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Surname Given Name Trade Year NoteseMail website
ADAMS John Millwright 1830 John Adams, millwright apprentice. Born about 1830-31, Bradford, Wiltshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists John as 20yrs, living with family at 172 Morgan’s Hill, Bradford, Wiltshire. See Millwrights Index for parents Stephen & Ann plus siblings Lucy 18yrs, William 15yrs (apprentice millwright), Sarah 12yrs, Ann 10yrs, Emma 7yrs, Agnes 2yrs.    
ADAMS Stephen Millwright 1803 Stephen Adams, millwright. Born about 1803,Bath, Somerset, England, The 1851 UK census lists Stephen as 48yrs, living at 172 Morgan’s Hill, Bradford, Wiltshire; with wife Ann 42yrs (born Road, Somerset). Children: John 20yrs (apprentice millwright), Lucy 18yrs, William 15yrs (apprentice millwright), Sarah 12yrs, Ann 10yrs, Emma 7yrs, Agnes 2yrs.    
ADAMS William Millwright 1836 William Adams, millwright apprentice. Born about 1836, Bradford, Wiltshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists William as 15yrs. , living with family at 172 Morgan’s Hill, Bradford, Wiltshire. See Millwrights Index for parents Stephen & Ann plus siblings John 20yrs (apprentice millwright), Lucy 18yrs, Sarah 12yrs, Ann 10yrs, Emma 7yrs, Agnes 2yrs.    
BELL John Millwright 1810 John Bell, millwright, engineer. Born 1810 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. 1861-1881 census Lists John as a millwright. Son John Thomas Bell also an engineer. Wife Elizabeth M A Smith, sons John & William, daughters Jeanette, Helen, Ellen, Harriet, Elizabeth, Annie and Susan Haines Bell. Addresses Church Row, Wandsworth, 9 Fendall street, Bermondsey. Not sure of earlier history may have apprenticed as an Iron Monger.  
CAYS Francis Millwright 1820 Francis Cays, millwright journeyman. Born about 1820-21,Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 20yrs, in Reddicott Street, Crediton. Listed at the same dwelling is Sarah Squires 65yrs; Harriett Squires 20yrs; Eliza Tucker 12yrs and William Riddell 65yrs (shoemaker).    
COLES William Millwright 1848 William Coles William, millwright & engineer, Trowbridge road. Taken from the 1848 Directory for Bradford on Avon, West Yorkshire.    
DEVERILL John Millwright 1775 John Deverill, millwright. No: 11, Halliers Lane, 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.    
FALCONER Thomas Millwright,Carpenter 1823 Thomas Falconer, millwright, carpenter. Thomas was the eldest son of Duncan Falconer and Anne McGlashan, and was born 29 May, 1823 in Caputh, Perthshire, Scotland. He emigrated to Canada West (now Ontario) with his family in 1842, and eventually settled in Fullarton Township, Perth County, and later in Elderslie Township, Bruce County. He married Jane Speers in 1846, and they had 14 children. Thomas worked as a millwright and carpenter, as well as a farmer. In 1873, he moved to Saugatuck, Michigan, USA, and continued working as a carpenter until his death in 1890. See Gunsmiths Indes for his father Duncan and Grandfather Thomas Falconer. Visit site
FOWLER George Millwright 1857 George Fowler, millwright. Born about 1857, Bristol, England. The 1891 UK census lists George as 34yrs, living at Easton, St Cuthbert Out Wells Somerset; with wife Mary. A. 35yrs (born Chedder, Somerset) . Children: Henry.C. 16yrs; Arthur 13yrs; Francis. J 8yrs; Bessie. C. 5yrs. George’s sister Lydia Fowler, 22yrs,unmarried (paper sorter).    
FOWLER George Millwright 1834 George Fowler, millwright, baptised July 1834 at St Luke’s, Brislington, son of Henry & Ann Fowler. UK census 1851: George, 17, blacksmith, born Brislington, living with widowed mother Ann and her family in Crescent, Temple, Bristol. George married Caroline Baker on 25 December 1852 at St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol (source - Gloucestershire transcription on findmypast.co.uk ) Census 1861: George is 26yrs, millwright and children living in Wookey Hole Road, St Cuthbert out Wells, Somerset. Census 1871: George, 37, millwright in paper mills, born Bristol, and five children, including son George*, 15, apprentice millwright, born Bristol, all living in Turk Street, Alton, Hants. Census 1881: George, 46, millwright and four children, Henry, Lydia, Alice and Sarah, living in Ropetackle, New Shoreham, Sussex. Census 1891: George, 56, millwright, born Bristol living with wife Caroline, born Temple, Bristol, and (grand)daughter, Mabel, at 11 Queen Street, Hitchin, Herts. Census 1901: George, 67, engineer’s fitter, born Brislington and wife living at 19 Bedford Street, Hitchin. George Fowler, 71, died in late 1904 at Hitchin. George was my paternal grandmother’s grandfather.  
FREEMAN John (Snr) Millwright & Blacksmith 1779 John Freeman (Snr), blacksmith & millwright. Born about 1779 in Newbury, Berkshire, England. John was a millwright in Newbury around the 1830's and 1840's. See Blacksmiths of Berkshire & Hampshire + Millwright’s Indexes for entries John (Snr) and of his sons Samuel; John (Jnr); and Matthew.  
FREEMAN Samuel Millwright 1817 Samuel Freeman, millwright. Born 1817 in Berkshire, England. Samuel was a millwright in Newbury from the 1840?s to 1900. See Blacksmiths of Berkshire & Hampshire + Millwright’s Indexes for entries re his father John(Snr)and brothers John(Jnr)and Matthew.  
GARDINER John Millwright 1826 John Gardiner, millwright. Born about 1826, North Bradley, Wiltshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists John as 25yrs, unmarried, living at 167a Pippet Street, Bradford,Wiltshire. Visitor: Benjamin Gay 25yrs, a dyehouseman.    
GRIST Charles Millwright 1814 Charles Grist, millwright. Born about 1814, Bradford, Wiltshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists Cahrles as 37yrs, living at 46 Upper Stoke, Bradford, with wife Elizabeth 30yrs (born Limplet Stoke,Wiltshire). Children: Sarah 10yrs, Julia 3yrs, John 2yrs.    
HOLROYD Joseph Millwright 1811 Joseph Holroyd, Millwright & Engineer. Born about 1811, Leeds.Yorkshire, England. The 1851 UK census list Joseph as 40yrs, living at 68 Bond Street, Parish of Liverpool, Lancashire; with wife Ann 41yrs (born Liverpool. Lanlashire). Children: Joseph 9yrs, John 6yrs, Harriett 4yrs, William 1yr infant.    
JACKSON Edward Millwright 1775 Edward Jackson, millwright. No: 8, Callowhill Street, Leek Lane, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.    
JONES Robert Millwright 1791 Robert Jones, millwright. Born about 1791, Lancashire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Robert as 50yrs, living at Back Lime Street Liverpool, Lancashire with his wife Mary 55yrs. Listed are son Elias 15yrs (shipwright) plus Catherine Jones 4weeks infant and Elizabeth Jones 35yrs.  
JONES William Millwright 1775 William Jones, millwright. No: 18, Penn Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.    
KING William Millwright 1775 William King, miller at Locks Mill. No: 110, Redminster, East Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information.    
KNOWLING George Millwright 1819 George Knowling, millwright. Born about 1819, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 22yrs, at ?North Street, Ashburton; with his mother Mary 46yrs,?widow. Siblings: John 18yrs (millwright); James 17yrs (millwright); Mary Ann1 4yrs; Richard 10yrs.    
KNOWLING James Millwright 1824 James Knowling, millwright. Born about 1824, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 17yrs, at ?North Street, Ashburton; with his mother Mary 46yrs,?widow. Siblings: George 22yrs (millwright) John 18yrs (millwright); Mary Ann1 4yrs; Richard 10yrs.    
KNOWLING John Millwright 1823 John Knowling, millwright. Born about 1823,Devon,England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 18yrs, at ?North Street, Ashburton; with his mother Mary 46yrs,?widow. Siblings: George 22yrs (millwright); James 17yrs (millwright); Mary Ann1 4yrs; Richard 10yrs.    
MARTIN Henry Millwright,Engineer 1816 Henry Martin, master millwright & engineer, employs ?7 men & 4 apprentices. Born 1816, Road, Somerset, England. The 1851 UK census lists Henry as 35yrs, unmarried, living at 183 Bridge Street, Bradford, Wiltshire; aged 35yrs with his mother Margareta Martin 65yrs,widow. Plus brothers John 22yrs (millwright & engineer); Charles 21yrs (smith & fitter) and sister Caroline Martin 27yrs,dressmaker.    
MARTIN James (Jnr) Millwright, Engineer 1830 James Martin (Jnr), millwright & engineer. Born about 1830,Bradford,Wiltshire,England. The 1851 UK census lists James as 20yrs, unmarried, lLiving at 27 Silver Street, Bradford,Wiltshire with his family. Dee Millwrights Index for parents master millwright James 43yrs and Jemima 41yrs. Siblings: Tom 18yrs (see Blacksmiths Index), John 14yrs (millright,engineer), George Edwin 10yrs(scholar).    
MARTIN James (Snr) Millwright, Engineer 1808 James Martin, master millwright & engineer,employs 1 man. Born about 1808, Road, Somerset England. The 1851 UKc ensus lists James as 43yrs, living at 27 Silver Street, Bradford,Wiltshire, with wife Jemima 41yrs. Children: James 20yrs(Millwright,engineer), Tom 18yrs (see Blacksmiths Index), John 14yrs (millright,engineer), George Edwin 10yrs(scholar). James (Snr) is listed in 1848 Directory for Bradford on Avon.    
MARTIN John Millwright & Engineer 1837 John Martin, millwright, engineer. Born about 1837, in Bradford,Wiltshire. The 1851 UK census lsits him as 14yrs, Living at 27 Silver Street, Bradford,Wiltshire with parents James 43yrs (master millwright,engineer) & Jemima 41yrs. Siblings: James 20yrs(millwright,engineer), Tom 18yrs (see Blacksmiths Index), George Edwin 10yrs(scholar).    
MARTIN John Millwright 1819 John Martin, millwright. Born about 1819, in Bradford, Wiltshire. The 1851 UK census lists him as 32yrs, living at 183 Bridge Street, Bradford; with mother Margreta 65yrs,widow; plus brothers Henry 35yrs (master millwright/engineer) and Charles 21yrs (blacksmith) and sister Caroline 27yrs(dressmaker). See Blacksmiths of Wiltshire for brother Charles.    
MARTIN Thomas Millwright 1848 Thomas Martin, millwright at Bridge Street. Taken from the 1848 Directory for Bradford on Avon, West Yorkshire.    
MOORE John Millwright 1775 John Moore, millwright. No: 16, Ellbroad 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.    
SHORTLAND William Millwright 1775 William Shortland, millwright. No: 33, St. Phillips Plain, 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.    
STACEY William Millwright 1848 William Stacey, millwright at Wine Street. Taken from the 1848 Directory for Bradford on Avon, West Yorkshire.    
THRESHER John Millwright 1775 John Thresher, millwright. No: 13, Callowhill Street, Leek Lane, 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.    
VICE Thomas Millwright 1800 Thomas Vice (Snr), millwright. Born about 1800,Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 40yrs, at North Street, Ashburton, Devon; with wife Elizabeth 40yrs. Children: Thomas 15yrs (millwright); Keziah 15yrs; John 9yrs; Mary 7yrs; Sarah 6yrs; Louisa 4yrs; Threphena 1y infant.    
VICE Thomas Millwright 1826 Thomas Vice (Jnr), millwright. Born about 1826, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 15yrs, living with parents at North Street, Ashburton, Devon. See Millwrights index for parents Thomas (Snr) and Elizabeth plus his siblings.    
WESTON John Millwright 1791 John Weston, millwright. Born about 1791, Nottinghamshire. The 1841 UK census lists John as 50yrs, living at Eastwood, Notinghamshire; with wife Mary 45yrs. Children: John 15yrs (engineers apprentice); William 13yrs ; Milisenta 9yrs; Fanny 25yrs (milliner).    
WHEELER Thomas Millwright 1811 Thomas Wheeler, millwright. Born about 1811, Road, Somerset, England. The 1851 UK census lists Thomas as 40yrs, living at 96 French ?Grass ; with wife Sarah 39yrs. Children: Daniel 14yrs, Fanny 10yrs, George 8yrs,Emma 2yrs, Henry 2moths infant.    
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