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Name: Samuel Field

Burial Number: 0414

Gender: Male

Occupation: Stockbroker;

Distinction: Son of Cordwainer

Born: 00/00/1827

Died: 27/05/1903

Buried: 30/05/1903


Samuel Field was born in 1827, in Hackney, Middlesex, to William Field, 47yrs, Cordwainer, and Mary, 40yrs, nee Prater, a non-conformist family.  William was the youngest child with at least 5 older siblings; his father died in 1841 when he was 14yrs.

Samuel was a stockbroker’s clerk at 24yrs and became a stockbroker in his late thirties. He married Sarah Jane Austin, 33yrs, on 16th July 1864 at St. John, Hackney, they had 5 children, Emily 1866, Edward 1867, Arthur 1869, Florence 1870, and Jessie 1874. They moved from Hackney to Loughton, Essex, and then to Walthamstow, Essex, where they remained until after 1891 when they moved to Worthing, Sussex. Samuel and Sarah lived in Winchester Road, in a house they named, ‘Walthamstow’.

Samuel died on 27th May 1903, aged 76yrs. Probate was granted to Henry Glanville, Stockbroker, the Reverend Edward Samuel Field, Clerk, and Arthur Josiah Field, Engineer. Effects £13000 17s 4d. Value 2021 – £1.6m.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 5 Plot: 8

Exact Location (what3words): looks.gain.good

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Samuel Field died 27th May 1903 aged 76 and of Sarah Jane his wife died 25th Dec. 1917 aged 87 "With Christ"

Further Information


Name: Samuel Field

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1827

Town: Hackney

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 16/7/1864

Spouse First Name: Srah

Spouse Second Name: Jane

Spouse Last Name: Austin

Town of Marriage: Hackney

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/05/1903

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Walthamstowe

Address line 3: Winchester Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £13000 17 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £1600000

Census Information


Living at 5, Burfords Lane, Hackney, Middlesex. Mary Field, widow, 64yrs, Laundress, Mary Ann, 41yrs, Laundress, Catherine, 29yrs, Laundress, Josiah, 27yrs, Clerk to Wool Dealers, Samuel, 24yrs, Clerk to Stockbroker, grandson, Joseph Dabbs, 6yrs., plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Lime Grove, Hackney, Middlesex. Mary Field, widow, 74yrs, Laundress, Mary Ann, 51yrs, Laundress, Catherine, 40yrs, Laundress, Josiah, 37yrs, Clerk to Wool Dealers, Samuel, 34yrs, Clerk to Stockbroker, William Dabbs, 17yrs, Shipping Agent, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 5, Park Villas, High Road, Loughton, Essex. Samuel Field, 44yrs, Stockbroker, wife, Sarah Jane, 40yrs, 4 children, Emily 5, Edward 4, Arthur 2, Florence 1, mother-in-law, Mary Austin, 70yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 25, Prospect Hill, Walthamstowe, Essex. Samuel Field, 64yrs, Stockbroker, Sarah Jane, 60yrs, Emily, 25yrs, Arthur, 22yrs, Mechanical Engineer, Florence, 21yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Walthamstowe, Winchester Road, Worthing, Sussex. Samuel Field, 74yrs, Retired Stockbroker, Sarah Jane, 70yrs, Emily, 35yrs, Florence, 31yrs, Jessie, 25yrs, sister, Catherine, 79yrs, Living on own means, plus 1 domestic servant.

Miscellaneous Information

British tradition distinguishes the terms cordwainer and cobbler, restricting cobblers to repairing shoes.[1] In this usage, a cordwainer is someone who makes new shoes using new leather, whereas a cobbler is someone who repairs shoes.

In the historic London guild system, the cobblers and cordwainers formed separate guilds,[9] and the cobblers were forbidden by the Mayor of London in 1395 from working in new leather, and cordwainers similarly forbidden to meddle with old shoes. Historically, cobblers also made shoes, but only using old leather recovered from discarded or repaired shoes