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Anna Maria (Smith) Blomfield (abt. 1791 - 1867)

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Anna Maria Blomfield formerly Smith
Born about in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Orsett, Essex, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Sep 2017 | Last significant change: 22 Dec 2018
07:05: Jessica Gannon edited the data for Anna Maria (Smith) Blomfield (abt.1791-1867). [Thank Jessica for this]
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Anna Maria Smith was born about 1791 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Her father was Dr John Smith.

Anna Maria Smith married James Blomfield on 10 Jul 1820 in Bury St Edmunds.[1] James had recently been ordained as a deacon, and became a priest in 1821.

Anna and James had nine children: James Charles Blomfield (1821-1895), George John Blomfield (1822-1900), Edward Henry Blomfield (1824-1889), Charles Robert Blomfield (1825-1848), Arthur Blomfield (1826-1896), Maria Frances Blomfield (1828-1922), Anna Elizabeth Blomfield (1830-1858), Harriet Jane (Blomfield) Brook (1831-1911), and Fanny Blomfield (1833-1833).

Anna's husband became Assistant Master at Bury St Edmunds Grammar School in 1828. Afterwards he carried on his father's school [also in Bury St Edmunds] until 1837, when he became Rector of Launton, Oxfordshire.

In 1841 Anna Maria Blomfield (age 48-52) lived in Launton with her husband Rd James (47-51) and six children: George John (18-22), Charles Robert (15-19), Arthur (14), Maria Francis (13), Anne Elizebeth (11), and Harriett Jane (9), as well as a number of unrelated people (likely servants).[2]

Anna's husband was Rector in Launton until 1842, when he became Rector of Orsett, Essex.

In 1851 Anna M Blomfield (age 60) lived in Orsett with her husband James (56, Rector of Orsett) and four children: George J (28, Clergyman), Maria F (22), Anna E (20), and Harriet J (19), as well as niece Isabella Blomfield (26) and five servants.[3]

In 1861 Anna Maria Bloomfield (age 70) lived at Orsett Heath with her husband James (66, Rector of Orsett), daughter Maria Francis (32), and four servants.[4]

Anna Maria Blomfield passed away in 1867, aged 76 years. Her death was registered in Orsett in the third quarter of the year.[5]


  1. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), James Blomfield and Anna Maria Smith, 10 Jul 1820; citing Bury St. Edmunds St. Mary, Suffolk, England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 951,468.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Anna Maria Blomfield in household of Rd James Blomfield, Launton, Oxfordshire, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 November 2017), Anna M Blomfield in household of James Blomfield, Orsett, Essex, England; citing Orsett, Essex, England, p. 32, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2017), Anna Maria Bloomfield in household of James Bloomfield, Orsett, Essex, England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  5. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch ( : 31 December 2014), Anna Maria Blomfield, 1867; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Death, Orsett, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • Anna's father's name, as well as details about her husband's career are from her husband's entry in: "Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates, and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, From the Earliest Time to 1900" Compiled by J A Venn, Litt.D, FSA. Part II From 1752 to 1900. Volume I Abbey - Challis. Page 300. (available online:

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