The Blacksmiths Index

Compiled by Ann Spiro
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A Genealogical Index of
Blacksmiths and Related Occupations.

Smithing: a smith is a person involved in the shaping of metal objects.
St Clement's Day was traditionally, and in some places still is, celebrated on the 23 November,
a welcome festival between Halloween and Christmas.
Saint Clement is the patron saint of metalworkers and blacksmiths,
and so these workers traditionally enjoyed a holiday on his feast day.
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Dedicated to my Ancestors

Blacksmiths: Thomas Briggs, Thomas Richards, Alexander Brown, and Shipwright William Baskett.
This is my personal collection of blacksmiths, cartwrights, wheelwrights, shipwrights, farriers, iron workers and other related occupations. They are compiled from census records and from the contributions of other generous researchers who have shared their ancestor's details with me. A special thanks to Barry from New Zealand, for his assistance.
I regret I can not offer to research for you - the only information I have regarding your ancestor is already on this index.

Australia Blacksmiths Gloucestershire Blacksmiths Prisoner Blacksmiths
Bedfordshire Blacksmiths Hampshire Blacksmiths Rutland Blacksmiths
Berkshire Blacksmiths Herefordshire Blacksmiths Scotland Blacksmiths
Bristol Blacksmiths Hertfordshire Blacksmiths Shropshire Blacksmiths
Buckinghamshire Blacksmiths Huntingdonshire Blacksmiths Somerset Blacksmiths
cambridge-1 Ireland Blacksmiths South African Blacksmiths
Canadian Blacksmiths Isle of Wight Blacksmiths Staffordshire Blacksmiths
Channel Islands Blacksmiths Kent Blacksmiths Suffolk Blacksmiths
Cheshire Blacksmiths Lancashire Blacksmiths Surrey Blacksmiths
Cornwall Blacksmiths Leicestershire Blacksmiths Sussex Blacksmiths
Cumberland Blacksmiths Lincolnshire Blacksmiths USA Blacksmiths
Derbyshire Blacksmiths London Blacksmiths Wales Blacksmiths
Devon Blacksmiths [ A - G ] Middlesex Blacksmiths Warwickshire Blacksmiths
Devon Blacksmiths [ H - M ] Military Blacksmiths Westmorland Blacksmiths
Devon Blacksmiths [ N - S ] New Zealand Blacksmiths Wiltshire Blacksmiths
Devon Blacksmiths [ T - Z ] Norfolk Blacksmiths Worcestershire Blacksmiths
Dorset Blacksmiths Northamptonshire Blacksmiths Yorkshire Blacksmiths
Durham Blacksmiths Northumberland Blacksmiths
Essex Blacksmiths Nottinghamshire Blacksmiths  
European Blacksmiths Oxfordshire Blacksmiths  
Related Trades (and Others):
Anchorsmiths Fixings: bolts,files,nails,screws etc. Paupers, Asylum, Workhouse Dwellers
Boiler Makers Gold, Silver, Pewtersmiths Plumbers & Glaziers
Cartwrights & Coachwrights Gunsmiths Saddles & other Horsey Items
Clock & Watch Makers Implements (agricultural) Shipwrights
Convicts Instruments (musical) Wheelwrights
Coppersmiths; Brass Finishers Instruments (surgical/scientific) Whitesmiths
Cutlers Iron Workers Wire Workers
Enginesmiths (pre 1920) Locksmiths
Farriers Millwrights  

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Interesting Stories & Pictures
Interesting Stories & Pictures.
Links of Interest:
Absconding Apprentices" Articles from Trewman's Exeter Flying Post (Devon).
Goldminers of New Zealand - August 1861 to December 1868.
The Julers of North Walsham (Clockmakers, Foundrymen, Ophthalmologists and Estate Agents).
Article: How blacksmiths became clockmakers.
The Story of a Farrier's Son
The Place of the Rural Blacksmith in Parish Life 1500-1900 (with particular reference to Somerset & Dorset)

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