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Surname Given Name Trade Year Notes
ARNOLD Abraham Blacksmith 1762 Abraham Arnold, born before 1762. Died 4 July 1833. Wife: Sarah Bickley. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
ARNOLD Abraham Blacksmith 1828 Abraham Arnold, born abt. 1828. Died: 5 Jan 1864. Wife: Ann Jordan. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
ASHLEY William Blacksmith 1865 William Ashley, born abt.1865 at Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
BALLINGER William Henry Blacksmith 1849 William Henry Ballinger, born abt.1849. Died: 14 December 1922. Wife: Elizabeth (surname unknown). Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
BATES George Blacksmith 1811 George Bates, born abt.1811. Died: before 12 Aug 1860. Wife: Eleanor Jane Robinson. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
BUCKINGHAM William Frederick Blacksmith 1853 William Frederick Buckingham died:abt.1853. Wife: Ellen Balaam. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
CLAY Abraham Blacksmith-Journeyman 1868 Abraham Clay, blacksmith Journeyman. Born in 1868 and lived in Ashley, Morton Say, Market Drayton, Shropshire. I do not know where he did his Apprenticeship, sadly. He was married in 1888 to Martha Pitchford in Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire. He worked on the Trentham Gardens Estate in Trentham, Staffordshire as Blacksmith to the estate, and is listed in 1912 in the Newcastle Potteries and District Directory, (lists as an A. Clay, a Blacksmith in Ash Green, an area in Trentham which includes Longton Road,Staffordshire). Abraham died in 1939 in Longton, Staffordshire. Abraham is listed in Blacksmiths of Staffordshire and Shropshire..  
CLAY Francis Blacksmith 1821 Francis Clay, born before 5 Aug 1821. Died: 3 Jan 1885. Wife: Emma Thompson (aka ?Topliss). Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
COLLETT George Blacksmith(Master) 1817 George Collett, blacksmith. Born 1817 in Admington Gloucestershire. Died 1896 in Stoke on Trent Staffordshire. The 1851 UK census lists him as 53yrs, a blacksmith at Back Ends, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire; with wife maria (nee Jennings) 47yrs. They had ten children. In 1861: a blacksmith at Cow Fair, Chipping Campden, Glouscestershire. 1871: master blacksmith at The Butts, Mickleton, Gloustershire. 1881: an Inn Keeper/blacksmith, Swan Inn, Eccleshall, Staffs. 1891: Retired blacksmith at Cornwallis Street, Stoke on Trent Staffordshire. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire & Staffordshire for blacksmith sons Walter Collett and George(Henry George) Collett ..  
COLLETT Henry George Blacksmith - Apprentice 1858 Henry George Collett, blacksmith. Born about 1858 in Campjordan, Gloucestershire, England. The 1871 UK census lists him as 13yrs, apprentice, at 20 The Butts, Mickelton, Gloustershire. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire & Staffordshire for blacksmith father George Collett ; mother Maria and brother Walter Collett ..  
COLLETT Walter Blacksmith - Journeyman 1852 Walter Collett, blacksmith journeyman. Born about 1852 in Campjordan, Gloucestershire, England. The 1871 UK census lists him as 19yrs, at 20 The Butts, Mickelton, Gloustershire. See Blacksmiths of Gloucestershire & Staffordshire for blacksmith father George Collett ; mother Maria and brother George(Henry George) Collett ..  
ELLARD Henry Blacksmith,
Whitesmith & Locksmith
1861 Henry Ellard was an apprentice Locksmith in Willenhall Staffordshire in 1861and a white smith still in Willenhall in 1891 between these dates he was a Stamper and pieser. Listed in the Blacksmiths of Staffodshire, Whitesmiths & Locksmiths Indexes..  
FARNSWORTH John Blacksmith 1825 John Farnsworth, born before 1825. Died: before 22 Oct 1852. Wife: Ann Spooner. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
FARNSWORTH Thomas Blacksmith 1790 Thomas Farnsworth, born abt.1790. Died: before 10 Nov 1852. Wife: Maria Belfield. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
FARROW John Blacksmith 1840 John Farrow . Occupation stated on daughter Hannah Hill (nee Farrow's) marriage certificate to Israel Clough in 1840. Place of marriage Prestbury, Cheshire, England. Listed in both Cheshire & Staffordshire Blacksmiths Indexes..  
FLOYD Henry Blacksmith 1864 Harry Floyd, blacksmith stricker. Born 1864 in Birmingham, Stafforfshire, England. Wife: Emma Poole. Children: Leah, Gertrude, Earnest, Harry, George..  
GIBSON William Blacksmith 1848 William Gibson, born abt.1848. Died: after 1881. Wife: Eliza Hollis. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
GREEN George Blacksmith 1821 George Green, born abt.1821. Died: before 29 Oct 1878. Wife: Mary Anne (surname unknown). Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
GREY William Blacksmith 1861 William Grey, born abt.1861. Died: after 1881. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
HADDOCK John Blacksmith 1802 John Haddock, blacksmith. Born 1742, baptized 06 March 17142 at Cannock, Staffordshire, England. John died October 1802 at Penkridge, buried 28th July 1802 at Cannock, St Lukeís, Staffordshire, single. Evidence obtained from a will deposition. John was the son of blacksmith Walter Haddock (died1779)..  
HADDOCK Walter Blacksmith 1779 Walter Haddock, blacksmith. Details obtained from his will dated 1779 and proven in 1782 the year of his death in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. Walterís son John Haddock (1742-1802) was also a blacksmith..  
HANCOX Samuel Blacksmith 1853 Samuel Hancox, born 1853. Died: 1925. Wife: Anne Harriet Matley. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
HOLLAND George Blacksmith   George Holland. Wife: Mary (surname unknown). Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire. No other details given..  
HOLLAND George Blacksmith 1821 George Holland, born 1821 at Market Drayton Shropshire. Died 25 January 1896 Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. Married Ann Wiltshaw 27 December 1841 Wolstanton, Staffs. On marriage certificate occupation recorded as blacksmith, later a coal miner. George is recorded as being blind from 1856. The 1891 census shows him living at 33 Hall Street, Tunstall, Staffs..  
HUGHES William Hugh Blacksmith 1867 William Hugh Hughes, born abt.1867. Died: after 1901. Wife: Mary (surname unknown). Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
INNS James Thomas Norman Blacksmith 1877 James Thomas Norman Inns, born: 1877 in Walsall, Staffordshire, England. Was a Blacksmith in Walsall. Died:1949 in Walsall, Staffordshire..  
INNS Thomas William Blacksmith 1857 Thomas William Inns, born: 1857 in Gawcott,Buckinghamshire. Died: 1912 in Walsall, Staffordshire. He was a traveling Blacksmith..  
JACKSON Thomas Blacksmith & Spade Moulder 1776 Thomas Jackson, blacksmith and Spade Moulder. Born 1776 Scropton, Derbyshire. Married Burton on Trent. Worked Yoxall, Staffordshire, England and died 1861 in Yoxall, Staffordshire. Listed in both Blacksmiths of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Implements (Agricultural) Indexes..  
JOHNSON Thomas Blacksmith 1804 Thomas Johnson, born abt.1804. Died: after 1871. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
JOHNSON Walter Blacksmith 1841 Walter Johnson, born abt.1841. Died: after 1861. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
KEELING Alexander Blacksmith 1863 Alexander Keeling (Snr) was born 1863 Walsall, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire,UK. He was my great grandfather was I believe he married Margaret Lloyd in Llanfyllin in 1885 (born 1865, Voel ?Flintshire). Children: Mary Keeling born 1888, Margaret.G.Keeling born1891, Elizabeth Sarah Keeling, b1892 (my Grandmother), Alexander Keeling(Jnr) born 1897, Rosie Keeling ?born 1902. The 1891 census states Alexander was living at 3 Lyon Street, Runcorn, Chester,UK. 1901 census states he is living at 13 Elan Village, Llanwrthwl, Brecon, Wales,UK..  
LAW Job Blacksmith 1799 Job law, blacksmith. Born 1799 West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Job was son of Thomas and Jane Law. Married Ann Pares 1822 at Handsworth. Children Hannah, Sarah, Mary, Samuel, Betsy, Phoebe, Ann, Jane and Thomas. O ccupation blacksmith in 1841, 1851 census, missing from 1861 grandfather in 1871 census. Died 1872. Described as a railway smith in 1858. His son Thomas born 1840 was also a railway smith..  
LOWE Thomas Blacksmith 1828 Thomas Lowe, blacksmith. Born about 1828 in Keele, Staffordshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 23yrs, unmarried and living at 121 Soothay, Keele, Staffordshire with his sister Anne Lowe (born about 1830). Also listed are two lodgers Thomas Tompkinson 22yrs (coal miner) and Mary Tompkinson 21yrs plus Harriet Dean 8 months infant..  
MEAKIN George Blacksmith 1891 George Meakin, blacksmith. Seen in the 1891 England & Wales Census with his wife Annie Meakin. Living in StaffordshireTownship:Chesterton Page: 96 Family: 163Line: 7Image: 28..  
MILLINGTON James Blacksmith 1918 James Millington, born: unknown. Died: before 1918. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
MOBBERLY Elijah Blacksmith 1911 Elijah Mobberly, born: unknown. Died: before 1911. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
MOODY George (Snr) Blacksmith 1834 George Moody (Snr), born abt 1834. Died: 8 Jun 1879. Wife: Harriet (surname unknown). Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
MORGAN Thomas William Blacksmith 1865 Thomas William Morgan, born about 1865 in Oxford. Recorded as Boatsmith in 1881, 1891 and 1901. Married Sarah Ann Wood in 1888..  
NEVILL William Blacksmith 1823 William Nevill, born before 1823. Died: unknown. Wife: Mary Ann Gretton (aka Sturges). Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
ORME Henry Blacksmith   Henry Orme was a blacksmith at Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire. No other details given..  
ORME Mickel Blacksmith 1811 Mickel Orme, born abt.1811. Died: after 1861. Wife: Mary (surname unknown). Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
OSBORN John Godfree Blacksmith 1852 John Godfree Osborn, born abt.1852. Died: After 1924. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
OSBORNE John Blacksmith   John Osborne. Wife: Martha (surname unknown). Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire. No other details given..  
PALMER George Blacksmith 1875 George Palmer, born abt.1875. Died: after 1891. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
PALMER Thomas Haniford Blacksmith 1850 Thomas Haniford Palmer, born abt.18150. Died: after 1891. Wife: Sarah Ann Walker. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
PLANT Henry Blacksmith 1850 Henry Plant, born 1850 in Leeks, Staffordshire, England. Died: 1932 in Tamworth,Staffordshire. See Blacksmiths of Warwickshire for his son Edwin Plant. Henry worked as a Blacksmith in Fazeley, Staffordshire..  
RICE Thomas Blacksmith 1797 Thomas Rice, blacksmith. Born about 1797. In 1841 Thomas lived in Princes End, Sedgeley, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. His date of birth is approx 1797. Thomas lived with his wife and large family of nine children. Two of his children John Rice and George Rice both born in 1826 were also blacksmiths..  
ROBINSON Abraham Blacksmith 1784 Abraham Robinson, born before 15 Aug 1784. Died: 27 Feb 1871. Wife: Jane Matson. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
ROBINSON Joseph Blacksmith 1798 Joseph Robinson, born before 25 April 1798. Died: unknown. Wife: Jane (surname unknown). Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
RODDY Dominik Blacksmith   Dominik Roddy was a blacksmith at Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire. No other details given..  
ROUND Edward Blacksmith 1816 Edward Round, blacksmith. Born about 1816 (going by age in 1841 census), in Sedgley-STAFFS. The 1841 UK census lists him as ?25yrs, a blacksmith at Crop Street, Tipton, STAFFS. Others listed are Matilda Round 25yrs, Matilda 2yrs infant and Thomas Round 20yrs (blacksmith). In 1851 census Edward is a boiler maker, ?40yrs, at Tipton,Cross St. Sedgley, with wife (1) Matilda 25yrs (born Rowley-STAFFS) and son Thomas 9yrs. In 1861: a blacksmith 50yrs, at Campbell Terrace Birkenhead; . His wife (2) is now Eliza 48yrs (born London). In 1864 his is again listed as boilermaker, at Edmund Street. Married again in Parish Church Liverpool to (3) Margaret Connel, widow (born Liverpool). 1861 census: Edward is 60yrs, boilermake and wife Margaret 43yrs. 1881: Edward 70yrs, boilermaker, at 150 Athol Street,Liverpool; wife Margaret 53yrs. Edward died 20 Dec 1884 aged 72yrs , 150 Athol Street,Liverpool. Margaret still living. Edward See Blacksmiths of Staffordshire for his brother of Thomas Round born 1831..  
ROUND Thomas Blacksmith 1821 Thomas Round, blacksmith. Born about 1821 in Sedgley STAFFS. The 1841 UK census lists him as 20yrs, living with his brother blacksmith Edward ?25yrs, at Tipton,Cross St. See blacksmiths of Staffordshire for brother Edward and his family..  
RYAN Bernard Blacksmith,
Farrier - Military
1887 Bernard Ryan, blacksmith, farrier, military. Born 30 June 1887 at 41 Forgate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, England. The 1891 UK census lists him as 3yrs living at ?26 Gaol Road, Stafford with parents Patrick & Julie plus siblings. In 1901 he is 14yrs (blacksmith) at 40 Grey Friars, Stafford with parents & siblings. In the 1911 census his name appears as a blacksmith but the whole line has subsequently been crossed out. In the meantime the family have moved to 25 Forgate Street. Iím not sure why his absence occurred but in January 1913 he signs his Attestation form for the Territorial Force ( Staffordshire Yeomanry ) and gives his place of work as Corporation Stafford, Borough Hall and his trade as a Shoeing Smith. On his Military History Sheet his service is for 3 years and 177 days at Home and is discharged for defective vision on the 5th July 1916. I suppose Iím curious has to who he worked for from 1916 up to the time he got married in 1929 when he married Elizabeth Mary Alcock. Children: John Daniel 1930, Elizabeth Agnes Anne 1931, Patrick 1933 and Michael 1936. Listed in Blacksmiths of Staffordshire, Farriers & Military Indexes. Any help appreciated..  
SHEPHERD Isaac Blacksmith 1864 Isaac Shepherd, blacksmith. Born in October 1864 at Carter Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England and died in September 1925 Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire. Son of John Shepherd (1839-1913). In the 1891 census he is listed as a blacksmith living at The Heath, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. The 1901 census lists him as a blacksmith living at 32 Wilson Street, NUL, Staffordshire. In 1911 Isaac is listed as a blacksmith living at 9 Railway Street, NUL, Staffordshire. See Blacksmiths of Derbyshire for his grandfather (Thomas 1813-1877)..  
SHEPHERD John Blacksmith 1839 John Shepherd, blacksmith. Born in July 1839 Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England. Died December 1913, Staffordshire, England. The son of Thomas Shepherd (1813-1877). The 1861 census lists John as a blacksmith living at Carter Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. 1871 census, he is a blacksmith living at Carter Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. 1881 census, he is a coachsmith living at Carter Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.1891 census Ė listed as Blacksmith living at Carter Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. 1901 census, he is a blacksmith living at Carter Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire and in 1911 John is an old age pensioner living at Carter Street. His son Isaac was also a blacksmith. See Blacksmiths of Derbyshire for his father and grandfather..  
SHERRATT John Blacksmith 1825 John Sherratt, born in Staffordshire about 1825. Recorded as Blacksmith on the 1881 census..  
SKELLETT William Blacksmith 1812 William Skellett was a Blacksmith & farrier in Appleby (on the Leicester, Derbyshire border) in 1851. He was born and baptised in Appleby and was there in 1841 but had not remained in Appleby throughout as his sons William and Arthur and daughter Theodora were born in Tamworth, Warwickshire between 1845-1850. In 1861 he was in Edingale, Staffordshire a blacksmith. He was still described as a blacksmith in 1881 in Stapenhill, Derbyshire. Listed on Blacksmiths of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire. Indexes and on the Farriers Index..  
SLATER Harry (Snr) Blacksmith 1872 Harry Slater(Snr), born abt.1782. Died: unknown. Wife: Mary Stewart Norman. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
SLATER William Blacksmith 1897 William Slater. Date & place of birth unknown. Died: before 1897. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
SMITH William Blacksmith 1852 William Smith, blacksmith. Born 1852 in Anslow, Staffordshire, England. The 1881 census lists him as a Blacksmith, living in Tutbury. Wife: Caroline Crossley. I cannot find any trace of him in any other census although I believe that he died before the 1891 census as his wife shows in that census as a widow..  
SOMMERS John Blacksmith   John Sommers was a blacksmith at Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire. No other details given..  
STANTON Hugh Blacksmith 1881 Hugh Stanton. Date & place of birth unknown. Died: after 1881. Wife: fanny Heathcote. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
TABERNER Charles Blacksmith 1881 Charles Taberner, born 1881 at Marchington, Staffordshire. Father: Charles Taberner born 1833. Grandfather: John Taberner(blacksmith) born 1813. Brother: Henry (blacksmith) born 1833..  
TABERNER Henry Blacksmith 1833 Henry Taberner, born 1883 at Marchington.Staffordshire. Father: Charles Taberner born 1833. Grandfather: John Taberner(blacksmith) born 1813. Brother: Charles (blacksmith) born 1881..  
TABERNER John Blacksmith 1813 John Taberner, born 1813 in Leith, Scotland. Wife: Harriet Marston, married 29th June 1834 at Marchington, Staffordshire. Children: Stanford born 28th March 1842 at Marchington, Charles born 1833 at Marchington. Charles Taberner had two sons: John born 1856 at Marchington & Connell born 1861 at Trent Vale, Staffordshire. Also, John Taberner born 1856 had two sons, both Blacksmiths, namely Charles born 1881 at Marchington and Henry born 1883 at Marchington..  
TINSLEY John Blacksmith 1821 John Tinsley, blacksmith. Born about 1821. In 1841 lived at Princes End, Sedgeley, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. His dob 1821. Also living at this address was Hannah Tinsley dob 1821..  
TURNOCK Peter Blacksmith - Blacksmiths Striker 1838 Peter Turnock was Christened 23 September 1838 St. James, Audley, Staffs. 1851 census Peter age 13 was a pupil at the Manchester Deaf and Dumb School, Old Trafford, Manchester. 1871 census a boarder with Baskeyfield family in Talke, Audley, Staffs - employed as a blacksmith and recorded as being deaf and dumb from birth. Son of Thomas Turnock b. 1796 and Hannah Wilshaw..  
TURNOCK Thomas Blacksmith 1796 Thomas Turnock, born 11 January 1796 Biddulph Moor, Staffs. 1851 census living Martins Bank, Talke, Audley, Staffs. Married Hannah Wilshaw..  
UPTON Edwin Blacksmith   Edwin Upton. Wife: Ann Lester. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire. No other details given..  
WHITE George Harry Blacksmith   George Harry White. Wife: Anne Emma (surname unknown). Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire. No other details given..  
WILLETTS John Blacksmith 1806 John Willetts, blacksmith. Born c.1806 Brewood, Staffordshire, Recorded in the 1851 and 1881 census at Willenhall, wife Hannah Shelvoke. Father was John Willets (Snr). Unrelated to Thomas & Charles Willetts who were convicted for stealing clothing and transported aboard Cygnet to Tasmania..  
WILLETTS Thomas Blacksmith 1773 Thomas Willetts, blacksmith master. Born c. 1773 in Brewood Staffordshire and died June 1828in Wolverhampton. Wife Ettey (Henrietta Jones 1775-1864). At least four of their sons, born in Brewood, became Locksmiths. See the Locksmiths Index for two sons Thomas and Charles who were convicted for stealing clothing and transported to Tasmania for 7 years..  
WINDRIDGE Alfred Blacksmith 1876 Alfred Windridge, born abt.1876. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire. Died: 25 Feb 1904. Alfred never married. His sister was Annie Elizabeth. Father: Richard Windridge born 1832..  
WINDRIDGE Richard Blacksmith 1832 Richard Windridge, born abt.1832. Died: 1st Oct 1899. Wife: Matilda Bridgen. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire..  
WINDRIDGE Thomas Blacksmith 1884 Thoms Windridge, born abt.1884. Whittington near Lichfield,Staffordshire. Died: 7th Sept 1955. Wife: Ada Maria Biss. Father: Richard Windridge born 1832..  
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