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BAKER James Boilermaker 1839 James Baker, boiler maker. Born about 1839 in Middlesex-London. The 1881 UK census lists him as 42yrs, at 54 Hope Street, Sheerness, Kent; with wife Mary Ann 39yrs(born Sheerness). See census 1881 for 7 children listed. Visit site
BATT Samuel Boilermaker 1849 Samuel Batt, born 1849. Died 1870.  Lived: 9 Cannon Street. St.James Bristol.  
BATT Samuel Boilermaker 1827 Samuel Batt, born 1827. Died 1908. Lived: Redfield Place Barton Regis St. George Bristol. See ROGERS (boilermaker).  
BOOTH John Boiler Maker,Blacksmith 1850 John Booth, blacksmith, boiler maker, fitter, steam engine maker. Born 1850 USA of English born parents. Returned to original family area (Bredbury/Hyde Area, Cheshire UK) in 1871 and stayed there. England census of 1871 and onwards list the professions above. Married Mary Ann Whittaker on Jan 29, 1871 at St. Marks, Bredbury. Listed in Indexes for the above trades and USA. Any information much appreciated.  
BURNS James Boier Maker Apprentice 1825 James Burns, apprentice boiler maker. Born about 1825, in Scotland. The 1841 Scottish census lists him as 16yrs, living in Commerce Street, St Clements; with his mother Elizabeth 50yrs & sister Isabella 20yrs    
CAMPBELL George (Jnr) Boilermaker 1886 George Campbell (Jnr), boiler maker. Born 9th July 1886 in Auckland, New Zealand. He was the youngest son of brass moulder George (Snr) & Christina Campbell. When George (Jnr) enlisted for the Reserves, WW1, it was stated "A boilermaker and can do all sorts of engineering" George (Jnr) died 11th November 1918 in Wellington NZ. Cause of death "Spanish Flu". His father George (Snr) is listed in the Brownsmiths Index.  
CORNISH George Boilermaker-Journeyman, Military Gunr Driver 1828 George Cornish, boiler maker. Born about 1828. The 1851 UK census lsits him as 23yrs,at I-Frederick & Legonier Squares Artillery Barrack, Devonshire. Born in Redruth-LAN    
COX George Boilermaker Assistant 1838 George Cox, boiler maker. Born about 1838 in Sheerness, Kent. The 1881 UK census lists him as 43yrs, at 50 H(born Sheernes)s. See census 1881 for 6 children listed.    
DAVIDGE Edwin Boilermaker 1864 Edwin Davidge, boiler maker. Born about 1864. The 1881 UK census lists him as 17yrs,at 151 Kingsland Road, Bristol with parents William 41yrs (engine fitter) & Elizabeth. Brother Albert 20yrs,engine fitter. See 1901 census.  
FERRY James Boilermaker-Journeyman, Military Gunr Driver 1823 James Ferry, boiler maker. Born about 1823 in Stoke Dameral, Devon. The 1851 UK census lists him as 28yrs, at 44 Charlotte Street, Morice, Devon. Lodges with Charles Allen (blacksmith).    
HARDY George Boiler Maker 1922 George Hardy, boiler maker. Born about 1822, Middlesex, England. The 1851 UK census lists George as 29yrs. living in Poplar, Middlesex with wife Esther 22yrs, plus daughter Esther 3yrs; and daughter Ellis 8mths infant. Lodgers: John Richards 21yrs (boiler maker) and George Richards 18yrs (mariner). See the Boiler Makers Index for George’s brothers William & Thomas Hardy and other family members.  
HARDY George Boiler Maker 1847 George Hardy, boiler maker. Born about 1847, London, England. The 1881 UK census lists George as 14yrs, living with his family in Northry Street, Linchhouse, Tower Hamlets, London. See the Boiler Makers Index for parents William and Mary Sophia Hardy and siblings.  
HARDY Robert Boiler Maker 1850 Robert Hardy, boiler maker. Born about 1850-1851, London, England. The 1881 UK census lists Robert as 10yrs, living with his family in Northry Street, Linchhouse, Tower Hamlets, London. See the Boiler Makers Index for parents William and Mary Sophia Hardy and siblings.  
HARDY Thomas Boiler Maker 1825 Thomas Hardy, boiler maker. Born about 1825, Middlesex, England. The 1851 UK census lists Thomas as 26yrs, living at 2 Shivall Street, Poplar, Middlesex; with wife Fanny 22yrs (born Bromley) and son Thomas 1yr Infant. Lodger: Samuel Stearn 24yrs (boiler maker). See the Copeprsmiths Index for his son William (Jnr). See the Boiler Makers Index for Thomas’s brothers William & George Hardy and other family members.  
HARDY William Boiler Maker 1814 William Hardy (Snr), boiler maker. Born 1814 Bramley (or ?Bromley), London, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 25yrs, unmarried, lodging at 24 Robert Street, Holbourn, London. In 1851 William is 36yrs; living at Poplar Middlesex with wife Mary ?37yrs. Children: Elizabeth 9yrs; William 7yrs; George 4yrs; Martha 2yrs; Robert 3mths infant. 1861: William is 45yrs. living at Handsworth Staffordshire; wife Mary Sophia 40yrs. Children: Elizabeth 19yrs; William 18yrs (boiler maker) ; George 14yrs (boiler maker); Martha 11yrs; Robert 10yrs (boiler maker) ; Francis 8yrs; Alfred 4yrs; james 2yrs. 1871: William is 52yrs, living at Dartmouth Terrace, Staffordshire (wife Mary not listed). Children: Martha 20yrs; Francis 18yrs (a moulder); Fanny 16yrs; Alfred 15yrs; James 12yrs; Arthur 8yrs. In 1881 William is 66yrs, at Northry Street, Linchhouse, Tower Hamlets, London; with wife Mary 60yrs. Children: a daughter listed as ?James ,22yrs, unmarried (seamstress); son Arthur 20yrs. Nephew Thomas hardy 28yrs (coppersmith) and nephew Frederick Hardy 5yrs. William worked in Poplar probably in shipbuilding. He moved to Handsworth, Stafford about 1858 then back to Poplar. His brothers George and Thomas also Boilermakers, Middlesex, England.  
HARDY William Boiler Maker 1843 William Hardy (Jnr), boiler maker. Born about 1843, London, England. The 1881 UK census lists William as 18yrs, living with his family in Northry Street, Linchhouse, Tower Hamlets, London. See the Boiler Makers Index for parents William and Mary Sophia Hardy and siblings.  
MARSHALL George Boiler Maker 1873 George Marshall, at Cross Street, ?New Brompton, Kent, England. Occupation seen on son's marriage certificate. Son John Frederick Redman Marshall 20yrs is also listed in the Boiler Makers Index.    
MARSHALL John Frederick Redman Boiler Maker 1873 John Frederick Redman Marshall 20yrs, at Cross Street,?New Brompton, Kent, England. Wife Mary Anne Briggs 19yrs, married on 25 December 1873, Parish Church, New Brompton,Kent. Worked at HM Dockyards. John died 25 January 1931 at 67 Charter Street ?Gillingham, Kent and daughter A.F.Marshall was present. See census 1881 for family members. His father George Marshall was also a boilermaker.    
McDUFF Philip John Boiler Maker 1828 Philip John McDuff, boiler maker. Born 1828 Belfast, Ireland.  1851 census: lists him as an a pprentice boiler makerin Glasgow, Scotland.  1871 census: boiler maker Birkenhead, Cheshire.  Married Mary Graham 1851 Glasgow.  
MILLS Gresham Boiler Maker 1822 Gresham Mills, boiler maker. Born 1822 in Whitechapel and died 1863 in Stepney, East London, England. Occcupation shown on various documents including 1851 census return for Tower Hamlets, St Philips division, sharing acommodation at 25 York Street with John Smithers ‘Tank Make’". Spelling of Gresham may vary (Gorsham, Guersham, Gursham etc.).  
MUNN Ryan John Boiler Maker 2006 Ryan John Munn. Currently in Western Australia.    
NOBLE Stephen Boiler Maker 1810 Stephen Noble, boiler maker. Born about 1810 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Stephen as 30yrs, wife Anne 30yrs, living in Crosbie Street, Liverpool. Children: Thompson 15yrs (born 1823 boiler maker); William 10yrs; Anne 2yrs, Elizabeth 1yr infant. Others listed: Sarah Gungon 17yrs and Elizabeth Wilson 20yrs. Cannot find the family in 1851. There were some Noble in the Manchester workhouse in 1890’s.  
NOBLE Thomas Boiler Maker 1823 Thompson Noble (Snr), boiler maker. Born about 1823 in Preston, Lancashire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Thompson as 15yrs, living in Crosbie Street, Liverpool with parents Stephen 30yrs (born 1810 boiler maker) and Anne 30yrs. Siblings: William 10yrs; Anne 2yrs, Elizabeth 1yr infant. Others listed: Sarah Gungon 17yrs and Elizabeth Wilson 20yrs. In 1851 Thompson is 27yrs, wife Alice 29yrs, living in Rathbone Street, Liverpool. Children: Thomas 7yrs; Sarah 5yrs; Susannah 1yr infant. In 1861 Thompson (Snr) is 38yrs, living in Toxteth Park, Lancashire with wife Alice 37yrs (born Prescot). Children: Thomas 17yrs (born 1844 boiler maker) and Thompson 7yrs (born 1854 boiler maker).  
NOBLE Thompson (Jnr) Boiler Maker 1854 Thompson Noble (Jnr), boilermaker riveter. Born in 1854 in Liverpool Lanchashire, England. The 1861 UK census lists Thompson as 7yrs, living in Toxteth Park, Lancashire with his parents Thompson 38yrs and Alice 37yrs plus his brother Thomas 17yrs. In 1871 Thompson (Thomas) is 17yrs, lodging with Thomas Dillon 26yrs (chimmey sweeper) and his family in Liverpool. The 1881 UK census lists Thompson as living at 28 Back Rathbone Street in Liverpool, and probably working in the docks in Liverpool. He was married to Elizabeth and they had 8 children. See Boiler Makers Index for his father Thompson (born 1823) and grandfather Stephen (born 1810). He died in 1913 aged 59 and is buried in Toxteth Park cemetary Liverpool.  
NOBLE Thompson (Snr) Boiler Maker 1844 Thomas Noble, boiler maker, labourer. Born about 1844 in Liverpool Lanchashire, England. IN 1851 Thomas is 7yrs, living in Rathbone Street, Liverpool. Parents: Thompson (Snr) 27yrs, Alice 29yrs. Siblings: Sarah 5yrs; Susannah 1yr infant. The 1861 UK census lists Thomas as 17yrs, living in Toxteth Park, Lancashire with his parents Thompson 38yrs and Alice 37yrs plus his brother Thompson Noble 7yrs (born 1854 boiler maker). IN 1871 Thomas 27yrs is a labourer. Wife Mary 22yrs and daughter caroline in newborn infant. Living in Toxteth Park, Liverpool.  
PALMER William Boilermaker 1840 William Palmer, born 1840-1841, St Helens, Liverpool. Lived at Over Hills Cottage and Company's Row in the civil parish of Weston, Runcorn, Cheshire.He is showing in the 1871, 1881 and 1891 English Census as a Boiler Maker. The 1901 Wales census he is boarding and working in Wales and again working as a Boiler Maker.  
ROBSON William Iron Worker 1820 William Robson, boiler maker. Born Shotts, Lanark. The 1851 Scottish census lists him as 31yrs; wife Agnes 25yrs .    
ROGERS Unknown Boilermaker 1827 Mr. Rogers. Father-in-law of Samuel Batt(1827-1908) boiler maker.  
ROUND Edward Boilermaker 1816 Edward Round, boiler maker. Born about 1816 in Sedgley-STAFFS. Edward married three times. The 1841 UK census lists him as 25yrs, at Tipton,Cross St. with wife (1) Matilda 25yrs (born Rowley-STAFFS) and daughter Matilda 2yrs and Edwards brother Thomas Round 20yrs (blacksmith). On the 1851 census Edward is listed as ?40yrs, a boiler maker at Sedgley-STAFFS & wife Matilda is 35yrs and son Thomas 9yrs. Daughter Matilda not mentioned. 1861 census: Edward 50yrs, at Campbell Terrace Birkenhead with (2) wife Eliza 48yrs (born London). 1864: boilermaker, Edmund Street. Re-married: Parish Church Liverpool to (3) wife Margaret Connel widow. 1861: 60yrs, boilermaker. Wife Margaret 43yrs. 1881: 70yrs, boilermaker, 150 Athol Street,Liverpool. Wife Margaret 53yrs born Liverpool. Edward died 20 December 1884 aged 72yrs, at 150 Athol Street,Liverpool. Margaret still living. No contact name or email supplied.    
ROWLEY Robert Ernest Boiler Maker,Blacksmith 1850 Robert Ernest Rowley , blacksmith and boiler maker. Robert was born in Manchester c1850 and came to Australia in the 1880s. He died in Melbourne in January 1915. He ran a Blacksmith business with his wife, Helen, in Spotswood from about 1893 until his death. Also listed in the Boiler Makers Index.  
SCOTT Peter Boiler Maker 1855 Peter Scott, boiler maker. Baptised 01 July 1855 Gt Budworth. Peter married Annie Beswick 1880. Buried 1938 at Gt Budworth. See Blacksmiths of Cheshire for other family members.  
SKELLY Charles Boiler Maker & Blacksmith 1821 Charles Skelly, Blacksmith, boiler maker. Born 1821 Scotland. OPR Marriage record shows Charles Skelly Smith in Port Glasgow and Ann Leggat residing there. Charles son John (1) born in Port Glasgow was also a Blacksmith - Boiler Maker as shown on the 1841 Scotland Census. Charles is also listed in the Blacksmiths of Scotland Index. John Skelly (1) (born 1822)is also in many editions of Pigot's Directory. Of John Skelly's sons, John (2) (born 1853) also became a boiler maker and Alexander (born 1861 -my great Grandfather is shown as a Marine Engineer on the 1881 Scotland Census). I believe that John's (2) son Thomas also became a Boiler Maker Journeyman. Fast forward - my nephew Jaysun O'Scalleigh is a blacksmith on Salt Spring Island, North Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  
SKELLY John (Jnr) Boiler Maker 1853 John Skelley (Jnr), boiler maker. Born 1853, Scotland. John and Margaret Henderson married in 1878 in Glasgow. See Blacksmiths of Scotland and Boiler Makers Indexes for his father John Skelly (born 1822 boiler maker) & grandfather Charles Skelly (blacksmith, boiler maker).  
SKELLY John (Snr)) Boiler Maker 1822 John Skelly (Snr), boiler maker. Born 1822, Scotland. John married Elizabeth Wallace. He was the son of Charles Skelly (born 1821 blacksmith, boiler maker).  
SKELLY Thomas Boiler Maker   Thomas Skelley, boiler maker journeyman. Born Scotland. See Blacksmiths of Scotland and Boiler Makers Indexes for his father John (born 1822 boiler maker) & grandfather Charles Skelly (blacksmith, boiler maker).  
SWAINSON Samuel.T. Boiler Maker 1846 Samuek.T.Swainson, boiler maker. Born about 1846 in Charlton, Kent. The 1881 Uk ensus lists him as 35yrs, at 4 Ruby Terrace, East Cowes, Isle of Wight; with wife: Sarah 36yrs (born Ireland). Children: Thomas.G. 8yrs born Northumberland, Robert. W. 7yrs born Ireland, Maria.D. 5yrs born Kennington, Middlesex, Harriett.E. 2yrs born Bromley by Bow,Middlesex. See 1881 census.    
UNKNOWN G.M. Boiler Maker 1826 G.M. Unknown, boiler maker. Born about 1826, Lothborough, Leicestsershire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 25yrs, a prisoner at 1-Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock, Devonshire. Listed in the boiler makers and Prisoners Indexes.    
UNKNOWN J.I. Boiler Maker 1827 J.I. Unknown, boiler maker. Born about 1827, Newcastle on Tyne-Ntm. The 1851 UK census lists him as 24yrs, a prisoner at 1-Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock, Devonshire. Listed in the boiler makers and Prisoners Indexes.    
UNKNOWN J.L. Boiler Maker 1830 J.L. Unknown, a boiler maker. Born about 1830, Crounburn, Gloucestershire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 20yrs, a prisoner at 1-Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock, Devonshire. Listed in the boiler makers and Prisoners Indexes.    
WAITE F. George Boiler Maker & Engineer 1945 F. George Waite, Journeyman Boilermaker now a Consulting Engineer (bridges). Born 1945- Present, Bristol UK/Libya/ UAE/Oman/Jordan/Sri-Lanka/Cuba. Grandson of Frederick Augustus Waite (born 1870) and son of Frederick George Waite born 1907.  
WAITE Frederick Augustus Boiler Maker 1870 Frederick Augustus Waite, Journeyman Boilermaker. Born 1870 and died 1937, Newport South Wales UK.  
WAITE Frederick George Boiler Maker 1907 Frederick George Waite, Journeyman Boilermaker.  Born 1907and died 1978, Bristol, UK / Newcastle New South Wales / Bristol. Son of Frederick Augustus Waite (born 1870).  
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