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Forum: Smiths

For ancestors who were Blacksmiths, Silversmiths, Goldsmiths, etc.

  1. John Newton Blackmith Hanging Heaton

    My gt gt grandfather John Newton was born in 1859 in Earlsheaton Dewsbury. He married Martha Clafton in 1881, they emigrated to Canada soon after but returned as Martha was homesick, they lived at Low Road Hanging Heaton and later at Commonside Hanging Heaton, where his smithy was . I have a photo...

    Started by prinnyroyalz‎, 09-07-2009 11:28 AM
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  2. george lisle

    george was a blacksmith in newcastle upon tyne early 1800s lived forth street st johns newcastle in the 1841 census.

    Started by lorraine66‎, 18-06-2009 2:06 PM
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  3. Blacksmiths Index

    I wandered across this database of Blacksmiths, searchable by county, includes Scotland and Ireland and a section regarding related trades (eg. Anchorsmiths, Boiler Makers, Brownsmiths,Copper & Brass, Cartwrights & Coachsmiths, Clock & Watch Makers, Cutlers, Engine Fitters (pre 1920), ...

    Started by Aislin‎, 17-05-2009 11:44 AM
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  4. Charcoal Iron Refiners

    Hi Anyone help with information about charcoal iron refining in the C16th - C18th in Worcestershire, Shropshire, Monmouthshire? I've traced my main line back to charcoal iron forges in these places in the late 1770s and this seem to have been the family artisan occupation through several...

    Started by MichaelH‎, 09-05-2009 1:03 PM
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  5. silversmiths

    Does anyone have a link to where i can get information on silver smiths in london with the surname smith 1920's to 1950's? Family in question made silver saddlery for royalty but dont know where top get that info either. thanks in advance.

    Started by sarahwarren‎, 30-04-2009 3:26 PM
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  6. Master Clock and Watchmaker / Goldsmith

    Hello all I have an ancestor by the name of William Pote that was born c1806 in Bristol. He is in West Hackney London on the 1841 census as a Goldsmith. On the rest of the census up untill his death in 1883 he is shown as a Master Clock and Watchmaker and Jeweller and Umberella maker. Now to...

    Started by quiffdo‎, 29-03-2009 1:30 AM
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  7. Gunsmith

    my G.G.Grandfather was a Gun maker & Finisher for over fourty years in Birmingham. could anyone elaborate on the trade and I wonder where he could have worked |help|.Robert..

    Started by Robert Charles‎, 28-07-2008 7:43 PM
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    23-02-2009, 2:17 PM Go to last post
  8. Blacksmith apprenticeship

    I found a short article entitled Apprenticeships in Blacksmithing, which was very informative. The website is called 'anvilfire'. Should be of interest to those with blacksmith ancestors. Though the article was written about US blacksmiths, I think the basic idea was the same in Europe.

    Started by Davran‎, 20-11-2007 7:05 PM
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  9. Role of Puddler

    Hi My GG was a puddler in England: A person who worked clay into puddle; A person who worked with puddle to make things water tight e.g. canal walls; A person who worked in puddling iron -- source: index of early trades: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hitch/gendocs/trades.html. He later...

    Started by crisGloss‎, 29-10-2008 1:30 PM
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  10. Question Whitesmith

    Can anyone tell me what a Whitesmith is... or was? :confused:

    Started by Lindad‎, 28-12-2004 1:12 PM
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  11. Goldsmiths/Silversmiths - BLACKBEARD

    Hi list, I'm looking for any info on Goldsmiths/Silversmiths by the name of BLACKBEARD in the Marchington, Staffordshire and later Islington, London areas in about 1750 to 1850s. Anyone ........... Help! Please....

    Started by bonti‎, 28-08-2008 2:16 AM
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  12. Smiths

    Hi all, has anyone heard of surnames being changed, particularly in the early seventeen hundreds? for example an entry I have seen recently is "Thomas Cutler alias Smith", I have never seen this before, has anyone else had surnames changes like this, and what would be the rationale...

    Started by paul1801‎, 18-03-2008 12:27 PM
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  13. Thumbs up Blacksmiths in Tenterden

    My family of Milsteds settled in Tenterden Kent for more than 500 years, setting up and carrying on many businesses, including Blacksmiths. They were later to become Engineers and ironfounders making iron work for Henry 8th's Warships. For three hundred years they built agricultural...

    Started by Jan1954‎, 21-10-2007 7:21 PM
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  14. Blacksmith in Cambridge (Sturgeon)

    my Gt Grandfather was a Blacksmith, John Sturgeon b.1882 Barrow, was Blacksmith on 1901 cencus in Moore Green, Wickhambrook, and was still Blacksmith on his childrens birth certs, until 1927, he lived Cyprus Road, cambridge and the Old Manor House cambs, just wondering if anyone knows anything of...

    Started by gillhussey65‎, 31-10-2007 5:11 PM
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  15. Blacksmiths tools

    Does anyone know what a hogwitch and wedges are? My GGG Grandfather, a blacksmith I understand, left these items in his Will to his eldest son. Any searches I've tried come up with Harry Potter!!! murielw

    Started by murielw‎, 14-08-2007 4:45 PM
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  16. Talking blacksmith

    my grt, grandfather joseph lane was a blacksmith,in birmingham.he was born in 1841,his wife was jane i born 1843,cildren;arthur j born1869,ada jane born 1871,millie born 1874,mirrian born 1878,. hoping to make contact with family.

    Started by kaye.thiel‎, 20-05-2005 2:39 AM
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