Thomas Field

about 1720–15 July 1790
Chichester, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

Thomas Field was born about 1720, in Chichester, Sussex, England, United Kingdom as the son of John Field and Elizabeth Burnett. He married Jane Prescott on 18 May 1746. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He was buried in Chichester, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Field
1720–1790
Jane Prescott
1727–1788
Marriage: 18 May 1746
Jane Field
1749–1749
Thomas Field
1750–
Edward Field
1753–
George Field
1756–1822
Joseph Field
1760–1808
Jane Field
1762–
Jenny Field
1777–

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Children

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(15)

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World Events (6)

1720 · South Sea Bubble
Age 0
The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
Age 32
Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War
Age 34
The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, as opposed on the one hand to æcer ‘cultivated soil’, ‘enclosed land’ ( see Acker ) and on the other to weald ‘wooded land’, ‘forest’ ( see Wald ).2 Possibly also Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McField ( see Mcphail ).3 Jewish (American): Americanized and shortened form of any of the many Jewish surnames containing Feld.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Greenfield
Fielden
Mansfield
Acker
Fieldhouse
Merrifield
Wald
Feild
Glanville
Highfield
Mcphail

Sources (28)

  • Thomas Field in entry for Jenny Field, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Field in entry for William Field, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Thomas Field in entry for Jane Field, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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