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Surname Given Name Trade Year NoteseMail website
BATH Neville Cutler 1775 Neville Bath, cutler & hardware man. No: 1, Redcliffe 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.    
BILLINGHAM Joseph Cutler ,Blacksmith, Whitesmith 1854 Joseph Billingham, blacksmith, whitesmith, cutler. Born about 1854 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. The 1871 UK census lists him as 17yrs, a whitesmith, living at ?Cottage 10,House 3, Floodgate, Birmingham; with mother Charlotte, 48yrs, charwoman. In 1881 he was a metal worker/spoon forger, living at 34 Milk Street, Birmingham; with wife Eliza 27yrs. Children: Samuel 5yrs; Annie 3yrs; Albert 10mths infant and his mother Charlotte 59yrs,widow. In 1891 he was working as a Blacksmith still living in Milk Street. Joseph is listed in the Blacksmiths of Warwickshire, Cutlers & Whitesmiths Indexes.  
CHAMBERS Charles Cutler, Shoe & Pattern Tye maker. 1775 Charles Chambers, cutler, shoe & pattern tye maker. No: 41, Castle 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.    
GARDNER Samuel Tims Cutler 1857 Samuel Tims Gardner is stated as the father on my great grandfathers marriage certificate in 1857, who claimed that he was a Cutler.  William was aged 27yrs when he married Ann Belsham 26yrs at St.Philip's Church, Bethnal Green on 13th March 1857. Their place of residence at the time of the marriage was stated to be Princes Place, Canal Row, ?BethnalGreen. Samuel Tims Gardner is my brick wall and I have no more information about him than just stated.  
GREEN James Cutler 1775 James Green, cutler. No: 153, 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.    
GREEN Joseph Cutler 1775 Joseph Green, cutler. No: 42, Back 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.    
HANNAM Mary Cutler 1775 Mary Hannam, cutler, widow. No: 6, Narrow Wine 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.    
HARDY Alexander Cutler 1830 Alexander Hardy, cutler. Born about 1830, Middlesex, England. See Cutlers index for parents Thomas and Jane and siblings history from 1841. In 1871 Alexander is 40yrs, living at Weighbridge Cottage, Mile End,Old Town London with wife Clara 32yrs. No children listed.    
HARDY Thomas Cutler 1816 Thomas Hardy, cutler. Born about 1816, Stepney, Middlesex, England. The 1851 UK census lists Thomas as 45yrs, living at Pryors Court, South Hackney, Middlesex with wife Mary 31yrs (born Middlesex). Children: Jane 11yrs; Richard 8yrs; Ephriam 5yrs.    
HARDY Thomas Cutler 1789 Thomas Hardy, cutler. Born about 1789, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England. The 1841UK census lists Thomas as 50yrs, living in Three Colt Street, Limehouse St Anne, Middlesex with wife Jane 50yrs (born Middlesex). Children: Alexander 11yrs; Joseph 4yrs; Jane 25yrs; Sarah 20yrs; Ann 15yrs; Mary 13yrs. 1851:Thomas is 62yrs, living at same address (wife not listed). Children: Alexander 20yrs, (a cutler); Joseph 14yrs; Jane 35yrs, unmarried; Elizabeth 24yrs, unmarried. Visitors: George Hyslop 11yrs and Walter Hyslop 9yrs. In 1861 Thomas is 72yrs, till in Three Colt Street, Limehouse St Anne, Middlesex with wife Jane 70yrs. Children: Elizabeth 32yrs, unmarried; Alexander 28yrs, unmarried (a cutler). In 1871 Thomas is a widower living at same address with daughters Jane 60yrs, unmarried and Elizabeth 44yrs, unmarried.    
HOWE & Co. H&C. Cutler 1775 Howe & Co, cutlers & hardware men. No: 1, Clare 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.    
LURY John Cutler & Goldsmith 1775 John Lury. goldsmith & cutter. No: 26, Bridge Street, formally Worship Street, Bristol. Listed in both the goldsmiths Index & the Cutlers Index. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.    
MARSH Henry Cutler 1775 Henry Marsh, cutler. No: 37, High 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.    
NAISH Thomas Cutler & Goldsmith 1775 Thomas Naish, cutler & goldsmith. No: 3, Bridge Street, formally Worship Street, Bristol. Listed in both the Cutlers Index and the Goldsmiths Index. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.    
PEARSON George Cutler 1729 George Pearson,cutler. The son of blacksmith Matthew Pearson and his wife Ruth Wilcox, was baptised at Sileby, Leicestershire on 8 December 1729. He married Elizabeth Needham at nearby Ratcliffe on the Wreake in 1752 and had six sons and a daughter. His son Matthew, born 1752, continued the business of blacksmithing. He was recorded in Sileby Parish Register as a cutler at the date of his death in 1809 See Blacksmiths of Leicestershire, Wheelwrights/Cartwrights/Cutlers Indexes for other family members .  
PEARSON John Cutler 1782 John Pearson, cutler. Born 1782 at Sileby, Leicestershire, England. John was the oldest son of blacksmith Matthew Pearson and his wife Elizabeth Monk. John married Catherine Pettifor at Sileby in 1812, when the Sileby Marriage Register records him as a Cutler. By 1822, when he died, he was living at Syston, Leicestershire. The Syston Burial register also records him as a Cutler. As far as is known he had no children See Blacksmiths of Leicestershire, Wheelwrights & Cartwrights & Cutlers Indexes for other family members .  
PEARSON Matthew Cutler 1752 Matthew Pearson, cutler, sheep shear maker, edge tool maker. Born and baptised at Sileby, Leicestershire , England. He married Elizabeth Monk at neighbouring Seagrave in 1782 and had three sons and four daughters. Two of his sons, John and George, continued his trade. Matthew was very prosperous, owned land and travelled across Leicestershire. He regularly attended the market at Melton Mowbray. He purchased a silver watch at a Melton jeweller in 1816. Matthew was recorded as a Sheep Shears and Edge Tool Maker in his obituary in the Leicester Chronicle of 13 October 1827 and as a Cutler in the burial register at Sileby dated 25 September 1827. See Blacksmiths of Leicestershire, Wheelwrights & Cartwrights & Cutlers Indexes for other family members .  
STONE Francis Cutler 1775 Francis Stone, cutler. No: 27, High 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.    
TRAPP & STAFFORD T&S Cutlers,goldsmiths, watchmakers, 1775 TRAPP & STAFFORD, goldsmiths, watchmakers, cutlers. No: 17, High Street, Bristol. Listed in Goldsmiths & Clock/watchmakers & Cutlers 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.    
UNKNOWN W.B. Cutler 1827 W.B. Unknown, cutler. Born about 1827, Sheffield, Yorkshire, E ngland. The 1851 UK census lists him as 24yrs, a prisoner at 1-Convict Prison Lidford, Tavistock, Devon. Listed in the Cutlers and Prisoners Indexes.    
WEBB Henry Cutler & Goldsmith 1775 Henry Webb, goldsmith & cutler. No: 16, Wine Street, Bristol. Listed in both the Goldsmiths & Cutlers 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.    
WILLEY William Cutler 1789 William Willey, Cutler. Born 1789 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Died London 1857. He was apprenticed to Charles Roebuck, but didn't gain his freedom until 1831, when he was awarded the trademark "RAILWAY" to use on his production of spring knives, penknives, razors, and table knives. At some point in the late 1830s he set up a partnership William Willey & Sons with two of his sons Henry and Charles. Trade directories list him at 86 South St (1829), 19 Button Lane (1834) and 47 Chester St (1842). From the London Gazette (#20376), the partnership William Willey & Sons, Sheffield & Liverpool, was dissolved 10 August 1844. Henry was then living and working in Liverpool, Charles continued in Sheffield, and William went to London with his youngest son William, where they set up a shop at 113 Ratcliff Highway, Stepney. Not known whether he continued to manufacture knives there or simply became a retailer. The shop continued in business until the 1890s; William Willey the son died in 1896. Only the youngest of his four sons, Frank (born 1860), became a cutler but never married. He lived his last few years in the St. George in the East Workhouse and died in 1913. My great-grandfather was Jasper Willey, one of Frank's elder brothers. I am searching for any cutlery made by William Willey or any of his sons - the family has passed down no heirlooms! Not sure where to look, and would appreciate any suggestions.  
WILLIAMS Anthony Cutler,Toyman 1741 Anthony Williams, cutler & toyman. Born about 1741. Died: 1793. Anthony Williams from the parish of Saint Nicholas in the city of Gloucester, England. His "WILL " states that he was a 'cutler and toyman' - so I was very pleased to find your definition of such. I also noted that you list a George Williams in Bristol, a neighbouring city in Gloucestershire. Anthony is also listed as a principal inhabitant, cutler and toyman at the following site: members.shaw.ca/panthers1/GloucesterInhabitants1791.html.  
WILLIAMS Geo. Cutler, Jeweller, Toyman 1775 Geo., Williams, jeweler, cutler & toyman. No: 5, St. Augustine’s Back now St. Augustine’s Parade, Bristol. Listed in both the Goldsmiths Index and the Cutlers Index. 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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