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A discussion group for members of and researchers into the genealogy and ancestry of the Bonfield (also Banfield, Bondfield, Benfield, etc.) family, particularly those originating in and around the area of Swanage, Dorset, England.

The Bonfield family has a long history as quarriers and stone masons in the Swanage area. A number of Bonfields signed the "Bylaws of the marblers of Corfe Castle, Co. Dorset", in 1651.

Samuel Bonfield of Swanage - Quarrier

Taken mid 1850's
Mary Bonfield [nee Miller] - Wife of
Samuel Bonfield of Swanage

Taken mid 1850's

Swanage Arms C.1904

George Bonfield of Swanage - Stone Mason

Taken early 1900's in Scranton, PA, USA
Sarah Bonfield [nee Harris] - Wife of
George Bonfield of Swanage

Taken early 1900's in Scranton, PA, USA

An early Bonfield
Coat of Arms

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