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Surname Given Name Trade Year Notes
ABEL John Gunsmith 1861 Johnh Abel 76yrs, Lingen Herefordshire. Born Lingen. Widower. Granddaughter Emma Price unmarried housekeeper 21yrs born Aymestry. John died 29 Feb 1868 aged 84yrs at Deerfold, Lingen..  
ANNERLEY Unknown Gunsmith 1775 Annerley’s Gun Warehouse. No: 14, Small Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information..  
CALLOWAY Thomas Gunsmith 1775 Thomas Calloway, gunsmith. No: 2, Key, now Quay Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information..  
CAUNTER ? Henry Gun maker Apprentice 1851 Henry Caunter 15yrs, 22 Breton Side, Plymouth Parish of St Charles the Martyr. Born in Devon. With Thomas & Mary HOOKER(Gun maker)..  
COLEMAN Daniel Gunsmith 1846 Whitell,Hampshire, England. The 1861 UK census lists him as 15yrs, living at ?Node Hill, Carisbrooke, Hampshire; with uncle William and aunt Elizabeth Woolbridge luse cousins..  
COLLIOTT Hill Gunsmith 1775 Colliott Hill, gunmaker. No: 62, Redcliffe Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information..  
COMPTON John Gunsmith & Whitesmith 1784 John Compton. High Street, Winchester, Hampshire 1784 - 1792. See Whitesmiths Index..  
CUMING William Gunsmith 1911 William Cuming. Seen on marriage of son William Barrons in Spreydon, Christchurch 1911. William's (snr) wife was Eliza Ann nee BARRONS. Contact me for full details..  
DARRAN Joseph (Jnr) Gunsmith 1822 Joseph Darran (Jnr). Gunsmith, armourer, military. Born about 1822, Chatham, Kent. The 1891 UK Census lists him as 69yrs, living at Rainham, Kent with wife Mary. A. 65yrs and son Alfred.G. Darren, 24yrs (coach builder). Joseph (Jnr) joined the 40th foot in 1840 as armourer sergeant. He was discharged 1862 and was gun maker in Essex (see 1871 census). In 1876 became an armourer in Chatham Kent for ten years and gave 32 years service as armourer to army. He later worked as a gunsmith, until his death 1899. Listed in the Whitesmiths Index, the Gunsmiths and the Military Indexes.  
DARRAN Joseph (Snr) Gunsmith 1784 Joseph Darran (Snr), whitesmith, gunsmith. Born 1784, Lancaster. Joseph joined the marines 1811 as a whitesmith became armourer in marines and in 1847 after 35 years became a gunmaker in Chatham Kent. Listed in the Whitesmiths Index, the Gunsmiths Indexe..  
DOWNE Robert Whitesmith 1791 Robert Downe, brightsmith, gun maker, clock maker. Born about 1791 in Bideford, Devon, England. The 1841 UK Census lists him as 50yrs, a brightsmith living in High Street, Bideford with wife Ann 45yrs. Children: Elizabeth 13yrs; Ella 9yrs; Henry 8yrs. Robert worked all his life on the High Street in Bideford. Genuki-Bideford shows him on two trade directories. Clock and watch maker 1830. Clock maker and gun maker 1857. Death cert shows he was a Master gunsmith, info given by a non-relative. If at Robert's death he was in business as a master gunsmith, surely this would mean he had to apprentice? Or would he just have been someone who repaired guns, which would not necessitate a license or apprenticeship? He is listed in the Brightsmith, Clockmaker & Gunsmith Indexes.  
EARL Thomas Gunsmith 1841 Earl Thomas 20yrs, Meek (or Week) Street, Plymouth Parish of St.Charles the Martyr. Born in Devon..  
GOLELOR Edward Gunsmith - Journeyman 1841 Edward Golelor 65yrs, Stillman Street,---. Plymouth Parish of St Charles the Martyr. Born in Ireland?. Wife Mary 39yrs..  
HEARD Robert Gunsmith 1807 Robert Heard, born 1807 Beaford. Son of the older Robert also worked as a gunsmith in Beaford Devon in 1839 (baptism of son Thomas) until 1871 From 1851 his address is given as The Gunsmith's Arms although he is not mentioned as a licencee on any census..  
HEARD Robert Gunsmith 1814 Robert Heard worked as a gunsmith in Beaford Devon in 1814 (baptism of son William until 1851 his brother George was also a gunsmith and brothers William & Edward were both blacksmiths..  
HEARD William Gunsmith 1775 William Heard, gunsmith. No: 95, Redcliffe Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information..  
HINDE William Gunsmith 1860 William Hinde was born about 1860 in Rampton, Nottinghamshire. He is listed in the 1881 Census as a journeyman Gunmaker in the household of Eliza West in East Retford, Notts. Information provided John who is not related to these Wests but would be happy to help if he can..  
HOLLOWAY James Gunsmith - Journeyman 1851 James Holloway 41yrs, Leechwell Street, Totnes , Devon. Born Birmingham-WAR. Wife Elizabeth 31yrs born Barnstaple-DEV. Children: William 6yrs, Charles 1y infant..  
HOOKER Thomas Gun maker 1851 Thomas Hooker 45yrs, 22 Breton Side, Plymouth Parish of St Charles the Martyr. Born in Devon Wife Mary 45yrs born DEV..  
INMAN Thomas Gunsmith 1775 Thomas Inman, gunsmith. No: 2, St. John’s Bridge, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information..  
JONES Charles Gunsmith - Journeyman 1841 Charles Jones 35yrs, Stillman Street,---. Plymouth Parish of St Charles the Martyr. Born in Devon..  
LANCASTER Charles (Jnr) Gunsmith 1822 Charles Lancaster (Jnr), born about 1822, St. Pancras London. A gunmaker,he had his own business in London. Census 1841: at new bond street ?17yrs old. Parents: Charles 50yrs(gun maker), Mary 45yrs. Siblings: Mary 20yrs, John 15yrs, Charlotte 9yrs. 1851: 29yrs, at 151 New Bond Street, St.Pancras,London, employing ?60 men. 1861: he is 39yrs, unmarried, living/working at 151 New Bond Street, St.Pancras,London, employing several men. 1871: 49yrs still at same address. Has “M” for married but no wife shown (transcription error); suspect he is still unmarried..  
LANCASTER Charles (Snr) Gunsmith 1841 Charles Lancaster (Snr) 50yrs(gun maker). Born Middlesex. Wife Mary 45yrs. Children: Mary 20yrs, Charles 17yrs (?19yr - gun maker), John 15yrs, Charlotte 9yrs..  
LISLE Thomas Gunsmith 1775 Thomas Lisle, gunstock maker. No: 35, Back Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information..  
LONDON Edward Gunsmith 1796 Edward London, gun maker. Born about 1796 in All Hallows, London Wall, London. The 1841 UK census lists him as 45yrs living at London Wall, London with wife Maria 45yrs. 1851 census Edward is 55yrs at 51 London Wall, London Gun maker & wife Maria 57yrs. 1861 Edward 65yrs, Maria 67yrs still at same address. 1871 census – not found them here. There is a report of an Edward London, a gunmaker, of London Wall who in 1734 appeared as a witness in a murder case. This Edward may have may have been Edwad’rs(born 1796) father or uncle or even grandfather. The only other reference I have is for Edward London gun maker of 51 London Wall being insured with the Sun Fire Office..  
MORECOCK / MOORECOCK William Charles Gunsmith 1870 William Charles Morecock, gunmaker. Born in London, about 1870 possibly White Chapel or, Bethnal Green. His family has moved to Birmingham area, where he Married. William emigrated, alone, to New Zealand, 1904, the extended family of William seemed to have strong links to the Gunmaking Trade. William died Wellington, New Zealand, in Hospital, age 74 years..  
MORGAN Rich. Gunsmith 1775 Rich. Morgan, gunsmith & victualler, The Cooper’s Inn. No: 32, Broad Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information..  
PRESTON George Gunsmith 1848 George Preston was born about 1848 in Louth, Linconshire. He is listed in the 1871 Census as a Gunmaker, boarding with George West (1823) in East Retford, Nottinghamshire. Information provided John who is not related to these Wests but would be happy to help if he can.  
RAY Thomas Gunsmith 1851 Thomas Ray was a gunsmith in 1851 and had been a gun stock maker in 1841 in Birmingham He was living in Summer Lane in 1851.. Contact Hazel  
REDDALL Mary & Sons Gunsmiths 1847 Mary & Sons Reddall. See Kellys Directory,Eversholt. Mrs Mary & Sons,gunmakers, Froxfield. 1847-1848 Post Office Driectory, Reddal,Mrs Mary & Sons, gunmakers. 1851: census Mary Reddall,Widow 71yrs, housekeeper. Mother of William 51yrs, unmarriee clockmaker & Thomas 42yrs unmarried, bellhanger..  
SYLVEN Thomas Gunsmith 1824 Thomas Sylven, born about 1824 in Birmingham. He worked as a gunmaker for Charles Lancaster before setting up his own business in 1864 at 33 Leicester Square,and 10 Panton Street, Haymarket, London. Later moved to 44 Bedford Street off the Strand, London. He was known for converting muzzle loaders into breech loaders, and patented a design for a striker, for converting pin fire to centre fire. I think he retired about 1880 and died in Hastings Sussex at the age of 70yrs..  
TUCKER Trevor Gunsmith 1851 Trevfor Tucker 34yrs, a Lodger at Back Lane, Barnstaple, Devon. Born in Dorsetshire..  
VERCOMBE Unkown Gunsmith 1775 Vercombe, given name not recorde), gunsmith. No: 73, Lewin’s Mead, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information..  
VERNCOMB Hugh Gunsmith 1775 Hugh Verncomb, gunsmith. No: 21, Clare Street, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information..  
WEST Eliza Gunsmith 1843 Eliza West was born about 1843 in Quadring, Lincs. She first appears in the 1871 Census as the wife of George West (1823), Gun Maker, in East Retford, Notts. By 1881 she is a Gunmaker in her own right, still in East Retford, where she also appears in 1891 as a Gunsmith. Information provided John who is not related to these Wests but would be happy to help if he can..  
WEST Frederick H. Gunsmith 1856 Frederick.H.West was born about 1856 in Louth, Lincolnshire. Parents: George and Eliza West. He is listed in the 1871 Census in East Retford as an apprentice gunmaker. Information provided John who is not related to these Wests but would be happy to help if he can..  
WEST George Gunsmith 1823 George West was born about 1823 in Waltham, Lincolnshire,UK. The 1851 Census lists him as a Gunsmith, Bell Hanger (Master) in Louth, Lincs. 1861: still in Louth,he is now a Gun Maker, Bell Hanger. In 1871 he has moved to East Retford, Notts., as a Gun Maker. Information provided John who is not related to these Wests but would be happy to help if he can..  
WEST George Gunsmith 1847 George West was born about 1847 in Louth, Lincolnshire. Parents:George (1823) and Eliza West. He is listed in the 1861 Census as a Gunmaker, living with his parents in Louth. Information provided John who is not related to these Wests but would be happy to help if he can..  
WILKINSON James Gunsmith 1775 James Wilkinson, gunsmith. No: 14, Thomas Street, Temple, Bristol. Taken from a list of metal workers in the 1775 Bristol Directory, published by the Temple Local History Society. I have no other information..  
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