Name: John Arnold Bromfield
Death: 1801 1
Residence: Market Weston, Suffolk. Boldre, Hants.
Education: New College, Oxon (Fellow)
Change Date: 24 OCT 2008
Described as ?Clerk, of Markett Weston, Suffolk? in his father in law?s will.
Obit of his only son (no mention of his ?botanical? grandfather!) who travelled the world and gave his collection to Kew, and d 1851. He died unmarried and was buried at Ryde, IoW.
Death of DR. WILLIAM ARNOLD BROMFIELD.
Seldom has it been our duty to record the death of a naturalist more devoted to the cause of science, and more esteemed as a man, than Dr. Bromfield. The mournful event took place at Damascus, on the
9th of October of the present year, 1851.
William Arnold Bromfield, M.D., F.R.S., &c., was born in 1801, at Boldre, in the New Forest, Hants ; a county so beautiful in its scenery, that it is no wonder that one whose infant years were passed in such a region should be ever after alive to the charms of nature.
He was cradled, as it were, among woods. His father was the Rev. John Arnold Bromfield, M.A., formerly Fellow of New College, Oxford, and was, on account of his health, several years ago, obliged to quit his living at Market Weston, in Suffolk, for the warmer climate of Hampshire, where he died in the year which gave birth to his only son. In his childhood Dr. Bromfield was intelligent and remarkable for sweetness of temper, which rather increased than otherwise as years advanced, and he always took great delight in all representations of natural history, in mechanics, &c. One who was much his companion at that time, well remembers when at the age of five or six he stole away from the child's sport of the day to watch some workmen mending a pump : their movements were eagerly scrutinized, and he was ready even then, as on other similar occasions afterwards, to lose no opportunity of gaining information. [and on and on]
(Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany. By William Jackson Hooker.)
in St George, Hanover Square, London 3
- Text: Records of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Text: Richard Hodgson research notes, 2008.
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Register Book of Marriages Belonging to the Parish of St. George, Hanover Square