Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Charles James Blomfield D.D. (Bishop of Chester)
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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