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Field, Jane (c. 1730–1788)

Jane Field (c.1730-1788), a servant, was found guilty on 14 October 1785 at Hick's Hall, London, of stealing two glasses of rum and one of port. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Prince of Wales in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Field was buried at Sydney Cove on 24 July 1788. Her burial was registered at St Philip's Church.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 125-26

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'Field, Jane (c. 1730–1788)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/field-jane-31018/text38388, accessed 6 March 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1730

Death

23 July 1788
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years