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|BRIDGES||John||Anchormith||1788||John Bridges, anchorsmith. Born about 1788. His occupation is described as Anchorsmith on the Green, taken from his children's baptism records from 1788 to 1809 in St. Nicholas, Deptford, Kent. His address was noted as The Green, Deptford.|
|FRY||John||Anchorsmith||1775||John Fry, anchorsmith. No: 14, Guinea 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.|
|GARRATT||John||Anchorsmith||1775||John Garratt, anchorsmith. No: 17, Guinea 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.|
|LEWIS||Unknown||Anchorsmith||1775||Lewis,---. given name not listed. Anchorsmith. No: 4, 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.|
|LEWIS||Wm.||Anchorsmith||1775||Wm. Lewis, anchorsmith. No: 7, Rope Walk now Anchor Road, St. Augustineís, 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.|
|NORRIS||Robert||Anchorsmith||1784||Robert Norris of Smith's Lane, Portsmouth Common, Hampshire. I have no other information.|
|RICHARDS||Thomas||Anchor & Chain manufacturer.||1812||Thomas Richards (Snr), blacksmith, anchorsmith, chainmaker, brightsmith, iron founder. Born about1812-1817 (depending on the census) , Hubberston, Pembrokshire, Wales. Listed in 1841 census for Wales. In 1851: Thomas as 34yrs, living at Hubberston with wife Ann Bolden Richards 30yrs (born Newport). Children: Llewllyn 5yrs; Hugh 4yrs . Servant Sarah John 20yrs. 1861: Thomas is 49yrs, Ann 39yrs and son Lewellyn 15yrs working in the family business. The three sons of Thomas (Snr): (1) Llewellyn (born about 1845, (2) Hugh Richards (born about 1846) is listed in the Shipwrights Index. (2) Thomas (born?) is listed in Blacksmiths of Kent. listed as 15yrs in the 1861 Welsh census and working in the fatherís business (brightsmith/brass/iron).|
|RIPPINGTON||John||Anchorsmith||1708||John Rippington, anchorsmith. Born between 1708 & 1716 in Deptford, Kent, England Kent. John was an anchorsmith at Deptford Docks in 1734. Son of Joseph Rippington (who became Master Smith at Woolwich Docks).||Visit site|
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