Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Charles James Blomfield D.D. (Bishop of Chester)

Charles James Blomfield D.D.

Charles James Blomfield D.D.

19th century armorial bookplate with arms the See of London impaling Blomfield. F.2858.

For a full biography, see the Oxford DNB.

1786-1857. Bishop of Chester 1824; translated to London 1828. Married (1) 1810  Anna Maria (b. 784/5, d.1818), dau of W. Heath of Hemblington, Norfolk. The couple had six children, of whom only one survived infancy; (2) Dorothy (1795–1870), widow of the barrister Thomas Kent and dau of a brewer, Charles William Cox, and his wife, Mary, née Munnings. The eleven offspring of this marriage proved healthier than those of Blomfield's first, only one dying in infancy.

Dimensions of paper: 86x76mm.

Condition: Various damages, and corners cropped.

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