Bristol Blacksmiths

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Surname Given Name Trade Year NoteseMail website
BARRETT Benjamin Blacksmith 1824 Benjamin Barrett, born St George Bristol 1824. Died 1895. After his marriage in 1850 to Elizabeth KNAPP, Benjamin lived initially with his mother in law in Bath Rd. St.George, later moving to a house in the same road where he lived for the next 30 years until he was widowed. By 1881 he was living with his sons, Joseph 23 and George 12. Visit site
BATT Robert Blacksmith 1807 Robert Batt, blacksmith. Born about 1807 Bristol, North Somerset, England. Descended from blacksmith Tobias Batt (son of Tobias Batt 1629) and was the last of the Batt family blacksmiths. in Barrow Gurney, Bristol, North Somerset. Listed in both Bristol & Somerset Indexes.  
BATT Samuel Blacksmith 1827 Samuel Batt, blacksmith. Born 1827 and died 1908. Samuel lived in Redfield Place Barton Regis St George Bristol. See his father in law ROGERS listed in the Boilermakers Index.  
BATT Samuel Blacksmith 1849 Samuel Batt, blacksmith. Born 1849 and died 1870 in Bristol, England. Samuel lived at 9 Cannon Street. St James Bristol.  
BATT Tobias Blacksmith 1629 Tobias Batt. Blacksmith of Winford, Bristol, North Somerset, England. Tobias inherited his father William's sledge & hammer in 1629. This was the beginning of a family business. The last blacksmith in this Batt family was Robert Batt 1807-1844, in Barrow Gurney, Bristol, North Somerset. The Family then became cattle dealers or Veternarians. Listed in both Bristol & Somerset Indexes.  
BROOM Robert Blacksmith 1775 Robert Broom, blacksmith & victualler (The Ostrich). No: 86 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.    
BROWN Francis Blacksmith 1997 Francis Brown, smith. No: 38 Marsh Street, Limekilns. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.    
CANUM George Blacksmith & Farrier 1775 George Canum, farrier & smith. No: 16 Rosemary Lane, Bristol. Listed in Blacksmiths of Bristol & Farriers Indexes. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.    
COOK James Blacksmith 1775 James Cook, blacksmith. No:11, 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.    
HAYMAN Charles Henry Blacksmith,Farrier 1884 Charles Henry Hayman, blacksmith, farrier. Born 17th October 1884 in Bristol to Charles and Annie Hayman. He was the middle of 3 children but the eldest Son. In the 1901 census he is shown as a 17 year old Blacksmith and in 1910 joins the Royal Field Artillery (TA) .Remaining in the TA until 1914 he is shown as a Farrier and gains promotion to the rank of Sergeant before discharge on medical grounds. In the middle of his service he set sail for Montreal Canada but returned after only 4 months !In the 1911 census he is working as County Court Bailiff. It is not known when he ceased this work but was again working as a Farrier for Georges Brewery in Bristol in the 1950's. He died in Bristol in 1965.  
HOPES Silas Blacksmith 1857 Silas Hopes, blacksmith. Born circa 1857 in Goucestershire. Died:1913. Silas & his father Silas Simon Hopes were both blacksmiths in the St George area of Bristol. 1871 Census records him aged 14yrs, living in Fire Engine Lane, St George and working as a "striker", presumably for his father. See entry for his father Silas Simon Hopes.  
HOPES Silas Simon Blacksmith 1835 Silas Simon Hopes, blacksmith. Born circa1835 in Gloucestershire. Died:1908. The 1861 census shows they were living at 113 Chalks Lane, St. Georges, West Gloucestershire and lists Simon as 26yrs; wife Jane 23yrs. Children: Silas 4yrs, Charles, 2yrs, Lily 8months infant plus mother-in-Law Charlotte Smith, 43yrs,widow. 1871 Census records him living in Fire Engine Lane, St George. Silas Simon Hopes & his son Silas were both blacksmiths in the St George area of Bristol. Not sure of the exact addresses or whether they worked together or in separate premises.  
JENKINS Abraham Blacksmith 1775 Abraham Jenkins, blacksmith. No:28, Wilder 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 Giles Blacksmith 1775 Giles Jones, blacksmith. No75, 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.    
JONES Jeremiah Blacksmith 1775 Jeremiah Jones, blacksmith. No: 86, 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.    
JONES Jeremiah Blacksmith 1775 Jeremiah Jones, blacksmith. No: 7, Denmark 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.    
MILLER John Blacksmith 1775 John Miller, blacksmith. No: 7, Temple Back 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.    
MORGAN Thomas Blacksmith 1775 Thomas Morgan, blacksmith. No: 84 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.    
MORRIS John Blacksmith 1775 John Morris, blacksmith. No:70, 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.    
MOUNTIER Abraham Blacksmith 1775 Abraham Mountier, blacksmith. No: 259, Bedminster, East 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.    
PALMER Thomas Blacksmith 1775 Thomas Palmer, blacksmith. No: 69, Thomas Street, Temple, Brsitol. 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 Thomas Blacksmith 1775 Thomas Richards, blacksmith. No: 15 Penn 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.    
SAWNEY Anthony Blacksmith 1775 Anthony Sawney, blacksmith. No:64, 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.    
SWEET Thomas Blacksmith 1823 Thomas Sweet , blacksmith, engine smith. Born about 1823. He was a minor when he married Mary Cox in 1843 (also a minor) the daughter of James Cox (cabinet maker). The 1851 UK census lists Thomas as 26yrs, living at Little Avon Street, Bristol with wife Mary 26yrs. Children: Selina 6yrs; William 5yrs; Samuel 10mths infant. Visitor: Martha Coles 42yrs, married and her daughter Martha Coles 6yrs. Contact Lindsay by.  
THOMAS Mary Blacksmith 1775 Mary Thomas, blacksmith. No:74, 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.    
TOMBS Sarah Blacksmith 1775 Sarah Tombs, blacksmith, widow. No:42 Stoke’s Croft, 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.    
WARWICK Wm. Blacksmith 1775 Wm. Warwick, smith. No: 29 Marlborough Street, Limekilns. 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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