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Surname Given Name Trade Year Notes
BAILEY Joseph Blacksmith 1820 Joseph Bailey, blacksmith journeyman. Born about 1820 Hertfordshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists Joseph as 20yrs, living at Caddington, Hertfordshire. Appears to be lodging with blacksmith William Caine and family. Can’t find him on 1851 census..  
BARRON William Blacksmith 1775 William Barron, blacksmith. Born 1775 Braughing Hertfordshire, England, died November 1833, Standon, Hertfordshire. Interred 29 November 1833 St. Mary, Standon, Hertfordshire. Wife Mary Williams from Little Munden, Hertfordshire, also from a family of Blacksmiths. Their children William, Elizabeth, Mary, Thomas, Charles and Rebecca were born in Little Munden; their children Henry, James, Sarah and Eliza were born in Standon..  
CAINE Thomas Blacksmith 1845 Thomas Caine, blacksmith. Born about 1845, Caddington, Hertfordshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists Thomas as 6yrs, living at Caddington. 1861 Thomas is 17yrs, still with parents living at Flamstead, Hertfordhsire. In 1871 Thomas is 27yrs, living at Studham Bedfordshire with wife Sarah 25yrs and son Frederick under one year old. Also listed is Sarah’s mother Mary Byrchmore 49yrs, married. See Blacksmiths of Hertfordshire for parents master blacksmith William (Jnr) and Sarah Caine plus siblings..  
CAINE William (Jnr) Blacksmith 1815 William Caine (Jnr), blacksmith. Born between 1814-1816, Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists William (Jnr) as 25yrs, living at Caddington, Hertfordshire with wife Sarah 30yrs (born Herts0. Children: mary 5yrs; Elizabeth 3yr. Lodger Joseph Bailey 20urs(journeyman blacksmith). In 1951: William is 36yrs, living in Main Street Caddington; wife Sarah 40yrs. Children: Rebecca 12yrs; Mary 10yrs; Thomas 6yrs; Sarah 4yrs; Susan 1yr infant. Apprentice blacksmith Joseph Lee 20yrs and visitor John Palmer 30yurs (ag.labourer). 1861: William is 47yrs living at Flamstead, Hertfordhsire; Sarah 50yrs. Children: Betsy (Elizabeth) 22yrs; Thomas 17yrs (blacksmith); Sarah 15yrs; William 9yrs. See other family members listed in Blacksmiths of Hertfordshire..  
CAINE William (Snr) Blacksmith 1791 William Caine (Snr), blacksmith. Born about 1791. See Blacksmiths of Hertfordshire for his son also named William Cain born about 1815, and Grandson Thomas Cain (born 1845), all traded as Blacksmiths in the Flamstead and Markyate districts of Hertfordshire..  
COOLEY Nehemiah Blacksmith 1766 Nehemiah Cooley master blacksmith (and Jno Fulks, apprentice blacksmith). Hertfordshire, England. From the following: UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices Indentures, 1710-1811 about Jno Fulks. Nehemiah (in 1766) then has several Duties Paid for his own apprentices..  
DEARDS John Blacksmith 1827 John Deards, blacksmith. Born about 1827 in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists John as 24yrs, lodging with William Foster (excavator superintendant) and his family in Clenchwarton, Wisbech, Norfolk. There are several lodgers at this address. John is listed in Blacksmiths of Hertfordshire and Norfolk..  
DUNKELY Joseph Blacksmith 1800 Joseph Dunkley, blacksmith. Born 1800, Harleston, Hertfordshire, England. Christened in Harpenden, 22 June 1800. The 1841 UK census lists Joseph as 35yrs, living in Bowling Alley Harpenden (adjacent to his father Robert Dunkley); with wife Hannah 35yrs (born Hertfordshire; died 1845). Children: Emma 10yrs; William 6yrs(see Blacksmiths of Hertfordshire. Can find no reference after 1841 census except a Joseph Dunkley was sentenced to 10 years transportation at the Herts. Assizes 27 Feb 1849..  
DUNKELY Robert Blacksmith 1777 Robert Dunkley, master blacksmith. Born about 1777, Northampton, England. Died 25 February 1855, age given as 78, in Harpenden. The 1841 UK census lists Robert as 55yrs, living at Bowling Alley, the Common, Harpenden; with wife Martha (nee Ivory) 50yrs. Also listed: Eliza Hale 35yrs (female servant); Ellen Dunkley 18yrs (female servant); Emily Dunkley 9yrs (female servant). Robert and Martha married in Harpenden 12 August 1799. Robert’s Forge stood approx where Golf Club house now stands. Their other Children: Joseph (born 1800); Elizabeth; Maria; Eliza; Ann and Elenor all born between 1802 – 1812 in Harpenden..  
DUNKELY William Blacksmith 1835 William Dunkley, blacksmith. Born 18 March 1835, Harpenden, Hertfordshire , England. William was son of Joseph and Hannah Dunkley. The 1841 UK census lists William as 6yrs old, at home in Bowling Alley Harpenden; with parents Joseph and Hannah Dunkley and sister Emma 10yrs. In 1861 William is at the home of George Burgoyne, Harpenden. Lots more info to share..  
EASTICK William Blacksmith 1810 William Eastick, blacksmith. Born 1810 in ?unclear. See 1851 Census - search Eastick, England, Norfolk, Mitford District. This lists him as a blacksmith in Colkirk Norfolk; his wife Mary born 1811; Daughters: Sarah Ann born 1840, Frances born 1842, Elizabeth born 1845, Margaret born 1847, Emma born 1849, Eliza born 1851 and ? Eastick born 1875. My interest is researching the History of the Forge..  
FULKS Jno Blacksmith 1766 Jno Fulks, apprentice blacksmith (and Nehemiah Cooley master blacksmith). From the following: UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices Indentures, 1710-1811 about Jno Fulks. Nehemiah (in 1766) then has several Duties Paid for his own apprentices..  
GLENISTER Alfred Blacksmith 1839 Alfred Glenister, blacksmith. Born 1839 at Hemel Hempstead. Blacksmith at Boxmoor and Abbots Langley from 1862 until his death in 1885. Eldest son of blacksmith Joseph Glenister..  
GLENISTER Amos Blacksmith 1854 Amos Glenister, blacksmith. Born 1854 at Hemel Hempstead. Blacksmith at Boxmoor from at least 1875. Youngest son of blacksmith Joseph Glenister..  
GLENISTER Joseph Blacksmith 1815 Joseph Glenister, blacksmith. Born 1815 at Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire. Blacksmith's apprentice to John Beckley of Chesham in 1826. Blacksmith at Hemel Hempstead from 1841 until his death in 1885..  
GLENISTER Joseph Blacksmith 1846 Joseph Glenister, blacksmith. Born 1846 at Hemel Hempstead. Shown as a 'Shoeing' Smith in 1871 and a Blacksmith, in 1881, at Hemel Hempstead, until his death in 1923. Third son of blacksmith Joseph Glenister..  
GOLDSMITH Alfred Frederick Blacksmith 1847 Alfred Frederick Goldsmith, blacksmith (Always called Frederick). Born about 1847, Wembley/Harrow Middlesex. Baptised at St. Mary's in Harrow on 10 Aug 1845. Died 14 Jan 1929 in Bushey, Hertfordshire. In the 1851 and 1861 censuses, he is living with his parents,  William and Peggy, in Wembley, Harrow, Middlesex.  The 1871 UK census lists him as (Frederick) 24yrs, married, at Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bushy, Hertfordshire. Also listed: his father William Goldsmith (born 1809) blacksmith; mother Peggy 58yrs. Sister Louisa Goldsmith, married, 19yrs; brother Henry Thomas. 13yrs (scholar). Alfred’s widowed sister Harriett Ness 33yrs & her children Georgina Ness 5yrs; Frederick Ness 3yrs; Florence Ness 10months infant. In 1881, he is living with his widowed father, widowed sister Harriet and other siblings in Bushey, Dist. 6.  In 1891 and 1901, he is in Bushey, Dist.8, with sister Harriet (listed mistakenly as his mother-in-law in 1891).  Alfred Goldsmith, blacksmith. Took over The Old Forge in Bushey, from his father William (Snr) circa 1880-1920. See Blacksmiths of Hertforshire & Farriers Index for father William (Snr) & Peggy Goldsmith plus other family members..  
GOLDSMITH William (Snr) Blacksmith 1808 William Goldsmith (Snr), master blacksmith & farrier. Born about 1808: William )Sne)Wembley, Middlesex, England and died in 1886 in Bushey, Hertfordshire. He was a master blacksmith & farrier in Harrow ( as was his father, Thomas, before him) before moving to Bushey. The 1871 UK census lists him as 62yrs, at ?Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bushy, Hertfordshire; with wife Peggy. A. 58yrs (born Chesham, Buckinghamshire). Also listed: son Frederick 24yrs, married (blacksmith); daughter Louisa Goldsmith, married, 19yrs; son Henry Thomas. Goldsmith 13yrs (scholar); daughter-in-law Harriett Ness 33yrs; grandchildren: Georgina Ness 5yrs; Frederick Ness 3yrs; Florence Ness 10months infant. See Blacksmiths of Hertfordshire & Farriers Index for father William (Snr) & Peggy Goldsmith plus other family members..  
GOODMAN James Blacksmith 1802 James Goodman, blacksmith. Born 1802, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. Parents: Thomas Goodman & Zilpah Harding. James died in 1878, he spent the last 17 years of his life as an inmate in Watford Union Workhouse after his wife Sarah died, .where he still worked as a blacksmith. was my 4th great grandfather ..  
JARROW John Blacksmith 1814 John Jarrow born 1814. Wife Francis Jarrow born 1819. Daughter Sarah Jarrow dob 1839. Daughter Emily Jarrow born 1841. Address Pegs Lane, Liberty of Brickendon. Hertford. Taken from Census 1841..  
LEE Edward Blacksmith 1808 Edward Lee, blacksmith. Born about 1808 in Lincolnshire. The 1851 UK census lists him as 43yrs, lodging with Baines Pratt (beer seller), in the Parish of Clenchwarten,Hertfordshire UK;. Listed in Blacksmiths of Lincolnshire & Hertfordshire. I have no other information.  
OLNEY Thomas (Snr) Blacksmith 1828 Thomas Olney (Snr), blacksmith. Born about 1828, Hexton, Hertfordshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 28yrs, living in Hexton with wife Arabella 20yrs (born Hexton) and daughter Margaret 11months infant. Visitor: John King 61yrs, Tailor & Draper (born Clophill, Bedfordshire). Thomas Olney was also the Constable at Hexton..  
OLNEY William Blacksmith 1802 William Olney, born 1802 at Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire UK. Died 1870. Abode from 1842 to 1851 was Hexton, Hertfordshire. Mentioned in book "Harvest of Hexton". The 1851 census shows him as 48yrs and wife Mary 47yrs born Bedfordshire. Daughters: Hannah 20yrs, Mary 12yrs both born hexton..  
PARKIN John James Blacksmith 1879 John James Parkin, blacksmith. Born Aston Birmingham in 1879 and died at Bushy Herts 1944. He was a Farrier & Blacksmith at the Old Forge, Bushy Herts UK. 1900-1920's he also provided horses for haulage, which were stabled at a Public House named The Horse and Chains. At the same time he was a Fireman for 15 years in the Bushy Fire Brigade, also supplying the horses. Photo from the Bushy Museum. John is the small man on the right of the picture, the other man is believed to have worked with him..  
PRIEST Richard Blacksmith 1777 Richard Priest, a blacksmith. Baptised in King's Langley, Hertfordshire, England in 1777. He married Maria Mason in 1798..  
PRIOR William Blacksmith 1842 William Prior, born 1842 in Stansted, Essex, England. He was blacksmith in Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, on censuses from 1861 to 1901..  
PUNTER James Blacksmith 1816 James Punter (Snr), blacksmith. Born about 1816 ?where (not in Hertfordshire). The 1841 UK census lists James as 25yrs, living in Caddington, Hertfordshire with wife Ruth 30yrs (born Hertfordshire). Children: Ann 2yrs; James (Jnr) 9monhts infant and Abraham Punter 15yrs. In 1851 Ruth missing from census. See Free UK BMDs Ruth ?died 1847. James (Snr) also missing from census. See Free UK BMDs James ?died 1847. The children are living with their Aunt Ann Meed at Caddington. James Punter (Jnr) 10yrs; Mary Ann Punter 32yrs; Sarah Punter 22yrs; Ann Punter 13yrs..  
SHEPHERD Edmund Blacksmith 1812 Edmund Shepherd, blacksmith. Born about 1812, Water End, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire. The 1851 UK census lists him as 39yrs, living at Water End, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire with his family. In 1861 Edmund was 43yrs, at Brydens Camp, Great Gaddesden; with wife Sarah 45yrs & daughter Rachel Carter 12yrs. See Blacksmiths of Hertfordshire for parents and other family members..  
SHEPHERD Joseph Blacksmith 1773 Joseph Shepherd, blacksmith. Born about 1773, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 78yrs (infirm), at Water End, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire; with wife Elizabeth 57yrs. Children listed: George 33yrs, unmarried; Edmund 39yrs,unmarried (blacksmith); Jane 18yrs, unmarried. Visitor: Fanny Maira Shepherd 6yrs(smith’s daughter). Joseph was a blacksmith in Piccott's Lane, nr Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead sometime between 1840 and 1860, his sons William and Edmund also seem to have been blacksmiths according to 1851 and 1861 Census returns..  
SPICER William Blacksmith 1847 Thomas Spicer, blacksmith. Born about 1847 in Langley, Hertfordshire, England. Thomas can be seen in the UK census for Langley in 1881 1891 1901 and 1911. The 1891 lists Thomas as 44yrs, Elizabeth 39yrs living in Langley, Hertfordshire. Children: William 12yrs; Frederick 10yrs; Frank 8yrs; Mary 5yrs; Louisa 2yrs. nephew Archie Chamberlain 10yrs..  
SUCKLING John Blacksmith 1796 John Suckling, blacksmith. Born about 1796, Essex, England. The 1841 UK census lists John as45yrs, living in Shalford, Esses with wife Sophia 46yrs (born Essex). Children: Thomas 22yrs (blacksmith); Martin 13yrs; Caroline 10yrs; Sarah 5yrs. George Suckling 78yrs (blacksmith). George Wright 21yrs, (born Essex), blacksmith journeyman..  
SUCKLING Martin Blacksmith 1828 Martin Suckling, blacksmith. Born about 1828, Hertfordshire, England. carried on blacksmithing from his father Thomas . Martin's son William was also a blacksmith. See also blacksmiths of Essex..  
SUCKLING Thomas Blacksmith 1776 Thomas Suckling was a smith & farrier and a constable in Widford Hertfordshire around 1776. His sons were also blacksmiths and his business was transferred to his son Martin in 1828 and was continued by his son William Suckling until middle 80’s I believe. See also blacksmiths of Essex. Any information you can pass on to me would be well received..  
SUCKLING Thomas Blacksmith 1827 Thomas Suckling, blacksmith, farrier. Born about 1827, Widford, Hertfordshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 24yrs, working for master blacksmith Henry Tillcock, at Church Street (3 Horse Shoes), Edmonton, Middlesex. See also blacksmiths of Essex..  
SUCKLING William Blacksmith 1850 William Suckling. About the mid 1800's William took over from his father, Martin Suckling. See also blacksmiths of Essex..  
TILLOCK Henry Blacksmith 1813 Henry Tillcock, master blacksmith, Farrier. Born about 1813, Wades Mill, Hertfordshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists Henry as 38yrs, living at Church Street (3 Horse Shoes), Edmonton, Middlesex. With sife Sarah 46yrs (born great Munden, Herts). Nephew James Tillcock 6 months infant (born Chertsy Surrey). Lodger John Smith 46yrs (blacksmith); John Rengel 33yrs (labourer); Thomas Suckling 24yrs (blacksmith). Listed in Blacksmiths of Middlesex and Hertfordshire..  
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