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Name: Sarah Field

Burial Number: 0887

Gender: Female

Occupation: Bookshop Assistant; Ladies Maid;

Distinction: Worked for aristocracy

Born: 00/10/1830

Died: 25/12/1917

Buried: 28/12/1917


Sarah Jane Austin was baptised on 24th October 1830 at St. James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex. Her father was George Austin, 30yrs, an Oil & Coalman, her mother, Mary Austin, 30yrs. She had at least 5 siblings.

In 1851, Sarah was employed as an assistant in a bookshop in Islington and lived with the bookseller’s family. In 1861, aged 30yrs, Sarah was employed as a Ladies Maid, although to which family, it is unclear, as there were several aristocratic families visiting Jane, Countess of Egremont, at Orchard Wyndham, Somerset, the seat of the Earls of Egremont, at the time of the census.

Sarah married Samuel Field on 16th July 1864 at St. John, Hackney, Samuel was a stockbroker’s clerk.  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, with 3 of their unmarried daughters. Samuel and Sarah lived in Winchester Road, in a house they named, ‘Walthamstow’.

Sarah was widowed in 1903 when Samuel died, aged 76yrs. At some point she left Worthing and in 1911, aged 80yrs, she was living in Croydon with daughter, Jessie. Sarah died on 25th December 1917, while living in Beckenham, Kent. Probate was granted to her daughters, Emily Sarah Field and Jessie Kate Field, spinsters. Effects £678 17s 7d. Value 2021 – £48K.

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: Sarah Jane Field

Gender: Female

Born: 00/10/1830

Town: Clerkenwell

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Austin

Marriage Date: 16/7/1864

Spouse First Name: Samuel

Spouse Last Name: Field

Town of Marriage: Hackney

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/12/1917

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 51

Address line 3: Crystal Palace Park Road

Town: Beckenham

County: Kent

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £678 17 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £48000

Census Information


Living at Islington East. George Austin, 40yrs, Oil Man, wife, Mary, 40yrs, 6 children, William 14, William 12, Sarah 10, Edward 8, Emma 4, James 1.


Living at 18, Hedge Row, Islington. Charles Elt, 45yrs, Bookseller, Sarah Let, 40yrs, Charles, 8yrs, Elizabeth, 6yrs, Edward, 4yrs, Sarah Jane Austin,20yrs, Assistant in Book Shop, plus 1 domestic servant.


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. Sarah Jane Field, 50yrs, 3 children, Arthur, 12yrs, Florence, 11yrs, Jessie, 7yrs, 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.


Living at 16, Havelock Road, Croydon, Surrey. Sarah Jane Field, widow, 80yrs, Private Means, daughter, Jessie Kate, 37yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.

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