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Surname Given Name Trade Year Notes
BILLINGHAM Joseph Blacksmith 1854 Joseph Billingham, blacksmith, whitesmith, cutler. Born about 1854 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. The 1871 UK census lists him as 17yrs, a whitesmith, living at ?Cottage 10,House 3, Floodgate, Birmingham; with mother Charlotte, 48yrs, charwoman. In 1881 he was a metal worker/spoon forger, living at 34 Milk Street, Birmingham; with wife Eliza 27yrs. Children: Samuel 5yrs; Annie 3yrs; Albert 10mths infant and his mother Charlotte 59yrs,widow. In 1891 he was working as a Blacksmith still living in Milk Street. Joseph is listed in the Blacksmiths of Warwickshire, Cutlers & Whitesmiths Indexes..  
BISSELL Henry Hermann Blacksmith 1876 Henry Hermann Bissell, Engineer. (1876-1975)Born 1876 in Leamington, Warwickshire. Died: 1975. Parents: Edward Henry Bissell and Emily Timms. Married Mary Nelly Wilson-Jerrim, nee Wade in Leamington in 1919. They had three children. Ran the family business with his two brothers later involving smithing, cycle and motor car maintenance. Self-styled engineer in 1901 census..  
BISSELL James Blacksmith 1687 James Bissell, blacksmith. Born: 1687. Died: 1721. Wife: Mary ?, seven known children. Born and lived in Loxley, Warwickshire..  
BYWATER John Blacksmith 1825 John Bywater, born circa 1825 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The son of a journeyman blacksmith. In 1841 he was living and working in Dudley, Warwickshire. After his marriage in 1848 he moved to Combrooke, Warwickshire, where he was the village blacksmith until his death in 1881. John Bywater is buried in the churchyard of St Mary and St Margaret,Combrooke. Three of his sons also became blacksmiths and moved to different parts of the country to carry out their trade..  
COWLEY Capel Blacksmith 1814 Capel Cowley, born in 1814 in Willoughby Warwickshire was a blacksmith there in 1841 he moved to Birmingham some time between 1843 and 1850 and is a blacksmith in the Bordsley area of the city in 1851..  
COWLEY Martin Blacksmith 1820 Martin Cowley, brother of Capel Cowley was born in 1820 in Willoughby Warwickshire was a blacksmith there in 1851. A wonderful Website has been designed ..  
HINES John Blacksmith & Coachbuilder 1839 John Hines, 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 & Northamptonshire. Also listed in Cartwrights Index. Also listed in Cartwrights Index..  
HUGHES Thomas Blacksmith 1779 Thomas Hughes, blacksmith, convict, flogger, executionist. Born about 1779 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Parents: Thomas Hughes & Mary nee Cox. He was convicted at the Warwick Assizes in 1801 of theft and sentenced to transportation to Sydney in 1801 for theft. Later he was given life and arrived in the colony in 1802 on the ‘Perseus’. He had a colourful life, hated by the populous because he became Sydney’s flogger and later executioner from 1804- he died in 1835. He had only 1 living daughter, Amelia Hughes b. 1815 to Convict Susannah Smith and I am descended from Amelia and her husband Richard Puckeridge ( Richard son of convict Joseph Puckeridge). See him listed also in Fingersmiths Index + Blacksmiths of Australia. I have studied Thomas over the years and have put it into a booklet form..  
LOACH Thomas Blacksmith 1803 Thomas Loach, born about 1803 in Birmingham. One of (probably) seven children of John LOACH and Hannah (nee FINCHETT). In 1841 he is recorded as Journeyman Blacksmith. Thomas LOACH with his sons John and Henry (and other relatives) were employed by W & T Avery at their factory in Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham . They worked on the ground floor with their underhands where they assembled and fitted weighbridges, which each took about 6 months to make. Wife: Sarah Howard, married in 1824. They had (probably) thirteen children. Thomas Loach died of cancer of Pylorus, on 7 October 1867 at 27 Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham. He was 64..  
MARSTON John William Blacksmith 1875 John William Marston born 1875 at 56 Abbey St, Nuneaton, was a blacksmith with his father. He left home and joined the 14th Hussars and went to South Africa; he was a cavalry blacksmith and was awarded the Queens RSA medal. He returned to England in 1900 with injury. Married in Coventry. He then joined the AOC went on military service but sadly died at the age of 32 in Gibraltar. Listed in the Blacksmiths of Warickshire and the Military Blacksmiths Indexes..  
PLANT Edwin Blacksmith 1890 Edwain Plant, born 1890 in Drayton Bassett. Died: 1958 in Warwick, England. Edwin worked as a Blacksmith in Warwick. See Blacksmiths of Staffordshire Index for his father Henry Plant..  
POOLE Thomas (Snr) Blacksmith 1838 Thomas Poole (Snr), blacksmith. Born about 1838, Meriden, Essex, England. Married at Hampton In Arden on 22nd December 1859 to Julia Gardener ?Brain (born 1839, Coventry). 1861: Thomas (Snr), is 22yrs, living in Holly Lane, Hampton in Arden, Warwickshire; wife Julia 22yrs. Son Thomas (Jnr) 6 months infant. They are living with Julia’s grandparents farmer Robert Gardener ?Brain 67yrs & Susannah 67yrs. Also listed is servant Joseph Lines 16yrs. 1871: Thomas (Snr) is 33yrs, at Church Hill, Hampton in Arden; Julia 33yrs. Children: Thomas (Jnr) 10yrs; Susannah 8yrs; John 6yrs; Julia 4yrs. Also listed is their parish apprentice blacksmith Jacob Weston 15yrs. 1881: Thomas (Snr) is 43yrs, living Village, South Side, Hampton in Arden; Julia 42yrs. Sons: Thomas (Jnr) 20yrs,unmarried (blacksmith); John 15yrs. Daughter Julia 14yrs. In 1891 Thomas (Snr) is 54yrs, still living in the Village; Julia 54yrs. Son: John Poole 26yrs, unmarried (journeyman blacksmith); In 1901 Thomas (Snr) is 63yrs, living at Solehull Road, Hampton-in-Arden; Julia 63yrs. Servant: George Reeve 47yrs, married (blacksmith). See Blacksmiths of Warwickshire for his son John and family (living next door in Solehull Road)..  
POOLE Thomas (Jnr) Blacksmith 1860 Thomas Poole (Jnr),blacksmith. Born about 1860, Hampton in Arden, Warwickshire. See Blacksmiths of Warwickshire for parents Thomas (Snr) & Julia plus siblings..  
POOLE John Blacksmith 1866 John Poole. Blacksmith. Born about 1866, Hampton-in-Arden, Warwickshire. The 1891 UK census lists him as 26yrs, unmarried, living with parents blacksmith Thomas and Julia, in the Village, Hampton in Arden, Warwickshire. In 1901 John is 34yrs, living in Solehull Road, Hampton-in-Arden; with wife Alice 34yrs (born Ombersley Worcestershire). Children: Harold Poole 8yrs; Percy Poole 7yrs; Alice May 5yrs; Leo Aberam Poole 4yrs; Doris Jessey 3yrs;Thomas Cecil 1yr infant. In 1911 census John is 45yrs, a widower, still living Hampton-in-Arden. Children: Harold 17yrs, unmarried; Percey 16yrs, unmarried; Leo 14yrs; Doris 13yrs; Tom 11yrs; Violet 10yrs; Teddy 8yrs; Winnie 4yrs. Boarder: Herbert Bury, 24yrs, single (striker blacksmith). See Blacksmiths of Warwickshire for his parents blacksmith Thomas & Julia Poole..  
REEVE George Henry Blacksmith 1854 George Henry Reeve, blacksmith. Born about 1854, Barrow-on-Loar, Leicestershire. The 1991 UK census lists him as 37yrs, at 68 Oak Street, Burton Extra, Staffordshire; with wife Ellen.N. 30yrs (born Nettleton, Wiltshire). Children: Nellie.N. 6yrs; Albert G. Reeve 3yrs. In 1901 George is 47yrs, boarding with master blacksmith Thomas (& Julia) Poole, Solehull Road, Hampton-in-Arden, Warwickshire. George died 1905, Sculcoats,Yorkshire, aged 53yrs (see  
SANDERS Thomas Blacksmith,
Shoeing Smith
1837 Thomas Sanders, blacksmith. Born Ombersley, Worcestershire. Christened 08 Oct 1837. Married Annie (surname unknown) . In 1881 Thomas was 43yrs, a shoeing smith, at 14 Bk 122 Arthur Street, Aston, Warwickshire; 1901: Thomas is 64 yrs, at 188 Church Lane, Aston. Thomas is listed in Blacksmiths of Warwickshire & Worcestershire plus the Farriers Indexes..  
SKELLETT William Blacksmith & Farrier 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..  
SMITH Frederick John Blacksmith 1845 Frederick John Smith, born 1845 Warwick, Allesley Died: 1913 Warwick, Allesley. Wife: Sarah Ann Jones. See census 1861,1881,1891,1901. Children: Lewis William, Mary Elizabeth, Martha, Ann Mason, Ephraim Jones, Emily Mary C., Frederick Thomas, Sydney and Maurice..  
SMITH John Blacksmith 1813 John Smith, born 1813 Derby, Coton-in-the-Elms. Died: 1890 Australia, Victoria, Learmonth. Wife: Alice Haywood. See UK census 1851. Emigrated to Australia 1854. Children: Anne, Francis, Alice, Caroline, George, Emily, Agnes, Mary Helena, Frederick Lewis James, Henry Arthur & Louisa Elizabeth..  
SMITH Lewis Blacksmith 1817 Lewis Smith, born 1817 Derby,Coton-in-the-Elms-Warwickshire. Died:1853 Warwick, Allesley. Wife: Mary Ann Price. See census 1841& 1851. Children: Elizabeth, Frederick John, Lewis William, Ann Mason, Thomas, Eliza..  
SMITH Lewis William Blacksmith 1874 Lewis William Smith, born 1874 Warwick, Allesley. Wife: Lizzie Jane Podmore. See census 1891. Wife: Lizzie Jane Podmore..  
SMITH Samuel Blacksmith 1796 Samuel Smith, blacksmith. Born 1796 in Warwick. Died: unknown. Parents unknown. Married Mary Claridge in 1818 in Warwick. Three known children. Lived in the Saltisford area of Warwick..  
STARKEY Charles Blacksmith 1835 Charles Starkey, blacksmith. . Born about 1835. The 1861 census lists him as 26yrs. See Blacksmiths of Warwickshire for his father and brother William plus other family members. I have no other information. ".  
STARKEY John Blacksmith(Master) 1805 John Starkey, master blacksmith, employs 2 men. Born about 1805 Leiscester. The 1851 census lists him as 56yrs living at Saltisford, St Mary, Warwick with wife Sarah 52yrs. Children listed: William 28yrs (blacksmith); Charles 26yrs (blacksmith); ?Emma (unclear) 21yrs (dressmaker); John 19yrs(cabinet maker). Listed in the "Indenture of Apprenticeship Warwick 1800's Warwickshire" I have no other information..  
STARKEY WIlliam Blacksmith 1833 William Starkey, blacksmith. Born about 1833. The 1861 census lists him as 28yrs. Apprenticed to his father John Starkey (master blacksmith) 8th June 1855 as seen in the "Indenture of Apprenticeship Warwick 1800's Warwickshire" See Blacksmiths of Warwickshire for his father and brother Charles plus other family members. I have no other information..  
WILLIAMS Richard Blacksmith & Whitesmith 1789 Richard Williams, born 1789 Birmingham was a White smith at the baptism of his daughter Caroline14 Jun 1821 and a blacksmith on 29 Dec 1824 baptism of son Rudall. Listed in Whitesmiths & Blacksmiths of Warwickshire Indexes ..  
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