Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John FIELD (c1755-1800)

and Mary BAXTER (?-?)


John Field and Mary Baxter married by banns on 25 December 1781 in Rudgwick, Sussex.  They were both of Rudgwick.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

John Field may have been born about 1755.  A John Field died aged 45 years and was buried on 1 April 1800 in Rudgwick.

A Mary Field died aged 86 years and was buried on 3 April 1833 in Rudgwick, therefore, born about 1747.


John Field and Mary Baxter had 4 known children:

  1. Sarah Field was baptised on 15 September 1782 in Rudgwick.

    Sarah married Edward Hampshire by banns on 27 May 1806 in Rudgwick.  He was a bachelor and and labourer, and she a spinster and they were both of Rudgwick.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Strudwick and William Agate.

  2. Mary Field was baptised on 26 December 1784 in Rudgwick.

  3. Elizabeth Field was baptised on 15 June 1788 in Rudgwick.  The baptism register described the family as poor.  She died aged 2 years and was buried on 9 April 1790 in Rudgwick.  The burial register described her as poor.

  4. Leah Field was baptised on 13 November 1791 in Slinfold.

    Leah married James Wood by licence on 16 January 1813 in Slinfold.  She was a spinster of Slinfold and he a minor of Afold who married with consent of parents.  The witnesses to their marriage were Edward Child and Mary Field.  Their marriage licence was issued on the same day by the Archdeaconry of Chichester, which noted that Leah was 21 and James 20.  He married with the consent of his father Robert Wood a labourer of Afold, Surrey.  Surety for the licence was provided by James himself and Edward Child a timber merchant of Slinfold.



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012