Bloomfield, Benjamin

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Bloomfield, Benjamin

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  • Lord Bloomfield
  • 1st Lord Bloomfield

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Dates of existence

1768-1846

History

Benjamin Bloomfield was born on 13 April 1798, son of John Bloomfield, Lieutenant of the grenadiers and Miss Waller. In 1797 he married Harriet Douglas of Suffolk and they moved to Ireland soon after. They had one son, John Arthur Douglas Bloomfield, born in 1802, and a daughter, Charlotte who died in 1828. He commanded a battery of artillery at Vinegar Hill during the 1798 Rebellion. During his long military career he held the following posts: G.C.B. and G.C.H., a Lieutenant-General in the army, Colonel- Commandant of the Royal Horse Artillery, Governor of Fort Charles, Jamaica, and a Privy Councillor. He held the distinguished and confidential offices of Clerk, Marshal, Private Secretary and Privy Purse to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, afterwards King George IV. He was nine years Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Sweden, and subsequently Commandant at Woolwich.

Lord Bloomfield died in Portman Square, Woolwich on 15 August 1846 and his remains were taken to Loughton House.

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Redwood, County Tipperary
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Vinegar Hill, New Ross, County Wexford
Russia
Sweden
Portman Square, Woolwich
Loughton House, Moneygall, County Offaly

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Bloomfield, John Arthur Douglas (1802-1979)

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family

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Bloomfield, John Arthur Douglas is the child of Bloomfield, Benjamin

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Trench, Georgina Mary Amelia (1806-1893)

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family

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Trench, Georgina Mary Amelia is the child of Bloomfield, Benjamin

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Bloomfield, Harriet (c.1780-1868)

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family

Type of relationship

Bloomfield, Harriet is the spouse of Bloomfield, Benjamin

Dates of the relationship

1979 - 1868

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ISAAR

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Sources

Rachel McKenna, 'Flights of Fancy: Follies, families and demesnes in Offaly' (Tullamore, 2017)
Benjamin Bloomfield, 'Memoir of Benjamin, Lord Bloomfield' (London, 1884)

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