Wednesday, 12 January 2022

1st Baron Bloomfield

BENJAMIN BLOOMFIELD or BLUMFIELD (c1682-1737), of Eyre Court, County Galway, married Dorothy _________, and had issue,
John, his heir; ancestor of JOHN COLPOYS BLOOMFIELD;
Joseph, b 1710;
BENJAMIN, of whom hereafter;

Dorothy; Anne.
Mr Bloomfield's third son,

BENJAMIN BLOOMFIELD, of Meelick, County Galway, was father of

JOHN BLOOMFIELD, of Newport, County Tipperary, who married Charlotte, daughter of Samuel Waller (by Anne, sister to LORD CHANCELLOR JOCELYN), and had issue,
BENJAMIN, his heir;
Anne, m Thomas Ryder Pepper;
Charlotte, m Very Rev T B Gough.
Mr Bloomfield was succeeded by his son,

THE RT HON SIR BENJAMIN BLOOMFIELD GCB GCH (1762-1846), who wedded, in 1797, Harriott, daughter of John Douglas, of Grantham, Lincolnshire, and had issue,
JOHN ARTHUR DOUGLAS, his successor;
Georgina Mary Amelia; Harriott Mary Anne.
1st Baron Bloomfield (Wikipedia)

Sir Benjamin was elevated to the peerage, in 1825, in the dignity of BARON BLOOMFIELD, of Oakhampton and Redwood, County Tipperary.

His lordship was succeeded by his eldest son,

2nd Baron Bloomfield (National Portrait Gallery)

JOHN ARTHUR DOUGLAS (1802-79), 2nd Baron, GCB PC DL, who wedded, in 1845, Georgiana, daughter of Thomas, 1st Baron Ravensworth, in a childless marriage.

In 1871 his lordship was created BARON BLOOMFIELD of Ciamhaltha, County Tipperary (second creation), on his retirement as British ambassador to Austria.

His lordship dsp in 1879, when the titles expired.


CASTLE CALDWELL passed to the Bloomfields through the marriage, in 1817, of Frances Arabella, daughter and co-heiress of Sir John Caldwell, 5th Baronet, of Castle Caldwell, to John Colpoys Bloomfield. High Sheriff of County Fermanagh, 1825.

Bloomfield arms courtesy of European Heraldry.  First published in January, 2012.


Serenade said...

However he did have an extramarital daughter named THECLA who was born in 1833 by the Swedish actress Emilie Högquist (29 April 1812 -
18 December 1846) She was the mistress of Oscar I of Sweden. She was a star of the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the most celebrated dramatic Swedish primadonna of her time, called the Swedish Aspasia, and also famous for her love affairs. She has been called the first female celebrity within Swedish drama. She was the daughter of Anders Högquist, butler of count Carl De Geer, and Anna Beata Hedvall. After having a daughter with British diplomat John Bloomfield, 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Högquist made the acquaintance of Crown Prince Oscar. He rented
a luxury apartment for her and eventually set up his second family there, close to the Stockholm Palace where his wife and legitimate children lived. Allegedly Oscar spent every other night at the palace and every other night with Emilie. By Oscar, she had two sons, Hjalmar and Max. Max was named for Maximilian de Beauharnais, Oscar's brother-in-law. The two boys were unofficially referred to as "the Princes of Lapland". Max grew up to become a merchant in China, where he died in 1872. Hjalmar died in 1874 in London.

Unknown said...

She also had a son by John, Albert Bloomfield and she died in Italy in her 30's. Not much information about Albert once she was with Oscar

Andrew said...

Fascinating, tack ska du ha Serenade!