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Surname Given Name Trade Year Notes
AMNER Robert Blacksmith 1827 Robert Amner, Sheerness, Kent & Wapping London area where son John Thomas was baptised in 1827.  
AUSTEN William Blacksmith 1840 William Austen, born 1840. Work: Dockyards. Abode 1881, Ranelagh Road , Isle of Sheppey in 1881..  
BARKER William Blacksmith 1823 William Barker, blacksmith. Born in Chatham, about 1823, to James Barker (1790-1846) and Esther Price (1800-1881); christened at St Mary the Virgin's, Chatham on 13 Jul 1823; married Sarah Ann Wren (1823-1910) at All Saints, Frindsbury on 3 Dec 1843; and buried at St Mary the Virgin's, Chatham on 24 Mar 1878. In 1851 census, was living at 4 Grundy St, Poplar, London with wife Sarah & 5 children, and was recorded as a Blacksmith. In 1861 census, was living at Upper St, Gillingham with wife & 9 children, and was recorded as a Blacksmith. In 1871 census,was living at Luton Rd, Chatham with wife & 5 children, and was recorded as a Superannuated Blacksmith..  
BATES John Blacksmith 1848 John Bates, a blacksmith in Brompton,Kent in 1848. No other information supplied.  
BEARD George (Jnr) Blacksmith 1851 George Beard (Jnr) 22yrs, North Woolton, Kent. Born: Kings---,Wiltshire. See Blacksmiths of Kent for parents George 45yrs (bloacksmith) & Jemima 43yrs & siblings..  
BEARD George (Snr) Blacksmith(Master),
employs 2 men
1851 George Beard (Snr) 45yrs, North Woolton, Kent. Born: Somerset Pilton. Wife: Jemima 43yrs born Kings---,Wiltshire. Children: George 22yrs (blacksmith), Mary 16yrs, Kezia . Apprentice: Abraham Hutchins 14yrs.?15yrs,.  
BERRY William James Blacksmith 1858 William James Berry, master blacksmith. Born 1858, Kennington, Kent, England and died in Tonbridge 1908. A blacksmith from 1878-1901 at Hodsoll St Ash Kent..  
BIRCH George Spowers Blacksmith 1833 George Spowers Birch, born about 1833, Kingston Upon Hull, York. Died: about 1910, Yorkshire England.  
BIRCH Henry Blacksmith - Apprentice 1841 Henry Birch 15yrs, Coldharbour House, Acrise, Kent. Born: Kent. See census 1841 for parents & siblings..  
BISHOP Frederick Blacksmith 1841 Frederick Bishop 15yrs, The Forge, Ash, Kent. Born: Kent. With parents: Thomas (blacksmith) & Harriet..  
BISHOP John Blacksmith 1907 John Bishop, blacksmith. Born 1807 at Meopham, Kent, England. He was another grandson of my 5 times great uncle. He became the Blacksmith at Harvel Street, Meopham in 1849 on the death of his father William..  
BISHOP Richard Blacksmith 1838 Richard Bishop,blacksmith. Born 1838 at Meopham, Kent, England. He was the great, great grandson of my 5 times uncle. He was the Blacksmith at Luddesdown. He died in 1927..  
BISHOP Richard Blacksmith 1833 Richard Bishop, blacksmith. Born 1833 at Ash, Kent, England. He was the great grandson of my 5 times uncle. He was the Blacksmith at Meopham Green until his death in 1878..  
BISHOP Richard Blacksmith 1796 Richard Bishop, blacksmith. Born 1796 at Ash, Kent, England. He was the grandson of my 5 times great uncle. He was the Blacksmith at Meopham until his death in 1884..  
BISHOP Thomas Blacksmith 1841 Thomas Bishop 50yrs, The Forge, Ash, Kent. Born: Kent. Wife: Harriet 40yrs born Kent. Elizabeth 15yrs, Frederick 15yrs (blacksmith), Daniel 14yrs,John 6yrs..  
BISHOP William Blacksmith 1771 William Bishop, blacksmith. Born 1771 at Ash, Kent, England. He was the son of my 5 times great uncle Thomas Bishop. William was the Blacksmith at Harvel Street, Meopham until his death in 1849..  
BOOKER William Blacksmith 1841 William Booker 30yrs, Northfleet, Kent. Born: Kent. Wife: Hannah 30yrs born Kent. Laura 5yrs,Henry 5yrs,Ann 4yrs,Charles 18months..  
BOORMAN William Athawes Blacksmith 1831 William Athawes Boorman. Baptised 20th March 1831, Harrietsham, Kent, England. He was the 10th child of Richard Kelcy Boorman & Susannah Athawes. Blacksmith of Harrietsham 1851-1901. Married Eliza Rose (1828-1912, dau of Thomas and Sarah Rose) 11 Aug 1850 Maidstone, Kent. William & Eliza had 13 children born 1847-1872. William bur 28 May 1908 Harrietsham..  
BOWDEN John Blacksmith 1841 John Bowden, blacksmith. The 1841 UK census lists him as 30yrs, at Greenich, Kent. Born: not in Kent. Wife Ann 30yrs born Ireland?.  
BRIGGS John Blacksmith 1794 John Briggs, blacksmith. Born Kent about 1794. The 1841 UK census lists him as 47yrs living at Welling, Bexley,Kent with wife Elizabeth 36yrs. Children listed : Elizabeth 16yrs, Emily 15yrs, William 12yrs, Edward 9yrs, Douglas 6yrs, John 4yrs, Anthony 2yrs. His son Edward's birth certificate shows his birth as 23rd September 1832. No: 286 on the East Wickham, St Michael 1832 records..  
BRIGGS Mark Blacksmith 1804 Mark Briggs, blacksmith. Baptised 19 February 1804 at Northfleet, Kent. Buried: Northfleet 10th March 1846 aged 42yrs. Wife: Hannah born Northfleet. Children: John,Thomas,Betsy,Phillip, Charlotte, Jane, Mark. Parents: Edward and Phillis Briggs (Mark born 1804 was their 7th child,- the previous 6 being bap. at St. Mary, Chatham, Kent)..  
BRIGGS Thomas Blacksmith 1830 Thomas Briggs, blacksmith. Born about 1830. Still looking for birth records. Father: Thomas Briggs (a gardener in 1854). no mothers name on marriage certificate. Worked: 1854 Blue Town Dockyards,Sheerness,Kent. Married Maria Richards 8th May 1854. Died: 122 Chapel St. Blue Town, 9th Aug 1854 aged 24yr of purpura / haemorrhage. Buried: 12 Aug 1854 Sheerness,Kent. Son Thomas.F.R.Briggs born 7 months after he died.. Visit site
BRIGGS Thomas (Jnr) Blacksmith 1828 Thomas Briggs (Jnr), blacksmith. Born Kent. The 1851 UK census lists him as 23yrs, at ?27 Alfred Place, Bexley,Kent, with his father Thomas and youngest sister Eliza 12yrs: His mother Phillis not listed here but re-appears on 1861 census aged 64yrs with Eliza 22yrs, living at the Blacksmithís Forge, Bexley. In 1861 Thomas (Jnr) is listed as 33yrs, at Bexley with wife Rosina 30yrs. Children listed: Rosina Mary Ann 5yrs; Elizabeth Phillis 2yrs; Charlotte Sarah 1yr infant. His fatherís WILL can be seen at . I have no other information..  
BRIGGS Thomas (Snr) Blacksmith 1795 Thomas Briggs (Snr), blacksmith. Born Kent. The 1851 UK census lsits him as 56yrs, at ?27 Alfred Place, Bexley Heath, Bexley, Kent; with daughter: Eliza 12yrs. Son: Thomas 23yrs(blacksmith). Wife Phillis not shown on 1851 census with him but is alive and well. You can read the last Will & testament of Thomas Briggs at ..  
BRISLEY Edward Blacksmith 1841 Edward Brisley , blacksmith. Born Kent. The 1841 UK census lsits him as 25yrs, Northfleet, Kent. No other details..  
BROADY Thomas Blacksmith 1854 Thomas Broady, born about 1854, Carrick Fergus, Northern Ireland. Died: 4th June 1923. Buried: Davenham, Cheshire, England..  
BROWN James Blacksmith - Journeyman 1841 James Brown , blacksmith. Born Kent. The 1841 UK census lists him as 15yrs, living in Wichampton, Kent. Working for Master blacksmith James & Harriett Foyle ..  
BURTON Aron Blacksmith - Journeyman 1841 Aron Burton, blacksmith. Born Kent. The 1841 UK census lsits him as 20yrs, at Aldington Corner, Aldington, Kent. No other details..  
CHAPMAN John Blacksmith 1819 John Chapman, blacksmith. Born 23rd May 1819, Chiddingstone, Kent, Endland. The 1851 & 1861 census (Chiddingstone UK) list him as a blacksmith. More info available on demand..  
CLARK William (Jnr) Blacksmith & Engineer 1827 William Clark (Jnr), born about 1927, Chatham/Brompton,Kent..  
CLEAR Walter Blacksmith 1805 Walter Clear, blacksmith. Born 1805 in Wittersham, Kent, England. The 1841 census lists him as 35yrs; wife Ann 25yrs. Children: Henry 12yrs, Jane 10yrs, Walter 9yrs, George 7yrs, Albert 2yrs. Also seen in the 1851 UK census: Walter 46yrs, blacksmith journeyman; Ann 34yrs born Tenterden Kent. Children: Walter 19yrs, Albert 11yrs, Ann 7yrs, Spencer 2yrs. 1861: Walter 56yrs, blacksmith, Ann 44yrs. Children: Caroline 6yrs, William 4yrs. 1871: Walter 66yrs, Ann 54yrs. Children: William 16yrs (upholsterer)..  
COMBEY Thomas (Tom) Blacksmith 1904 Thomas (Tom) Combey, born 6th October 1904, Madias, India. Died: 11 Sep1994, Dalesford, Victoria, Australia..  
COOPER James Blacksmith 1779 James Cooper, blacksmith. Born at Ticehurst about 1779. Aas working as a Blacksmith at Boresisle, Tenterden, in 1841. He was later listed in the 1851 Census, still at Tenterden, as a retired Blacksmith..  
COULSON Samuel (Snr) Blacksmith 1841 Samuel Coulson (Snr) 70yrs, Northfleet, Kent. Born: not in Kent. No other details..  
COUSINS William Blacksmith - Journeyman 1841 William Cousins 42yrs, Stockwell Lane, Bexley,Kent. Born: Kent Wife: Philladelphia 43yrs. Born: unknown - not in Kent. Sons: James 16yrs, George 12yrs, Edward 10yrs..  
COX Thomas Blacksmith 1833 Thomas Cox, blacksmith. Born in 1833 at Marlborough, Wiltshire. The son of Sarah Cox. Recorded as a blacksmith with William Greenland at Ramsbury, Wiltshire in 1851 before he married Mary Ann Chapman at Sevenoaks, Kent in 1856. Is missing from the 1861 census, but worked as a blacksmith at Sevenoaks from 1871 until 1901, and he died there in 1906..  
CROWHURST George Blacksmith 1805 George Crowhurst, born 1805 in Brenchley, Kent. Parents: John Crowhurst and Ann Huggate. Wife (1): Jane (surnameunknown), who came from Ightham, Kent, and had five children, Jane, Sarah, William, George and Mary. Jane died in 1846 and in 1848 George married Wife (2):Elizabeth Morgan, b.27.8.1826 in Ightham. They had a further nine children, Ann Elizabeth, Henry, John, Rose, James, Thomas, Emma, Emily and William Albert. His son George followed him into the trade of Blacksmith. George died in the Union Workhouse, West Malling in 1884 at the age of 79 years..  
CUNNINGHAM Edgar Blacksmith 1858 Edgar Cunningham, blacksmith striker. Born about 1858, Greenwich Kent, but the family moved to Hull and lived in Warwick Street, East Hull, Yorkshire. In 1881 Edgar is 23yrs, wife Mary (nee Hodgson) 18yrs, living in Southcoats Yorkshire with Maryís parents John, 57yrs and Martha. A. Hodgson 57yrs. He was my great grandfather. Edgar is listed in both the Blacksmiths of Kent and Yorkshire Indexes..  
DIXON Edward Blacksmith 1601 Edward Dixon, born Abt 1601, baptized 6 Jul 1601 at St Mary Magdalene, Denton (Kent), occupation Blacksmith, died 1629, probate 2 Jan 1630. He married Mary BAKER, 13 Oct 1625 at St Mary Magdalene, Canterbury (Kent), born Abt 1595. url =  
DIXON James Blacksmith 1786 James Dixon, born Abt 1786 in Waldershare (Kent), baptized 1 Oct 1786 at All Saints, Waldershare (Kent), census 1841 in Lower Whitfield (Kent), census 1851 in Whitfield (Kent), census 1861 in West Whitfield (Kent), census 1871 in Whitfield (Kent), occupation 1841 - 1871 Blacksmith, died Mar 1873 in Whitfield (Kent). He married Ann BOWMAN, 1 Jul 1815 at St Mary, Eastry (Kent), born 1796 in Ash (Kent), census 1841 in Lower Whitfield (Kent), census 1851 in Whitfield (Kent), census 1861 in West Whitfield (Kent), census 1871 in Whitfield (Kent), died Jun 1877 in Dover (Kent). url =  
DIXON Robert Blacksmith 1829 Robert Dixon, born Abt 1829 in Nonington (Kent), baptized 14 Jun 1829 at St Mary the Virgin, Nonington (Kent), census 1841 at Church Street, Nonington (Kent), census 1851 at Church Street, Nonington (Kent), census 1871 at Red Lion Inn, High Street, Paddlesworth (Kent), census 1881 at Red Lion Inn, High Street, Paddlesworth (Kent), occupation 1851 Journeyman Blacksmith, occupation 1871 - 1881 Innkeeper & Blacksmith, died Jun 1896 in Elham RD (Kent) - Aged 67. He married Ann BRETT, Dec 1850 in Bridge RD (Kent), born Abt 1830 in Adisham (Kent), census 1851 at Church Street, Nonington (Kent), census 1871 at Red Lion Inn, High Street, Paddlesworth (Kent), census 1881 at Red Lion Inn, High Street, Paddlesworth (Kent), died Dec 1905 in Elham RD (Kent) - Aged 75. URL is  
DIXON Thomas Blacksmith 1821 Thomas William Dixon, also known as William Thomas Dixon, born About 1821 in St Margarets (Kent), census 1841 in St Margarets at Cliff (Kent), census 1861 at Meer House, St Margarets at Cliff (Kent), census 1871 in St Margarets Village (Kent), census 1881 at Woolage Green, Womenswold (Kent), census 1891 at "The Two Sawyers", Womenswold (Kent), census 1901 at Dover Union Workhouse, Dover (Kent), occupation 1861 - 1871 Blacksmith & Licenced Victualler / Inn Keeper, occupation 1881 - 1891 Blacksmith, occupation 1901 Pauper - Formerly Blacksmith, died Apr 1901 in Dover (Kent), buried 12 Apr 1901 at St Margarets at Cliffe (Kent). He married Mary Ann CHANDLER, 25 Dec 1846 at St Mary the Virgin, Dover (Kent), born Abt 1819 in Dover (Kent), (daughter of John Worrell CHANDLER and Susanna Elizabeth ..) baptized 28 May 1819 at St Mary the Virgin, Dover (Kent). url =  
DUNSTEN Thomas Blacksmith 1841 Thomas Dunsten 60yrs,---Town, Appledore, Kent. Born: Kent. Edward Dunsten (ag.labourer) 20yrs born kent..  
ESPINER Frederick Charles Blacksmith 1893 Frederick Charles Espiner, born 21Jan 1893, Waimate Plains,Taranaki,New Zealand. Died 30 Nov 1974 Te Aroha, Waikato, NZ.  
EXETER Edmund Blacksmith 1848 Edmund John William Exeter, blacksmith, Born 19 January 1848. Died 10th Janaury 1925. Edmund was a blacksmith in Seal, near Sevenoaks in Kent. See Blacksmiths of Kent for his son Michael John Exeter..  
EXETER Michael John Blacksmith 1875 Michael John Exeter, blacksmith. Born 28th April 1875. Died 19th Novemebr 1942. He followed his father Edmund into this trade (listed in Blacksmiths of Kent). Michael was first in Seal, near Sevenoaks, Kent, before moving to Minster, Sheppey and working in the forge in Chapel Street..  
FLINN Robert Blacksmith 1830 Robert Flinn, blacksmith. Born about 1830 in Rochester, Kent. The 1861 UK census lists him as 31yrs, at 31 Charles Street, Sheerness,Kent; with wife Mary 33yrs (born Thurrick,Essex) and daughter Frances Mary 1 week infant..  
FOREMAN Charles Blacksmith 1852 Charles Foreman, master blacksmith. Born about 1852 in Otham, Kent. The 1901 UK census lists him as 49yrs, at the forge (which he owned) in Chapel Row, Sheerness, Minster, Sheppey; with wife Elizabeth 48yrs(born Bearsted,Kent). Children: Jane 19yrs; Josephine 17yrs; Charles.F. Foreman 15yrs(water carrier).My grandfather, Edmund Michael John Exeter worked at Charles Foremanís forge..  
FOYLE James Blacksmith 1771 1771: James Foyle, blacksmith. Born about 1771 in Kent. The 1841 UK census lists him as 70yrs, living at Witchampton, Kent; with wife Harriet 70yrs (born Kent)..  
GIBBS (nee HAMBROOK) Sarah Blacksmith 1809 Sarah Gibbs nee Hambrook, born in Lyminge,Kent,1809 (christened in Lyminge 26th February 1809. Parents: Richard Hambrook & Sarah Clement. Husband: Stephen Gibbs, miller of Black Mill in North Lyminge on 22nd October 1829. Widowed before 1861. Sarah died 1899 aged 91yrs. For further information see census for 1851 to 1891..  
GOLDSACK William Grant Blacksmith 1826 William Grant Goldsack, born 1826, Whitfield, Kent. Worked: Dover & surrounds.  
GOLDSMITH Edward Blacksmith 1853 Edward Goldsack. Trade as, a blacksmith was given on a marriage certificate for his son, Thomas (my 2xgreat-grandfather) in 1853 as well as on the marriage certificate for Thomasís brother, James, in 1855, although the latter describes Edward as deceased. I have yet to find Edward in either the 1841 or the 1851 Census. As to his birth, there is mention of an Edward GOLDSMITH being baptised at Hunton, Kent in 1754 (not confirmed). Thomas, Edward, and their siblings: Sarah, Harriet and Anne were all born at Ryarsh, Kent and baptismal records indicate that their mother was Anne. Parish records for Wateringbury, Kent show that Edward GOLDSMITH married Anne TURNER in 1801. For further information and website URL.  
GOODCHILD Thomas Blacksmith 1928 Thomas Clarke Goodchild. He died in 1928 in Sittingbourne Kent. He was a blacksmith and died from septicemia. His last address was 6 Arthur Street Sittingbourne and I believe he was buried in Sittingbourne. I'd be glad of any help.. Contact Dulcie  
HAMBROOK George Blacksmith 1821 George Hambrook, born about 1821 in East Langdon, Kent, England (christened 1 Apr 1821 in East Langdon). Wife Maria. Son of George Hambrook and Sarah Lawrence. Nephew of Stephen Fagg. Not found in 1841 census. See census for 1851 ro 1891 for further information.  
HAMBROOK George Blacksmith 1819 George Hambrook, born 1819, Kent. Christened 14 February 1819 at Dymchurch, Romney Marsh. Arrived NYC, USA on 18th May 1837. See passenger record Castle Garden, ship The Neptune. See Blacksmiths of Kent Index for parents John born 1785, Mother Rose & brother John born 1821. Much more history is available..  
HAMBROOK John Blacksmith 1785 John Hambrook born 1785. Christened 10 Apr 1785 in Swingfield. Wife: Rose nee Thornden, married 29 November 1817 in St Leonard, Hythe, Kent. source: Michael Gandy's East Kent Marriage Index. Parents: William Hambrook born 1755 and Mary Belsey born 1756. On 18th May 1837 John aged 50yrs with wife Rose 50yrs, arrived NYC, USA. See passenger record Castle Garden, ship The Neptune. Daughter May born 1822. See Blacksmiths of Kent Index for sons George born 1819 (blacksmith) & John born 1821 (blacksmith). John was one of 9 children, all born in Kent and all Christened in Swingfield St. Peter Church..  
HAMBROOK John Blacksmith 1839 John Hambrook In Pigots Directory 1839 There is a John Hambrook listed as Blacksmith in Dymchurch. There was a "Hambrook Forge" in Swingfield, Kent, ENG across from 900 + year old Church Swingfield St Peter Church. Many Hambrook Family members buried in the Church Cemetery..  
HAMBROOK John Blacksmith 1675 John Hambrook of Stowting, blacksmith (£80) "Item paid vnto Mr Boughton phisitian for phisick by him administred to the said deceased" Contact Arlene by.  
HAMBROOK John William Blacksmith 1821 John William Hambrook born 1821 Kent. Christened 30 December 1821 at Dymchurch, Romney Marsh. Arrived NYC, USA on 18th May 1837. See passenger record Castle Garden, ship The Neptune. See Blacksmiths of Kent Index for parents John Hambrook born 1785 & Rose. Brother George born 1819 is also listed on Blacksmiths of Kent Index..  
HANCOCK George Blacksmith - Journeyman 1841 George Hancock 35yrs, Adisham, Kent. Born: Kent. No other details..  
HATFULL George Blacksmith 1745 George Hatfull, blacksmith. Born: ? Died: ? In the days when Deptford was in Kent my mother`s blacksmith ancester George Hatfull, who I believe to be the first of that surname, made two pairs of gates in 1745 for St Nicholas` church. He had married Mary, daughter of John Dobson (another smith), in 1734 and at least three further generations followed the same trade. By the mid 1850s his great-grandson had become a marine engineer in the early days of steam. Hasted`s Kent mentions George and his gates. The contracts for them, signed by him, with detail of their construction, are in the St Nicholas Vestry minutes at London Metropolitan Archives. Email withheld, at researchers request..  
HAYMAN Edward Blacksmith 1841 Edward Hayman 60yrs, Minnis (near Ridge Row), Acrise,Kent. Born: Kent. Wife: Sarah 55yrs born Kent. Ann 15yrs, Sarah 15yrs..  
HENRY Robert Blacksmith 1866 Robert Henry, born 25 Nov 1866. New Plymouth,Taranaki New Zealand. Died15 Sep 1953 New Plymouth,Taranaki NZ..  
HENTY William Blacksmith 1951 William Henry. Kent. Wife Mary Ann and 2 children..  
HINKLEY William Blacksmith 1841 William Hinkley 35yrs, Acrise Village, Acrise,Kent. Born: Kent. Wife: Elizabeth 35yrs born Kent. Stephen 6yrs, Walter 4yrs, Grace 2yrs..  
HODGES Albert James Blacksmith 1857 Albert James Hodges, born:12 January 1857, Hollingbourne, Christened 21st March 1857 St Maryís Lenham; Died: 7th January 1933, in Victoria Hospital, Deal, buried in Deal Cemetery). Married on 15th February 1879 at Lenham Parish Church, Ruth MERCER (Born 11th November 1857 Charing; Died 22nd March 1960, Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent, aged 102) Witnesses at the marriage were Henry HENNEKER and Caroline Hughes HENNEKER (nee MILHAM). 1881: at 6 Tufton Road, Ashford. Ruth taught him to read and write. 1891: they moved to Oak Cottages, Sellindge and Albert became a blacksmith in nearby Newingreen. 1901: gives Lenham as the birthplace of Albert. 1933: Albert Died after an emergency operation for a burst duodenal ulcer..  
HOILE Joseph Blacksmith 1810 Joseph Hoile operated as a Blacksmith in Hythe. At first the census address was Theatre St., later Marine Walk from approximately 1810 to 1851. He is listed in Pigots and Bagshaws trade directories..  
HOLLOWAY John Blacksmith 1843 John Samuel Holloway, blacksmith. Born 02 February 1843 in Nonington, Kent, England. John died (suicide) 03 April 1890 in Nonington, Kent..  
HUGHES William Blacksmith 1797 William Hughes, blacksmith. Born about 1797, in Kent. The 1841 UK census lists him as 44yrs, living in Fife's Yard, Blue Town, Kent; with wife Fanny 39yrs. Children: William 14yrs; Frances 12yrs; Ann 9yrs; John 6yrs; Mary 4yrs; Maria 18mths infant..  
HUTCHINS Abraham Blacksmith - Apprentice 1851 Abraham Hutchins 14yrs, Born: Sheerness, Kent. Apprentice with George Beard (Blacksmith). See HO107/1934, North Wootton, Som. Page 5/F410..  
JAMES George Blacksmith 1832 George James, baptised 1832, St Ishmaels,PEM. Widower, married Margaret James aged 28yrs at Narbeth RO 31 Aug 1872..  
JAMES William Blacksmith 1873 William James, born 1873. Died 18 May 193, Teignmouth,Devon,UK. Wife Alice Linda Maud DAY, born 18 Apr 1875, Maindee Parish Church, Newport. Married:26 Dec 1898.  
KEELER Richard Blacksmith 1844 Richard and wife Mary. Daughter Ann Baptised 29th December t St Peter and Paul Charlton Dover. Information came from annonymous Kent list member..  
KNOTT George Blacksmith 1793 George Knott, born 1793. Died 1907. Worked in Minster, Isle of Thanet, Kent..  
KNOTT Henry (1) Blacksmith 1655 Henry Knott (1), born 1655. Died 1722. Worked: in Minster, Isle of Thanet, Kent..  
KNOTT Henry (2) Blacksmith 1707 Henry Knott (2), born1707. Died 1767. Worked in Minster, Isle of Thanet, Kent..  
KNOTT Henry (3) Blacksmith 1811 Henry Knott (3), born 1811 Minster, Kent. Died 1897. Worked in Minster, Isle of Thanet, Kent. Abode:1861,16 Brunswick Square,1871 at 7 Clarendon Terrace. Census 1861-1871. Maried:Eliza Walmer..  
KNOTT John Blacksmith 1683 John Knott, born 1683. Died 1735. Workedin Minster, Isle of Thanet, Kent..  
LARGE Richard Blacksmith 1812 Richard Large, born about 1812 in Hunton,Kent. Died before 1881..  
LAWRENCE Julius Blacksmith 1800 Julius Lawrence, born about 1800 in Elham, Kent. Died before 1875 in Goswell Rd.London. Wife Martha Taught, married 1920 at Folkstone...  
LIDDLE Alex? Blacksmith 1841 Alex Liddle 30yrs, Greenich,Woolich,Kent. Born: ?Scotland(unclear). Wife Mary 25yrs. Children: Alek 10yrs, Eliz. 8yrs, Fred.R. 2 months infant..  
LONG Tom Blacksmith & Farrier   Tom Long, blacksmiths & farrier. Listed in Blacksmiths of Kent and the Farriers Index..  
LUSTED James Blacksmith 1841 James Lusted 25yrs, Ridge Row, Acrise, Kent. Born: Kent. Wife Elizabeth 25yrs born Kent. Children: Charles 5yrs, Elizabeth 3yrs, Isabella ?8months infant..  
MARSH? John Blacksmith 1841 John Marsh 50yrs,Greenwich,Kent. Born:Kent. Wife ?Nana 45yrs born Kent. Children: Jacob 11yrs, Elizah 6yrs..  
MARTIN Charles Roger Blacksmith,
1834 Charles Roger martin, blacksmith, farrier. Born 1834 in Canterbury City, Kent, England. Charles married (1) Caroline Styles in 1853. He served as errand boy then a blacksmith to a master blacksmith Lewis and Mary Pilcher of Herne Bay, Kent. Charles married (2) Sophia Coltma in 1874. Sailed for New Zealand arriving in Lyttelton, NZ on the 6th June 1874. Died in Lyttelton 1876. Listed in the Farriers Index plus the Blacksmiths of Kent & New Zealand Indexes..  
McLEAN Charles Blacksmith 1833 Charles McLean, born about 1833 at Whiltehills,Parish of Boyndie, Banffshir. Died 22 Mar 1922. Buried:Church St.Garmouth,Moray,Scotland..  
McLEAN Robert Clark Blacksmith 1863 Robert Clark McLean, born 17 Feb 1863 at Garmouth, Moray, Scotland. Died 20 Dec 1926 at Cairns Queensland Australia..  
MILSTED Francis Blacksmith 1784 Francis Milsted, blacksmith. Born Chislett, Kent, England in 1794. Francis Milsted was a Blacksmith in Stelling, Kent, as per the 1851 Census. The name Milsted is sometimes spelled MilsteAd too!.  
MILSTED Francis Blacksmith 1771 Francis Milsted, blacksmith. Born in Chislett, Kent, England in 1771. The UK census 1841 lists him as 77yrs, a Blacksmith at Catts House, Stelling, Kent. Other Milsted relatives are on the same census page and are farmers. NB the name Milsted is occasionally spelled Milstead as well..  
MORGAN Andrews Blacksmith   1765; Andrews Morgan, born 1765, Nonington-KEN..  
MORGAN Andrews Blacksmith 1803 Andrews Morgan, born 1803, Nonington-KEN..  
MORGAN Charles Blacksmith Born Charles Morgan, birth date unknown, Nonington-KEN. Charles was mentioned in a book about the village of Nonington,author Aubrey Subon. There is a memorial plaque in the Nonington Church. Beverley also has some newspaper items & photographs. Email address not supplied..  
NASH William Spooner Blacksmith 1839 William Spooner Nash, born about 1839. Census 1891 lists him as a blacksmith at Chatham Dockyard, and his son William Nash (b. abt 1869)..  
NEVE? John Blacksmith 1841 John Neve 50yrs, at ---, Appledore, Kent. Born: Kent. Wife Mary 45yrs. Children: William 15yrs,Henry 12yrs,Walter 11yrs, Mary ?age,under 11yrs, Jane 7yrs,Fanny 5yrs..  
OSBORNE(E) Robert John Blacksmith 1867 Robert John Osborn(e)a Blacksmith, of Deptford. Wife Eliza Ellen. Two daughters baptized at St Paul, Deptford, in 1867 and 1872..  
PENFOLD Richard Blacksmith 1841 Richard Penfold, blacksmith. On the UK census for 1841, 1851, 1861 Richard is listed as working in Kilndown. His son in law was George Waghorne (see Blacksmiths of Kent Index) who was living with him in 1861..  
PETERS John Blacksmith & Shoeing smith 1827 John Peters, blacksmith & master shoeing smith. Born 1827 in Kennington Ashford Kent. The 1851 UK census lists him as 24yrs, unmarried, living at ?Spareprint Corner (unclear), Kennington, Ashford. Parents: master builder James Peters 61yrs and Mary 60yrs. Siblings: Maryann 28yrs, unmarried; Charles 17yrs. In 1861 John is listed as 34yrs, in Queen Street, Kennington with wife Sarah 36yrs (born Nackington, Kent). Children: Sophia 4yrs; Jane Elizabeth 2yrs; Ann.M. 1yr infant. John died between 1861 -1871. On the 1871 census Sarah is 47yrs, widow with children Sophia 14yrs; Jane Elizabeth 12yrs; Harriet 8yrs. Johnís Forge was in The Street Kennington Ashford Kent..  
PHILPOTT James Blacksmith 1835 James Philpott, born 1835 in Chilham, Kent UK. Resided 1851 at trimworth Manor, near Crundale, Kent UK where he was shown as a farm servant on the census record at age 16 years. Later he worked as blacksmith at Wye, Kent UK. His father Edward Philpott was probably also a blacksmith and his son William Henry Philpott became one at Framlingham, Victoria Australia..  
PITCHER William Blacksmith 1787 William Pitcher, blacksmith in Canterbury City and Borough census of 1841 parish of All Saints. Married to Jane both are aged 55 born 1787..  
PLASTOW William Blacksmith 1900 William Plastow. Daughter Rosina married Charles Henry AMNER 01 Sep 1900, Plumstead-Kent. More information welcome..  
READ George Blacksmith 1858 George Read born 1858, Sevenoaks, Kent. Father: Sammuel Read(see Blacksmiths of Kent Index). George learned blacksmithing from his father and is listed as a blacksmith in the census records of 1881, 1891 and 1901 in the area of Sevenoaks, Kent, England..  
READ Sammuel Blacksmith 1821 Sammuel Read born c1821, Sevenoaks, Kent. Died 1894 at Sevenoaks. Wife: Mary Thorp. Children: Lucy, George (blacksmith) and Sarah all born in the late 1850's. Parents:James & Ann Read. Samuel is listed as Blacksmith in the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1881 and 1891 census in Sevenoaks, Kent. See Blacksmiths of Kent Index for son George..  
REEVES William Blacksmith   William Reeves of Downe, Kent. No further information. Need confirmation of this information..  
RICHARDS Thomas Blacksmith 1806 Thomas Richards, born 1806 Devonport. Died Aug 1868. Buried:Halfway Cemetery,Sheerness,Kent. (See also,Devon list) Worked in the Dockyards Devon, moved to Sheerness about 1853 & worke in Dockyards at Gillingham & Sheerness. Married Maria Frost, Plymouth 31 May 1828. See 1861 census for children listed. Father-in-law of Thomas Briggs, (deceased 1854) Blacksmith.. Visit site
ROSE James Blacksmith 1701 James Rose, Blacksmith, of Upper Town, Deptford. Four children baptized at St Nicholas, Deptford, between 1701 and 1706..  
RUSSELL Robert Blacksmith 1841 Robert Russell 50yrs at Northfleet, Kent. Born: Kent. Wife Ann 45yrs born Kent. Children: Richard 20yrs, William 15yrs,Robert 15yrs,Emma 15yrs,James 12yrs.George 9yrs..  
RYE Andrews Blacksmith   Andrews Rye probably learned his trade in the Forge at Nonington, Kent UK from his step-father Henry Spain who ran the Forge belonging to the White Horse Inn. Henry married Andrews' mother Susannah after the death of Thomas Rye around 1739. When the Spain children took over the Forge Andrews Rye moved to Throwley and seems to have worked with Thomas Philpott and probably Thomas Mackellen. His son William Rye was blacksmith at Wye, and his granson Stephen Rye became carpenter at Wye, Little Chart, then Lambeth, before emigrating to Victoria Australia..  
SAYWELL James Blacksmith 1867 James saywell, born 1866 Sittingbourne, Kent. I have no other information..  
SAYWELL Richard Blacksmith,
1825 Richard Saywell, born 1825 Gillingham, Kent. See also Shipwright Index..  
SAYWELL Thomas Blacksmith 1811 Thomas Saywell, born 1811 Gilligham, Kent..  
SAYWELL Thomas G. Blacksmith 1865 Thomas.G.Saywell, born 1866 Gillingham,Kent..  
SAYWELL Thomas W. Blacksmith 1840 Thomas.W.Saywell, born 1841 Gillingham, Kent..  
SAYWELL Walter Blacksmith 1856 Walter Saywell, born 1857 Gillingham,Kent..  
SAYWELL William Blacksmith 1844 William Saywell,blacksmith. Born 1844 in Chatham, Kent. The 1881 UK Census lists him as 37yrs living at 89 Railway Street, Gillingham, Kent with wife Elizabeth 37yrs. Children: Thomas 13yrs; Ada 11yrs; John 6yrs; Elizabeth 3yrs; Edmund 1yr infant..  
SEELEY or SEELLY ? William Blacksmith 1841 William Seeley or Seelly 50yrs, Aldington Corner,Aldington,Kent. Born: Kent. Wife: Elizabeth 50yrs born Kent. Susannah 30yrs, ?Finnager 27yrs(male), Jane 20yrs,Richard 10yrs..  
SHARP Francis Blacksmith 1767 Francis Sharp, born 1767 Worked in 1841 at Rotherhithe. Married: Elizabeth Logan..  
SMALE William Blacksmith   1791 William Smale, blacksmith first in Plymouth, the in Kent. Born about 1791 in Plymouth. See 1841 census: William 50yrs living at Navy Row, Plymouth. Wife: Ann 40yrs. Children: William 20yrs, JHH 14yrs (my great great grandfather); Mathew 12yrs, Phillipa 9yrs, Joseph 7yrs and Jane Hancock, stepdaughter aged 27yrs. William died between 1861 & 1871. See 1851 census: family are living at 13 Charlton Tce, Woolwich, Kent. Listed in both Devon and Kent Blacksmiths Indexes. See Shipwrights Index for sons Matthew & Joseph..  
SMITH Henry Blacksmith 1877 Henry Smith. Daughter Harriet married George Robert AMNER 23 Dec 1877, Plumstead-Kent. More information welcome..  
SMITH James (Jnr) Blacksmith 1885 James Smith (Jnr), born about 1885. 1901 census lists him as Blacksmith, 16yrs with his father James(Snr). Descendant of John Smith Born 1813..  
SMITH James (Snr) Blacksmith,
  1901 James Smith (Snr). The 1901 census lists him as blacksmithy. 1903 directory as a wheelwright,1 2 Victoria Row,St.Gregory,Canterbury. Descendant of John Smith Born 1813. See also Wheelwrights Index..  
SMITH John Blacksmith,
Spring & Axle Grinder.
1813 John Smith, born 1813. Died 1871. 1841 Abode was North Lane, Canterbury. Married 1841. Blacksmith, wheelwright (1855), spring & anxle grinder(1858) 12 Cross St. St.Gregory..  
SPAIN Christopher Blacksmith   Christopher Spain. Blacksmith Christopher Spain and then his son Henry Spain ran the Forge belonging to the White Horse Inn at Nonington, Kent UK. Henry married Susannah Andrews after the death of her husband Thomas Rye around 1739 and they raised the Rye children as well as Henry's. One of Henry's daughters then married into the Morgan family and the Forge was run by them for several generations. Stepson Andrews Rye moved to Throwley forge..  
SPAIN Henry Blacksmith   Henry Spain. Wife Susannah Andrews formally Rye, married about 1739. See entry for Henryís father Christopher Spain for more in formation..  
STOKES Robert Blacksmith 1843 Robert and wife Mary. Their son Maurice Edward was born 18th feb 1843 & Baptised 15th Dec 1844 St Peter and Paul Charlton Dover. Information came from annonymous Kent list member..  
STONE George Blacksmith 1841 George Stone 65yrs, Aldington Corner,Aldinton,Kent. Born: Kent. Wife Mary 65yrs born Kent. ?Lodger: Susan Epps 55yrs..  
STREET Henry Blacksmith 1857 Henry Street, born anout 1857 in Taranaki,New Zealand. Died 21 Sep 1949 ..  
THEOBOLD William Blacksmith 1810 William Theobold, blacksmith. Born about 1810, in Kent. The 1841 UK census lists him 31yrs, living at Fife's Yard, Blue Town, Kent; with wife Jane 20yrs..  
THOMPSON Henry Blacksmith 1808 Henry Thompson, born 1808 Dover, Kent. Son of Samuel(Snr), brother of Samuel(Jnr)..  
THOMPSON Samuel (Snr) Blacksmith 1779 Samuel Thompson (Snr), born 1779 place unknown..  
TOMLYN Thomas Blacksmith 1845 Thomas Tomlyn Blacksmith. Taken from Marriage Certificate of his daughter Sarah Tomlyn to Edwin Peill 1845. Sarah gives her birthplace as Seal, Kent in census reports. Hoping for more information to come my way..  
TOWN Amos Blacksmith 1825 Amos Town, born 1825. Died:1898. Worked:Downe,Kent.  
TOWN Jesse Blacksmith 1826 Jesse Town, born 1826. Died:1868. Worked:Downe,Kent.  
TOWN John Blacksmith,
  John Town. Son of Thomas. Also listed in Farriers Index & Wheelwrights Index.  
TOWN Joseph Rowland Blacksmith 1871 Joseph Rowland Town was a blacksmith in Eastchurch, Sheppey, Kent from 1871 to 1901. His father and brothers were also blacksmiths..  
TOWN Thomas Blacksmith,
  Thomas Town. Son of Jesse. Also listed in Farriers Index & Wheelwrights Index.  
TOWN William Blacksmith 1799 William Town, born 1799. Died:1853. Worked: Downe,Kent.  
TYLER George Blacksmith 1802 George Tyler, a blacksmith, was born in Kent 1802 or in 1811 depending on which census you are reading. He moved to Dorking where he married Mary Knifton on the 25 January 1836. They had 9 children one of which was my great grandmother Emma Tyler. She had my grandmother Bertha Tyler in the Dorking workhouse and left her with George Tyler to bring up while she went to work in service. I am now trying to find out where in Kent George was born. I have tried Loose, just outside Maidstone but while I found a George Tyler it was not my George Tyler. So any help as to where to search next will be helpful..  
VALLANS John Blacksmith 1844 John Vallans & wife Mary. Daughter Christiana Baptised 13th October at St Peter and Paul Charlton Dover. Information came from annonymous Kent list member..  
WAGHORNE George Blacksmith 1839 George Waghorne, blacksmith. Born 1839 and died 1893. George worked in Goudhurst Kent as a Blacksmith. The 1881 UK Census lists him living in Providence Place Goudhurst, he raised 12 children. See Blacksmiths of Kent Idnex for father-in-law Richard Penfold..  
WAITES Mathew Blacksmith 1861 Matthew Waites 60yrs,a lodger at 28 Charles Street,Sheerness,Kent. Born: Greenwich-Kent. ?married - no details given..  
WAKEFIELD Edmund Blacksmith(Master) 1833 Edmund Wakefield, master blacksmith (see 1881 census). Born in Paddlesworth, Kent, England in 1833 and I believe lived and worked in Elham. He married Jane Hogben at the Wesleyan Chapel, Hythe in 1857. My grandfather Walter was born in Elham. Edmund died in 1890 having fathered 9 children. I believe Hogben is a local family name, Jane was the daughter or William Hogben, Veterinary Surgeon..  
WALKER William Blacksmith 1842 William Walker, died 12 January 1842 in Malton,Yorkshire,England..  
WALLER William Blacksmith,
pavement layer.
1891 William Waller, died December 1891, cause bronchitis, Back Rutland St.Bishopswearmouth. Worked:1850's Railway expansion,Peterborough. See census 1841-1851 Boongate,Petersborough. 1881 St.Bishopswearmouth,Sunderland. Married:Alice surname unknown. Also listed in the Wheelwrights Index & the Interesting Stories link on the home page..  
WANDIN Robert Blacksmith 1888 Robert Wandin, born 21 Feb 1888 Coranderrk Aboriginal Mission,Healesville. Died:Abt.1984 Bairnsdale,Victoria,Australia..  
WEBB Nigel Blacksmith 1818 Samuel Webb, blacksmith. Born: 5th July 1818 Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Wife: Susan De'Ath. The 1861 census lists him as a Blacksmith in Stone KENT. Samuel was my GxG Grandfather..  
WILCOCK James Blacksmith 1804 James Wilcock, blacksmith. Born 1804 & Christened 14 Oct 1804 at St Maryís Kennington, Kent, England. He married Charlotte Hart on 15 May 1826. Children: James born 3rd September 1826 and George born 6th September 1829. James (Snr) was convicted of stealing "fowls" and sentenced at Faversham on 22nd April 1829 to 7 years, transported to Sydney Australia from Sherness, Kent on 9th April 1830 aboard the "Marquis of Hastings" arriving in Sydney 21 August 1830. He was sent to the Dept. of Public Works as a blacksmith on arrival in Sydney. He was made the overseer of blacksmith at Dept. of Public Works. Given an early Ticket of Leave he first went to Windsor, NSW and then to Penrith. Issued Certificate of Freedom 7th July 1838. He had "married" Margaret Kelley and had a further 5 children James born 1834, Sarah Anne born 1837, Edward born 20th March 1843, John Thomas born 15th July 1845 and Mary Ann born 27th October 1848. James died 29th Aug 1860 at Regentville, NSW. Australia. His children in Australia changed the surname spelling to either Wilcox or Willcox. James is listed in the Blacksmiths of Kent & Australia plus in the Fingersmiths Index..  
WILLIAMS Edward Ford Blacksmith & Ironmonger,
employs 2 men.
1808 Edward Ford William, born 1808 (baptised Rochester). Died: 28 Dec 1887 Chatham. Wife: Harriet HOLDEN, married 7th June 1829 at parish church Chatham. Their five children were: Sarah Ann (1830), Richard (1832), Helen (1834), Emma (1836), & Harriett (1838). 1881: census, living at 46 High St (Parish of Gillingham) Still listed as Ironmonger & employing 2 men. 1871: census, listed as Blacksmith & Ironmonger. See also Iron Workers Index..  
WILSON Thomas Blacksmith 1841 Thomas Wilson 40yrs,Greenich,Kent. Born: not in Kent. Wife: Cath35yrs. Thomas 10yrs,George 5yrs, boy 1yr old..  
WOOD James Blacksmith 1856 James Wood, blacksmith. Born 1856 in Yalding Kent. The 1871 UK census lists him as 15yrs, living at Congelow Street, Yalding, Kent with parents blacksmith John 55yrs & Eliza 42yrs plus siblings. In 1881 he James is 25yrs, living at Bearsted Street, Bearsted Kent; still with parents John & Eliza. Siblings: Kate 17yrs (dressmaker) & John 13yrs (see Blacksmiths of Kent). James married Elizabeth Mercer & they had 10 children. James had Forges at various times in Bearsted, Yalding, Smarden Bell (next to the Bell public house) and at Puckley where James died in 1952 (and it was next door to the forge that they did a lot of the filming for the "Darling Buds of May".  
WOOD John (Jnr) Blacksmith 1868 John Wood (Jnr), blacksmith. Born 1868 in Yalding, Kent. The 1871 UK census lists him as 3yrs, living at Congelow Street, Yalding, Kent with parents blacksmith John Wood 45yrs & Eliza 36yrs. Siblings: Jane 17yrs; James 15yrs. In 1881 John is 13yrs living at Bearsted Street, Bearsted Kent; still with parents John & Eliza . Siblings: Kate 17yrs (dressmaker) & James 25yrs (see Blacksmiths of Kent for James & parents). 1891: John (Jnr) is 22yrs, still living with parents at same address listing John (Snr) as 65yrs, Eliza 53yrs. Sister Kate Underdown 27yrs; niece Nellie 8yrs.  
WOOD John (Snr) Blacksmith (Master) 1826 John Wood (Snr), master blacksmith, employs 2 men. Born 1826 in Loose, Kent. The 1871 UK census lists him as 45yrs, living at Congelow Street, Yalding, Kent with wife Eliza 36yrs (born Mereworth, Kent). Children listed: Jane 17yrs; James 15yrs; Kate 7yrs; John 3yrs. In 1881 John (Snr) is 55yrs, living at Bearsted Street, Bearsted Kent; with wife Eliza. Children listed: James 25yrs (blacksmith); Kate 17yrs (who later became Kate Underdown) & John 13yrs (later became a blacksmith). See also 1891 census, John (Snr) is 65yrs; Eliza 53yrs. John (Jnr) 23yrs. Kate Underdown/Wood 27yrs. granddaughter Nellie 8yrs..  
WOODS William (Jnr) Blacksmith 1841 William (Jnr) Woods, married at Folkestone Kent in 1841 and gave his profession as Blacksmith. The marriage certificate also records his father William with the profession of Blacksmith..  
WOODS William (Snr) Blacksmith 1841 William (Snr) Woods, I have two William Woods, father and son, in my family. The son married at Folkestone Kent in 1841 and gave his profession as Blacksmith. The marriage certificate also records his father William with the profession of Blacksmith..  
YELLAND Richard Blacksmith 1825 Richard Yelland, blacksmith. Born in Poplar London 1825. Listed in 1871 census as a blacksmith living at 3 Church Street Chatham Kent. The 1861 census lists him as a blacksmith living at 4 Susannah Cottages, the 1841 and 1851 census he is listed as a blacksmith living with his father in Poplar London.In 1881 he is living back in Poplar still working as a blacksmith he died in 1882..  
YOUNG Thomas Blacksmith 1841 Thomas Young 35yrs, Adisham, Kent. Born: Kent. Wife: Harriet 30yrs born Kent. Henny 10yrs,George 8yrs,Alfred 7yrs,.  
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