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Pat Purcell Papers / Browne-Clayton Papers

Major and Mrs. Bloomfield died Feb 1901

By kind permission of Michael Purcell

Major and Mrs Bloomfield died Feb 1901

Feb 1901 Died, Mrs Ellen Bloomfield, wife of Major G. Bloomfield, Thornville, Palatine, Carlow. Buried in Killeshin.

25th Feb.1901. Died, Major Godfrey Colpoys Bloomfield, an Indian officer, who died at his residence, Thornville, Palintine on 25 Feb. aged 75 years. He entered the army at the age of 16 years and at once proceeded to India, where he had a distinguished military career, having served through many engagements. He was honourably mentioned in dispatches and rendered important service by raising a native regiment during the Mutiny 1857-1858. It was the first native regiment that ever lived in barracks. The regiment, the 31st Punjab Native Infantry, is still known as "Bloomfield's Sikhs".

The funeral took place on Thursday, his remains were carried to the entrance gates of his residence and burial took place in Killeshin. The chief mourner was Mr Edward S. Maffet (son-in-law).

Browne-Clayton auction 1901.

Rental detail of 84 cottages in Graigue owned by Major Robert Clayton-Browne-Clayton of Brownes Hill in 1901.

27 slated cottages in Church Street and Chapel Street, Graigue. Subject to head rent of 25 Pounds Sterling per annum.

12 slated cottages situated in Church Street and Chapel Street, Graigue. Subject to head rent of 16 Pounds Sterling per annum.

21 newly built granite and slated cottages, situated in Henry Street bounded on the East by Maryborough Street, (known as Wilson's property) on the West by Chapel Street, on the South by Henry Street, and on the North by a house in possession of John Timmon. Ground Rent of 7 Pounds Sterling collected by John Domville Robinson and Ruth Spearing. Producing estimated 65 Pounds Sterling per annum.

12 slated cottages on the South side of King Street (now called '98 Street by some inhabitants) with large walled in garden 112 x 30 feet. Subject to head rent of 34 Pounds Sterling per annum. 5 straw-thatched cottages which are at present unlet.

All slated cottages are let to good tenants who pay their rent regularly and are in many instances comparatively new, they will not require any outlay. 4 slated cottages and one Public House in Marybourogh Street do not form part of this report. The rental being produced for Mrs C. Clayton-Browne-Clayton.

All the property is let under a Lease for the lives of the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Connaught and Prince Leopold.

Rental income total 140 Pounds Sterling combined with the Carlow town properties held by Major Clayton-Browne-Clayton the full rental income is estimated at 440 Pounds Sterling for 1902.

Brigadier General Robert Clayton-Browne-Clayton
Brigadier-General DSO. GOC
Infantry Brigade
Wellington College Militia
South Irish Horse.

Transcribed by Mary Corcoran, October, 2009.

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document

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