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123321 Joseph Bonham 1839-1916

(Joseph) Bonham Clay, was born on 10 February 1839 in Gt Warley Essex, the only son of the Rev. Joseph Clay and Agnes nee Bonham. He was baptised 24 March 1839 at Great Warley.  He joined the 13th Hussars, and rose to the rank Captain, before leaving the army and emigrating to Canada.  On 16 June 1869[1], when he was 30, he was married in Trinity Church, Montreal to Florence (Anna) Buchanan.  They had two sons and six daughters :-

Bertha (Florence)              was born on 20 April 1870 in Upper Norwood, and on 6 June 1899 (aged 29) was married in St George's Montreal to Grant Macintosh, aged 31, who was born on 9 February 1868 and died on 17 May 1902 in Montreal at the age of 34.  She died on 23 May 1960 in Bournemouth at the age of 90.  They had no children.

Cecil Buchanan           was born on 12 May 1871

Ethel (Agnes)                was born on 13 October 1872 in Montreal, and was married aged 30 on 30 April 1902 in St George's Montreal to William Forbes (1868–1928)of Montreal.  She died on 25 December 1958 in Montreal at the age of 86.  They had a daughter Margaret Mackensie (1910–1978).

Mabel (Elizabeth)           born on 14 September 1874 in Upper Norwood, was married aged 48 on 7 July 1922 in St Paul's Chester to Edmund Cuthbert Stuart, aged 42, who was born on October 1880, and who died on 2 August 1976 in Bacton, Stowmarket at the age of 95.  She died on 13 December 1966 in Stowmarket at the age of 92.  They had no children.

Eveline (Ellen)                 was born on 23 September 1876, was married aged 35 on 11 May 1911 to Fred Frothingham Archibald, who died on 17 October 1916 from wounds.  She later married Richard Shepley Stancliffe, who was born in Macclesfield, in January 1871 and died on 30 November 1937.  She died on 1 January 1965 in Bournemouth at the age of 88.  They had no children.

Constance (Josephine)    was born on 30 June 1880, was married aged 37 on 1 August 1917 in St James' Montreal to (John Reginald) "Jack" Mills‑Walker of Ottawa, aged 33, who was born in 1884, and died in 1950 at the age of 66. They had a son Basil John Bonham Walker (19 July 1918 – 2 March 2013) and a daughter Rosalind.  Constance died on 26 March 1969 at the age of 88

Harold (Bonham)             was born on 3 March 1883

Gladys (Margaret)              was born on 30 August 1888 in Montreal, was married aged 25 on 19 April 1913 in St James' Montreal to (James) Reg(inald) Starnes, (1885 – 9 December 1973).  They had a son Charles Kennett Starnes (18 June 1915 – 1973).  She died on 7 February 1963 in Montreal at the age of 74.

Bonham died on 27 June 1916 in Montreal Canada at the age of 77.


Florence (Anna) née Buchanan

Florence was born on 29 July 1848 in Montreal, Canada, the daughter of William Oliver Buchanan and Mary Ellen Minerva Chrysler of Montreal, and died on 27 November 1918 in Cedar Avenue, Montreal at the age of 70.

[1]  Or was it 16th July ?


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