Macdonald Dictionary Record: James Field

George Ranald Macdonald
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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for James Field. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: F. 104. Field James (1800-87) was a farmer of Sand gate, Kent. His farm overlooked the chalk cliffs of Dover . He came ont to Canty. with his wife and his two sons , Strickland Stone stree t and James in the Cantry bury, s which arrived 31.10.51. He applied to the Canty. Assoc. for 8 Rural Sections each of 50 ac. and these were selected in 3 groups. 217, 218 + 219 were selected in St. Albans. 220, 221 and 222 were selected on the Heathcote, t south of where it crosses the Lincoln Road; and 223 and 224 were selected on the east side of the North Road , just north of the site of St. Bodes. It may be noted that the umber 221 is duplicated on Stan fords map published in 1856 and the second 221 is a 100 ac. section just south o f there two. He also did some buying of Town Sections. Among them was the buying T.S. 881 and 883 in Cashel St. These later formed the nucleus of the land in which Dun stable House was built up by Clarkson, Pratt and Ballantyne . He bought them from John Brisbane (probably an absentee) who had bought them from the Crown 7.10.51 at the upset price . He paid £100 for them on 19.2.52. He sold the western part of 8 on 2.12.56 for 200 to David Clarkson This was the street frontage . Clarkson b t the rear part £ 50. in bought th Combo St inter section T.S.883 was the section on the s.W. comer of the Cashel St , and was pass list Canty. Mus. : Cyclop N.Z. ii : Lss. Deeds:; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: F. 104 James Field therefore one of the key sections of Ch. Ch. But as it happened the wide and deep watercourse which ran diagonally right thong h Ch.Ch took up a large part of this section and left only a narrow strip for building. When the Avon rise high this water course (an old bed of the Avon was deep and impossible. James Field leased his T.S. 883 for 10 years at £10 per annum to Thomas Atkinson, partner and consi n of David Clarkson with a covenant to spend £150 on a building Atkinson had to put his building right on the Westerman Boundar because of the water course . There was also a permiss ive purchasing clause at £280 at the end of the lease or earlier . Atkinson consigned his r git Richard Sutcliffe who lived on the opposite side of Cashel St and was his relation by marriage. This marks the end of James Fields interest in Cashel St. When he applied for his sections to the Canty Assoc. he gave his address as Woodside ,Croydon . of the other transactions in respect of land it is im possible to say which of the two James Fields was involved but it may be taken that up to 1860 , James Field Senior was the purchaser. In Nov. 54 he applied for 14000 ac. bounded by the coast and by the forks of the Hinds. He transferred his interest to C.E. Fooks who in turn transferred to Fitz Gerard d + Con LT. 25.11.54 : L. + S. Deeds;; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: F. 104 3 It is said in Cyclop NZ i that James Field lived on his fathers farm in St. Albans, s0 that any of thee possible sections was farmed and lived in ho other de land dealings have been identified by the Writer as belonging to James Field Sen. His St Albans sections probably became a dairy farm . Most of St. Albans was protein milk for Ch.Ch. Has He and his wife returned to Eng. in 60 or '61. She d. at Sand gate, Kent 31.3.75 ag. 70 He d 27.6.87 87.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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