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Surname Given Name Trade Year Notes
ADAMS George Blacksmith 1826 George Adams, master blacksmith. Born about 1826 Titsey near Godstone, Surrey, England. Died March quarter 1881. The 1871 UK census lists George as 48yrs, living near the Church, Titsey, Surrey with wife Ann 46yrs (born Newbury, Berkshire). Children: James 11yrs; Edward 4yrs; Eliza. A. 14yrs; Fanny 13yrs; Mary. E. 10yrs; Rhoda 6yrs. In 1881, Ann (Annie) is 57yrs. Children: James 21yrs, unmarried; Rhoda 16yrs; Edward 14yrs; Fanny Wellard (nee Adams), 23yrs, married. Grandchildren:Alfred. C. Wellard 3yrs; Albert. W. Wellard 1yr infant..  
BERRY Daniel (Jnr) Blacksmith 1810 Daniel Berry (Jnr), blacksmith. Born about 1810 in Surrey. The 1841 UK census lists him as 31yrs, living at London Street Chertsey, Surrey. See Blacksmiths of Surrey for father Daniel (born 1786) and siblings: Thomas Berry 13yrs; John Berry 21yrs(printer); Henry Berry 18yrs(blacksmith); William Berry 13yrs; Elizabeth Berry 33yrs; Ellen Berry 15yrs..  
BERRY Daniel (Snr) Blacksmith 1786 Daniel Berry (Snr), blacksmith. Born 1786 ?place(not in Surrey) and died 1841. The 1841 UK census lists him as 55yrs, at London Street Chertsey, Surrey. Also listed: Daniel Berry 31yrs (blacksmith); Thomas Berry 13yrs; John Berry 21yrs(printer); Henry Berry 18yrs(blacksmith); William Berry 13yrs; Elizabeth Berry 33yrs; Ellen Berry 15yrs..  
BERRY Henry Blacksmith 1823 Henry Berry, blacksmith. Born about 1823 in Surrey. The 1841 UK census lists him as 18yrs, living at London Street Chertsey, Surrey. See Blacksmiths of Surrey for father Daniel (born 1786) and siblings: Thomas Berry 13yrs; John Berry 21yrs(printer); William Berry 13yrs; Elizabeth Berry 33yrs; Ellen Berry 15yrs..  
BLESS William Blacksmith 1821 William Bless, blacksmith journeyman. Born about 1821 in Bermondsey, Surrey. The 1851 UK census lists him as 30yrs,living at 101 Great Suffolk Street with wife Ann 31yrs (born Surrey) plus daughters Mary Ann 5yrs and Frances 1yr infant..  
BYGRAVE Robert Blacksmith 1813 Robert Bygrave, blacksmith, 1813, Southwark Surrey. No other details given..  
CONISBEE Alfred Blacksmith 1830 Alfred Conisbee, blacksmith apprentice. Born about 1830 in Lily, Hertfordshire, England. The 1851 UK census lists him as 21yrs, living with his aunt Drusilla Sheryer at Church Street, Cobham Surrey..  
DAWES / DAWS Henry Compton Blacksmith 1821 Henry Compton Dawes / Daw, blacksmith. Born in Surrey, baptised at Merrow in 1821. He was a Blacksmith in Stoke Next Guildford (Surrey)as it was known. Now it would just be Guildford - Stoke being a small area of Guildford..  
EAST Thomas Blacksmith & Farrier 1881 Thomas East operated from Howard Street Lambeth Surrey, England in the 1880's. Also listed in the Farriers Index. Any info will be very helpful thank you..  
FORD Henry Blacksmith 1832 Henry Ford, blacksmith. Born about 1832, Croydon, Surrey, England. Parents: Samuel (a bricklayer) & Ann Ford. The UK census 1841 lists him as 9yrs old. You can follow his life through from census 1841 to 1901. Married: Mary Moore in September 1853 in Croydon. Children: Elizabeth Ann, Mary Ann, Henry (Jnr), Edith & Lottie.E, By 1901 Henry (Snr) was blind; he died in Croydon, in 1904 aged 75yrs..  
FOX George Daniel Blacksmith 1853 George Daniel Fox. Daughter Sarah Eleanor married William John Amner 16 May 1853, Southwark,Surrey. More information welcome..  
FRY Albert Edward Blacksmith 1863 Albert Edard Fry, born 31 May 1863 in Lambeth Surrey..  
GATWARD Horace Reynolds Blacksmith 1882 Horace Reynolds Gatward, a 4th generation Wheelwright, was born aout 1882 and raised in Haslingfield, Cambs. He moved to Islington in 1901 recording his occupation as Blacksmith. He married Emily Amelia Locke on 14 Jul 1904 at Richmond, Surrey giving his occupation as Farrier. They had four children there but by 1911 were living in Wandsworth and Horace was working as a Taxi Driver. Around 1913 the family emigrated to Canada and lived in Dunbarton, Ontario. On 5 Apr 1916 Horace enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Force. His Service No. was 868187 and he embarked for England in May 1917. He remained in England and was discharged on 4 Jul 1919. In July 1923 the family moved to Detroit, Michigan, USA. Horace became a nationalised American and worked as a Safety Inspector at Briggs Manufacturing. Horace lived to be aged 68 and died on 17 Feb 1950 in Detroit..  
HAMSHAR Daniel Blacksmith 1794 Daniel Hamshar, born 1794, Dorking Surrey. Died:1873. Worked: Dorking, Surrey. See 1841-1851-1861 Census. Aged: 56yrs in 1851..  
HAMSHAR Edward Blacksmith(Master) 1822 Edward Hamshar, born 1822, Dorking Surrey. Died:1893. Worked: Great Bookham, Surrey. See 1861-1871-1881-1891 Census. Aged: 28yrs in 1851..  
HAY John Blacksmith & Shoeing smith 1822 John Hay was born in Carshalton Surrey approx 1822. Wife: Mary Ann (Selwood??),married approx.1845/46 in Erith Kent. Children(5 in all): Elizabeth, Selena, John, Eleanor, William. The census for 1861 & 1881 shows John as a blacksmith. The 1891 Census as a Shoeing Blacksmith. He spent the rest of his life in Kent. He had moved from Erith to Plumstead by 1881 and then to Woolwich in 1891 where he lived with his youngest son William.I am looking for a record of his birth in Carshalton and his death (I assume in Woolwich)..  
HILL Timothy (Jnr) Blacksmith,
Furnishing Ironmonger,
1778 Timothy Hill (Jnr) , ironmonger. Lived circa 1778-1818. Following the death of his mother in 1794, Timothy Hill (jnr) succeeded to the Ironmongers business at 1 Surrey foot of Westminster Bridge Lambeth, but not being of full age his uncle "Interesting Stories" Link on the home page for an image of his work. The HILL family is also listed in the Iron Workers Indexes; the history is very complicated..  
INSTONE George (Jnr) Blacksmith 1863 George Instone (Jnr), born 1863 in Cove was also a blacksmith according to the 1881 census. Son of George (Snr). Grandson of William (Snr)..  
INSTONE George (Snr) Blacksmith 1837 George Instone(Snr) , born 1837 in Blackwater, Hampshire was a blacksmith still at home in Cove according to the 1861 census. Son of William, brother of William(Jnr)..  
INSTONE Joseph Blacksmith 1840 Joseph Instone, born 1840 in Yateley, Cove (another son of William Instone born 1800 and grandfather of Ken Barker) was a blacksmith according to his marriage certificate in 1863..  
INSTONE Thomas Blacksmith 1808 Thomas Instone, born 1808 in Rye (son of Thomas Instone born 1765 and brother to William Instone) was a blacksmith. In 1871 he was living in Aldershot..  
INSTONE Thomas Blacksmith 1765 Thomas Instone, born about 1765, married Ann Bockmaster (born 1767 in Staines Middlesex) in St Sepulchre London in 1794. His wifeís death certificate gave her husbandís profession as blacksmith..  
INSTONE William (Jnr) Blacksmith 1834 William Instone (jnr) born 1834 in Blackwater, Hampshire. Was still a blacksmith at Ash Vale according to the 1901 census..  
INSTONE William (Snr) Blacksmith 1800 William Instone (Snr) born Clapham Surrey in 1800. Died: Farnham Surrey in 1881. Was a blacksmith according to the 1861 census. Lived at Cove Road, Yateley, Cove..  
KNIGHT Charles Blacksmith 1843 1843: Charles Knight, blacksmith. Born about 1843 at Godstone, Surrey. See Blacksmiths of Surrey for parents John Knight (blacksmith) & Elizabeth plus siblings Matilda; Elizabeth; Mary Jane. John and Charles both lived in The Forge, High St, Godstone, Surrey..  
KNIGHT John Blacksmith 1812 John Knight, blacksmith. Born about 1816 in Leigh Surrey, The 1841 Uk census lists him as 25yrs, living at Tylers Green, Godstone, Surrey. The 1851 census lists him as ?39yrs, living at same address with wife Elizabeth 23yrs. Children: Charles 8yrs; Matilda 6yrs; Elizabeth 3yrs; Mary Jane 1yr infant. Son Charles became a blacksmith and John and Charles both lived in The Forge, High St, Godstone, Surrey..  
LAMBERT William Blacksmith 1801 William Lambert, blacksmith. Born about 1801 in Surrey. The 1841 UK census lists him as 40yrs, at Pidlon Street, Shere,Surrey; with wife Ann 40yrs (born Surrey). Children: Thomas 14yrs, Meriah 12yrs, Jane 10yrs, Emma 8yrs, George 7yrs, Ellen 5yrs..  
NEWMAN Hugh Blacksmith 1757 Hugh Newman, blacksmith, of Epsom, Surrey. Married Elizabeth (died 1757), daughter of John Spurlyn..  
NEWMAN Samuel Blacksmith & Locksmith 1681 Samuel Newman, locksmith & blacksmith of Epsom (Ebbisham), Surrey. Married 1681 Dorothy Wheeler of Epsom at Headley, Surrey. Will dated 27 August 1719; will proved 16 October 1719. Also listed in the Locksmiths Index..  
NUTTMAN John Blacksmith 1744 John Nuttman, blacksmith. Born 1744 place unknown. Married Rebecca Rose 1772 in the her parish of Malden, Surrey, England. They had 2 known sons, John and Richard and one known daughter Rebecca. They moved several miles from Malden to a village called Cheam by 1776 as John Nuttman is registered as assaulting a shoe maker and residing in Cheam. John died in 1801 but his descendents remained in Cheam up until the present day..  
REYNOLDS Benjamin Blacksmith 1700 Benjamin Reynolds was a blacksmith in the late 1700ís & was apprenticed to a blacksmith named LUNN in Cove in the parish of Yateley Hampshire (now Berks). His family all came from local parts of this parish back to 1720. Died: 1786 aged 30yrs leaving a wife and 5 children. He died in Isleworth Middlesex his wife having recently given birth to a son Thomas in Isleworth. Two of his other children were born in Cobham Surrey and Kingston also in Surrey. Also listed in Blacksmiths of Hampshire & Middlesex. I believe that he was a travelling blacksmith with his family which would explain the births at these other parishes. I have not found any articles to verify this and wondered if this was a common practice assuming they could not afford their own premises..  
RIDDALL James Blacksmith 1790 James Riddall was born at Rotherhithe, Surrey, in 1790, youngest child of Thomas Riddall Blacksmith. By late 1821 he and his wife Ann were settled in Mile End Old Town, Middlesex, where three of their children were baptized. A fourth child was baptized at St Dunstan Stepney, Middlesex, in 1830. See also Blacksmiths of Surrey..  
RIDDALL Thomas Blacksmith 1740 Thomas Riddall was born circa 1740. Married Elizabeth Orton Webb at Southwark in 1763. Thirteen children all baptized in Rotherhithe, where he died in 1815..  
SLY William Blacksmith 1763 William Sly, was born in approx 1763 in Warminster, Wiltshire. He was buried on 10th July 1834 in Goldaming, Surrey where he was a Blacksmith. He married Sophie Rampton - daughter of John Rampton and Sarah Humphries of Hampshire. Listed in both Blacksmiths of Surrey & Wiltshire Indexes..  
TRUSLER (TRUSSLER) Meshach Blacksmith 1828 Meshach Trusler, born 5 Feb 1828, Fellday, Surrey. Died: 3 Apr 1885, Cranleigh, Surrey. Father: Michael Trusler. Brothers: Shadrach & Michael..  
TRUSLER (TRUSSLER) Michael Blacksmith 1821 Michael Trusler, born 18 Feb 1821 in Abinger, Surrey. Died: 30 Apr 1847. Father: Michael Trusler. Brother: Shadrach Trusler..  
TRUSLER (TRUSSLER) Shadrach Blacksmith 1827 Shadrach Trusler, born about 1827: in Shere, Surrey. 1851: 50yrs, Cranleigh, Surrey. Died: 19 Oct 1892 in Cranleigh, Surrey. Father: Michael Trusler..  
TRUSLER (TUSLER) Michael Blacksmith 1795 Michael Trusler, born in Westhumble, Mickleham, Surrey. 1829: Blacksmith of Fellday. 1841: 45yrs, at Shere, Surrey. 1861: 65yrs, Shere, Surry. Died: 20 Apr 1869 in Sutton, Shere, Surrey. The surname started out as Tusler and this changed top Trusler somewhere along the line..  
UFFOLD John Blacksmith 1811 John Uffold, blacksmith. Born about 1811 in Surrey, England. The 1841 UK census lists him as 30yrs, at Shere, Surrey; with wife Hannah 30yrs (born Surrey). Children: John 7yrs, Hannah 5yrs, Esther 2yrs. In 1851 John is ?39yrs; Hannah ?41yrs. Children: John 17yrs (blacksmith); Hannah 15yrs; Esther 12yrs; Charles 9yrs; William 7yrs; Maria 4yrs; James ?2yrs infant. Also listed is lodger George Shurlock, 22yrs,unmarried, ag. labourer. The 1861 census lists John as 49yrs; Hannah 53yrs. Children: Esther 22yrs; Charles 19yrs; William 17yrs; Maria 14yrs; James 11yrs; By 1871 John is a widower..  
WEBBER Benjamin Blacksmith & Wheelwright 1885 Benjamin Webber, blacksmith & wheelwright. Born in 1885 Uffculme, Devon, England. Benjamin worked as a blacksmith for his father who was also a blacksmith from a very young age. He served in the 1st world war as a blacksmith in the RFA. At the end of the war with his brother also a blacksmith, they set up a forge on windmill road in Croydon. Ben lived the remainder of his life working at the forge until he passed away in 1966. Ben is listed in Blacksmiths of Surrey, Wheelwrights & Military Indexes..  
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