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bonsor family

Posted: 17 Mar 2001 11:13AM GMT
Edited: 2 Jun 2004 5:26PM GMT
If anyone is related to the branch of bonsors who lived in Coleorton in Leicestershire during the 1750's onwards,andlater in South and North Kilworth in Leics,and Clipston and Naseby in Northamptonshire---please contact me

Re: bonsor family

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 11:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am married into the Bonsor family. Would you have any info on James Clement Bonsor b. 1826 in Leicester(shire)?
I have all his descendants. Mary

Re: bonsor family

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 11:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: bonsor
Hi Mary - we meet again LOL

James, I'm also descended from the Bonsors of Coleorton, but my branch went to Staffordshire and then Warwickshire. The most recent ancestor I have from Coleorton is John, born about 1798, son of George BONSOR and Mary - I don't have her surname yet.

Let me know if you recognise these names.

Kate

Re: bonsor family

Posted: 24 Jul 2008 11:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bonsor, Lord
My great x3 grandfather on my mother's side was a Bonsor. He was born in South Kilworth in about 1826. He married a Betsy Lord and fathered a number of children before he died in the 1870s. My great great grandmother was his third child Elizabeth (b1864 in Dulwich, Surrey). They moved around a lot from Leicestershire to Surrey to Worthing before finally settling in the Isle of Wight.

If anyone has any info about him, his parents, siblings, anything please contact me.

Camilla

Re: bonsor family

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 8:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bonsor
Hi Camilla

Do you know your g,g, great grandfather's first name? He might appear as a sibling in the tree of someone who doesn't have any later info about him.

Re: bonsor family

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 12:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, Kate I do. His name was Alfred. I don't have any other information for him before 1861 other than he married Betsy Lord in 1854.


Re: bonsor family

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 2:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: bonsor
I don't know if you have seen this, but there's a baptism entry for an Alfred Bonsor in South Kilworth on the IGI dated 9th March, 1823. The parents are Thomas Bonsor and Elizabeth. It's extracted but would be worth verifying if you think it might be your Alfred, the best way would be to send for his marriage certificate because that should include his father's name and occupation.

BTW, just in case these names ring any bells, the same couple also had Henry born abt 1825, died 1826, another Henry born abt 1827 and William born abt 1821.

Hope that helps!

Re: bonsor family

Posted: 26 Jul 2008 9:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
alfred's brother Henry was my gt,gt grandfather,who was born in South Kilworth.
Their father Thomas was born in Coleorton in 1793,son of Thomas who was born in 1765 and died in Clipstone in 1849.Clipstone is where the family moved to after the Napoleonic war,as Thomas served in the royal artillery.
Throughout the family seems to have been in the Brickmaking business.My line did this in the village of Naseby,Creaton and hollowell in Northamptonshire up until the late 1930's
Thomas ,father of Alfred and my gt,gt grandfather,Henry ended up in the Isle of Wight.
I have no idea why he ,his wife and daughter Charlotte moved there.Laterly Alfred joined the family there.
I have visited the house in Ventnor. Others brothers,namely William and Charles emigrated to America.
I have managed to contact Bonsor's there now and a wonderful thing happened when a kind relative found and posted to me a letter dated 1875 from one brother to another in America.In the letter it mentions that Alfred was thinking of bringing his family to join them in America.That didn'y happen.
What stories about the Bonsor's do you have?

Best wishes James Bonsor

Re: bonsor family

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 12:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bonsor, Lord, Brewer
Hi James.

I have just recently begun researching the Bonsor family seriously. All I really know about them is that Alfred and Betsy (nee Lord) married in the Loughborough district in 1854.

Their first two children were born in Leicestershire/Northamptonshire (Anne Laura and Rosetta Kate West (she is Kate West in the 1861 census). Their third daughter (my great great grandmother Elizabeth Lord) was born in Dulwich in 1864. She, in fact, moved to Hordle in the early 1880s to marry my great grandfather, George Brewer. They had five other children between 1867 and 1877.

Alfred Bonsor died in 1877 before, I suppose, he could bring his family to join the others in America.

I don't have any stories about the Bonsors as my mum tells me that her grandfather was very ill at the end of his life and wouldn't tell her anything.

Now that I know what Alfred's father was called, I can look him up - thanks a lot.

If you receive any other info, I would greatly appreciate it.

Camilla Rogers

Re: bonsor family

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bonsor
I am trying to follow my father's family tree.

His name is William Alfred Clement Bonsor and originally comes from the Leicestershire area. He was born in 1929. His father's name was Alfred Clement Bonsor and his mother's name was Bertha. They moved to Hornchurch, Essex.

The names seem similar to those in previous posts and I am wondering if they are linked?
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