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Ada Charlotte FIELD

Female 1859 - 1932  (73 years)


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  • Name Ada Charlotte FIELD 
    Born 27 Aug 1859  Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Photos? Grave (DSC_1601) 
    Died 20 Nov 1932  Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Forbes Cemetery, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Anglican Section 049, Lot 11
    Notes 
    • From Field Family Newsletter 30:

      In the Forbes ``Lachlan Valley Gold´´ newsletter put out by the Forbes Family History Group there was an article about some of our ancestors. Here are some extracts from it.

      Early Midwives of Forbes and Other Private Hospitals

      One of the first midwives in this area would have been Mary Ann Strickland, nee Higgins, as she married Josiah Strickland at the age of 16 years in 1840 and resided at Bundaburra Station. As the nearest doctor at this time was 90 miles away, Mary Ann became an unofficial doctor and midwife for the Bundaburra area.

      Mrs. Mary Muir, fondly called ``granny´´ came from Scotland. From here and her husband´s home, ``Muirdale´´ in Bathurst Street, many aboriginal women delivered their babes with Mary´s help. Mary herself gave birth to her 3rd child in Forbes in 1862. A park, named in her honour, is in Barwon Street..

      One of Forbes´ best known midwives was affectionately known as `Gran´ Morris. her real name was Ada Charlotte Morris, nee Field. During the 1890´s and into the 1930´s, a sulky drawn by a horse called Bess with Gran Morris on board was a common sight, night or day, around Forbes. Her house in Queen Street often accommodated women who were close to delivering their baby.

      (The name Ganey in the next sentence is wrong it should be Jane, she married William Peasley their daughter Jessie married Orton Field)

      Ganey Peasley, nee Gander, is known to have practiced midwifery until 1922 at Bedgerabong, after having arrived in this area with her husband in 1878. Jane and William settled at Pine Farm with their seven children and she is reputed to have delivered about 150 babies.
    Person ID I1288  The Rawsthorne Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Father John FIELD,   b. 23 Mar 1833, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1899, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Louisa Ann PEACOCK,   b. 10 Aug 1835, Evan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1901, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 14 Mar 1853  The Hermitage, Bowenfels, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Notes 
    • Witnesses: George Peacock, James Field.
    Family ID F480  Group Sheet

    Family William M MORRIS,   b. 28 Dec 1854, Mt Clarence, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 1937, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1877  Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Hilton Henry MORRIS,   b. 27 Oct 1878, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1938, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Melbourne Wrighton MORRIS,   b. 05 Dec 1879, Walgett, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1968  (Age 88 years)
     3. Raymond Trevillian MORRIS,   b. 07 May 1881, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1961, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Lila Elsie MORRIS,   b. 29 Jun 1882, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Norman Dunn MORRIS,   b. 04 May 1884, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age 51 years)
     6. William John MORRIS,   b. 24 Dec 1885, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age 58 years)
     7. Esther Louisa MORRIS,   b. 21 Nov 1887, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1962, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Lawrence W MORRIS,   b. 21 Oct 1889, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915  (Age 25 years)
     9. Ernest Effingham MORRIS,   b. 26 Sep 1891, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     10. Unnamed MORRIS,   b. 14 May 1894, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Thomas Herbert MORRIS,   b. 16 May 1895, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1974, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     12. Frank Herman MORRIS,   b. 13 Aug 1897, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1913, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     13. Ruby Daphne MORRIS,   b. 13 Jun 1900, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F694  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
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    Plot: Anglican Section 049, Lot 10/11

  • Sources 
    1. [S79] From a Distant Field, Colin Field, Book: Version 3 (Self Published).

    2. [S109] From Grave.

    3. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
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