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Surname Given Name Trade Year Notes
CARPENTER James Harness Maker 1855 James Carpenter, harness maker. Born about 1855, St Helier Jersey, Channel Islands. The 1871 UK census lists him as 16yrs, unmarried, at St Helier Jersey; with mother Marguerite Carpenter 45yrs (dressmaker) and brother George Carpenter 20yrs (see index Blacksmiths Channel Islands)..  
FRICKER Ruth Harness Maker 1810 Ruth Fricker, mistress harness maker. Born about 1810, in Bradford, Wiltshire. The 1851 UK census lists Ruth as 41yrs, a widow, Living at 71 St. Margarets Street, Bradford. Children: Harriett 19yrs, Mary 14yrs, Edward Henry 11yrs,Thomas 8yrs, John 5yrs, Arthur 3yrs..  
SIZELAND James Harness Maker 1856 James Sizeland (Jnr) was a harness maker, born 1856 in ?Reepham, Norfolk, England. Father: James Sizeland (Snr), born in Northrepps, Norfolk, England. Mother: Mary Ann nee Mitchell of Blakeney, Norfolk. James (Jnr) had three sisters; Louisa, Emma, my Gt Nan born 1858 Cromer and Sarah. All born Cromer and lived in 1, Garden Street and Church Street..  
WOODRUFF Stephen Thomas Harness Maker 1831 Stephen Thomas Woodruff, horse Collar Maker. Stephen was born 1831 Bitton Gloucestershire. His parents moved to Bow Common Road Stepney when Stephen was about a year old. His parents were Thomas Woodruff and Martha Hart. Stephen was married twice firstly to John Taylor's daughter Emma Eliza who had two children Emma Eliza and Stephen John Woodruff. Emma died in 1855 aged just 24. Stephen remarried the following year to another Emma, Emma Ann Greenwood and went on to have four more children, Henry Thomas 1857, Mary Ann Matilda 1858, William Edwin 1861 and George Fitch 1866. Stephen is mentioned in the London England & City Directories working in Bow Common Lane between 1865 and 1875. None of his sons followed him into the business but his brother John James Woodruff 1831 was a horse collar maker/farrier. Stephendied in Stepney in 1879..  
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