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Surname Given Name Trade Year Notes
ALSOP Charles Blacksmith 1816 Charles Alsop, blacksmith. Born 1816 and baptised 29 December 1816 at Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England. Charles was the son of carpenter Charles & Ruth Alsop. 1841 Census: High Street, Chipping Sodbury Charles 25yrs, a blacksmith unmarried living at the house of his father Charles, a wheelwright. 1851 Census: High Street, Chipping Sodbury Charles 34yrs, a blacksmith unmarried still living with his father Charles wheelwright. Q1 1855 married Mary Morgan. 1861 Census: living at Rouncival Street, Chipping Sodbury Charles 44yrs, a blacksmith with wife Mary 28yrs. 1871 Census: 26 High Street, Chipping Sodbury Charles 54yrs, a blacksmith, wife Mary 38yrs, and nephew John W Green 19yrs unmarred, a blacksmith. On 17 March 1874, Charles Alsop blacksmith died (Probate. Memorial in Baptist extension burial ground C, Sodbury plot 060 age 57yrs..  
ARNOT James Blacksmith 1811 James Arnott, blacksmith. Born about 1811, where? not in Gloucestershire, England. The 1841 UK census lists James as 30yrs, at Ville de Cottages, Cheltenham..  
CLUTTERBUCK William Blacksmith 1786 William Clutterbuck, blacksmith. Born about 1786. William signed a lease for a blacksmith shop in Northwood Green Hamlet, parish of Westbury on Severn in October 1814. It was an active business at that time and William was aged 28 yrs. He was baptised in nearby Hasfield. I don't know where he got his training. The business stayed in the Clutterbuck family until at least 1871..  
COLLETT George Blacksmith(Master) 1817 George Collett, master blacksmith. Born 1817 in Admington Gloucestershire. Died 1896 in Stoke on Trent Staffordshire. The 1851 UK census lists him as 53yrs, a blacksmith at Back Ends, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire; with wife maria (nee Jennings) 47yrs. They had ten children. In 1861: a blacksmith at Cow Fair, Chipping Campden, Glouscestershire. 1871: master blacksmith at The Butts, Mickleton, Gloustershire. 1881: an Inn Keeper/blacksmith, Swan Inn, Eccleshall, Staffs. 1891: Retired blacksmith at Cornwallis Street, Stoke on Trent Staffordshire. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire & Staffordshire for blacksmith sons Walter Collett and George(Henry George) Collett ..  
COLLETT Henry George Blacksmith - Apprentice 1858 Henry George Collett, blacksmith. Born about 1858 in Campjordan, Gloucestershire, England. The 1871 UK census lists him as 13yrs, apprentice, at 20 The Butts, Mickelton, Gloustershire. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire & Staffordshire for blacksmith father George Collett ; mother Maria and brother Walter Collett ..  
COLLETT Walter Blacksmith - Journeyman 1852 Walter Collett, blacksmith journeyman. Born about 1852 in Campjordan, Gloucestershire, England. The 1871 UK census lists him as 19yrs, at 20 The Butts, Mickelton, Gloustershire. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire & Staffordshire for blacksmith father George Collett ; mother Maria and brother George(Henry George) Collett ..  
COLLEY William Henry (1) Blacksmith,
1827 William Henry Colley (1) , wheelwright & blacksmith. Born about 1827, Cheltenham, Gloucester, England. Died: 1901 in Cheltenham. Married: Elizabeth (born Aldersfield, about 1828). 1851: he was a wheelwright journeyman with Michael Cox (master wheelwright) at Bishops Walk. The 1881 UK census lsits him as 54yrs, at Pilley Road, Leckhampton, Gloucester; with Elizabeth 55yrs. Children: Fanny 19yrs; Mary.A. R. 17yrs; George. A. Colley 14yrs. In 1891:William is 64yrs; Elizabeth 63yrs and son George.A.Colley 24yrs, unmarried (labourer). Listed in both Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire and Wheelwright, Index. No contact email supplied..  
COLLINS Arthur Horace Blacksmith 1874 Arthur Horace Collins, blacksmith. Born 1874 in Broadway Worcestershire. Son of Charles Collins and Hannah (Scrivens). He married Caroline Harrap 1897 in Twyning Gloucestershire where he appears on the 1901 census as the village Blacksmith. Caroline and Arthur raised 2 sons in Twyning - Lewis born 1898 and Horace born 1900..  
CORNELIUS Dudly (Jnr) Blacksmith 1735 Dudly Cornelius (Jnr). Blacksmith at St.Philips Bristol, Gloucestershire England.  
CORNELIUS Dudly (Snr) Blacksmith 1735 Dudly Cornelius (Snr), blacksmith at St.Philips Bristol, Gloucestershire England.  
DAVIS Ephraim Blacksmith 1820 Ephraim Davis, blacksmith. Born in 1820 in Bisley, Gloucester, England. The 1841 census shows he was apprenticed to William Smith in Bisley, learning the blacksmith trade. Sometime soon after he married Jane ? and lived in the Bristol area before coming to Clerkenwell, London where he worked for the remainder of his days as a blacksmith, (according to the census's) ; he died approx 1876. Listed in both the Gloucestshire & London Indexes..  
FRANKLIN Gideon Blacksmith 1816 Gideon Franklin, blacksmith. Born about 1816, Gloucestershire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Gideon as 25yrs. Wife Sarah 25yrs. Children: William 5yrs,James 2yrs & Charles 12days old infant(see Whitesmith Index for son Charles in 1861/1871). All born in Gloucester. 1851: 37yrs at School Yard, Saint Aldates (?) Street, Oxford with Sarah now 37yrs, James 11yrs; Charles 9yrs; William 5yrs (the first William had died); Mary. A. 2yrs..  
HODGES Frederick Blacksmith 1826 Frederick Hodges, blacksmith. Baptised 10th May 1826 at Kempley Gloucestershire, England. Parents: John & Mary Hodges . The 1871 UK census lists Frederick is 43yrs; at Woodgate Newent with wife Harriett 44yrs (born Newent, Gloucestershire) and son Gilmore 12yrs. In 1881 Frederick is 53yrs, Harriett 56yrs. Also listed is blacksmith Thomas Dallymore 21yrs (born Upton Bishop,Gloucestershire).  
HODGES Gilmore Blacksmith 1870 Gilmore Hodges, blacksmith, Shoesmith. Born about 1870-71, Newent, Gloucestershire, England. The 1871 UK census lists Gilmore as 12yrs, living with his parents. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire for his father master blacksmith Frederick Hodges & mother Harriet. In 1881 Gilmore was a blacksmith at Westbury on Severn, with wife Elizabeth & 3 children, C1891 Blacksmith in Longhope with wife Elizabeth & 6 children, C1901 Blacksmith in East Dean, C1911 Shoesmith in Birmingham, in 1913 Gilmore moved to Canada (on his own) as a Blacksmith aged 54..  
HODGES Henry Blacksmith 1816 Henry Hodges, blacksmith. Baptised Kempley, Gloucestershire, 20th October 1816. Parents: John and Mary Hodges. Henry became a Blacksmith first in Kempley and then in Much Marcle Herefordshire (3 Miles away). 186: he is a blacksmith at Kempley Green, with sister Esther 32 and mother aged 84. 1871: Henry is 56yrs, living with brother Thomas in Much Marcle (Bushell) Herefordshire, still Blacksmith. Possible death 1877 Ledbury district. 6a 309..  
HODGES Henry Blacksmith 1827 Henry Hodges, blacksmith. Baptised Dymock Gloucestershire 7th January 1827. Parents: John Hodges & Hester (surname unknown). Wife: Emma Bannister Dymock, married 19th November 1853; they lived Leadington. 1861 census - Leadington Farm 1871 - Grove Hill, with wife and 4 children (Blacksmith). 1881: Tillers Green with wife and youngest son William (Blacksmith). 1891 ot1898: at Pilar Cottages (4 rooms) Old Field with wife and daughter Ellen.(Blacksmith). 1901: a widower, living with daughter Ellen and her family, (husband and 3 children) still at OldField aged 84..  
HODGES John Blacksmith 1802 John Hodges, blacksmith. Baptised Dymock, Gloucestershire 25th July 1802. Married twice, first to Hester circa 1826 and then to Hannah Burrup circa 1830. 1841 & 1851: a blacksmith living Tilputt`s End, Leddington, Dymock. His eldest son Henry also became a Blacksmith..  
HODGES John Blacksmith 1778 John Hodges, blacksmith. Baptised Dymock Gloucestershire 26th January 1778. Wife: Mary Cooper, married 24th November 1801. 1841: a blacksmith at Kempley Blacksmiths shop. 1851: a blacksmith at Kempley New House. John and Mary had 6 sons, 4 also became blacksmiths..  
HODGES Thomas Blacksmith 1811 Thomas Hodges, blacksmith. Baptised Kempley Gloucestershire 11th August 1811. Parents: John Hodges and Mary Cooper. 1851: Kempley with wife Hannah, sister-in-law, nephew Henry and niece Harriet. 1861: with wife at Much Marcle Herefordshire, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Green. Nephew Henry Hodges 18yrs (blacksmith), and niece Hannah Hodges 6yrs. 1871: still at Much Marcle Herefordshire with wife Hannah no issue. Died on December 14th 1877..  
JONES John Blacksmith 1828 John Jones, blacksmith journeyman. Born about 1828 in Wales and later moved to Newport and then Gloucester. John Jones, Blacksmith of South Wales. See Pigot and Co's National and Commericial Directory dated 1828-29. Address Aberavon. Listed in Gloucestershire and Wales Blacksmiths..  
LOVELL John Blacksmith 1806 John Lovell, blacksmith. Baptised 27 April 1806, the son of Benjamin Lovell 1781-1856 and his wife Frances nee Poole 1781-1828 both of Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire. John married Ann Thomas. Children: Ann 1826, Elizabeth 1834, Shadrack 1837, Caroline 1842 & John 1844. Most likely worked at the quarry next to Hillhouse Farm, Staple Hill, Mangotsfield..  
MARTIN William Blacksmith 1895 William Martin, blacksmith. The 09 Nov 1895 edition of 'Gloucester Citizen' newspaper mentions in court news that "W. Clutterbuck blacksmith of Northwood Green, was bound over in (UK pounds)5 to keep the peace for using threatening and disgusting language to William Martin, blacksmith. See separate entry for William Clutterbuck - he leased his old business to William Martin..  
MERRETT Frank. J. Blacksmith 1850 Frank.J. Merrett, blacksmith. See entry for his father William Merrett (Snr)..  
MERRETT William (Snr) Blacksmith 1789 William Merrett and sons, blacksmiths. From the various census I have found the Merritt family living in or around Churchdown Barnwood Gloucestershire. William born 1789, William J. born 1826 and Frank J. born 1850. Each generation seem to have a blacksmith..  
MERRETT William. J. (Jnr) Blacksmith 1826 William.J.Merrett (Jnr), blacksmith. See entry for his father William Merrett (Snr)..  
MUSTOE Anthony Blacksmith 1822 Anthony Mustoe, blacksmith. Born about 1822, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. The in 1861 UK census lists Anthony as 37yrs, at 98 Croft Alston.Cheltenham; with wife Ann 40yrs (born Cheltenham). Children: Mary Ann 15yrs; Anthony 10yrs; William 6yrs; Louisa 2yrs. In 1871 UK Anthony is 49yrs, at 176, Gt.Western Terrace, Cheltenham; Ann 50yrs. Children: Louisa 13yrs; Emma 7yrs. Boarder: Henry Thompson 18mths Infant..  
NOWELL Giles Blacksmith 1820 Giles Nowell, blacksmith. Born about 1820-21, Westleigh, Gloucestershire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Giles as 20yrs, lodging with Thomas Hutchinson at Coalpithead, Gloucestershire. 1851 Giles is 32yrs, still lodging with Thomas Hutchinson (Clerk of Colliery) at Henfield, Westleigh; with wife Elizabeth 31yrs. Children: Harriet 9yrs; Josh 7yrs; Elizabeth 3yrs’ Geo 7mths infant. The 1861 census finds Giles still at Westerleigh, aged 42yrs; Elizabeth 41yrs. Children: Harriet 19yrs; Joseph 17yrs; Elizabeth 13yrs; George 10yrs; Thomas 3yrs. 1871: back with Thomas Hutchinson (uncle of Elizabeth Nowell) Westleigh. Giles 52yrs; Elizabeth 51yrs. Children: George 20yrs; Thomas 13yrs; Emma 9yrs.. Visit site
OCKLE James Blacksmith 1825 James Ockle, blacksmith. Born about 1825, Longford, Gloucester, England. The 1891 UK census lists him as 66yrs, a widower, at the Smithy, Longford Terrace, Gloucester..  
PRICE Henry Blacksmith 1830 Henry Price, blacksmith. Born Pensford, Somerset, England circa 1830-31. Died 1888 Bitton, Gloucestershire. 1861 England Census Bitton Village Gloucestershire, Henry aged 29yrs Blacksmith, wife Elizabeth Price nee Cox 23yrs born Bitton Glos. Children: Rosina Price 2yrs born Bitton Glos; Mary J E Price 1 Month infant born Bitton Glos. Edward Price Lodger [Henry's brother aged 2yrs] born Pensford Somerset. Arthur Price Lodger [Henry's brother aged 21] born Pensford Somerset. 1871 Census Bitton Village Gloucestershire; Henry 39yrs, Elizabeth 33yrs; Eveline 1yrs; Emily 7yrs; Alice 4yrs; Annie 2yrs..  
PRITCHARD Thomas Blacksmith(Master),
1 apprentice
1870 Thomas Pritchard , master blacksmith. Thomas was living at Boxbush Road Newland, Gloucestershir, England. Wife Lucy nee Tyler. See Wheelwrights Index for Lucy’s father William and brothers William (Jnr) & John. Her 3rd brother Richard Henry Tyler was apprentice blacksmith to Thomas Pritchard. See Blacksmiths of Australia for more on Richard Henry..  
STEEL Thomas Blacksmith 1770 Thomas Steel was a blacksmith in the town of Coleford, Gloucestershire, England. In 1826, he was convicted at Gloucester Assizes of stealing a piece of timber from the Forest of Dean, and sentenced to seven years transportation. He served six years on the prison hulk "Justitia" at Woolwich, before being pardoned in 1832. He died in 1846 and is buried at Newland. Also listed in the Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire..  
THORNE John Blacksmith 1840 John Thorne, blacksmith. Born 1840, Newnham, Gloucestershire, England. Died 1923. John worked as blacksmith from at least 1869 - 1893 and also as Postmaster. John is listed in Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire and New Zealand. Lots of Thorne information can be found on rootsweb, just google for Thorne family trees..  
TYLER Richard Henry Blacksmith & Coachmaker 1853 Richard Henry Tyler, blacksmith & coachmaker. 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 Gloucestershire & Australia Indexes. See Wheelwrights Index for Richards father William (Snr) & brothers William (Jnr) & John Tyler & sister Lucy (married Thomas Pritchard a Blacksmith)..  
WALLACE/WALLIS John William Blacksmith 1857 John William Wallace, blacksmith. Born 1857, Shurdington, Gloucestershire,England. Died 1896 in Kenton Devon. John William was the son of John Wallace (born 1827 Badgworth, Shurdington) and Hanna Scane (born 1837 in Bishopstrow, Wiltshire). Hanna died in 1865 when John William was 9. He left school at age 11 in 1868 and as his father did not what him to work on the land, he went through family contacts and found him an apprenticeship as a blacksmith in Kenton, Devon. The1871 UK census lists John as 13yrs,apprentice to and living in Kenton with master blacksmith John Cruse( the Curse being the family friends). The name Wallace is sometimes found as Wallis in some records and on his marriage records, his name and that of his wife are both miss spelt, making it hard to trace them. John William married Rhoda Beedel (born 1853 Kenton) at Kenton, 11th February, 1879. In the 1881 census John William is 23yrs, married, a blacksmith lodging at the Village, Kenton while Rhoda 27yrs & daughter R.T. Wallace 5 months infant, were visiting.  
WEST William Blacksmith 1735 William West was at St.Philips Bristol, Gloucestershire England.  
WILLIAMSON George Blacksmith 1820 George Williamson, blacksmith. Born 1820-1821 in Colesbourne, Gloucester, England. The 1851 UK census lists George as 30yrs, a widower, living in Docking, Norfolk. Lodges with John & Mary Lisson (ag. labourer). It possible George was married to their daughter as he is a widower and also listed is lodger Mary Williamson 2yr old child (?his daughter). Another lodger listed: Robert Gent 42yrs (carpenter). Listed in Blacksmiths of Gloucester and Norfolk..  
WINTLE Anthony Worgan Blacksmith 1838 Anthony Worgan Wintle blacksmith. Born February 1838 in Coleford, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. Anthony was a Colliery Blacksmith like his father, John Wintle (1804-1857)..  
WINTLE John Blacksmith 1804 John Wintle born in June 1804 in Coleford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. John was a Colliery Blacksmith. He died in 1857 and was buried in Parkend Churchyard, near Coleford, Gloucestershire..  
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