Bonham, John

John Bonham junior of Hammersmith proposed 25.10.1793 by Charles Sinclair 2nded Thomas Holcroft. John Bonham was the oldest son of Francis Warren Bonham by his first wife Mary Ann Leslie, born about 1769 probably in Ireland and matric at Merton College Oxford 1785. F W Bonham Land Tax Hammersmith 1791-99, his will PCC 1810 of Bath. John Bonham the younger of Hammersmith and Arthur Bedford were prosecuted for an assault by Ruth Ann Barnes and Elizabeth Thornton of Turnham Green who relinquished their prosecution at Middlesex Sessions in January 1793 (London Lives) (probably in return for a small settlement). Elizabeth Thornton SunFire 1791 widow of Haddocks bagnio Covent Garden and near the Roebuck, Turnham Green. Elizabeth Thornton widow Covent Garden will PCC 1798. Arthur Bedford was the oldest son of John Bedford Esq of Fairlawn House, Acton Green, he became MD Edinburgh 1794, married 27.1.1797 at Exeter Anne dau of Samuel Foxlowe of Staveley Hall, Derbys and died 5.5.1797 age 29 at LisbonĀ  where he had gone for his health, his widow = 2ndly 1798 Wm Bagshawe. John Bonham Esq subscr 3 gns 1791 to Benevolent Society of St Patrick, London JB steward Friends of Freedom of the Press 9.3.1793, JB steward of Socy for Const Info dinner 2.5.1794. JB arrested for high treason on Isle of Man 24.4.1799, put in Tower of London along with Valentine Lawless (DNB 1773-1853) 9.5.1799. See Nat Arch HO 42/43/98 f 241-3 (item description says 9.5.1798 and Mr Lanliss, not seen original). John Binns DNB 1772-1860 was arrested the same time butĀ  sent to prison, not the Tower. When the suspension of Habeas Corpus ended on 3.3.1801 Bonham and Lawless were released on bail, Pearson and Holt White provided securities for Bonham. John son of JB & Margaret bapt Hammersmith 1799. John Bonham son of John of Hammersmith armiger matric Brasenose College Oxford 1815 age 17, adm Lincolns Inn 1817 son of John of Devonshire St, Portland Place. JB Land Tax Devonshire St 1807-1815, Holdens 1811 JB 1, Devonshire St & Isle of Wight. Query whether newspaper report of his arrest in Isle of Man might be error for Isle of Wight? But Isle of Man might have been significant as one way to Ireland if there was a United Irish/Englishmen plot. Note that JB's proposer & 2nder for SCI (see above) were two of the radical "hotheads" of that time. John Bonham & Margaret his wife occupied Rock Cottage, Niton, I of W in 1808 and 1812 (I of W Record Office RSN/8). According to an Ancestry user-submitted tree (seeming knowledgeable but with no sources given) JB = 10.10.1796 Margaret Jones and he died 24.11.1844. A John Bonham was buried St John, Winchester 21.11.1844, a Margaret Bonham died at Hastings 1848. JB's son John married 30.10.1827 at Hughenden, Bucks Barbarina dau of John Norris Esq (will PCC 1845) of Hughenden Hall. In Pigot's1829 he was Rev JB of Dunsby, Lincs. All these above seem very likely to have been the same John Bonham but I'm not 100% sure of it