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AMNER Robert Blacksmith 1827 Robert Amner, blacksmith, shipwright. Sheerness, Kent & Wapping London area where son John Thomas was baptised in 1827. No other information given.    
ASHDOWN Lewis Blacksmith,Whitesmith 1834 Lewis Ashdown, blacksmith, whitesmith. Born 1834 in Hythe, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Lewis as 8yrs old, living in Chapel Street, Hythe with his grandparents William Ashdown 56yrs (blacksmith) and Susan 60yrs. Also listed is Susan Ashdown 25yrs and Mary Ann Ashdown 20yrs. In 1851 Lewis is 17yrs, a whitesmith still living with grandparents William 66yrs and Susan 70yrs. Jump to 1891 and Lewis is 57yrs, blacksmith, living at 38 Alexandra Street, Folkestone, Kent; with wife Mary Elizabeth (nee Hopper) 49yrs (born Ewell Kent). Children: Alfred 18yrs; Edward 16yrs; Ernest 11yrs; Bertha 9yrs; Annie 5yrs. See also, Whitesmiths Index.  
ASHDOWN William Blacksmith,Whitesmith 1785 William Ashdown, blacksmith, whitesmith. Born about 1785, Westfield Sussex, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 56yrs, a whitesmith; with wife Susan 60yrs (born Hastings, Kent). Living with them is daughters Susannah Ashdown 25yrs and Mary Ann Ashdown 20yrs and grandson Lewis Ashdown 8yrs. In 1851 William is 66yrs and Susan 70yrs still in Hythe. Grandson Lewis is 17yrs (whitesmith) is the only family members listed. IN 1961 William 76yrs still working as a blacksmith and wife Susan is 80yrs. Grandson Lewis still with them aged 27yrs, unmarried (blacksmith). See also, Whitesmiths Index.  
ATKIN John (Snr) Blacksmith 1764 John Atkin (Snr), blacksmith. Born 1764 in Warden, Kent, England. John moved from the town of Warden in 1788 and then worked as a blacksmith in Corbridge, Northumberland . The 1841 UK census lists John (Snr) as 47yrs, wife Mary 35yrs, living in Corbridge. Children: Isabella 8yrs; Robert 6yrs; Elizabeth 5yrs. Edward 25yrs; Joseph 20yrs; Jonathan 15yrs. In 1851 John is 67yrs, Mary 57yrs, still in Corbridge. Children: Jonathan 28yrs unmarried (born 1823 blacksmith); Robert 16yrs (born 1835 blacksmith); Isabella 18yrs; Elizabeth 14yrs; Matthew 12yrs; Mary 8yrs; Eleanor 6yrs; William 4yrs; Adam 2yrs. John died in Corbridge in 1851. His son John took over the business until his death in 1857 to be followed in turn by his son Robert who retired just before the First World War he died in 1922 aged 87. Listed in Blacksmiths of Kent and Northumberland.  
AUSTEN William Blacksmith 1840 William Austen, blacksmith. Born 1840-1841 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists WIlliam as 11yrs. Mother Esther 40yrs widow. Siblings: Amos 14; Ann 12yrsí John 9yrs; Ed. 7yrs. Visitor Anne Bright 17yrs. Living at Oaks Weald, Kent. 1861 William is 21yrs, living at Sevenoaks Weald with his family. Mother Esther 50yrs widow. Brother John Austen 19yrs (gardener). Lodgers: Leonard Hills 13yrs (scholar) and Phillip Hills 11yrs(scholar). In 1881 William worked at HM Dockyards in Sheerness, his abode then was Ranelagh Road , Isle of . 1911 William is 71yrs, living Seerness with wife Kate 40yrs. Children: Doris Annie 17yrs; Lilian Kate 8yrs; Arthur William 4yrs; Kathleen 2yrs; Constance Mary 15mths infant.    
BARKER William Blacksmith 1823 William Barker, blacksmith. Born in Chatham, about 1823, to James Barker (1790-1846) and Esther Price (1800-1881); christened at St Mary the Virgin's, Chatham on 13 Jul 1823; married Sarah Ann Wren (1823-1910) at All Saints, Frindsbury on 3 Dec 1843; and buried at St Mary the Virgin's, Chatham on 24 Mar 1878. In 1851 census, was living at 4 Grundy St, Poplar, London with wife Sarah & 5 children, and was recorded as a Blacksmith. In 1861 census, was living at Upper St, Gillingham with wife & 9 children, and was recorded as a Blacksmith. In 1871 census he was living at Luton Rd, Chatham with wife & 5 children, and was recorded as a Superannuated Blacksmith.  
BARNES William Blacksmith 1779 William Barnes, blacksmith. Born 12 February 1779. William and his family emigrated from Cranbrook, Kent to New Zealand in 1841 on the ship Essex . They settled in Wellington NZ . Listed in Blacksmiths of Kent and New Zealand.  
BATES John Blacksmith 1848 John Bates, a blacksmiths in Brompton,Kent in 1848. No other information supplied    
BEARD George (Jnr) Blacksmith 1828 George Beard (Jnr), blacksmith. Born about 1828, Kingsroom, Wiltshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists 35yrs & Jemima 30yrs plus siblings. Elizabeth 15yrs; Sarah 11yrs; Mary 7yrs; William 3yrs; Thomas 8mths infant. In 1851 George is 22yrs still with parents and siblings in North Wootton. I couldnít find him in 1861 onwards?.    
BEARD George (Snr) Blacksmith 1806 George Beard (Snr), master blacksmith, employs 2 men. Born about 1806, North Wootton, Somerset, England. The 1841 UK census lists George as 35yrs, living in Wells Somerset with wife Jemima 30yrs (Kingsroom,Wiltshire). Children: Elizabeth 15yrs; George 12yrs; Sarah 11yrs; Mary 7yrs; William 3yrs; Thomas 8mths infant. In 1851 George is 45yrs, Jemima 43yrs still in North Wootton. Children: George 22yrs (blacksmith); Mary 16yrs; Kezia 5yrs; Apprentice blacksmith: Abraham Hutchins 14yrs.    
BERRY James Blacksmith 1886 James Berry, master blacksmith. Born 1886, Faversham Kent, England and died 1920 Swanscombe, Kent. The 1891 UK census lists James as 8yrs, living at Selling, Kent with his family. See Blacksmiths of Kent for parents William James and Rosetta Berry plus siblings. 1901: James 18yrs, unmarried; appears to be apprentice to Herbert.H.Stanley, master smith, ironmonger and farmer at High Street Wrotham, Kent.  
BERRY William James Blacksmith 1858 William James Berry, master blacksmith. Born about 1858, Kennington, Kent, England and died in Tonbridge 1908. A blacksmith from 1878-1901 at Hodsoll St Ash Kent. The 1861 UK census lists William james as 3yrs, living at Kennington, Kent with father William Berry, a gardener/labourer (born about 1827, Boughton Huph, Kent) and mother Jane. 1871: William.J. is 15yrs (a house boy) living with parents. 1881: William.J is 25yrs, a blacksmith living at Ospring, Kent with wife Rosetta 22yrs (born Preston, Kent). Children: Louisa 2yrs; Edward 1yr infant. Rosetta 1 month infant. In 1891 William. J. is 35yrs living at Selling, Kent; Rosetta 32yrs Children: Louise 12yrs; (1) William. E. 11yrs; Mary. B. 10yrs; James 8yrs ( see Blacksmiths of Kent); (2) William 7yrs; Percy.J. 6yrs; Frederick 3yrs; Beatrice. A. 2yrs; George 3mths infant.  
BIRCH George Spowers Blacksmith 1834 George Spowers Birch, blacksmith. Born 1834, Kingston Upon Hull, York and died about 1910, Yorkshire England. The 1851 UK census lists George as 17yrs, living in Hull with his parents John 37yrs (tailor & draper) and Ann 41yrs (born Hull plus siblings.    
BIRCH Henry Blacksmith 1822 Henry Birch, blacksmith apprentice. Born 1822- 1826 in Acrise, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Henry as 15-17yrs, living in Coldharbour House, Acrise with his parents William 50yrs and Mary 40yrs (born Kent) plus several siblings. IN 1851 Henry is 25yrs, married to Mary ?nee Amos 29yrs at the home of Mary's brother Joseph Amos and his wife Elizabeth and son Edward Amos 1yr infant. Address: Saltwood Kent.    
BISHOP Frederick Blacksmith 1826 1826: Frederick Bishop, blacksmith. Born about 1826 in Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Frederick as 15yrs, living at The Forge, Ash, Kent with his parents Thomas (blacksmith listed here) & Harriet Bishop.    
BISHOP John Blacksmith 1907 John Bishop, blacksmith. Born 1807 at Meopham, Kent, England. He was another grandson of my 5 times great uncle. He became the Blacksmith at Harvel Street, Meopham in 1849 on the death of his father William.  
BISHOP Richard Blacksmith 1796 Richard Bishop, blacksmith. Born 1796 at Ash, Kent, England. He was the grandson of my 5 times great uncle. He was the Blacksmith at Meopham until his death in 1884.  
BISHOP Richard Blacksmith 1833 Richard Bishop, blacksmith. Born 1833 at Ash, Kent, England. He was the great grandson of my 5 times uncle. He was the Blacksmith at Meopham Green until his death in 1878.  
BISHOP Richard Blacksmith 1838 Richard Bishop, blacksmith. Born 1838 at Meopham, Kent, England. He was the great, great grandson of my 5 times uncle. He was the Blacksmith at Luddesdown. He died in 1927.  
BISHOP Thomas Blacksmith 1790 Thomas Bishop, blacksmith. Born 1790-1791 in Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Thomas as 50yrs, living at The Forge, Ash, Kent with wife Harriet 40yrs (born Kent). Children: Elizabeth 15yrs; Frederick 15yrs (blacksmith listed here); Daniel 14yrs; John 6yrs.    
BISHOP William Blacksmith 1770 William Bishop, blacksmith. Born 1770-1871 at Ash, Kent, England. He was the son of my 5 times great uncle Thomas Bishop. William was the Blacksmith at Harvel Street, Meopham until his death in 1849.  
BOOKER William Blacksmith 1810 William Booker, blacksmith. Born 1810-1811 in Northfleet, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 30yrs, living at orthfleet, Kent with wife Hannah 30yrs (born Northfleet). Children: Laura 5yrs; Henry 5yrs; Ann 4yrs; Charles 18months.    
BOORMAN William Athawes Blacksmith 1831 William Athawes Boorman, blacksmith. Baptised 20th March 1831, Harrietsham, Kent, England. He was the 10th child of Richard Kelcy Boorman & Susannah Athawes. Blacksmith of Harrietsham 1851-1901. William married Eliza Rose (1828-1912, dau of Thomas and Sarah Rose) 11 Aug 1850 Maidstone, Kent. William & Eliza had 13 children born 1847-1872. William bur 28 May 1908 Harrietsham.  
BOWDEN John Blacksmith 1810 John Bowden, blacksmith, army artillary gunner. Born 1810-1811 in Dover Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists John as 30yrs, living at Greenich, Kent with wife Ann 30yrs (born Ireland). In 1851 John is 41yrs living in Woolwich, Ann is 39yrs. Children: Mary Ann 12yrs; Elizabeth 10yrs; Jane 6yrs.    
BOWLES George Blacksmith 1824 1824: George Bowles, blacksmith, farrier. Born 17th May 1824 to Mary Harris of Cranbroo, Kent, England. Father: George Roots, carpenter of Biddington. See URL provided. Contact Brenda by Visit site
BOWRA Cornelius James Robert Blacksmith 1853 Cornelius James Robert Bowra (Snr), blacksmith. Born 25 March 1853 Kent, England. Died 19 February 1910. Cornelius.J.R. came to Australia when he was about 5 years old & worked in the mines around Ballarat). He came out to Australia with his step mother Eliza Ann Tippen & her two children & may have come out in Her surname (Tippen). Cornelius.J.R. married Margaret Wilkin. He rescued a child (Walton was the childís surname from Lake Wendouree Ballarat. The unsubstantiated storey is that Cornelius James younger brother Robert took a Model plough that Cornelius James made back to Ballarat to donate to the Mechanical Museum. See Blacksmiths of Australia for Cornelius JR (Snr and his son Cornelius James.  
BRIGGS John Blacksmith 1794 John Briggs, blacksmith. Born about 1794 in Kent England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 47yrs living at Welling, Bexley, Kent with wife Elizabeth 36yrs. Children listed : Elizabeth 16yrs, Emily 15yrs, William 12yrs, Edward 9yrs, Douglas 6yrs, John 4yrs, Anthony 2yrs. His son Edward's birth certificate shows his birth as 23rd September 1832. No: 286 on the East Wickham, St Michael 1832 records.  
BRIGGS Mark Blacksmith 1804 Mark Briggs, blacksmith. Baptised 19 February 1804 at Northfleet, Kent, England and buried at Northfleet 10th March 1846 aged 42yrsWife: Hannah born Northfleet. Children: John b. 1827; Thomas b. 1829; Betsy b. 1831; Phillip b.1833; Charlotte b. 1835; Jane b. 1835; Mark b. 1840; George b. 1841; James† b. 1843 and Hannah b. 1844. Mark (born 1804) was the 7th child of Edward and Phillis Briggs. The previous 6 children being baptised at St Mary, Chatham, Kent. Contact Pam by.  
BRIGGS Thomas Blacksmith 1830 Thomas Briggs, blacksmith. Born about 1830. Still looking for birth records. His father Thomas Briggs is seen on young Thomasí marriage certificate in 1854 as a gardener Ė no other details given) and no mothers name on marriage certificate. Thomas worked at HM Dockyards, Blue Town Sheerness, Kent. Thomas aged 24yrs married Maria Richards aged 22yrs on 8th May 1854 in Sheerness. He died suddenly 3 months later on 9th August 1854 at 122 Chapel St. Blue Town. Cause of death purpura / haemorrhage. Burial record shows he was buried on 12 Aug 1854 at Holy Trinity Church Sheerness. His son Thomas Francis Richards Briggs was born 7 months after he died. Visit site
BRIGGS Thomas (Jnr) Blacksmith 1828 Thomas Briggs (Jnr), blacksmith. Born Kent. The 1851 UK census lists him as 23yrs, at ?27 Alfred Place, Bexley,Kent, with his father Thomas and youngest sister Eliza 12yrs: His mother Phillis not listed here but re-appears on 1861 census aged 64yrs with Eliza 22yrs, living at the Blacksmithís Forge, Bexley. In 1861 Thomas (Jnr) is listed as 33yrs, at Bexley with wife Rosina 30yrs. Children listed: Rosina Mary Ann 5yrs; Elizabeth Phillis 2yrs; Charlotte Sarah 1yr infant. His fatherís WILL can be seen at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mrawson/wills.html . I have no other information.    
BRIGGS Thomas (Snr) Blacksmith 1795 Thomas Briggs (Snr), blacksmith. Born about 1795 in Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 56yrs, living at ?27 Alfred Place, Bexley Heath, Bexley, Kent; with daughter: Eliza 12yrs. Son: Thomas 23yrs (blacksmith). Wife Phillis not shown on 1851 census with him but is alive and well visiting elsewhere at census time . I have no other information. Read Thomas Briggsí Last Will & Testament at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mrawson/wills.html .    
BRISLEY Charles Blacksmith 1790 Charles Brisley, blacksmith. Born 1787-1791, place unknown (not in Kent). See familysearch.org for wife Jane and Christening record of son William on 20 August 1820 in Kennington, Kent. The 1841 UK census lists Charles is 50yrs, living in Half Moon Row, Aylesford North, Northfleet, Kent with son William 20yrs (blacksmith).    
BRISLEY Edward Blacksmith 1816 Edward Brisley, blacksmith. Born about 1816, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Edward as 30yrs, living at Northfleet, Kent. In 1851 Edward is 50yrs, widower, living at Wood Street, Sheerness, kent with son Edward 35yrs (scholar).    
BRISLEY William Blacksmith 1820 1820: William Brisley, blacksmith. Christened 20 Augsut 1820 at Kennington, Kent, England (seen on familysearch.org ). Son of blacksmith Charles (born 1791) and Jane Brisley. The 1841 UK census lists William as 20yrs, living in Half Moon Row, Aylesford North, Northfleet, Kent with his father blacksmith Charles Brisley.    
BROWN George Blacksmith 1772 George Brown, blacksmith. Born about 1772 in ?Kent (not sure). George is listed in the 1824 Pigott's Directory for Kent. He lived in Farningham Kent and died in 1828, age 56.  
BURFORD Thomas Blacksmith 1623 Thomas Burford, blacksmith. Born about 1623, Strood, Kent , England. Thomas was a wealthy blacksmith, his dwelling ĎThe Five Bellsí he leaves to his son William with all his other messages and his brick built forge to his other son Thomas he leaves his farmhouse and land lying at all hallows in the hundreds of hoo..too his daughter Mary he leaves £200 pounds and to his wife Jane the sum of £100 pounds and all my household goods . To my brother-in-law George Startup and Robert Stubberfield I give to them five guineas apiece of gold. William is buried at Strood in 1694.  
BURFORD William Blacksmith 1680 William Burford, blacksmith. During the 17th century (1600-1700), William was a very wealthy blacksmith, living in Strood, Kent. No other information given.  
BURTON Aron Blacksmith 1840 Aaron Burton, blacksmith journeyman. Born 1840-1841 in Broughton aluph, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Aaron as 20yrs, at Aldington Corner, Aldington, Kent. IN 1851 Aaron is 31yrs living in Minster Kent with wife Ann 32yrs (born Terham, Kent). Children: John 6yrs and Mary A. 4yrs. The 1871 UK census lists Aaron as 41yrs, a widower living in Sheerness, Kent w3ith his children: John 16yrs; Mary 14yrs and Edward 9yrs.    
CHAPMAN John Blacksmith 1819 John Chapman, blacksmith. Born 23rd May 1819, Chiddingstone, Kent, Endland. The 1851 & 1861 census (Chiddingstone UK) list him as a blacksmith. More info available on demand.  
CLARK William (Jnr) Blacksmith & Engineer 1827 William Clark (Jnr), blacksmith. Born 1827-1828 in Brompton, Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 23yrs, unmarried, living in Oare, Kent with his sister-in-law Eliza Sargent 24yrs (born Sittingborne, Kent). His father William (Snr) was also a blacksmith, can't find detials.    
CLEAR Walter Blacksmith 1805 Walter Clear, blacksmith. Born 1805 in Wittersham, Kent, England. The 1841 census lists him as 35yrs; wife Ann 25yrs. Children: Henry 12yrs, Jane 10yrs, Walter 9yrs, George 7yrs, Albert 2yrs. Also seen in the 1851 UK census: Walter 46yrs, blacksmith journeyman; Ann 34yrs born Tenterden Kent. Children: Walter 19yrs, Albert 11yrs, Ann 7yrs, Spencer ?2yrs(or3yrs). 1861: Walter 56yrs, blacksmith, Ann 44yrs. Children: Caroline 6yrs, William 4yrs. 1871: Walter 66yrs, Ann 54yrs. Children: William 16yrs (upholsterer).  
COCKSHOTT George Blacksmith 1791 George Jacob Cockshott, blacksmith. Born about 1791 in St Alphage, Greenwich, Kent, England. His occupation was listed as blacksmith in the 1851 census when he was living in High Street, St Paul Deptford, Greenwich, Kent. Subscriber does not want to be contacted.    
COMBEY Thomas (Tom) Blacksmith 1904 Thomas (Tom) Combey, blacksmith. Born 6th October 1904, Madias, India. Died: 11 Sep1994, Dalesford, Victoria, Australia.    
COOPER James Blacksmith 1779 James Cooper, blacksmith. Born at Ticehurst about 1779. Was working as a Blacksmith at Boresisle, Tenterden, in 1841. He was later listed in the 1851 Census, still at Tenterden, as a retired Blacksmith.  
COULSON Samuel (Snr) Blacksmith 1781 Samuel Coulson (Snr), blacksmith. Born about 1781, place unknown(not in Kent). The 1841 UK census for Kent, lists Samuel as, living in Northfleet, Kent. No other details found.    
COUSINS William Blacksmith 1799 William Cousins, blacksmith journeyman. Born about 1799, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 42yrs, living at Stockwell Lane, Bexley,Kent, with wife Philladelphia 43yrs (born unknown - not in Kent). Sons: James 16yrs, George 12yrs, Edward 10yrs.    
COWLARD James Blacksmith 1825 James Cowlard, blacksmith. Born about 1825/26 in Chipstead Kent, England. James appears as blacksmith journeyman in the UK census 1851 to 1901 (in hipstead or Riverhead, Kent). James died aged 80yrs in 1906, Sevenoaks Registration District. Was a grt grt grandfather of mine.  
CRONK George Blacksmith 1847 George Cronk, blacksmith. Born 23 February 1847 in Brasted, Kent, England. His father was William Cronk, also a blacksmith. In the 1871 UK Census George is working in Pluckley, Kent with his wife Maria and one son, James. In the 1881 and 1891 UK Census he is working in Knockholt, Kent as a blacksmith. It looks as though George took over as blacksmith for his father in Knockholt sometime between 1871 and 1881. In 1881 William was in the Bromley Union Workhouse, and George was blacksmith in Knowkholt.  
CRONK William (Jnr) Blacksmith 1843 William Cronk (Jnr), blacksmith. Born 18 March 1843, Brasted, Kent, England. The 1871 UK census lists William in Stepney London, living with his wife, Sarah; and a married daughter Sarah Woodham; grandson Joseph E. Woodham; and Williamís sister Sarah A. Cronk. See him also n Blacksmiths of London. See Blacksmiths of Kent for Williamís father blacksmith William Cronk (born 1819).  
CRONK William (Snr) Blacksmith 1819 William Cronk (Snr), blacksmith. Born 31 October 1819, in Brasted, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists William living with a blacksmith Henry Roots, in Sundridge, Kent. I'm assuming he was apprenticing with Henry. He is listed in the Melvilles 1858 directory of Kent as the Knockholt blacksmith, Kent, England . See Blacksmiths of London for his son William (Jnr). William is my great-great grandfather.  
CROWHURST George Blacksmith 1805 George Crowhurst, blacksmith. Born about 1805 in Brenchley, Kent, England. Parents: John Crowhurst and Ann Huggate. Wife (1) Jane (surname unknown), who came from Ightham, Kent, and had five children, Jane, Sarah, William, George and Mary. Jane died in 1846 and in 1848 George married Wife (2) Elizabeth Morgan, b.27.8.1826 in Ightham. They had a further nine children, Ann Elizabeth, Henry, John, Rose, James, Thomas, Emma, Emily and William Albert. His son George followed him into the trade of Blacksmith. George died in the Union Workhouse, West Malling in 1884 at the age of 79 years.  
CUNNINGHAM Edgar Blacksmith 1858 Edgar Cunningham, blacksmith striker. Born about 1858, Greenwich Kent, but the family moved to Hull and lived in Warwick Street, East Hull, Yorkshire. In 1881 Edgar is 23yrs, wife Mary (nee Hodgson) 18yrs, living in Southcoats Yorkshire with Maryís parents John, 57yrs and Martha. A. Hodgson 57yrs. He was my great grandfather. Edgar is listed in both the Blacksmiths of Kent and Yorkshire Indexes.  
CURRALL James Blacksmith 1832 James Currall, master blacksmith. Born about 1832 in Broadwater, Sussex, England. The 1871 UK census (7 April ) Lists James as 39yrs, a widower, living at 10 Caroline Cottages, North St, Christ Church Parish, Old Forest Hill, Kent. Children: James 11 b Lewisham, Jane 9 b Kent Rd, Joseph 7 b Middlesex, Hoxton, William 5 b Greenwich, Mary Ann 3 b Greenwich, Alfred 1 b Lewisham. With them was their housekeeper Elizabeth Woodward 46 b Hayes, Kent, note that no marital coding was given for her. Forest Hill Kent Census Film 542634 read April2005 and RG9/417 folio 90. On 2 April 1871 at 8 Layton Terrace, Works Ward, St Saviours, Lewisham, Kent: James Currall is 49yrs and his second wife Elizabeth 56 b Hayes, Kent. With them was his son William Currall 15, b Greenwich. RG10/772; Lewisham Kent Census Film 824733. Note: his daughter Mary Ann 14 was living with her Aunt Ann Champion in Sussex. On 3 April 1881 at 91 Malham Rd, St Saviours Parish, ED 17a, Forest Hill, Lewisham RD, Sydenham SD, Kent: James Currall 60 b Broadwater, Sussex, a widower again, blacksmith, now living with his son James and family. Forest Hill, Kent. Census Film 1341172 and RG11/738 folio 138 p38. Enumerator A Eldridge ED description recorded 14 Sept 1881. Census 5 April 1891 at 71 Malham Rd, St Saviours, Forest Hill, Kent: James Currall 70 b Broadwater, Sussex, widower, classed as Master Blacksmith and at this time he had other persons in his employ. Census Fiche 6095635 on fiche #3. At this same time Kelly's Street Directory for 1891 page 286 mistakenly called him "John" Currall - a shoeing smith living at 77 Malham Rd, Forest Hill. - 31 March 1901, at 8 Malham Rd in Forest Hill, Kent: James Currall 80, still working as a master blacksmith and his 3rd wife wife Ann 70 b Hamton, Hampshire ("Hampton" refers to "Southampton" as per the Matthews family recorded on 1851 census). RG13/559 folio 124 p 17. Listed in Blacksmiths of Kent and Sussex. Visit site
CURRALL James Blacksmith 1820 James Currall, apprentice blacksmith. Born 1820-1821 in Broadwater, Sussex, England. The 1841 UK census ( 6 June) lists James as 29yrs, living an apprentice blacksmith, living at home with his parents. Ref. Broadwater Census Film #474672. Listed in Blacksmiths of Kent and Sussex. Visit site
CURRALL James Henry Blacksmith 1850 James Henry Currall, blacksmith. Born about 1850 in Lewisham, Kent, England. The 2nd April 1871 UK census lists James as 21yrs, unmarried, lodging at 1 Westham Villas, South Road, St Saviours Parish, ED 13 Lewisham. On the 1881 census (3 April) James is 30yrs, at 91 Malham Rd, Forest Hill (just SW of Ladywell), ED 17a, Lewisham RD, Sydenham SD, Kent: (indexed as 'Cunall') and his wife Elizabeth 28 b Rotherhithe, daughters Alice 5 b Rotherhithe, Caroline 3 b Forest Hill and Rose 1 b Forest Hill. His father James 60 was with them as was Elizabeth's brother Fred Peacock 10. Lewisham census film 1341172, RG11/738 folio 138 p38. 5 April 1891 at #106 Malham Rd, St Saviours Parish, Forest Hill, Kent: James Currall now 41ys, and his daughter, Harriet 8 b Forest Hill. With them was his mother-in-law, Mary Ann Peacock and some of her children all living in the same townhouse. Fiche 6095627 #4. RG12/525 folio ? p 24. Visit site
DIXON Edward Blacksmith 1601 Edward Dixon, blacksmith. Born about 1601, baptized 6 Jul 1601 at St Mary Magdalene, Denton (Kent) and died 1629, probate 2 Jan 1630. He married Mary Baker, 13 Oct 1625 at St Mary Magdalene, Canterbury (Kent), born Abt 1595. url = www.fadedgenes.co.uk  
DIXON James Blacksmith 1786 James Dixon, blacksmith. Born about 1786 in Waldershare (Kent), baptized 1 Oct 1786 at All Saints, Waldershare (Kent), census 1841 in Lower Whitfield (Kent), census 1851 in Whitfield (Kent), census 1861 in West Whitfield (Kent), census 1871 in Whitfield (Kent), occupation 1841 - 1871 Blacksmith, died Mar 1873 in Whitfield (Kent). He married Ann BOWMAN, 1 Jul 1815 at St Mary, Eastry (Kent), born 1796 in Ash (Kent), census 1841 in Lower Whitfield (Kent), census 1851 in Whitfield (Kent), census 1861 in West Whitfield (Kent), census 1871 in Whitfield (Kent), died Jun 1877 in Dover (Kent). url = www.fadedgenes.co.uk  
DIXON Robert Blacksmith 1829 Robert Dixon, blacksmith. Born about 1829 in Nonington (Kent), baptized 14 Jun 1829 at St Mary the Virgin, Nonington (Kent), census 1841 at Church Street, Nonington (Kent), census 1851 at Church Street, Nonington (Kent), census 1871 at Red Lion Inn, High Street, Paddlesworth (Kent), census 1881 at Red Lion Inn, High Street, Paddlesworth (Kent), occupation 1851 Journeyman Blacksmith, occupation 1871 - 1881 Innkeeper & Blacksmith, died Jun 1896 in Elham RD (Kent) - Aged 67. He married Ann BRETT, Dec 1850 in Bridge RD (Kent), born Abt 1830 in Adisham (Kent), census 1851 at Church Street, Nonington (Kent), census 1871 at Red Lion Inn, High Street, Paddlesworth (Kent), census 1881 at Red Lion Inn, High Street, Paddlesworth (Kent), died Dec 1905 in Elham RD (Kent) - Aged 75. URL is www.fadedgenes.co.uk  
DIXON Thomas Blacksmith 1820 Thomas William Dixon, blacksmith. Also known as William Thomas Dixon. Bor1820-1821 in St Margarets (Kent), census 1841 in St Margarets at Cliff (Kent), census 1861 at Meer House, St Margarets at Cliff (Kent), census 1871 in St Margarets Village (Kent), census 1881 at Woolage Green, Womenswold (Kent), census 1891 at "The Two Sawyers", Womenswold (Kent), census 1901 at Dover Union Workhouse, Dover (Kent), occupation 1861 - 1871 Blacksmith & Licenced Victualler / Inn Keeper, occupation 1881 - 1891 Blacksmith, occupation 1901 Pauper - Formerly Blacksmith, died Apr 1901 in Dover (Kent), buried 12 Apr 1901 at St Margarets at Cliffe (Kent). He married Mary Ann CHANDLER, 25 Dec 1846 at St Mary the Virgin, Dover (Kent), born Abt 1819 in Dover (Kent), (daughter of John Worrell CHANDLER and Susanna Elizabeth ..) baptized 28 May 1819 at St Mary the Virgin, Dover (Kent). url = www.fadedgenes.co.uk  
DUNSTEN Thomas Blacksmith 1781 Thomas Dunsten , blacksmith. Born about 1781 in Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Thomas as 60yrs, living in Town, Appledore, Kent. Also listed is Edward Dunsten (ag.labourer) 20yrs born Kent.    
ELLEN Thomas.M. Blacksmith 1834 Thomas. M. Ellen, blacksmith apprentice. Born about 1834 in Sibertswold, Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists Thomas as17yrs, apprenticed to master blacksmith and vet surgeon, Andrews Morgan in Nonington.    
ELLIOTT John Blacksmith 1807 John Elliott, blacksmith, hammerman. Born about 1807 in Co. Fermanaugh Ireland. John married Jane Corrigan from Co. Tyrone. They moved to Deptford Kent with their son Thomas in the mid 1840's. There they had a daughter Mary Jane. John Elliott is described as Blacksmith/Hammerman in various genealogical records from 1847 to 1871. He passed away about 1884. He resided in the following locations: 1851 - 27 Mary Anne's Buildings Deptford, 1861 - 16/13 Queen 13 Shop? (near Lucas Street) Deptford, 1871 - 16 Lucas Street Deptford. Listed in Blacksmiths of Ireland and Kent.  
ESPINER Frederick Charles Blacksmith 1893 Frederick Charles Espiner, blacksmith. Born 21 January 1893, Waimate Plains,Taranaki,New Zealand. Died 30 November 1974 Te Aroha, Waikato, New Zealand. No other information given.    
EXETER Edmund Blacksmith 1848 Edmund John William Exeter, blacksmith. Born 19 January 1848 in Kent, England and died 10th Janaury 1925. Edmund was a blacksmith in Seal, near Sevenoaks in Kent. See Blacksmiths of Kent for his son Michael John Exeter.  
EXETER Michael John Blacksmith 1875 Michael John Exeter, blacksmith. Born 28th April 1875 in Kent, England and died 19th November 1942. He followed his father Edmund into this trade (listed in Blacksmiths of Kent). Michael was first in Seal, near Sevenoaks, Kent, before moving to Minster, Sheppey and working in the forge in Chapel Street.  
FAGG Thomas Blacksmith 1793 Thomas Fagg, master blacksmith. Baptised 25 April 1793 at Bridge, Kent, England. Son of William Fagg (blacksmith) & Julia Blomfield. Thomas married Susannah Gilham in 1832 at Bridge, Kent. The1851 Kent census has them at 80 Bridge Village; Thomas Fagg 57yrs, master blacksmith employing 1 man. 1861 Kent census (surname transcribed as Fagge) has Thomas Fagge 67yrs, blacksmith employing 2 men.  
FAGG William Blacksmith 1751 William Fagg, blacksmith. Baptised 28 November 1751 at Bridge, Kent, England. On Marriage to Abigail Skelton parish records have the following details - Wm Fagg of Bridge blacksmith bach, 35yrs & Abigail Skelton of Bishopsbourne spinster,30yrs, at Bridge on 10 Januray 1787. After Abigails death in 1788 he remarried Julia Blumfield with parish record details - Wm Fagg of Bridge blacksmith widower & Julia Blumfield of Bishopsbourne spinster, 27yrs, at Bishopsbourne 25 Oct 1790.  
FAGG William Blacksmith 1834 1834: William Fagg, blacksmith. Born about 1834 Bridge, Kent, England. Son of Thomas Fagg (Blacksmith) and Susannah Gilham. The 1851 Kent census has them living at Bridge Village; William Fagg 17yrs, Blacksmith. On 1861 census (surname transcribed as Fagge) has William Fagg 27yrs, blacksmiths assistant.  
FAIRCHILD Samuel Blacksmith 1830 Samuel Fairchild, blacksmith journeyman. Born about 1830 in Woolwich, Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists Samuel as 21yrs, living in Rumsum, Barnstaple, Devon. Parents: Samuel (a Chelsea Pensioner ) and Alice. Siblings: Alice 23yrs & John 18yrs (taylors apprentice). Listed in Blacksmiths of Devon and Kent.    
FLINN Robert Blacksmith 1830 Robert Flinn, blacksmith. Born about 1830 in Rochester, Kent. The 1861 UK census lists him as 31yrs, at 31 Charles Street, Sheerness,Kent; with wife Mary 33yrs (born Thurrick,Essex) and daughter Frances Mary 1 week infant.    
FOREMAN Charles Blacksmith 1852 Charles Foreman, master blacksmith. Born about 1852 in Otham, Kent, England. The 1901 UK census lists him as 49yrs, at the forge (which he owned) in Chapel Row, Sheerness, Minster, Sheppey; with wife Elizabeth 48yrs(born Bearsted,Kent). Children: Jane 19yrs; Josephine 17yrs; Charles.F. Foreman 15yrs(water carrier). My grandfather, Edmund Michael John Exeter worked at Charles Foremanís forge.  
GIBBS (nee HAMBROOK) Sarah Blacksmith 1809 Sarah Gibbs nee Hambrook, blacksmith. Born 1809 and Christened 26th February in Lyminge, Kent, England. Parents: Richard Hambrook & Sarah Clement. Husband: Stephen Gibbs, miller of Black Mill in North Lyminge on 22nd October 1829. Widowed before 1861. Sarah died 1899 aged 91yrs. Seen on census for 1851 to 1891.  
GILHAM Frederick Blacksmith 1850 Frederick Gilham, blacksmith apprentice. Born1850-1815 in Womensworld, Kent, England. The 1871 UK census lists Fredericka s 20yrs, apprenticed to master blacksmith and vet. Surgeon Andrews Morgan, in Nonington, Kent.    
GOLDSACK William Grant Blacksmith 1826 William Grant Goldsack, blacksmith. Born 1826, Whitfield, Kent. Worked: Dover & surrounds. The 1911 UK census lists William as 85yrs living in Faversham, Kent.    
GOLDSMITH Edward Blacksmith 1853 Edward Goldsmith, blacksmith. Trade seen on the marriage certificate for his son Thomas (my 2 x great-grandfather) in 1853 as again on the marriage certificate for Thomasís brother, James, in 1855, although the latter describes Edward as deceased. I have not found Edward in the 1841 or 1851 Census. As to his birth, there is mention of an Edward Goldsmith being baptised at Hunton, Kent in 1754 (not confirmed). Thomas, Edward, and their siblings: Sarah, Harriet and Anne were all born at Ryarsh, Kent and baptismal records indicate that their mother was Anne. Parish records for Wateringbury, Kent show that Edward Golsmith married Anne Turner in 1801. For further information and website URL.  
GOODCHILD Thomas Blacksmith 1928 Thomas Clarke Goodchild, blacksmith. Born 1873 in Newmarket, England (see Free UK BMDs Vol: 3b, Page 566). Thomas died in 1928 in Sittingbourne Kent, England . He was a blacksmith and died from septicemia. His last address was 6 Arthur Street Sittingbourne and I believe he was buried in Sittingbourne. I'd be glad of any help.  
HAMBROOK George Blacksmith 1820 George Hambrook, blacksmith. Born 1820 -1821 in East Langdon, Kent, England . Christened 1st Apr 1821 in East Langdon. Wife Maria. Son of George Hambrook and Sarah Lawrence. Nephew of Stephen Fagg. Not found in 1841 census but is seen in census for 1851 to 1891.  
HAMBROOK George Blacksmith 1819 George Hambrook, blacksmith. Born 1819, and Christened 14 February 1819 at Dymchurch, Romney Marsh, Kent, England. Arrived NYC, USA on 18th May 1837. See passenger record Castle Garden, ship The Neptune. See Blacksmiths of Kent Index for parents John born 1785, Mother Rose & brother John born 1821.  
HAMBROOK John Blacksmith 1785 John Hambrook, blacksmith. Born 1785 and Christened 10 Apr 1785 in Swingfield, Kent, England. Wife: Rose nee Thornden, married 29 November 1817 in St Leonard, Hythe, Kent. source: Michael Gandy's East Kent Marriage Index. Parents: William Hambrook born 1755 and Mary Belsey born 1756. On 18th May 1837 John aged 50yrs with wife Rose 50yrs, arrived NYC, USA. See passenger record Castle Garden, ship The Neptune. Daughter May born 1822. See Blacksmiths of Kent Index for sons George born 1819 (blacksmith) & John born 1821 (blacksmith). John was one of 9 children, all born in Kent and all Christened in Swingfield St. Peter Church.  
HAMBROOK John Blacksmith 1839 John Hambrook, blacksmith. Seen In Pigots Directory 1839 There is a John Hambrook listed as Blacksmith in Dymchurch. There was a "Hambrook Forge" in Swingfield, Kent, ENG across from 900 + year old Church Swingfield St Peter Church. Many Hambrook Family members buried in the Church Cemetery.  
HAMBROOK John Blacksmith 1675 John Hambrook, blacksmith of Stowting. (£80) Item paid vnto Mr Boughton phisitian for phisick by him administred to the said deceased.  
HAMBROOK John William Blacksmith 1820 John William Hambrook, blacksmith. Born 1820-1821 and Christened 30 December 1821 at Dymchurch, Romney Marsh, Kent, England. Arrived NYC, USA on 18th May 1837. See passenger record Castle Garden, ship The Neptune. See Blacksmiths of Kent Index for parents John Hambrook born 1785 & Rose. Brother George born 1819 is also listed on Blacksmiths of Kent Index.  
HANCOCK George Blacksmith 1806 George Hancock, blacksmith. Born about 1806 in Adisham, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists George as 35yrs, living with Thomas Young and family at the Oast House, Adisham. No other details found.    
HATFULL George Blacksmith 1734 George Hatfull, blacksmith. Born: ?where and whe. Died: see www.familysearch.org for two George Hatfullís burials; one on 14 January 1791 in Deptford, Kent and one on 09 January 1800 in Deptford. In the days when Deptford was in Kent my mother`s blacksmith ancester George Hatfull, who I believe to be the first of that surname, made two pairs of gates in 1745 for St Nicholas` church. He had married Mary, daughter of John Dobson (another smith), in 1734 and at least three further generations followed the same trade. By the mid 1850s his great-grandson had become a marine engineer in the early days of steam. Hasted`s Kent mentions George and his gates. The contracts for them, signed by him, with detail of their construction, are in the St Nicholas Vestry minutes at London Metropolitan Archives. Email withheld, at researchers request.    
HAYMAN Edward Blacksmith 1781 Edward Hayman, blacksmith. Born about 1781 in Kent England. The 1841 UK census lists Edward as 60yrs,living at Minnis (near Ridge Row), Acrise, Kent with wife Sarah 55yrs (born Kent) and daughters Ann 15yrs and Sarah 15yrs.    
HENRY Robert Blacksmith 1866 Robert Henry, blacksmth. born 25 Nov 1866. New Plymouth,Taranaki New Zealand. Died15 Sep 1953 New Plymouth,Taranaki NZ.    
HENTY William Blacksmith 1807 William Henty, blacksmith. Born about 1807 in Pluckley, Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 44yrs, living in Milton, Kent with wife Harriet 42yrs and daughters Rebecca 14yrs and Mary Ann 12yrs. See familysearch.org for a marriage: William Henty to Harriet Whitaker 29 May 1827 on Chatham, Kent    
HICKS William Adam Blacksmith 1809 William Adam Hicks, blacksmith. Born 11 Oct 1809, Greenhythe Kent England and died December 1897 in Dover Kent. William married Jane Savage, daughter of John Savage, 21 Oct 1837. Williamís occupation at date of marriage was Smith - later to become a Fishmonger/hawker.  
HINKLEY William Blacksmith 1806 William Hinkley, blacksmith and grazier of 24 acres. Born about 1806 in Badlerner, Kent. The 1841 UK census lists William as 35yrs, living in Acrise Village with wife Elizabeth 35yrs (Elham, Acrise). Children: Stephen 6yrs, Walter 4yrs, Grace 2yrs. Also listed is Sarah Revel 14yrs and William Osborn 24yrs. In 1861 William is 49yrs, Elizabeth 48yrs still in Acrise. Children: Stephen 17yrs; Walter 15yrs; W.G. 9yrs; Grace 12yrs. Lodger John Arnold 27yrs (game keepers assistant).    
HODGES Albert James Blacksmith 1857 Albert James Hodges, blacksmith. Born12 January 1857, Hollingbourne. Christened 21st March 1857 St Maryís Lenham. Died 7th January 1933, in Victoria Hospital, Deal and buried in Deal Cemetery. Married on 15th February 1879 at Lenham Parish Church, Ruth Mercer (Born 11th November 1857 Charing; Died 22nd March 1960, Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent, aged 102) Witnesses at the marriage were Henry Henneker and Caroline Hughes Henneker (nee Milham). 1881: at 6 Tufton Road, Ashford. Ruth taught him to read and write. 1891: they moved to Oak Cottages, Sellindge and Albert became a blacksmith in nearby Newingreen. 1901: gives Lenham as the birthplace of Albert. 1933: Albert Died after an emergency operation for a burst duodenal ulcer.  
HOILE Joseph Blacksmith 1785 Joseph Hoile, blacksmith. Born about 1785 in Hythe, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Joseph as 55yrs living in Hythe. Wife not listed. Children: William Hoile 25yrs; James Hoile 15yrs; Sarah Hoile 15yrs; John Hoile 14yrs; Edward Hoile 12yrs; Thomas Hoile 9yrs; Stephen Hoile 7yrs. In 1851 Joseph is 66yrs,living in Hythe, Kent with wife Susannah 60yrs. Also listed: Edward Hoile 21yrs; Stephen Hoile 17yrs. George. T. Williams 6yrs. Joseph operated as a Blacksmith in Hythe. At first the census address was Theatre St., later Marine Walk from approximately 1810 to 1851. He is listed in Pigots and Bagshaws trade directories.  
HORTON William Edward Blacksmith 1872 William Edward Horton, blacksmith. Born 06 Oct 1872 Ashford, Kent died 30 Jan 1938, at Battle, Sussex. The 1891 UK census lists William as 18yrs, a shoeing smith living with his parents and siblings at King Street, Rye, Sussex. In 1901 William is 28yrs, works for himself, living at 20 Cockle Street, Brede Sussex; with wife Ellen 30yrs (born Brede). Children: Edith 3yrs, Leslie Charles 2yrs; Ethel 4months infant. 1911: William is 38yrs, at Rye, Sussex. Ellen is 39yrs, Children Edith Ellen 13yrs; Leslie Charles 12yrs; Ethel Mary 10yrs; Cecil John 6yrs. See Blacksmiths of Kent for grandfather William Mannings Horton and Sussex for brother Robert George Horton.  
HORTON William Mannings Blacksmith 1818 William Mannings Horton, blacksmith. Born about 1818, Ewell, Kent, England and died 09 June 1894 Dover, Kent. Williamís grandsons William Edward Horton born 06 Oct 1872 Ashford, Kent died 30 Jan 1938, at Battle, Sussex and Robert George Horton born 09 June 1883, Rye, Sussex died 05 Nov 1972 at Storrington, Susse. See Blacksmiths of Kent and Sussex for grandsons.  
HUGHES William Blacksmith 1796 William Hughes, blacksmith HM dockyards. Born about 1796 -97 in Minster Sheppey, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 45yrs, living at Fife's yard with wife Fanny 39yrs. Children listed: WIlliam 14yrs; Frances 12yrs; Ann 9yrs; John 6yrs; Mary 4yrs; Maria 18months infant. The 1851 Uk census lists him as 55yrs, living at Batts Yard, Blue Town, Kent. Census state he is married but no family listed.    
HUTCHINS Abraham Blacksmith 1837 Abraham Hutchins, blacksmith apprentice. Born about 1837 in Sheerness, Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists Abraham as 14yrs, apprentice with master balcksmith George Beard. See HO107/1934, North Wootton, Som. Page 5/F410.    
JAMES George Blacksmith 1832 George James, blacksmith. Baptised 1832, St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales. George was a widower when he married Margaret James aged 28yrs at Narbeth RO, 31 Aug 1872. No details found on first wife or offspring.    
JAMES Wiliam Blacksmith 1869 William James, blacksmith. Born about 1869 and baptised at West Malling, Kent, England. As a very young child he lived in Essex, but his whereabouts are unknown after the death of his mother Lizzie (Betsy) when he was about 4. He doesn't seem to be recorded on the 1881 Census, but is with his sister, Alice, in Brighton in the Census of 1891, and recorded as a blacksmith then. On the next census he's a blacksmith living at Ryash, Kent and by the Census of 1911 back at West Malling, still a batchelor, and a blacksmith, living with his uncle Josiah Abery.  
JAMES William Blacksmith 1873 William James, blacksmith. Born 1873. Died 18 May 1903, Teignmouth, Devon, UK. William married Alice Linda Maud Day (born 18 Apr 1875) at Maindee Parish Church, Newport, Wales on 26 Dec 1898.    
JOHNSON Benjamin (Snr) Blacksmith 1837 Benjamin Johnson (Snr), blacksmith. Born 1837 - 1840, Hawkeshurst, Kent, England. 1841: Benjamin is 4yrs old, living at Moor Place with grandparents James Johnson 60yrs & Sophia 60yrs. Also listed: Elizabeth Millham (nee Johnson) 25yrs; Sarah Johnson 20yrs; Charles Johnson 1yr. 1851 Benjamin is 11yrs, at Moor Hill, Hawkhurst, Kent, with grandmother Sophia Johnson 70yrs (carpenterís widow); his aunt Elizabeth Millham (nee Johnson) 34yrs, widow, plus Sarah Johnson 34yrs, unmarried; Mary Johnson 17yrs, unmarried. In 1861, Benjamin is 21yrs, unmarried, at Cransbrook Road, Hawkhurst, lodging with his aunt Elizabeth Millham (nee Johnson)a pauper and Fanny Primmer 70yrs. In 1862, Benjamin married Mary Amelia Igglesden. The 1871 UK census lists him as 31yrs, at Gillís Green, Hawkhurst, Kent; with wife Mary Amelia 28yrs (born Hawkhurst). Children: Benjamin 7yrs; Edward William 4yrs; Frank 2yrs; Rosa 10mths infant. In1881 Benjamin (Snr) is 41yrs,living at Cranbrook Rd, Hawkhurst, Kent; Mary Amelia 39yrs. Children: Benjamin 17yrs (blacksmith); Edward.W. 14yrs; Frank,J, 12yrs; Rosa.E. 10yrs; Albert. C. 6yrs; Alice.A. 4yrs; Minnie.L. 3mths infant.  
JOHNSON Benjamin Joseph (Jnr) Blacksmith 1864 Benjamin Joseph Johnson (Jnr), blacksmith. Born about 1864, Hawkhurst, Kent, England. The 1871 UK census lists him as 7yrs, at Gillís Green, Hawkhurst, Kent, with his family. In 1881 Benjamin (Jnr) is 17yrs, living at Cranbrook Rd, Hawkhurst, Kent; with his family. See Blacksmiths of Kent for parents Benjamin (Snr) and Mary.A. (nee Igglesden) plus his siblings. In 1901 Benjamin.J. (Jnr) is 37yrs, at 5 Culverdon Square, Tunbridge Wells, Kent with wife Caroline (?nee Brooker) 39yrs and son Arthur.E. 7yrs.. For Benjamin and Carolineís marriage see UK Free BMDs 1890, for Cranbrook, 2a 915. The 1911 UK census lists Benjamin.J as 47yrs, Caroline 49yrs and son Arthur Edward 17yrs (civil servant apprentice). Benjamin Johnson ran a blacksmiths forge at Gills Green in Kent, which was there until the mid 1900's. He was my G Grandfather.  
KEELER Richard Blacksmith 1844 Richard Keeler, blacksmith. Wife Mary. Daughter Ann Baptised 29th December 1844 at St Peter and Paul Charlton Dover. Information came from annonymous Kent list member. Cannot find them on the 1851 or other census    
KENT John Blacksmith 1800 John Kent, blacksmith, Whitesmith, locksmith and bellhanger, steel mill maker . Born about 1800, Criplegate London, England. The 1841 UK census lists John as 41yrs, amill maker, living in Noble Street, Middlesex (London); with wife Elizabeth 36yrs (born Middlesex). Children James 11yrs; Elizabeth 9yrs; Mary 5yrs; ; Thomas 2yrs; Jane age unknown. Also listed is Mary Richards 67yrs. In 1851 John is 50yrs, living at 8 noble street, Middlesex ; Elizabeth 44yrs. Children: James 21yrs, unmarried (born St.Andrews, Holborn) a steel maker journeyman; Thomas 12yrs; Isaac 11yrs; Henry 8yrs; William 5yrs. John worked with his sons in London. Seeking any info on where they worked etc., listed in indexes for blacksmith, Whitesmith, locksmith. Visit site
KNOTT George Blacksmith 1793 George Knott, blacksmith. Born 1793 and died 1907. Worked in Minster, Isle of Thanet, Kent. No other information provided    
KNOTT Henry (1) Blacksmith 1655 Henry Knott (1), blacksmith, Born 1655 and died 1722. Worked: in Minster, Isle of Thanet, Kent. See Farreirs index for Henry Knott (3). No other information provided.    
KNOTT Henry (2) Blacksmith 1707 Henry Knott (2), blacksmith. Born1707 and died 1767. Worked in Minster, Isle of Thanet, Kent. See Farreirs index for Henry Knott (3). No other information provided.    
KNOTT John Blacksmith 1683 John Knott, blacksmith. Born 1683 and died 1735. Worked in Minster, Isle of Thanet, Kent. No other information provided.    
LARGE Richard (Jnr) Blacksmith 1836 Richard Large (Jnr), blacksmith apprentice. Born about 1836 in Maidstone, Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists Richard as 15yrs, living in Knightrider Street, Maidstone with his parents Richard born 1812 (blacksmith) and Sarah plus his sister Elizabeth 9yrs.    
LARGE Richard (Snr) Blacksmith 1812 Richard Large (Snr), blacksmith master. Born about 1812 in Hunton, Kent, England and died before 1881. The 1851 UK census lists Richard as 39yrs, living in Knightrider Street, Maidstone, Kent with wife Sarah. A. 44yrs and children Richard 15yrs (blacksmith) and Elizabeth 9yrs.    
LAWRENCE Julius Blacksmith 1800 Julius Lawrence, blacksmith. Born 1800-1801 in Elham, Kent, England and died before 1875 in Goswell Rd. London. Wife Martha Taught, married 1820 at Folkstone. The 1841 UK census lists Julius as 40yrs, Martha as 30yrs living in Cheriton, Sandgate, Kent. Children: Julius 14yrs; Ellen 12yrs; Augustus 10yrs; Menella 8yrs; Eustacia 6yrs; James 4yrs; Cleveland (girl)2yrs. In 1851 Julius is 56yrs, Martha 47yrs, living in High Street, Elham. Children: Ellen 21yrs; Eustacia 15yrs; James 13yrs; Cleveland (a girl) 10yrs; Ustace 8yrs; Ada 3yrs.    
LIDDLE Alex? Blacksmith 1810 Alexander Gilford Liddle, blacksmith. Born -1810-1811 in Scotland. The 1841 UK census llists Alexander as 30yrs, living in Greenich, Woolwich, Kent with wife Mary 25yrs. Children: Alex 10yrs; Eliz. 8yrs; Fred. R. 2 months infant. Also listed is W. batty 35yrs and Sarah Batty 30yrs.    
LONG Tom Blacksmith 1833 Thomas (Tom) Long, blacksmith, farrier. Born about 1833, Sheerness, Kent. The 1911 UK census lists Tom as 28yrs, living in High Street, East Church, Sheppy with wife Alice 24yrs (born Sheerness). Children: Herbert 3yrs and Nellie 2yrs. Listed in Blacksmiths of Kent and Farrierís Index.  
LUSTED James Blacksmith 1816 James Lusted, blacksmith. Born about 1816 in Elham, Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists James as 25yrs, living in Ridge Row, Acrise, Kent with wife Elizabeth 25yrs (born Kent). Children: Charles 5yrs, Elizabeth 3yrs, Isabella 8months infant.    
LUTCHFORD Alfred Blacksmith 1834 Alfred Lutchford, blacksmith. Born about 1834 in Chipstead, Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists Alfred as 17yrs, living with his uncle, blacksmith William Reeves and Aunt Caroline and cousin William Reeves 16yrs.    
MARSH? John Blacksmith 1791 John Marsh, blacksmith. Borna botu 1791 in Greenwich, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists John as 50yrs, living in Rush Grove, Woolwich, Kent with wife Maria 45yrs (born Kent) and children Jacob 11yrs and Elizah 6yrs.    
MARTIN Charles Roger Blacksmith 1834 Charles Roger Martin, blacksmith, farrier. Born 1834 in Canterbury City, Kent, England. Charles married (1) Caroline Styles in 1853. He served as errand boy then a blacksmith to a master blacksmith Lewis and Mary Pilcher of Herne Bay, Kent. Charles married (2) Sophia Coltma in 1874. Sailed for New Zealand arriving in Lyttelton, NZ on the 6th June 1874. Died in Lyttelton 1876. Listed in the Farriers Index plus the Blacksmiths of Kent & New Zealand Indexes.  
McDONOUGH Hugh Blacksmith 1820 Hugh McDonough, blacksmith HM dockyards. Born 1820-1821 in Ireland. The UK 1851 census lists him aged 30yrs, living in Batts Yard, Blue Town, Kent, England with wife Margaret 23yrs. Sons: John 3yrs; James 3months.    
McLEAN Charles Blacksmith 1833 Charles McLean, blacksmith. Born about 1833 at Whiltehills,Parish of Boyndie, Banffshir. Died 22 Mar 1922. Buried:Church St.Garmouth,Moray,Scotland.    
McLEAN Robert Clark Blacksmith 1863 Robert Clark McLean, blacksmith. born 17 Feb 1863 at Garmouth, Moray, Scotland. Died 20 Dec 1926 at Cairns Queensland Australia.    
MILSTED Francis Blacksmith 1784 Francis Milsted, blacksmith. Born Chislett, Kent, England in 1794. Francis Milsted was a Blacksmith in Stelling, Kent, as per the 1851 Census. The name Milsted is sometimes spelled MilsteAd too!  
MILSTED Francis Blacksmith 1771 Francis Milsted, blacksmith. Born in Chislett, Kent, England in 1771. The UK census 1841 lists him as 77yrs, a Blacksmith at Catts House, Stelling, Kent. Other Milsted relatives are on the same census page and are farmers. NB the name Milsted is occasionally spelled Milstead as well.  
MORGAN Andrews Blacksmith 1765 Andrews Morgan, blacksmith. Born about1765 in Nonington, Kent, England. Contacts email address is bouncing. See Blacksmiths of Kent for other family members  
MORGAN Andrews Blacksmith 1803 Andrews Morgan, blacksmith master and vet surgeon, employing 1 man, 1 apprentice. Born about 1803 in Nonington, Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists Andrews as 48yrs, living in Nonington with wife Charlotte 35yrs (born Nonington). Children: Anderws (Jnr)18yr (a grocer); Harriett 15yrs; Maria. E. 12yrs; Charles 7yrs (blacksmith); Jane 6yrs; Mary 4yrs; Emily 2yrs; Fancy. C. 1yr infant. Apprentice Thomas. M. Ellen 17yrs. Servant Sarah Castle 21yrs. In 1871 Andres is 68yrs, Charlotte is 55yrs, still in Nonington. Chidlren: Charles 27yrs (blacksmith, vet surgeon); Fanny 21yrs; Arthur 12yrs; Ernest 9yrs. Apprentice blacksmith Frederick Gilham 20yrs and Servant Martha Lawrence 17yrs. Contacts email address is bouncing.  
MORGAN Charles Blacksmith 1844 Charles Morgan, Blacksmith and vet surgeon. Born about 1844 in Nonington, Kent, England. The 1851 UK Census lists Charles as 7yrs, living with his parents, master blacksmith and vet surgeon, Andrews Morgan (born 1803) and Charlotte in Nonington. Later in life Charles was mentioned in a book about the village of Nonington, author Aubrey Subon. In 1871 Charles is 27yrs,still living with his parents in Church Street Nonington. There is a memorial plaque in the Nonington Church. The contributor Beverley also has some newspaper items & photographs. Unfortunately, her email address is bouncing  
NASH William Spooner Blacksmith 1839 William Spooner Nash, blacksmith. Born 1838-1839 in Chatham, Kent, England. 1871-1881-1891 UK census lists William as a blacksmith at HM Dockyards at Chatham Dockyard, and his son William Nash (b. abt 1869). 1911 William is 73yrs and Mary, still living in Kent.  
NEVE? John Blacksmith 1791 John Neve, blacksmith. Born about 1791 Appledore, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists John as 50yrs, living at Appledore with wife Mary 45yrs. Children: William 15yrs; Henry 12yrs; Walter 11yrs; Mary ?under 11yrs; Jane 7yrs; Fanny 5yrs. In 1851 John is 50yrs mary 58yrs. Children: Henry 23yrs and Fanny 14yrs.    
OLIVER Henry Blacksmith 1839 Henry Oliver, blacksmith. Born 1839 at Ash-next-Ridley, Kent. Blacksmith at the hamlet of West York, Ash-next-Ridley, Kent in 1871. Contact Mike by  
OSBORNE(E) Robert John Blacksmith 1867 Robert John Osborn(e), blacksmith, of Deptford. Wife Eliza Ellen. Two daughters baptized at St Paul, Deptford, in 1867 and 1872.  
PARDENE Andrew Blacksmith 1814 Andrew Pardene, blacksmith HM dockyards. Born about 1814 in Plymouth Devon. The 1851 Ukc ensus lists him as 37yrs, living in High Street, Blue Town,Kent. Wife: Mary 37yrs. Children: Jane 11yrs; Sarah 9yrs; Elizabeth 5yrs; Samuel 2yrs.    
PARSONS Robert Blacksmith 1843 Robert's Parsons, blacksmith. Born about 1843 in Norfolk. Robert married Martha Eliza Belsey at Dover in 1863 and they went to live at Hougham, Kent. The 1871 Census for Kent lists him as 43yrs, living in 4 Spring Place, Dover with wife Martha 26yrs. Children: Ann. C. 5yrs; Mary 4yrs; Ellen. C. 2yrs. I have no other information. See various UK Census. Name of researcher for this entry not provided.    
PAYNE James Blacksmith 1811 James Payne, blacksmith. Born about 1811, in Kent. The 1841 UK census lists him as 30yrs, at Bentham's Buildings, Blue Town, Kent; with wife Frances 30yrs. Children: John 11yrs; Eliza 9yrs; Frances 7yrs; Ellen 5yrs; Thomas 3yrs;Isaac 1yr infant.    
PENFOLD Richard Blacksmith 1816 Richard Penfold, blacksmith. Born about 1816-1817, Kent, England. On the UK census for 1841, 1851, 1861 Richard is listed as working in Kilndown. In December 1857 at Cranbrook, Richardís daughter Frances Penfold married blacksmith Waghorne (see Blacksmiths of Kent Index) , they were living with Richard in 1861.  
PETERS John Blacksmith 1827 John Peters, blacksmith & master shoeing smith. Born 1827 in Kennington Ashford Kent. The 1851 UK census lists him as 24yrs, unmarried, living at ?Spareprint Corner (unclear), Kennington, Ashford. Parents: master builder James Peters 61yrs and Mary 60yrs. Siblings: Maryann 28yrs, unmarried; Charles 17yrs. In 1861 John is listed as 34yrs, in Queen Street, Kennington with wife Sarah 36yrs (born Nackington, Kent). Children: Sophia 4yrs; Jane Elizabeth 2yrs; Ann.M. 1yr infant. John died between 1861 -1871. On the 1871 census Sarah is 47yrs, widow with children Sophia 14yrs; Jane Elizabeth 12yrs; Harriet 8yrs. Johnís Forge was in The Street Kennington Ashford Kent.  
PHILPOTT James Blacksmith 1835 James Philpott, blacksmith. Born 1835 in Chilham, Kent UK. Resided 1851 at trimworth Manor, near Crundale, Kent UK where he was shown as a farm servant on the census record at age 16 years. Later he worked as blacksmith at Wye, Kent UK. His father Edward Philpott was probably also a blacksmith and his son William Henry Philpott became one at Framlingham, Victoria Australia.  
PITCHER William Blacksmith 1786 William Pitcher, blacksmith. Born 1786-1787 inKent, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 55yrs, living and working in Canterbury parish of All Saints with wife Jane 55yrs (born 1787).  
PLASTOW William Blacksmith 1900 William Plastow. Daughter Rosina married Charles Henry AMNER 01 Sep 1900, Plumstead-Kent. More information welcome.  
POND Thomas Blacksmith 1830 Thomas Pond, blacksmith. Born about 1830 in Essex. The 1861 UK census lists him as 30yrs, living 14 Wood Street, Sheerness, Kent, with wife Jane 23yrs and son William Thomas 4mths infant (born Sheppey, December quarter 1860, Vol: 2a Page 589). It appears Jane died approx 1862 and Thomas remarried to Frances. The 1871 census lists Thomas as 32yrs,at 25 Alma Street, Sheerness with second wife Frances. Children listed: William 10yrs; Frederick 5yrs; Harry 3yrs; Ada .F. 1yr infant. Mother-in-law: Grace Smith, 59yrs,widdow. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Essex.    
RAND Stephen Blacksmith 1828 Stephen Rand, blacksmith journeyman. Born about 1828, Lydd, Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists Stephen as 23yrs, working for master wheelwright George Harmer (born 1816) at Romney Marsh, New Romney, Kent. IN 1861 Stephen is 33yrs, still in New Romney; wife Ann 30yrs (born Warehorn, Kent). Children: John 7yrs; Ann.V. 5yrs; Stephen 3yrs; Henry 2yrs; Charlotte.M. 2yrs; Albert 2mths infant. Lodger: Brendicta Wiles, 76yrs, widow.    
READ George Blacksmith 1858 George Read, blacksmith. Born 1858, Sevenoaks, Kent, England. Son of blacksmith Samuel Read and Mary nee Thorpe (listed in Blacksmiths of Kent Index). George learned blacksmithing from his father and is listed as a blacksmith in the census records of 1881, 1891 and 1901 in the area of Sevenoaks, Kent, England.  
READ Sammuel Blacksmith 1820 Samuel Read, blacksmith. Born 1820-1821 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England and died 1894 at Sevenoaks. Wife: Mary Thorp. Children: Lucy, George (see Blacksmiths of Kent) and Sarah all born in the late 1850's. Parents: James & Ann Read. Samuel is listed as Blacksmith in the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1881 and 1891 census in Sevenoaks, Kent.  
REEVES William Blacksmith 1810 William Reeves, blacksmith. Born about 1810 in Cudham, Kent, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 41yrs, living in Down, Kent with wife Caroline 33yrs (born Shoreditch, Middlesex) and son William 16yrs plus a nephew Alfred Lutchford 17yrs (blacksmith).    
RICHARDS Thomas Blacksmith 1806 Thomas Richards, blacksmith. Born 1806 Devonport. Died Aug 1868. Buried at Halfway Cemetery, Sheerness, Kent. (See also,Devon list) Thomas worked in the Dockyards Devon, moved to Sheerness ?when. The 1841 UK census lists him as 35yrs, at Beal's Platform. Wife Maria 32yrs (nee Frost). Children listed 1841: Thomas 11yrs; Maria 9yrs (my GG grandmother); Francis 3yrs; Elizabeth 11 days old. Thomas later worked in Dockyards at Gillingham & Sheerness. Visit site
RIPPINGTON Joseph Blacksmith 1686 Joseph Rippington, blacksmith. Born in 1686 & baptised on 18th Mar 1686 in St. Mary, Princes Risborough, Kent, England. Joseph was a blacksmith at Deptford Docks from 1707 to 1736 and then foreman at Deptford Docks from 1737 to 1746, and a master smith at Woolwich Docks from 1747 to 1759. Joseph retired by Navy in 1759 to Tower Ward, City of London. Died in 1761 & buried in St. Mary Magdalene, Woolwich on 29th Jul 1761. Visit site
ROBERTS Abraham Blacksmith 1816 Abraham Roberts, blacksmith HM Dockyards.. Born about 1816 in Cornwall. The 1851 Ukc ensus lists him as 35yrs, living in High Street, Blue Town, Kent. Wife: Sarah 36yrs. Children: Abraham 10yrs; John 5yrs; Thomas 2yrs; Nicholas 9mths.    
ROBERTS Herbert Blacksmith 1843 Herbert Roberts, blacksmith and wheelwright. Born 26th February 1843, in Warbleton, Sussex, England to Robert and Elizabeth Roberts. Herbert married Esther Childs in 1867 and is shown working as a blacksmith in Chiddingstone (1871) and Otford (1881), both in Kent, before he settled in Eynsford from the 1891 census. He is described on his childrens wedding certificate as a wheelwright as well as blacksmith. He had 5 children: Rose, Emily, Arthur, Clement and Annie, and also raised Rose's son, also called Clement, as if his own son. Clement was my Great Grandfather. Herbert died 9th January 1912. Listed on Blacksmiths Kent and Wheelwrights Indexes.  
ROSE James Blacksmith 1701 James Rose, Blacksmith, of Upper Town, Deptford. Four children baptized at St Nicholas, Deptford, between 1701 and 1706.  
RUDENS Andrew Blacksmith 1811 Andrew Rudens, blacksmith. Born about 1811, in Kent. The 1841 UK census lists him as 30yrs, at Beal's Platform, kent with wife Mary 29yrs (born Kent): Children: Arthur 10yrs; John 5yrs; Andrew 7yrs; Jane 2yrs.    
RUSSELL Robert Blacksmith 1791 Robert Russell, blacksmith. Born about 1791, in kent. The 1841 UK census lists him as 50yrs, at Northfleet, Kent; with wife Ann 45yrs (born Kent). Children: Richard 20yrs; William 15yrs; Robert 15yrs; Emma 15yrs; James 12yrs; George 9yrs.    
RYE Andrews Blacksmith 1739 Andrews Rye, blacksmith. He probably learned his trade in the Forge at Nonington, Kent UK from his step-father Henry Spain who ran the Forge belonging to the White Horse Inn. Henry married Andrews' mother Susannah after the of Thomas Rye around 1739. When the Spain children took over the Forge Andrews Rye moved to Throwley and seems to have worked with Thomas Philpott and probably Thomas Mackellen. His son William Rye was blacksmith at Wye, and his granson Stephen Rye became carpenter at Wye, Little Chart, then Lambeth, before emigrating to Victoria Australia.  
SAYWELL James Blacksmith 1867 James Saywell, blacksmith. Born 1866 -1867 in Sittingbourne, Kent. I have no other information.  
SAYWELL Percy Payne Blacksmith 1881 Percy Payne Saywell, blacksmith and ships engineer. Born 20 April 1881 in Gillingham, Kent, England. Percy Saywell worked as a blacksmith and ships engineer for the Royal Navy at Chatham Dock Yard during WW2.  
SAYWELL Richard Blacksmith, Shipsmith 1825 Richard Saywell, blacksmith, shipsmith. Born 1825 Gillingham, Kent. See also Shipwright Index.  
SAYWELL Thomas Blacksmith 1810 Thomas Saywell, blacksmith. Born 1810-1811 in Gilligham, Ken, England.  
SAYWELL Thomas G. Blacksmith 1865 Thomas.G.Saywell, blacksmith. Born 1866 Gillingham,Kent.  
SAYWELL Thomas W. Blacksmith 1840 Thomas.W.Saywell, blacksmith. Born 1840-1841 in Gillingham, Kent.  
SAYWELL Walter Blacksmith 1856 Walter Saywell, blacksmith. Born 1857 Gillingham,Kent.  
SAYWELL William Blacksmith 1844 William Saywell, blacksmith. Born 1844 in Chatham, Kent, England. The 1881 UK Census lists him as 37yrs living at 89 Railway Street, Gillingham, Kent with wife Elizabeth 37yrs. Children: Thomas 13yrs; Ada 11yrs; John 6yrs; Elizabeth 3yrs; Edmund 1yr infant. Contact Alan by  
SEELEY or SEELLY ? William Blacksmith 1791 William Seelly, blacksmith. Born about 1791 in Aldington, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 50yrs, living at Aldington Corner, Aldington with wife Elizabeth 50yrs(born Kent). Also listed is Fittmager Seelly 27yrs (male); Susannah Seelly 30yrs; Jane Seelly 20yrs and Richard Seelly 10yrs.    
SHORTER Thomas Charles Blacksmith 1861 Thomas Charles Shorter, blacksmith. Born 14th October 1861 Brabourne, Nr Ashford, Kent, England. Father: George Shorter (farmer) Mother : Jane (nee Lillee). 1881 Census: boarding at Durlock, Minster, Kent . 1891 Census: Living Durlock, Minster, Kent. Married 17th June 1882 to Sarah Ann Stroud St Mary's Church, Minster, Kent. 1901: no census records remain for area. 1911 Census: Living 11 St Andrews Walk, Deal, Kent. Thomas died April-June 1938 at Deal, Kent aged 76 years. Thomas and Sarah had six daughters and one son. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.    
SIMS Daniel Blacksmith 1829 Daniel Sims, blacksmith. Born about 1829, Hampshire. The 1881 UK census lists Daniel as 52yrs, living at Mill Lane, Cranbrook, Kent; with wife Elizabeth Mary 42yrs (born Pearsmarsh, Sussex). Children: Edward Henry 15yrs; Alexander Thomas 12yrs; Ellen Rachel 10yrs; William John 8yrs; Annie Eliza 3yrs.  
SMALE William Blacksmith 1790 William Smale, blacksmith. Born1790-1791 in Plymouth, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 50yrs living at Navy Row, Plymouth with wife Ann 40yrs. Children: William 20yrs, JHH 14yrs (my GG- grandfather); Mathew 12yrs, Phillipa 9yrs, Joseph 7yrs and Jane Hancock, stepdaughter aged 27yrs. William first worked n Plymouth, then in Kent. William died between 1861 & 1871. On the 1851 census the family are living at 13 Charlton Tce, Woolwich, Kent. Listed in both Devon and Kent Blacksmiths Indexes. See Shipwrights Index for sons Matthew & Joseph.  
SMITH Henry Blacksmith 1877 Henry Smith, blacksmith. Born about 1826 in Deal, Kent, England. The 1861 UK census lists Henry as 35yrs, living in Plumstead, London with wife Mary 34yrs (born Erith, Kent). Children: Frederick 7yrs; Harriet 5yrs; Edward 3yrs; George umder 1yr infant. Boarder: George Thompson 28yrs, unmarried, engine fitter. Henryís daughter Harriet married George Robert Amner 23 Dec 1877, Plumstead.  
SMITH James (Jnr) Blacksmith 1885 James Smith (Jnr), blacksmiths labourer. Born about 1885 in Canterbury, Kent, England. The 1901 UK census lists James as 16yrs, living in St Gregory, Kent with his parents James 60yrs (blacksmith and Annie 61yrs. James (Snr) descends from blacksmith John Smith Born 1813.  
SMITH James (Snr) Blacksmith, wheelwright 1840 James Smith (Snr), blacksmith, wheelwright. Born 1840-1841 in Canterbury, Kent, England. The 1901 census lists James (Snr) as 60yrs, a blacksmithy, living in St Gregory, Kent with wife Annie 61yrs (born Harbledown, Kent) and son James (Jnr) 16yrs (born 1885 blacksmith). The 1903 directory lists James as a wheelwright at 12 Victoria Row, St. Gregory, Canterbury. Descendant of John Smith born 1813. See also Wheelwrights Index.  
SMITH John Blacksmith, Wheelwright, Spring & Axle Grinder. 1813 John Smith, blacksmith, wheelwright (1855), spring and axle grinder (1858). Born about and died 1871. Contributor says that in 1841 John was 28yrs, married, living North Lane and later at 12 Cross St. St. Gregory.  
SPAIN Christopher Blacksmith 1675 Christopher Spain, blacksmith. Born about 1675 (a guess). He married Emmeline Wilson 1st November 1696 in Nonnington, Kent. Christopher and then his son Henry Spain ran the Forge belonging to the White Horse Inn at Nonington, Kent UK. His son Henry married widow Susannah Rye (nee Andrews). One of Henry's daughters then married into the Morgan family and the Forge was run by them for several generations. Stepson Andrews Rye moved to Throwley forge.  
SPAIN Henry Blacksmith 1709 Henry Spain, blacksmith. Born 1709-1710 and Christened 1st January 1710 in Nonnington, Kent, England. Father Christopher Spain, mother s Emmeline nee Wilson. At Canterbury Cathedral on 30th November 1741, Henry married widow Susannah Rye (nee Andrews). Note: Susan Andrews married first husband Thomas Rye 18 February 1727 in Canterbury, Kent and Thomas Rye died around 1739. Henry and Susannah raised the Rye children as well as Henry's. See entry Christopher Spain.  
STOKES Robert Blacksmith 1843 Robert Stokes, blacksmith. Wife Mary. Their son Maurice Edward was born 18th Feb 1843 & Baptised 15th Dec 1844 St Peter and Paul Charlton Dover. Information came from annonymous Kent list member.    
STONE George Blacksmith 1776 George Stone, blacksmith. Born about 1776 in Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists George as 65yrs, living at Aldington Corner, Aldinton, Kent with wife Mary 65yrs (born Kent). Also listed is Susan Epps 55yrs (born Aldington).    
STREET Henry Blacksmith 1857 Henry Street,blacksmith. Born anout 1857 in Taranaki,New Zealand and died 21 Sep 1949 .    
TAYLOR Charles Blacksmith 1883 Charles Taylor, blacksmith. Born about 1833 Brighton, Sussex, England. The 1911 UK census lists Charles as 28yrs, living at 134 New Road, Chatham Kent with wife Eliza 26yrs (born Chatham). Children: Eliza 4yrs; Lucy 2yrs. Boarder Elizabeth Hicks 24yrs, unmarried. Listed in Blacksmiths of Kent & Sussex.    
TAYLOR John Blacksmith 1826 John Taylor, blacksmith. Born 22nd November 1826, Frinstead, Kent, England and died 1874 at East Sutton Kent. John married Elizabeth Day at Stroud Kent in 1849. They had eight children. John Taylor was brother to Chillman Lad my 3 x Grt. Grandfather.  
THEOBOLD William Blacksmith 1810 William Theabold, blacksmith. Born about 1810, in Kent. The 1841 Ukc ensus lists him as 31yrs, at Fife Yard, Blue Town, Kent with wife Janes 29yrs.    
THOMPSON Henry Blacksmith 1810 Henry Thompson, blacksmith. Born 1810-1811 in Deal, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Henry as 30yrs, living in Deal with his parents Samuel (born 1779) and Sarah Thompson. Others listed are: Henryís wife Jane. D. Thompson 25yrs (born Deal); William Thompson 3yrs and Henry Thompson 1yr and Tamison Thompson 20yrs. In 1851 Henry is 42yrs, Jane is 35yrs and daughter Emma 6mths infant.    
THOMPSON Samuel Blacksmith 1815 Samuel Thompson, blacksmith, ironmonger. Born about 1815 Dover, Kent, England. Son of Samuel(Snr). The 1841 UK census lists Samuel as 25yrs, a blacksmith living in Deal, Kent with wife Joanna 20yrs (born Deal). Children: Joanna 5yrs; Susannah 2yrs; James 4 months infant. IN 1851 Samuel is 35yrs (blacksmith), Joanna 34yrs, living at 129 Lowe Street, Deal. Children: Joanna 14yrs; Susannah 11yrs; James 9yrs; Louisa 6yrs; Frances 4yrs; Sarah.B. 2yrs; Elizabeth.T.M. 1yr infant. In 1861 Samuel is 45yrs, a widower (iron monger & grocer). Children: Joanna 24yrs,unmarried; Susannah 21yrs unmarried; Louisa 17yrs; Sarah.B. 12yrs; Elizabeth.?TM. 10yrs; Emma.A. 8yrs; Caroline.B. 6yrs.    
THOMPSON Samuel (Snr) Blacksmith 1780 Samuel Thompson (Snr), blacksmith. Born about born 1780-1783 (varies with each census), Deal, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Samuel as 60yrs, living in Deal, Kent with wife Sarah 60yrs (born Kent). Children: Henry 30yrs (blacksmith); Jane 25yrs; Tamison 20yrs; William 3yrs; Henry 1yr    
TOMLYN Thomas Blacksmith 1845 Thomas Tomlyn Blacksmith. Taken from Marriage Certificate of his daughter Sarah Tomlyn to Edwin Peill 1845. Sarah gives her birthplace as Seal, Kent in census reports. Hoping for more information to come my way.  
TOWN Amos Blacksmith 1825 Amos Town, blacksmith. Born 1825 in Kent, England and died1898. Amos worked in Downe,Kent. See Interesting Stories Link on Home page for Contact email.  
TOWN Jesse Blacksmith 1826 Jesse Town, blacksmith. Born 1826 in Kent, England and died 868. Jesse worked in Downe,Kent See Interesting Stories Link on Home page for Contact email.  
TOWN John Blacksmith 1813 John Town, blacksmith, farrier. Born about 1813, Kent, England. Son of blacksmith Thomas and Sarah Town. John is listed in Blacksmiths of Kent, Farriers & Wheelwrights Indexes. See Interesting Stories Link on Home page for Contact email.  
TOWN Joseph Rowland Blacksmith 1848 Joseph Rowland Town, blacksmith. Born 1848 in Eastchurch, Kent, England. Son of William and Sarah Ann Town. Thomas worked as a blacksmith from 1871 to 1901 in Eastchurch, Sheppey, Kent. His father and brothers were also blacksmiths.  
TOWN Thomas Blacksmith 1850 Thomas Town, blacksmith,farrier,wheelwright. Born 1850-1851 in Kent, England. Son of blacksmith Jesse Town. See Blacksmiths of Kent, Farriers & Wheelwrights Indexes for other family members and contact email.  
TOWN William Blacksmith 1799 William Town,blacksmith. Born 1799 and died 1853 in Kent. William worked in Downe, Kent. See Blacksmiths of Kent, Farriers & Wheelwrights Indexes for other family members and contact email.  
TOWN William (Snr) Blacksmith 1819 William Town (Snr), blacksmith. Born about 1819-1820,at Sutton Vallaren, Kent, died 1895 Sheppey. The 1851 UK census lists William as 32yrs, living at Eastchurch, Kent with wife Sarah nee ?Gardler (born Eastchurch,Kent, married 1840 ). Children: Mary A. 10yrs; William.A. 5yrs (blacksmith); Joshua.R. 3yrs; Gertrude.S. 5mths infant. 1861: William is 41yrs, still at Eastchurch. Sarah is 38yrs. Childen: Mary.A.S. 20yrs; Joseph 13yrs; Gertrude.S. 10yrs; Agnes.M. 8yrs; Robert.S. 6yrs; Keteruah.A. 4yrs; Douglas.C. 1yrs infant. William and Sarah can be seen on census for 1871; 1881. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.    
TOWN William Albert (Jnr) Blacksmith 1846 William Albert Town (Jnr), blacksmith. Born about 1846, Eastchurch, Kent, England and died 1912. The 1851 UK census lists William (Jnr) as 5yrs, living in Eastchurch Kent with his family. Family can bee seen on census between 1861 and 1911. 1901: William is 55yrs, living at Forge House, Lenham Heath, Mary Ann is 55yrs (born West Farleigh,Kent)and daughter Hilda.G. 16yrs. Granddaughter Eva M. Tappenden 7yrs. William worked in forges of villages: Ulcombe, Westwell, Lenham and Lenham Heath. See Blacksmiths of Kent for his parents, blacksmith William (born 1819) and Sarah Town and siblings. Contributor does not wish to be contacted.    
TYLER George Blacksmith 1802 George Tyler, a blacksmith, was born in Kent 1802 or in 1811 depending on which census you are reading. He moved to Dorking where he married Mary Knifton on the 25 January 1836. They had 9 children one of which was my great grandmother Emma Tyler. She had my grandmother Bertha Tyler in the Dorking workhouse and left her with George Tyler to bring up while she went to work in service. I am now trying to find out where in Kent George was born. I have tried Loose, just outside Maidstone but while I found a George Tyler it was not my George Tyler. So any help as to where to search next will be helpful.  
VALLANS John Blacksmith 1844 John Vallans & wife Mary. Daughter Christiana Baptised 13th October at St Peter and Paul Charlton Dover. Information came from annonymous Kent list member.    
WAGHORNE Charles Blacksmith 1854 Charles Waghorne, blacksmith. Born about 1854, Tonbridge, Kent, England. The 1871 UK census lists Charles as 14yrs, living in Tonbridge with family. See Blacksmiths of Kent for his parents Samuel and Harriet plus siblings.  
WAGHORNE George Blacksmith 1839 George Waghorne, blacksmith. Born 1839 and died 1893. George worked in Goudhurst Kent as a Blacksmith. The 1881 UK Census lists him living in Providence Place Goudhurst, he raised 12 children. See Blacksmiths of Kent Idnex for his father Samuel and brothers William and Charles. For father-in-law Richard Penfold see Blacksmiths of Kent.  
WAGHORNE Samuel Blacksmith 1816 Samuel Waghorne, blacksmith. Born about 1816,Lamberhurst, Sussex, England. The 1851 UK census lists Samuel as 35yrs, at 37 Little Mary Vale, Tonbridge, Kent with Harriet 30yrs (born Tonbridge) and sons William 2yrs and Samuel 8months infant. In 1861 Samuel is 45yrs, living at No.3, Rosemary House, Tonbridge; Harriet 39yrs Children: William 12yrs; Samuel 10yrs; Mary 8yrs; Jane 6yrs; Charles 4yrs; Thomas 1yr infant. The 1871 census finds Samuel 54yrs, still in Tonbridge; Harriett 48yrs. Children: William 22yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); Samuel 20yrs, unmarried; Jane 15yrs; Charles 14yrs (blacksmith); Thomas 11yrs; George 9yrs; Albert 7yrs. Listed in Blacksmiths of Kent and Sussex.  
WAGHORNE William Blacksmith 1849 William Waghorne, blacksmith. Born about 1849, Tonbridge, Kent, England. The 1871 UK census lists Thomas as 22yrs, unmarried, living in Tonbridge with family. See Blacksmiths of Kent for his parents Samuel and Harriet plus siblings.  
WAITES Mathew Blacksmith 1800 Matthew Waites, blacksmith. Born 1800-1801 in Greenwich, Kent, England. The 1861 Uk census lists Matthew as 60yrs, a lodger at 28 Charles Street, Sheerness, Kent. Listed as married - no details given.    
WAKEFIELD Edmund Blacksmith 1833 Edmund Wakefield, master blacksmith. Born about 1833 in Paddlesworth, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Edmund as 8yrs, living in Elham, Kent with his family: Jane 35yrs; Selina 14yrs; Walter 12yrs (my grandfather); John 6yrs; Keturah 4yrs; Elizabeth under 1yr infant. In 1851 Edmund is 18yrs. Head of house listed as ?Selina 48yrs,widow (should this be Jane?). Siblings: Keturah 14yrs; Elizabeth 10yrs. Visitor Richard Wakefield 20yrs, unmarried (a groom). Edmund married Jane Hogben at the Wesleyan Chapel, Hythe in 1857. Edmund can be seen on census 1861 to 1881 and he died in 1890 having fathered 9 children. I believe Hogben is a local family name, Jane was the daughter or William Hogben, Veterinary Surgeon.  
WALKER William Blacksmith 1842 William Walker, blacksmith. Died 12 January 1842 in Malton, Yorkshire, England. No other details found.    
WALLACE / WALLIS John William Blacksmith,Gunr Driv. (2d). 1857 John William Wallace, blacksmith, Gunr Driv. (2d). Born 1857, Shurdington, Gloucestershire,England. Died 1896 in Kenton Devon. John William was the son of John Wallace (born 1827 Badgworth, Shurdington) and Hanna Scane (born 1837 in Bishopstrow, Wiltshire). Hanna died in 1865 when John William was 9. He left school at age 11 in 1868 and as his father did not what him to work on the land, he went through family contacts and found him an apprenticeship as a blacksmith in Kenton, Devon. The1871 UK census lists John as 13yrs,apprentice to and living in Kenton with master blacksmith John Cruse( the Curse being the family friends). The name Wallace is sometimes found as Wallis in some records and on his marriage records, his name and that of his wife are both miss spelt, making it hard to trace them. John William married Rhoda Beedel (born 1853 Kenton) at Kenton, 11th February, 1879. In the 1881 census John William is 23yrs, married, a blacksmith lodging at the Village, Kenton while Rhoda 27yrs & daughter R.T. Wallace 5 months infant, were visiting the Davis family at 56 New St, Gloucester. Listed in Blacksmith of Gloucester & Devon.  
WALLER William Blacksmith, wheelwright, ironsmith, pavement layer. 1832 William Waller, blacksmith, wheelwright, iron worker, pavement layer. Born 1832-1833 and Christened 27 January 1833 in Petersborough, Northampton, England. The 1841 UK census lists William as 8yrs, with his parents William Waller and Sarah (nee DesBrorough) in Boongate, Northampton. 1851: still in Boongate. In the 1850ís William worked with the Railway expansion, Peterborough. He married Alice Johnson (UK Free BMDs March quarter of 1852 Vol.3b Pge.283). In 1881 they were at St. Bishopswearmouth, Sunderland. William died December 1891 of bronchitis, at Back Rutland St. Bishopswearmouth. William is listed in Interesting Stories link on the home page; in Blacksmiths of Devon; Iron Workers and Wheelwrights Indexes.  
WANDIN Robert Blacksmith 1888 Robert Wandin, blacksmith. Born 21 February 1888 in Coranderrk Aboriginal Mission, Healesville. Died about 1984 in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia. No other details given.    
WARREN Alfred Blacksmith 1824 Alfred Warren, blacksmith. Born about 1824, Sheerness, Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Alfred as 15yrs, living with his father George 55yrs in Oare. Also listed is Esther ? Rockrudge 20yrs and William Rockrudge 1yr infant. Cannot find him as a blacksmith in 1851 but there is an Alfred Warren 25yrs, unmarried, a ferryman in Harty, Minster, Kent. Alfred married a widow, Mary Ann Lucas on 9 March 1861. The 1861 UK census lists Alfred as 37yrs, living in Oare Street, Oare, Kent with wife Mary Ann (aka Lucas) 38yrs (born Sheerness). Children: Sarah Ann Lucas 20yrs; John Lucas 16yrs; Robert Lucas 14yrs; Mary Ann Lucas 6yrs. Alfredís was a blacksmith in Oare until his death which is registered in Faversham Kent in 4th quarter 1892.  
WEBB Nigel Blacksmith 1818 Samuel Webb, blacksmith. Born 5th July 1818 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Wife: Susan De'Ath. The 1861 census lists him as a Blacksmith in Stone Kent. Samuel was my GxG Grandfather.  
WEEKS George Blacksmith   George Weeks, blacksmith. Wife Ann and son William. No other details given and I canít find them on the census.    
WILCOCK James Blacksmith 1804 James Wilcock, blacksmith. Born 1804 and Christened 14 Oct 1804 at St Maryís Kennington, Kent, England. He married Charlotte Hart on 15 May 1826. Children: James born 3rd September 1826 and George born 6th September 1829. James (Snr) was convicted of stealing fowls and sentenced at Faversham on 22nd April 1829 to 7 years, transported to Sydney Australia from Sheerness, Kent on 9th April 1830 aboard the Marquis of Hastings; arriving in Sydney 21 August 1830. He was sent to the Dept. of Public Works as a blacksmith on arrival in Sydney. He was made the overseer of blacksmith at Dept. of Public Works. Given an early Ticket of Leave he first went to Windsor, NSW and then to Penrith. Issued Certificate of Freedom 7th July 1838. He had "married" Margaret Kelley and had a further 5 children James born 1834, Sarah Anne born 1837, Edward born 20th March 1843, John Thomas born 15th July 1845 and Mary Ann born 27th October 1848. James died 29th Aug 1860 at Regentville, NSW. Australia. His children in Australia changed the surname spelling to either Wilcox or Willcox. James is listed in the Blacksmiths of Kent & Australia plus in the Convicts Index.  
WILLIAMS Edward Ford Blacksmith 1808 Edward Ford Williams, blacksmith and ironmonger master, employs 2 men. Born about 1808 (baptised Rochester) Kent, England and died 28 Dec 1887 in Chatham, Kent. Edward and Harriet olden married 7th June 1829 at parish church Chatham. Their five children were: Sarah Ann (1830), Richard (1832), Helen (1834), Emma (1836), & Harriett (1838). The 1881 UK census sees them living at 46 High St (Parish of Gillingham). In 1871 Edward is still a blacksmith & Ironmonger. Listed in Blacksmiths of Kent and Iron Workers Indexes.  
WILSON Thomas Blacksmith 1800 Thomas Wilson, blacksmith. Born 1800-1801 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Thomas as 40yrs, living in Rush Grove, Greenwich, Kent with wife Catherine 35yrs (born Kent). Children: Thomas 10yrs; George 5yrs and Etuperious (a boy) 1yr old. Also listed is Josh Bikshaw 45yrs; John Greenfield 20yrs; Matilda dell 25yrs (foreign); Harriet Taylor 1yr. George Dell 20yrs (born Kent). In 1861 Thomas is 60yrs, living in Woolwich, Kent (a labourer at HM Dock Yards). Catherine is 59yrs and son William W. is 20yrs, unmarried (a labourer at HM Dock Yards).    
WOOD James Blacksmith 1856 James Wood, blacksmith. Born 1856 in Yalding Kent. The 1871 UK census lists him as 15yrs, living at Congelow Street, Yalding, Kent with parents blacksmith John 55yrs & Eliza 42yrs plus siblings. In 1881 he James is 25yrs, living at Bearsted Street, Bearsted Kent; still with parents John & Eliza. Siblings: Kate 17yrs (dressmaker) & John 13yrs (see Blacksmiths of Kent). James married Elizabeth Mercer & they had 10 children. James had Forges at various times in Bearsted, Yalding, Smarden Bell (next to the Bell public house) and at Puckley where James died in 1952 (and it was next door to the forge that they did a lot of the filming for the TV series The Darling Buds of May.  
WOOD John (Jnr) Blacksmith 1868 John Wood (Jnr), blacksmith. Born 1868 in Yalding, Kent. The 1871 UK census lists him as 3yrs, living at Congelow Street, Yalding, Kent with parents blacksmith John Wood 45yrs & Eliza 36yrs. Siblings: Jane 17yrs; James 15yrs. In 1881 John is 13yrs living at Bearsted Street, Bearsted Kent; still with parents John & Eliza . Siblings: Kate 17yrs (dressmaker) & James 25yrs (see Blacksmiths of Kent for James & parents). 1891: John (Jnr) is 22yrs, still living with parents at same address listing John (Snr) as 65yrs, Eliza 53yrs. Sister Kate Underdown 27yrs; niece Nellie 8yrs.  
WOOD John (Snr) Blacksmith 1826 John Wood (Snr), master blacksmith, employs 2 men. Born 1826 in Loose, Kent. The 1871 UK census lists him as 45yrs, living at Congelow Street, Yalding, Kent with wife Eliza 36yrs (born Mereworth, Kent). Children listed: Jane 17yrs; James 15yrs; Kate 7yrs; John 3yrs. In 1881 John (Snr) is 55yrs, living at Bearsted Street, Bearsted Kent; with wife Eliza. Children listed: James 25yrs (blacksmith); Kate 17yrs (who later became Kate Underdown) & John 13yrs (later became a blacksmith). See also 1891 census, John (Snr) is 65yrs; Eliza 53yrs. John (Jnr) 23yrs. Kate Underdown/Wood 27yrs. granddaughter Nellie 8yrs.  
WOODS William (Jnr) Blacksmith 1841 William Woods (Jnr), blacksmith. William (Jnr) married at Folkestone Kent in 1841 and gave his profession as blacksmith. The marriage certificate also records his father William with the profession of Blacksmith. Is there any way of tracing where they might have worked?  
WOODS William (Snr) Blacksmith 1841 William Woods (Snr), blacksmith. I have two William Woods, father and son, in my family. The son married at Folkestone Kent in 1841 and gave his profession as blacksmith. The marriage certificate also records his father William with the profession of blacksmith. Is there any way of tracing where they might have worked?  
YELLAND Richard Blacksmith 1825 Richard Yelland, blacksmith. Born 1825 in Poplar London, England. Listed in 1871 census as a blacksmith living at 3 Church Street Chatham Kent. The 1861 census lists him as a blacksmith living at 4 Susannah Cottages, Northfleet.in the 1841 and 1851 census he is listed as a blacksmith living with his father in Poplar London.In 1881 he is living back in Poplar still working as a blacksmith he died in 1882.  
YOUNG Thomas Blacksmith 1806 Thomas Young, blacksmith. Born about 1806 in Kent, England. The 1841 UK census lists Thomas as 35yrs, living in Adisham, Kent with wife Harriet 30yrs (born Kent). Children: Henny 10yrs,George 8yrs,Alfred 7yrs,    
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