Just come across this site - which will explain my delay to your posting! My Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather were all born in Duffield, Derbyshire. My Great Grandfather owned the forge, and I have a 1921 article which refers to Abell's forge. My father, Brian (born 13/11/22) has a bible which details a number of "The Abells") in the mid to end 19th century. I'll thumb through it when I next visit and post some of the details -if anyone is interested.