John Broomfield

4 July 1841–
Uffculme, Devon, England

The Life of John

When John Broomfield was born on 4 July 1841, in Uffculme, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Lethbridge, was 34 and his mother, Lydia Broomfield, was 30. He lived in Tiverton, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Richard Lethbridge
Lydia Broomfield
Emma Broomfield
John Broomfield

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 13

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 39

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places named with Old English brōm ‘broom’, ‘gorse’ + feld ‘open country’, for example Broomfield in Essex, Kent, and Somerset, or Bromfield in Cumberland and Shropshire.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • John Broomfield in household of Richard Lethbridge, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Bromfield, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"

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