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ASHLEY Isaac Blacksmith 1845 Isaac Ashley, blacksmith. Born 1845 in Audlem, Cheshire, England. The 1871 UK census lists him as 24yrs, living at Chapel lane, Buerton, Cheshire; with wife Sarah Ann 23yrs. Children: William 1yr infant; Elizabeth?3 months infant. Father Thomas Ashley, 75yrs,widow, formally a blacksmith. In 1881: Isaac is 34yrs, living at Chapel End, Buerton, Cheshire with wife Sarah Ann 33yrs. Children: William Thos. 11yrs; Ann Elizabeth 10yrs; Harriet 9yrs; Frederick 7yrs; Herbert 4yrs; Sarah Ann 2yrs. See Blacksmith’s of Cheshire Index for his father Thomas (born 1822) and Isaac’s son William (born 1870)..  
ASHLEY Thomas Blacksmith 1800 Thomas Ashley, blacksmith. Born about 1800 in Audlem, Cheshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 50yrs, living at Chapel Lane, Buerton, Cheshire with ?second wife Jane 50yrs. Children listed: Daughter (name unclear) 10yrs; Harriet 14yrs; Thomas 11yrs; Caroline 9yrs; Isaac 5yrs. See Blacksmiths of Cheshire for son Isaac (born 1845) and grandson William (born 1870)..  
ASHLEY William Blacksmith 1870 William Ashley, blacksmith. Born 1870 in Audlem, Cheshire, England. The 1881 UK census lists him as 11yrs, living at Chapel End, Buerton, Cheshire. William was the last generation of blacksmiths living at that address. See Blacksmiths of Cheshire for his parents Isaac (born 1845) and Sarah Ann plus siblings Ann Elizabeth; Harriet; Frederick; Herbert & Sarah Ann. Also listed is grandfather blacksmith Thomas Ashley. )..  
BALDEROW/BOLDEROW John Blacksmith 1869 John Balderow (Balderow/Bolderow, blacksmith. Name changes with each census) , blacksmith. Born about 1869 in Runcorn, Cheshire, England. The 1871 UK census lists John as 12yrs, living in Longham, Norfolk with his parents and siblings. See Wheelwrights index for father Barnard (Bernard born 1839) and Ellen and other family members. John was a Blacksmith, in Longham, Norfolk, and emigrated to Australia in 1888. See Wheelwrights Index for his father Barnard..  
BARBER John Blacksmith 1822 John Barber, blacksmith, implement agent. Born about 1822, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. Son of blacksmith Thomas (born 1800 and Mary Barber). The 1841 UK census lists John as 20yrs, living with his parents in Deans Row, Bollin Fee, Cheshire. In 1851: John is 27yrs (unmarried) still with his family. 1861: John is 39yrs, wife Elizabeth 34yrs, and son Thomas 5yrs. 1871: John is 50yrs, at Dean Row. Elizabeth is 44yrs. Sons Thomas 16yrs (blacksmith apprentice) and Joseph Henry 6yrs. The 1881 UK census lists John as 59yrs, living in Dean Row, Wilmslow with wife Elizabeth 54yrs. Children: Thomas Barber 26yrs (blacksmith) and wife Sarah Ann Barber 20yrs. John’s other son Joseph Henry Barber 19yrs (Blacksmith). In 1891 John is 70yrs, living in the smithy at Wilmslow. Elizabeth is 64yrs. Joseph Henry is 27yrs (unmarried)..  
BARBER Joseph Henry Blacksmith 1862 Joseph Henry Barber, blacksmith & farmer. Born about 1862, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. 1871: Joseph Henry 6yrs at Dean Row with parents John 50yrs (blacksmith) and Elizabeth nee Owen 44yrs. Brother Thomas 16yrs (blacksmith apprentice). The 1881 UK census lists Joseph as 19yrs, living in Dean Row Wilmslow with his family. See Blacksmiths of Cheshire for his father John (born 1822) and mother Elizabeth plus his brother Thomas (born 1879) and sister-in-law Sarah Ann Barber. In 1891 Joseph was living & working in the smithy at Wilmslow with his father John (70yrs) and mother, Elizabeth (64yrs). Joseph Henry died aged 69yrs, in August 1932 in Bucklow, Cheshire. He was my grandfather that I never met. He inherited and managed a farm at Dean Row, smithy..  
BARBER Thomas Blacksmith 1797 Thomas Barber, blacksmith. Born 1797-1798, Arthington, Bollin Fee, Cheshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Thomas as 40yrs, living in Deans Row, Bollin Fee with wife Mary nee Lawton, 45yrs. Children: John 20yrs; Eliza 15yrs; Joseph 15yrs; Sarah 6yrs other. Elizabeth Lawton 75yrs and Sarah barber 70yrs both independent. Susannah ?Benley ?70yrs, independent. In 1851: Thomas is 54yrs, Mary 56yrs, living in Deans Row. Children: John 27yrs unmarried (blacksmith); Eliza 25yrs (unmarried); Sarah 15yrs. 1861: Thomas is 64yrs living in Deans Row, Wilmslow, Cheshire with wife Mary 66yrs. Thomas died June quarter 1876 in Altrincham, Cheshire..  
BARBER Thomas Blacksmith 1855 Thomas Barber, blacksmith. Born about 1855, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. The 1861 UK census lists Thomas as 6yrs, living in Dean Row Wilmslow with parents Thomas 64yrs (blacksmith) and Mary 66yrs. 1861: Thomas is 5yrs,in Dean Row with his parents John 39yrs, Elizabeth 34yrs. 1871: Thomas is 16yrs, a .blacksmith apprentice. John 50yrs, Elizabeth 44yrs and brother Joseph Henry is 6yrs. The 1881 UK census lists Thomas as 26yrs, his wife Sarah Ann 20yrs. Still living in Dean Row. Parents John, 59yrs blacksmith and Elizabeth 64yrs plus his brother Joseph Henry 19yrs (unmarried, blacksmith). I n 1891: still living in Dean Row, Thomas is 36yrs, Sarah. A. 30yrs. Children: Wilfred. J. 9yrs; Louis 7yrs; Annie. J. 10mths infant. According to their gravestone in Dean Row Chapel, Thomas 45yrs and two sons Wilfred 17 and Louis 16yrs all died in 1900. Wilfred and Louis died in the first quarter of 1900 and Thomas died second quarter. Cause unknown at this stage. Thomas’ brother Joseph Henry takes over as Smithy..  
BARNETT John (1) Blacksmith 1811 John Barnett, blacksmith. Born about 1811, Congleton, Cheshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists John as 30yrs, living at Tinkers Lane, Astbury, Cheshire with children: Samuel 10yrs; George 8yrs; William 6yrs. No wife ,listed. In 1851 John is 40yrs, at Astbury Street, Congleton with wife Hannah 45yrs (born Eaton, Cheshire). Children: George 17yrs (silkman); William 15yrs (silkman); Daniel 9yrs; John 4yrs; Elizabeth 3yrs..  
BARNETT John (2) Blacksmith 1811 John Barnett, blacksmith. Born about 1811, Cheshire, Englanad. The 1841 UK census lists John as 30yrs, living at ?Wilderspool Road, Grappenhall, Cheshire District.1; with wife Frances 39yrs(born Cheshire). Children: William 10yrs; John 6yrs; Joseph 3yrs; Sarah 3mths infant. May have found John43yrs, in 1861 lodging at Betty Street,Coppenhall, Cheshire. No sign of Frances thus far. John attended his son Joseph's wedding at Chesterton, Staffordshire in 1859 (both recorded as blacksmiths). See Blacksmiths of Cheshire & Staffordshire for son Joseph..  
BARNETT Joseph Blacksmith 1838 Joseph Barnett, Blacksmith. Born about 1838. Audley, Cheshire, England. Married Ann Thorneycrot in 1859 at the Parish Church, Chesterton. Son of Cheshire blacksmith John Barnett (born about 1811) and Frances. In 1841 Joseph is 3yrs old with family at ?Wilderspool Road, Grappenhall, Cheshire District.1. The 1861 UK census lists Joseph as 23yrs, at Old Road, Chesterton, Staffordshire; wife Ann 22yrs and daughter Elizabeth Thorneycrot Barnett 7mths infant. 1871: Joseph is 33yrs, at Church Street, Chesterton, Staffordshire; wife Ann 32yrs. Children: Eliza 10yrs; John 8yrs; George 2yrs. In 1881 Joseph is 43yrs, still at Church Street, Chesterton; Ann 42yrs (born Chesterton). Children: Elizabeth 20yrs; John 18yrs; George 11yrs; Minnie 8yrs; Thomas Frederick 6yrs; Arthur 3yrs, Edwina 1yr infant. Joseph died November 4th 1888 as a result of injury to the ribs (kicked by a horse?). Listed in both Blacksmiths of Cheshire and Staffordshire..  
BENNETT Edward Blacksmith 1819 Edward Bennett, blacksmith, engine smith. Born about 1819 in Armagh, Ireland. The 1851 UK census lists Edward as 32yrs, living at 30 Church Street, Monks Coppenhall, Cheshire; with wife Sarah 30yrs (born Liverpool). Children: James 9yrs; Matilda 5yrs; Sarah 4yrs; Mary Jane 1yr Infant; Isabella 3mths infant. At same address (1851) is George Jordan (see engine smiths index + blacksmiths of Cheshire). In 1861 Edward is 40yrs, a blacksmith living at 288 Vauxhall Road, Liverpool, Lancaster; Sarah 41yrs and daughter Sarah 14yrs. Listed in Engine Smiths; Ireland and Cheshire Blacksmiths Indexes..  
BERETON Henry Blacksmith 1832 Henry Bereton, blacksmith Born about 1832 in Alsager, Cheshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 21yrs, unmarried, living in Alsager, Cheshire with his family. Listed are: mother Anne Bereton 61yrs,widow. Siblings: John 36yrs, unmarried (blacksmith; William 23yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); James 21yrs, unmarried (blacksmith)..  
BERETON James Blacksmith 1830 James Bereton, blacksmith Born about 1830 in Alsager, Cheshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 21yrs, unmarried, living in Alsager, Cheshire with his family. Listed are: mother Anne Bereton 61yrs,widow. Siblings: John 36yrs, unmarried (blacksmith; William 23yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); Henry 19yrs, unmarried (blacksmith)..  
BERETON John Blacksmith 1815 John Bereton, blacksmith. Born about 1815 in Alsager, Cheshire. The 1851 UK census lists him as 36yrs, unmarried, living in Alsager, Cheshire with his family. Listed are: mother Anne Bereton 61yrs,widow. Siblings: William 23yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); James 21yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); Henry 19yrs, unmarried (blacksmith)..  
BERETON William Blacksmith 1828 William Bereton, blacksmith Born about 1828 in Alsager, Cheshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 23yrs, unmarried, living in Alsager, Cheshire with his family. Listed are: mother Anne Bereton 61yrs,widow. Siblings: John 36yrs, unmarried (blacksmith; James 21yrs, unmarried (blacksmith); Henry 19yrs, unmarried (blacksmith)..  
BILLINGTON George Blacksmith 1828 George Billington, blacksmith. Born 1828 in Little Budworth, near Tarporley, Cheshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists George as 10yrs, living Little Budworth with parents Thomas 53yrs and Sarah 45yrs Billington and his sister Ann 12yrs. In 1851, George is 21yrs, unmarried, living in Coat Brook Street (near Tarporley); an apprentice blacksmith with Oliver Carter in Rushton, also near Tarporley. He was blacksmith in little Budworth at the time of his marriage in 1853. He was blacksmith in this village until his death in 1879, aged 5yrs, caused by Locomotor Ataxy Exhaustion. C. Contact Brian  
BOOTH John Blacksmith 1850 John Booth, blacksmith, boiler maker, fitter, steam engine maker. Born 1850 USA of English born parents. Returned to original family area (Bredbury/Hyde Area, Cheshire UK) in 1871 and stayed there. England census of 1871 and onwards list the professions above. Married Mary Ann Whittaker on Jan 29, 1871 at St. Marks, Bredbury. Listed in Indexes for the above trades. Any information much appreciated..  
BRACEGIRDLE Joseph Blacksmith 1807 Joseph Bracegirdle, blacksmith. Born on 6th April 1807 in Ashley, Cheshire, England. Joseph was the second of 9 children of John Bracegirdle and Hannah Hobson. He was baptized in Bowden Parish Church on 10th May 1807. He married Mary Clay on 6th April 1828. On 10th January 1842 he signed an indenture with William Turner of Shrigley Hall leasing him land to build a smithy, which still stands, known as 14a Shrigley Road, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire. He lived there until his death on 12th April 1892, working on the ground floor and all his family of 6 children being born and living above the smithy. He was still working at the age of 73yrs in 1881 although by 1891 he was recorded as a retired blacksmith. His fifth child was Sarah my great grandmother, who lived there working as a dressmaker before her marriage..  
BRADBERRY (BRADBURY) Charles Blacksmith 1819 Charles Bradberry (Bradbury), blacksmith. Born about 1819, Henbury, Cheshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Charles as 20yrs, lodging/working for master blacksmiths Jos. Lancaster at Henbury. In 1851 Charles is 32yrs, living in Chestergate Street Macclesfield, Cheshire with wife Sarah 24yrs (born Macclesfield) and son William 2yrs. In 1861 Charles, Sarah and children are staying with Sarah’s relatives (that is Sarah’s sister Eliza and her brother William, a blacksmith) in Macclesfield..  
BROADY Thomas Blacksmith 1854 Thomas Broady, blacksmith. Born about 1854, Carrick Fergus, Northern Ireland. Died aged 70yrs on 4th June 1923 and buried 7th June 1923 at Davenham, Cheshire, England. Listed in Blacksmiths of Cheshire and Ireland. Information from www.familysearch.org..  
BURGESS Amos Blacksmith 1868 Amos Burgess,blacksmith. Born about 1868 in Mobberley, Cheshire, UK. Parents: Samuel Burgess & Elizabeth Booth. About.1890 Amos married Mary Ellan and living at 16 Amtrobus Hall Lane, Gt. Warford. In 1901 living at 17 Newton Hall Lane, Mobberley..  
BURGESS Arthur Blacksmith 1873 Arthur Burgess,blacksmith. Born about 1873 in Warford, Cheshire, UK. Parents: Samuel Burgess & Elizabeth Booth. About 1889 Arthur married Sarah E and living at 89 Baker St. Timperley. Occupation Blacksmith. In 1901 living at 131 Church Hill, Knutsford. This is my Burgess Blacksmith Family so far, if any one has information on The Burgess Blacksmith sons..  
BURGESS Francis Arthur Blacksmith 1890 Francis Arthur Burgess, blacksmith. Born about 1890-1891 in Mobberley, Cheshire,England. See Blacksmiths of Cheshire for his parents Samuel & Elizabeth & brothers John William Burgess & Samuel Marck Burgess..  
BURGESS John Roden Blacksmith 1889 John Roden Burgess, blacksmith. Born 1889, Northenden, Cheshire, England. John was the eldest Son of Ralph Burgess and Sarah Roden, he had 8 siblings. Ralph in his later years had a Smithy at Chelford, John (known as Jack opened a Smithy at Ollerton just 5 miles from his fathers and ran this until 1960 ish. John had 2 sons Frances Roden Burgess and a younger son Geoffery Burgess c 1920 who was also a Blacksmith Farrier in WWII..  
BURGESS John William Blacksmith 1895 John William Burgess, blacksmith. Born about1895 in Mer, Cheshire, England. See Blacksmiths of Cheshire for his parents Samuel & Elizabeth & brothers Samuel Marck Burgess & Frances Arthur Burgess..  
BURGESS Levi Blacksmith 1870 Levi Burgess, blacksmith. Born about 1870 in Mobberley, Cheshire, UK. Parents: Samuel Burgess & Elizabeth Booth. In about 1889 Levi married Isabella & was living at 26 Derfield Rd. Millington with brother Samuel Burgess. In 1901 Living at 83 Budworth Rd. Tabley Supierer,Bucklow.Occupation Blacksmith..  
BURGESS Ralph Blacksmith 1862 Ralph Burgess, blacksmith, ironmonger. Born about 1862,Mobberley, Cheshire, England. Parents: Samuel Burgess & Elizabeth Booth. Ralph married Sarah Jane Roden, In Stockport, May quarter of 1885. In 1891 they were living at 119 Royal Green Rd. Northenden, Cheshire. In 1901 living at 4 Chester Rd.Northenden. The 1911 UK census lists Ralph as 49yrs, living at Chelford Smitz with wife Sarah Jane 48yrs (born Shropshire). Children: John 21yrs(blacksmith); Frank 14yrs (blacksmith asst); Harry 12yrs; George 10yrs; Arthur 7yrs;Hilda 6yrs..  
BURGESS Samuel (1) Blacksmith & Wheelwright 1832 Samuel Burgess, blacksmith. Born 1832 in Dunham, Mobberley, Cheshire, UK. Father: Thomas Burgess (blacksmith). Samuel was a blacksmith Journeyman in Macclesfield living with Samuel Roylance in 1851. Wife: Elizabeth Booth, married Jan.13th, 1851 at the parish church of Rothern,Altrincham,Chester. 1861 living in Altrincham.In 1871 living in Alderley. Samuel & Elizabeth may of had twelve children, six of the boys also Blacksmith..  
BURGESS Samuel (2) Blacksmith (Master) 1856 Samuel Burgess, blacksmith. Born about 1856 in Mobberley, Cheshire, UK. Parents: Samuel & Elizabeth Burgess. About 1875 Samuel married Lucy. In 1881 living at 82 Brown Edge.Mobberley. In 1891 living at 26 Derfield Smithy,Millington. In 1901 living at 97 Bucklon Hill,Millington..  
BURGESS Samuel Marck Blacksmith 1892 Samuel Marck Burgess, blacksmith. Born about1892 in Mere, Cheshire, England. See Blacksmiths of Cheshire for his parents Samuel & Elizabeth & brothers John William Burgess & Frances Arthur Burgess..  
BURGESS Thomas Blacksmith & Ironmonger 1806 Thomas Burgess, blacksmith. Born circa 1806, Bowden,Bucklow, Cheshire. It looks like he had two wive's ( Betty & Sarah ). In 1841 we have him in living in Dunham Town Hamlet, Altrincham, Cheshire, with a Sarah. Then in 1851 living at 49 Pit St. Macclesfield,Cheshire. That's as far as I go with Him..  
BURGESS William Blacksmith 1860 William Burgess, blacksmith journeyman. Born about 1860 in Mobberley, Cheshire, UK. Parents: Samuel Burgess & Elizabeth Booth. William married Mary Ann in 1879 at St s Parish church in Lindow, Chester, Cheshire. Mary Ann was born 1862 in Alderley; father Thomas Burgess; mother Hannah Mottram. Between 1881 and 1891 they lived both Mobberley and Macclesfield. In 1899 William died, while living at 33 Parsonage St. Macclesfield. Children: Arthur born about 1881 in Mobberley; Annie born about 1883 in Mobberley; Harriet Isabella born about 1887 in Mottram; Florence born about 1890 in Prestbury; James William born about 1892 in Prestbury; John Thomas born about 1900 in Prestbury..  
CHURCH Charles Blacksmith 1809 Charles Church, blacksmith. Born in 1809 in Baddinton, Cheshire, England. He married Elizabeth Badcock (born in 1819). http://www.elmswick.co.uk/Genealogy/genedata/ghtout/gp15.htm#head3. Visit site
DAWSON James Blacksmith 1754 James Dawson, blacksmith. Born circa 1754 and was buried at Macclesfield Forest, Cheshire on 27 December 1781. His burial entry in the Macclesfield Forest Parish records states that he was a blacksmith aged 27 of Platting in the Forest. James Dawson, blacksmith and Mary Heald spinster of Macclesfield Forest were married on 17 February 1781 at Prestbury Church, Macclesfield, Cheshire. They had one son, James Dawson, baptised 23 February 1782 at Macclesfield Forest who became a cordwainer in Sutton, Macclesfield..  
DISBURY William Blacksmith & Grocer 1842 William Disbury, blacksmith & grocer. Born in 1842 in Frankby, Cheshire. The 1881 UK census lists him as 39yrs, living in Greasby, Cheshire; with wife Elizabeth 43yrs. Children: Emma Disbury 9yrs & stepson (Elizabeth’s son) William Hockenhull 24yrs (apprentice blacksmith)..  
DOUGHTY Anthony (Tony) Blacksmith 1948 Anthony(Tony) Doughty,blacksmith. Born ?year & ?place,not listed. Started own business 1957, Frodsham, Cheshire. Retired: 1980. Son Chris took over the business. Wife: ?who..  
DOUGHTY Chris.J. Blacksmith 1948 Chris. J. Doughty, born 1948 Frodsham, Cheshire,UK. Wife Julie born 1954 in Burnley. Chris took over when his father retired in 1980 but has now (in 2007) retired due to health problems but continues as a blacksmith consultant for anyone who wants/needs advice/help. He says the previous smith on our site, Nield, died 1964 (have lots of Neilds /lack/smiths in Frodsham..  
DOWNS Isaac Blacksmith 1816 Isaac Downs, blacksmith & wheelwright. Born 13th October 1816. Wife Elizabeth Hopwood (married 1842). He was a Master Blacksmith living and working at Manchester Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport (this being Lancashire in the first half of the century and Cheshire in the latter half). Two of Isaac's sons became blacksmiths, and one became a wheelwright. Isaac died in 1872, but his wife and sons were still running the business in 1891. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Lancashire Index & Wheelwrights Index..  
EDWARD John Blacksmith 1821 John Edwards, master blacksmith & farrier. Born about 1821 in Wales. 1844: although his family are in Wales, John is living in Chester Cheshire. He married Sarah Foxley, on 11th March 1844 at St Mary's Chester. The 1851 UK census lists John as a patient in the Chester Infirmary, aged 30yrs, born Llan-y-Pwell, Wrexham,Wales – occupation blacksmith & farrier; not sure if he made it out. I would like to find out why he was in there ! Unfortunately I think he may have died there, as I definitely can't find him in 1861. I think his wife was already dead, as I found the children listed as visitors in households where they were obviously being looked after while their father was in hospital. On His daughter Hannah’s marriage certificate in1869 he is Master Blacksmith (deceased). See Blacksmiths of Wales for brother Thomas (Jnr). His other siblings William and Edward were also born in Wales..  
EDWARDS Thomas Blacksmith 1828 Thomas Edwards, Blacksmith at Willaston, Cheshire, England. Taken from Pigot and Co's National Commercial Directory 1828/29. I have no other information.  
EVANS William Blacksmith 1808 William Evans,blacksmith & iron monger born 5th April 1808 in Neston,Wirral, Cheshire. Died 21 Sep 1882 and buried 25 Sep 1882 in St Hilarys churchyard. Wife Catherine Moore. 1840: blacksmith in Gomer Gardens, Poulton,Cheshire. 1851: blacksmith. 1871 census shows him as an Ironmonger, and the 1881 as a retired blacksmith . Listed in the Pigot and Co's National Commercial Directory 1828/29 as blacksmith at Neston, Cheshire, England No contact information given..  
FARROW John Blacksmith 1840 John Farrow, blacksmith . Occupation stated on daughter Hannah Hill (nee Farrow's) marriage certificate to Israel Clough in 1840. Place of marriage Prestbury, Cheshire, England. Listed in both Cheshire & Staffordshire Blacksmiths Indexes..  
FURBER Lloyd Blacksmith 1864 Lloyd Furber, blacksmith in Cheshire, England. Lloyd was born in 1864 to blacksmith John and Ann Furber at Calverhall. Lloyd moved to Malpas between 1871-1881 and worked as a blacksmith with his brother George. He married Elizabeth and settled as a blacksmith in Old Hall Street, living in Anvil Cottage He remained there until his death in 1946. C.  
GROGAN James Blacksmith 1805 James Grogan, blacksmith, umbrella maker. Born Ireland c1805. James married Jane Strong in Macclesfield Cheshire, England, in 1838. No other information offered..  
HAMLET James Blacksmith 1828 James Hamlet, blacksmith at Darsbury, Runcorn, Cheshire, England. Taken from Pigot and Co's National Commercial Directory 1828/29. No further information given..  
HILDITCH Peter Blacksmith 1819 Peter Hilditch, blacksmith & grocer. Born about 1819 at Haslington, Cheshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 31yrs, living at Alsager, Cheshire; with wife Sarah 36yrs(born Minshall-Vernon, Cheshire). Children: Robert 4mths infant. Others listed: Fanny Bosson 12yrs (house servant). Lodgers: Isaac Williams 27yrs(blacksmith) & John Jenkins, 74yrs,widower (millwright)..  
HOCKENHULL William Blacksmith 1857 William Hockenhull, blacksmith. Born in 1857 in Greasby, Cheshire. The 1881 UK census lists him as 24yrs, living in Greasby, with mother Elizabeth Disbury & step-father William Disbury (listed in Blacksmiths of Cheshire) plus his sister Emma Disbury 9yrs. William can also be found listed as blacksmith in the 1891, 1901 & 1911 censuses..  
INGHAM Charles Blacksmith 1834 Charles Ingham, shoeing blacksmith. Born 1834 in Furness Derby, England and died 1891Marple Bridge Cheshire. Charles married Harriet Taylor in 1856 & had 5 children, Noah born1862 Broadbottom Cheshire was a shoeing blacksmith in Marple Bridge CHS (in his father's smithy) & Walter born 1857 Compstall CHS was also a blacksmith, likely in Ashton Lancashire in later years..  
INGHAM James Blacksmith 1767 James Ingham, blacksmith. Born 1767, ?possibly Cheshire, England. James is listed as a blacksmith from Chelford, Cheshire when he married Martha Wilson in 1788. He had a son William who was also a Blacksmith..  
JACKSON William Blacksmith 1855 William Jackson, blacksmith. Born 1855, Foulk Stapleford, Cheshire, England. Apprenticed to George Darlington about 1870. Had been previous resident at Gt Boughton Workhouse along with his 3 siblings, Elizabeth, Joseph and Ann, all illegitimate children of Eliza Jackson. In 1876 he married Mary Ann Lowe and they had 7 children. Sarah Annie 1878 Thomas Lowe 1880 Richard Lowe 1882 Florence 1888 Thomas William 1890 and twins Lydia and Nellie 1893. Sometime around 1895 they located to Manchester. William is on the 1911 census , have not found a death to date. William was my Gt Grandad..  
JOHNSON John Blacksmith 1860 John Johnson, Journeyman Blacksmith. Born 1860, Rostherne, Cheshire, England. The 1871 UK census lists John as 11yrs,living with parents James (farm labourer) and Sarah Johnson. Siblings: Charles 8yrs; Lydia 6yrs. In 1881 John is 21yrs, unmarried, living at Camp Green, Rostherne; with parents and siblings Charles 18yrs and Lydia 16yrs. Also listed: Alfred Kerk, 4yrs (nurse child). In 1891 John is 31yrs, living in Sinderland Lane, Dunham Massey, Cheshire with wife Martha Alice (nee Jackson). Later lived in Knutsford. Children: Thomas; Sarah; Lydia; John.H; Martha Louisa & Alan. Said to have worked on the Tatton estate at one point..  
JONES Thomas Blacksmith 1828 Thomas Jones, blacksmith, at Well Street, Malpas, Cheshire, England. Taken from Pigot and Co's National Commercial Directory 1828/29. No further information given..  
KELLEY James Blacksmith 1847 James Kelley, blacksmith, farrier. Born 1847, in Armagh, Ireland. James married Alice McNamee from Dundalk, Ireland and they migrated to Nantwich, Cheshire, England circa 1875. James practiced his trade near Nantwich Station and lived Love Lane, Shrewbridge Lane, Hospital Street. Listed in Blacksmiths of Ireland and Cheshire plus Farriers index..  
LANCASTER Jos. Blacksmith 1800 Jos. Lancaster, master blacksmith, employs 2 men. Born 1800-1801 in Cheshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Jos. As 40yrs, living in Henbury Cheshire with wife Hannah 45yrs. Children: Henry 16yrs; Elizabeth 14yrs; John 12yrs; Sarah 10yrs; Hannah 8yrs; Joseph 6yrs; Mary 4yrs. Employees Charls Bradberry 20yrs (blacksmith) and Thomas Thompstone 20yrs (blacksmith) both listed in this index. Can’t find Jos in 1851 or 1861..  
LONGDEN John Thomas Blacksmith 1877 John Thomas Longden, blacksmith. Born 1877, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. Married Amanda Sherratt December qtr 1898. Daughter Ellen Longden born 1899 Stockport, Cheshire. 1901 census living 2a Derby Street, Stockport, Cheshire. On the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, John Thomas Longden enlisted as a Shoeing Smith with the Royal Field Artillery. He served throughout the war. He died on 4th December 1920 of wounds/illness directly attributed to his war service. Listed in Blacksmiths of Cheshire and Military Blacksmiths. Contact Steve by
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