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ALLAN Abraham Blacksmith 1802: Abraham Allan, blacksmith. Born about 1802, Esdaleside, Yorkshire. The 1841 UK census lists Abraham as 36yrs, at ?Tunnel, Whitby, Yorkshire; with wife Margaret 35yrs born Yorkshire).. Children: William 10yrs; John 8yrs; Robert 6yrs; Samuel 3yrs; Margaret 12yrs. Jane 1yr infant. In 1851 Abraham is 49yrs. at 30 Grosmont, Esdaleside; Margaret 44yrs. Children: John 18yrs, unmarried (see Blacksmiths Yorkshire); Robert 15yrs,unmarried (see Blacksmiths Yorkshire). Granddaughter Ann Allan 5yrs. Lodger: William Holmes 22yrs (rail labourer).
ARNIT (ARNETT) George Blacksmith 1778: George Arnit (Arnett), blacksmiths. Son of George Arnit of Sowerby by Tirsk. Born 8th September 1778, At Easingworld Yorkshire. George Arnit married Mary Harrison (daughter of Richard Harrison, bricklayer, Easingworld). Witnesses: J. Skelton & Thomas Fleck . All children of George and Mary were born/baptized between 1779 and 1794. Contact Sylvia by
ARNIT (ARNETT) George John Blacksmith 1779: George John Arnit (Arnett), blacksmith. 1779 Blacksmith of Easingworld, Yorkshire. Source: P. Reg printed copy. Contact Sylvia by
BAINES Charles Blacksmith 1827: Charles Baines, blacksmith. Born in Utterby, Lincolnshire about 1827. He is listed in the 1851 Census in Holton-le-Clay as a Blacksmith. His wife, Mary was the daughter of the Blacksmith William West and his wife Elizabeth. He was in Grainsby in 1861 as an Agricultural Labourer, but in 1871, 1881 and 1891 he was in Middlesborough, Yorkshire as Blacksmith and Grocer. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Lincolnshire Index. For further information contact John by.
BELL William James Blacksmith 1852: William James Bell, blacksmith, labourer. Born about 1852-53 in Exeter, Devon, England. He moved to Middlesbrough Yorkshire sometime between 1871 and 1879. He married Elizabeth (?nee Rowe) in 1879 and his marriage certificate shows his occupation as Labourer. In the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses he is shown as being a Blacksmith and this is the occupation shown on his death certificate in 1908. The certificate also shows the address of the business as 70 Clarendon Road, Middlesbrough. Contributor does not want to be contacted.
BINNS Joseph Blacksmith 1855: Joseph Binns,master blacksmith, was my great grandfather, born 1855 in liversedge Yorkshire, England. Married to Annie Ineson in 1881. Had 3 sons,and 1 daughter lucy my grandmother. According to family talk should be 8 more sons.On 1901 census he was still in liversdge and stated as working own account. Contact Gilliam by.
BLACKBURN Henry Blacksmith 1822: Henry Blackburn, blacksmith, Yorkshire. Mentioned in (1) 1822 Baines Directory of Yorkshire; (2) 1845 Tithe Commutation Awards for Cudworth; (3) 1852 Whites Directory for Yorkshire. Contact John by
BONELL Edward Blacksmith 1776: Edward Bonell, blacksmith. Born about 1776 in Bilston Staffordshire, England and died 1855. In 1775 Edward married Sarah Tonks. Edward worked Kilnhurst forge, Yorkshire. His son John worked there but not as blacksmith. The 1841 UK census lists Edward as 60yrs, Sarah as 60yrs. Also listed Matthew Bonell 20yrs (A furnaceman) and Henry Smat 30yrs (policeman). In 1851 Edward is 77yrs and Sarah 74yrs. Contact Judith by
BOWLER Samuel (Jnr) Blacksmith 1826: Samuel Bowler (Jnr), blacksmith. Born about 1826 in North Bierley, Yorkshire. The 1841 UK census lists him as 15yrs, at North Bierley, Yorkshire, England with parents & siblings. See Blacksmiths of Yorkshire for parents Samuel & Sarah plus siblings Joel 20yrs (engine maker fitter), Benjamin 13yrs, Sarah 11yrs, Caroline 8yrs, Allen 5yrs, Alfred 1yr. Samuel (Jnr) is also listed in the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire Index. Samuel (Jnr) migrated to Australia in 1848. Samuel (Jnr) is also listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire & Australia Index. Contact Terri by.
BOWLER Samuel (Snr) Blacksmith 1796: Samuel Bowler (Snr), blacksmith. Born about 1796 in Nottingham, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 45yrs, living at Hill Top, North Bierley, Yorkshire with wife Sarah 45yrs (born Yorkshire). Children: Joel 20yrs(mechanic); Samuel 15yrs; Benjamin 13yrs; Sarah 11yrs; Caroline 8yrs; Allan 5yrs; Alfred 1y infant. In 1851 Samuel (Snr) is 55yrs, Sarah 53yrs. Children: Benjamin 22yrs (iron rolling mill); Caroline 18yrs; Allen 15yrs (steam boiler maker assistant); Alfred 12yrs ((steam boiler maker assistant); Catherine 8yrs. See Blacksmiths of Australia for son Samuel (Jnr). Contact Terri by.
BOYNE James Blacksmith 1837: James Boyne, blacksmith striker. Born about 1837, Ireland. James was my Great Grandfather. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Ireland. Contact Veronica by: .
BRAITHWAITE Chappell William Blacksmith 1879: Chappell William Braithwaite, blacksmith striker. Born about 1879, Rawcliffe, Yorkshire, England. The 1911 UK census lists Chappell as 22yrs, a boarder at 11 Kenyon Street, Thorn, Doncaster with blacksmiths Frank Pawson and family.
BURKE Nicholas Blacksmith 1810: Nicholas Burke, blacksmith. Born about 1810, Ireland. Nicholas was my 2Gr Grandfather . Also listed in Blacksmiths of Ireland. Contact Veronica by: .
BURKE Nicholas Blacksmith 1790: Nicholas Burke, blacksmith. Born Ireland ca1790; lived Leeds, Yorkshire County; my 3G Grandfather. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Ireland. Contact Veronica by: .
CARR William Blacksmith 1870: William Carr, blacksmith. Born about 1870-71, Greasbrough, South Yorkshire. The 1901 UK census lists William as 30yrs, with wife Annie Elizabeth (nee Carr) 27yrs and daughter Dora Elizabeth 2yrs (born 19 February 1899, baptised 12 March 1899. Information taken from the Baptisms of Greasbrough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire between 1895-1899). They are living with William’s mother Elizabeth Carr 66yrs,widow, at 29 Church St. Greasbrough. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
CAY Charles Blacksmith 1848: Charles Cay living at Silver Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire (see Directory for Bradford on Avon). Information sent anonymously
COURT Albert Blacksmith 1905: Albert Court, blacksmith. Born 1905 and died 1982. Albert lived and worked in the village of Robin Hood near Wakefield, Yorkshire. He lived in a terraced house on Milner lane/Wakefield road. The Blacksmith shop was on the Armitages brick works site. Contact Andrew by
COX / COCKS Richard Blacksmith 1900: Richard Cox, blacksmith. My great grandfather, Richard Cox (spelling on 1901 census Cocks) was listed as a blacksmith in the 1901 census for Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. Contact Maggie by.
CUNNINGHAM Edgar Blacksmith 1858: Edgar Cunningham, blacksmith striker. Born about 1858, Greenwich Kent, but the family moved to Hull and lived in Warwick Street, East Hull, Yorkshire. In 1881 Edgar is 23yrs, wife Mary (nee Hodgson) 18yrs, living in Southcoats Yorkshire with Mary’s parents John, 57yrs and Martha. A. Hodgson 57yrs. He was my great grandfather. Edgar is listed in both the Blacksmiths of Kent and Yorkshire Indexes. Contact Susan by
CURTIS Peter James Blacksmith 1930: Peter James Curtis, master blacksmith. Born 12 April 1930. Died: 14 September 2008. Peter was apprenticed at "Taylors" then worked at "Kirkstall Forge, Leeds" then at "Armstrong Vickers" and finally at "e;York City Council" until 1990. He did many of York’s public iron works and rose to rank of General Foreman, eventually becoming Engineering Trades Supervisor for York. Peter started off as a blacksmith journeyman but soon became a master blacksmith. To share information please contact his son Martin by
DAVIS Ernest Blacksmith 1895: Ernest Davis, blacksmith. Information taken from the baptisms of Greasbrough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire between 1895-1899. Ernest was living with his wife Marie in Greasbrough with his daughter Cora who was born on the 12 July 1899 and baptised 30 July 1899. Contributor doesnot wish to be contacted.
DICKINSON Thomas Blacksmith 1837: Thomas Dickinson, master blacksmith. Born 1837 in Plumpton, Yorkshire, England. Resided in Stockton on Tees, County of Durham England, from at least 1870 at that time he was a Blacksmith at the Engine Works. He died in 1919 at Stockton. Thomas was married twice (1) Elizabeth Foxton and (2) Mary Jane Miller (nee Love). Listed in Blacksmiths of Durham and Yorkshire. Contact Anne by .
DONKERSLEY William (Willy) Blacksmith 1864: William (Willy) Donkerley , blacksmith. Born about 1864, Batley, Yorkshire, England. The 1891 UK census lists William as 17yrs at Gateland Lane, Shadwell, Yorkshire with wife Annie nee Sparling, 25yrs (born Thorner YRK). No children. 1901: 37yrs,a master blacksmith and employer living in Holbeck, Leeds. William and Annnie Sparling, married in 1890. They had 10 living children and emigrated to Canada in about 1910. Contact Dorothy by.
DOUGLAS Thomas Blacksmith 1823: Thomas Douglas, listed in Baine's 1823 trade directory. Grandfather, was a blacksmith at Easington in Yorkshire. Wife: Mary Munby, Banns read 05 Feb 1802. Contact great, great, great grand-daughter Robin by.
ELLIS William Blacksmith 1806: William Ellis, blacksmith, Yorkshire. Shown in the 1806 Militia List for the township of Cudworth in the Wapentake of Staincross as an apprentice Blacksmith. He was under 30 with no children therefore in the 'First Class' for Militia service, but was exempted because of his apprenticeship. Contact John by
FIELD William Blacksmith 1786: William Field, blacksmith. Born in 1786. Wife: Anness Forrrest, married at Thornhill parish church near Dewsbury, West Yorkshire in 1807. The Field family of Overton, then Meltham were blacksmiths for generations. His sons were James, Thomas, Stephen and John. William died a widower in his son Thomas's home at Millmoor, Meltham. Details are shown in the 1851, 1861 and 1871 censuses. Contact Barbara by.
FURNISS William Blacksmith 1813: William Furniss, blacksmith, Harrogate, Yorkshire . The Last Will and testament of William Furniss 11th October 1813 states amongst other items "All my blacksmith tools to my two sons Thomas Furniss and Joseph Furniss. My farm to my son Joseph Furniss". For a copy of the WILL and to share family history contact Tim by
GARDOM John Blacksmith? 1857: John Gardom, balcksmith. Born about 1857. Father, John Gardom. I understand there was such gentleman responsible for work at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire and Castle Howard, Yorkshire in the late 1600's, and yet I've not been able to find any details. Listed in the Blacksmiths of Derbyshire, Lancashire & Yorkshire Indexes. If you can help please contact Simon by.
GARVEY Edward Blacksmith 1852: Edward Garvey, blacksmith. Born in Sunderland 1852. Worked as a blacksmith in Sunderland, Durham, England. In 1901 he worked as a blacksmith in Bainbridge, near Richmond Yorkshire. See 1901 census for wife Jane Ann Eleanor & list of several children. Edward is listed also in Blacksmiths of Durham Index. See Blacksmiths of USA & Canada Index for his sons John Andrew, Cecil Joseph Gt. Garvey & William Joseph Garvey, all three moved to Canada, some working as blacksmiths there. John Andrew joined the Canadian Overseas Force and is killed in the First World. Contact GG-Granddaughter Denise by.
GEESON George Blacksmith 1849: George Geeson, railway blacksmith. Born about 1849, Baslow, Derbyshire., England The 1901 UK census lists George as 52yrs,a widower, living in Wakefield Road, Normanton, Yorkshire. Children: Thomas Geeson 20yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); Ernest Geeson 17yrs ; Albert Geeson 14yrs; Francis 12yrs. Also listed is Amy Pennington, 41yrs, widow(housekeeper). Listed in Blacksmiths of Derbyshire and Yorkshire. Contact Joan by .
GEESON Thomas Blacksmith 1880: Thomas Geeson, blacksmith striker. Born about 1880-81, Whitwood, Yorkshire,England. The 1901 UK census lists Thomas as 20yrs ,unmarried, living in Wakefield Road, Normanton, Yorkshire. See Blacksmiths of Yorkshire for his father George Geeson and siblings. Contact Joan by .
GOFF Robert.J. Blacksmith 1874: Robert. J. Goff, blacksmith, Yorkshire. Born 1874, Welton, Yorkshire, England. The 1901 UK census lists Robert 27yrs, living at 3, Wold Road, Norton, Yorkshire with wife Alberta. J. 23yrs (born East Hesherton,YKS). No other information given and information as sent anonymously
GRAY William Blacksmith 1827: William Gray , blacksmith. Born about 1827 Bradford, Yorkshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 24yrs, living at Smith Hill, North Bierley, Yorkshire with wife Martha 24yrs (born Bradford). In 1861: William (Blacksmith striker) Martha both 32yrs at 26 High Street, North Bierley. 1871: William (Blacksmith) & Martha both 44yrs, Smithy Hill (next door to Ruth Pickles & family), Horton. 1881: William (Forge Blacksmith) & Martha both 54yrs at Smithy Hill. Children Samuel & Alice. Contact Kate by.
GROOM John Blacksmith 1848: John Groom,blacksmith, living at Silver Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire. Found in the 1848 Directory for Bradford on Avon. I have no further information.
GUNBY John Blacksmith 1844: John Gunby, blacksmith, whitesmith. Born 1844 Newark Nottinghamshire,UK. 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.
HALL James Hutt Blacksmith 1868: James Hutt Hall, blacksmith. Born 1868, Caldwell, Yorkshire, England. Worked Worsley and Ellesmere Estate. Contact Emma by.
HALSTEAD Ernest Blacksmith 1876: Ernest Halstead, blacksmith. Born in 1876 at Pontefract, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Levi Halstead and Harriet Bickerton. In the census of 3 April 1881 at 10 Cleaves Row, Wakefield Road, Pontefract, Yorkshire, he was listed as aged 4 born Pontefract, the son of Harriet Halstead. In the census of 5 April 1891 at 15 Prince Street, Wortley, Yorkshire, he was listed as aged 14 born Pontefract, the son of Harriet HARRIS. Ernest married Harriet Tew, daughter of Edward Tew and Annie Tew, on 27 November 1897 at Pontefract, Yorkshire. He was a Blacksmith aged 21, a bachelor residing in Prince of Wales Terrace, His father was listed as Levi Halstead (deceased), a Miner. In the census of 31 March 1901 at Southgate, Pontefract, Yorkshire, Ernest was listed as aged 24 born Pontefract, the Head of Household; a Blacksmith, living with his wife Harriet and sons George R and Frank. In the census of 2 April 1911 at The Stables, Whitewall House, Norton, Yorkshire, he was listed aged 35 born Pontefract, in the household of George Bradshaw; married, a Blacksmith. Ernest's death was registered in 1920 in the Malton registration district. Information from The Halstead Trust: http://halstedresearch.org.uk/p48.htm#i4796 Contact Jo by
HARRISON George Blacksmith 1820: George Harrison, blacksmith journeyman. Born about 1820-1821, Yorkshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists George as 20yrs, living in Sleights, Whitby, Yorkshire. Also at that address: Samuel Sanderson 15yrs(see Blacksmiths Yorkshire).
HARRISON Herbert Edward Blacksmith 1875: Herbert Edward Harrison, blacksmith. Born about 1875, Lazenby, Yorkshire, England. The 1911 UK c ensus lists Herbert as 36yrs, a widower, living ay 5 Hutton Street, Central Estate, Hartlepool c/o Durham. Children: William Edward Harrison 12yrs; Ronald Harrison 9yrs; Eric Jameson Harrison 6yrs; Borace Reginald 4yrs; Kenneth Randal Harrison 2yrs. Herbert Edward Harrison, blacksmith. Born about 1875, 1911 census lists him as a blacksmith, living in Knaggs st., Lazenby . Contact Victoria by
HARRISON William Blacksmith 1830: William Harrison, blacksmith. Born about 1830, Sutton Yorkshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 20yrs, living in Sutton as apprentice blacksmith to master blacksmith Daniel Robinson. Contact Kris by
HOWARD/HOWEARD Joseph Blacksmith 1864: Joseph Howard(Howeard), blacksmith. Born about 1864, Thornleigh, Yorkshire, England. The 1901 UK census lists Joseph as 37yrs, living in Wombwell, with Mary Elizabeth, 40yrs. Children: Fred. S. 9yrs; Sydney. W. 7yrs; Edith. M. 5yrs; Harold Oxley Howeard (born 26 March 1897, bapt. 02 May 1897 see Baptisms of Greasbrough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire between 1895- 1899). Also listed servant Emily Whitehead, 13yrs. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
HUNT David Blacksmith 1968: David Hunt, blacksmith. Born in New Zealand in 1968 to Peter and Margaret Hunt. David currently is a working Blacksmith in North Yorkshire. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Australia and New Zealand Contact Wayne by.
HUNT John Blacksmith 1848: John Hunt, blacksmith. Living at St.Margaret Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire (see Directory for Bradford on Avon).
IBBERTSON Abraham Blacksmith 1829: Abraham Ibbertson, blacksmith. Born about 1829 in Hooton Roberts Rotherham Yorkshire England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 22yrs, with wife Mary (nee Ellis )23yrs & son Thomas.P.Ibberston 1yr infant. Living with in-laws Thomas Ellis 59urs(dock man) & Winifer 79yrs, at ?Providence Place, Spring Garden, Hooton Roberts Rotherham; In 1861 Abraham is 32yrs, journeyman blacksmith, living at 8 Leakley Square, Holbeck, Leeds. Mary 33yrs. Children: Thomas 10yrs; George 6yrs; Martin 3yrs; father-in-law Thomas Ellis 69yrs,wharf labourer. 1871: Abraham 42yrs, Mary 43yrs. Thomas 20yrs, unmarried (ships carpenter); George 16yrs (worsted hand); Martin 13yrs (worsted hand); Fred 8yrs; Polly 5yrs; Joe 3yrs. Father-in-law Thomas Ellis 75yrs (labourer). Contact Trevor by
JUDSON Thomas Blacksmith 1368: Thomas Judson, smith (smyth), Yorkshire. Mentioned in (1) 1368, named in a charter of the Monk Bretton Priory (70), (2) 1369, named in a charter of the Monk Bretton Priory (72), 1379, Poll Tax list for Cudworth, Wapentake of Staincross, West Riding of Yorkshire (with Agnes, his wife). Contact John by
KEMP George Hunter Blacksmith 1862: George Hunter Kemp, blacksmith. Borni1862, in Patrington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. He was an apprentice blacksmith on the 1881 census at Aldborough, Yorkshire. In 1886 he married Fanny Greenwood and they had 3 children. From 1891 until 1911 he is working as a Blacksmith in the Southcoates/Kingston Upon Hull area. He married for a second time in 1910 to a Catherine Collier. Contact Lynn by
KENDALL Fairbank Blacksmith 1842: Fairbank Kendall, blacksmith. Born 17th June 1842 in Thornton, Yorkshire, England. Parents: Thomas Kendall (blacksmith) & Ann nee Crabtree. Fairbank worked all his life as a blacksmith, emigrated to America in 1869 and settled for some years in Wisconsin, returning to England prior to the 1881 census. He died in 1935, at the age of 93. Contact Sue by
KENDALL Thomas Blacksmith 1815: Thomas Kendall, blacksmith. Baptised at Baildon on 16 April 1815 and died 17 July 1872 in Idle. Parents: Robert Mark & Mary nee Fairbank. Thomas worked as a Blacksmith in and around this area, certainly from the time of his marriage in 1839 until his death. Contact Sue by
LAWSON Joseph Blacksmith 1795: Joseph lawson, blacksmith. Born about 1795, Yorkshire. The 1841 UK census lists joseph as Raskelf, Easingwold, Yorkshire; with wife Sarah 44yrs. Children: John19yrs; Sarah 16yrs; Thomas 15yrs; Joseph 14yrs; Ann 8yrs; William 6yrs; Christopher 5yrs; Henry 3yrs; James 1yr infant.
MERCY Frank Blacksmith 1862: Frank Mercy, blacksmith. Born about 1862, Greasbrough, South Yorkshire. The 1901 UK census lists Frank as 39yrs, living at 9 Coach Rd, greasbrough; with wife Alice Maud Mary 40yrs (born Brimworth). Children: Emily 16yrs; George 14yrs; Wilfred 9yrs; John 6yrs (born 20 August 1895); Thomas Arthur 3yrs (born 20 August 1895 . John & Thomas. A. were both baptised on 26 September 1897 (Information taken from the Baptisms of Greasbrough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire between 1895-1899). Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
MIDDLETON Benjamin Blacksmith 1808: Benjamin Middleton, blacksmith. Born 1808 in Hodnet , Shropshire, England. In 1833 Ben stole 3 ducks, tea caddy and other goods from a deceased persons property, sentenced to 7 years transportation, to NSW Australia, 1836. Arrived after being in a hulk the Justitia for 2 years, worked for the Government as a blacksmith, received his Ticket of Leave and Certificate of Freedom, 1846 returned to Yorkshire, set up a Blacksmith Business, 1856 Immigrated back to NSW Australia, worked as a blacksmith in Pyrmont NSW until he died.1872. Listed in Blacksmiths of Australia, Shropshire,Yorkshire and Fingersmiths Indexes. Benjamin adopted one child James. Contact Kaye by.
MILLSOM Charles Blacksmith 1848: Charles Millsom, living near the Bridge, Bradford, West Yorkshire (see Directory for Bradford on Avon).
MITCHELL / MITCHEL John Blacksmith 1798: John Mitchell (Mitchel) , blacksmith. Wife: Sarah nee Craven, married 17 May 1798. Daughter: Jane Mitchell (she married Joseph Briggs. According to death records all are from Yorkshire. Contact Frank by.
MOODY James Blacksmith 1853: James Moody, master blacksmith. Born1853.in Thorpe, Salvin, Yorkshire. James was descended from a line of Blacksmiths from Warsop, Nottinghamshire and Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire. He is listed as a Master Blacksmith in 1871. The 1881 UK census lists him as 28yrs, at the High Street at Gringley-on-the Hill, Nottinghamshire; with wife Harriett 23yrs. Children: Ellen 3yrs; Henry 1yr infant. Also listed is apprentice blacksmith John. R. Arrand 18yrs &servant Harriet. A. Newby 13yrs. Several of James’s brothers were also Blacksmiths. He died 1917. Contact Deborah by
MORLEY George Oliver Blacksmith 1840: George Oliver Morley, agricultural engineer and blacksmith. Born 1840, East Beeford, Yorkshire, England and died 1926 in Beeford. Son of Oliver and Jane (nee Wawne). George married Eliza Wilson, 3rd Dec 1867at Driffield, Yorkshire, England. He was an agricultural engineer, or in other words a blacksmith and he invented a plough called the Morley plough. Contact Kathy by.
NEWTON John Blacksmith 1859: John Newton, blacksmith & wheelwright. Born 1859 in Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England. Married Martha Clafton in 1881 & they emigrated to Canada soon after but returned when Martha was homesick. They lived in Low Road Hanging Heaton, and later on Commonside Hanging Heaton where he ran the Smithy, his sign read "John Newton Wheelwight and Smith Hanging Heaton" For the images provided, see the LINK "Interesting Stories" on the homepage of this website. John is also listed in the Wheelwrights Index. They had 4 children only 2 survived- Eliza and Herbert. Eliza's daughter Ida Morton was my grandma. Herbert served in WW1 he survived that and died the day before I was born in 1955. Ida married John Shannon at Ebenezer Chapel Hanging Heaton. Hanging Heaton is a small village on the hillside above Dewsbury and Batley West Yorkshire. To share information contact John by
NICHOLSON John Blacksmith 1792: John Nicholson, blacksmith. Born 1792 in Yorkshire, England. He married Arabella Hammond in 1820. John is listed on the 1841 census in Middlesborough and 1851 census in Over Darwen, as a blacksmith. John died sometime before 1867. John and Arabella lived in Northallerton, Thirsk, and Middlesborough then moved to Darwen in Lancashire. Contact Clare by
OWEN Robert Blacksmith 1895: Robert Owen, blacksmith. Robert lived with his wife, Emily, at 22 Spensyke, Doncaster and daughter Elizabeth (born 09 May 1899, baptised 25 June 1899. Information taken from the Baptisms of Greasbrough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire between 1895-1899) . Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
PAWSON Frank Blacksmith 1887: Frank Pawson, blacksmith striker. Born about 1887, Tockwith, Yorkshire, England. The 1901 UK census lists Frank as 14yrs, apprenticed to master blacksmith James Wilson, at Barlow Village, Yorkshire. In 1911 Frank is 23yrs, living at 11 Kenyon Street, Thorn, Doncaster with wife Elizabeth 39yrs (born Carlton RSO). Children: Gladys Ann 4yrs; Dorothy 4mths infant. Stepsons Thomas Fletcher Featon 14yrs and John Fletcher Featon 10yrs. Boarder: blacksmiths striker, Chappell William Braithwaite 22yrs (born Rawcliff SO).
PRATT William Blacksmith 1794: William Pratt, master blacksmith. Born about 1794 at Tollerton, North Yorkshire, England. William lived and worked in Linton on Ouse until at least 1871. Sister Sarah Pratt (born 1801) farmed 6 acres. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
PULLEN Benjamin Blacksmith 1817: Benjamin Pullen, blacksmith & letter receiver. Born about 1817, Whixley, Yorkshire, England. The 1841 UK census (HO107 1348 10 pg.12) lists Benjamin as 25yrs, living at Back Row, Camp Field, Leeds; with Mary Ann Clayton 25yrs and her children Jas Clayton 7yrs; Mary Ann Clayton 5yrs; Emma Clayton 3yrs. It seems Benjamin was Mary Ann’s second husband. They married in Leeds, the June quarter of 1845. In 1851 Benjamin is 34yrs, living at Whixley with wife Mary Ann 36yrs (born Leeds). Children: Mary Ann 15yrs; Martha 9yrs; George Henry 4yrs; Elizabeth 5mths infant. Also listed apprentice blacksmith Thomas Smith 18yrs. In 1861 Benjamin is 45yrs, still at Whixley; Mary Ann 45yrs. Children: Martha 19yrs; George Henry 14yrs; Elizabeth 10yrs; Emma 8yrs. Elizabeth Pullen (born about 1836) was my maternal Great grandmother; she died 07 July 1944 (the day I was born). Contact Ian by
RAW Norman Blacksmith 1949: Norman Raw,blacksmith who came from Hopperton was the last blacksmith at Whixley, Yorkshire, England., Established 1949 a business manufacturing agricultural machinery and even exported some of their implements. After Norman died a few years ago, his son Chris kept the business going for a while, sub-contracting out the workshop space for people to do welding jobs etc, but he has sold up and left now having obtained planning permission for two houses on the site. The modern workshop which replaced the original blacksmiths shop has been demolished and work is commencing on building the houses. See URL normanrow.co.uk. I have no other information.
RAYNER William Blacksmith 1781: William Rayner, blacksmith. Born 30 October 1781 in Yeadon. Blacksmith at Ilkley in 1807; Burley-in-Wharfedale 1808-1832; Timble 1832-1841; Burley-in-Wharfedale 1841-1866. Died Tanners Fold 3rd June 1866. Contact Barbara by.
REYNOLDS Richard Blacksmith 1807: Richard Reynolds, blacksmith, Yorkshire. Mentioned in (1) 1807 polling list for the Parliamentary elections (West Riding, Cudworth), 1822 Baines directory for Yorkshire (Cudworth), Contact John by
ROBINSON Daniel Blacksmith 1799: Daniel Robinson, master blacksmith, employs 3 men. Born about 1799, in Sutton on Hull, Yorkshire and was a blacksmith there with apprentices. See Blacksmiths of Yorkshire for son William Robinson, 24yrs. His male descendents include many blacksmiths. Contact Kris by
ROBINSON John Blacksmith 1823: John Robinson, blacksmith, machinist and implement maker. Born 1823, Sutton on Hull, Yorkshire, England. John was son of Daniel Robinson (blacksmith). In Bulmer's 1892 listing as Blacksmith. Listed in Blacksmiths of Yorkshire & Implements (Agricultural) Indexes. Contact Kris by
ROBINSON Robert Blacksmith 1787: Robert Robinson, blacksmith. Born about 1787 in Lazenby, Yorkshire. Robert was a blacksmith in Skelton-in-Cleveland during 1820's & 1830's. Wife: Dorothy nee unknown. Robert died in 1856 and Dorothy in 1869 and are both buried in the old All Saints churchyard, Skelton. Children: Thomas born 1811 Brighton, Surrey; Ann born 1814 Brotton, North Yorkshire; William born 1815 Brotton; Martin born 1817 Brotton; Robert born 1821 Skelton-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire, John born 1823 Skelton; Joseph born 1827 Skelton. Ann, William and Joseph all died in infancy. Son Thomas later became a blacksmith. Contact Marek by
ROBINSON Thomas Blacksmith 1811: Thomas Robinson, blacksmith. Born 1811 Brighton, Surrey. Son of blacksmith Thomas Robert Robinson(born 1787). Thomas married Elizabeth Saunders 1834 in Skelton. Children: Jane born 1836, Skelton; Thomas (Jnr) born 1839, Skelton; Ann born 1842 Skelton; Hannah born 1843, Skelton. Thomas (Jnr) and Ann both died in infancy. Thomas and Elizabeth also appear to have brought up a William Wrightson born 1837, Stokesley, North Yorkshire. Thomas died in 1877 and Elizabeth in 1885 and are both buried in the old All Saints churchyard, Skelton. White's 1840 directory shows Thomas as a blacksmith also the 1857 PO directory of N & E.R. of Yorkshire. He appears as a blacksmith in the 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1871 censuses. Contact Marek by
ROBINSON William Blacksmith 1827: William Robinson, blacksmith. Born about 1827, Sutton, Yorskshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 24yrs, unmarried, living at Sutton. See Blacksmiths of Yorkshire for parents master blacksmith Daniel and Mary Robinson plus siblings. IN 1871 William is listed as 44yrs, wife Ann 43yrs, living in Wawne, Yorkshire. Children: Nicholas.D. Robinson 11yrs (blacksmith); Betsy 12yrs; John.W. 10yrs; George.H. 7yrs; Annie 5yrs; Alfred 3yrs. Contact Kris by
ROBSON Albert Blacksmith 1870: Albert Robson, blacksmith. Born about 1870 in Burnby, Yorkshire. The 1891 UK census lists him as 21yrs, at Barnby Moore, Yorkshire with parents blacksmith & carriage maker Richard Hessell Robson & Rebecca. Siblings listed: Vause 15yrs; Robert 13yrs; Henrietta 10yrs; Richard 8yrs; Emily 4yrs. The Robson family were blacksmiths in Pocklington for over 40 years. His father Richard is also listed in Cartwrights Index. To share information contact Brian by.
ROBSON Richard Hessell Blacksmith & Carriage maker 1842: Richard Hessell Robson blacksmith & carriage maker. Born about 1842 in Burnby, Yorkshire. The 1891 UK census lists him as 49yrs, at Barnby Moore, Yorkshire with wife Rebecca 57yrs. Children: Albert 21yrs (blacksmith); Vause 15yrs; Robert 13yrs; Henrietta 10yrs; Richard 8yrs; Emily 4yrs. The Robson family were blacksmiths in Pocklington for over 40 years. Richard is also listed in Cartwrights Index. To share information contact Brian by.
RUDDLESDIN Benjamin Blacksmith 1821: Benjamin Ruddlesdin, blacksmith, springsmith. Born about 1821 at Birdwell, South Yorkshire, England. The son of Benjamin Ruddlesdin (coal miner) of Worksborough. Benjamin married his wife Sarah (nee Parkinson) Feb 20th 1843, in Sheffield and has occupation stated as blacksmith as do the census of 1851, 61, and 71 (all based in Attercliffe, Sheffield). The 1881 census of Charlton Street, Brightside, Sheffield has his occupation as springsmith, and is living next door to his son George, born 25 April 1850, who is a railway spring maker. Contact Geoff by .
SANDERSON Samuel Blacksmith 1826: Samuel Sanderson, blacksmith apprentice. Born about 1826, Yorkshire. . The 1841 UK census lists Samuel as 15yrs, living in Sleights, Whitby, Yorkshire. Also at that address: George Harrison 20yrs(see Blacksmiths Yorkshire).
SIMPSON David Blacksmith & Farrier 1831: David Simpson, blacksmith from Yorkshire. Born 5th April 1831, Kildwick. Parents: John Simpson and Elizabeth Whitaker. David married Ellen Robinson in 1852, Kildwick. They had 3 children, only one survived to adulthood. Ellen died and the remaining child, Sarah was raised by Ellen's mother. David emmigrated to Australia and remarried. He married Elizabeth Ferrier in 1875. Listed in both Blacksmiths of Yorkshire and Farriers Index (as is his father THomas). Contact Margaret by.
SIMPSON George Blacksmith 1821: George Simpson, blacksmith of Yorkshire. Born on the 19th June 1821 at Kildwick. Parents: John Simpson & Elizabeth Whitaker. George married Mary Laycock at Kildwick in 1844. They had 4 children. Mary died young and three children were raised by her parents, the 4th having died as a baby. George died in 1854. He was recorded as a blacksmith in the 1841 census. Contact Margaret by.
SIMPSON James Blacksmith 1841: James Simpson, blacksmith from Yorkshire. Born: 12th May 1841, Kildwick, Yorkshire, England. Parents: John Simpson and Elizabeth Whitaker.After emmigrating to Australia he married Theresa Gertrude Hansbrow in 1862, Dubbo, NSW. They had 4 children (one stillborn). James died in 1894, Annandale, NSW, Australia and Theresa his wife died in 1876, Hay, NSW. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire and Australia Indexes. Contact Margaret by.
SIMPSON John Blacksmith 1793: John Simpson, a blacksmith. Born in 1793, Cracoe,(Rylstone) Yorkshire. He came with his family to Kildwick between 1800 and 1810. His father, William was the blacksmith at Kildwick and he in turn took over his fathers business at The Smithy on the corner, opposite the White Lion Hotel. John married Elizabeth Whitaker in 1815, they had 13 children. John died in 1889, Bingley, Yorkshire, at the home of one of his daughters. Many of John's sons also became blacksmiths and some took their craft to Australia. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire and Australia Indexes. Contact Margaret by .
SIMPSON Joseph Blacksmith 1819: Joseph Simpson, blacksmiths O Yorkshire. Born on the 19th May 1819 at Kildwick. He was the twin brother to Mary Simpson. Parents: John Simpson and Elizabeth Whitaker. Joseph married Margaret Overend in 1847. He is recorded as a blacksmith in 1841 census. Joseph and Margaret emmigrated to Australia and raised their family in Deniliquin, NSW, Australia. Joseph carried his blacksmith business there. They had 7 children. Joseph died in 1886, Deniliquin, NSW, Australia, and his wife Margaret also died in 1886, but in Melbourne, Vic, Australia. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire and Australia Indexes. Contact Margaret by.
SIMPSON Thomas Blacksmith 1835: Thomas Simpson, blacksmith & farrier. Born on the 26th April 1835, Kildwick, Yorkshire, England. Parents: John Simpson and Elizabeth Whitaker. He was recorded as a Smith and Farrier in the 1851 census. After emmigrating to Australia he married Mary Ann Stowell. They married in 1858 in Deniliquin, NSW, Australia. They had 8 children. Thomas died in 1905 in Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire and Australia Indexes plus the Farriers Index (as is his son David). Contact Margaret by.
SIMPSON William Blacksmith 1763: William Simpson, blacksmith. Born circa 1763. Wife: Betty Gill, married in Giggleswick, North Yorkshire, England. They had 4 children born in Rylestone. Between 1800 and 1810 he moved with his family to Kildwick in Yorkshire. He took up the little blacksmith shop on the corner, opposite the White Lion Inn and worked their until he died aged 80, in 1843. It is possible William did his apprenticeship either in Kirkby Malham or Arncliffe, have not been able to find any details on that yet. His son took over the business after he died. The Blacksmith shop is still there but is now a tapestry/craft shop. Contact Margaret by.
SIMPSON William Blacksmith 1817: William Simpson, blacksmith from Yorkshire. Born on the 18th March 1817 in Kildwick. Parents: John Simpson and Elizabeth Whitaker. At the age of 22yrs he married Margaret Jackson, they were married at Otley, Yorkshire on the 12th August 1839. The 1841 census shows Williams occupation as a blacksmith. The family immigrated to Australia, where they raised there large family. William died in 1874, Deniliquin, NSW, Australia. Margaret, his wife died in 1896 also in Deniliquin. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire and Australia Indexes. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire and Australia Indexes. Contact Margaret by.
SMITH Thomas Blacksmith 1833: Thomas Smith, blacksmith. Born about 1833, Harewood, Yorkshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 18yrs, apprenticed to master blacksmith Benjamin Pullen (and family), living at Whixley, Yorkshire. In 1861 Thomas is 28yrs, living at ?Ninson, Geen Lane (3 Fields Buildings),Birmingham,Warwickshire; with wife Louisa 27yrs and daughter Mary Ann 5mths infant. Listed in Blacksmiths of Warwickshire & Yorkshire.
STEWART John Thomas Blacksmith 1860: John Thomas Stewart, blacksmith, whitesmith, tinsmith & 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.
SUMMERS George Blacksmith 1848: George Summers, blacksmith, living at Pippit Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire . Found in the 1848 Directory for Bradford on Avon. I have no further information.
WARD George Blacksmith 1868: George Ward (1) blacksmith. Born about 1868, Greasbrough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Information taken from Baptisms of Greasbrough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire between 1895-1899. George Ward lived with his wife Mary Ann at Low Stubbings, Rawmarsh; with son Sidney who was born on 25 January 1896 and baptized 08 March 1896. The 1901 UK census lists George as 33yrs, still at Low Stubbings; Mary Ann 30yrs. Children: Sidney 5yrs; Emily 4yrs; Mabel 3yrs; Rosie 1yr infant; James 4mths infant. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.
WEST Arthur.M. Blacksmith 1880: Arthur M. West , blacksmith. Born about 1880-1881in Middlesborough, Yorkshire, England. Son of blacksmith Marshall and Jane West. He is listed in the 1901 Census as a Blacksmith in Manchester, Lancs. See others from the WEST family who are listed in indexes for Wheelwrights, Iron Workers & Blacksmiths of Lincolnshire, Lancashire & Yorkshire. For further information contact John by.
WEST Marshall Blacksmith 1846: Marshall , blacksmith. Born about 1846 in Beelsby. 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. For further information contact John by.
WESTERMAN John Blacksmith 1696: John Westerman, blacksmith. Born 1696 in Rothwell, Yorkshire. Christened 26 October 1696; Identified as blacksmith on various birth and death Parish Records between 1730 and 1760; John married Ann Wood 19 August 1723. He died 1760 and was buried 26 June 1760 in Rothwell Contact Bruce by
WESTERMAN William Blacksmith 1760: William Westerman, blacksmith. Born 1760. Son of William Westerman and Elizabeth. Christened 24 August 1760 in Garforth, Yorkshire. William married Mary Allinson St Peters, in Leeds 27 July 1779; identified as blacksmith on numerous christening and burial records between 1782 and 1794; William died 17 November 1794 and was buried 19 November 1794 in Garforth, Yorkshire. Contact Bruce by
WESTERMAN William Blacksmith 1724: William Westerman, blacksmith. Born 1724 (son of John Westerman and Ann) christened 20 June 1724 in Rothwell, Yorkshire. William married Elizabeth Atkinson 07 June 1753. He was buried 23 December 1799 in Garforth, Yorkshire. His burial record says he was a blacksmith. Contact Bruce by
WILSON David Blacksmith 1820: David Wilson, blacksmith & iron moulder. Born 1820 place not sure, but almost certain to be Scotland. In 1844 he is named on the birth certificate as the father (David Scotland) to a child (born in Whitby, North Yorkshire) of Hannah Bryan - his occupation is Blacksmith. in 1846 he married Hannah Bryan in Whitby, North Yorkshire. His marriage certificate shows him as David Wilson Scotland, bachelor aged 27yrs, an Iron Moulder, living at Baxtergate, Whitby,Nth.Yorkshire. On the 1851 census he is listed as David Wilson aged 30,an Iron Moulder, in Lower Bent, Oldham (ref A0180) with wife Hannah 26yrs. Children: Mary 2yrs & Elizabeth 1 month infant. Elizabeth's birth certificate for 20/01/1851 also gives David's surname as Wilson and his occupation as Iron Moulder. Elizabeth was born in Wigan. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Lancashire and in the Iron workers Index. David is a 2 x Great grandfather of mine. Contact Bryan by.
WILSON Francis Blacksmith 1865: Francis Wilson, blacksmith. Born about 1865, Tockwith, Yorkshire, England. The 1881 UK census lists Francis as 16yrs, unmarried, living at “The Boot and Shoe”, Tockwith, with his parents and siblings. See Blacksmiths of Yorkshire for his father William Wilson and brothers James and William.D. Wilson. Contact Marie by.
WILSON James Blacksmith 1858: James Wilson, blacksmith, post office proprietor. Born 05 December 1858, Tockwith, Yorkshire, England. Died 08 March 1923 Barlow, Yorkshire England. In 1881, age 23yrs, his residence is the ‘Boot and Shoe’ - Bay Horse Inn, Tockwith. James married Mary Ann Miller on 01 Jul 1884. He was a blacksmith and operated post office. The 1901 UK census lists James as 44yrs, living in Barlow Village; Mary Ann 44yrs. Children: Edith.W. 14yrs and Henrietta.M. 6yrs. Apprentice blacksmith Frank Pawson 14yrs (born Tockwith). See Blacksmiths of Yorkshire for his father William Wilson and brothers William and Francis. Contact Marie by.
WILSON William Blacksmith 1836: William Wilson, blacksmith, Inn Keeper. Born about 1836, Tockwith, Yorkshire, England. The 1881 UK census lists William as 45yrs, a blacksmith and inn keeper, living at “The Boot and Shoe”, Tockwith, with wife Jane Ann nee Kawood/ Cawood, 49yrs (born Ribston, Yorkshire). Children: James 23yrs,unmarried (blacksmith); William Dalton Wilson 20yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); Francis 16yrs (blacksmith); daughter Frances 12yrs; George 12yrs; Annie 11yrs; Herbert 8yrs. Sarah Wilson 72yrs, widow. William owned and operated the "Boot & Shoe" which later became a tavern. Contact Marie by.
WILSON William Dalton Blacksmith 1861: William Dalton Wilson, blacksmith. Born about 1861, Tockwith, Yorkshire, England. The 1881 UK census lists William.D. as 20yrs, unmarried, living at “The Boot and Shoe”, Tockwith, with his parents and siblings. See Free UK BMDs for marriage, Wetherby , September quarter 1889, Vol.9a Page 200. See Blacksmiths of Yorkshire for his father William Wilson and brothers James and Francis. Contact Marie by.
WOOD John.T, Blacksmith 1817: John. T.Wood, blacksmith. Born about 1817, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. In 1861 John is 41yrs, living in Whitford with wife Sarah 37yrs ( born Thornton, possibly nee Spaven?). Children: George 17yrs (blacksmith); Elizabeth Spaven Wood 16yrs; Jane 11yrs; William 9yrs (a roper); Caroline 4yrs. 1871: John is 54yrs, still living at Whitby, Sarah 48yrs and daughter Caroline 13yrs. Daughter Elizabeth Spaven Wood married Elisha Walker jet ornament merchant of Church Street Whitby, John is believed to have come to Whitby from Bridlington. He set up his blacksmith's business in Church Street Whitby in 1872 an area that became known as 'Wood's Quay'. John was believed to have been born in Harrogate C1818. COntact Colin by.
WOOD Thomas Blacksmith 1800: Thomas Wood, blacksmith. Born about 1800 in Yorkshire, England. Married 1824 in South Dalton and died between 1861 & 1871. Contact Teresa by
WOODCOCK Matthew Blacksmith 1841: Matthew Woodcock, blacksmith, Yorkshire. Mentioned in (1) 1841 Polling list for the Parliamentary Elections, (West Riding, Cudworth), (2) 1845 Tithe Commutation Awards (Cudworth), (3) 1848 Polling list (West Riding, Cudworth), (4) 1852 Whites directory of Yorkshire (WR) (Cudworth). Contact John by
WRIGHTSON William Blacksmith 1837: William Wrightson, blacksmith. Born 1837 Stokesley, North Yorkshire, father unknown, mother possibly Elizabeth Wrightson. He was brought up by blacksmith Thomas and Elizabeth Robinson and married their daughter Hannah in 1864 in Skelton. William & Hannah had a daughter Elizabeth Hannah in Oct 1864. Elizabeth died the following month and Hannah at the age of six months. William remarried and died in 1895 but is buried with his first wife and daughter in the old All Saints churchyard, Skelton. Bulmer's 1890 directory has William Wrightson as blacksmith living at 3 High St, Skelton. He also appears as a blacksmith in the 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 censuses. Contact Marek by
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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