(de) BOMFORD - January 2021 - Person Sheet
(de) BOMFORD - January 2021 - Person Sheet
NameIsaac BOMFORD , GG Grandson, M
Birthabout 1800, Trim, County Meath, Ireland
Death11 August 1886, West Hotham, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, (9495)
Burial13 August 1886, Melbourne General Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
OccupationCarpenter And Joiner, Foreman To Roderic O'connor
Baptism1802, County Meath, Ireland
FatherEdward BOMFORD , M (~1771-)
MotherMargaret PLUNKETT , F (~1781-)
Birthabout 1808
Death17 November 1871, “Rocklands”, East Tamar, Tasmania, Australia, (35/1632)
BurialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
FatherUnknown LAFFAN , M
MotherUnknown , F
Marriage27 August 1826, Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland
ChildrenMary Or Maria , F (~1829-)
 Joseph Adam , M (~1831-<1834)
 Petre Isaac (Peter) , M (1834-1910)
 John Bede , M (1836-1901)
 Francis Edward , M (1840-1916)
 Joseph , M (1843-1843)
 Joseph , M (~1845-1846)
 Rachel Mary , F (1849-1939)
Birthabout 1831, Ireland
Death19 June 1881, Hobart General Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, (35/3188)
Burial22 June 1881, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Marriage14 August 1873, St Joseph’s Church, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, (37/350)
Notes for Isaac BOMFORD
The following is from Diane Davey (April 2010):
Isaac Bomford (1803-1886) married Jane Laffan (1808-1871). Isaac Bomford was a carpenter/estate supervisor at Dangan Castle and worked for Barnaby Laffan who leased the property from Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington). Isaac and his wife came to Tasmania, Australia on the ship “Strathfieldsay” in 1833. Barnaby Laffan followed soon after. Jane’s parents owned 3 sailing ships. Jane had a sister Rachel and another brother John who also came to Tasmania at the same time.Lived married life at Lake River and "Kingston", Ben Lomond, Tasmania, Australia.

Dangan Castle Estate is 4 miles west of Trim, Meath, Ireland.

Arrived in Hobart Town, Tasmania on "Strathfieldsay" on 27 July 1833 with wife and child. They left from Dublin, Ireland.

Was living at Mount Pleasant in 1859. Mercury 30th September 1859.

Bomford has been researched and is in “The Irish Link” September 1995, issue 46, page 18. The information can be found at the Meath Heritage Centre, Mill Street, Trim.

Bomford is being researched by:

Mrs J. Sapwell,

Letter from Isaac Bomford to Roderic O'Connor (n.d.):
Launceston October the 22nd

Dr Sir

I Received you Kind Letter And I am much obliged to

you for your Kindness I come in this day for some men

to Go On with the [Troshing] I have Put Mr Barrets

Troshing machine at work this morning I have Cleaned

up all that was in the Place and Put it in the house there

is 500 Bushels now Cleaned and baged and I am doing

the best I Can night and Day the Reason that my letter

was delaid I was 1/2 hour to late for the Post and the

wonted 6 Pence and I had no one farthing but

the Oats that I had to Spare I tuck it in to town

Last Saturday and I sold it to Mr [Done] at 3 shillings

a bushel & I think that will Pay the men that I will

have Troshing and makeany little [Coll] will be on me

John Corney is Getting On Verry well he is a little slow

but he is Verry Care full in deed and willing to do any

thing for my Enterest he Come in to town with the Oats

and I believe Iff he was to Get 50 Pounds he would not take

a Glass of [lickur] he [sase] he never was so happy in his

Life since he tuck the Pledg I have Offered the wheat for 4 shillings

but I would not make any bargan un till I would have
from you and now I will

Trosh All Out and Clone it up and act Acording to

your Kind Advice I am happy to hear that Every thing

is Getting on so well Please sir to give my best Respects

my wife and the Por Children and I am Glad to have tha

are such Good boys I Got a box of pills from Mr [Towns]

and a bottle of medicin and I am Getting a Greadle better

thank God

I Remain with Every Respect Your

humble servant Isaac Bomford

Isaac Bomford to Roderic O'Connor (n.d)

Bemhan Wensday[sic] morning
Dear Sir
I take tis Opertunity[sic] of Wrighting[sic] to you
I Entended[sic] to Enclose to you in the Letter that
I sent by [Grimson or Grisman] but I now Enclose it to you
which you will be happy to see it my Eys[sic] is
geting[sic] worse and I do not Know what to do
with them the are very bad indeed I Keep beathing[sic]
them with tea laves[sic] but I am afraid it is no use
I Would be Obliged to you iff[sic] you would send up
Kitty for Isaac when you have any Opertunity[sic]
for he would be very Great use to me in the bush
I was Obliged to turn out the Pony for I had not
time to a tend to him Everything is getting on
well the Weather was a gainst the Carting the hay
so it has put us back for 4 or 5 Days Longer
Collins turned out very bad in deed I Gave
him ten Days notice to Lave[sic] which will be up
on friday and I Will send him into Government
I hope you will not for get the Cattle that you
spoke about sending to the farm
Please to get a Pair of Kangerow[sic] boots made for
me for All mine is wora[sic] out

We all send our best Respects and wishing
yo all a happy Cristmass[sic] [piddy] is so pleased
about the bonet[sic]
I Reman with Every Respect
Your umble[sic] servent Isaac Bomford
I hape you will send up Kitty as soon
it is Convaynent[sic] to you

On reverse

To R O Connor Esqr
Lak[sic] River

OATLANDS 1866 House Of Assembly, Electoral Roll, Tasmania:
BOMFORD Isaac, Lowes Park, Occupancy, Oatlands.House,Walter Fish, Landlord, 11/Apr/1866

Farewell to the Irish political prisoner William Smith O'BRIEN

The following is a transcript of a letter dated 4 July 1854 and appearing in the Hobart Mercury of 8th July 1854. William Smith O'Brien was the leader of the Young Ireland movement. He was transported to Tasmania together with other Irish political prisoners but his life sentence was later commuted and he was pardoned in 1856.

To William Smith O'Brien, Esq.. Dear Sir, -- On the eve of your departure from this colony, we, the undersigned inhabitants of Hobart Town and its vicinity, beg leave to offer you and your companions, Messrs. Martin and O'Doherty, our sincere congratulations upon your restoration to freedom. It affords us pleasure to testify that your sojourn amongst us has been marked by the same high gentlemanly spirit which had previously distinguished your public career. However many of us differ from you as to the merits of the cause which led to your expatriation, we must all respect the purity and disinterestedness of your motives, and admire the fortitude with which you have borne up against the privations which an ardent devotion to what you deemed the interest of your country, entailed upon you. With the fervent hope that-in the enjoyment of freedom and the society of your family and friends-the recollection of all that has been painful and irksome in your captivity may soon be obliterated from your mind,
We remain, dear Sir,
Very sincerely yours, ..............

BOMFORD Isaac, Richmond (among others).

There is an article about the property “Connorville” in the “Examiner” newspaper on 17th January 2006, pages 6-7.

Was a wheelwright in September 1846. Was living at Brown Sugar Loaf, Tasmania in September 1846.
Notes for Delia Bridget (Spouse 2)
There is a death notice in the “Mercury” newspaper on 22nd June 1881.

There is a death notice in the “Mercury” newspaper on 2nd July 1881. Died after a long and painful illness.

Southern Regional Cemetery Trust
  Brief Record Details

First names : Delia Bridget 
Surname : BOMFORD 
Age :   50 
Date of death :  
Service type : Burial
Service date : 22-Jun-1881
Last residence :   HOBART 
Grave location -
  Cemetery : Cornelian Bay 
  Area or denomination : Roman Catholic 
  Section : B 
  Site number : Number 1,
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