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Joseph Bonomi 1796-1878

Tomb and biographical information. 

 

Son of  Giuseppi Bonomi, born Rome 19 January 1739, died  in London 9 March 1808, and Rosa Florini, born, ?, died, ?, (they married in 1775).

They had two sons, Ignatius Bonomi (1787-1870), and Joseph Bonomi  (1796-1878).

Joseph Bonomi Junior, was born in Lazio Rome Italy on 9 October 1796, he married in Marylebone, London, on July 1845 Jessie Martin, born 6 April 1825 London, daughter of John Martin, Born 1789 Haydon Bridge Northumberland, died 17 February 1854, 4 Finch Road Douglas, Isle of Man and Susan Garrett, born 1780 Crondall Hampshire, died 30 December 1858.

 

Joseph Bonomi and Jessie Martin, had eight children. four died young of whooping-cough.

 

Joseph Menes Henry Fielding Bonomi:

Born  28 June 1846 Marylebone London

Died   11 April 1852 Chelsea London

Cautley Frederick Ignatius Bonomi:

Born 20 November 1847 Paddington London

Died 15 April 1852 Chelsea London

Jessie Bonomi:

Born ? July 1849 Aylesbury Buckinghamshire

Died 17 April 1852 Chelsea London

John Ignatius Bonomi:

Born ? July 1851 Chelsea London

Died 11 April 1852 Chelsea London

Isabella Charlotte Bonomi Chelsea London

Born 1 March 1853 Chelsea London

Died 25 December 1916 3 Maxilla Gardens Kensington London

Cecilia Nefeeseh Bonomi:

Born ? April 1855 Chelsea London

Died  ?  ?      1944 Florence Italy

Joseph Ignatius Bonomi:

Born 6 April 1857 Chelsea London

Died 27 March 1930 55 Holland Road London

Marion Frances Bonomi:

Born ? July 1859 Kensington London

Died ? January 1887 Upton on Sevem Worcestershire

             

Jessie Martin died 10 September 1859 Kensington, London

Joseph Bonomi died 3 March  1878, in the “The Camels”, Wimbleton, Park Surrey.

(“The Camels” a house, built by Joseph’s brother Ignatius). 

Both where buried in Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Greater London.

 

 

 

Photograph of the funerary monument, From Find a Grave Memorial, (11/04/2012).

Photograph from 2007, by Julia & Keld, 24.3.2008.

 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF

FOUR CHILDREN WHO WERE CALLED OUT OF THIS LIFE

IN TO A BETTER IN THE EASTER WEEK OF 1852

 

JOSEPH MENES BONOMI ON APRIL.                  11 AGED              5  10

CAUTLEY FREDERICK                                              15                           4    5

JESSIE                                                                               17                           2    8

JOHN IGNATIUS                                                            11                                 8

 

THE LORD GAVE AND THE LORD HATH TAKEN AWAY

BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD

 

THEIR GRAND MOTHER

SUSAN WIDOUW OF JOHN MARTIN BORN JUY 27 1780 DIED DEC 30 1858

 

THEIR MOTHER

JESSIE BONOMI BORN APRIL 6 1825 DIED SEPR 10 1859

AND THEIR FATHER

 

JOSEPH BONOMI

SCULPTER TRAVELLER AND ARCHEOLOGIST

BORN  9TH  OCTOBER 1796

APPOINTED CURATOR OF SIR JOHN SOAMES MUSEUM  1861

DIED 3 MARCH 1878

 

 

 

 

Morris L. Bierbrier, Who was Who in Egyptology, London 1995, p. 53; Richard Hill, A Biographical Dictionary of the Sudan, London 1967, p. 83; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 3 pages, (29/07/2011). Shaw Family History and Ancestry, Family Group Sheet for Bonomi/Martin (F3484). 1 April 2012, Maintained by Derek Shaw (http://www.shawfamily-online.co.uk

 

 

Concerning his graffiti he left ,Roger O. De Keersmaecker, Travellers’ Graffiti from Egypt and the Sudan, Volume V; Thebes, The Temples of Medinet Habu, p. 21, 22; Additional volume I, The Temples of Abu Simbel, p. 38, 39; Additional volume II, The Temple Complex of Dendara, p. 22.

 

Additional information:

Richard Lepsius, Letters from Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Peninsula of Sinai, London MDCCCLIII, p. 56, The pyramids of Gizeh, 17th January 1843, The inscription which was composed in celebration of the king’s birthday has now become a stone monumental tablet, in the fashion of the old steles and proskynemata, and its contents are as follows:

In that inscription made in hieroglyphics, translated in German: Bonomi the sculptor.

 

Also in The Ramesseum in another Lepsius, Greek inscription is Bonomi mentioned,

Angelo Sesana, Une curieuse inscription Grecque au Ramesseum, Memnonia VIII, Bulletin édité par l’association pour la sauvegarde du Ramesseum, p. 119-126, pl. XXXIV.