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Surname Given Name Trade Year Notes
ARNOLD Edwin Locksmith 1818 Edwin Arnold, locksmith master, employing 4 men. Born and baptized in 1818 in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England. Edwin was the son of lockmaker John Arnold (1791-) In 1841 Edwin was 20yrs, a locksmith journeyman living with his father John and brothers Samuel 20yrs & George 14yrs at Willenhall Staffordshire. In 1851 Edwin is 31yrs, a locksmith master living in Willenhall with his wife Sarah 25yrs & children Louisa 1yr infant & Henry A. 4yrs. Also listed is John Houlston, 15yrs, apprentice and Margaret Mulligan 12yrs, servant. Sarah died between 1861-1871. Edwin can be followed through the censusís 1851, 1861, 1871 where he is 53yrs old..  
ARNOLD George Locksmith 1818 George Arnold, locksmith. Born about 1827 in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England. He was a son of locksmith John Arnold (born 1791). The 1841 census lists George as 14yrs, living with his father John and brothers Edwin (born 1818) a locksmith and Samuel (born about 1818)..  
ARNOLD John Locksmith 1791 John Arnold, locksmith. Born in 1791 in Sharehill Staffordshire, England. Listed as a locksmith on his son Edwinís Baptism certificate dated 1818 in Willenhall Staffordshire. The 1841 census lists John as 45yrs living in Willenhall with sons Edwin 20yr (locksmith), Samuel 20yrs & George 14yrs. John follows through census 1851, 1861, and 1871 where he is a 70-year-old Lock manufacturer..  
BENTLEY/BROADWOOD Samuel Locksmith 1782 Samuel Bentley (Broadwood), locksmith. Born in 1782 in Brewood, Staffordshire, England. The 1851 Census lists Samuel Bentley (Broadbent) of Brewood aged 69 years, living in Brewood with his wife Sarah aged 52 years. Son James 8 yrs. Sister Ellen Burton 22yrs (visitor) with her sons John 2 yrs and Wiliam 2 mths infant. Samuelís son was a canal boatsman and married his wife in Northamptonshire and died in a catastrophic canal accident. I think the Census man was having a bad day and recorded him as Bentley instead of Broadbent as he was Broadbent on the census before and afterwards..  
BISSELL Edward Henry Locksmith 1849 Edward Henry Bissell, whitesmith, Locksmith and Bell Hanger. Born 1849 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England. Died: 1909. Parents: Samuel Bissell and Clementina Ellard. Married Emily Timms at Leamington Priors (now Spa) in 1874. Six known children. Hardware and Bicycle shop started in Warwick Street, Leamington, alongside the smithing business. Shop known 'Bissell Bicycles'. Listed in both the Whitesmith Index & the Locksmiths Index..  
BISSELL Samuel Locksmith 1842 Samuel Bissell, whitesmith, Locksmith and Bell Hanger. Born in 1842 in Leamingto, Warwickshire, England. Died: 1911. Parents: Samuel Bissell and Clementina Ellard. Married Emma Sergeant at Leamington Priors (now Spa), in 1868. Nine known children. Listed in both the Whitesmith Index & the Locksmiths Index..  
BISSELL William Ernest Locksmith 1878 William Ernest Bissell, whitesmith, Locksmith, Engineer, Fitter, Mechanic. Born 1878 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England. Died: 1972. Parents: Edward Henry Bissell and Emily Timms. Married Mabel Harriett Sewell in 1909 in Milverton, Leamington. Had five children. Worked in the family business with his two brothers later involving smithing, cycle and motor car maintenance. Listed in both the Whitesmith Index & the Locksmiths Index..  
BROADWOOD/BENTLEY Samuel Locksmith 1782 Samuel Bentley (Broadwood), locksmith. Born in 1782 in Brewood, Staffordshire, England. The 1851 Census lists Samuel Bentley (Broadbent) of Brewood aged 69 years, living in Brewood with his wife Sarah aged 52 years. Son James 8 yrs. Sister Ellen Burton 22yrs (visitor) with her sons John 2 yrs and Wiliam 2 mths infant. Samuelís son was a canal boatsman and married his wife in Northamptonshire and died in a catastrophic canal accident. I think the Census man was having a bad day and recorded him as Bentley instead of Broadbent as he was Broadbent on the census before and afterwards..  
CUTRI Trevor Locksmith 2005 Trevor Cutri, locksmith master. Working and living in Perth,Western Australia in 2005 onwards. Contact admin.. Visit site
ELLARD Edward Locksmith 1836 Edward Ellard, locksmith. Born about 1836, in Willoughby Warwickshire, England. He worked as a locksmith's apprentice 1851-1881, at Willenhall Baker & Locksmith and became an Evangelist preacher C of E by 1901 when he was in Stoke on Trent. His brother Henry is also listed in this Locksmiths Index..  
ELLARD Henry Locksmith 1845 Henry Ellard, Locksmith, whitesmith. Born about 1845, Willougby, Warwickshire, England. In 1861 Henry is a locksmith apprentice with master locksmith Henry Arnold at Leave Lane, Willenhall, Staffordshire. 1881: Henry is 34yrs, a stamper and piercer. Still in Willenhall with wife Sarah 38yrs and daughter Gertrude 10yrs. Visitor: Alice Ellard 11yrs. See Locksmith Index for other family members..  
MURRAY John Locksmith 1841 John Murray, locksmith, journeyman. Born about 1791 in Devon, England. The 1841 census lists John as 50yrs, living in Batter Street, Plymouth Parish St. Charles the Martyr with wife Ann 50yrs born Devon. NO further information..  
NEWMAN Samuel Locksmith 1681 Samuel Newman, locksmith & blacksmith of Epsom (Ebbisham), Surrey, England. Married 1681 to Dorothy Wheeler of Epsom at Headley, Surrey. Will dated 27 August 1719; will proved 16 October 1719. Also listed in the Blacksmiths of Surrey Index..  
SMALL Alfred Locksmith 1857 Alfred Small, locksmith. Born about 1857, in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England. The 1881 UK census lists him as 24yrs, living at 58 Mayers Green, West Bromich, Satffordshire with wife Alice 20yrs. In 1891 Alfred is 34yrs, Alice 31yrs.95 Bloxwich Rd, Willenhall. Children: Arthur.E. Small 4yrs; Joseph Small 2yrs..  
SMALL James Locksmith 1806 James Small, locksmith. Born about 1806 in Willenhall,Staffordshire, England The 1851 UK census lists James as ,45yrs, living at house number 37 Mill Street, Willenhall; with wife Jane Worthington (? nee Barmer) 38yrs (born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire). Children: Elijah Small 8yrs; Enoch Small 6yrs; ?step-daughters Fanny Worthington 9yrs; Elizabeth Worthington 7yrs. ?step-son Reuben Worthington 4yrs. James married Jane in September 1850..  
SMITH Isaac Locksmith 1775 Isaac Smih, locksmith. No: 2, Milk 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..  
SMITH Joseph (Jnr) Locksmith 1831 Joseph Smith (Jnr), locksmith. Born 1831 Willenhall, Staffordshire, England. The son of Joseph (Snr) listed in this index, padlock maker in 1851..  
SMITH Joseph (Snr) Locksmith 1814 Joseph Smith (Snr), locksmith in Willenhall Staffordshire, England. 1814 baptism of son Thomas 1861 - 62 year old locksmith still in Willenhall. ..  
WORTHINGTON Joseph Locksmith 1811 Joseph Worthington, locksmith. Born about 1811, Staffordshire, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 30yrs, living at Willenhall,Staffordshire; with wife Jane 25yrs (possibly nee Barmer). Children: John 6yrs; Mary Ann 8yrs; Joseph 2yrs. See UK Free BMDs: Joseph Worthington of Wolverhampton died 1848. Jane re-married in September 1850 to locksmith James Small (listed in this index)..  
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