Robert Bamfield

1756–27 November 1829 (Age 73)
Bawdrip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Bamfield was born in 1756, in Bawdrip, Somerset, England, his father, James Bamfield, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Bartlett, was 22. He married Joan Darch on 23 February 1777, in Bawdrip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 27 November 1829, in Bawdrip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bawdrip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Robert Bamfield
Mary Porker
Marriage: 6 July 1786
Thomas Banfield
Sarah Bamfield
William Porker Bamfield
Betsy Bartlett Bamfield
Charlotte Banfield
Sophia Bamfield
Richard Banfield

Spouse and Children

6 July 1786
Kilton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


    Thomas Banfield



    William Porker Bamfield


    Betsy Bartlett Bamfield


    Charlotte Banfield


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Betty Bamfield


    Betty Banfield


    Betty Banfield


World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 14

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 19

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 31

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places named in Old English from bēan ‘beans’ (collective singular) + feld ‘field’, ‘open land’, as for example Benville in Dorset.2 Irish: variant of the Norman family name Banville ( see Bonfield ), associated primarily with county Wexford.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Bamfield in the Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1531-1812
  • Will of Robert Banfield
  • Parishs Registers of Bawdrip, Somerset, England

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