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  1. Do you know if this site is still active: http://www.sheffieldrecordsonline.org.uk/ Thanks.
  2. Hello, I have discovered a few generations of Sheffield cutlers in my family history. I've exhausted tso I'd really appreciate any personal, local or professional expertise you guys can provide - or any family links! My next step is to look up apprentice records, trade directories and do a bit more research into cutlery - I've noticed some good links on this site. James Wild (1788-1854) Lived Coalpit Lane and Wellington Street but business premises in Broomspring Lane. Ivory dealer, table knife hafter and cutler (with his son William). Went bankrupt - I'm investigating the circumstances but was this unusual - something he did or market forces? Married Sarah (1790-?) Henry Wild (1821-1890) Lived Coalpit Lane, Wellington Street, Plum Street, Clarence Street, Chester Street. Cutler and/or table knife hafter. Married Elizabeth Robinson (1827-1870) and Eliza Ward (1840-?) John Ward (1824-1890) Table knife cutler. Lived Eyre Street, Rhodes Street Park, Oxford Row Court, Kent Road, Hodgson Street. Married Sarah Holden (1824-1894). Sam Ward (1862-1951) Butcher Blade Maker/Forger. Lived Oxford Row Court, Kent Road, Brammall Lane, Thomas Street. Moved to London around 1895. By the 1939 register he is back in Sheffield; living in Chippinghouse Road. Are there any reasons why he would move to London - presumably to find work? Married Annie Wild (1865-1931). I'd be grateful for any extra information you could provide. Thanks in advance. Gemma