'Bonham1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bonham of Ballintaggart, Bonham of Dublin, Bonham of Orsett House, Bonham of Stanway Hall, Bonham of Valence

B1934 (Bonham) reports that "The family of Bonham is stated to have been settled at Wiltshire as early as 1300, Sir John Bonham being then knight of the shire, as was also his son Nicholas in 1356, and six more members of hte family were members of parliament and high sheriffs down to 1605. A branch of the family, from Wishford, Wilts., settled in Essex about 1480."
Maurice de Bonhamme
1. John de Bonham
  m. Elizabeth Ford
  A. Nicholas Bonham of Wishford, Wiltshire
  m. Abigale de Landon
  i. (Sir) Thomas Bonham of Stanway Hall, Essex (b c1459)
  m. Catherine (widow of Edward Knevett, m3. John Barnaby)
  The above are as found in various web sites. Berry & Visitation start with ...
  a. (Sir) Thomas Bonham of Stanway Hall (b 1490, d 1532-3)
  Noting that his dates come from various web sites, and so may not be reliable, this is presumed to have been the Sir Thomas who is mentioned by BP1934 as having been Sheriff of Essex & Hertfordshire in 1520 & 1526 and great-grandfather of a George Bonham of Stanway Hall (see below).
  m. Catherine Marney (dau of Henry Marney, Lord, by Thomazin Arundell)
  (1) William Bonham
  m. Frances Tey (dau/coheir of Sir Thomas Tey or Tay)
  (A) Thomas Bonham of Stanway Hall, Essex
  VCH (Essex, vol 10, Stanway Manors) indicates that Thomas sold Stanway Manor in 1580.
  m. (Ann?) Bocking (sister of Edmond Bocking)
  (i) John Bonham had issue
BP1934 mentions a George Bonham of Stanway Hall as great-grandson of (the above) Sir Thomas. That George had issue (see lower section). Note that, if BP1934 was correct, that George would have been brother of this John.
  (ii) William Bonham of London (d 1638-9)
  m1. Anne Babbington
  (a) Thomas Bonham of Valence (in Dagenham, Essex) (d 1676)
  m. Anne Manning (dau of Edward Manning of St. Mary Cray)
  ((1)) Thomas Bonham of Valence & the Inner Temple (bpt 26.02.1636)
  m. Elizabeth Micklethwaite of London (d 1724-5)
  ((A)) Elizabeth Bonham (bpt 03.04.1682)
  m. Daniel Skinner of London (d before 1742)
  ((B))+ other issue - William (bpt 25.09.1679, bur 09.01.1680), Frances (d unm, bur 11.02.1716)
  ((2))+ other issue - Anne (a 1634), Elizabeth (bpt 06.03.1635)
  (b) Mary Bonham
  m1. _ Downes of London
  m2. Thomas Warren of London
(c) Frances Bonham
  m. John Sydway of London
  (d) Anne Bonham
  m. Benjamin Henshaw of London
  m2. ??
  (e) Edward Bonham
  Visitation & Berry show only the above but various web sites show that Thomas (of Valence) had the following elder brothers, sons of William by Anne Babbington. Possibly sons of William's elder brother John??
  (f) George Bonham (4th son) had issue in Massachussetts, North America
  m. Ruth or Sarah Morton
  (g)+ other issue - William, Nicholas, Samuel
  (2) John Bonham (dsp)
  (3) Elizabeth Bonham apparently of this generation
  m. John Barrington (a 1534)



Identified by BP1934 as descended from George Bonham of Stanway Hall, great-grandson of Sir Thomas, was the following Samuel. IIn his section on Warren, Berry reports that Thomas of Valence (bpt 1636, shown above) had only one son, William (d infant), and 2 daughters. In his section on Bonham, Berry mentions that the following Samuel was descended from that same Thomas. Either one of these was wrong or Samuel was son of Thomas's daughter Elizabeth and changed his name from Skinner to Bonham. Alternatrively, assuming that Berry made a mistake, other options include that the following Samuel was son of a brother or cousin of that Thomas. It appears that there has been confusion between various members of this family.
Samuel Bonham of Orsett House, Essex (b 1677, d 28.02.1745, Captain)
m. (09.02.1713) Jane Pinson (dau of Andrew Pinson)
1. Samuel Bonham of Great Warley Place, Essex (d 25.01.1821, 4th son)
  m. Sarah Richardson (d 24.07.1807, dau of O. Richardson of London, niece of Sir G. Richardson, Bart)
  A. Pinson Bonham of Great Warley Place, Governor of Surinam (b 1762, d 19.04.1855, General)
  m. Agnes Skete (dau of John Bathwaite Skete, President/Governor of Barbados)
  i. Agnes Bonham
  m. Rev. Jos. Clay
  ii.+ other issue - Samuel (d unm), Pinson (Captain), John (Captain), Sarah, Elizabeth
  B. Henry Bonham of Titness Park (Berkshire), Orsett House & London (d 09.04.1830)
  m. (08.12.1802) Charlotte Morrice (d 14.10.1878, dau of Rev. James Morrice of Bettshanger)
  i. (Rosabelle) Charlotte Isabella Bonham (b c1804, d 23.12.1891
  m. (09.07.1824) George Canning, 1st Lord Garvagh (b 15.11.1778, d 20.08.1840)
  ii. Marianne Jane Bonham
  m. John Peters of Betchworth Castle
  iii.+ other issue - Henry Frederick (Captain), Edward Walter, Charles Wright, Harriett, Flora Margaret, Julia
  C. George Bonham (d 1810, Captain)
  m1. (18.03.1797, div 1802) Paulina Lushington (dau/coheir of William Lushington of Marks Hall, brother of Sir Stephen, Bart)
  i. George William Bonham (Major)
  m2. (28.10.1802) Isabella Baines Woodgate (d 18.06.1852, dau of Robert Woodgate of Dedham)
  ii. Sir Samuel (not William) George Bonham, 1st Bart, Governor of Singapore (b 07.09.1803, d 08.10.1863) had issue
  m. (16.06.1846) Ellen Emelia Barnard (d 03.04.1859, dau of Thomas Barnard)
  iii. Isabella Charlotte Bonham
  m. Ferdinand, Count d'Oultremont (Belgium)
  D. Mary Anne Bonham (a 1839)
  m. _ Shepherd of Feversham (d by 1839)
  E. Jane Bonham
  m. John Bax of Preston House, Feversham
2. Jane Bonham (b 01.09.1716)
  m1. Thomas Day (Collector of the Customs in the Port of London)
  m2. Thomas Phillips of Wargrave
3.+ other issue - Henry (d unm, Captain), Pinson (d unm, Captain, William of London (had issue (all dsp?))



Francis Bonham of Dublin (b 1673, d 1755)
m. Mary Shelley
1. John Bonham of Dublin (b 1704, d c1780)
  m. (1738) Susanna Warren (d 1809, dau of Richard Warren of Grangebeg)
  A. Francis Warren Bonham 'of Ballintaggart, co. Kildare' (b 1740, d 1810)
  m1. (03.1767) Mary Ann Leslie (dau of ?? Leslie, Bishop of Limerick, sister of Sir Edward, Bart)
  i. John Bonham of Ballintaggart, Sheriff of co. Kildare (b 21.06.1769, d 1844)
  m. (1796) Margaret Jones (d 1848, widow of Captain _ Clifton)
  a. John Bonham of Ballintaggart (b 22.02.1798, d 1875, Rev.) had issue
  m. (30.10.1827) Barbarina Norris (dau/coheir of John Norris of Hughenden House)
  ii. Joyce Bonham (d unm)
  m2. (01.1777) Dorothea Herbert
  iii.+ other issue (d unm) - Francis Robert (b 1785, d 1863), Susan (b 1780, d 1863), others (d young)
  B. Richard Paul Bonham (b 1761, d 1807)
  C. Frances Anne Bonham
  m. (c1778) Robert Johnstone
  D. Elizabeth Bonham
  m. (1768) Joshua Paul Meredyth
  E. Mary Bonham
  m. (27.03.1764) Sydenham Snow
  F. Wilhelmina Bonham
  m. (09.07.1761) Wiilliam Parsons Hoey of Richmond
2.+ other issue including Robert of Dublin (d 1760)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 04.09.08) : Visitation (Essex, 1634, Bongham), Berry's Essex Pedigrees (1878, Warren (1))
(2) For middle section (uploaded 04.09.08) : BP1934 (Bonham), Berry's Essex Pedigrees (1878, Bonham (1))
(3) For lower section (uploaded 23.10.12) : BLGI1912 (Bonham of Ballintaggart)
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