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Hon. John Field

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Thurnscoe, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
Death: March 1685 (69)
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of William Field; William Field; Jane Burdett Field and Jane Sotwell
Husband of Ruth Fairbank and Ruth Field
Father of Hannah Field; Hannah Mathewson; John Field, Jr; Daniel Field; Ruth Angell (Field) and 2 others
Brother of Thomas Field; James Feild and William Field

Occupation: Judge
Managed by: Kjell-Ottar Olsen
Last Updated:

About Hon. John Field

  • Field genealogy (Volume v.1) - Pierce, Frederick Clifton, 1855-1904
  • "Being the record of the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in the country prior to 1700. Emigrant ancestors located in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Virginia. All descendants of the Fields of England, whose ancestor, Hurbutus De la Field, was from Alsace-Lorraine."
  • http://www.archive.org/details/fieldgenealogy01pier
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/fieldgenealogy01pier#page/73/mode/1up
  • 42. JOHN FIELD .....
    • 67. vi. WILLIAM, b. 1570; m. Mrs Jane (Sotwell) Burdette.
    • http://www.archive.org/stream/fieldgenealogy01pier#page/83/mode/1up
    • 67. WILLIAM FEILD (John, Richard, William, William, Thomas, Thomas, John, Thomas, Roger), b. probably in Ardsley, England; m. Mrs. Jane (Sotwell) Burdett. William Feild, executor of his mother's will. He married Jane, dau. of Rev. John Sotwell, and widow of George Burdett, of Carhead, then described of Thurnscoe. Rev. John was vicar of Peniston. Mrs. Jane Feild was buried Oct. 21, 1623, in the parish of Silkstone. He d. in 1623. Res. Thurnscoe, England.
      • '121. i. JOHN, b. __; m. __ __.
      • 122. ii. WILLIAM, b. __; m. Deborah __.
      • 123. iii. THOMAS, b. __; m. __ __.
      • 124. iv. JAMES, b. __; m.; res. St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
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John Field was probably born at Thurnscoe England. He appears in Providence RI as early as 1637. He was one of the 13 to sign an agreement in arranging for a settlement in RI. He subsequently signed the agreement for a form of government for the colony. In 1645 he purchased 25 acres and a share in meadows. He was a Freeman in 1665, and drew lot #5 in the division of lands in 1665. He was deputy to the General Court in 1676. His inventory was 34 Pounds, 19 Shillings, 6 Pence. His wife's' name is unknown, but she died after 1686.

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Hon. John Field's Timeline

West Riding, Yorkshire, England
Age 23
Signed the Civil Compact
July 27, 1640
Age 24
signed the agreement to from a government with 38 others
Age 26
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, Colonial America
May 22, 1644
Age 28
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
January 7, 1646
Age 30
Fields Point, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Age 30
Age 34
Providence, Providence, RI, United States
Age 59