Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bloomfield

The Bloomfield family were originally settled at Eyre Court, county Galway, in the early 18th century. Benjamin Bloomfield of Eyre Court had three sons, John, ancestor of the Redwood family, county Tipperary, Joseph and Benjamin, ancestor of the Barons Bloomfield. In 1742 John Bloomfield of Redwood married Jane Jocelyn and their grandson, John Colpoys Bloomfield, married Frances Arabella, daughter and co heir of Sir John Caldwell, Baronet, of Castle Caldwell, county Fermanagh. In January 1851 the estate of John Colpoys Bloomfield of Castle Caldwell, county Fermanagh, amounting to 1,977 acres in county Tipperary (parishes of Lorrha and Dorrha, Lower Ormond), was advertised for sale. It was purchased by William Hort and George Armstrong for almost £13,000. Sir Benjamin Bloomfield of Newport, county Tipperary, was a diplomat at the English Court in the early 19th century and in 1825 was created a peer as Baron Bloomfield. His son, the 2nd Lord Bloomfield, died childless in 1879 and his estate was inherited by his sister, the Honourable Harriett Mary Anne Kingscote of Gloucestershire. In the mid 19th century Lord Bloomfield's estate was in the barony of Owney and Arra, mainly in the parish of Killoscully but also in the parishes of Castletownarra, Kilcomenty, Kilnarath and also in the parish of Lorrha, barony of Lower Ormond. In the 1870s Lord Bloomfield of Ciamaltha, Newport, and London, owned 9,912 acres in county Tipperary.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Newpark House (Waterford) Rathculliheen Kilculliheen Waterford Kilculliheen 110 Kilculliheen Waterford OSI Ref: S629129
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map:
Redwood House Redwood Dorrha Birr Redwood 5 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M931 098
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 53
Redwood Redwood Lorrha Birr Redwood 5 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M926 082
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 53
Oakhampton Oakhampton Kilnarath Nenagh Killoscully 91 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R742 640
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 59
Ciamaltha House Garraunbeg Killoscully Nenagh Greenhall 103 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R778 676
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 59
Bloomfield Newport Kilvellane Nenagh Newport 96 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R721 616
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Bloomfield, 23 Jan 1851, Vol 13 (25), MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Bloomfield of Eyrecourt and Meelick and Portumna, later Baron Bloomfield, of Slevoyre now Slevyre and Killeros, later Redwood, Co. Tipperary, of Castle Caldwell, Co. Fermanagh, of Newpark, Co. Waterford, and Thornville, Co. Carlow c. 1650 1899. Genealogical Office: Ms.182, pp.255-8 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Typescript copy of letter of Benjamin Bloomfield, at New Ross, to his brother-in-law, Thomas Pepper, of Loughton, Co. Offaly, describing the Rebellion, 8 June 1798. Ms. 24,957 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms and supporters to The Rt. Hon. Sir Benjamin Bloomfield April 16, 1825. Genealogical Office: Ms.106, p.156 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Marriage settlement of Capt. John Bloomfield of Bloomfield Lodge, co. Tipperary, and Harriott Douglas, spinster, of Bradfield House, Bradfield, Suffolk, 1797. D/EX 341/1 ; Berkshire Record Office
  • Copy will of John Arthur Douglas Baron Bloomfield dated 1876 with 2 codicils 1878 & 1879 with statement on the Redwood estate. 99/56/10/29/5; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources