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Surname Given Name Trade Year Notes
BLUNSON John Blacksmith 1715 John Blunson, blacksmith. Born about 1715 in Finedon, Northamptonshire, England. John was blacksmith. "On the opposite side of Regent Street, fronting Stocks Hill, was an old house and smithy, owned in 1739 by John Blunsom and in 1806 by James Blunsom. By 1816 it had come into the ownership of the Girls Charity School Trustees and Robert Hseldine was the tenant blacksmith" from book on Finedon. The accounts of the Finedon overseers show the following expenditure in relation to lunatics and the mentally ill: 21 Oct 1721 Gave John Blomsom for on locking of Judahs lock 2d., For 2 pieces of wood to stake Judah 6d., For going to Isham to Look Judah & Spent 1s 0d. from book on Finedon. Blunsoms Bill was paid 2.8s.0d for hanging the great bell in the church in 1761. from book on Finedon..  
BUSWELL Richard Blacksmith 1790 Richard Buswell, blacksmith. Born 23 October 1790 ,Market Harborough, Northamptonshire, England. Baptised 1st Nov 1790, Market Harborough. Independent, married in Market Harborough 6th November 1817 to Elizabeth Bromwich (born circa 1799 Burton Latimer, died 22 Sep 1840 at Desborough age 41). He was a blacksmith initially at Market Harborough but later at Desborough where he was living with his surviving children in 1841 and where he died 2 Apr 1857..  
EDWARDS William Antony Blacksmith 1844 William (Anthony) Edwards, journeyman blacksmith. Born 1844 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. His father was a blacksmith too I think. (Could be Hensington, Bladon but not sure. Think this was a workhouse?). No more knowledge until found him in Nottingham in 1882 where he married Matilda Barton. He then lived in Kettering Northants (1891 and 1901 census) still working as blacksmith. Died Kettering 14 December 1911. Listed in Blacksmiths of Oxfordshire; Nottinghamshire; Northamptonshire..  
HINES John Blacksmith & Coachbuilder 1839 John Hines, blacksmith. Born in Weston Favel, Northamptonshire in 1839. Wife: Elizabeth Smith, married in Caldecot, Rutland 1869. The marriage certificate states he was a Coachmaker. He then moved to Market Harborough and moved to Birmingham, Warwickshire. On his sons bith certificate in 1873 it states he was a coachsmith. The 1901 Census states he was a Blacksmith living at Hanover street in Birmingham. He died on he 18 November 1908 age 69 years as a Coachsmith Journeyman at 38 Bell Barn road in Birmingham. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Leicestershire & Warwickshire. Also listed in Cartwrights Index..  
LAXTON Henry Blacksmith 1741 Henry Laxton, blacksmith of Gretton. Will dated 1741, proved 1753. Wife:Sarah. Brothers:Thomas & Robert. Kinswoman, Frances Gray formerly Harrison, wife of William Gray: residuary legatee and Executrix..  
MASON Ferdinando Blacksmith 1643 Fernando Mason, blacksmith. Born at Exton, Rutland, circa 1643. He settled in Gretton, Northamptonshire, circa 1678. He and his wife Elizabeth had seven children baptized at Gretton between 1676 and 1683: In 1688 and 1690 two of his children, for whom I have not found baptisms, were buried at Gretton. Ferdinando was buried at Gretton in 1708 and Elizabeth also was buried there in 1711. The Gretton Register does not give Ferdinando's occupation but in 1685 he made a witness statement, where he was described as Ferdinando Mason, Blacksmith, of Gretton, Northants, for 17 yrs, aged 42yrs and originally from Exton, Rutland. Also entered in Blacksmiths of Rutland Index..  
MILLEY William Blacksmith 1813 William Milley, blacksmith, of Gretton. Wife Mary. Two daughters baptized at Gretton in 1813 and 1816..  
SMALL Thomas Blacksmith 1856 Thomas Small , blacksmith. Born about 1856, in Bilston,Staffordshire. The 1891 UK census lists him as 35yrs, at Dallington, Northampton, UK. with wife Ellen 30yrs born Kettering Northants, Northamptonshire. See census 1891 & 1901 of several children listed..  
TEMPLAR (TEMPLER) Jacob Blacksmith 1805 Jacob Templar, blacksmith. Born 1805 at Laxton, Northamptonshire. Parents: Charles Templar and Elizabeth Elliot). In 1829 he married Ann Scott at Gretton, where he was settled and where their five children were baptized. The youngest child, who only lived a few weeks, was baptized in 1837 shortly before Ann Scott's death. In 1856 Jacob married Elizabeth Bailey Bradshaw who was about 27 years younger than him and a further four children were baptized at Gretton, the youngest being born a week after Jacob's death on 30 Dec. 1860..  
TEMPLER Charles Blacksmith 1829 Charles Templar,blacksmith. Born 1829 at Gretton, Northamptonshire. Father: Jacob Templer(a Blacksmith). 1853: he married Hannah Tee and they had five children. Charles and Hannah stayed in Gretton until 1855. From 1856 to 1858 they were in Caldecot, Rutland and by 1860 they had moved to Great Easton, Leicestershire, where they spent the rest of their lives. Charles and Hannah both died in 1892. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Leicestershire & Rutland..  
WEATHERHEAD Adam Blacksmith 1835 Adam Weatherhead, blacksmith, of Tweedmouth. Wife Jane. Three children baptized at Tweedmouth between 1835 and 1840..  
WOODCOCK Thomas Blacksmith 1696 Thomas Woodcock, blacksmith. Married Wyborough Smith at Cottingham in 1696/97. Between 1698 and 1716 they had ten children baptized at Cottingham, Northamptonshire,UK..  
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