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Forum: Smiths

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

  1. Premises for a Shoeing Smith

    I have someone who described himself as a Shoeing Smith on several censuses and once as a Farrier. He was living at the same address for at least 30 years. I am wondering if he would have had his own stable, workshop etc. premises. The censuses do not indicate if there were any such premises in...

    Started by Mary C‎, 17-05-2015 6:14 AM
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  2. The Village Blacksmith

    An interesting little book by Ronald Webber for those who have blacksmith ancestors. Written in 1971, it has the history of blacksmithing and explains how they work. There are copies available online at reasonable prices.

    Started by Davran‎, 06-11-2014 9:50 PM
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  3. Hammermans Society Deptford London

    My Great Grandfather Joseph Shea was shown in the 1901 Census as the Secretary of the Hammermans Society at Deptford in London. I wonder if anyone can throw any light on this Society and its history as I have been unable to find anything on the internet.

    Started by roan‎, 21-03-2011 1:04 AM
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  4. What type of "SMITH" was he?

    On several various census records as well as on marriage certificates, I am coming across an occupation that is defined as a 'Smith'. Some lived in rural areas while others were in industrial areas, however I cannot determine what kind of smith they were. Any suggestions would be welcome. ...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 22-03-2011 2:43 PM
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    09-07-2013, 5:53 AM Go to last post
  5. Nailsea, somerset. Leadlighter. Samuel Bryant

    Samuel Bryant married in Melbourne 1860. Worked for Brooks Robinson Glass Co. The company began in Nailsea by Henry Brooks. Martha Brooks was Samuel's mother, buried Nailsea. There was a great fire in Nailsea glassworks 1850. Is there a way I can find out from emigration list Britain if fare...

    Started by dian‎, 05-07-2013 2:35 AM
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    09-07-2013, 1:19 AM Go to last post
  6. Smile Coppersmiths in London?

    Is anyone else researching Coppersmiths in London? My ancestor, Francis Tomkins was born c 1802 in London I'm assuming? I can't positively identify his baptism, which is why I need to find out if the coppersmiths had a guild/livery company in London. I have found mention of a 'Friendly Society of...

    Started by Catherine N‎, 21-12-2008 1:49 PM
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    05-12-2012, 12:14 AM Go to last post
  7. brassfounders & finishers in London, where & what?

    Hello, One of my lines were brassfinishers and brassfounders over 2 or 3 generations in the victorian era in North/Central London (St Lukes, St Pancras, Marylebone). The earliest, Alexander Hassell (c.1814-1884), was a brass finisher but also in the baptisms of some of his children was a...

    Started by rihuggett‎, 15-09-2008 1:27 PM
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    04-12-2012, 11:34 PM Go to last post
  8. Blacksmith in Spitalfields

    My grandmother's granddad, Joseph Maynard (1832-1914) on my father's side was a blacksmith all his life and after he ran off with the family's maid servant one Eliza Parrish, he moved into the Spitalfields area of London from Essex. This to me seems an odd choice for a new location as the area...

    Started by prue‎, 24-10-2012 6:50 AM
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  9. William Pontifex, copper plate maker

    I just made an interesting discovery about an ancestor of mine, William Pontifex, a coppersmith and copper plate maker. In November 1781, William Pontifex, son of William Pontifex of Iver, Bucks, was apprenticed to Richard Jones of the Armourers' and Braziers' Company, London. In 1789 he was a...

    Started by Vance Mead‎, 20-12-2009 4:31 PM
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    17-09-2011, 8:44 AM Go to last post
  10. Coachmaker or Blacksmith - London

    Hi On the baptism record of my g-grandmother in 1824 her father's occupation is given as a Servant but on her marriage certificate in 1846 he is described as a Coachmaker. This seems quite a 'career change' ! I have been trying to find him in 1841 and 1851 and there are no Coachmakers. There is...

    Started by Mary C‎, 15-06-2011 6:05 AM
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    16-06-2011, 4:26 AM Go to last post
  11. Gunsmith of Halesowen, Worcestershire

    Hi, I've found listed in trade directories of Staffordshire, Worcestershire & Warwickshire William Hadley my x3 Great Grandfather: 1851 White's Directory Staffordshire: gun-ram rod and breech pin maker (Blackheath). 1865 Jones's Mercantile Directory of The Iron District of South...

    Started by apowell‎, 21-02-2011 8:57 AM
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  12. Blacksmiths in Pembrokeshire

    I have two different branches which have a strong history of blacksmiths. My Cornock ancestors were smiths into the 19th century in or around Manorowen area of Pembrokeshire On my mother's side. her grandmother was one of 16 children born to James Evans of "Smithfield" Dinas Cross. oddly...

    Started by Mels‎, 31-01-2011 1:14 PM
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  13. Goldsmith apprentice records Bristol

    Does anyone know if / where records are kept of apprentice goldsmiths, and goldsmiths in Bristol for the early 1700s?

    Started by Bertie‎, 13-01-2011 6:48 PM
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  14. Blacksmiths in Weymouth Eng. ?

    Hi, I am told my Great ...Grandfather, Samuel Royal, learned to become a Blacksmith while growing up in Weymouth as a young man. He emmigrated to the US around the age of 16 or so ( was born in 1841) Can anyone tell me where he might have learned his trade ?

    Started by R.Royal‎, 31-10-2009 11:59 AM
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  15. Blacksmith in Herefordshire

    hallo my name is Ani, i looking for my ancestor in Abbeydore and Ewyas Harold. all the sonīs was smith/ blacksmith and farrier. maybe you know more how I can find more information about their and the occupation? thank you very much Ani

    Started by anida‎, 01-09-2010 5:52 PM
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    09-09-2010, 4:46 PM Go to last post

    Hi,|wave| One of my ancestors was a whitesmith - according to census forms and a living relative who remembers him. However, I have recently discovered a reference to him being a beltman. :confused: I have searched various websites - including the ones with links on this site - but cannot...

    Started by Katlin‎, 07-03-2009 2:56 PM
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    09-02-2010, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  17. Tinsmiths and Gas Fitters

    Can anyone enlighten me as to the relationship between the two trades. I have come across a line of ancestors who were apprenticed as tinsmiths but in the 1860s and 1870s appear to have taken on work as Gas Fitters. I assume they used their metal working skills in some way in the installation of...

    Started by kenmac‎, 10-01-2010 5:15 PM
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  18. goldsmiths/jewelers

    Thomas DALLERY (born 1817, London) was a goldsmith/jeweler. He emigrated to New York from London in 1852. His father Alphonso Lewis DALLERY (born 1788, London) was a jeweler and most likely a goldsmith. He traveled and most likely emigrated to New York in 1838 from London. In the first half of...

    Started by DTroike‎, 11-12-2009 12:22 AM
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    11-12-2009, 7:43 AM Go to last post
  19. Smile Blacksmith Apprentice

    Hi Can any one help with or point me in the right direction. I have lots of Blacksmiths/Farriers an even a Veterinary Surgeon from Essex going back for generations. Where do I go to look for Apprentice records as some of them must of been apprenticed at some time or other. Regards Sandy

    Started by Sandyhall‎, 16-02-2009 11:52 AM
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    02-12-2009, 9:58 AM Go to last post
  20. Framesmith

    Hello What is a framesmith? One of my ancestors was one in 1871. Thanks Sam

    Started by samhuzz‎, 14-08-2009 4:06 PM
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    14-08-2009, 6:33 PM Go to last post

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