Macdonald Dictionary Record: George Field

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for George Field. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: F. 102 17.6.23 Field, George (1824 -1915) was born at Tho by Fen, Lines , the son of Nathaniel Field and his wife Mary Chamberlain ; his father was a farmer. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 19 and sailed 10.1.45 with troops for 8 Hobart in the Elizabeth o+ Henry. He left Sydney for N.Z. in the British P Sovereign and landed at the Bay of Islands on Xmas Day 1845. He was in the 58" Reg. and took part in the serge of Ruapekapeka. He sailed for f.e Wgtn in the Calliope ( Capt. Stanley) and took part in the engag amen6s in the Wellington and Wanganui diss. He left the Anny and came to Lylt. 8l in '51 in the cutter Fly. He married in '52 and settled in Port Levy and bit ' by bit built up a good property there . Later he leased i t to one of his sons. ) He was elected to the Port Levy Rd . Bd in when Rd. Bos were started and , was re-elected Jan. 67. He was a member of the Port Levy Sch. Camm. Nov. 74. husband marr. 24.5.5 Louisa Jane Nip1ess who came out in the Charlotte Jane with her bother. They celebrated their golden wedding in the Bay. All the family were there and gave their parents a smart gig and harness. They retired to Ch.Ch in 1904. Her husband Henry d. Ap. 51. He d. 9.2.1915 ag. 91 first ol the Pilgrims to die with the she 27.4.08 80 exception of John Williams. They were bur. in Papanui Cem. also their Her maiden name was Louisa Jane Walter. dau Sarah Ann 1869- 1944. Akaroa s B.P. : James Hay : LT. Jan. 64 : 5.11.74 : pass list. Canty. Mus. y M.R gives her name Okains Bay ( as Louise Jame Watters; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: 2 F. 102. C.T. Aschman said of them, "they were a splendid couple, honest and friendly to a degree." family 8 sons 2 daus sons. Arthur James r. St. Johns Lat. S . 25.7.92 ,I inter t.Sq. 3 2 Mary dau Geo Rayner schoolmaster Charles Walter, at home of brides sister by Rev .J.W. Stack Ellen Sarah widow of Andrew Ashley (she was Ellen Sarah Giles of Geraldine) Henry marr. Emily eldest dau of Geo. Porteous of Lylt. + his wife Emily Stanway, 2 Charles Nippress marr. 24.9.12 Winifred Mary younger dau. A Hulston Kaituna t Thos. Chamberlain marr. Holy Trinity Lylt. 14.4.87 Eliz . Annie only dau Capt. Norris of Lylt. He was employed by Kaye +Carter and then joined Clande E Farriers in grain buying; then he and Geo Royds became partners in Field E. and Royds. He was pres. Y.M.C.A Ch.Ch. He d. Holly Road 1 21 ag. d. fine E5S.) They had a son and a marr. dau. Mrs W. O.Long. He was Mayor of Lylt. Geo. Robert marr 30.3.95 Mabel dau John Joyce M.H.R. They had 3 sons; 2 now farming at Wai puka, Havelock North. Dyer dau. Louisa Jane marr. 24.4.82 Thos. Dyer of Lylt. son of win Fred) carp. Okains Boy Sarah Ann 1869-1944 son John Aiken b. '53 marr St Johns Lat Sq. Augusta Emily Pye. fam. inf. LT. 9.2.88 : 18.12.85 : pass list Canty Mus : Okains Bay M.R. was a son c gwalter Charlest; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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