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Field, Edward (c. 1768–1826)

Edward Field (c.1768-1826) a private in the New South Wales Corps, arrived at Sydney in June 1790 aboard the Scarborough as part of the Second Fleet.

In December 1794 Field was granted 25 acres on the west side of Iron Cove Creek; the grant was later cancelled. Discharged from the NSW Corps on 8 May 1801, he was granted 100 acres on the Nepean River in the Evan district in June 1803. Three years later he was recorded as supporting a woman (Elizabeth Dixon, married 20 February 1805), six children and a convict. In 1807 he was recorded with seven children. In 1822 he was recorded as a landholder in the Castlereagh area with 40 acres. In 1825 he and his wife jointly subscribed to the local Wesleyan Missionary Society.

Edward Field died on 21 January 1826 at Castlereagh; his age was given as 57.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), pp 270-71

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c. 1768
Wiltshire, England


21 January, 1826 (aged ~ 58)
Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia

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