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Edward FIELD

Male 1797 - 1846  (49 years)


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  • Name Edward FIELD  [1
    Born 16 Sep 1797  Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Certificates ? Death (89) 
    Photos? Grave (D0004-2A), Grave (DSCF6360) 
    Residence 29 May 1840  Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1841  Castlereagh, Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 30 Jun 1843  Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 30 Jun 1845  New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 07 Dec 1846  Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Buried 09 Dec 1846  Castlereagh Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Granted 110 acres of land by Governor MacQuarie on 17 aug 1819. 60 acres to Edward, as promised in 1815, and 50 acres as promised to the widow Maria Strickland, to whom Edward was now married. The land was situated on Eastern Creek, about 2km west of Prospect creek.

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      Letter from Edward Field Jnr

      27th August, 1824.
      District of Evan.
      August 25th 1824

      Sir,

      In reply to your letter of the 15th instant, I have the house to acquaint you, that since years ages. I obtained a Grant of 60 Acres of Land from Governor Macquarie about which period I married the Widow of the Late Philip Strickland (A constable who died of a gunshot wound he received while in the execution of his duty). Who had also obtained A Grant of 50 Acres for the comfit of her three infant children which, Governor Macquarie was pleased in consequence of our marriage, to include in my Grant and which is the whole of the land I have obtained from Government.

      I have the honor to be
      Sir Governor most to be decent humble servant.

      Edward Field Junior.

      Fred Goulburn Esq
      Colonial Secretary.
      Sydney.

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      This is the last Will and Testament of Edward Field
      Dated: 10th January, 1846

      COPY OF WILL IN SUPREME COURT PROBATE DEVISION

      EDWARD FIELD (II) No.6363 Series 1. Evan

      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I EDWARD FIELD of the district of Evan in the County of Cumberland in the Colony of New South Wales, Licensed Victullar and Grazier being of sound mind and memory do hereby make this my last Will and Testament.

      IMPRIMIS I Will that my body be decently buried and all my debts and burial expenses paid. With regard to my temporal estate both real and personal I will that it be disposed of in the following manner. Vidilust I am seized and possessed of the farm of 50 acres of land where I now reside situate in the district of Evan in the County aforesaid bounded on the east by the north and south Government Road and on the south by Colliss Farm on the north by William Field's farm and on the west by the river and I will that at my death it become the property of my present wife Esther Field if she survive me for the support and maintenance of herself and my younger children viz: John, Thomas, Eliza, Pearce, Josiah and Henry Field during their minority together with all the working oxen, horses, milking cattle and farming implements that may be on the said farm of 50 acres at my death BUT in case my present wife dies prior to my death the aforesaid farm cattle and farming implements are still left for the maintenance and support of my aforesaid six children during their minority BUT either at my wife's death if she survive me or on my youngest son Henry Field coming of age I Will that the cattle farming implements aforesaid be sold by my Executors and the proceeds be divided equally amongst my aforesaid six children by my present wife. Secondly I Will and bequeath to my son James Field the house and ten acres of land adjoining now occupied by my son-in-law Joseph Stanton situate in the district of Evan and County of Cumberland bounded on the west by the north and south Government Road and on the east by the creek on the north by Bowmans land and on the south by the other property of mine to have and to hold the same for ever conditional however on his steady and prudent behaviour to the satisfaction of my Executors otherwise should he fail in this respect the land is to be resumed on the discretion of my Executors and sold the proceeds to be divided equally amongst my younger children as aforesaid and by my present marriage. Thirdly I Will and bequeath to my daughter Frances the wife of John Stanton ten acres of land adjoining that bequeathed to my son James Field on the south side thereof together with the frontage of three rods adjoining the Government Road from the Wesleyan Chapel southerly and easterly running 1 rod below Henry Gorman's back fence for herself and her heirs and assigns for ever. Fourthly I Will and bequeath to my daughter Lydia the wife of John Jones, ten acres of land more or less where on he now resides adjoining that bequeathed to my daughter Frances on the road side adjoining the Wesleyan Chapel as above described in the bequest to have and to hold the same for her heirs and assigns for ever. Fifthly I Will and bequeath to my Daughter Lucy Ann wife of James Rutledge one-quarter of an acre of land from the farm of fifty acres first above spoken of in this my Will where I have built a house on the south side of the present residence which I leave to her and her children but not to be alienable or at the disposal of herself or her husband and I do hereby bind my daughter Lucy Ann Rutledge and her husband James Rutledge in consideration of foregoing bequest not to lease the said house and parcel of land to any other than a person of good character and reputation at the judgement of my Executors. Sixthly, I Will and desire that my horses and horned cattle that I may be possessed of at my death be sold upon my decease or as soon afterwards as may be reasonably practical and that the proceeds thereof together with the proceeds of all my debts due to me at my death be applied firstly to the payment of all my lawful debts and the residue if any be placed at interest by my Executors in good mortgage security for the support of the youngest portion of my family viz my six children abovenamed by my present marriage until my wife's death if she survives me and until the youngest of my aforesaid six children Henry Field comes of age whereupon the whole sum is to be resumed by my Executors and divided equally between my aforesaid six children and I do hereby nominate and appoint Mr. James Collitts of Mt. York and Mr. Joseph Colletts of Mt. York and Mr. William Field of Evan to be my sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament.

      In witness whereupon I have set my hand and seal.
      10th January, 1846.

      Probate granted to Joseph Collitts on 24th October, 1846.
      Goods sworn at 200 pounds.

      Testator died 17-9-1846.

      According to the Castlereagh Anglican Cemetery records Edward Field died 7th December, 1846 and was buried 9th December. There is a question mark though after the word December on both accounts. He was listed as an Inn Keeper age 49 years and John Vincent performed the burial ceremony. If probate was granted on 24th October, 1846, does this mean that he died before that date? Is the 17th September correct and not December as we think.

      Edward Field is the son of Edward Field and Elizabeth Mitchell. He was born on 16th September, 1797. Married 1. Maria Collits on 6th October, 1817. Maria died on 21st September 1829. Children: Elizabeth, Eliza, Lydia, Frances, James, Lucy Ann, Edward.
      Married 2. Esther Lees on 18th October, 1830. Children: John, Thomas, Eliza, Pierce, Josiah, Henry.

      The name RANDALL comes up in the Field family tree (Edward's son William had eight children by Elizabeth Randall) and also in the Rope Pulley line where Elizabeth's brother John married Ann Rope.

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      From Field family newsletter 8

      The following is taken from
      A LINE OF FIELDS by Laurie Field
      Chapter 3.

      EDWARD FIELD JNR (1797-1846)
      MARIA STRICKLAND nee COLLITS(1796-1829)
      ESTER LEES (1812-1875)

      Edward Field Jnr. Was born on 16th September 1797, the second child of Edward Field and Elizabeth Mitchell. He is as well known for an extant will and his marriage connections as he is for his own modest achievements as farmer, blacksmith and innkeeper.

      In 1817 Edward married Maria Strickland whose husband, Phillip Strickland, had been killed the previous year while carrying out his duties as constable. Maria was the daughter of Pierce Collits, an Irish emancipist who was to become a wealthy landowner and renowned innkeeper. In addition to Maria, two sons of Pierce Collits, James and Joseph, also married into the family of Edward Field Snr.

      Maria had three sons to Phillip Strickland, one of whom, Josiah, became a prominent pioneer of the Forbes district. Josiah was one of the first discoverers of gold on what became the rich Forbes field of the 1860s. He was also the owner of Bundaburra Station and a principal benefactor of St. John’s Anglican Church in Forbes. I remember as a boy sitting in the church waiting for what seemed hours for my confirmation service to begin, and memorising in my boredom the contents of a tablet which told of the generosity of Josiah Strickland. I mentioned this to my mother when I got home, and she assured me that the Fields were related to the Stricklands. How come then, I thought, that the Stricklands were rich and we were poor.

      Josiah Strickland was no more than a stepson to Edward Field Jnr. But he became a closer part of the Field clan when he married Mary Ann, daughter of Thomas Higgins and Sophia Field. Sophia was the daughter of Edward Field Snr. And she was to marry James Collits after the death of her first husband.

      To her three children to Phillip Strickland, Maria added seven by Edward Field before dying at the age of 33. Small wonder. After a year had elapsed, Edward married 18 year old Esther Lees on 18th October 1830. Esther was the daughter of John Lees, formerly of the New South Wales Corps and owner of a land grant just across Castlereagh Road from the property of Edward Fields Jnr. On portion of his grant John Lees built what is thought to be the first Methodist Chapel in Australia. A newer church now stands on the site and in its grounds can be found the graves of many Castlereagh pioneers, including the Collesses.

      The 1828 census records Edward as holding property totalling 150 acres, 100 of which were cleared and 66 acres cultivated. He owned 19 horses, 130 head of cattle and 260 sheep, and employed five labourers. The 120 acres held by Edward on the River Lett at Hartley Vale must have been acquired after the census. Similarly his inn, the Blacksmith’s Arms, on the Nepean.

      But when he sat down to make his will early in 1846, the only property he had to dispose of was 80 acres adjacent to his father’s first grant on the Nepean. In fact, part of his holdings may have included a portion of his father’s property. There is no mention of an inn, although his will describes him as a licensed victualler and grazier.

      Edward’s will was drawn up with all the care and detail of a man who was disposing of thousands of acres. It clearly shows his deep concern for his family, a shrewd mind, and an honest and industrious nature. It also indicates that he was a very moral person because he stipulated that his son James was to receive ten acres and a house only on the condition that he be of “steady and prudent behaviour” to the satisfaction of the executors. James was apparently something of a wild man, a disposition which occasionally manifested itself among later generation Fields.

      Perhaps Edward was ailing when he made his will because he was dead before the year was out, leaving Esther with six children to rear. She was only 34 when Edward died. At some time in the future she married Thomas Wilson and had one female child by him. She died in Forbes on 26th July 1875, aged “63-64” according to her death certificate, and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Anglican portion of the Forbes cemetery. Her burial was certified by her son John. At least two other sons, Pierce and Josiah, were living in the Forbes district at the time, so she may have followed them there from Castlereagh. Or did Esther come to Forbes with her young family many years before her death? There is much more I would like to know about my great-grandmother.

      Edward Field Jnr. Fathered thirteen children in the course of his two marriages. Many of these were to become prominent citizens of the Castlereagh, Hartley and Forbes districts, but the one I am most concerned with is the second youngest, my grandfather Josiah.

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      From Field Family Newsletter Edition 26

      Edward Field arrived in the Colony with the Second Fleet aboard the ‘Scarborough’ in 1790. He was a private in the NSW Corps, 102 Regiment and after his arrival was stationed at Parramatta where he received the first of many grants, 25 acres at Iron Cove Creek in December, 1794. In February, 1795 he married Elizabeth Mitchell, a convict, who arrived aboard the “Mary Ann” in 1791. Four children, Mary Ann, Edward, Maria and George were born at Parramatta before his marriage and four more children were born after his marriage. They were William, Sophia, Thomas and John.

      Edward was discharged from the NSW Corps in 1801 and he applied for a land grant which he received from Governor King in 1803. The grant was for 100 acres at Castlereagh. In the 1805/06 Musters he was recorded as holding 80 acres; the balance of 20 acres was leased in 1805 to James Morris. Of the 80 acres Edward held 20 ½ acres were in wheat, 7 in maize, ½ an acre in potatoes, one acre of garden and 40 ½ acres were pasture. Within 3 years he was fully supporting his family of 7 and a convict which was not a bad effort after only 3 years. Like many other Nepean settlers he suffered losses in the 1806 flood but seems to have recovered well.

      In May, 1809 Edward Field received another 100 acre grant at Castlereagh, portion 85. In 1810 a conditional sale of 57 acres to Charles Pickering for 80 pounds, this may have been from the new grant. In 1806 he signed the “Hawkesbury Settlers Address” welcoming Governor Bligh. In 1814, he subscribed to a school and a bridge at Castlereagh. In the same year during the construction of the road across the Blue Mountains he supplied Cox with several iron axes made at his blacksmith’s shop.

      For awhile Edward experienced financial difficulties and had to sell some of his land. Sometime before 1817 Edward sold 23 acres (at the North-East corner of his grant) to John Grant, a total of 73 acres were sold as ‘Kerry Lodge’ by Purcell to George Chartres and remained together until it was sold to Quarries Ltd. in 1970.

      By the 1822 Muster, Edward’s acreage had dropped to 40 acres which still provided a modest level of prosperity. All 40 acres were cleared with 20 acres sown with wheat, 5 with maize, ½ an acre with beans, 1 acre with potatoes and one acre for an orchard. His stock included 2 cattle and 25 hogs.

      In January 1826, Edward died and was buried at the Castlereagh cemetery. His wife, Elizabeth died in June1837 and is buried alongside her husband.

      Edward left his estate to his son William and in 1847 William sold 30 acres, the North-West corner of Edward’s 100 acre grant, to Joseph Collet who held it for 20 years before selling it to John Jackson. In 1865 Joseph Collits, as executor of Edward Field, sold the southern Moiety of 50 acres to John Jackson. After John’s death in 1917 the property passed to his youngest daughter Nena May who held the 2 properties until 1948 when she sold them to Quarries Pty. Ltd.
      On 31st October, 1876 an application for the establishment of a Public School at Upper Castlereagh was received and approved by the Council of Education. In 1877, two acres in the South-East corner of Field’s grant was sold for 50 pounds by John Jackson to the Council of Education to allow for the erection of the Public School house and schoolmaster’s residence. The residence and Gothic style schoolhouse were completed in 1879 by James Evans, a builder from Castlereagh, under the direction of G.A. Mansfield, the then Education Council Architect. 40 perches were added to the north boundary of the school in 1879 by Sarah Gorman.

      The design of the school was typical of the State Schools being built in that period and was similar to the Penrith Infants School rather than the schools at Regentville and Emu Plains. A World War 1 war memorial within the grounds of the school honours students from Upper Castlereagh who served and in some cases died, on active service. The roll contains the names from many well known farming families like the Field, Purcell, Lance and Carter families. members of the Wright, Parker and Willet families are also known to have attended the school. The school was in use until at least 1949 but is believed to have closed in 1975.

      Of Edward’s 8 children Mary Ann married Thomas Perry in 1812 and died in November, 1865 at Forbes. Edward (Jnr) married Maria Strickland in 1817 and died in 1846, Maria married John Rope in 1817 and died in 1842. George married Elizabeth Colless and died in 1872. William married Mary McMahon and died in 1846. Sophia married Thomas Higgins in 1824 and died in 1871. Thomas married Rachel Howard in 1835 and died in 1860 and finally John died at childbirth.

      Through marriage Edward’s family had connections with most of the early settler families including the Collitt’s, Rope’s, Colless’s, and Jackson family.

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      From Field Family Newsletter 25

      NOTES RE - JAMES McLELLAND´S BOOK NO.5

      The Nepean River Valley, It´s History, It´s Floods, It´s people..

      CASTLEREAGH; Named by Governor Macquarie in 1810 after Lord Castlereagh.

      1789

      June. Captain Watkin Trench is sent by Governor Phillip to explore the country inland in an endeavour to find better pasture and agricultural land. he was the first person to sight the Nepean River, it was later named Nepean by Governor Macquarie after Sir Ivan Nepean, Under Secretary for the Navy.

      A guard hut is erected on a rise of land named Rose Hill and plans are drawn up to establish a village at what is now Parramatte.

      1790

      Layout of Parramatta Village completed.

      Small patrols of soldiers venture through the forests to the Nepean, but the major activity of the colony is centred around Parramatta and Sydney.

      1791

      Governor Phillip journeys to Windsor and names it Green Hills, it is renamed later by Governor Macquarie.

      Population of Parramatta is now 1,818, of whom 1,669 are convicts..

      Small villages now exist at Prospect, Mt. Druitt, Windsor and Richmond, some odd huts along George´s River, near present day Liverpool.

      August 1794 Now settlers´ working small farms along the Hawkesbury River, a good track has been worn through the forests to Sydney.

      1796

      Many of the original settlers on the Nepean Hawkesbury River abandon their farms because of ignorance of farming methods and the difficulty of getting their produce to the Sydney market. As the settlers abandon their farms, they are bought up cheaply by merchants and officers of the N.S.W. Corps.

      1799

      Some Irish Rebels, who were to play their part in the history of the Penrith District, arrived in Sydney as convicts on the Convict Transport Minerosa. Included were Rev. Henry Fulton.

      1800

      Some freed convicts began settling along the Nepean River. Some were: Pierce Collett, Randall, Rope, Colin Fields, Lees, McCarthy, etc.

      1803

      August 7th 1803. Governor King advises Lord Hobart in England that he has stopped any further settlement along the Nepean.

      Cillits, Mary. Free woman, arrived colony and was granted 70 acres of land at Castlereagh in July 1803. She had her husband, who was a convict, assigned to her.

      Field, Edward. Private N.S.W. Corp. granted land 1803 on the Nepean at Castlereagh neat Jackson´s lane and Methodist Church. His son, also named Edward, married Maria Strickland and after her death he was married again to one Esther Lees.

      1806

      Heavy floods ravished the Nepean.

      1808

      March. heavy rainfall, bad floods down the Nepean
      1809

      Again, heavy rainfall and bad flooding along the Nepean.

      1810

      Governor Lachlan Macquarie arrives in the colony.
      Colony sheep population now 33,000

      In 1810, the first year of his long term of office which continued until 1821, Macquarie made an extended tour of N.S.W.

      He was greatly troubled by what he heard about floods which had done much damage to farmland and property along the Hawkesbury River. To provide the settlers with extra allotments on higher ground - where they would be encouraged to build their homes and store their produce. - Macquarie brought into being five new townships. These were called Windsor, previously known as green Hills, Richmond, Wilberforce, Pitt-town and Castlereagh.

      The first four towns were set on the Hawkesbury, but Castlereagh was situated on the Nepean. The Nepean River is really part of the Hawkesbury, but was discovered separately, in 1789, and given a different name. This is one of those quirks of history which can never be corrected.

      Each of Macquarie´s five towns was carefully planned and properly surveyed, with provision for streets, important buildings, and a market square.

      ``God prosper Saint Matthew´s Church´´ said Governor Macquarie at a simple ceremony at Windsor in 1817, when he laid the corner-stone, under which had been placed a ´´holey dollar´´ . This was a Spanish silver dollar with a hole punched in it, the centre being taken out in order to create an extra coin. The value given to a ``holey dollar´´ was six shillings and three pence, sterling, for use as currency in the colony.

      A few hours after the stone had been laid, some rascal overturned it and got away with the money. The Government agreed to repeat the ceremony, and two days later another ´´holey dollar´´ was laid down for prosperity. But the second dollar went the way of the first, for the stone was overturned again and the culprit escaped detection.

      Hawkesbury Museum at 5 Thompson Square, windsor occupies the site where John Howe - a free settler from Britain - conducted a general store from 1811 until the late 1830´s.

      As the Daniel O´Connell Inn, conducted by Edward Coffey, the building which is now the museum became the most popular hotel around the Hawkesbury in the 1840s. it was the hub of social, political, and sporting life; its distinguished patrons included Governor Sir George Gipps and his successor, Sir Charles Fitz Roy.

      The Doctor´s House, is perched above the river bank on the town side of Windsor Bridge...... the building was Coffey´s Hotel.

      1811

      Collitts Pierce. Convict, assigned to his wife Mary Collits of Castlereagh. Pardoned and appointed Chief Constable for Penrith District.

      Lord, Simon. 18th October, 1811 granted 1170 acres of land at Penrith.

      1812

      First school in Penrith District established at Castlereagh.

      1815

      Name of ferry boat the ``Pheasant´´ first recorded for taking passengers across the Nepean River.

      1816

      Lord, Simon. 8th October,1816 granted 100 acres of land at Penrith.

      S.M.H. 31st March . Five settlers were killed and many others fled their homes along the Nepean River during clashes with Aborigines.

      1817

      Floods again hit Nepean and Hawkesbury.

      Sir John Jamison, Rev. Henry Fulton, John McHenry and a military officer appointed to act as Magistrate at Penrith Court.

      John Lees donated land at Castlereagh for first Methodist Church.

      Phillip Strickland, born 1786 died 6th November, 1817, pioneer d. Anglican Church Cranebrook Cemetery.

      1819

      James McHenry conducted a blacksmiths shop next to the Court House, Penrith the property called Lemongrove.

      1820

      Two of George Wentworth´s children drowned in the Nepean.

      1821

      Rev. Henry Fulton former Irish Rebel and convict, appointed Magistrate at Castlereagh.

      1825

      First body of Mounted Police formed in Australia by Governor Brisbane, the first force consisting of two officers and thirteen troopers.

      1826

      The ``Monitor´´ a weekly Sydney newspaper, began publication.

      Field, Edward, Pioneer. Died 21st January, 1826 aged 57 years, name of wife Elysabeth. Buried Anglican Cranebrook Cemetery.
      1827

      Government ordered that there were no Ministers available school teachers perform funeral services and receive a fee of 2/6d. As no cemeteries were available most estates had burial plots in corners of a distant pasture.

      22/10/1827 Extract from letter of Harriet King from Dunheved.
      penrith is about six miles from here, towards the river, there is a Court House, Inn and a few huts. It is said a town is to be laid out on the plains and a hospital and Surgeon established.

      1828

      S.M.H. The NSW Government established a twice-weekly horse post between the principal inland towns, with a letter from Sydney to Bathurst costing 1 shilling in postage.

      1830

      Little progress was made in the Colony now for over twenty years until Gold was discovered. Rust attached the wheat along the Nepean, the sheep developed footrot and more families packed up and left the Nepean and crossed over the mountains because of the promise of free land grants.

      1831

      S.M.H. The first steamship built in Australia - the 25 tonne S.S. Surprise - was launched at Neutral Bay.

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      NOTES RE - JAMES McLELLAND´S BOOK NO.5

      The Nepean River Valley, It´s History, It´s Floods, It´s people..

      1837
      Rope Elizabeth, b.1857 died 9/8/1837. Buried Anglican Cranebrook cemetery.

      1938
      Provision for Catholics to worship provided by opening of Catholic Church Parish Penrith covering Mulgoa, Luddenham, Wallacia, Mulgoa Forest Mountain.

      1839
      First school conducted at St. Marys by Abraham Liddiatt with 29 pupils.

      July 16th 1839
      St. Stephens C. of E. Penrith opened.

      Peacock, Mary Ann, 8 years of age, died 5/2/1839, buried Anglican Cranebrook Cemetery.

      1840
      16/11/1840 - Rev Dr. Fulton died.

      Perry James, Pioneer family of Penrith, died 8/1/1840 aged 69 yrs. Buried St. Stephens C. of E. cemetery Penrith.

      1841
      Howard Thomas, Pioneer Penrith died 3/10/1841 aged 65 yrs. Buried Anglican Cranebrook cemetery.

      1845
      Emu Plains ceased to be a Penal Settlement. Last convicts released. At its peak it contained 1,000 convicts.

      1846
      Field, Edward. Aged 49 years died 7/12/1846. Pioneer. B.A.C.C.

      1848
      Population of Penrith 291 and number of houses 63.
      Public education began in the Colony when Gov. Fitzroy set up National Board of Education. It faced bitter opposition from Anglican and Catholic churches. Average annual wage for teachers was $145.

      Gorman family: known pioneer family Castlereagh 1848. Mrs. Gorman was daughter of John Lees who donated land for the first Methodist Church at Castlereagh in 1817.

      Lees, John, born 1807, died 22/12/1848. Name of wife Ann. Buried Methodist Church cemetery Upper Castlereagh.

      1851
      Gorman, Henry, known Pioneer Penrith District, born 1805, died 27/9/1851. B.M.C.C.U.C.

      1855
      Rope Margaret, b. 1834 died 2/9/1855. A pioneer woman, infant son died 22/11/1855 age 5 months. Buried St. John Cemetery, Regentville.

      Lees Sarah, b. 1838 died 26/5/1855. Buried Methodist Church Cemetery, Upper Castlereagh.

      1856
      First bridge built across Nepean at Penrith, completed at a cost of $15,000. The bridge was a toll bridge operated by a private company.

      1857
      24/7/1857 . One of the most disastrous floods ever struck the colony on this date and washed away the new bridge. Damage along the Nepean and Hawkesbury was a major disaster even by todays standards. Ferries had to resume carrying passengers, stock and goods across the Nepean until 1867.

      The rain commenced on Sunday and by Thursday passengers were paying 2/6d per head to cross the river and then at very great hazard. As much as 1 pound was charged for horses. It was impossible for drays to cross. The two punts were sold by Government , one for 36 pounds and the other for 12 pounds.

      1860 Rutledge Mary Ellen, daughter of James Rutledge died 9/9/1860 age 1 year and 11 months. Buried St. Johns Church Regentville.
      Population of Penrith now 4,804.

      April 1860another big flood on Nepean. Historic ``Ravenswood´´ farmhouse had to be evacuated.

      Kellet, William Henry a pioneer saddler of Penrith. Died 4/4/1860 aged 33 years.

      Coffey Michael, b. 1830 died 10/9/1860. A pioneer. Buried St. Johns Cemetery Regentville.

      1862
      Bank of N.S.W. opened for business in Penrith.
      7/7/1862 - railway line construction reached Penrith.

      The Police Force as we know it today came into being with the passing of a new Police Act.
      Court House built at Blayney NSW.
      Mail & Gold Escort Robbery - 1,000 pounds reward.
      Whereas it has been represented to the Government that on the afternoon of 16/7/1862 the Gold Escort from the Lachlan was attacked on the road between Forbes and Orange by a band of armed men, said to be 10 in number and described as dressed in red shirts, red caps and with their faces blackened, who fired on and
      wounded the Police forming the escort. They opened the mailbags and letters and carried off a large amount of gold dust and money. A reward of 100 pounds each will be paid within 6 months for the apprehension of any of the guilty party.
      Charles Cooper, Col. Sec. officer 17/6/1862.

      1863
      Three years of drought again hit colony.

      1864
      11/6/1864 - again great flooding.

      Stanton, Elle b. 1824, died 14/12/1864. A pioneer B.S.J.C.R.

      1865
      Bushranger Ben hall shot dead by Police.

      1866
      Henry Parkes introduced Public School Act which made payment of fees for teaching of children by parents no longer necessary.

      1867
      Watkins, John b. 1813 died 10/2/1867. buried Emu Plains General cemetery.

      1871
      Stanton, Thomas, b. 1806 d. 16/11/1871. A pioneer. B.S.J.C.R.

      1876
      Construction of Western railway reached Blayney NSW

      Dukes, William b.1795 d. 11/10/1879 E.P.G.C.

      1882
      First issue of ``Nepean Times´´

      1884
      Stanton, Joseph, b. 1803 d.19/11/1884 E.P.G.C.

      1898
      Kellett, Charles Henry. A pioneer Post master of Penrith. d. 7/7/1898 aged 61 years.
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    Father Edward FIELD,   b. 1769, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1826, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
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    Mother Elizabeth Sarah MITCHELL,   b. Jan 1770, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1837, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
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    Married 20 Feb 1805  St John's Church of England, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
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    Family 1 Esther LEES,   b. 12 Jan 1812, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1875, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1830  Castlereagh Church of England, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. 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)
     2. Thomas FIELD,   b. 16 Mar 1834, Evan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1909, Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Eliza FIELD,   b. 31 Jul 1835, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1906, Carrawobitty Station, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Pierce FIELD,   b. 05 Aug 1837, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Sep 1916, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Josiah FIELD,   b. 30 Nov 1839, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1915, Bedgerabong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Henry FIELD,   b. 03 Jun 1845, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1868, Mt Clarence, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F361  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Maria COLLITS,   b. 01 Sep 1796, King Street, Tower Hill, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1829, Evan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 06 Oct 1817  Castlereagh Church of England, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth FIELD,   b. 17 Apr 1818, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1900, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Eliza FIELD,   b. 05 Dec 1819, Evan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1829, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     3. Lydia FIELD,   b. 09 Sep 1821, Evan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1909, Nyrang Creek, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Frances FIELD,   b. 20 Apr 1823, Evan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1849, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     5. James FIELD,   b. 02 Jan 1825, Evan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1898, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Lucy Ann FIELD,   b. 23 Dec 1826, Evan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1896, Glebe Point, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Edward FIELD,   b. 17 Sep 1828, Evan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1896, Butlers Creek, Mt York, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F360  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    FIELD, Edward & 
MITCHELL, Sarah
    FIELD, Edward & MITCHELL, Sarah
    Marriage of Edward Field and Sarah Mitchell

    Headstones
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    DSCF6360.JPG

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

    3. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      St Johns Church of England, Parramatta, NSW, CB V1797663 1A and CB V1797190 148

    4. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      Castlereagh Church of England, NSW, CD V1846739 31B

    5. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      V1805300 147A and V1805626 3A

    6. [S393] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Edward Field

    7. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      CD V18172102 3A