Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Blomefield, Francis, was born at Fersfield, Norfolk, in 1705, and taking holy orders, became rector of his native place, and afterwards of Brockdish. The work of his life was the compilation of his History of Norfolk, in which he gathered together an enormous quantity of material, though it is not always accurate or well-digested. In the course of his inquiries he discovered the Paston Letters (q.v.), part of which he published, but died in 1752 before completing his task.