Sarah Field

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 21/06/2021

Sarah Field



Sarah was born on the 28th August 1802 she was baptised on the 26th September the daughter of John and Sarah Wright (nee Brunsdon) who were married on the 13th November 1780 at St Nicolas Church Newbury.

John and Sarah had also had the following 14 children:

John born c1782 (buried 9th October 1815 at St Nicolas)

William baptised 2nd March 1783 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (buried 1st March 1788 at St Nicolas)

James born c1784

Richard baptised 25th February 1787 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (buried 2nd August 1850 in the NRC)

William and Sarah both baptised 22nd June 1788 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (Sarah buried 11/8/1788, William buried 31/8/1789 at St Nicolas)

Charles baptised 1st November 1789 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (buried 15th May 1832 at St Nicolas)

Hannah baptised 21st August 1791 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (married Sidney Cumner in 1814, buried 12th September 1836 at St Nicolas)

Thomas baptised 14th July 1793 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (buried 16th March 1829 at St Nicolas)

Betsy baptised 20th September 1795 at St Nicolas Church Newbury

Joseph born 6th March 1797 baptised 2nd April 1797 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (married Maria Walker in 1829, buried 30th December 1857 in the NRC)

Elizabeth born 28th July1798 baptised 15th August 1798 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (married James Hatt in 1833, buried 3rd December 1879 in the NRC)

Samuel baptised 5th January 1800 (buried 23rd September 1807 at St Nicolas)

Mary born c1805 baptised 23rd August 1805 (buried 10th March 1806 at St Nicolas Church Newbury)


In the 1815 census of Newbury Sarah (13) was living in Northcroft Lane (west side of Northbrook Street) Newbury with her parents John (60), a Malter and Sarah (54) and her brothers, John (33), James (31) and Richard (27).

Sarah’s father died aged 71 in 1825 he was buried 7th September at St Nicolas Newbury.

The1841 census records Sarah (35) as a Female Servant living in Speen. Also recorded on the same page were George Field, his wife Hannah and their children. Hannah Field died in 1849 and Sarah married George in 1850.

Marriage details:

Place: St Mary Speen Berkshire

Date: 31st May 1850

Groom: George Field, full age, widower, occupation: Gardener abode: Speen

Bride: Sarah Wright, full age, spinster, occupation: Servant abode: Speen

Fathers: John Wright, occupation: Maltster and Joseph Matthews, occupation: Farmer

Witnesses: George Low and Anne Wright


The1851 census records Sarah as a widow, formerly a servant, visiting her married sister Elizabeth Hatt and her family at 22 Jack of Newbury Street Newbury. (George Field (59) is recorded in this census as married, living with his children, Thomas (17), Henry (16), Joseph (9) and Harriet (7), in Church Speen, Speen Village Berkshire.)

Sarah died aged 48 in 1851 she was buried in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 27th June.

Sarah’s mother died aged 100 the following year she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 2nd April 1852





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