The Blacksmiths Index

Compiled by Ann Spiro
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A Genealogical Index of
Blacksmiths and Related Occupations.

Smithing: a smith is a person involved in the shaping of metal objects.
St Clement's Day was traditionally, and in some places still is, celebrated on the 23 November,
a welcome festival between Halloween and Christmas.
Saint Clement is the patron saint of metalworkers and blacksmiths,
and so these workers traditionally enjoyed a holiday on his feast day.
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Dedicated to my Ancestors

Blacksmiths: Thomas Briggs, Thomas Richards, Alexander Brown, and Shipwright William Baskett.
This is my personal collection of blacksmiths, cartwrights, wheelwrights, shipwrights, farriers, iron workers and other related occupations. They are compiled from census records and from the contributions of other generous researchers who have shared their ancestor's details with me. A special thanks to Barry from New Zealand, for his assistance.
I regret I can not offer to research for you - the only information I have regarding your ancestor is already on this index.

Australia Blacksmiths European Blacksmiths Nottinghamshire Blacksmiths
Bedfordshire Blacksmiths Gloucestershire Blacksmiths Oxfordshire Blacksmiths
Berkshire Blacksmiths Hampshire Blacksmiths Prisoner Blacksmiths
Bristol Blacksmiths Herefordshire Blacksmiths Rutland Blacksmiths
Buckinghamshire Blacksmiths Hertfordshire Blacksmiths Scotland Blacksmiths
Cambridgeshire Blacksmiths Huntingdonshire Blacksmiths Shropshire Blacksmiths
Canadian Blacksmiths Ireland Blacksmiths Somerset Blacksmiths
Channel Islands Blacksmiths Isle of Wight Blacksmiths South African Blacksmiths
Cheshire Blacksmiths Kent Blacksmiths Staffordshire Blacksmiths
Cornwall Blacksmiths Lancashire Blacksmiths Suffolk Blacksmiths
Cumberland Blacksmiths Leicestershire Blacksmiths Surrey Blacksmiths
Derbyshire Blacksmiths Lincolnshire Blacksmiths Sussex Blacksmiths
Devon Blacksmiths [ A - G ] London Blacksmiths USA Blacksmiths
Devon Blacksmiths [ H - M ] Middlesex Blacksmiths Wales Blacksmiths
Devon Blacksmiths [ N - S ] Military Blacksmiths Warwickshire Blacksmiths
Devon Blacksmiths [ T - Z ] New Zealand Blacksmiths Westmorland Blacksmiths
Dorset Blacksmiths Norfolk Blacksmiths Wiltshire Blacksmiths
Durham Blacksmiths Northamptonshire Blacksmiths Yorkshire Blacksmiths
Essex Blacksmiths Northumberland Blacksmiths
Related Trades (and Others):
Anchorsmiths Fixings: bolts,files,nails,screws etc. Plumbers & Glaziers
Boiler Makers Gold, Silver, Pewtersmiths Saddles & other Horsey Items
Cartwrights & Coachwrights Gunsmiths Shipwrights
Clock & Watch Makers Implements (agricultural) Wheelwrights
Convicts Instruments (musical) Whitesmiths
Coppersmiths; Brass Finishers Instruments (surgical/scientific) Wire Workers
Cutlers Iron Workers Worcestershire Blacksmiths
Enginesmiths (pre 1920) Locksmiths
Farriers Millwrights  
Fingersmiths Paupers, Asylum, Workhouse Dwellers  

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Interesting Stories & Pictures
Interesting Stories & Pictures.
Links of Interest:
Absconding Apprentices" Articles from Trewman's Exeter Flying Post (Devon).
Goldminers of New Zealand - August 1861 to December 1868.
The Julers of North Walsham (Clockmakers, Foundrymen, Ophthalmologists and Estate Agents).
Article: How blacksmiths became clockmakers.
The Story of a Farrier's Son
The Place of the Rural Blacksmith in Parish Life 1500-1900 (with particular reference to Somerset & Dorset)

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