Simon Oceltine, brother to Robert the dry goods shopkeeper, was convinced to join the new township because he disliked the crowded city of Serin. He was a farrier of moderate skill, with a solid knowledge of horses and a steady hand. He had no imagination for metalcraft, but he knew the basics well. He brought his business north to transform it into a jack-of-all-trades smithy. Partnering with his brother he manufactured tools, nails, other simple items the townsfolk had not brought with them.
His wife and son came with him, and they helped get the shop and the forge up and running in the early days. Later on, they built a home and claimed some farmland on the edge of town, to sustain the Oceltine clan as it grew. Both Simon and Robert's children worked the farm and delivered packages for their fathers, and they were well known around Havenford.