The Bomfords of Worcestershire

 

Extract from The Bomfords of Worcestershire by Dr Bruce Bomford FRCS, Salford Priors, 1983.  The work was published privately and only a few copies were made.  Re-published here with permission from Dr Bomford's sons.

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The Bomfords of Worcestershire

 

Being a collection of notes relating to members of the Bomford family compiled from talks with members of the family and their former employees as well as from printed pamphlets, notes and newspaper cuttings.

By BRUCE BOMFORD, F.R.C.S.

Salford Priors, 1983

Excellent courage our fathers bore –

Excellent heart our fathers of old,

Rudyard Kipling.

 

PREFACE

The  following text relates in the main to the Bomfords who lived in the region bounded roughly by Harvington, The Lenches, Bevington, Exhall, Bidford-on-Avon and back along the river to Harvington.  Reference has also been made to other houses and farms such as Springhill and Tufton Warren.  In addition there are Bomford families who lived in Chadbury and Littletonto whom reference is made and there may be many omissions since the family is widespread.  Possibly some of the facts related are inaccurate, but memory fades and many of the family who have contributed to this history are well past their eightieth year.  Nevertheless, it is hoped that the history set out will be of interest to those who come after.

The families have been arranged in houses where they lived so that sections will be headed under the place names where the Bomford families lived and farmed and where the property remained in the possession of the family for a significant number of years.

Previous generations were mainly concerned with farming, but as the land passed to the eldest son in most cases it is natural that other members of the family have established a career in different activities such as engineering, medicine, teaching, writing, photography, biochemistry and accountancy.

The Bomfords who remain active farmers in 1983 may be but a handful, but the family ties remain strong due to their origins in a love of the land, and the farms they have worked.

The main houses are listed as follows:-

Reference is also made to:-

and to:-

 

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