Search billions of records on


Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Pat Purcell 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).

Pg 101 Pg 102 Pg 103
The information contained in these pages is provided solely for the purpose of sharing with others researching their ancestors in Ireland.
2001 Ireland Genealogy Projects, IGP TM By Pre-emptive Copyright - All rights reserved