Andrew Bromfield

???? - 1807


Attorney in Jamaica, and reportedly owner of Southfield, dying 'near London' in 1807.

  1. Stephen Bromfield of Hassendean[sic] Mains and Dam[e] Margaret Elliot his Lady had a child baptised named Andrew, 14/02/1744 at Eccles, Berwickshire.

  2. Andrew Bromfield married Mary Parchment in St Elizabeth, 19/10/1785. Margaret Elizabeth (born 15/10/1786), daughter of Andrew Bromfield and his wife Mary, baptised in St Elizabeth, 09/07/1789. Amelia (born 16/03/1794) and Elizabeth (born 12/08/1796), children of Andrew Bromfield and his wife Mary, baptised in St Elizabeth 22/02/1798. Ruth Caroline (born 06/02/1790) and Jane Millington (born 25/04/1792), children of Andrew Bromfield and his wife Mary, baptised in St Elizabeth, 10/08/1792.

  3. He had a number of illegitimate children. Charlotte, "reputed daughter of Mr Andrew Bromfield by Amy Bradford, a quadroon belonging to himself, born 1775 - the child freed" and John Frederick, "reputed son of the above Mr Andrew Bromfield by Rose Reynolds, born 1777", both baptised in St Elizabeth 19/10/1785. Sarah, "reputed daughter of Mr Andrew Bromfield by Rose Reynolds, age 5 years of age" baptised in St Elizabeth, 13/02/1793.

  4. 11 [March 1807] Near London [death of] Andrew Bromfield, of Southfield Jamaica Esq., late Lt-colonel of St Elizabeth militia, brother to Col. Stephen Bromfield of Hassington Mains in Berwickshire.

  5. Colonel Stephen Bromfield (his brother) erected a monument in Eccles Church cemetery commemorating family members: Stephen Bromfield (father, died 1768); Margaret Paterson (mother, died 1792); Elliot Bromfield (sister, died 1790); Harrat Millington (Stephen's wife, died 1797); Elizabeth Bromfield (sister, died 1819); John Bromfield (brother, died 18??). Stephen died in 1823. Another relative, Margaret Bromfield of Mayfield, died 28/05/1820. Note that Mayfield was the name of the Jamaican estate, property of Andrew Bromfield's mother-in-law Mary Pringle Baylis.

Note his origins in Hassington Mains explain the Hassington estate of his daughter Ruth Caroline and John Gautier in St Elizabeth.


  1. GROS OPR Births 737 10 300 Eccles.

  2., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  3. Ibid.

  4. The Scots Magazine for 1807 Vol. 69, p. 239.

  5. [accessed 16/07/2020].

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.

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Hassington Mains, Eccles, Berwickshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland