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“What is the origin of copper wire?” Answer: “Two Dutchmen fighting over a penny.”  (Joke, told to me by a Danish cousin.)

I have a particularly interest in the “Dutchmen” – who were recruited by Bristol Industrialists in the the early to mid-eighteenth century: I am descended from two of the families, FRAY (Varoy) and CRAYMER.  They originated in the ‘low countries’ now parts of the Netherlands, Belgium & Germany. They were called locally ‘Dutchmen’ i.e. a corruption of Deutsch – German – but it is believed they spoke a variety of languages. I have included local workers in the index.

 

Sources & Abbreviations

Bp: baptised

BF=Brass founder

BM = Brass Mills

BM=Bristol Mercury

BRO = Bristol Records Office (now Bristol Archives)

Bur: Buried

BW =Brassworker

Day, Joan. See below

FFBJ=Felix Farley’s Bristol Journal

  1. Gloucester Journal

Intruders into Keynsham: a list held by K. Local History Society. They were people without legal settlement.

K=Keynsham

Mar: married

Naish: R.G. Naish ‘History of Twerton’ Bath Record Office

Obit: Obituary notice

St P & J. or PJ, St Philip & St Jacob, Bristol

SRO: Somerset Record Office

T= Twerton

 

Anyone interested in the subject should read the late Joan Day’s definitive work, ‘Bristol Brass, the Founding of the Industry.’

 

ALICE see Ollis

 

ASTON

‘Mr Cornelius Aston, agent to Bristol Brass Co. in Bread St, Cheapside, in the prime of life.’ Obit, FFBJ 19.5.1810

 

BAKER see Stephen Ollis, 1776

 

BARNES

Ann see Thomas Noah, 1769

 

BASIL (see also Bessell)

Jacob Basil of Bristol, brassworker bound over in the sum of £10 to answer for good behaviour of Ann, his wife. 27 Oct 1743. (Tolzey Court BRO 04435/4)

 

BATT

Elizabeth see George Buck, 1794

 

BENNETT

John, ‘a workman at the Mills, from Betty Baker’s’. Buried Twerton, 29 May 1771

 

BESSELL (see also Basil)

William son of Anthony & Mary, labourer at BM, bp St P & J, 1784

 

BRAY

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870. (Day)

 

BRIMBLE

George – one of last two men to produce battery pans at Saltford Mills in 1908. See Bristol Brass, p 171.

 

BROAD

Betty, wife of Samuel Broad, late of Twerton Mills, bur T 13 Oct 1772

 

BROOKMAN

John Brookman bound apprentice to William Chappell of K, brassworker, 1 Jan 1744. (Vestry Minutes)

 

BUCK

  1. Naish, reading from the original Twerton register records the name as “Buik” which is highly probable: see Graft family. The apparent connection between Twerton & Keynsham is interesting. The Christian names Nicholas & Peter seem to be favoured amongst the ‘Dutchmen’. These were not common in England at the time, and perhaps reflect their European origins. )

 

Ann Buck mar John Swaish K 1744

Benedictus Buck & wife 1747 from Byfleet, Surrey, “intruders into Keynsham”

Mrs Buck wife of Benedictus, bur K 7.5.1753

Benedictus Buck, widower & Mary Berry mar K 7.7.1755

Mr Benedictus Buck the elder bur K 14.5.1762

Benedictus Buck & Hester Fawkes mar K 26.6.1774

George of Saltford, brother to John Buck, bur K 26.2.1775

George Buck & Elizabeth Batt, Saltford, 1794

Henry Buck & Jane Gregory botp mar Bathweston 5.2.1770, witnesses Richard x Gregory & Henry Buck

Henry Buck, bach & Mary Taylor sp (signed Talor), botp, mar Bathweston 27.12.1771. Witnesses James Mayo & William Taylor

Hester Buck mar Samuel Harris, K, 1742

James Buck & Leah Ollis, banns, Saltford, 1778

John & Ann

Nicholas s.o. John, bw & Ann, bp K 3 Oct 1709

John, a Dutchman:

Jane d.o. John, a Dutchman, bur Twerton, 11. Jan, 1729

John & Martha,

Rachel, d.o. John bp K 1735

Ann d.o. John & Martha bp K 1736

John s.o. John & Martha bp K 1745 (bur K 1747)

Martha d.o. John & Martha bp K 1747

John s.o. John & Martha bp K 1750

A Child of John & Martha bur K 1738

A Child of John & Martha bur K 1740

John Buck, wife & child, 1747 “intruders into Keynsham”

John, bur K 13.7.1760

John Buck & Elizabeth Noah mar Kelston, 26 Apr 1752

Jane d.o. John & Elizabeth, bp Twerton, 12 Feb 1758

Sarah d.o John, bp Publow, 4 Feb 1759

John Buck of Saltford & Catherine Johnson of Walcot, banns called Saltford 1760

John, “battery wire maker” Keynsham: will 1829 SRO Ref 81/296

Nicholas & Sarah:

John s.o. Nicholas & Sarah bp K 1736

William s.o. Nicholas & Sarah bp K 1746 (bur 1765)

Mary d.o. Nicholas & Sarah bp K 1749

Sarah bur K 1764

Nicholas Buck, wife & child, 1747 “intruders into Keynsham”

Nicholas, batteryman, bur K 22 Oct 1765

Peter & Mary

Ann d.o. Peter bp K 1733

Frances d.o. Peter & Mary bp K 1738

A Child of Peter & Mary bur K 1740

Mrs Buck of the Wire Mills bur K 14 Apr 1743

Mrs Buck at the Wire Mills bur K 31 Oct 1747

Peter, bur K 6.6.1760

Peter Buck mar Grace Shellard K 25 Apr 1742:

Hester d.o. Peter & Grace bp K 1742 (bur K 1743)

Mary d.o. Peter & Grace bp K 1744

Hester d.o. Peter & Grace at the wire mill bp K 5 Sep 1746

Peter s.o. Peter & Grace bp K 1748 (bur K 1748)

Benedictus s.o. Peter & Grace bp K 1749

Mr Peter Buck from Byfleet, Surrey, “intruder into Keynsham” 1747

Grace, wife of Peter bur K 3.9.1770

Mr Peter of the Wire Mills, bur K 25 Mar 1772

Peter x Buck of Saltford & Ann x Buck otp, mar Bathweston, 4.2.1766, witnesses John Buck & James Stock. (Banns called at Saltford)

Rebecca of Weston Brass Mills & Mr Thos Thorne coach painter, marriage announced, Bath Chron 5.7.1792

Robert & Alice Buck (labourer in copper mills, Kelston), their children baptised Kelston:

Robert 11.9.1814

George Green 1818

William, bur Twerton 4 Dec 1762

 

BUCK in date order:

John s.o. John & Ann, brassworker bp K 26.1.1707

Nicholas s.o. John & Ann, bw, bp K 3.10.1709

John s.o. Peter & Mary bp K 23.5.1714

Jane d.o. John, a Dutchman, bur Twerton 11.1.1730

Ann d.o. Peter & Mary bp K 4.10.1733

Ann d.o. John & Martha bp K 15.8.1736

John s.o. Nicholas & Sarah bp K 26.9.1736

Frances d.o. Peter & Mary bp 26.12.1738

Child of John & Mary bur K 28.5.1740

Child of Peter & Mary bur K 30.5.1740

Child of Nicholas bur K 15.11.1741

Peter Buck & Grace Shellard mar K 25.4.1742

Hester d.o. Peter & Grace 6.2.1742/3

Mrs, of the wire mill, bur K 14.4.1743

Hester d.o. Peter & Grace bur K 10.8.1743

Mary d.o. Peter & Grace 3.11.1744

Hester d.o. Peter & Grace at the Wire Mills 5.9.1746

John child of John & Martha bur K 24.5.1747

Mrs, of the wire mills, bur K 31.10.1747

Peter d.o. Peter & Grace bur K 25.10.1748

Mary d.o. John & Martha bp K 30.1.1747/8

Peter s.o. Peter & Grace bp K 1.9.1748

Mary d.o. Nicholas & Sarah bp K. 25.5.1749

Benedictus s.o. Peter & Grace bp K 28.9.1749

John s.o. John & Martha bp K 3.12.1750.

Child of Peter bur K 1751

2 children of Nicholas bur K 1752

child of Nicholas bur K 1753

Mrs Buck, wife of Benedictus bur K 7.5.1753

Benedictus Buck, widower & Mary Berry mar K 7.7.1755

Thomas Needs & Ann Buck mar K 11.9.1757

Mrs Buck bur K 5.11.1757

Jane d.o. John & Elizabeth bp Twerton 12.2.1758

Peter, bur K 6.6.1760

John, bur K 13.7.1760

Mr Benedictus Buck the elder bur K 14.5.1762

William bur Twerton 4.12.1762

Sarah bur K 1764

William s.o. Nicholas bur K 1765

Nicholas, batteryman, bur K 22.10.1765

Grace, wife of Peter bur K 3.9.1770

Ann d.o. Peter bur K 1771

Mary from Saltford, bur K 1771

Mr Peter Buck from the Wire Mills, bur 25.3.1772

Samuel Eastcott & Leah Buck mar K 1772

Benedictus Buck & Hester Fawkes mar K 26.6.1774

George of Saltford, brother to John Buck, bur K 26.2.1775

 

Married Mr Peter Buck of Weston to Miss Lewin of Fountain Buildings in this City (Bath Chron 21.1.1790)

 

BUIK – see BUCK etc

 

BULLING

James, crushed to death while repairing Brass Mill at Keynsham, his sleeve caught in movement. Left a wife and 3 ch. Bath Chron. 19.10.1783

 

BURNETT

Richard s.o. Richard & Mary, bw, “of the Plain” bp P & J, 1786

 

CARPENTER

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870, Day.

Thomas. Deed referring to one quarter acre waste adjoining pound with messuage at Keynsham, between (1) Hon Sir Thomas Whitmore of Apley, Salop &

(2) Thomas Carpenter of Keynsham, wiredrawer

Consideration £4. Annual Rent 1 shilling.  Herriott payable on the death of Elizabeth, wife of William Carpenter. 10 Apr 1750. BRO 24151 1a. (He presumably died pre 25 Mar 1766 as 24151 1b refers to Elizabeth, his widow.)

 

CAYFORD

Sarah see John Ollis, 1760

 

CHAPPLE (also Chappell)

John Chapple, senior, “Clerk to the Mills”, bur K 18 Jul 1772

Timothy – see Thomas Ford, 1757

William Chapple of Compton Dundon, Brassmillman & Elizabeth Light of same, mar Bedminster by licence 2 Dec 1711

William, brassman, “Intruder into Keynsham” 8 March 1769 (List, Keynsham Local History Society)

William Chappell – see John Brookman, 1772

 

CHARLES

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870. Day

 

CLARKE

George s.o. John & Elizabeth, a Dutchman, bp Twerton, 18 Jun 1724

 

CLEMENT

Edith see William Noah 1752

 

COLBY

Thomas Colby, Quaker & a considerable proprietor in the Brassworks at Warmley. Obituary 9 Mar 1765 (FFBJ)

 

COLLINS

Mr H, “Mar 30, Meridian Place, Clifton, Mr H. Collins, accountant, many years in employ of Bristol Brass & Copper Co. (obit BM 13.4.1839)

 

COOK

John, brassman, “Intruder into Keynsham” 8 March 1769 (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

Peter, spelterman, Warmley: his dau Ann mar Henry Gerrish at HTKW 24.9.1843.Bitton,

 

COOPER

Mary (x) Cooper, servt, sp, Oldland Common, father James Cooper, brassworker &

Charles (x) Bawn, bach, collier, Cadbury Heath, father, John, collier, mar Bitton, 1 Apr 1855

 

CRAYMER (Craimer, Cramer, Craymore, Craymour etc.)

Anthony & Mary:

Jane d.o. Anthony & Mary bp K 8 Apr 1711 (Jane bur K 21 May 1727)

William s.o. Anthony & Mary bp K 20 Nov 1720

“a child of Anthony”, bur K 1726

Catherine d.o. Anthony  bur K 1729

Catherine bur K 1732

Anthony Cramer, wife & children, “Intruders into Keynsham” 1747 (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

Anthony senior, bur K 23 Feb 1765

Mary, “aged”, bur K 13 Jul 1769

(Jane Craymore is probably a daughter of Anthony senior, named as replacement for Jane who died in 1727. Though no baptism has yet been found, it is probable that Jane was born about 1730. Jane Craymore & John Fray were married at Keynsham 8 Feb 1753)

 

Anthony & Sarah:

Hester d.o. Anthony & Sarah, “no parishioner” bp K 16 Sep 1740

Sarah d.o. Anthony & Sarah bp K 17 Oct 1742

Anne d.o. Anthony, jun & Sarah bp K 30 Sep 1744

Joseph s.o. Anthony & Sarah bp K 23 Mar 1745/6 (bur K 1747)

Joseph s.o. Anthony & Sarah bp K 2 Apr 1749 (a Child of Anthony & Sarah bur K 1749)

Jane d.o. Anthony & Sarah bp K 1751

Anthony s.o. Anthony & Sarah bp K 1755

Hannah d.o. Anthony & Sarah bp K 1757

James s.o. Anthony & Sarah bp K 1760

Joseph s.o. Anthony & Sarah bp K 1763

A child of Anthony bur K 22 Jul 1763

Leah d.o. Anthony & Sarah bp K 1766)

Anthony Cramer, junior, with certificate, “Intruder into Keynsham” 1747. (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

Anthony Craymer buried Newington St Mary, Surrey (Greater London Burial index) 20.10.1782

(Sarah Craymore mar James Perryman K 10 Dec 1764

Jane Craymore mar Henry Heddington K 14 Jul 1771

Anthony junior bur K 19 Sep 1777

Sarah (82) bur K 30 Aug 1799

Anthony see Thomas Ford, 1757

Anthony bur K 20 Jul 1789

John & Hester:

Anthony s.o. John & Hester bp K 21 Aug 1743

Hester d.o. John & Hester, bp K 2 Aug 1746

Robert s.o. John & Hester bur K 1749

Rachel d.o. John & Hester bp K 1750

John bur K 1749

Hester Craymore mar Thos Cook K 20 Jan 1761

The wife of Neece bur K 1732

Neece? (probably Nick or Nicholas)  bur K 1736

 

(This is transcribed by Rev. Shickle (Bath R.O. as Reece, but I think it is Neece – St Nicholas (Santa Claus!) being a popular European Saint.)

 

William & Martha:

William Craymour & Martha Pagett, mar K 5 Nov 1742

“Mem. Jane the d.o. William & Martha Craymouer was bp 19th day of Sept Anno 1743.” K

Martha d.o. William & Martha bp K 11 May 1746

William s.o. William & Martha bp K 30 Oct 1748

Joannah d.o. William & Martha bp K 1750

John s.o. William & Martha bp K 1754

A child of William bur K 9 Mar 1755

William Cramer, with certificate, “Intruder into Keynsham” 1747, (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

Martha bur K 4 Feb 1755

Martha Craymore & William Ollis (qv) mar 25 Dec 1765

William senior, bur K 7 Nov 1789

Jane Craymore mar Peter Johnson  K 27 Jul 1767 (wit Wm Craymer, John Buck)

William & Elizabeth:

William Craymer mar Elizabeth Saunders at K, 11 Apr 1770

Martha d.o. William & Eliz: bp K 1771 (“Martha d.o. Wm, jun, bur K 19 Jan 1775”)

Nat s.o. William & Betty bp K 1777

Charles s.o. William & Eliz: bp K 1779 (bur K 12 Apr 1780)

Charles s.o. William & Eliz: bp K 1781

Samuel s.o. William & Elizabeth bp K 1783

Betty d.o Wm & Eliz bp K 1786

George s.o. William bur K 9 Jun 1787

William & Hester:

Harriett d.o. William & Hester bp K 1797

Charles s.o. Wm & Hester bp K 1799

Henry, inf, bur K 6 Oct 1801

Henry Robins s.o. William & Hester bp K 1803

Joseph & Leah

Joseph s.o. Joseph & Leah bp K 1786

(Leah bur K 8 Mar 1791)

Joseph Craymer, wid & Hester Cantle. Mar Lic, Somerset, 1792

Joseph bur K 16 Aug 1797

Joseph, bur K 22 Sep 1803

Ruth, inf, of small pox, bur K 17 Dec 1800

Samuel bur K 1 Aug 1790

William. Keynsham, yeoman, will, 1828, Ref SRO 74/595

 

CREATES (Crates, Creats, Crayts)

Betty d.o. John & Ann bw Baptists Mills bp PJ 1779

Betty d.o. John & Ann bf Baptists Mills bp PJ 1783

Eve d.o. John & Ann Creats brass melter Baptists Mills bp PJ 1781

John s.o. Ant & Mary melter Baptists Mills bp PJ 1785

John s.o. John & Ann Baptists Mills, bw bp PJ 1786

Mary d.o. Anthony & Mary Crates bf bp PJ 1779 Baptists Mills

Mary d.o. Ant & Elizabeth brassmelter Baptists Mills bp PJ 1785

Noce Crayts, brassworker of PJ, bondsman, mar lic John Harding/Mary Shortman, 19.5.1753, Bristol Mar Lics.

Thomas s.o. Anthony & Mary brass melter Baptists Mills bp PJ 1783

 

 

Article by John Crates, “Bitton Families” website:   his email is chresource@aol.com

“In Britain, most persons named CRATES whose birth, marriage or death is registered after 1800 or who appears in censuses from 1841 can be traced back to residents around Bristol in the 1700s. Although there are various earlier mostly unconnected CRATES registrations in England (e.g. Alice CRATES d. of Robt CRATES, chr 1545 Broadwell, Glos), the proliferation of registrations (with various spellings: CRETS, CREATS, etc.) after 1700 around Bristol with occupations mainly as brassworkers and with first names like Hooppart and Eneas, lead us to assume that they may have immigrated from Netherlands with Abraham Darby’s recruits to start the brass industry in Bristol around 1700, but no definitive evidence of this migration has yet been found.

So far most UK CRATES can be attributed to some dozen family groups with origins in Bristol (one in Birmingham) before 1800, and it is likely that they stem originally from only one or two families in 1700 and any pointers, links or relationships are invited which would assist in proving relationships between these groups.

The earliest registration is the baptism of Eneas CRATS in the parish of St Philip & Jacob in 1723 where are later recorded the baptisms of five children 1745-57 attributed to Anthony CRATES, John CRATES marriage to Ann MOOR in 1750, Eneas CRATES marriage to Rachel HARDING in 1751 with baptism of three children attributed to them 1752-59, Hooppart CREETS marriage to Sarah HARDING in 1750 with six children baptized 1750-66. A John CRATES was baptized there in 1751 and there is a marriage of a John CRATES to Ann HARPER in 1773. Another John CRATES marries Ann FRY in St George in 1778, and numerous baptisms are attributed to John/Ann parents. From 1800 registrations become frequent in Siston and, after national registration in 1837, Keynsham becomes a habitual district for events. One family was raised in Saul, Glos between 1775-1800 before returning to St George. Censuses from 1851 show a migration of family members to South Wales, Shropshire, Birmingham, London and Kent and all CRATES later found living in the Colonies can be traced back to these groups.

Although a few CRATES found their way from Britain to USA, and can still be identified there, most CRATES in USA derive from immigrants from mainland Europe, usually Germany, and can be seen to have changed their name rather deliberately from names like KRATZ or GRAT.

I have been researching all CRATES since the 1970s and, like nearly all Crates, I trace my family back to its base around Bristol in the 1700s, and I am still trying to find evidence of links before then, whether they be in Netherlands or any other part of Europe which different family folklores suggest.

My great grandfather moved from Bristol to Kent in the 1860s before he was 16, with his uncle to whom he was apprenticed as a plumber and he later became a founder member of the Institute of Plumbers, and established his own building business employing over 200 men.

In order to satisfy myself who is and who is not related directly to me, I have built a database of all BMD registrations I can identify, and maintain trees and histories (with photographs and illustrations where appropriate) covering every individual who can be allocated, and I maintain a hunt to try to resolve any unallocated individual registrations. So far I have a dozen main British families which I am sure can be merged if more was known of their earlier relationships. I also maintain records of CRATES worldwide and have a network of fellow researchers all with an interest in, or connection with, the CRATES name. I regularly help persons who find they have links to CRATES in the past as well as any persons still bearing the CRATES name. “

CREW

Anthony s.o. Benjamin & Mary bf Baptists Mills, bp PJ 1788

 

CRINKS (also Crink, Krinks, Krintz)

Charles s.o. Jacob & Ann Crink bw bp PJ 1779

Jacob Crinks & Mary Parker mar St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, 18 Jun 1737

Nancy d.o. William & Hannah bf Baptists Mills, bp PJ 1781

Richard, Brass Melter, Baptists Mills, Freeman, 1841 Poll Book

Robert s.o. Jacob & Ann Krinks bw Baptists Mills bp PJ 1782

William s.o. Jacob & Mary Krinks bp Siston, 9 Sep 1750

William s.o. William & Hannah Crimps (sic) bf Baptists Mills bp PJ 1782

William, brassmelter, Baptists Mills, Freeman 1841 Poll Book

 

CRYER

Mary see Moses Frankham (1768)

 

DEVERILL

Jeremiah, awarded £4 in 1854 for 54 years service. He was still at work 1859-60. See “Bristol Brass” p 173

 

DIMMOCK

Henry. “May 21, at St James Church, Mr Henry Dimmock, traveller to Messrs Harford B.B & Copper Co to Selina, 2nd d.o. Mr John Hill, clockmaker, St James Place. (BM 6.6.1835),

 

DOLPHIN

Mr Dolphin: “Sunday morning died Mr Dolphin, many years one of the clerks of the Brassworks at Baptist Mills. His death was supposed occasioned by a kick from a horse he received some days before. (FFBJ 13.8.1757)

 

EDDINGTON

William, brassman, “Intruder into Keynsham” 8 March 1769 (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

 

ESHOD

Joseph, his obituary: “January 7, at Keynsham, Joseph Eshod, wiredrawer, aged 83. He has been in the employ of the Bristol Brass & Copper Co. since childhood. He travelled from Warmley to Keynsham, a distance of 6 miles every day exclusive of Sundays for 52 years and was never absent a week during that time. The distance travelled was nearly equalled to four times the circumference of the earth. He had been superannuated for the last few years of a small weekly allowance by the company. (Bristol Gazette 20.1.1842)

 

EVANS

c1870 in Joan Day’s book.

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.
  2. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

 

FINK(s)

Edward (or Stephen) Finks. John Willis who kept a huckster’s shop without Lawford’s Gate and Betty Darby indicted for murder of Edward or Stephen Finks of the brassworks, Baptist’s Mills. GJ 31.10.1738

Jane d.o. Stephen & Jane brass melter, Baptists Mills, bp PJ 1781

William & wife from Bifson(?) Berkshire, “Intruders into Keynsham”, 1747

 

FIRTH, John, 19 Sept 1776, “make a grave at Leek, Staffs”, John Firth late clerk to the Brass Company, at Bristol, (Quaker Burial Records, Ancestry)

 

FORD

Mary (qv) mar Thomas Harford K 1737

Robert, awarded £4 in 1844 for 72 years service. See Bristol Brass, p 173

Thomas (x) Ford of Keynsham, wiredrawer & Anne Nurse, sp, mar Compton Dando by banns 19 Jun 1757 (witnesses Anthony Craymer & Timothy Chappell (both signed).

Thomas of the Mill House, bur K 13 Feb 1773 (two sons of the above bur 16 Mar 1773)

Thomas, described “wire drawer” Warmley at marriage of his son James to Hannah Jefferies, 15.1.1849, HTKW

William – see Richard Willington, 1843

 

FOSTER

Nancy d.o. William & Mary brass melter Baptists Mills, bp PJ 1779

Simon s.o. William & Mary brass melter Baptists Mills, bp PJ 1779

 

FOX

Yellus s.o. Yellus & Ann brass worker Baptist Mills, bp PJ 1779

 

FRANKCOMBE (Francom, Frankham, Francoom, Frankum)

Andrew, b 1713 see Walter

Ann (1768) see Walter

Charles, b 1808, see John & Martha

Elizabeth (1768) see Walter

George b 1802 see John & Martha

Hester (1768) see Walter

Isaac, b 1811, see John & Martha

James (1768) see Walter

Jane see Jacob Rose, 1731

John Frankham of Keynsham, bach & Mary Shellard of same, at Weston. Mar lic 11.4.1748

John Frankham of Kelston & Martha Clement mar Saltford 15 Apr 1799 (see Martha, d.1851, below)

their children (“Frankum”) bp Kelston:

William, 1800

George, 1802

John, 1804

Sarah 1806

Charles 1808

Isaac (Frankham) 1811

John, b 1804 see John & Martha

Joseph see Moses

Martha, “Dec 14, at Kelston, aged 77, Martha widow of Mr John Francome, of Kelston Brass Mills, near Bath. (obit, BM 20.12.1851)

Moses:  Settlement Paper. “Moses Frankcombe, brassworker, now residing in the hamlet of Bitton, 9 Nov 1768. Born Keynsham. Has not been an apprentice or hired servant for a year or more. Son of Joseph Frankcombe of Siston, brassworker, who was likewise born Keynsham, son of Walter of Bitton, and dy’d in the Poorhouse there as this examinant has been informed.  Examinant says his father Joseph or grandfather Walter did not gain any settlements themselves as he has been informed. Two and a half years ago he married Mary Cryer at Bitton aforesaid, by whom he has no issue living.” (BRO P/B/OP/6g/136)

 

Richard (1768) see Walter

Sarah (1768) see Walter

Sarah, b1806, see John & Martha

Stephen see Walter (1768)

Thomas Francom otp & Hester Rose, of North Stoke, banns at Kelston, 1769

Thomas Frankham, Will 1807: SRO F37/1807/197W Con Epi Wells

Walter (2) see Moses

Walter: his children

William, bp Kelston 15 Mar 1710

Andrew bp Kelston 1710

Walter Frankham & Mary Fowler, mar K, 23.10.1715: their children:

Elizabeth d.o. Walter & Mary bp K 28.7.1717

Mary d.o. Walter & Mary bp K 26.4.1719

Walter s.o. Walter & Mary bp K 18.10.1720

Joseph s.o. Walter & Mary bp K 14.10.1722 “no parishioner”

John s.o. Walter & Mary bp K 12.4.1724 “no parishioner”

Hester d.o. Walter & Mary bp K 13.7.1726 “no parishioner”

Catherine d.o. Walter & Mary bp K 20.2.1732/3

Walter (1768) see Walter

Walter & Sarah

Thomas s.o. Walter & Sarah bp K 2.8.1742

Walter s.o. Walter & Sarah bp K 6.5.1744

Stephen s.o. Walter & Sarah bp K 19.1.1745

Walter:

Settlement Paper: “Walter Frankcombe, brassworker, now residing Bitton, 9 November 1768. Born Keynsham. Has in that parish an estate of seven pounds a year which is assessed to taxes of that parish. Two years ago he left Keynsham where he had lived several years. Has done no act to gain settlement to his knowledge. About 28 years ago he was married at Bufsleton (Brislington) in the parish of Somerset to his present wife whose name is Sarah Sheppard, by whom he has now living with him 9 children namely Walter, 24, Stephen, 22, William, 19, James, 14, Sarah, 12, Richard, 11, Hester, 9, Elizabeth, 7 and Ann aged 2. His son Walter gained settlement in Keynsham by being apprenticed to John Wise, cordwainer, but the rest are not settled, (Signed) Walter Frankham (BRO P/B/OP/6g/133)

 

William b 1710, see Walter

William (1768) see Walter

William, b 1800, see John & Martha

 

FRAY (Varoy)

Ann Sifford d.o. Joseph & Mary bp K 13 Jan 1788

Charles mar Hannah Fry both of St Nicholas, Bristol, at PJ 14.9.1745

Christian d.o. John & Martha bp K 18 Jan 1790

David, mason, aged 37, Keynsham burial board, 26.2.1887 (SRO)

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

Edward Hathway s.o. Joseph & Mary bp K 27 Oct 1799

Edwin, started work at Avon Mill in 1842, aged 9, just after construction of Great Western Railway through the premises…..worked at the Mill for 66 years.”

Eliza d.o. William & Mary bp K 2 Oct 1804

Elizabeth d.o. William & Mary bp 7 Aug 1791

George s.o. John & Jane, bp K 24 Feb 1771

George s.o. George & Anne, bp K 3 Feb1805

Henry s.o. Joseph & Mary bp K 21 May 1793

Henry, “worked at Avon Mill in its final stages, the last representative of the family in the local industry”. Bristol Brass p172

Hester d.o. John & Jane bp K 13 Nov 1757

Hester d.o. Jane, bur K 30 Mar 1782

Hester d.o. John & Jane bp K 25 Jan 1784

James s.o. William & Mary bp K 14 Oct 1792

Jane wife of John Fray, bur Kelston 30 Apr 1786

Jane bur K 6 Dec 1787

Jane d.o. William & Mary bp K 12 Nov 1797

John ffray mar Sarah Norvell botp 12 Feb 1707/8 St P & J

John mar Jane Craymore (qv) K 8 Feb 1753

John s.o. John & Jane bp K 30 Dec 1753

John, wiredrawer, “Intruder into Keynsham” 8 March 1769 (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

John Frays (sic) bur St P & J, Bristol, 20.7.1769

John Fray, witness to marriage at Kelston, Thomas Punter/Jane Gregory, 1778.

John bur K 10 Oct 1770

John bur Compton Dando 3 Nov 1776

John Fray mar Jane Gregory of Kelston at K 1 Jan 1778

George, their son, bp Kelston 7 Apr 1778

John s.o. John bur K 15 Jul 1784

Jonathon s.o. George & Ann bp K 7 Jul 1799

Joseph s.o. John & Jane bp K 21 Dec 1755

Leah d.o. John & Jane bp K 3 Mar 1765

Leah d.o. John & Martha bp 5 Jun 1791

Leah d.o. George & Nancy bp K 10 Apr 1796

Leah, inf, bur K 29 Jan 1797

Leah, inf, bur K 20 Mar 1798

Luke s.o. John & Martha bp K 19 Jan 1794

Maria d.o. George & Anne bp K 1 Jan 1804

Mark s.o. John & Martha bp 11 Jan 1789

Martha, bur K 11 Jul 1797

Mary d.o. John & Jane bp K 20 Oct 1759

Mary (formerly Nicholls) will 1808 (SRO ED1 DD/MGR Box 1 with Fry, Admin 178) “Widow, under £100, Admin to William Fray, St James Bath, son.”

Matthew s.o. John & Jane bp K 19 Aug 1781

Matthew s.o. George & Anne bp K 7 Jul 1799

Matthew, inf, of small pox, bur K 7 Dec 1801

Ruth d.o. George & Nancy bp 25 Jan 1795

Sarah d.o. John & Jane, bp K 24 Jan 1762

Virtue d.o. Joseph & Mary bp K 25 Feb 1803

William s.o. John & Jane bp K 20 Sep 1767

William s.o. Joseph & Mary bp K 19 Mar 1786

William, inf, bur K 4 Apr 1799

William see Mary 1808

A child of John & Jane bur K 4 Mar 1762

 

GANE

John Gane & Hannah Noah mar Kelston 8 Jan 1748

Thomas, 46, worker at Brass Mills, Keynsham, run over by a loaded wagon, inq. (BM 2.10.1852).

 

GAY

Betty d.o. George & Sarah brass melter Baptists Mills, bp PJ 1783

 

GODFREY

Mrs Susanna “at the Wire Mills” bur K 28 Jan 1746

(Godfrey family at K, in PR:

Jane d.o. James, lately deceased, & Sarah his relict bp 1713

Jacob s.o. John of Charleston & Mary bp 1714

Sarah d.o. James & Ann bp 1736

Joseph 1731, Ann, 1737, Mary, 1739, all children of James & Ann)

 

GOODHIND

Richard, buried “from Kelston Mills” S 1744

 

GRAAF (Graft, Graff)

Ann Graft, Dutchwoman bur Twerton, 20 Nov 1737

John Graft, Dutchman & Judith Broad mar Twerton, 24 Dec 1732 (This marriage was by licence, but the licence itself does not seem to have survived.)

John Graff, junior, bur Twerton 8 Jan 1739

John Graft, a Dutchman, bur Siston 28 Mar 1762

Judith, wife of John Graff, Dutchman, bur Twerton 12 Aug 1753

Nicholas Graaf, a Dutchman, belonging to the Brass Mills, bur 9 Apr 1743

A nursing child from the Brass Mills, bur 12 Apr 1743

 

R.G. Naish “History of Twerton”, Bath Reference Library, writes: “There is one baptism, one marriage & five burials of the Dutchmen who operated the Brass Mills in Twerton, known locally as Dutch island and is shown on Thorpe’s map of 1742. The Dutch never figure in church or social life…..I regard Nicholas Graaf as the chief of the small Dutch group. His brass mills provided their employment. His wife predeceased him for in the church accounts we get ‘1737 rec’d of Niklis Graft for burining his wife, 10s.’ This undoubtedly refers to Ann, buried 1736. The Twerton wife was Judith. (The Broads had lived in Twerton for generations.) I have wondered whether John was the son of Nicholas. When Nicholas Graaf died in 1743, a stone tablet was erected in his memory.” (which indicates the home of these Dutchmen was Veit, now in Germany. See Joan Day, Bristol Brass). “His brass mills were still busy when Cruttwell

published Warner’s History of Bath in 1801.” Unknown to Naish, John Graaf moved to Siston (where he must have been employed in the Warmley works) after the death of Judith his wife.

 

GREGORY

James & Sarah: their children bp at Kelston:

Charles, 1825

Thomas, 1827

John, 1828

William, 1832

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

George x Gregory & Ann Steger mar Kelston 27.8.1786, witnesses William Noah & James Steger

Jane see Henry Buck, 1770

Jane mar John Fray, 1778, qv

Mary see Thomas Punter 1778 & John Fray 1778

Richard see Henry Buck, 1770

 

HARDY

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

 

HARFORD

Eliau d.o. Thomas & Mary bp K 1737

George Harford & Betty Ollis, banns called Saltford 1761

Thomas Harford & Mary Ford mar K 1737

 

HARPER

James s.o. Andrew & Rebecca bw Baptists Mills bp PJ 1782

John & William ss.o. John & Martha bt Baptists Mills bp PJ 1783

Margaret s.o. John (deceased) & Martha bf Baptists Mills bp PJ 1786

Samuel s.o. Andrew & Rebecca bh Baptists Mills bp PJ 1780

Sukey d.o. William & Martha bf Baptists Mills bp PJ 1783

William s.o. William & Martha bw Baptists Mills bp PJ 1780

William. “Dec 16, at Keynsham, aged 84, Mr Wm Harper, above 70 years in employ of Bristol Brass & Copper Co. (obit BM 21.12.1839)

 

HAYMAN

Ann d.o. Samuel & Ann bf Baptists Mills bp PJ 1783

Dinah d.o. Samuel & Ann bw Baptists Mills bp PJ 1785

 

HOLLIPSTAYS (?)

Francis Hollistays & Susanna Purnell, botp mar Compton Dando 11 May 1746

John Hollipstays, brassworker, bur Compton Dando 9 Aug 1771

 

HOLLISTER

Stephen: Counterpart contract of service at the Brass Battery Works in Greenfield, near Holywell, Co. Flint dated 29 Sep 1768, from 31 Oct for 7 years between George Edge of Tiverton (Twerton), co. Somerset, Maltster for Thomas Patten of Bank, in Warrington, co. Lancs. Esquire & the Warrington Copper & Brass Company, & (2) Stephen Hollister of Kelston, co. Somerset, brass battery worker. (BRO 31138 (1)).

Stephen, aged 18 years, of St George, Glos. Apprenticed to his father, John Hollister, brass battery worker, 2 May 1803. (BRO 31138 [3])

 

HOUSELANDER

Mary Ann d.o. Mathias & Elizabeth bw Baptists Mills, bp PJ 1784

 

HUDSON

James, “May 8, at Keynsham, Mr James Hudson, wire drawer, nearly 70 years in the employ of Keynsham, Brassworks, Co.” (Obit, BM 15.5.1852)

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INNOLLS

Elizabeth Innolls mar Thomas Carpenter, K, 1742

Leah d.o. John & Sabrah bp K 1747

A child of John & Sabrah at the Wire Mills, bp K 8 Sep 1746

 

JAMES

Philip of Mangotsfield, bach over 21, wiredrawer; see his mar lic bond with Ann Tanner, 4.2.1796, BRO

 

JARRETT

Evan, employee at Brass Works, gave evidence at inquest on William Joseph Leonard, 18, who drowned in Avon. (BM 3.1.1899)

 

JOCKMAN

John, a Dutchman, bur Twerton, 20 Jan 1723

 

JOHNSON

Matthias, awarded £5 in 1838 for “seventy years faithful service” see Bristol Brass p 173. His obituary 5 Oct 1843: “Feb 18th at Keynsham, in his 90th year, Matthias Johnson, brassmaker. He had been in the employ of the Old Brass & Copper Co. from the 9th year of his age.” Bath Chron 3.3.1842

Thomas s.o. John & Sarah Johnson bm Baptists Mills bp PJ 1778

 

LEWIS

George, awarded £4 in 1850 for 51 years service. See Bristol Brass p 173

 

LOSCOMBE

“Married, Mr Richards, having a considerable fortune in the county of Cornwall & Miss Loscombe, daughter of Joseph Loscombe, one of the proprietors of the Brassworks at Baptists Mills. (FFBJ 1.10.1763)

 

MACEY

John “at the Wire Mills” bur K 17 Apr 1743

 

MARTIN

Henry s.o. John & Rebecca, Baptists Mills, brassfounder, bp PJ 1780

William: Obituary: “at Baptists Mills, aged 74, Mr William Martin, senior, 62 years in the employ of the Bristol Brass & Copper Co.” Bristol Gazette, 23 Mar 1843

 

MORTIMER

Richard – see James Wellington, 1862)

 

MOULD

William, aged 14, “killed at the Brassworks, Crew’s Hole, by part of the building falling on his head.” Inquest (GRO D260) 4 Feb 1809

 

MOXHAM

Jacob Moxham & Sarah Noah mar Kelston 5 Jan 1779. Witnesses Peter Noah, William Jones, Edith Noah.

 

NOAH

Ann see William, 1783, see Jeremiah, 1792

Ann, 67, bur Kelston 18 Sep 1803

Betty (b1761) d.o. William & Edith, bur Kelston, 22 Jul 1782

Betty (1787) see William & Eleanor

Edith (b1755) see William & Edith

Edith see Jacob Moxham, 1779

Edith see Betty, 1782

Edith, (b1797) see William & Eleanor

Edith, widow, bur Kelston, 1 Dec 1796

Eleanor see Elizabeth 1791

Elizabeth, see John Buck, 1752

Elizabeth d.o. Wm & Eleanor, bur Kelston 26 Apr 1791 (possibly Betty, b1787)

Elizabeth (b1793) see Wm & Eleanor

Elizabeth see John Rich Stegar 1812

Hannah  (b 1729) see Peter & Elizabeth, see John Gane, 1748

Jeremiah, infant, s.o. Thos & Ann bur Kelston, 17 Apr 1792

Mary (b1738/9) see Peter

Mary (b1764) see William & Edith

Mary Ann (b1798) see William & Eleanor

Peter Noah & Elizabeth (blank (mar Kelston 31 May 1728

Children of Peter & Elizabeth (shown only as “of Peter”) bp Kelston:

Hannah, 25 May 1729

Stephen, 1737 (entry deleted)

Mary, 9 Mar 1738/9

Thomas, 13 Aug 1741

Peter, bur Kelston, 21 Mar 1744

Peter (b1753) see William & Edith

Peter Noah & Mary Robbins mar Kelston, Lic, 26.9.1757

Peter x Noah & Sarah Rose mar Kelston 25.12.1773

Peter see Jacob Moxham, 1779

Peter see Sarah, 1780

Peter aged 60, bur Kelston, 1 Aug 1802

Sarah see Jacob Moxham, 1779

Sarah wife of Peter, bur Kelston, 23 Dec 1780

Stephen, (b 1737), see Peter

Stephen of Kelston, in the 6th Company, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Militia, 1758. (A.J. Webb & James Skeggs)

Stephen (1796) see William & Eleanor

Susannah (b1795) see Wm & Eleanor

Thomas, (b1741) see Peter

Thomas Noah of Keynsham & Ann Barns, Saltford, 1769

Thomas, brassman, “Intruder into Keynsham” 8 March 1769 (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

Thomas see William, 1783

Thomas, (b1791) see William & Eleanor

Thomas see Jeremiah, 1792

Thomas, 72, bur Kelston, 11 Aug 1811

William Noah & Edith Clement mar Kelston 5 Apr 1752; their children bp Kelston:

Peter, 4 Mar 1753

Edith, 16 Mar 1755

William, 30 Apr 1758

Betty, 1761

Mary, 1764

William, (b 1758) see William & Edith

William, sen, bur Kelston 2 May 1776

William Noah & Eleanor Steger mar Kelston 9.12.1785, witnesses James Stegar, James Crew & Catherine Robinson. Their children bp Kelston:

William, 1786

Betty, 1787

Edith, 1789

Thomas, 1791

Elizabeth, 1793

Susannah, 1795

Stephen, 1796

Mary Ann,1798

William see Betty, 1782, see George Gregory, 1786, see Elizabeth, 1791

William s.o. Thomas & Ann of Saltford, bur Kelston 6 Apr 1783

William (b1796) see William & Eleanor

William, 46, bur Kelston, 2 Sep 1804

 

OLLIS (Alice, Hollis, Olles, Olos)

Anthony s.o. William & Ann Ollis, bp Compton Dando 6 Oct 1756

Betty see George Harford, 1761

Caroline b 1823 see George & Mary

Charles, s.o. John & Jane, bp 6 Nov 1754

Charles Ollis & Betty Pinker, banns 1777, mar 1778, Saltford

Edward s.o. William & Anne bp Compton Dando 6 Jan 1760

Edwin Ollis & Dinah Payne, Saltford, 1837

Eliza b 1826, see George & Mary

Esther d.o. Henry & Elisabeth Olos bp K 1721

George b 1816 see John & Ann

George & Mary Ollis, their children registered at Keynsham Baptists:

Caroline, 1823,

Eliza, 1826

George, awarded £5 in 1841 for 60 years service. (see Bristol Brass p 173)

James s.o. William & Ann bp K 1747

James s.o. John & Jane bp K 1747

James, s.o. John & Sarah, bp Saltford, 19 Sep 1762

James, s.o. James & Mary, bp Saltford, 21 June 1767

James Ollis otp Brassworker & Mary Pool, spinster mar 16 Apr 1769 Compton Dando (witnesses William Ollis & James Martin)

Job b 1818 see John & Ann

John Alice of Keinsham, brassman, mar Ann Hynd of this parish, widow, by licence, 4 May 1707, at Bedminster, St John.

John, wife & children, “Intruders into Keynsham”,1747 (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

John bur K 1749

John s.o. Nicholas Olles of Oldland bp Hanham & Oldland 17 Nov 1754

John Ollis & Sarah Cayford, Saltford, 1760

John s.o. John, junior & Sarah, bp Saltford, 7 Sep 1760

John & Ann Ollis: their children registered at Keynsham Baptists:

George, 1816,

Job, 1818,

Priscilla, 1820,

Sarah Ann, 1822,

William, 1824.

Leah d.o. John, senior & Jane, bp Saltford, 25 May 1760: see James Buck, 1778

Martha d.o. John & Jane, bp Saltford, 4 Mar 1764

Martha bur Saltford 29 Nov 1764

Mary wife of Nich bur K 1744

Mary d.o. John & Jane, bp 18 Apr 1756

Nancy d.o. William & Ann bp 14 Apr 1762 Compton Dando

Nancy d.o. James & Mary bp 24 Jan 1773 Compton Dando

Neece s.o. Nich & Mary bur K 1736

Nicholas bur K 1727

Nicholas s.o. John & Jane bp K 1746

Nicholas, wife and children, “Intruder into Keynsham” 1747 (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

Nicholas s.o. John Hollis bp Saltford, 24 Jun 1750

Nicholas awarded £4 in 1847 for 60 years service. (see Bristol Brass p 173)

Priscilla, b 1820 see John & Ann

Richard s.o. William & Ann bp 14 Sep 1766 Compton Dando

Sarah d.o. John & Jane, bp Saltford, 24 Sep 1758

Sarah wife of Nicholas, bur Compton Dando 3 Mar 1771

Sarah Ann, b 1822 see John & Ann

Stephen s.o. John & Jane, bp Saltford, 3 May 1752

Stephen Ollis & Betty Baker mar Saltford by licence, 10 Jun 1776

William s.o. William & Betty (d.o. Isaac Fry) bp K 1749

William Ollis mar Martha Craymore (qv) K 25 Dec 1763

William, s.o. John, bp Saltford, 2 Mar 1766

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

W.C. Ollis (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

William Ollis & Ann Oxley both of K, married Compton Dando 13 Apr 1746

William s.o. William & Ann bp 24 Sep 1764 bp Compton Dando

William b 1824 see John & Ann

William, brassfounder, Keynsham, Bristol Poll Book, 1830

William “Jarmin” Ollis said to be “ninth generation to work at Keynsham brass works” see Bristol Brass p171

A son of John & Jane, no parishioner, bp K 6 May 1744

 

OLLIS in date order:

John Alice of Keinsham, brassman mar Ann Hynd of this parish, widow, by licence, 4 May 1707, at Bedminster, St John

Esther d.o. Henry & Elisabeth Olos bp K 1721

James s.o. William & Ann bp K 1747

James s.o. John & Jane bp K 1747

John, wife & children, “Intruders into Keynsham”,1747 (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

John bur K 1749

Charles, s.o. John & Jane, bp 6 Nov 1754

John s.o. Nicholas Olles of Oldland bp Hanham & Oldland 17 Nov 1754

Anthony s.o. William & Ann Ollis, bp Compton Dando 6 Oct 1756

Edward s.o. William & Anne bp Compton Dando 6 Jan 1760

Leah d.o. John, senior & Jane, bp Saltford, 25 May 1760John Ollis & Sarah Cayford, Saltford, 1760

John s.o. John, junior & Sarah, bp Saltford, 7 Sep 1760

Betty see George Harford, 1761

James, s.o. John & Sarah, bp Saltford, 19 Sep 1762

Martha d.o. John & Jane, bp Saltford, 4 Mar 1764

Martha bur Saltford 29 Nov 1764

James, s.o. James & Mary, bp Saltford, 21 June 1767

James Ollis otp Brassworker & Mary Pool, spinster mar 16 Apr 1769 Compton Dando (witnesses William Ollis & James Martin)

Leah see: see James Buck, 1778

Charles Ollis & Betty Pinker, banns 1777, mar 1778, Saltford

John & Ann Ollis: their children registered at Keynsham Baptists:

George, 1816,

Job, 1818,

Priscilla, 1820,

Sarah Ann, 1822,

William, 1824.

George & Mary Ollis, their children registered at Keynsham Baptists:

Caroline, 1823,

Eliza, 1826

Edwin Ollis & Dinah Payne, Saltford, 1837

George, awarded £5 in 1841 for 60 years service. (see Bristol Brass p 173

 

OWEN

Griffith, of Bitton, copper worker, Bitton, 26 Mar 1750 (P/B/OP/6/g/41)

 

PARRY

William s.o. Nathaniel & Sarah, brass turner, Baptists Mills, bp PJ 1781

 

PARSONS

John, bound apprentice to William Willington, brassworker, 1 Jan 1772. (Document at Keynsham LHS)

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

 

PAYNE

Dinah see Edwin Ollis 1837

 

PEACOCK

John, spelterman, 34, “who cut his throat with a razor” left wife & 4 children. Inquest at Tennis Court Inn, Warmley, see BM 12.5.1821

 

PINKER

Betty see Charles Ollis, 1777

 

PREWETT

Samuel, brassfounder, Baptists Mills, freeman, Bristol Poll Book, 1841

 

PUNTER

Thomas x Punter bach of Weston Bath & Mary x Gregory otp sp, mar Kelston 9 Aug 1778.  Witness was John Fray.

 

RACKER

Jacob of K – see Christopher Wise

William mar Ann Harris Keynsham Somerset Mar Lic 1758

William mar Martha Strange of Siston  at K Jun 1767

William, batteryman, Keynsham, will 1815. Ref SRO 15/622

 

RADFORD

Deb from the Cupiloes bur K 1 Mar 177

Stephen, “one of the oldest of the copper smelters at Crews Hole” see KW Annals. Crews Hole was established by the Bristol Brass Company to supply refined copper to Baptists Mills. (See Bristol Brass, p 44)

Thomas from the Cupiloes bur K 3 Dec 1765

William from the Cupiloes bur K 10 Aug 1749

William from the Cupiloes bur K 20 Feb 1757

Son of Elihu Radford of Saltford, bur K 13 1772

 

REED

George, batteryman, bp K, 1796

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

 

ROBERTS

— (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

 

ROBBINS

Mary see Peter Noah, 1757

 

ROBINSON

Catherine see Wm Noah 1785

 

ROSE

Hester, see Thos Francom, 1769

Jacob Rose & Jane Frankham mar Kelston 15 Apr 1731

Sarah see Peter Noah, 1773

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SAUNDERS

Ann d.o. William & Sarah bf Baptists Mills bp PJ 1781

Mary d.o. William & Sarah bf Baptists Mills bp PJ 1785

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

William s.o. William & Sarah bf Baptists Mills bp PJ 1783

 

SHARTMAN see Shortman

 

SHELLARD

Tom – one of last two men to produce battery pans at Saltford Mills in 1908. See Bristol Brass, p 171.

 

SHEPPARD

I(saac?)(Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

Sarah see Moses Frankham (1768)

 

SHORTMAN

Martha d.o. Josiah & Eliza bw Baptists Mills bp PJ 1780

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

Jacob Shartman (sic) senior & junior & William Shartman: “This is to certify to all persons that are afflicted by worms in many parts of their bodies or any other distemper that I, William Shartman, one of the meltors belonging to the Brass works in Baptists Mills had a worm upon my right cheek for some considerable time and could get no cure until I applied myself to Benjamin Thornhill at his dwelling house, the Green Door, St Philips Plain who made an easy incision of my worm that I scarce felt him cut it and by the Blessing of God and his choice salves and ointments the Doctor cured me in three weeks time. Witness my hand this 26th day of October, 1728. William Shartman.”

 

“We whose names are underwritten. Being the Master of the Works and chief workmen of the Meltors do testify the above. John Wall, Jacob Shartman senior & Jacob Shartman junior. (Farley’s Bristol Newspaper, 9.11.1728)

 

I feel sure the name was Shortman – and the printed word reflected the way he spoke! – besides which, perhaps the reporter couldn’t hear very well – see below:

 

A correction was placed the next week. “Through an oversight of the compositor….. WORMS should have read WENS….which our readers are desired to correct.” (Worms are of course themselves, but a wen is a cyst.)

 

Peter s.o. Peter & Jane bw Baptists Mills bp PJ 1783

Thomas s.o. William & Sarah bs Baptists Mills bp PJ 1779

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

 

SLADE

Obituary: “died at Baptists Mills, Mr Moses Slade, many years the manager of the brassworks there.” (FFBJ 28.7.1764)

 

SMITH

George. “Thursday sennight George Smith one of the workmen at the Mills at Keynsham was found drowned in the river. He was seized with a phrenzy fever and on Tuesday watched for an opportunity to get from the care of the nurse when it is supposed he threw himself into the river. (source? DATE?)

 

SPEAR

Abraham s.o. Jacob & Sarah brass melter, Baptists Mills bp PJ 1786

s.o. Jacob & Sarah brass melter, Baptists Mills bp PJ 1781

James s.o. Jacob & Sarah bw Baptists Mills, bp PJ 1779

 

SPICER

Isaac s.o. Jacob & Sarah brass melter, Baptists Mills bp PJ 1783

 

STEAGER (Steger, Stegar)

Adam Steager & Mary Bageridge, mar Saltford, 17 May 1746

Richard & Betty,

Ann d.o. Richard & Betty bp S 1740

Ann d.o.Nicholas bur S 1746

Ann d.o. Nicholas & Betty bp S 1753

Ann bur S 24 Oct 1757

Ann see George Gregory, 1786

Betty d.o. Nicholas & Betty bp 1745/6

Catherine bur Kelston 27 May 1801

Charles see James Rich Stegar 1812

Charles Steger & Sarah White mar Kelston 19 Feb 1822

Christopher s.o. William & Elinor bp S 1734

Christopher Stegar, from Bitton, bur S 7 Jul 1768

Christopher, 10th Bn Reserves mar Esther Watts, Freshford, Som mar lic. 3 May 1804, bondsman James Forster of Freshford, good signatures.

Edward aged 47, bur Kelston 8 May 1808

Eleanor see William 1721

Elinor d.o. William & Elinor bp S 1723

Eleanor wife of William bur S 1 Jul 1751

Eleanor see William Noah, 1785

James: obit FFBJ 21.1.1825, “Mr James Steger of Kelston, father of Mr Steger, linen draper of this City.” (ie Bristol)

John & Rebeckah:

John Stegar of Saltford, batteryman & Rebecca Oldfield of same, spinster. Wells Marriage Licence

27 Apr 1722.

William s.o. John & Rebeckah bp S 1724

John s.o. John & Rebeckah bp S 1726

John s.o. John & Rebecca bp S 1730

John s.o. John & Rebecca bp S 1732

Rebeckah d.o. John & Rebeckah bp S 1734*

Joseph s.o. John & Rebeckah bp S 1737

Elizabeth d.o. John & Rebeckah bp S 1740

Henry s.o. John & Rebeckah bp S 1744

* Rebecca Steager of Saltford & William Dowling Froom mar S 4 Mar 1753

Elizabeth Stegar of Kelston aged 81 bur Kelston 3 Feb 1811: Her will, 1811, ref: SRO S148 1811 Con Epi Wells 536 W

George, s.o. William & Martha bp Saltford, 18 Apr 1769

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

Henry s.o. John bp S 1748

Henry: 1861 census Oldland Common, Nuns Lane: Henry Stegar, wiredrawer, 48, born Bitton & Matilda & James (RG/9/1700/p8)

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

James s.o. William & Betty bp S 1754

James & Catherine, their children bp at Kelston:

William 1778

Robert 1780

James Rich 1781

Charles 1784

George Green 1787

Elizabeth 1791

William, 1792

Jemima 1796

James see William Noah, 1785

James see George Gregory, 1786

James Rich Stegar & Elizabeth Noah mar Kelston 24.12.1812 (witnesses Charles Stegar & Elizabeth Noah)

Their children: bp 30.10.1813 James

bp 1815           Robert

bp 1817           Anne Amelia

bp 1819           William George

bp 1821           Caroline

bp 1824           Henry Norris

bp 1826           Elinor

bp 1832           Thomas

bp 1834           Cecilia

These children were all baptised at Kelston. James Rich Stegar’s occupation was “labourer at copper works” except for Cecilia’s baptism when he was shown as “labourer at brassworks”.

Jane d.o. John & Kath bp K 1713

Jane d.o. Sebastian & Hannah bp S 8 Nov 1722

John s.o. William & Elinor bp S 9 Jul 1721

John bur K 1740

John s.o. William & Elinor bp S 1737

John, with certificate, “Intruder into Keynsham” 1747, (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

John of Keynsham & Betty Batchelor mar Saltford 1754

John Stegar of St James, brassworker, bach over 21, & Mary Sheppard, spinster over 21 of K. Bondsman William Stegar of same, tyler & plasterer, Mar Licence Bond, Bristol, 14.3.1767.

John, senior & John, junior, Richard & Joseph, brassmen, “Intruders into Keynsham” 8 March 1769 (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

John Stegar, bur S, from Keynsham, formerly lived K, bur 8 Sep 1769

Kath d.o. John & Kath bp K 1711

Child of John bur K 1739

Nicholas s.o. Nicholas & Betty bp S 1751

Nicholas s.o. Nicholas & Betty bur S 1753

Nicholas s.o. Nicholas & Betty bp S 1756

Phyllis see George Friend, 1793

Samuel Steager – see Richard Willington, 1843

Susanna d.o. William & Elinor bp S 1727

Susanna Steger mar Thomas Hymers, Newton-St-Loe 10 May 1755

Susannah d.o. William & Elizabeth bp S 1756

Susannah aged 51, “from Bristol” bur Kelston 9 Sep 1807

Thomas s.o. Nicholas & Betty bp S 1733

Thomas s.o. Nicholas & Betty bp S 1740

Thomas s.o. Nicholas & Betty bur S 1743

Wife of John bur K 1737

William s.o. John & Catherine bp K 1707

William s.o. John & Catherine bp K 1709

William s.o. Eleanor bp Saltford 29 Jul 1721

William s.o. William & Elinor bp S 1729

William senior, bur S 31 Jul 1744

William s.o. Nicholas bp S 1748

William Steger of Saltford mar Betty Green 26 Dec 1753 at Corston

William: Settlement Paper: “William Steager, brassworker, residing Bitton, 9 Nov 1768. Born Saltford where his father William, now dead was a legal parishioner. Not gained settlement elsewhere. About 15 years since was married at Corston to Betty Gowen (see Betty Green above) now living with him at Bitton. His children are James, 10, Mary, 10, Ann, 8, Edward, 6, Eleanor, 4. (Signed) William Stegar. (P/B/OP/6g/132)

William bur S 29 Dec 1765

William bur Kelston 28 Mar 1801

Child of William, from Bitton, buried Saltford, 7 Jul 1768

 

STONE

Betty see Peter Swymmer 1720/1

William, a Dutch Brassmaker, bur Compton Dando 3 Feb 1750

 

SWEET

Jane wife of Gabriel Sweet of Weston Mills, bur S 16 Oct 1746

 

SWYMMER

Ann d.o. John & Mary Swimmer bp Compton Dando 6 Oct 1811

Hester Swymer & Isaac Parfitt mar Compton Dando 31 Aug 1795 (NB This marriage was not signed)

Isaac s.o. John & Mary Swimmer bp Compton Dando 3 Jan 1808

John BB s.o. Mary bp Compton Dando 4 Jun 1775

John Swimmer bur Compton Dando aged 51 16 Jul 1826

Martha d.o. John & Mary Swimmer bp Compton Dando 25 Mar 1810

Peter Swimer of Compton Dando, brassworker & Grace Welladvise of same, at Chelwood. Mar Lic (Bath & Wells) 24.10.1711

Peter Swimer of Compton Dando & Betty Stone of  Marksbury, sp, aged 36. Mar Lic (Bath & Wells) 20.2.1720/1

Peter, a Dutchman, bur Siston, 24 Oct 1761

William s.o. William & Ann Swymmer bp Compton Dando 1 Apr 1742

William: Settlement Paper: “The Examination of William Swymmer of the Hamlet of Bitton in the said county, batteryman, taken on oath this 14th day of February 1770….who says that he was born in the parish of Compton Dando in the County of Somerset. That his father Peter Swymmer was a German and never gained any settlement of himself as this examinant has been informed, and who dy’d about 8 years ago. That the place of this examinant’s mother’s settlement before her marriage was Compton Dando as this examinant has been informed and who dy’d when (he) was an infant and her maiden name was Grace Williams.* (Marriage lic gives her surname as “Welladvise” see above ) (He) has not gained any settlement of himself and about twenty eight years ago he was married to his present wife whose name was Hannah Davis at Temple Church, Bristol who has now living by her three children, only one of which lives with him, Mary aged 24 years who has gained a settlement of herself and was born at Taplow in the County of Bucks and who has not yet been married. The mark of William Swymmer. (P/B/OP/ check etc.)

 

TAYLOR

Eleanor, wife of Jacob Taylor, from the other side of the water, bur Twerton 24 Apr 1762

Elizabeth d.o. Jacob & Mary, bur Twerton 6 May 1772

Jacob Taylor of the Brass Mills & Eleanor Porter, d.o. Thomas Porter of Twerton, mar Twerton 25 Dec 1729

Jacob x Taylor otp & Mary x Taylor of St Michael, Bath, mar Bathweston, 13.8.1769

John, senior, bp Twerton, 13 Nov 1733

John Thomas, senior, of the Wire Mills, bur K 14 Nov 1779

Mary d.o. Jacob & Eleanor Taylor drowned in New Cutt near the gates of the Lock, aged 7 years, bur T 15 Oct 1738.

Mary see Jacob 1769

Mary see Henry Buck, 1771

Thomas (x)Taylor, brassworker & Esther (x) Taylor mar Compton Dando 21 Jun 1776, witnesses: Joseph Taylor & John Smith.

William see Henry Buck, 1771, bach

Son of John Taylor, Dutchman, bp Twerton 11 Nov 1733

Son of John Taylor, Dutchman, bur Twerton 10 Nov 1734

 

THOMAS

James.  “Oct 1, 1726. Five men belonging to the brassworks at Baptists Mills having been up the river in a boat were all thrown by current. All saved except James Thomas who was drowned.” (1.10.1726. Glos Journal)

 

John, brassworker, “Intruder into Keynsham” 8 March 1769 (List at Keynsham Local History Society)

 

THOMPSON

James, copper worker, Bitton, 9 Nov 1768. (P/B/OP/6/3/130)

 

TURNER

William (5) s.o. John & Martha bf, Baptists Mills bp PJ 1786

 

UNDERWOOD

John s.o. John & Mary bm Baptists Mills bp PJ 1778

 

VAILS

John: “Saturday last, John Vails, who worked at the mills at Twerton had his hand caught in the mill work which with part of his arm was crushed to pieces and separated from his body.” (FFBJ 24 Dec 1785)

 

VAROY see Fray

 

VEALE

J (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.
  2. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

 

WALKER

William: Obituary: “Kingswood Hill Spelter Works, Mr William Walker, 30 years principal agent to Bristol Brass & Brass & Co. whose agency he quitted in 1792 and established with others the extensive works of Pitt, Savage, Anderson & Co. (Gents. Magazine, 1815). “Died Friday at Kingswood Hill Spelter Works, whose agency he quit in 1792. He lived as he died. An honest man is the noblest work of God.” (FFBJ 5.10.1815)

 

WALL

See William Shortman, 1728

 

WATTS

John of Twerton Mill, bur Y 27 May 1794

 

WELLINGTON

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

 

WHITE

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

James s.o. Samuel & Mary brass warehouseman, Baptists Mills, bp PJ 1785

Samuel, brass wire agent, nominated at Overseer of the Poor, 6.4.1800. (Document at Keynsham LHS.)

Sarah see Charles Steger, 1822

 

WILLIAMS

James: Settlement Paper: James Williams, coppersmith, residing Bitton, 9 Nov 1768. On oath says he was born at St Thomas, Pensford, Somerset. His settlement is that of his father Robert Williams, who now lives at Siston, is in Stanton Drew.     Five weeks since he was married at Bitton to his present wife Sarah Harford. (X) the mark of James Williams.

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.
  2. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.
  3. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.
  4. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

 

WELLINGTON

James, “Feb 27, Mr Jas Wellington, 42, many years servant to Richard Mortimer, Esq., Keynsham Brass Works.” (Obit BM, 8.3.1862)

 

WILLINGTON

Richard Willington, 60, William Ford, 79, Samuel Steager, 69. “The above individuals were in the employ of Harford’s & Co, Brassworks, and the time of their combined labours amounted to 180 years. (BM 7.10.1843)

William see John Parsons.

 

WISE

Christopher. Settlement Examination: Christopher Wise now resident within the Hamlet of Bitton in the parish of Bitton in this county, Wire Drawer, taken upon his oath before Norborne Berkeley & Charles Bragge. Esquires, two of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace this 8 June 1752. This informant sayth that he was born at Compton Dando in the County of Somerset and lived there until he was 18 years of age. Soon after he put himself to apprentice to William Champion of the City of Bristol, Marchant and Brass Manufacturer for the term of 7 years and he served the said William Champion about three years at his Brass Works in the parish of Syson and then this informant married with Jane the daughter of Jacob Racker of Keynsham in the County of Somerset, Brassmaker who is now living by whom he hath one child namely Mary aged about 1 year and a half. And immediately after his said marriage he with his wife went and resided in the Hamlet of Bitton and they there continued ever since and informant has worked with his said master Champion in Syson under his indenture all the time and continues the same now having not served out the term of is apprenticeship by one year and an half and upwards. The mark X of Christopher Wise.

 

WITHEY

  1. (Pictured): one of personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills, c1870.

 

YEELS

William: Settlement: William Yeels, wiredrawer, of Bitton, aged about 48. Born at St Thomas, Exeter, son of John Yeels, that when examinant was about 17 years of age he entered himself on board of one of his Majesty’s ships of war and continued in said service till about three years last past when he was discharged therefrom. Believes his father to have been dead several years but knows not where his settlement was when he left him to go on board a man of war. He now follows the business of wiredrawing and about three years since was married to Sarah Hulbert at Bow Church, London.  22 Jan 1766. The mark of William Yeels.  (P/B/OP/6/9/107)

 

NO SURNAME:

Thomas of the Wire Mills, bur K 31 Aug 1751

Wally son of Joseph, at the Wire Mills, bur K 9 Oct 1746

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