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Bromfield, Henry



  • Existence: 1727 - 1820


Henry was born in 1727 and became a merchant though his later dealings focused on the English trade in cloth, ribbons and sundries. After serving seven months as a colonel in the Boston regiment of the continental army, Henry Bromfield retired from business and moved from Boston to Harvard, MA. He was part of the firm Bromfiedl & Rogers, with Daniel Denison Rogers. He died in 1820.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Bromfield cash book

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1750-1756 B868
Scope and Contents:

Cash book recording accounts of adventures to London, Barbados, St. Eustatius, Antigua, Louisburg, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, dated 1750-1756. Henry Bromfield shipped spermaceti oil to London, and New England rum and sugar to Halifax and Louisburg. There are also accounts in the volume of coastwise shipping.

J. & J. Amory records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1761-1797

J. & J. Amory was the import business of brothers Jonathan (1725 or 1726-1797) and John Amory (1728-1803), likely established in the 1750s in Boston. The J. & J. Amory records consist of ledgers, journals, accounts, and correspondence relating to the import of British and European goods, and deeds and legal records, dated 1716-1797. The collection also includes invoice books and other records of merchants John & Thomas Amory.