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The Work of Sussex Blacksmiths, by Viscountess Wolseley, published 1932 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. VI no. 6, article, pp.399-401) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9325] & The Keep [LIB/500175]

Blacksmith's Tools, by E. R. B. [E. R. Burder], published February 1949 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XII no. 5, note, pp.117-118) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8230] & The Keep [LIB/500214] & S.A.S. library

The Memoirs of Gaius Carley, A Sussex Blacksmith, by Gaius Carley and edited by Francis W. Steer, published 1963 (viii + 74 pp., Chichester: Moore and Tillyer) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2558] & The Keep [LIB/503550] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

The Snashall Family, Quakers and Blacksmiths, by Michael J. Burchall, published June 1980 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 2 no. 1, article, pp.11-14) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8671] & The Keep [LIB/501188] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.

The Fighting Blacksmith of East Dean: William Peachey, Roundhead Trooper & Sword-maker, by John Bishop, published September 1982 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 5 no. 3, article, pp.91-94) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9174] & The Keep [LIB/501257] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

A Forest Row Blacksmith, by Eric Byford, published March 1996 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 12 no. 1, article, pp.8-9) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14879] & The Keep [LIB/501165] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
Edward Edwards was born 3 January 1868 at Holtye to Richard and Elizabeth Edwards.  He married Esther Friend in 1892, lived in Portslade where they had three children, and moved to Forest Row in 1898 where he took over the wheelwright's business run by the Mitchell family. They had three more children at Forest Row.

Hammer & Chisel, Goods & Chattels of Some Horsham Tradesmen 1614-1740 , by Annabelle F. Hughes, published 1998 (Horsham Museum Society) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13336] & Horsham Museum Society & West Sussex Libraries

Sussex Fleet blacksmiths, by Tony Rowswell, published September 2006 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 17 no. 3, article, pp.134-137) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508987] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
The story of the Fleets of Sussex who were blacksmiths starting with Robert Fleet (1702-1775) who was apprenticed to William Shepherd at Fletching.

The blacksmiths of East Dean, by Tony Rowswell, published March 2009 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 18 no. 5, article, pp.223-227) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508972] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
Following my previous article on the FLEET blacksmiths in Sussex (SFH September 2006), another short article has come into my possession on the blacksmiths of East Dean, near Eastbourne in East Sussex. It is thought to have been written in longhand in the early 1960s by Mrs P Hughes who, with her architect son, refurbished The Forge Cottage about that time. It was recently transcribed by Esther Worsfold of East Dean who has also made invaluable contributions to this article.

Blacksmiths of East Dean, by Tony Rowswell, published 2010 (booklet no. 4, East Dean & Friston Local History Group) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/509181] & East Dean & Friston Local History Group
The forge & the craftsmen who worked there.

John Towner: The Missing Blacksmith of Piddinghoe, by Kevin Towner, published June 2016 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 22 no. 2, article, pp.60-62) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/509232]
The TOWNER surname seems to originate in a cluster of small villages around the town of Lewes in East Sussex (see the articles by Reg Towner in Sussex Family Historian vol. 8, p. 174 and vol. 13, p.266). Untangling the different TOWNER families during the period 1600-1800 is rather complicated as many individuals with identical first names lived within a relatively small area. However, the available evidence suggests that John TOWNER, my great x 6 grandfather, was most likely the eldest son of James and Ann TOWNER (née SHOULDER), born on 8 May 1701 and baptised at Chalvington St Bartholomew on 18 May 1701.