WELCOME TO NZ BLOMFIELDS JAMES BLOMFIELD/ SARAH ANNA WARD 1860.
This is a genealogy search for the BLOMVYLE/BLOMFIELD link back to NORMANDY FRANCE, its been a long hard road over 9years, I first started of this search 10yrs ago completely computer illiterate and with 3 free pages, since then it has grown, and I have found delightful cousins I never knew I had.We have made great inroads over the last year with the help of some dedicated BLOMFIELD researches, and now our Blomvyle trail leads us nearer and nearer to the shores of France
MAREE ROWLEY, AUSTRALIA has very kindly made available her family data and some very interesting information regarding her branch of Blomfields
RE JAMES BLOMFIELD AND HIS NEW ZEALAND BRANCH OF THE BLOMFIELDS, thank you very much MAREE., it is really amazing how this Family information is coming to light with the help of a few enthusiastic BLOMFIELD researchers, and I am most grateful...
Gail Cawkwell of New Zealand has very kindly donated some super personal Family Photos, thank you Gail
This branch of our wonderfulBLOMFIELD FAMILY, JAMES BLOMFIELD AND HIS WIFE, SARAH ANNE WARD came out from FROM ENGLAND to the wild shores of NEW ZEALAND on the vessel "SS FRENCHMAN" 22ND March in the year 1860.
Traveling with their parents were three BLOMFIELD children, ARTHUR, ANNA ANDKATE. another daughterEMILY was born on ON the ship on the voyage out. . Six more children CHILDREN, HERBERT, EDITH, EDWARD, WILLIAM, FRANK AND SARAH were born AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND where the family settled. Unfortunately JAMES' wife SARAH, died in 1876 at the ALBERT BARRACKS, AUCKLAND and was buried in the GRAFTON CEMETARY SYMONDS ST., AUCKLAND. JAMES BLOMFIELD was remarried to his housekeeper, one PHOEBE JANE HOBBS-BEAMISH (who had been a widow for 6yrs) in 1877.
PHOEBE'S father was the REV.J. HOBBS.......Phoebe and James Blomfield had 2 sons, Harry Robert Blomfield born1878, and Frederick Wilcox Blomfield born 1880..
Maree also states that her side of the Family secured land up at MANGAWAI NZ, and were involved with a dramatic shipwreck on the JOHN BULL which was bound out from MAHURANGI and MANGAWAI in 1861.AUTHUR BLOMFIELD is then found as an ARMOURER/storekeeper at the ALBERT BARRACKS and on discharge was given a block of land near SILVERDALE.
If any of this branch of BLOMFIELDS has any data or photos they would like to contribute to their page I would be very grateful..thank you
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ARTHUR JAMES BLOMFIELD, son of JAMES BLOMFIELD and SARAH, was a dispensing chemist in QUEEN STREET AUCKLAND. ARTHUR unfortunately met with a tragic death when he was slain by an intruder breaking into his establishment 1902 . CLYDE BLOMFIELD son of AUTHUIR JAMES BLOMFIELD is Maree's maternal GRANDFATHER.
Notice there is a theme of DOCTORS and CHEMISTS in the BLOMFIELD FAMILY, my own GRANDFATHER, THOMAS NEVILLE BLOMFIELD, also a dispensing chemist in AUCKLAND, with 2 of his brothers, one in ENGLAND, George Wills Blomfield, and one in NEW ZEALAND,, Edward Eldridge Blomfield, both Doctors..
JAMES BLOMFIELD was born c1825 Hinton Blythburgh SUFFOLK ENGLAND, he married SARAH ANNA WARD at DOWNHAM MARKET NORFOLK on Sept.1855. Sarah's father was GEORGE AUGUSTINE WARD, mother, ANNA MARIA PORTER. George is described in the British 1852 Census of Downham Market as a COMMERCIAL MERCHASNT, MILKER AND BREWER. They lived at 119 HYTHE HOUSE. Sarah was the eldest child of 7 children, more info available on the 1851 Census.
My Great Aunt and her Friend, note the tiny waists!
My great uncle Edward Eldridge Blomfield and his sister, my Great Aunt Elizabeth Blomfield England. Edward migrated to New Zealand, where he practised as a Doctor..