THE REV HENRY BLOMFIELD & FAMILY, HASTINGS, ENGLAND, AND JAMAICA......
HENRY BLOMFIELD MARRIED ELIZABETH ELDRIDGE IN 1840 AT THE CROFT CHAPEL IN HASTINGS ENGLAND.ELIZABETH DECIDED TO GET MARRIED AT THIS TIME AS SHE WISHED TO ACCOMPANY  HENRY BLOMFIELD TO JAMAICA IN HIS FIELD AS A BAPTIST MISSIONARY TEACHER. WHILST IN LIVING IN JAMAICA  THEIR FIRST SON WAS BORN IN 1842, WILLIAM KNIBB BLOMFIELD. A SECOND SON  WAS BORN IN 1844, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE BABE  DIED  AT THE TENDER AGE OF TWO AT THE REFUGE, JAMAICA IN 1846. ALSO  IN THE YEAR OF 1846, HENRY AND ELIZABETH  WERE BLESSED WITH THE BIRTH OF A DAUGHTER, SARA ELDRIDGE BLOMFIELD.SHORTLY AFTER THIS THEY RETURNED TO THE SHORES OF ENGLAND. TO BE CONTINUED..........
WILLIAM KNIBB BLOMFIELD.1842-1878. WILLIAM KNIBB WAS BORN IN JAMAICA, AND DIED IN HASTINGS  ON 18-3-1878.
IN 1861 CENSUS THE BLOMFIELD FAMILY LIVED  AT CLARENCE TERRACE,ORE, THE REV HENRY BLOMFIELD AND WIFE ELIZABETH, RUNNING A BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL.WILLIAM  KNIBB BLOMFIELD  IS DOWN ON THE CENSUS FORM  AS AN APPRENTICE WATCHMAKER.
IN THE 1871 CENSUS WILLIAM KNIBB IS SHOWN AS AN ARTIST- PHOTOGRAPHER. HE WAS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HIS BROTHER  JOHN HENRY BLOMFIELD, IN THE PHOTOGRAHIC BUSINESS ie:
PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO, TRINITY HOUSE, MESSRS.W.& J. BLOMFIELD,
IN 1867, THIS PARTNERSHIP CONTINUED UNTIL ABOUT 1870, WHEN HIS BROTHER JOHN HENRY WENT ALONE IN HIS CAREER AS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAGHER.
SARAH ELDRIDGE BLOMFIELD BORN IN JAMAICA 1846, DIED IN HASTINGS ENGLAND, 20-4-1917. IN THE 1871 CENSUS THE BLOMFIELD FAMILY WAS LIVING AT  6 SHORNDEN VILLAS, ST LEONARDS, SARAH BLOMFIELD IS DOWN ON THE CENSUS FORM AS A GOVERNESS.  SARAH BLOMFIELD MARRIED JOHN ALEXANDER HUME, HASTINGS ENGLAND,THIS BRANCH OF THE  FAMILY WENT TO USA  AT SOME TIME WHERE THEIR DESCENDANTS NOW LIVE.
BARBARA MARY BLOMFIELD BORN 1848 NEW ROMNEY DIED HASTINGS ENGLAND,1-5-1931  IN THE 1861 CENSUS BARBARA BLOMFIELD IS DOWN AS AGED TWELVE, HASTINGS SUSSEX. BARBARA MADE A TRIP OR TRIPS BACK TO JAMAICA AS SHOWN BY THE SPLENDID PHOTOGRAPH OF HER MOUNTED ON A HORSE TAKEN IN JAMAICA HER AGE ABOUT?
IN THE 1871 CENSUS AT THE BLOMFIELD  FAMILY HOME AT 6 SHORNDEN VILLAS ST LEONARDS, BARBARA BLOMFIELD IS DOWN AS A GOVERNESS. IN THE 1881 CENSUS WHERE THE BLOMFIELDS  RESIDED AT 1 MAGDALEN TERRACE HASTINGS, BARBARA IS  32YRS AND A GOVERNESS. BARBARA BLOMFIELD DIED A SPINSTER.
JOHN HENRY BLOMFIELD, BORN 1850 NEW ROMNEY DIED HASTINGS ENGLAND 25-8-28. JOHN HENRY BLOMFIELD IS 10YRS OLD IN THE 1861 CENSUS. IN THE 1871 CENSUS HE AGED 28 YRS  AND DOWN AS AN ARTIST- PHOTOGRAPHER AND IS LODGING WITH A GEORGE BENY, GROCER, IN SEDLESCOMBE VILLAGE SUSSEX. IN THE  CENSUS OF 1881 JOHN HENRY BLOMFIELD IS LIVING AT 1 MAGDALEN TERRACE, AGAIN DOWN AS AN ARTIST- PHOTOGRAPHER AGED 30YRS. JOHN HENRY BY THIS TIME HAD WELL AND TRULY ENTRENCHED HIS NAME FOR PROSPERITY AS A TALENTED ARTIST- PHOTOGRAGHER, BEING PATRONISED BY H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES, THE THEN FUTURE KING OF ENGLAND AND OTHER NOBILITY..JOHN HENRY MARRIED MARY ELIZABETH GRACE IN 1880 HASTINGS ENGLAND.
EDWIN HENRY BLOMFIELD BORN 2-3-1852 NEW ROMNEY DIED HASTINGS ENGLAND 1889. EDWIN BLOMFIELD IS DOWN THE 1861 CENSUS  AT 1 CLARENCE TERRACE ORE AS 10YRS OLD. IN THE 1871 CENSUS AT 6 SHORNDEN VILLAS, ST LEONARDS, EDWIN IS ON THE CENSUS FORM AS 19YRS, A MUSICAN. IN THE CENSUS FORM OF 1881, AT 1 MAGDALEN TERRACE, EDWIN IS DOWN AS 29YRSOLD AND A PRIVATE TUTOR. EDWIN HENRY MARRIED ELLEN BLAND nee TURNER IN 1880 HASTINGS,ENGLAND. Edwin was a school teacher.
ELIZABETH HANNAH (LIZZIE)) BLOMFIELD, BORN HASTINGS 1858, DIED HASTINGS ENGLAND 25-11-1933. LIZZIE BLOMFIELD WAS AGED 2YRS IN THE 1861 CENSUS AT 1 CLARENCE TERRACE ORE. IN THE CENSUS OF 1871 AT THE BLOMFIELD FAMILY HOME AT 6 SHORNDEN VILLAS ST LEONARDS,  ELIZABETH BLOMFIELD IS 12YRS OLD. THE CENSUS OF 1881 AT MAGDALEN TERRACE, SHOWS ELIZABETH AGED 22YRS, A GOVERNESS. ELIZABETH NEVER MARRIED.
GEORGE WILLS BLOMFIELD BORN HASTINGS ENGLAND, 18-3-1860, DIED ABERDEEN 11-1938  .GOERGE BLOMFIELD IS 1YRS OLD IN THE CENSUS AT 1 CLARENCE TERRACE ORE. THE CENSUS OF 1871 AT 6 SHORNDEN VILLAS ST LEONARDS,  GEORGE IS 11YRS OLD. THE CENSUS OF 1881  AT THE FAMILY HOME 1 MAGDALEN TERRACE, GEORGE IS 21YRS OLD, AND A DISPENSING CHEMIST. GEORGE WILLS BLOMFIELD BECAME A DOCTOR, AND VERY WELL AT IT BY THIS GRAND PHOTO! GEORGE WILLS MARRIED CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH COLBECK  1-8-1894 FRYSTON, FERRYBRIDGE, ENGLAND. GEORGE WAS A DR.
EDWARD ELDRIDGE (TED) BLOMFIELD, BORN HASTINGS ENGLAND  1862, DIED 1910 IN DUNEDIN NEW ZEALAND. .EDWARD BLOMFIELD IS 8YRS OLD IN THE 1871 CENSUS AT 6 SHORNDEN VILLAS ST LEONARDS. IN THE 1881 CENSUS AT 1 MAGDALEN TERRACE,  EDWARD IS 18YRS OLD, AN A PRIVATE TUTOR.  EDWARD DID TIME IN THE ARMED FORCES AS PER PHOTO, HE MIGRATED TO NEW ZEALAND AND MARRIED A NEW ZEALAND LASS, JESSIE MAY SINCLAIR IN 1904.EDWARD  WAS A Dr.
THOMAS NEVILL BLOMFIELD BORN HASTINGS ENGLAND 1864 DIED NEW ZEALAND 19?  THOMAS NEVILL IS MY GRANDFATHER,  IN THE 1871 CENSUS AT THE BLOMFIELD FAMILY HOME AT 1 MAGDALEN TERRACE, THOMAS NEVILL WAS 6YRS OLD. IN THE 1881 CENSUS THOMAS NEVILL IS 16YRS OLD AND A SCHOLAR.THE BABY OF THE BLOMFIELD FAMILY, THOMAS NEVILL MARRIED GRACE  LAWRENCE AND MIGRATED TO NEW ZEALAND IN 1901. GRANDDAD WAS A DISPENSING CHEMIST.
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