John FIELD (1825-1906)
and Matilda EDE (1822-1893)
John Field and Matilda Ede married by banns on 19 March 1845 in Bolney
Sussex. He was a bachelor and she a spinster. Their fathers
were named as Churchman Field and William Ede.
The witnesses to their marriage were Walter Holman and
Sarah Field. (They were not my direct ancestors.)
John Field was baptised on 8 May 1825 in Bolney, Sussex.
He was the son of
Churchman Field (1781-1865) and
The baptism register noted that his father was a labourer.
He most probably died aged 81 years and his death registered in the third
quarter of 1906 in the Steyning, Sussex registration district. In 1841
he was 16 years old and living with his parents at Bolney House in Bolney.
Matilda Ede was baptised on 14 July 1822 in Slaugham,
Sussex. She was the daughter of
Mary Fiest (1788-1839). She died aged 71 years and was
buried on 21 December 1893 at St. Wilfred's in Haywards Heath. The
burial register noted she was from Ashen Ground in Keymer.
When the 1841 census was recorded she was 19 years old and lodging
in the home of her brother-in-law William Langley in Slaugham. Also with
her was 7 month old Matilda Ede and 13 year old
Walter Ede. (Little Matilda died aged 2
years and was buried on 14 November 1842 in Slaugham. She had been
baptised on 13 December 1840 in Lower Beeding and was the baseborn daughter
of Matilda Ede.)
At the time of the 1851 census the couple and 3 children (John, Ann and Mary
A.) were living in Bonnett Cottage in Bolney. John was a 25 year old
agricultural labourer and Metilda was 29. His place of birth was given
as Bolney and she was from Slaugham.
In 1861 the couple and 5 children (Mary A., Emma, Betsy, Friend and Charles)
were living in George Cottages in Slaugham. John was a 36 year old
agricultural labourer and Matilda was 39. His place of birth was given
as Bolney and hers as Slaugham. The next property on the census
enumerators route was occupied by the family of 32 year old
When the 1871 census was recorded the couple and 4 children (Emma,
Frederick, Charles and Julia) were living in a Cottage in Keymer, Sussex.
John was a 46 year old gamekeeper from Bolney and Matilda was 49 and from
The 1881 census recorded the couple were living at 2 Ashenground Cottage,
Keymer. He was then a 56 year old gardener from Bolney and she was 59
and from Slaugham. Also with them was 8 year old grandson and scholar,
In 1891 the couple were living in Ashenground, Keymer. He was a 66
year old domestic servant and gardener and she was 69. Also with them
was their daughter Julia.
By 1901, John was a 76 year old widower and living with his married daughter
Emma Knight and her husband at Wiggey Farm Cottage in
Reigate, Surrey. He was then a retired gardener from Bolney.
John Field and Matilda Ede had
9 known children:
John Field was baptised on 17 August 1845 in Bolney.
The baptism register noted his father was a labourer. He died aged
23 years and was buried on 15 June 1869 at St. Wilfred's, Haywards
Heath. The burial register noted he was from Ashenground, Keymer.
He was 5 years old in 1851.
Anne Field was baptised on 28 March 1847 in
Slaugham. She was 4 years old in 1851.
Mary Anne Field was baptised on 4 November 1849 in
Bolney. The baptism register noted her father was a labourer
from Slough Green in Cuckfield. At the time of the 1851 census she
was a year old. She was 11 years old in 1861 and the census noted
she was born in Bolney.
Emma Matilda Field was baptised on 28 September
1851 in Slaugham. She was 9 years old in 1861. In 1871
she was 19 years old.
Emma married Charles Knight.
When the 1901 census was recorded the couple were living in Wiggey Farm
Cottage, Reigate. Charles was a 49 year old gardener from
Wivelsfield, Sussex and Emma was 48 and gave her place of birth as
Warninglid, Sussex. Also with them was Emma's father.
Betsey Field was baptised on 26 February 1854 in
Slaugham. She was 7 years old in 1861.
Friend Field was baptised on 31 August 1856 in
Slaugham. He was 4 years old in 1861. The 1871 census
recorded his name as Frederick Field and he was then a
14 year old groom.
Rist on 9 September 1877 in Cuckfield.
Susan was born about 1857 in Hertfordshire.
At the time of the 1881 census the couple and 2 children (John and
Charles) were living in Pondfield Cottage in Ardingly. Friend was
a 24 year old groom and Susan was 23. Also with the family was
Friend's younger brother Charles and unmarried 20 year old lodger,
George W. Rogers who were both
In 1891 the couple and 5 children ( John T., Charles, Francis, Ruth M.
and Arthur B.) were living at 1 Laurel Cottage in Cuckfield.
Fran Field was then a 34 year old domestic servant and
coachman and Susan was 32. His place of birth was recorded as
Warninglid, Sussex and hers as Ware in Hertfordshire. Also with
the family were 3 unmarried lodgers, namely, 48 year old Joseph
Wood, 36 year old Ebenezer Vine and 20 year
old Frederick I. Smith.
By 1901 the couple and 3 children (John Thomas, Albert Francis and
Arthur Burnett) were living in Gower Road, Haywards Heath.
Fren Field was a 44 year old cab driver and groom and Susan was
42. He said he was born in Slaugham and she in Stanstead,
Friend and Susan had the following children:
John Thomas Field was born about 1880 in Stratford,
Essex. He was a year old when the 1881 census was recorded.
In 1891 he was an 11 year old paper boy. In 1901 he was a 21
year boot mender.
Charles Field was born in 1881 in Ardingly, Sussex.
At the time of the 1881 census he was a month old. He was a 10
year old scholar in 1891.
Albert Francis Field was born about 1885 in
Cuckfield. He was a 6 year old scholar in 1891. In 1901
he was a 16 year old plumber.
Ruth Matilda Field was born on 27 August 1886 and
baptised on 10 October 1886 at St. Wilfrid's in Haywards Heath.
The baptism register noted her father was a coachman. She was
a 4 year old scholar in 1891.
Arthur Burnet Field was born on 6 April 1887 (I
think this should be 1888) and baptised on 29 April 1888 at St.
Wilfrid's in Haywards Heath. The baptism register noted his
father was a coachman. At the time of the 1891 census he was 3
years old. In 1901 he was 12 years old.
William Lowe Field was baptised on 29 August 1858
in Slaugham and buried there on 20 January 1859.
Charles Field was baptised on 26 February 1860 in
Slaugham. Charles married
Louisa Dean in
1881. (They have their own page.)
Julia Field was baptised on 25 June 1865 in
Slaugham. She was 6 years old in 1871. In 1891 she was
an unmarried 25 years and living with her parents.
This page was updated on 24 November 2012