The Irish Bomfords

A History of the Winter Family

of County Warwick, UK, County Meath, Ireland, and Murndal, Australia

Based on a graphical family tree of the Bomford and Winter Families prepared by Nora Bomford in 1968 with additions by Guy Bomford in 1982, found in the estate of Anthony Gerald Bomford (d 2003). Prepared in this format by Richard Bomford, March 2005. It also covers families Cooke, Purdon & Winter-Cooke.  Some more recent information has been added.

1a THOMAS WINTER of Co Oxford had issue

2a CHRISTOPHER WINTER, of Balsall Co Warwick, had issue

3a SAMUEL WINTER, of Balsall, Co Warwick, b 1603, d 1666, m(1) Anne Beeston of Boston Co Lincoln, and had issue

4a SAMUEL WINTER, m Elizabeth Sankey, either daughter or sister to a colonel in Cromwell's army, and d 1670, leaving issue

5a SAMUEL WINTER,  m Mary Pywell of Possicktown Co Kildare, and d 1692, leaving issue,

6a Sankey Winter, m Elizabeth Lloyd and dsp 1736

6b FRANCIS WINTER, m Margaret Pratt of Agher (b 1713, d 1746), and d 1743, leaving issue,

7a SAMUEL WINTER, b 1741, m 1762 Margaret Robbins of Ballyduff (b 1735, d 1814), and d 1811, leaving issue

8a JOHN PRATT WINTER,  of Agher, b 1768, m 1794 Anne Gore of Co Kilkenny (d 1848), and d 1846, leaving issue [see 20.6])

9a SAMUEL WINTER of Agher, b 1796 [2 Aug 1796 in Dublin (20.6)], d 1867 [6 Nov 1867, buried with his wife Lucy in the Winter vault at Agher Church], m 1826 [18 Nov 1826] Lucy Sanderson [sometimes Saunderson] of Cloverhill, Co Cavan ([b 18 Oct 1800], d 1864 [11 Nov 1864])

10a John Pratt Winter, dsp 1854 at Balaklava

10b James Sanderson Winter, of Agher, b 1832, dsp 1911

10c Samuel Winter, of Cloverhill, Co Cavan, b 1834, assumed by Royal Licence the surname and arms of Sanderson, m 1860 Anne Nicholson of Balreath, Co Meath, and d 1867

10d Francis Alexander Winter, b 1836, d 1883 [Calendars of Irish Wills and Administrations, at the Public Record Office, Belfast: 1883, 14 Nov, Admin of the estate of Francis Alexander Winter, late of Eldorado, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, d. 26 Aug 1883 at same place, granted to Samuel Sanderson, of Clover Hill, Co Cavan, brother. Effects 432/5/3 (Hawkes and Tait email 1 Oct 2006)]

10e Elizabeth Anne Winter, m 1852 George Nugent Purdon of Lisnabin, Co Westmeath (b 1819, d 1910), and d 1864, having had issue,

11a Edward Winter Purdon of Lisnabin (1910), of Agher (1911), b 1853, became Edward Winter Purdon-Winter in 1912, having succeeded his uncle James Sanderson Winter conditional on his assuming the name and arms of Winter quarterly with those of Purdon, m 1893 his cousin Cecilia Albuera Frances Radclyffe of Hants (d 1933), and d 1927 having had issue,

12a Charles Edward Winter Purdon, b 1894, assumed the name of Winter, becoming Charles Edward Winter Winter, m 1930 Geraldine Nora Barton of Co Westmeath, and d 1953, leaving issue,

13a Nigel Charles Purdon Winter, b 1931

13b Edward Colin Winter, b 1933

13c Caryl Geraldine L Winter, b 1935, m 1955 Robert H Lucas Clements of Co Cavan

12b Samuel Francis Purdon of Lisnabin, b 1895, m Patricia Farrell of Co Meath (who m 2ndly 1937 her brother in law Denis J Purdon) and d 1953 leaving issue,

13a Dennis John Desmond Purdon of Lisnabin, b 1926, m 1953 Anne Cairnes of Co Louth

12c George Hardress Purdon, b 1897, d 1916

12d Denis James Purdon, b 1900, m 1957, Patricia, widow of Samuel Francis Purdon

11b George Winter Purdon, b 1854, dsp

11c John James Purdon of Clondrisse, b 1855, dsp 1933

11d Charles Sanderson Purdon, b c1856, d 1940

11e Samuel Pratt Purdon, b 1859, d 1908

11f Lucy Helen Purdon

10f Lucy Adelaide Winter, dunm 1906

10g Mary Anne Winter, dunm 1906.

9b Arthur Winter, [Arthur Gore Winter] b 1798 [24th February 1798 in Dublin], d 1835 [October 1824 (20.6)] in Greece

9c John Winter [John Pratt Winter], b 1800 [31st October 1800], m [25th June 1835] his first cousin Mary Winter (b 1814), and d 1867[?: or 1864 or 1885] leaving issue [d 11 Nov 1864 (20.6); Calendars of Irish Wills and Administrations, at the Public Record Office, Belfast: 1885, 9 Jun, Will of John Winter, late of Clonroe, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, d 12 May 1885 at same place, Probate granted to Frances Rosa Winter and Anna Winter, both of Clonroe, spinsters. Effects 1531.8.7 (Hawkes and Tait email 1 Oct 2006)]

10a Frances Winter [Frances Rosa Winter, b 25 Oct 1836, d 1896 (20.6); Calendars of Irish Wills and Administrations, at the Public Record Office, Belfast: 1897, 3 Feb, Admin of the estate of Frances Rosa Winter, late of 5 Alexander Terrace, Bray, Co Wicklow, Spinster, d 12 Nov 1896, granted to Anne Winter of 1 Belgrave Villas, Meath Rd, Bray, Spinster, the sister. Effects 1343.18.0 (Hawkes and Tait email 1 Oct 2006)]

10b Ann Winter [Anna Winter, Anne Winter (20.6)]

9d Francis Winter, b 1805, m 1850 Anna J Caulfeild [Anna Julia Caulfeild]of Co Westmeath (d 1909) [d 29 Jan 1909 at 23 De Vere Gardens, registered at Kensington and reported in The Times], and d 1883 [d 17 May 1893, death registered at Kensington and reported in The Times (Hawkes and Tait email 10 Jul 2006)]

9e Benjamin Pratt Winter, b 1808, d 1844 [18 Dec 1844 at Murndal (Ray Brown email 12 Jan 2011; The Winters on the Wannon p. 74). Benjamin trained as a surveyor, arrived in Adelaide in 1838, took up squatting around Portland Bay, Victoria about 1843 and was buried at Tahara; his property and effects were auctioned (The Winters on the Wannon, pp. 42, 68, 75, 107). [His brother or his father? - both were in Ireland] John Pratt Winter had a memorial stained glass window to Benjamin Pratt Winter erected at the Holy Trinity Church, Coleraine, Victoria. The memorial was made by Hardman and Co, Birminham, and Ray Brown (email 18 Jan 2011) has provided photos.]

9f Anna Maria Winter, b 1799 [19 June 1799 in Dublin], m [10th January 1821] William Humphreys [Humphrys] [b 1798, d 1872], and d 1837 [10th February 1831 (20.6)] and had issue (20.6),

10a William Humphrys

10b John Winter Humphrys

10c Mervyn Archdale Humphrys

10d Anne Elizabeth Humphrys

9g Margaret Winter

9h Elizabeth Winter, b 1804, m Thomas G Caulfeild of Co Westmeath, and d 1834 [or 29 Dec 1885: Irish Wills Records 1885, Elizabeth Caulfeild, widow, of 23 Belgrave Road, Rathmines, Dublin]

9i Arbella Winter, b 1804, m 1832 her first cousin George Bomford of Oakley Park, Co Meath (b 1811, d 1886) and d 1901, leaving issue.

8b Francis Pratt Winter, b 1770, d 1847

8c Anne Maria Winter, b 1773, dunm 1847

8d Arbella Winter, b 1773, m 1809 George Bomford of Oakley Park, Co Meath (b 1759, d 1814) and d 1815 having had issue

8e Samuel Pratt Winter, b 1779, m 1812 Frances Rosetta Bomford (b c1792, d 1830) and d 1830 leaving issue [see 18.7],

9a George Winter, of Lawrencetown (later Oakley Park), b 1815, who went to Tasmania, Australia, m 1843 Elizabeth Cox of Clarendon, Tasmania, and d 1883, leaving issue,

10a Francis Pratt Winter, of New Guinea, b 1848, m 1903 Edith Moore of Fiji, and d in Fiji

10b St Leonards Grosbie Winter, b 1853

10c Ernest Winter, b 1856

10d Georgina Winter

9b Samuel Pratt Winter, b 1816, co-founder of Murndal, Victoria, d 1878, buried at Murndal

9c Trevor Winter, b 1822 and dsp 1885, buried at Murndal

9d Mary Winter, b 1814, m her cousin John Winter, d 1856

9e Margaret Winter, b 1817,  d 1845, m 1839 Nathaniel Preston of Swainstown, Co Meath (b 1813, d 1853) and had issue (18.7.4)

10a Frances Elizabeth Preston, b 1842, m 21 Jul 1868 Charles Yescombe of Truro, and d 1923 buried at Kilmessan, Co Meath, having had issue,

11a Edith Morris Preston, also known as Edith Morris Preston Yescombe, b 29 Mar 1867 (i.e. before her parents married), d 18 Dec 1954 (grave), m 1909 3rdly [?as his 2nd wife] Robert Travers (b 1855, d 1935) of Timoleague, Co Cork.  See

11b Margaret Yescombe

11c Lucy Rose Yescombe, b 1872, d 1929 (grave) John Herbert Satchell of Dover, and had issue

12a Una Margaret Satchell, b 1900

12b Nathalie Frances Satchell, b 1904

10b Nathaniel Francis Preston, b 1843, d 1903, m 1865 Augusta F Caulfeild of Bloomfield, Co Westmeath (d 1911)

9f Frances Jane Winter, b 1819, d 1910 (grave at Kensal Green), m 1839 her cousin Samuel Bomford (b 1813, d 1898), having had issue (see Chapter 26)

9g Arbella Winter, b 1821, m 1839 Cecil Pybus Cooke (b 1813, d 1895) and d 1892, having had issue,

10a Emily Jane Cooke, b 1842, d 1883

10b William Frances Cooke, b 1845, m 1875 Josephine McCrae, and d 1889, having had issue

11a May Cooke, known as Midge, m H C Swinborne Ward, and had issue

12a Daphne Ward, m Hector Munroe, and had issue

13a Katherine Munroe

13b Vivienne Mary Munroe, m 1965 P T F Grayson

12b Katherine Ward, m - McKay

11b Frances Cooke, m - Harbottle

10c Samuel Winter Cooke, of Murndal, Victoria, b 1847, dsp 1929, m(1) 1883 Alice Chambers, m(2) 1910 Margaret Hawdon (d 1974)

10d Cecil Trevor Cooke, b 1851, m Annie Lempriere, and d 1922, leaving issue

11a Trevor Cooke, b 1889, d 1899

11b Lorna Cooke, m E Blair

11c William Lempriere Winter-Cooke, of Murndal, Victoria, m 1925 Marcia Geddes, and had issue,

12a Elizabeth Winter-Cooke, b 1928, m 1960

12b Rosemary Winter-Cooke, b 1930, m 1953 Michael Moore and had issue

13a Julian Moore

13b Charles (?) Moore

13c another son

12c Anne Winter-Cooke, b 1932, m Ian (?Jan) Loder, and had issue,

13a David Loder

13b Peter Loder

13c another son

12d Samuel Winter-Cooke of Murndal, m c1960 Catherine Beer, d 2007 (Prisbey email 25 Jun 2013) and had issue

13a Sam Marcus Winter-Cooke, who now (2013) lives at Murndal, m with three children

13b Phillipa Rosemary Winter-Cooke, m with two sons

13c Arbella Winter-Cooke, b 1967

13d Robert Edmund Pybus Winter-Cooke, m with one daughter (Prisbey email 25 Jun 2013)

12e Caroline Marcia Winter-Cooke, twin sister to Samuel

11b Arbella Cooke, m E Trebeck, and had issue

12a Eric Trebeck

12b Audrey Trebeck

12c Anthony Trebeck

11c Cecil Winter Cooke, d 1953, m(1) Butcher, ?m(2) Mary Marples (d 1973)

12a John Cooke

11d Brian Cooke, m and had two sons

10e Edmund Gerald Cooke, b 1852, dsp 1872

10f Herbert Pybus Cooke, b 1862, m Agnes Jane Orme, and d 1928, having had issue,

11a Cecil Pybus Cooke, b 1883, dsp 1917

11b Norah Marion Cooke, b 1889, m Edward C Nicholson (d 1965), and had issue,

12a Patricia Nicholson, b 1912

12b Richard, b 1915, dsp 1941

12c Peggy Nicholson, b c1919, m John A Forbes, and left issue

13a Hugh Forbes

13b Jack Forbes

13c Neil Forbes

13d Roger Forbes

12d James Roger Nicholson, b 1921, dsp 1938

12e Evelyn Nicholson, m John Buchanan, and had issue,

13a Jane Buchanan, b 1948, m Claude Fassino, and had issue

14a Karine Fassino

14b John Edward Fassino

13b James Buchanan, b 1953

13e Johnathan Buchanan, b 1956

12f Laurie Nicholson, m John E Gwilliam, and had issue

13a Geoffrey Gwilliam

13b Michael Gwilliam

13c Hilary Gwilliam

12g ?Shirley Nicholson, b 1931

11c Herbert Knox Orme Cooke, b 1893, dsp 1917

11d Edmund Winter Cooke, b 1895, m 1925 Grace Nicolsen and adopted a daughter

12a Virginia Cooke

11e Evelyn Cooke, b 1896, dsp 1922

9h Anna Maria Sarah Winter, b 1824, m Charles Gustavus Walsh, and d 1856, leaving issue

10a Mina Walsh, dunm

10bElla Walsh, m Rev Courtney Clarke, and had issue,

11a John Winter Clarke, d 1930

11bCecil G Clarke, who left issue,

12a a son, b 1929

12b a son, b 1931

11c Frank Clarke

11d Charles Clarke

11e Rose Clarke

11f Kitty Clarke

11g May Clarke

10c Lovie Walsh, m and had issue

11a Dorothy

11b a daughter

11c Marietta?

7a Samuel Winter and Margaret Robbins 'had 8 other children who died young'.

7b Jane Winter, m Edward Reynell

7c Mary Winter, m Nicholas Reynell of Reynella and dsp.

4b Daniel Winter

4c Ebenezer Winter

4d Gonnaught Winter

4e Thomas Winter

3a Samuel Winter m(2) Mrs Elizabeth Weaver, and d 1666