Edward Street, Parish of Battersea . Grandchildren: Charles Steers 16yrs (shoemaker); Henry Steers 14yrs; Mary Ann Steers 9yrs; Jane Steers 6yrs.
MOGG Abraham Whitesmith 1775: Abraham Mogg, tin plate worker. No: 25, Castle Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
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MOORE John Whitesmith 1775: John Moore, brightsmith. No: 8, Tower Lane, John Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
MOORE Philip Whitesmith 1784: Philip Moore, whitesmith at Andover, Hampshire, England I have no other information.
MORANT Robert Whitesmith 1784: Robert Morant, whitesmith at High Street, Southampton, Hampshire, England. I have no other information.
MOREY William Whitesmith 1805: William Morey, whitesmith. Born about 1805 on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 46yrs, living in Trinity, Walcot, Somerset with wife Ann 40yrs (born Winchester). Children: John 11yrs (dumb), Elizabeth 9yrs, Sarah 6yrs. Ref. Page 55/F136 Avon Street. HO107/1943 Trinity, Walcot, Somerset.
MOSS Henry Whitesmith,Blacksmith 1832: Henry Moss, blacksmith, whitesmith. Henry traded from 1832 31 Hatton Garden Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Seen in the Liverpool Street Directories until 1873. No other information given. Listed in Blacksmiths of Lancashire and Whitesmiths Indexes. Contact Janet by
MUNDY Samuel Whitesmith 1823: Samuel Mundy, tin man and brazier. Born about 1823 in Bradford, Wiltshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists Samuel as 28yrs, unmarried, living at 162 Pippet Street, West Lavington, Wiltshire, with parents John 60yrs (slay & harness maker) & Ann 60yrs plus brothers Frederick 23yrs (cabinet maker), Daniel 20yrs(plumber & glazier).
NETHERTON William Whitesmith 1816: William Netherton, whitesmith,tin man. Born about 1816 Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 25yrs, living in 2 Gasking Street, Plymouth. Parish: St Charles the Martyr. With his parents John & Mary.
NEWARK Isaac Charles Bristow Whitesmith 1813: Isaac Charles Bristow Newark, master whitesmith. Born circa 1813 and died 1882. He was the (son of William Newark. Whitesmith, Row 40 (1841), Row 42 (1851), 6 south Quay (1871), Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Employing 8 men and 1 boy in the 1881 census. Contact Michael by
NEWARK James Jeremiah Marsh Whitesmith 1826: James Jeremiah Marsh Newark, master whitesmith, shipsmith. Born 1826 and died:1893 (son of William Newark). Whitesmith, shipsmith, 5 Broad Row, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. In the 1881 census he was listed as a master whitesmith employing 1 man and 1 boy at Row 50, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. See also Shipwrights Index. Contact Michael by
NEWARK James John Whitesmith 1857: James John Newark, whitesmith. Born 1857 and died 1909 (son of James Jeremiah Marsh Newark). Whitesmith working for his father at Broad Row, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Contact Michael by
NEWARK William Whitesmith 1781: William Newark, whitesmith,blacksmith. Born 1781 and died 1865. Whitesmith/blacksmith at 6 Broad Row, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. In the 1861 census listed as a whitesmith employing 5 men. He was a whitesmith/blacksmith his entire life. Contact Michael by
NEWARK William Crisp Whitesmith 1843: William Crisp Newark, master whitesmith. Born1843 and died 1912 (son of William Daniel Hewitt Newark). Master Whitesmith, Row 50, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, employing 1 boy (1881 census). Contact Michael by
NEWARK William Daniel Hewitt Whitesmith 1812: William Daniel Hewitt Newark, whitesmith. Born 1812 and died 1879 (son of William Newark). In 1848 listed as a whitesmith, Foundry-Walk, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Contact Michael by
ORPIN Henry Whitesmith 1837: Henry Orpin, brightsmith. Born about 1837 in Perston, Worcestershire, England. The 1851 UK census lists Henry as 14yrs, a brightsmith, at 26 Commercial Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. With uncle Giles Dean (a brightsmith, listed in the Whitesmiths Index), Aunt Hannah. Cousins: Giles Dean12yrs, Edwin Dean 8yrs, Henry Dean 10yrs, William Dean 7yrs,Alice Dean 5yrs, Rosina Dean 1yr. Contact Lorraine by.
PACEY Samuel Whitesmith 1785: Samuel Pacey, blacksmith, farrier, whitesmith. Born 17 November 1785, East Stoke Nottinghamshire, England. Samuel married Hannah Twinberry on 26 September 1811 at St Marys Orston, Nottinghamshire. When his daughter Mary was christened he was listed as a farrier at Cartergate, Nottingham. In 1825 he was listed as a whitesmith in Glovers Nottingham Directory at the same address. In 1841 he was listed as a blacksmith in Pigotts Directory at King Street, Newark. Samuel died in 1854 in Newark. Listed in Balcksmiths of Nottingham; Whitesmiths and Farrers index. Contact Jenny by
PEARCE James Whitesmith 1775: James Pearce, tin plate worker. Living at No: 3, Maryport Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
PEARCE Richard Whitesmith 1784: Richard Pearce, whitesmith, iron worker inRumsey (Romsey), Hampshire, England. I have no other information.
PENNY Mary Whitesmith 1775: Mary Penny, tin plate worker. Living at No: 28, Thomas Street, Temple, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
PERRY Francis Whitesmith 1775: Francis Perry, tin man. Living at No: 12, Maryport Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
PORTER Isaac Charles Bristow Whitesmith 1806: Isaac Charles Bristow, tin man. Born about 1806 in Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Isaac as 35yrs, living in Padley Cottage, Ash, Kent. See census 1841 for other family members.
PORTER John Whitesmith 1775: John Porter, bucklemaker. Living at No: 19, Broad Ware now Broad Weir, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
POWELL John Whitesmith 1775: John Powell, brightsmith. Living at No: 17, Bridewell Lane, now Bridewell Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
POWELL Thomas Whitesmith 1775: Thomas Powell, brightsmith. Livign at No: 40, Redcliffe Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
PRICE William Whitesmith 1775: William Price, whitesmith. Living at No: 14, Narrow Wine Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
PUGH Edmund (Edward) Whitesmith 1802: Edmund (Edward) Pugh, whitesmith. Born circa 1802 Liverpool, England. Son of whitsmith Richard Pugh. Edmund is listed as a Whitesmith in 1841 and 1851 census in Liverpool. Contact Marion by.
PUGH John Richard (Jnr) Whitesmith 1864: John Richard Pugh (Jnr), whitesmith. 2nd Son of whitesmith John Richard Pugh,(Snr). John Richard Pugh (Jnr) born 1864. The 1881 UK census lists John.R. as 16 years. He later became a carter as did several of the Pugh descendants. Apart from Edmund Pugh (his grandfather) none of the whitesmiths reached the age of 55 years. Curious to know the health risks of such an occupation. Contact Marion by.
PUGH John Richard (Snr) Whitesmith 1826: John Richard Pugh (Snr), whitesmith. Son of whitesmith Edmund( Edward) Pugh born 1826 listed as whitesmith in 1841,1851,1861,1871 census Lancashire( 3rd generation so far) . Contact Marion by.
PUGH Richard Whitesmith 1780: Richard Pugh, whitesmith. Born circa 1780 and listed as a "Smith" on sons baptism record in parish church St Nicholas Liverpool 1802. Listed in both Blacksmiths of Lancashire and Whitesmiths Indexes. See the Whitesmiths Index for other family members. Contact Marion by
PUGH Thomas Whitesmith 1860: Thomas Pugh, whitesmith. Son of whitesmith John Richard Pugh, Thomas was born 1860 Liverpool and was listed in the 1881 census as a general smith.Later in 1891 and 1901 census he is listed as a whitesmith. Contact Marion by.
PUTMAN Frederick Whitesmith 1883: Frederick Putman, whitesmith. Born 1883, ?where possibly Sussex. The 1901 UK Census lists Frederick as 18yrs, at Goldstone Road, Hove, Sussex, England. Contact Barbara by
READ Rob. Whitesmith 1775: Robert Read, tin plate worker. No: 29, New Street (St. Judes) Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
READER Joseph Thomas Whitesmith 1794: Joseph Thomas Reader, whitesmith. Born 1794, St James West Middlesex, England. Joseph lived in Middlesex all his life and died in Middlesex abt 1887. He was married twice; his 1st wife was Susannah Harley and when she died in 1855 Clerkenwell, he married his 2nd wife Ann Murrel. His occupation was a Whitesmith. Contact Rhiannon by .
REDDALL John Whitesmith 1837: John Reddall, whitesmith. Resident at Froxfield. Married at St.Mary Whitechapel Middlesex, London, England on 19 Nov 1837 to Ann Benge of Woburn (daughter of James Benge). No other information given.
REDDALL Thomas Whitesmith 1810: Thomas Reddall, whitesmith of Eversholt. Father of John Reddall (Whitesmith).
RICHARDS John Whitesmith 1775: John Richards, brightsmith. No: 26, Philadelphia Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
RICHARDS Llewellyn Whitesmith 1845: Llewellyn Richards, brightsmith, brass, iron monger. Born about 1845, Pembrokshire, Wales. The 1851 census for Wales lists Llewellyn as 5yrs, living with his parents. In 1861 Llewellyn is 15yrs, working in the family business. See Blacksmith of Wales for parents Thomas (born about 1812) and Ann Bolton Richards plus siblings. Contact Dave at
ROBINS William Whitesmith 1775: William Robins, brightsmith. No: 2, Ellbroad Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
ROBINSON Charles Whitesmith 1816: Charles Robinson, whitesmith. Born about 1816, Hampshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 25yrs, living at Pear Tree Green, Hampshire with parents blacksmith William (born 1780) and step-mother Ann. Contact Chantal by
ROWSE / ROUSE Richard Whitesmith 1827 Richard Rowse, whitesmith (tin plate worker) & iron monger,. Born about 1827 in Brixham,Devon. The 1851 UK census lists Richard as 24yrs, lodging at 16 Green Street, Plymouth, with John & Mary Ann Creber. In 1861 he is 34yrs, ironmongers assistant, at 2, Gasking Street, Plymouth with wife Emma 31yrs (born Plymouth). 1871: Richard is 44yrs, at 36 Old Town Street, Plymouth and Emma is 41yrs. Still no children listed. Lodger John Netherton, 18yrs, apprentice ironmonger. In 1881: Richard is retired, 54yrs, at 3 Seaview Terrace, Plymouth with Emma 51yrs and niece Emma Netherton 16yrs. Plus general house servant Minnie Ball 20yrs. Richard is listed in both the Whitesmiths & Iron Workers Indexes.
RUBBRA William Whitesmith 1781: William Rubbra, tin brazier. Born about 1781 in Sedgley, Staffordshire, England. William married Eleanor nee Bailey in 1807 at Wellington SAL. UK. The 1841 UK census lists William as 60yrs, living at Sedgley with wife Elenor 60yrs (born Sedgley). I have no other information.
RUSSELL Thomas Whitesmith 1775: Thomas Russell, tin plate worker. No: 51, Old Market, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
SALMON Charles Whitesmith 1794: Charles Salmon, tin man,brazier,bell hanger, gas fitter. Born 1794 and died 6th July 1865. Charles married Ann nee Buskell. Lived and had a shop at 23 Friars Street, St Ebbe's Oxford. He was at that address in 1841 as he is listed in Poll Of Freemen & City Electors 1841. In 1852 he is listed in Gardners Directory Of Trades. Also he was at that address in 1856, 57 & 58. I have two of his invoices one of which shows him as Gas fitter, Bell hanger, Smith, trinman & brazier. Contact Trevor by.
SANDFORD Richard Whitesmith 1786: Richard Sandford, whitesmith, blacksmith. Born about 1786, Ashburton, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists Richards as ?50yrs (??incorrect), at Ashburton with wife Ann ?60 (should be 50yrs). Children: Jane 20yrs and Elizabeth 15yrs. In 1851 Richard is 65yrs and Ann 60yrs, daughter Elizabeth 26yrs, living at Village, Ashburton.
SAUNDERS Frederick Whitesmith 1860: Frederick Saunders was Whitesmith Journeyman, practising around London Middlesex circa 1860. Contact email is .
SEED John Whitesmith 1775: John Seede, brightsmith. No: 3, Barton Alley, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
SELF James Whitesmith 1775: James Self, whitesmith (tinman). Born circa 1770-1775 in the Market Lavington (or Melksham) area, Wiltshire, England . When his daughter married in 1841 (Southampton) James's occupation was stated as a Tinman. The Occupation of tinman was entered on his daughters marriage certificate. Contact Syd by.
SHAPCOTT William Whitesmith 1915: William Shapcott, tin man. Seen on marriage of son Percy William at Addington, Christchurch New Zealand 1915. William's wife was Ellen nee LOVEJOY. Contact Anne by.
SHERUFF William Whitesmith 1820: William Sheruff, whitesmith, blacksmith. Born about 1820 in New Pasasge, Devom, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 31yrs, living at Grosvenor Place 2, Plymouth, Devon with his John & Mary Sheruff and his sister Jane 27yrs. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Devon.
SHERWOOD John Whitesmith 1792: John Sherwood, whitesmith of Romsey, Hampshire, England. I have no other information.
SHORT James Whitesmith 1817: James Short, whitesmith, blacksmith. Born about 1817 in Plymouth, Devon, England. The 1851 UK census lists James as 34yrs, living at Mill Bay 3, Plymouth with wife Mary Ann 29yrs (born Totnes, Devon).
SMITH George Whitesmith 1813: George Smith, master tin man, brazier & gas fitter. Born about 1813 in Bradford, Wiltshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists George as 38yrs, living at 67 St.Margaret Street, Bradford with wife Mary 30yrs. Children: Daniel Seth Smith 6yrs, Edward Smith 4yrs, George William Smith 3yrs, John Julius Smith 1yr infant. George can be seen in the 1848 Directory for Bradford on Avon. I have no other information.
SMITH James Whitesmith 1851: James Smith was a Whitesmith in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, on the 1851 census. Contact Hazel by.
SMITH Richard Whitesmith 1775: Richard Smith, buckle maker. No: 34, Back Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
SMITH Samuel Whitesmith 1808: Samuel Smith was alive circa 1808,probably South Midlands. Information taken from the second marriage of daughter Susannah Hedges nee Smith at Oxford 1846.
SMITH Thomas Whitesmith 1806: Thomas Smith, master whitesmith,employa 1 man. Born about 1806 in Plymouth, Devon, England. The 1841 Uk census lists Thomas as 35yrs, Living in ?Vennell Street, Plymouth Parish of St Charles the Martyr with wife Harriett 35yrs (born Devon). In 1851 Thomas is 45yrs, Harriett 44yrs. Children: George Smith 20yrs (a smith); Elizabeth 13yrs; John.S. Smith 11yrs; Willima.C. Smith 8yrs; Jane.H. 5yrs. Lodger Thomas Brooks 27yrs.
SOPER Giles Whitesmith 1797: Giles Soper, whitesmith, blacksmith, ironmonger, gunmaker. Born 1797 Died 1871 Worked in Aldermaston, Berkshire, Basingstoke and Ashford hill Hampshire. In Mill records as having made nails etc for Aldermaston Mill. In 1851 and 1861 census, In Pigot's Directory 1852 ect. Contact Nigel by
SOPER John Whitesmith 1758: John Soper, whitesmith, blacksmith, gunmaker. Born 1758, Died 1821 Worked in Aldermaston, Berkshire, England. Advertised for a journeyman post 1792 in Jackson's Oxford Journal, Paid tax for an apprentice 1804. Listed in Blacksmiths of Berkshire; Whitesmiths; Gunmakers Indexes. Contact Nigel by
STEWART John Thomas Whitesmith 1860: John Thomas Stewart, whitesmith, tinsmith, blacksmith & bell hanger. Born 1860 in Hatfield,Yorkshire. Died in 1928 in Wallasea. Married Jane Elizabeth Alderson, Richmond,Yorkshire, and they had eight children. His grandson has copyof his Indentures dated 24 August 1874 on his 14th birthday. His parents were William Stewart 1828 and Charlotte Smith 1827 both from Yorkshire. Listed in the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire, Whitesmiths and Interesting Stories Indexes. Contact Eric by
STONE Edward Whitesmith 1775: Edward Stone, tin plate worker & coffin plate chaser. No: 87, Castle Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
STRINGER Joseph Whitesmith 1834: Joseph Stringer, whitesmith, blacksmith , Bell Hanger. Born about 1834, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Joseph as 8yrs, living Woodstock Street,Liverpool, with his mother Ann (?Hannah) 50yrs (born Chester, Cheshire); brother William 14yrs and sister Anne 11yrs. No mention of this father. In 1851 Joseph is 16yrs, living in Bostock Street,Liverpool with his mother Hannah 56yrs,widow; brother William 23yrsand sister Anne 20yrs. 1861 Joseph is 27yrs, living at 33 Kew Street Liverpool, with his mother Hannah74yrs, widow and sister Anne 30yrs, unmarried. In 1971 Joseph is 36yrs, living in Cella Gordon Street,Liverpool with wife Anne 42yrs and his sister Anne 41yrs,unmarried. Listed in Blacksmiths Lancashire & Whitesmiths Indexes. Contact Lucy by
SWAIN Richard Whitesmith 1775: Richard Swain, whitesmith. No: 47, Horse Street, afterwards Host Street. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
SYMONS John (Snr) Whitesmith 1791: John Symons (Snr), whitesmith. Born about 1791 in Knighton Wembury, Devon, England. The 1851 UK census lists John as 60yrs, living in the Smith Residence Downthomas, Plympton St Mary, Devon with wife Mary 59yrs (born Knighton Wembury). See Blacksmiths Index for sons James & John. Granddaughter Elizabeth.J.Harding only visitng.
TAYLOR John Whitesmith 1775: John Taylor, brightsmith. No: 45, Back Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
TAYLOR Joseph Whitesmith 1817: Joseph Taylor, whitesmith,brightsmith. Information gleaned from the birth cert of daughter Charlotte Elizabeth St.James, Bristol, Eng. A brightsmith is a tin worker. No other information given.
THOMAS Ann Whitesmith 1775: Ann Thomas, tin plate worker. No: 42, Maryport Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
THORNTON Alfred Whitesmith 1852: Alfred Thornton, whitesmith and bellringer. Born 1852, Darlington, Durham, England.. The 1881 UK census lists Alfred as 29yrs, living at 24 Chapel Street, Darlington; with wife Mary Ellen 23yrs (born Darlington). Children: Ada 5yrs; Elliott 3yrs; Alice 1yr. Contact Debbie by
THURTELL James (Jnr) Whitesmith 1823: James Thurtell (Jnr), whitesmith. Born about 1823 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. The 1851 UK census lists James as 28yrs, living at Matthews Yard Thorn Lane, Norwich. See Blacksmiths of Norfolk Index for parents James 65yrs & Elizabeth 60yrs plus sisters Caroline and Harriot.
TOYE Joseph Whitesmith 1775: Joseph Toye, tin plate worker. No: 2, Maryport Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
TREELY Samuel Whitesmith 1820: Samuel Treely, whitesmith, tin man. Born 1820-1821 in Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists Samuel as 20yrs, living in Higher Street, Plymouth Parish St. Charles the Martyr. Parents: Samuel & Mary.
TYPE Christopher Whitesmith 1808: Christopher Type, whitesmith. Born about 1808, in Chardstock, Dorset, England. The 1841 UK census lists Christopher as 35yrs, at ?Charmont Lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset; with wife Tabitha (born Lyme Regis, Dorset). Children: Mary 9yrs; Susan 7yrs; John 6yrs; ?Churlin (girl) 2yr. Also listed: Mary Type 22yrs and John Denslow 25yrs (whitesmith). In 1851 he is as 43yrs, at 187 Hollywood Street, Chard, Somerset; Tabitha 42yrs Children: Mary 19yrs (crochet needle worker); John 16yrs (apprentice; became a gratesmith and is listed in Blacksmiths of Dorset); Caroline 13yrs (bobbin empter); Christopher 10yrs; Harriett 8yrs; Adelaide 2yrs; Charles 4 months infant.
UNKNOWN E.S. Whitesmith 1827: E.S Unknown, whitesmith. Born about 1827, Lamback, Cheshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 24yrs, a Tin Plate Worker, a prisoner at 1 -Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock. Listed in the Whitesmiths and Prisoners Indexes.
UNKNOWN G.S. Whitesmith 1833: G.S. Unknown, whitesmith. Born about 1833, Foreham, Hampshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 18yrs, a tinsmith, a prisoner at I-Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock, Devonshire. Listed in the Whitesmiths and Prisoners Indexes.
UNKNOWN J.B. Whitesmith, Engineer 1824: J.B. Unknown, whitesmith, engineer. Born about 1824, Exeter, Devon, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 27yrs, a prisoner at 1 -Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock. Born: Exeter-DEV. Listed in the Whitesmiths and Prisoners Indexes.
UNKNOWN J.M. Whitesmith 1834: J.M, Unknown, whitesmith. Born about 1834, Hull Yorkshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 17yrs, a tin man, a prisoner at 1-Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock. Born: Hull-YKS. Listed in the Whitesmiths and Prisoners Indexes.
UNKNOWN J.W. Whitesmith 1815: J.W. Unknown, whitesmith. Born about 1815, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 36yrs, a prisoner at 1-Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock,Devonshire. Listed in the Whitesmiths and Prisoners Indexes.
UNKNOWN S.W. Whitesmith 1830: S.W. Unknown, whitesmith. Born about 1830, Edinburgh, Scotland. The 1851 UK census lists him as 21yrs, a prisoner at 1-Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock,Devonshire. Listed in the Whitesmiths and Prisoners Indexes.
UNKNOWN T.S. Whitesmith 1827: T.S. Unknown, glazier (whitesmith). Born about 1827, Bromsgove, Worcestershire, England. The 1851 UK census lists Him as 24yrs, a prisoner at 1-Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock,Devon. Listed in the Whitesmith and Prisoners Indexes.
WARN Samuel Whitesmith 1775: Samuel Warn,whitesmith, buckle maker. No: 163, Temple Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
WEST Marshall Whitesmith 1846: Marshall West, whitesmith, blacksmith. Born about 1846 in Beelsby Lincolnshire, England. Parents:William and Elizabeth West. He is listed in the 1861 Census as a Blacksmith's Apprentice in Beelsby. in 1871 he is in Linthorpe, Yorks., as a Blacksmith, in 1881 in Manchester as a Whitesmith and Gasfitter, in 1891 in Manchester as a Blacksmith, General, and in 1901, still in Manchester, as a Blacksmith. Mashsall West and others of the WEST family, are listed in indexes for Wheelwrights, Iron Workers & Blacksmiths of Lincolnshire, Lancashire & Yorkshire. Contact John by
WHITE James Henry Whitesmith 1805: James Henry White, whitesmith, brightsmith. Born 30 Mar 1805 in Shut, Devon, England. The 1851 UK census lists James Henry as 46yrs, living at Broughton Smithy, Shute with wife Charlotte Wilmington (born 20 May 1805 in Colyton, Devon). See him also in the Blacksmiths of Devon Index. Contact Ken by
WHITE William Whitesmith 1808: William White, whitesmith. Born 27 Oct 1808 in Shute, Devon, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 43yrs, living at Colyton, Devon with wife ?Maria Bishop (born 1818 in Northleigh, Devon). See Blacksmiths of Devon for other family members. Contact Ken by Contact Ken by
WILLIAMS John Whitesmith 1816: John Williams, whitesmith, tin man journeyman. Born about 1816 in Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists John as 25yrs, living in Vauxhall Street, Plymouth Parish of St Charles the Martyr with his mother mother Martha 60yrs.
WILLIAMS Richard Whitesmith 1789: Richard Williams, whitesmith, blacksmith. Born 1789 Birmingham was a White smith at the baptism of his daughter Caroline14 Jun 1821 and a blacksmith on 29 Dec 1824 baptism of son Rudall. Listed in Whitesmiths & Blacksmiths of Warwickshire Indexes . Contact Hazel by.
WILLIAMS Unknown Whitesmith 1775: Surname Williams, given name not listed. Brightsmith. No: 15, Montague Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
WILLIS James Whitesmith 1775: James Willis, tin plate worker. No: 27, Bridewell Lane, now Bridewell Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
WILSON George Henry Whitesmith 1856: George Henry Wilson, tin plate worker. Born 19 Nov 1856 Clifton Road Rugby, Warwickshire, England. In 1881 he was a tinplate worker living at 33 Buckingham Street, Wolverton and in 1891 and 1901 at Newport Road, New Bradwell, employed at Wolverton Railway Works as a Tinsmith. Died: 10 Jan 1935 at 102 Victoria Street Wolverton Bucks a retired Tinsmith. See Whitesmiths Index for his son Percy John Wilson. Contact David by.
WILSON Percy John Whitesmith 1882: Percy John Wilson, tin plate worker. Born 12 Jun 1882 New Bradwell, died 5 May 1954. Tinsmith at Wolverton Railway Works. In 1901 he was a lamp maker at the railway works. He spent the 1st World War at Swindon Railway Works working for the army. See Whitesmiths Index for his father George Henry Wilson. Contact David by.
WIX James Whitesmith 1828: James Wix, whitesmith, blacksmith. Born 1828 in Weasenham All Saints, Norfolk. Parents Elijah and Margarete Wix (see Blacksmiths of Norfolk for Elijahís brother James). In 1851 James(born 1828) was 23yrs, Lodging with John Askew (blacksmith) & family at Norwich Road, Mitford, Norfolk. He was also trained as a whitesmith, and after settling in East Dereham, he became the foreman of an agricultural implement factory. In 1858 he married Charlotte Elizabeth Ward and had one son, Fredrick James Wix b. 1860. I have no record of what happened to Frederick James. Charlotte Elizabeth previously had a son out of wedlock (b.1849) whom she named Medwell William Wix Ward. It is believed that James was the father but there is no confirming record. Medwell William Wix Ward was my g-g-grandfather. Contact Tim by.
WOOD Charles Henry Whitesmith 1849: Charles Henry Wood, whitesmith. Born about 1849 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. The 1861 UK census lists Charles as 12yrs, living at West Ward, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK. Parents: Joseph 37yrs (See Whitesmiths Index) & Martha 38yrs. Contact Geoff by
WOOD John Whitesmith 1830: John Wood, whitesmith,prisoner. Born1830-1831, Dartmouth, Devon, England. The 1851 UK census lists John as 20yrs, a prisoner at 1-Devon County Prison, St David, Exeter, Devonshire. Listed in the Whitesmiths and Prisoners Indexes.
WOOD Joseph Whitesmith 1824: Joseph Wood, master whitesmith,ironmonger, bell hanger,employs 2 men.. Born about 1824, Allerton, Yorkshire., England. The 1851 UK census lists Joseph as 27yrs, living at 10 Northrup Square, Bradford, Yorkshire with wife Martha 28yrs (born Manningham York). Listed also in Iron Workers Index. See census 1851,1861,1891 Contact Geoff by
WRIGHT Robert Whitesmith 1750: Robert Wright, whitesmith, clock maker 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. See Interesting Stories link on the Home page for images of his long case clocks. Contact Brian by
YEAMANS Frederick Whitesmith 1775: Frederick Yeamans, tin plate worker, sells wax, spermaeceti, candles & oil. No: 11, Castle Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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