Ezekiel BLOMFIELD1

(1778 - 1818)
Father*Stephen BLOMFIELD b. c 1750, d. 1809
Mother*Elizabeth LUISS b. c 1750, d. 1799
Rev. Ezekiel BLOMFIELD (1778-1818) from National Portrait Gallery under common licence
Ezekiel BLOMFIELD was born in North Walsham, Norfolk, on 28 October 1778.2,3

He joined the church of the Rev S Newton of Norwich, and then proceeded to the non-Conformist Homerton College. Later he accepted a call to a congregation at Wymondham.2

He married Mary FUNNELL, daughter of Richard FUNNELL and Martha BECK, in England on 20 October 1800.4

He worked with Brightley, a printer of Bungay, Suffolk, and eventually went into partnership with him. They published 'A General View of the World, Geographical, Historical and Philosophical; on a Plan entirely new' in two quarto volumes, and a number of other works. The British Library catalog lists 10 works attributed to him, mainly published from 1809 onwards, although none appear to have been crtitically accepted.2

Around 1809 he moved from Wymondham to Wortwell, Norfolk, and later founded the Norfolk and Norwich Auxilary British and Foreign Bible Society.2

Ezekiel died on 14 July 1818 in Glemham, Suffolk, at age 39.2 He was buried on 21 July 1818 at the Grounds of Meeting house in Wortwell.5

His 'Philosophy of History' with attached memoir was posthumously published by his printer to assist in providing for his family - judging by his daughters subsequent marriages and emigrations, this does not appear to have been particularly successful.2

Family

Mary FUNNELL (c 1774 - )
Children
ChartsMacdonald pedigree
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S3] Book - Charles James Blomfield, Blomfield Memoir, sighted in Turnbull Library, Wellington, NZ, 12 Feb 1988. Believed to be a relative of Ezekiel.
  2. [S4] Book - Rev. K. D. Reynolds A. B. Grosart, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  3. [S796] Diary - edited by Robin Macdonald, The Wymondham Diary of Elizabeth Blomfield 1773-1852.
  4. [S4] Book - Rev. K. D. Reynolds A. B. Grosart, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Although this reference lists her name as FURSNELL, all other evidence suggests FUNNEL(L) or FENNEL.
  5. [S354] Electronic Files - A Macdonald, and subsequent correspondence.

Ezekiel Richard BLOMFIELD

(1804 - )
Father*Ezekiel BLOMFIELD b. 1778, d. 1818
Mother*Mary FUNNELL b. c 1774
Ezekiel Richard BLOMFIELD was born in Wortwell cum Harleston, Norfolk, on 29 July 1804.1
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Entry C075301/0111 for Wortwell cum Harleston, Norfolk.

Johanna Sarah BLOMFIELD1

(1808 - 1880)
Father*Ezekiel BLOMFIELD b. 1778, d. 1818
Mother*Mary FUNNELL b. c 1774
Johanna Sarah BLOMFIELD was born in Wymondham, Norfolk, on 30 June 1808.2,3

She came to New Zealand in 1836 to live with her sister Martha Clarke, being at Wanganui from May 1840 until 12 Oct 1841 and a brief visit in 1847. She also lived at Te Kumi, Awanui and Kaitaia.3

She married Richard MATTHEWS, son of William MATTHEWS and Rizpah BAKER, in Waimate North, Northland, on 14 March 1838. The marriage performed by the Rev. William Williams.3,4

Johanna died on 10 September 1880 in Kaitaia, Northland, at age 72.5,3,1 She was buried at the St Saviours Church Cemetery in Kaitaia.6,3

Family

Richard MATTHEWS (1811 - 1893)
Children
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1880/3029.
  2. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Entry C075301/113 for Wortwell cum Harleston, Norfolk, Source Call 0825335 (RG4 1266).
  3. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZSG Collection entry 9759.
  5. [S303] Cemetery Marker - , St Saviours Church cemetery, Kaitaia, From given age of 70, implied a birthdate of 1810.
  6. [S303] Cemetery Marker - , St Saviours Church cemetery, Kaitaia.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1849/1400.

Marianne Alice BLOMFIELD1,2

(1833 - 1852)
Father*Stephen Edward BLOMFIELD1 b. 1810, d. 1859
Mother*Elizabeth ALDERSON1 b. c 1811, d. b 1840
Marianne Alice BLOMFIELD was born on 7 December 1833 in Mendham, Norfolk,1 and was baptised on 31 March 1834 at Harleston Meeting House (Independent) in Mendham.1
The siblings Selina, Marianne and Edward were listed in the 1851 census at Young St in Doncaster, West Riding, Yorkshire, with their parents, Stephen Edward BLOMFIELD and Elizabeth WALLER.3

Marianne's death was registered between October 1852 and December 1852 in Rotherham, Yorkshire.4,2 She was buried on 12 November 1852 at the Holy Trinity in Thorpe Hesley.5
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Entries C075061 for Mendham, Norfolk, Source Call 0596997 (RG4 1958).
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Rotherham, Vol 9c, p229, 4Q1852, aged 18.
  3. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, ED 14 HO107-2347 Folio 298 p27.
  4. [S182] CD - England & Wales burials, National Burial Index V3.
  5. [S182] CD - England & Wales burials, National Burial Index V3, Recorded as Marianne Alice BLOOMFIELD.

Martha Elizabeth BLOMFIELD

(1802 - 1882)
Father*Ezekiel BLOMFIELD b. 1778, d. 1818
Mother*Mary FUNNELL b. c 1774
Martha Elizabeth BLOMFIELD was born in Wymondham, Norfolk, on 11 December 1802.1,2

She married George CLARKE, son of William CLARKE and Mary CLARKE, in Swanton Morley, Norfolk, on 14 March 1822. The marriage performed by the Rev. Henry Tacy.3,2

She was widowed at age 72 on the death of her husband George on 29 July 1875.4,2,5

Martha died on 8 December 1882 in Waimate North, Northland, at age 79.4,2,6 She was buried at the St John the Baptist cemetery, 344 Te Ahu Ahu Rd in Waimate North.7,2

Family

George CLARKE (1798 - 1875)
Children
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Entry C075301/0110 for Wortwell cum Harleston, Norfolk, Source Call 0825335 (RG4 1266).
  2. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  3. [S285] Family Group Sheet - Mrs M Ludbrook, "Ezekiel Blomfield family tree."
  4. [S306] Cemetery Marker - , Waimate Nth Church cemetery.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1875/4183.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1882/4384, aged 79.
  7. [S306] Cemetery Marker - , Waimate Nth Church cemetery, Inscription on her and her husband's tombstone reads 'They came to New Zealand in 1823 as missionaries to the maoris, They rest from their labours.'

Mary BLOMFIELD

(1770 - )
Father*Stephen BLOMFIELD1 b. c 1750, d. 1809
Mother*Elizabeth LUISS1 b. c 1750, d. 1799
Mary BLOMFIELD was born in 1770 in Bradfield, Norfolk,1 and was baptised on 13 May 1770.1
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S796] Diary - edited by Robin Macdonald, The Wymondham Diary of Elizabeth Blomfield 1773-1852.

Mary Ann BLOMFIELD

(1801 - 1887)
Father*Ezekiel BLOMFIELD b. 1778, d. 1818
Mother*Mary FUNNELL b. c 1774
Mary Ann BLOMFIELD was born in Wymondham, Norfolk, on 21 July 1801.1,2,3 and was baptised on 8 May 1813 at the Independent Chapel in Wortwell cum Harleston.4

She married Samuel Goddard LUDBROOK in Redenhall, Norfolk, on 4 November 1823.3,2

She was widowed on the death of her husband Samuel before 1837.2

After the death of her husband she left Gravesend in August 1841 for New Zealand on the 'Mandarin' with her son Samuel and sister Rebecca Alice Blomfield, arriving in December 1841 at Port Nicholson.2

Mary died on 26 November 1887 in Ohaeawai ?? at age 86.3,2 She was buried on 27 November 1887.5,2

Family

Samuel Goddard LUDBROOK ( - b 1837)
Child
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Entry C075301 for Wortwell cum Harleston, Norfolk, Source Call 0825335 (RG4 1266).
  2. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  3. [S285] Family Group Sheet - Mrs M Ludbrook, "Ezekiel Blomfield family tree."
  4. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Entries C075301 for Wortwell cum Harleston, Norfolk, Source Call 0825335 (RG4 1266).
  5. [S294] Filmed Manuscript - NZGS, Auckland, New Zealand, NZGS Microfilm Record: Buried by Phillip Walsh. States she was aged 88 yrs.

Rebecca BLOMFIELD

(1776 - )
Father*Stephen BLOMFIELD1 b. c 1750, d. 1809
Mother*Elizabeth LUISS1 b. c 1750, d. 1799
Rebecca BLOMFIELD was born in 1776 in Bradfield, Norfolk.1
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S796] Diary - edited by Robin Macdonald, The Wymondham Diary of Elizabeth Blomfield 1773-1852.

Rebecca Alice BLOMFIELD

(1806 - 1850)
Father*Ezekiel BLOMFIELD b. 1778, d. 1818
Mother*Mary FUNNELL b. c 1774
Rebecca Alice BLOMFIELD was born in Wymondham, Norfolk, on 24 June 1806.1

She came to New Zealand in 1841 with her widowed sister Mrs Mary Ann LUDBROOK on the Mandarin.
She remained a spinster and lived with her other sister Mrs Martha Elizabeth CLARKE at Grove Cottage, Waimate North.2

Rebecca died on 3 June 1850 in Waimate North, Northland, at age 43. She was buried in June 1850 at the St John the Baptist cemetery, 344 Te Ahu Ahu Rd in Waimate North.3
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Entry C075301/0112 for Wortwell cum Harleston, Norfolk, Source Call 0825335 (RG4 1266). Although this is an IGI birth entry, the description implies it has been merged with a Baptism record, or that baptism took place on the same day.
  2. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  3. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence, Buried in an unmarked grave on the immediate right hand side of the grave of the infant child Emily Clarke, in front of the church doors (Block 10, Plot 2, from Plate II of cemetery map).

Selina Deborah BLOMFIELD1

(1832 - 1910)
Father*Stephen Edward BLOMFIELD1 b. 1810, d. 1859
Mother*Elizabeth ALDERSON1 b. c 1811, d. b 1840
Selina Deborah BLOMFIELD was born on 17 February 1832 in Mendham, Norfolk,1 and was baptised on 21 August 1833 at Harleston Meeting House (Independent) in Mendham.1
The siblings Selina, Marianne and Edward were listed in the 1851 census at Young St in Doncaster, West Riding, Yorkshire, with their parents, Stephen Edward BLOMFIELD and Elizabeth WALLER. Selina was a dress-maker.2

She married James Wright McDONALD in Doncaster, West Riding, Yorkshire, on 31 August 1851. There were 7 children of this marriage.3

She was widowed at age 31 on the death of her husband James on 24 April 1863.3

Selina died on 29 July 1910 at 302 London Rd in Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, at age 78.3

Family

James Wright McDONALD (1821 - 1863)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Entries C075061 for Mendham, Norfolk, Source Call 0596997 (RG4 1958).
  2. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, ED 14 HO107-2347 Folio 298 p27.
  3. [S482] Email - R Macdonald, email and other correspondence to D Ferguson, 12 Dec 2006 onwards.