Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Anne Maria Heath

Anne Maria Heath - Birth: 29 Dec 1784 Hemblington, Norfolk, England - Christening: 01 Jan 1785 Hemblington, Norfolk, England
father's name: William Heath mother's name: Anne Johnson IGI Family Search indexing project (batch) number: C16304-1 source film number: 1526136

06/11/1810 Anne Maria married Reverend Chas. James Blomfield, future Bishop of London, Hemblington Hall, Norfolk England
groom's name: Revd. Charles James Blomfield of the parish of Great Chesterford Essex bride's name: Anna Maria Heath spinster - married by license by Philip Candler Minister place: Hemblington, Norfolk, England witnesses William Heath and Maria Heath signed F Howes curate Wm Heath Church Warden

23 April 1863; Morning Post: (on death of Blomfield) "...Bishop of Lincoln offered the private tutorship of his sons, with a salary of £400 and the promise of a living, to Blomfield, who, how-ever, declined the proposal, and, witb the curacy of Chesterford as his title for orders, was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Bristol in March, 1810, and priest in June. The Marquis of Bristol, a former pupil of his grandfather, and still warm friend of his father, presented him to the living of Quarrington (which lacked a parsonage) so he brought home (to Chesterford) his early chosen bride, Anne Maria, the daughter of Mr.W. Heath, of Hemblington, in Norfolk. This amiable lady had a brother whose manners, uncouth as contrasted with hers, obtained for him the cognomen of Erica vulgaris...."

According to the records held in the National Archives there were six children of the marriage, of whom only one survived infancy Maria Blomfield.

Wednesday 18 February 1818 Bury and Norwich Post - "On Monday last, at Hildersham, Cambridgeshire, in the 32d year of her age, most truly and deservedly lamented, Mrs. Blomfield, wife of the Rev. Charles James Blomfield, Rector of Chesterford, Essex".

Monday 02 March 1818 Morning Post - DIED — On Monday 16th ult at Hildersham in Cambridgeshire. Anna Maria, wife of the Rev. C.J. Blomfield, Rector of Ohesterford, in Essex. Possessed with a singular serenity of mind, she bore a protracted illness with exemplary patience and pious resignation, and endowed with every social and Christian virtue that could adorn the woman, wife, or mother. she has left an inconsolable husband, with three small children, and a numerous circle of admiring friends, who deeply lament her loss, and will ever revere her memory.

According to Blomfield's biography (which was written by his son Alfred Blomfield M A). Anna Maria Blomfield was buried at Chesterford

Thursday 23 April 1863: Morning Post (further extract) "In 1817 he (Blomfield) was presented by the Marquis of Bristol to the valuable livings of Great and Little Chesterford, in Essex ; and Tuddenham, in Suffolk. He had thus to occupy, as rector, the dwelling in which he commenced his clerical life as curate. But he was scarcely settled in it when he lost his wife. Her naturally delicate constitution had been shaken by the birth of six children in less than seven years, of whom only one survived infancy."
Thanks Ray !

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