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Surname Given Name Trade Year Notes
BAILEY Thomas Blacksmith 1825 Thomas Bailey, blacksmith. Born about 1825 in Launceston, Tasmania. Thomas moved to the Brighton district. Thomas married Mary Ann Barber at Green Ponds in 1847 and raised a large family. He followed his trade at Green Ponds, Bothwell, Broadmarsh, Hamilton, Pontville and New Norfolk. He died at New Norfolk on 15th April 1920. His sons were all skilled artisans and served in the Boer War as shoeing smiths. See also in the Farriers Index & the Military Smiths Index..  
BLATCHFORD Charles Sturgeon Blacksmith 1901 Charles Sturgeon Blatchford, blacksmith & Toyer, wheelwright, in partnership  1905 – 1910. Between 1901 –1904  his address was 29 Hampton Street, Bridgetown, Western Australia. Married Elizabeth Jane Pollock in 1900 at Bridgetown. Charles died 1935 in the Williams area. Listed in Blacksmiths of Australia and Wheelwrights Indexes. Information kindly supplied by a Bridgetown resident..  
BOWEY Henry Stoneham Blacksmith 1847 Henry Stoneman Bowey, blacksmith. Born 11 March 1847 in Ugborough, Devon, England. Died 14 August 1817 in Sout Australia. See Blacksmiths of Devon and Australia for parents Richard & Mary Ann Bowhay (Bowey) plus siblings. Henry emigrated with his parents to South Australia (Modbury) on the ship 'Storm Cloud'. in 1858 arriving in Adelaide on the 29th April.  Henry married Louisa Sandercock  25 September 1867. The family blacksmith business was conducted at Gumeracha, but when the railway to Morgan was opened in 1874, the previously busy River Murray trade dwindled.  Henry's father and two brothers bought land on Yorke Peninsula, however Henry carried on his Blacksmithing business for 27 years.   Henry was my Great grandfather..  
BOWHAY / BOWEY Richard Blacksmith 1818 Richard Bowey/Bowhay, master blacksmith, employs 2 apprentices. Born about 1818 in Modbury, Devon, England. The 1851 UK census Richard is 33yrs, at Ludbrook Village, Ludborough, Devon with wife Mary Ann 34yrs(born Ludborough). Children: Sarah Ann 6yrs; Richard 5yrs; Henry Stoneman Bowey 4yrs (later a blacksmith listed in Blacksmiths of Australia); William 2yrs; Elizabeth 6 months infant. Also listed is apprentice/lodger 17yrs and house servant Eliza Geather 12yrs. Family emigrated to South Australia (Modbury) in 1858 on the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Adelaide on the 29th April.  Their Blacksmith business was conducted at Gumeracha, but when the railway to Morgan was opened in 1874, the previously busy River Murray trade dwindled. .  
BOWLER Henry Blacksmith 1853 Henry Bowler, smith & farrier. Henry arrived in Western Australia on board the Clara on 3 September 1853. He sailed on to the eastern colonies. Newspaper article Clara passenger list September 1853..  
BOWLER Samuel (Jnr) Blacksmith 1826 Samuel Bowler (Jnr), blacksmith. Born about 1826 in North Bierley, Yorkshire. The 1841 UK census lists him as 15yrs, at North Bierley, Yorkshire, England with parents & siblings. See Blacksmiths of Yorkshire for parents Samuel & Sarah plus siblings Joel 20yrs (engine maker fitter), Benjamin 13yrs, Sarah 11yrs, Caroline 8yrs, Allen 5yrs, Alfred 1yr. Samuel (Jnr) is also listed in the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire Index. Samuel (Jnr) migrated to Australia in 1848. Samuel (Jnr) is also listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire & Australia Index..  
BOWRA Cornelius James Blacksmith 1881 Cornelius James (Jnr), blacksmith. Born 1st April 1881, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. My Grandfather left Ballarat Victoria for Perth Western Australia where he had a blacksmith shop in the suburb of Maylands. The shop became 'Bowra Body Works'. I have a Photo of the Premises  of about 1930. Cornelius later worked as Blacksmith at WA Goverment Railways Midland workshops untill he retired . He designed & patented a Hand tip tray for trucks (which I have the Papers for). He Died 31st May 1960. See Blacksmiths of Kent for his father Cornelius James Robert Bowra..  
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 child’s 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..  
BROWN Charles Blacksmith 1897 Charles Brown, blacksmith. Seen on marriage of his daughter Margaret MILLAR, 41, widow, born England. Charles' wife was Margaret nee LIGOE..  
BURNETT George Blacksmith 1830 George Burnett, blacksmith, wheelwright. Born approximately 1830 in Somerset UK. Moved to Adelaide South Australia to join his brother, James Burnett (a farmer). Initially setting up shop in Enfield (then an outer district of Adelaide), before relocating to Dry Creek in the Salisbury district in 1865. In 1869 his blacksmith, and wheelwright business was expanding and he opened a second business in Naracoorte, South Australia. George Burnett advertised his business for sale or let in 1871 and then the assets were liquidated in 1879..  
BURTON George Alfred Blacksmith 1828 George Alfred Burton, coachbuilder, blacksmith. Born 16th March 1828 at St. Pancras, Christened 29th June, 1828. Died 6th March 1904 aged 76 yrs at Lilydale, Victoria Australia. Married Elizabeth Jane Jenner. (my g.grandparents). George Alfred was blacksmith in Charlton Victoria, (where most of his 12 children were born) employing five people; in later years they lived in Lilydale together with sons Ebenezer and William Burton and also had Funeral Parlours 'Burton Bro'. See Cartwrights Index for other family members. George Alfred Burton is listed in both the Blacksmiths of Australia Index & the Cartwrights Index..  
COLLIS Edmund Richard Blacksmith 1833 Edmund Richard Collis, blacksmitn. Born 1833 Hurst Berkshire, England. Died 1888 NSW, Australia. Edmund and his wife Catherine Tupper Harwood migrated to New South Wales in 1863 with their three children Catherine (1860-1863), William Richard (1861-1922) and Henry Orwell (1862-1932). Henry was born in the ship Orwell during the voyage. Before their migration, Edmund had worked in Burnham Buckinghamshire. Edmund opened one of the first blacksmiths workshops on the road to Parramatta, in the suburb of Burwood. When his sons Henry, and Edwin Charles, joined him, the business expanded to Wheelwright and Coach Building activities. His brother Alfred and family lived nearby, and another brother Henry lived in Burwood for a couple of years, until he moved to Tasmania. Listed in the Blacksmiths of Australia and Berkshire Indexes..  
DENNIS George Frederic Blacksmith 1875 George Frederic Dennis, blacksmith. Born 5th February 1875, Wimbledon, Surrey, England. He arrived in Port Adelaide on the ship Duntrune in 1876 with his parents Edwin & Lucy Dennis and his eight siblings. He grew up and learned his blacksmith trade in South Australia. He came to WA in the late 1890s. He worked for A Harper of Packenham Street, Fremantle until January 1902 when he joined the WA Government Railways at its workshop in Fremantle; he later transferred to the Midland Junction workshops when the WAGR moved its location. 'GF' as he was known was an early member of the Coastal District Branch of the Australasian Society of Engineers – WA's first Branch. He became Secretary in 1913 to 1919 and was instrumental in setting up the registration of the Fremantle Branch of the Union in 1916. GF was a keen Union man until his death in January 1952..  
DENNY Cornelius Blacksmith 1831 Cornelius Denny, blacksmith, springmaker. Convict, born England 1831 – died Perth 1903. Trial held in 1857 and Cornelius arrived on the 'Palmerston'. He married under the alias of Denison Mathew Lincelles. During the early 1870's Cornelius was a blacksmith in Bridgetown, Western Australia and may have been employed by Abraham Moulton (Mr. Moulton advertised blacksmith tools and good will for sale 1880). In 1873, Cornelius Denny was charged with being on the Bridgetown premises of John Blechynden; found in an article in the Perth Gazette dated 4th July 1873. Cornelius is listed in both the Blacksmiths of Australia and Convicts Index. See also surname Lincelles..  
DOIG Peter Blacksmith 1831 Peter Doig, blacksmith, wheelwright. Born 1831 Glasgow. Peter married Ann Moir in 1854, Manchester, England. He was a blacksmith in Glasgow; far northern areas of South Australia; and Wagin, Western Australia. Peter died 1922, in Subiaco, Westen Australia. He is listed in the Wheelwrights Index and in the Blacksmiths of Scotland and Australia.  
DOUGLAS Samuel Blacksmith 1812 Samuel Douglas, Blacksmith & Shipsmith . Born in 1812 in Scotland. He arrived in Tasmania as a free settler in 1833 on board the Cabotia. Occupation given as Blacksmith. He worked as a Shipsmith in Hobart Town until c1850 when he moved to Williamstown Vic. He died in Victoria in 1887. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Australia & Shipwrights Indexes..  
DUNN Thomas Blacksmith 1908 Thomas Dunn, blacksmith, farrier. From an advertisement in the newspaper 'Walcha Witness'; April 18 1908: Blacksmith's shop at Tia (near Walcha) New South Wales,Australia.Thomas Dunn desires to inform the residents of Tia and the travelling public he has a Blacksmithing and General Repairing Shop on his property 'Highrent'; Tia and hopes to receive a fair share of support.Horse-shoeing a specialty..  
EATON William Charles Blacksmith 1843 William Charles Eaton, blacksmith. Born about 1843 in Woodford, Northamptonshire. Emigrated to Albany Western Australia in 1855. Son of convict Benjamin Eaton. Worked as a blacksmith in York WA. Married Emma Amelia Langoulant at York in 1865. Died 1919. See the Wheelwrights Index for another ancestor of mine,Joseph Usherwood Brand. Also see Visit site
ELBRA William (Jnr) Blacksmith 1870 William Elbra (jnr), blacksmth, coachbuilder in Tingha 1870s-1920s NSW. See also indexes for Cartwrights/Coachbuilders & Blacksmiths of London..  
ELBRA William (Snr) Blacksmith 1850 William Elbra (Snr), blacksmith, coachbuilder in Bendemeer,Tamworth NSW 1850 - 1883. See also indexes for Cartwrights/Coachbuilders & Blacksmiths of London..  
ESLER William Stammers Blacksmith 1866 William Stammers Esler, blacksmith. Born July 1866, Wood Point, Victoria Australia. Parents: Robert Esler & Catherine McInnes. Married: 16 Jan 1891 at Woods Point to Margaret Pritchard born 2 Jan 1871. Her parents: Neil Pritchard & Margaret Lindsay. See Interesting Stories Link..  
FINCH aka HOPKINS Joseph Blacksmith 1819 Joseph Finch aka Hopkins, blacksmith. Listed also under HOPKINS aka FINCH. for full story see the Interesting Stories link on the Home Page. Also listed in both the Whitesmiths and Convicts Indexes. Joseph was a worker in tin utensils for dairies. Joseph drowned in December 1819 but before that he had married another convict, Sarah Smith. They had 2 or 3 children (and THAT's another story!)..  
FISH George Blacksmith 1857 George Fish, blacksmith. Born in Cutcombe, Somerset. Arrived in Australia aboard the Zeminidar 23 Aug 1857. Lived Bathurst NSW. See Interesting Stories Link on Homepage..  
GIBBENS Richard Ware Blacksmith 1804 Richard Ware Gibbens, blacksmith. Born 1804 in Pymouth, Devon, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as Gibbons, aged 35yrs, at the parsonage, Butterleigh, Devon; with wife Sarah Ann Hobbs Prior (born 16 December 1810-Tiverton Devon). CHidlren listed: jane 5yrs; Richard 2yrs. On the 1851 census Richard is 47yrs, at 94 Westrell Rd. Tiverton; Sarah 40yrs + children Richard, Mary & Thomas The family emigrated on the 'Calliope' from Southampton Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia. The 1856 census Victoria .Australia.shows they own 2 acres freehold at Kororoit Creek.Victoria. Children: Jan; ,Richard; Elizabeh; Mary Ann; Thomas; Charlotte; William and possibly John. Richard set up Blacksmith business with another Englishman Alfred Newman, near Ballarat Rd. Sunshire Victoria. Listed on Blacksmiths of Australia & Devon..  
GIBBS George Blacksmith 1904 George Gibbs, blacksmith. Married at Duvauchelle, Banks Peninsula NZ,1904 to Edith BARWICK..  
GILES Edward George Blacksmith 1906 Edward George Giles, blacksmith. Married to Emily Alice SMITHER, at Prebbleton NZ 1906..  
GILES Jeremiah Blacksmith 1875 Jeremiah Giles, blacksmith, blacksmith. Jeremiah lived in Armidale, New England, NSW, Australia, and was known as the ‘Oldest Blacksmith in Australia in 1945’. Numerous newspapers reported Jeremiah to have been 70 years at the forge.  
GLASSON Paul Roach Blacksmith 1911 Paul Roach Glasson, blacksmith. Seen on marriage of daughter Mary Jane in Christchurch 1911. Paul's wife was Emily Hyde nee CROMPTON..  
GROUNDS John Blacksmith 1824 John Grounds, blacksmith. Born 1824, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. Cumberland Times & Western Advertiser, Saturday, January 10th 1846-page 2: Highway Robbery with Fire Arms - John Grounds and John Good were indicted for having with force of arms, on the 12th October, robbed one Sarah Smith,of the sum of 5 pounds 11s. etc. found guilty and sentenced 15 years transportation. From Colonial Secretary's Letters 1827-1853: Tried: Quarter Sessions Parramatta 6 Jan 1846 15 years. Robbery being armed. Probationary gang. Transported 09/04/1846 from Sydney to Van Diemens Land on the "Louisa" From Tasmanian Records: John Grounds was a blacksmith at the time of the offence, aged 26. Sentence was for 15 years. Protestant. Can read. Single. 5'3 & 3/4"". Fair complexion. Sandy hair. Light blue eyes. Marks: pockpitted, long scar..  
HANNAY John Henry Blacksmith 1913 John Henry Hannay, blacksmiths, wheelwright. In partnership with Thomas Horace Moffat 1913 – 1918, Boyup Brook, Western Australia. Listed in both Blacksmiths of Australia & Wheelwrights Indexes..  
HARRIS John Blacksmith 1882 John Harris, blacksmith. Married to Elizabeth HAYNES, at Kaiapoi NZ 1882..  
HARRISON Joseph Blacksmith 1834 Joseph Harrison, blacksmith, wheelwright, engineer. Born 8th May 1834, Birmingham Warwick, England. Baptised 1st September 1834 at New Jerusalemite Church Summer Lane, Parish of St George Birmimgham. Died 17th November 1883, Kapunda South Australia. Buried 18th November 1883, Kapunda Cemetery . First went to New York with his parents William Harrison and Ann Morley who were Whale Bone Ruler Makers ; and then to South Australia arriving 9th May 1854 per the ship "Flavius" from Singapore. Joseph married Margaret Shanks on 29th May 1854 in Adelaide SA & they raised 12 children. Occupations included Whale Bone Ruler Maker in Warwick and New York. Policeman in Adelaide SA. Wheelwright & Blacksmith in Kapunda SA. Engineer in Kapunda SA. He was considered to be rather brilliant in his chosen field of steam driven vehicles and highly respected as an Engineer. Educated and trained in all occupations. He died a pauper after a long illness living on his own in Kapunda. Listed in both Blacksmiths of Australia & Wheelwrights Indexes..  
HAY Richard Edward Blacksmith 1863 Richard Edward Hay, blacksmith. Born born in Bendigo Victoria in 1857. Richard arrived in Otago, New Zealand with his mother and siblings from Victoria to rejoin their father William Hay a goldminer and builder from Edinburgh, at Moa Flat (now Ettrick). Richard was the rebel of the family and a wonderful musician- school was not of much interest but his father insisted on an apprenticeship as a blacksmith. By now they had left Gabriel's Gully and Wetherstones and moved to Tapanui where William Hay and his son Willliam Matthew established Hay & Son builders. Richard's artistic bent also showed in his forge work as he exhibited striking pieces in the Dunedin Exhibition. He married Adeline Mary Barnes in 1892 and they had 9 children but lost their only 2 sons. Richard worked in Reefton after his marriage and then came to Seddon and was the blacksmith for the Starborough Station until he opened his own establishment in the town in Redwood St. In about 1906 the end of the good days for blacksmiths loomed with road transport and the new line to Seddon. The couple drew a farm in a ballot in Mangatahi near Hastings and relocated. His main love remained music and he organised huge numbers of entertainment for miners and various societies. Richard died in Napier at 91yrs. He was my great grandfather I welcome any relevant correspondence. See this index for his brother-in-law, blacksmith John Grant..  
HAYES John Blacksmith 1877 John Hayes, blacksmith, Southbridge, witness to a marriage 1877..  
HESLOP George Blacksmith 1893 George Heslop, blacksmith. Witness to marriage of John HESLOP (blacksmith,listed in this index) at Irwell NZ 1893..  
HESLOP John Blacksmith 1893 John Heslop, blacksmith. Married at Irwell NZ 1893, son of William and Ruth nee GRIFFITHS..  
HESLOP Joseph Blacksmith 1903 Jospeh Heslop, blacksmith. Married at Leeston NZ 1903, aged 25, son of William and Ruth nee GRIFFITHS..  
HESLOP William Blacksmith 1893 William Heslop, blacksmith. Son John married at Irwell NZ 1893. In 1903 son Joseph married at Irwell. William's wife was Ruth nee GRIFFITHS..  
HILL William Blacksmith 1867 William Hill (Senior) Blacksmith in Conalpyn,South Australia. Born 1867..  
HISLOP Alexander David Blacksmith 1900 Alexander David Hislop, blacksmith. Information given (in 2006) by Jean Hislop daughter of Hislop Blacksmiths Fremantle. Sadly Jean passed away 4th May 2008 at Carinya. Bicton (a Perth Suburb), Western Australia. at the turn of 1900, Hislop Bros family business, 98 South Terrace Cnr. of Arundle Street, South Fremantle-AUS. 1900. Born: 22 Aug 1875 ? Bunbury Western Australia. Died: 6 April 1944. Buried: Fremantle WA. Wife: Ethel Frances nee Brown born ?Victoria. The Brown family migrated to Fremantle area in the 1890's. His brothers were Ben & Colin..  
HOPKINS aka FINCH Joseph Blacksmith 1819 Joseph Hopkins aka Finch, blacksmith. For full story see the Interesting Stories link on the Home Page. Also listed in both the Whitesmiths and Convicts Indexes. Joseph was a worker in tin utensils for dairies. Joseph drowned in December 1819 but before that he had married another convict, Sarah Smith. They had 2 or 3 children (and THAT's another story!)..  
HOWE Louis Blacksmith 1920 Louis Howe, blacksmith in the 1920's. He worked for the Hislop Brothers (their story is above) for twenty years. He carried out all work and repairs , refitting trucks, blacksmith striking and general welding. Prior to Lou leaving Hislop's, he helped manufacture canopy tractors for a Mr Schilling and Mr Morrison and made hundreds of them for farmers in general. The canopies were made of a pipe frame and a sheet iron roof and helped to keep out the weather while the farmers were working on their tractors in the fields. See Interesting Stories Link on the Home Page..  
HUGHES Thomas Blacksmith 1779 Thomas Hughes, blacksmith, convict, flogger, executionist. Born about 1779 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Parents: Thomas Hughes & Mary nee Cox. He was convicted at the Warwick Assizes in 1801 of theft and sentenced to transportation to Sydney in 1801 for theft. Later he was given life and arrived in the colony in 1802 on the ‘Perseus’. He had a colourful life, hated by the populous because he became Sydney’s flogger and later executioner from 1804- he died in 1835. He had only 1 living daughter, Amelia Hughes b. 1815 to Convict Susannah Smith and I am descended from Amelia and her husband Richard Puckeridge ( Richard son of convict Joseph Puckeridge). He is listed in the Convicts Index + Blacksmiths of Warwickshire + Blacksmiths of Australia. I have studied Thomas over the years and have put it into a booklet form..  
HUMPHREYS Richard Blacksmith 1902 Richard Humphries, blacksmith. Seen on marriage of daughter Susan Jane at Lincoln, 1902. Richard's wife was Susan nee SHAKESPEAR..  
IREDALE Lancelot Blacksmith 1789 Lancelot Iredale, blacksmith, ironmonger. Born 21st Apr 1789, at Jesmond Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. Baptised 17th May 1789 at St Mary's, Gateshead, Durham, England. Died 16th June 1848 at his home, Auburn Cottage, Bourke St, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW. Also listed in the Iron Workers Index & the Convicts Index. For more of the story see the LINK on the Home Page 'Interesting Stories'..  
JARVIE Walter Joseph Blacksmith 1902 Walter Joseph (Wally) Jarvie, blacksmith. Born 22nd May 1902, Craigmarloch, Kilsyth, Scotland. Walter was one of seven children of Archibald & Agnes Brechin Myles. Wally's father was Loch Master Canal Overseer at Craigmarloch on the Forth & Clyde Canal. When Wally completed his Blacksmith's apprenticeship he worked in the coal mines. The money was good but the prolonged miners' strike made him decide to emigrate to WA on the Orcades arriving Fremantle in 1924. After a brief spell of work in Dumbleyung and Calingiri, Wally settled in Miling. He set up a blacksmith's shop in a galvanised iron shed adjacent to the local store. When the Midland Railway Company split up nearly 40,000 acres into farming blocks, Wally acquired one in May 1928. He sold his blacksmith shop premises to the Bank of New South Wales and cleared his 1,500 acre farm block which he worked until his retirement. Wally died in Mandurah in 1996 only a few days after his wife Hilda Lillian nee Dennis. They had been married 65 years. Listed in Blacksmiths of Australia and Scotland..  
JONES George Blacksmith 1824 George Jones, blacksmith, wheelwright. Born in Lambeth, London in 1824. He immigrated to Australia in 1855, and worked as a blacksmith in Newtown, Sydney until 1858. He then moved to Maryborough Queensland where he worked as a blacksmith and wheelwright from 1859 till his death in 1888. His business was 'The Original Blacksmith and Wheelwright establishment'; on the corner of Kent and Adelaide Sts Maryborough. I also do some blacksmithing in Brisbane – to 'keep the home fires burning'. He is listed in both the Blacksmiths of Australia and London Indexes plus the Wheelwrights Index..  
KIRK James Blacksmith 1851 James Kirk, blacksmith. Born 4 May 1851. Son of Thomas Kirk & Jemima Lockhart, living at 7 North Woodside Road, Glasgow. In 1861 the family were living at 9 North Woodside Road. In 1871 James KIRK was an apprentice blacksmith living at 71 Abingdon Road, Glasgow in the household of who I assume was his master William Boag and his family. James Kirk married Isabella McColl on the 31st December 1878. On the 17th October 1879, their son Thomas was born. In 1881, 28-year old James Kirk was a foundry blacksmith living at 15 Myrtle Street, Glasgow, with his wife and young son. The family left Glasgow for Australia on the 14th September 1883 per the 'Berwick Law' with 462 immigrants on board of which 286 were Scottish, arriving in Moreton Bay on 23/12/1883. The family proceeded very quickly to the Gold Mining town of Gympie, where gold had been discovered 16 years earlier in 1867. The family stayed in Gympie with James calling himself a Miner on the children’s school enrolments and on the Lists of voters eligible to vote. On 1 November 1900, Isabella Kirk died in Gympie Hospital, aged 48. By the 17th November, the first of 3 advertisements appear in the Gympie Times for the sale of household furniture and blacksmith tools. The sale took place 5 days later on the 22 November. After the 22nd of November I can find no mention of James Kirk, he left behind his 15-year-old daughter and his older son Thomas my great grandfather. The family story has it that he went to Ireland and was involved with the building of the Titanic. I have not been able to find any mention of my James Kirk in Australia after 1900, and looking overseas so far has not resulted in success..  
KNIGHT Charles Blacksmith 1852 Charles Knight, blacksmith. Born in Surrey 1852. Not sure how or when he arrived in Australia. Married Mary Elizabeth WRIGHT in 1883 in Milawa,Victoria,Australia. They lived in Beechworth until he died in 1930. He had his blacksmith shop in camp Street, where the Amour Motel is today. He is lsited in the Ned Kelly books as being one of the blacksmiths who made Joe Byrnes suit of armour for the Kelly gang. His parents: George Knight & Hannah Price..  
LINCELLES Denison Mathew Blacksmith 1831 Denison Mathew Lincelles aka Cornelius Denny, blacksmith, springmaker. See entry for Cornelius Denny, blacksmith, springmaker..  
LYON Alexander Blacksmith 1852 Alexander Lyon, blacksmith in Littlehampton, South Australia. He arrived on the ship Omega 1852..  
MANNERS John Blacksmith 1842 John Manners, blacksmith, wheelwright, agricultural implement maker. Born 1842 Greenock, Scotland. Emigrated to Australia 1857. First listed 1868 as Blacksmith, Wheelwright, Agricultural Implement Maker, Taree, New South Wales. 1894 moved to Sydney, continued business in Sussex St. John died 1909. John is listed in the Blacksmiths of Scotland, Australia, Wheelwrights Index and Tool Makers Index.  
MARTIN Thomas Blacksmith 1876 Thomas Martin, blacksmith, Southbridge, marriage of Thomas, 28, to Janet ROSS 1876..  
MAYZE James Blacksmith 1863 James (Jaz) Mayze, blacksmith, coachmaker. Born in Scotland 1863. He migrated with his parents to Invercargill, New Zealand where he began his career as a blacksmith & coachbuilder. In 1886, he sailed for Victoria, Australia ; after spending a year at Moonee Ponds, he came to Traralgon where he settled down to do his part in creating a prosperous town and district. In the early days, Jas. Snr., became associated, in partnership, with the late Mr. Walter West, as Coachbuilder and Blacksmith. Their smithy was in Seymour Street, at the rear of where the National Bank is today. Listed in Australian Blacksmiths Index, Cartwrights Index..  
McAULIFFE John Blacksmith 1843 John McAuliffe, blacksmith. Wife: Bridget Cullen, married at Bathurst in 1843. They had 8 children; William, John, Thomas, Henry, Kate plus 3 others. John died 1854, buried at Blayney NSW. His son Thomas was a Railway Ganger born 1846. Thomas married Elizabeth Richards in 1875 he died 1921 is buried at Waverly NSW..  
McKENZIE John Blacksmith 1892 John McKenzie, blacksmith. Married to Caroline Lilly ALDRIDGE. John born in Scotland 1892..  
MEINS Hermann Hartwig Blacksmith 1915 Hermann Hartwig Meins, Blacksmith. Born 20 August 1915 Oldesloth, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Died 3 OCT 1871 at Tanunda, South Australia, Australia. Hermann married Maria Thersia Grohmann on 8th February 1850 in Adelaide SA. Maria born 1817 in Presov, Slovakia and died 6 September 1875, in South Australia. The yhad two children Otto Hramann (1853-1932) and Theresa Caroline (1855-1898). Hermann is listed in the Tanunda, Almanack 1865 – 1870. Family trees can be seen on  
MERRITT W.H. Blacksmith 1871 W.H. Merritt, blacksmith. Born about 1871. This could be William Henry Merritt lived Balingup, Western Australia in the 1940’s & died 1966 aged 95 years. Information kindly supplied by a Bridgetown resident..  
MOHR Sydney Harold Blacksmith 1907 Sydney Harold Mohr, blacksmith. West Australian Government Railways (W.A.G.R). Born 8th August 1907 in Trafalgar, Western Australia. (near Boulder - Kalgoorlie). Died: 11th June 1991 aged 83yrs and 10 months. Sydney Harold MOHR better known as 'Scrap' worked for the W.A.G.R, Employee Number 60937. He was a Blacksmith/Welder. Origin of his nick name; he could take any scrap of metal and make it into something useful. Shop Number: 748. Scrap started his Apprenticeship 14th April 1924. Expiration of Apprenticeship 11th November 1930 (Retrenched. These were the: Depression years). Re- engaged 7th January 1942 until his Retirement on the 8th August 1972. He had 36 years total employment with W.A.G.R. Union Delegate/Advocate. In Arbitration Court for many years for the workers of the railways. He was a member of the Australasian Society of Engineers..  
MOORE James Blacksmith   James Moore was a blacksmith in Tasmania - we do not know anything more about him apart from the fact that he was supposed to be from around Aberdeen, Scotland. My father James Moore was a carpenter in South Australia. His mother has already contributed 6 convicts to the family (including a First Fleeter). My mother's family are mostly from Kent, Cornwall and Norway. See his son William James Moore in indexes for wheelwrights,cartwrights and the Interesting Stories Link on the home page..  
MORIARTY John Blacksmith 1894 John Moriarty, blacksmith. Between 1894 – 1900 John lived and worked at site of 29 Hampton Street, born 1861, son of William Moriarty and Julia Wilde. May have moved blacksmith business further along Hampton Street near Scotts Hotel as was in business in 1909 in new premises. Later farmer in Bridgetown. Married Maria Lewis 1889. John Moriarty died 1934 at Bridgetown. Michael Moriarty born 1854, son of William Moriarty and Julia Wilde. Michael married Bridget Hawkins 1890. Later farmer at Bridgetown and died 1935. Information kindly supplied by a Bridgetown resident..  
MORRISBY James Blacksmith 1757 James Morrisby, blacksmith and a watchman (a type of policeman). Born in 1757 and died in 1839. James was sentenced at the Old Bailey, Central Criminal Court, London, England for stealing a 10lb. iron bar, value 10d. from Thomas and William Morris on 6 July 1784. Morrisby was found guilty and sentenced to transportation for seven years. James Morrisby arrived in the colony of New South Wales (Australia) on the First Fleet vessel Scarborough in 1788. Details of his trial are available on the Old Bailey website. At the time Morrisby had a wife and five children. He did not return to England. After arriving at Port Jackson in 1788 he was sent to Norfolk Island with other convicts andworked as a blackmith there. There he married convict Ann BROOKS (alias LAVENDER) in a mass ceremony in 1791. Ann had brought a son with her. In December 1807 (by then James Morrisby's sentence had been served), the authorities decided to send ex-convicts to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). James and Ann had four children on Norfolk Island. They took their five children with them to Tasmania on the Porpoise arriving in January 1808. James had taken up farming on Norfolk Island where he rented 34 acres. Once in Tasmania, he took up land on the Clarence Plains (now Rokeby) across the Derwent River from Hobart. James Morrisby died at Clarence Plains on 29 May 1839 and is buried in the graveyard at St Matthew's, Rokeby. Listed in Blacksmiths of London, Australia & Convicts..  
MORRISEY George Blacksmith 1905 George Morrisey, blacksmith at Bridgetown, Western Australia in 1905. Information kindly supplied by a Bridgetown resident..  
OLIN James Augustus Blacksmith 1904 James Augustus Olin, blacksmith. Wife: Clara Constantia nee Gaunt, married 22nd November 1904 In Fitzroy Victoria, NSW. His occupation on the wedding certificate says, blacksmith. The family emmigrated to New Zealand about 1909 where he continued this occupation..  
PALMER William Blacksmith 1862 William Palmer, blacksmith. Born at Colliton, Devon, England in 1862. William served his apprenticeship with the village blacksmith in Broadhembury. In 1881 and William and his younger brother Charles were working as shoeing smiths in Broadhembury. William also worked for a wheelwright at Newton Abbott and became a competent wheelwright himself. William emigrated to Australia in 1883. He worked as a blacksmith in Brisbane, Queensland for about two years then travelled south and went into partnership with blacksmith and wheelwright Samuel Hollis at Wallendbeen, NSW. He took over the business when Hollis died in 1893 but soon after opened his own business as a blacksmith, wheelwright and carriage builder. His son William James Palmer also trained as a blacksmith and worked with his father. In 1907 William opened Palmer’s Central Stores in Wallendbeen and the blacksmith business was sold. William died at Wallendbeen in 1916. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Devon Index..  
PETRIE Alexander Blacksmith 1863 Alexander Petrie, married to Mary Ann WOODS, at Saltwater Creek, North Canterbury..  
PETTY & WOODINGS Unknown Blacksmith 1899 Petty & Woodings, blacksmith at Bridgetown, Western Australia in 1899. Information kindly supplied by a Bridgetown resident..  
PITCHFORD Francis Blacksmith 1843 Francis (Frank) Pitchford, blacksmith. Born1843 in Clun, Salop, England & emigrated to Australia. He died in Jamestown, S.A. See Cartwrights Index, Wheelwrights Index & the Blacksmiths of Australia Index for his brother Francis Richard Pitchford, and his nephew John Wilkinson Pitchford..  
PITCHFORD Francis Richard Blacksmith 1839 Francis Richard Pitchford, blacksmith, Coachbuilder, Wheelwright. Born 28th October 1839 at Kingsland, Herefordshire, England. Died 3rd August 1912 at Mornington, Victoria aged 72 yrs. Married Margaret Wilkinson of Talywain, Monmouthshire, Wales; born 6th June, 1847 and died at Mornington Victoria on 21st November 1910, aged 63 yrs. F. R. Pitchford was supposed to have been involved in the building of several bridges over River Murray in South Australia but haven't been able to confirm this. Francis Richard Pitchford is listed in the Cartwrights Index, Wheelwrights Index & the Blacksmiths of Australia Index. His son John Wilkinson Pitchford is also listed in the Wheelwrights Index & the Blacksmiths of Australia Index. His brother Francis (Frank) Pitchford is also listed in the Blacksmiths of Australia Index..  
PITCHFORD John Wilkinson Blacksmith 1865 John Wilkinson Pitchford, blacksmith, wheelwright. Born 16th December 1865 at Kepunda, SouthAustralia and died at Mornington, Victoria on 29th October 1912; aged 46 yrs. He married on 15th October 1890 at Frankston, Victoria to Martha Grace McComb; born 17th June 1867, at Frankston,Victoria. Martha died 28 July 1959. John Wilkinson Pitchford was in the blacksmith/wheelwright business with father at Barkly Street, Mornington, Victoria (my maternal g.parents). See Cartwrights Index, Wheelwrights Index & the Blacksmiths of Australia Index for his father Francis Richard Pitchford, brother Richard (Dick) Francis Pitchford and his uncle Francis(Frank) Pitchford..  
PITCHFORD Richard Blacksmith 1879 Richard (Dick) Francis Pitchford, blacksmith, wheelwright. Born 15th February 1879 at Yongala, South Australia and died 17th June 1924 Melbourne. Married at Dandenong, Victoria to Mary Burgeon 6th September 1911; born 1879, died 1978. Richard (Dick) Francis Pitchford was also in Blacksmith/wheelwright business with father at Barkly St. See Cartwrights Index, Wheelwrights Index & the Blacksmiths of Australia Index for his father Francis Richard Pitchford; his brother John Wilkinson Pitchford and his uncle Francis(Frank) Pitchford..  
PORTER John William Blacksmith 1893 John William Porter. blacksmith. Commenced a Coach building business in South Street Fremantle 1893 with his brother-in-law Richard Henry Tyler (born Gloucestershire). John Porter went on to open his own coach building business in William Street Fremantle in 1893. Eventually John Porter's son, Milson John Howard Porter (Howard Porter) bought out the business owned by Richard Tyler..  
ROBINSON Stephen Blacksmith 1821 Stephen Robinson, Blacksmith. Born 6th March 1821 in Thorney, Cambridgeshire, England. Parents: John Robinson and Elizabeth nee Wilson. He married Sarah Chapman ( born 1823 in Geddington, Kettering, Northamptonshire). Sarah was the daughter of John Chapman and Elizabeth nee Hipwell. Stephen & Sarah Robinson immigrated to South Australia on 23rd March 1848 from Plymouth, England aboard the "David Malcolm". Stephen was employed as a Constable on the voyage and received a sum of two pounds. They had 13 children (2 born in the UK and 11 born in South Australia). One son John died on the journey to South Australia while another son James who was also aboard survived. Stephen Robinson, died on 31st March 1879 at Macclesfield, South Australia at the age of 58yrs and was buried in the Anglican Cemetery at Macclesfield, South Australia. Stephen is also listed in Blacksmiths of Cambridgeshire. See Blacksmiths of Australia for details another son, William Robinson..  
ROBINSON William Blacksmith 1857 William Robinson, blacksmith. Born 1857 in Macclesfield South Australia. Wife: Annie Blanche Lowe of Macclesfield South Australia. They moved to Western Australia about 1900 and lived for some time in Coolgardie were William worked as a Blacksmith / Miner. He died in 1944 and was buried in Karrakatta cemetery. He was my great grandfather..  
ROGERS John Valentine Blacksmith 1903 John Valentine Rogers, blacksmith. In 1903 he was living at 133 North Road, Newport, Melbourne; seen on the 1903 Electoral Roll. This is the only mention of him on the rolls. I have no other information..  
ROWE James Ladner (Jnr) Blacksmith 1854 James Ladner Rowe (Jnr), blacksmith. Born 1854 in Buryas Bridge, Cornwall, England. James was the eldest son of James Ladner Rowe, Blacksmith of Buryas Bridge in Cornwall) immigrated to NZ in 1875. He married during his 20 year stay (no further info can be found on this) but moved on to the Goldfields of Western Australia with wife No. 2 Annie Connelly in 1896 - where they had two children. He passed away in Perth in 1941. See Blacksmiths of Cornwall for his father James Ladner Rowe (Snr) and other family members..  
ROWLEY Robert Ernest Blacksmith 1850 Robert Ernest Rowley, blacksmith. Born in Manchester c1850 and came to Australia in the 1880s. He died in Melbourne in January 1915. He ran a Blacksmith business with his wife, Helen, in Spotswood from about 1893 until his death..  
RUSTEN Herbert Blacksmith   Herbert Rusten, blacksmith. Born Gulgong one of 12 boys. Did his apprenticeship in Gulgong NSW. Had a Blacksmith's Shop in Bolaro Street Dunedoo NSW..  
SAYERS Unknown Blacksmith 1904 Sayers, blacksmith at Bridgetown, Western Australia in 1904. Information kindly supplied by a Bridgetown resident..  
SCHMIDT / SMITH Hermann Heinrich Blacksmith 1871 Hermann Heinrich Schmidt, blacksmith. Born 1871, at Blumberg, South Australia. He married Louisa Mary BAKER in 1898, Broken Hill, N.S.W. The census 1901 lists him and his family in Kalgoorlie W.A. From 1916 onwards they lived at No: 1 Evelyn Street, Claremont, Perth, Western Australia became the family home. Hermann depolled his name to Herbert Henry SMITH between 1917-1925. He was a blacksmith all his working life..  
SCHWAB Matthew Blacksmith 1830 Matthew Schwab, born about 1830 in Germany and died in 1880 in Uralla, NSW, Australia. In 1862 he emigrated from Hamburg on the 'Sophie' where his occupation was listed as 'schmidt' and his native place as Reisbach, Wurrtemberg, Germany. He purchased land at 'Grassy Gully' at Kentucky in the New England area of NSW. Here he worked as a blacksmith and farmer next to the New England Highway.On several occasions he shod horses for 'Captain Thunderbolt' a notorious and popular bushranger - one of the best known of Australia's outlaws. Matthew married Jacobina Neuscheller from Germany and they had eight children..  
SIMMONS Joseph Blacksmith 1802 Joseph Simmons, blacksmith. Born circa 14th April 1802 Gwennup Cornwal, England. Died 3rd September 1872 in Adelaide South Australia, aged 70 years. He arrived 1849 PT Adelaide SA with 4 daughters all married. Joseph was a well respected Blacksmith in Adelaide and in Carrharrack, St Day, Melangoose, Portleven and Falmoth prior to 1849. Listed in the Blacksmiths of Australia and Cornwall Indexes..  
SIMPSON David Blacksmith 1831 David Simpson, blacksmith, farrier from Yorkshire. Born 5th April 1831, Kildwick. Parent: John Simpson and Elizabeth Whitaker. David married Ellen Robinson in 1852, Kildwick. They had 3 children, only one survived to adulthood. Ellen died and the remaining child, Sarah was raised by Ellen's mother. David emmigrated to Australia and remarried. He married Elizabeth Ferrier in 1875. Listed in the Blacksmiths of Australia and the Farriers Index (as is his father Thomas)..  
SIMPSON James Blacksmith 1841 James Simpson, blacksmith. Born 12th May 1841, Kildwick, Yorkshire, England. Parents John Simpson and Elizabeth Whitaker. After emmigrating to Australia he married Theresa Gertrude Hansbrow in 1862, Dubbo, NSW. They had 4 children (one stillborn). James died in 1894, Annandale, NSW, Australia and Theresa his wife died in 1876, Hay, NSW. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire and Australia Indexes..  
SIMPSON John Blacksmith 1793 John Simpson, a blacksmith. Born in 1793, Cracoe,(Rylstone) Yorkshire. He came with his family to Kildwick between 1800 and 1810. His father, William was the blacksmith at Kildwick and he in turn took over his fathers business at The Smithy on the corner, opposite the White Lion Hotel. John married Elizabeth Whitaker in 1815, they had 13 children. John died in 1889, Bingley, Yorkshire, at the home of one of his daughters. Many of John's sons also became blacksmiths and some took their craft to Australia. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire and Australia Indexes..  
SIMPSON Joseph Blacksmith 1819 Joseph Simpson, blacksmith.Born on the 19th May 1819 at Kildwick, Yorkshire. He was the twin brother to Mary Simpson. Parents: John Simpson and Elizabeth Whitaker. Joseph married Margaret Overend in 1847. He is recorded as a blacksmith in 1841 census. Joseph and Margaret emmigrated to Australia and raised their family in Deniliquin, NSW, Australia. Joseph carried his blacksmith business there. They had 7 children. Joseph died in 1886, Deniliquin, NSW, Australia, and his wife Margaret also died in 1886, but in Melbourne, Vic, Australia. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire and Australia Indexes..  
SIMPSON Thomas Blacksmith 1835 Thomas Simpson, blacksmith, farrier. Born on the 26th April 1835, Kildwick, Yorkshire, England. Parents: John Simpson and Elizabeth Whitaker. He was recorded as a Smith and Farrier in the 1851 census. After emmigrating to Australia he married Mary Ann Stowell. They married in 1858 in Deniliquin, NSW, Australia. They had 8 children. Thomas died in 1905 in Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire and Australia Indexes plus the Farriers Index (as is his son David)..  
SIMPSON William Blacksmith 1817 William Simpson, blacksmith.Born on the 18th March 1817 in Kildwick, Yorkshire. Parents: John Simpson and Elizabeth Whitaker. At the age of 22yrs he married Margaret Jackson, they were married at Otley, Yorkshire on the 12th August 1839. The 1841 census shows Williams occupation as a blacksmith. The family immigrated to Australia, where they raised there large family. William died in 1874, Deniliquin, NSW, Australia. Margaret, his wife died in 1896 also in Deniliquin. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of Yorkshire and Australia Indexes..  
SMITH / SCHMIDT Hermann Heinrich Blacksmith 1871 Hermann Heinrich Schmidt, blacksmith. Born 1871, at Blumberg, South Australia. He married Louisa Mary BAKER in 1898, Broken Hill, N.S.W. The census 1901 lists him and his family in Kalgoorlie W.A. From 1916 onwards they lived at No: 1 Evelyn Street, Claremont, Perth, Western Australia became the family home. Hermann depolled his name to Herbert Henry SMITH between 1917-1925. He was a blacksmith all his working life. For more details email Sharron..  
SONTER William Blacksmith 1886 William David Sonter, blacksmith. Born on 15 July 1886 in Parramatta, NSW, Australia and died 10 Oct 1948 in Parramatta. William married Georgina Eva Maud Hillier on the 4th Aug 1915, having 6 children from this marriage. Sonter Bros. were a Blacksmith and Farrier business, with William {Blacksmith} & Walter {Farrier} serving the Parramatta District from 1914 until the mid 1930’s. Operating from 150 Marsden Street Parramatta NSW..  
STEEL Joseph Robinson Blacksmith 1832 Joseph Robinson Smith, born in Addingham, Yorkshire, in 1832, was married in 1857 and shortly afterwards emigrated to Victoria Australia, going to goldfields there, his wife following the following year. In 1863 the family moved from Victoria to Christchurch, New Zealand, where Joseph set up his business as a blacksmith, trading as the Victorian Shoeing Forge. He had, in the old coaching days, a contract with Cable & Co to keep their horses shod. About 1872 Joseph moved to Winslow, near Ashburton, and did a short spell of farming before again setting himself up as a blacksmith under the name of Victorian Carriage Works. Before leaving England Joseph had done a short course in dentistry, and in Ashburton he used to put his dentistry skills into practice, dusting off the forge and seating the patient thereon, then pulling out the offending tooth with his pliers. In 1897 Joseph's two sons took over the business. Joseph died in 1919 in Ashburton, New Zealand..  
TOOHEY John Blacksmith 1900 John Toohey, blacksmith. Business operated in Meekatharra WA early 1900's. No other information given..  
TUCKER Charles Blacksmith 1861 Charles Tucker, blacksmith from Dalwood in Devon He married a Ruth Tucker from Offwell, Devon and they came to Australia about 1861 with baby, John Tucker. We have lots of stories but too large to attach here; one written by Betty Tucker. It focuses on life with his second wife, after Ruth Died. It may be of interest to some. Listed in the Blacksmiths of Devon & Blacksmiths of Australia Indexes..  
TYLER Richard Henry Blacksmith 1853 Richard Henry Tyler, born 1853 in Gloucestershire, England. Richard Henry Tyler sailed to Fremantle with his wife Agnes and four children. He started a coach building business in South Street Fremantle and was joined by his brother in law John William Porter (see Blacksmiths of Australia Index) . Eventually John Porter's son, Milson John Howard Porter (Howard Porter) bought out the business owned by Richard Tyler. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire. See Wheelwrights Index for Richards father William (Snr) & brothers William (Jnr) & John Tyler..  
TYLER/TYLOR James Blacksmith 1830 James Tyler Tylor, blacksmith, wheelwright. Born about 1830 as James George Taylor at Country Harbour Nova Scotia. In 1861 he married (1) Julia Long (she was the governess at Gingin, Western Australia). Under the name of Tyler he worked as a blacksmith. At some point Julia ran off with someone else, we don’t know what happened to her? James later married (2) Annie Louise Toovey in 1882 at Albany WA; they used the name Tylor and still do to this day (even though the correct spelling is Taylor). In 1880 (approx) James worked as a wheelwright in both Albany & Tenderden WA. Betwween 1883 & 1892 James & Annie owned a Smithy shop at Eticup (note: Eticup no longer exists; was near to Broomhill WA). After 1892 they moved to Katanning WA where James died in 1911. Annie, the district Midwife, died 1937, Katanning. Notes from a teachers report of Julia Long, shows James was a convict and he is believed to have been in WA since 1842. James is listed in both Blacksmiths of Australia & the Wheelwrights Index..  
VOIGHT Johannes Carl Blacksmith 1880 Johannes Carl Voigt, blacksmith, wheelwright. He went by the name of John Charles Voight as it sounded less German. Born in 1880 in Queensland, Australia. Died in 1964 in New Zealand. He came to New Zealand with his family after his mother died in1885? When first in NZ he worked for Turnbulls as a wheelwright at Waikiwi and Invercargill. In 1901 John went of to the Boer War along with another man named Watts (who later, in 1905, married John’s sister Ruth Voight). In 1907 John had a blacksmith business in Waipahi which he kept until 1913; then the family moved to Pleasant Point, near Timaru. His main business here was on the main street near the town hall. The only other Smithy in the area was in Totara Valley and this was managed by a Mr. Anderws. In 1919 John bought a farm of 400 acres not far from Albury. He sold the farm in the 1950s and retired to Geraldine. He was one of those men who was already ready to help others out; he was also a great Church man. In WW1 he was the local recruiting officer. Also listed in the Wheelwrights Index..  
WARRY Francis Blacksmith 1810 Francis Warry, blacksmith. Born about 1810, in Hinton St George, Somerset, England. A fourth generation blacksmith. Francis's first wife, Louise Edmonds, died in 1846 leaving him with 4 children under 8, and several years later he married Anne Horwood. The family emigrated to New South Wales on board the "Kate" and the Index to Assisted Immigrants to NSW shows them as follows: WARRY: Francis 44, Anne 32, Sarah 16, Joseph 14, Grace 11, Francis 9, Ann 2, Alma, infant. The family arrived in Sydney on 4 December 1855 and settled first at Emu Plains, NSW where Francis worked as a blacksmith. They later moved to the gold mining town of Hargraves and descendants of some of the children of Francis' first marriage to Louisa Edmonds still live in Australia today. In 1860 Francis was Licensee of the Louisa Hotel, Louisa Creek near Mudgee, NSW where he died in 1866. See Blacksmiths of Somerset for his parents Henry (born 1670) and Louie. Francis is listed in Blacksmiths of Australia and Somerset..  
WARRY Joseph Edmonds Blacksmith 1840 Joseph Edmonds Warry, blacksmith. Born about 1840-1841, Somerset, England. Son of blacksmith Francis Warry and his first wife Louise Edmonds. The family emigrated to New South Wales on board the "Kate" and the Index to Assisted Immigrants to NSW shows them as follows: WARRY: Francis 44, Anne 32, Sarah 16, Joseph 14, Grace 11, Francis 9, Ann 2, Alma, infant. The family arrived in Sydney on 4 December 1855 and settled first at Emu Plains. Joseph continued the family profession working as a blacksmith, and was living in Gulgong in 1872. Joseph died in Palmerston, Northern Territory, in 1885. Joseph is listed in Blacksmiths of Australia and Somerset as is his father Francis Warry and other family members..  
WEBBER George Blacksmith 1840 George Webber, blacksmith. born 2 April 1840 Bristol. Emigrated to Sydney 1849. By 1858 was registered in the Sands Directory,Sydney as BLACKSMITH, HAY ST, SYDNEY. By 1893 was an Inspector with RSPCA NSW. Died 27 Feb 1903,Sydney..  
WEST Henry Venson Blacksmith 1859 Henry Venson West, blacksmith,coachbuilder. Born 24 October 1859, Mortlake, Victoria. Eldest child of David Venson West and Mary West (Blewett). Henry worked up until 1883 as a blacksmith in Mortlake. 1884 moved to Traralgon to work with his brother Walter Williams West in his coachbuilding business. Died 18 March 1938, Sale, Victoria. See the Cartwrights Index for family members and also the Interesting Stories Link on the Home Page ..  
WEST Walter Williams Blacksmith 1861 Walter Williams West, blacksmith, wheelwright, coachbuilder, shire secretary & member of parliament. Born 12 April 1861, Mortlake, Victoria. Second child of David Venson West and Mary West (Blewett). Married: Susan Agnes Barrett, 28 April 1886, Ararat, Victoria and they had 5 children. See the Cartwrights Index for family members and also the Interesting Stories Link on the Home Page ..  
WHITEHAIR John Blacksmith 1855 John Whitehair, born March 1855 at Mewan, Cornwall. Died: 07 Jan 1927 Tavistock Devon. Wife lucy matthews born 1855 in Corldridge, Cornwall. Died 07 Jan 1928. Went to Charters Towers Queensland Australia where John was mine smithy in one of the large gold mines. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Australian Index. I am also a decendant of Samuel Henwood blacksmith born Tavistock 1826 ..  
WHITLEY John Blacksmith 1882 John Whitley, blacksmith journeyman. Born about 1882 in Tottenham, Middlesex, England. The exact year of his birth is unknown at this stage as it is different on every document related to him! I believe he was born around 1882. On the 8th Jun 1920, he married Emily Eliza Margaret RANN at the Church of the Precious Blood, Hertford Road, Lower Edmonton. His occupation was listed as journeyman blacksmith and his residence as 85 St Mary's Road, Edmonton, London, Middlesex, England. In 1925 the young family were living at 10 Grove Road, West Enfield Wash, Middlesex, England and John had become a fully qualified blacksmith. On the 8th Dec 1928 he left England on the SS Orsova for Australia. In 1931 he is living at 45 Myrtle St, Bendigo, Vic, Australia and is working as a blacksmith. In 1936 he is still in Bendigo, but now at 243 Queen St, Golden Square, Bendigo, Vic, Australia, working as a labourer. Listed in the Blacksmiths of Australia and Blacksmiths of Middlesex Indexes..  
WHITTLE John Cady Blacksmith 1841 John Cady Whittle, blacksmith. Born 1841 Portland Dorset. He worked on the railway as a blacksmith in NSW and QLD. He also worked at Redbank Plains, Queensland for Cribbe and Foote, Ipswich as a blacksmith and in about 1876 settled at Gatton Queensland as a blacksmith. He started one of the first businesses in Gatton. The Whittle family have been in business ever since as blacksmiths, saddlers and hardware merchants (Reference: Book -History of Gatton Shire in Lockyer Valley 1979). Father: William Whittle (listed on this index). Also listed in Blacksmiths of Dorset Index. He is my husbands GG Grandfather..  
WHITTLE William Blacksmith 1818 William Whittle, blacksmith. Born 24 May 1818 Portland Dorset, England. Parents: William and Sarah Whittle. Wife Mary Marwood Clerk Cady, married 19 Dec 1839. Children: Sarah, John, William, Thomas, Mary & Edward. 1841: census shows he was a blacksmith at Portland, Dorset. William, Mary & family emigrated to Wagga Wagga NSW in 1857. He worked as a blacksmith at Newtown NSW. Died 1910 aged 91yrs at Wagga Wagga, NSW. Father of John Cady Whittle (blacksmith). See this same index for entries of his son John Cady Whittle, grandson William John Marwood Whittle and great grandson William Claude Whittle. Also listed on Blacksmiths of Dorset Index..  
WHITTLE William Claude Blacksmith 1900 William Claude Whittle, blacksmith. Born 29th May 1900 QLD. Likely known as Claude as father William (William.J.M. Whittle) is listed under Blacksmith and Wheelwright for Victoria St, West, Forest Hill (nr Gatton) along with Jack and Claude Whittle..  
WHITTLE William John Marwood Blacksmith 1868 William John Marwood Whittle, blacksmith. Born 3rd Jan 1868 Wagga Wagga NSW. He moved to QLD as a child with his parents (John Cady Whittle). William is listed as a blacksmith at Mt Sylvia (1893 PO Dirrectory); Gatton 1895/6 (PO Directory) and at Forest Hill for 1904-1945. He is my husbands GG Uncle..  
WILCOCK James Blacksmith 1804 James Wilcock, blacksmith. Born 1804 & Christened 14 Oct 1804 at St Mary’s 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 Sherness, 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..  
WILKINSON John Blacksmith 1810 John Wilkinson, blacksmith, ocnvict. Born 1810 in Parramatta, NSW, Australia and died 10 December 1863 in Greendale, New South Wales, Australia. Married Nellie Eugene Hand 1908. The had several children. Plenty of family trees on ancestry dot com. Living relatives all over the Hawkesbury Valley.. Visit site
WIXTED Thomas Blacksmith 1854 Thomas Wixted, blacksmith. Born 1854 Newport, Co Tipperary, Ireland and died 1942 in Queensland, Australia. Thomas migrated to Brisbane, Queensland in 1880 and it’s believed the worked as a blacksmith in the East Brisbane area. His father John Wixted was a farmer and blacksmith at Freagh, near Newport, Co Tipperary. His brothers James and John were also blacksmiths and lived in north Queensland. Listed in both Blacksmiths of Australia and of Ireland Indexes..  
WOODINGS J. Blacksmith 1900 J. Wooding, blacksmith at Bridgetown, Western Australia in 1900. Information kindly supplied by a Bridgetown resident..  
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