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Finding Nine Fields

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AndyTG Report 6 Feb 2014 13:00

My wife's great grandmother Harriet (Love) Field (b 1863 (corrected) m 1883) had 16 children stated in the 1911 census, with 9 children who had died.

All her living children were born and registered in West Bromwich. There is no record in 1891 or 1901 census of the missing nine. between 1883 and 1911. I have searched and filtered it down to 53 young Field chidren who were registered died in the area with surname Field. I think this is where I stop? Any ideas how to find mothers registered as Love for the 53 without costing me £500? The Sandwell Archieve may help? but anyone have any other tips

She deserved a medal..


Potty Report 6 Feb 2014 13:11

Did the family live in the same area from 1883 to 1911? West Midlands BMD site shows the sub district for births - if you have a birth cert for one of the children you could check births registered in the sub-district but the only way to prove they are the right births would be to buy the certs.


GlitterBaby Report 6 Feb 2014 13:21

Did she really marry at age 46 and then have 16 children ?


Margee Report 6 Feb 2014 13:40

According to that 1911 census she was born 1863.


Thelma Report 6 Feb 2014 14:10

Your d o b is suspect.

1911 England Census about Harriett Field
Name: Harriett Field
Age in 1911: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863
Relation to Head: Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Oldbury, Worcestershire
Civil Parish: Oldbury
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England
Street Address: 15 Wesley Street, Oldbury
Marital status: Married
Years Married: 28
Estimated Marriage Year: 1883
Registration District: West Bromwich
Registration District Number: 371
Sub-registration District: Oldbury
ED, institution, or vessel: 13
Household Schedule Number: 158
Piece: 17268
Household Members:
Name Age
William Field 49
Harriett Field 48
Enoch Field 24
Frederick Field 19
Frank Field 17
Elsie Field 13
Evelyn Field 11
Harry Field 8


Sylvia Report 6 Feb 2014 14:11

This is the family in 1901
In oldbury Worcestershire



William Feild 39
Harriet Feild 37
Enoch Feild 14
William Feild 10
Frederick Feild 9
Frank Feild 7
Elsie Feild 3
Evelyn Feild


Sylvia Report 6 Feb 2014 14:14

And in 1891 census still living in Oldbury



William Field 29
Harriet Field 27
Enoch Field 4
William Field 9/12


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Margee Report 6 Feb 2014 14:36

I think your best bet would be to look at the original parish records. Are you able to order the microfilm through your local LDS Family History Centre?


Thelma Report 6 Feb 2014 14:58

Walter Field
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

christening: 19 September 1904 Oldbury,Worcester, England
residence: Oldbury, Worcester, England

father: William Field
mother: Harriet Field

Clara Elizabeth Field
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

christening: 25 November 1884 Oldbury, Worcester, England

father: William Field
mother: Harriet

Frederick John Field
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

christening: 17 March 1907 Oldbury,Worcester, England
residence: Oldbury, Worcester, England

father: William Field
mother: Harriet Field

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 about Harriet Love
Name: Harriet Love
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1862
Registration District: Wolverhampton
Inferred County: Staffordshire
Volume: 6b
Page: 422


Stuart Report 6 Feb 2014 15:15

father: William Field
mother: Harriet Field
Name Frederick John Field
Gender Male
Christening Date 17 Mar 1907
Christening Place Oldbury,Worcester, England
Birth Date
Death Date
Name Note
Father's Name William Field
Father's Birthplace
Father's Age
Mother's Name Harriet Field
Mother's Birthplace
Mother's Age
Indexing Project (Batch) Number I06724-2
System Origin England-EASy
GS Film number 6085650
Reference ID P425


AndyTG Report 6 Feb 2014 23:39

Sorry for the error at the start of my post Harriet was born 1863 passed away 9/9/1934.

Brilliant work from Thelma thank you very much, I am very impressed. Initial thoughts 2 out of 9 found.

Walter b 1904 d 1904
Clara Elizabeth b 1884 d 1889 aged 4.

Frederick John is the interesting christening. He is my wife's grandfather, I have a 1905 copy of his 1891 birth certificate. He became a lay preacher, and this suggests he may have been christened at 16? Also no record of death before 1911 census to back up my theory as he died 1950.

I'll try looking at the 51 remaining with the England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 which seems to be how the above were found. If anyone finds any more please add to thread. :-)


Thelma Report 7 Feb 2014 13:17

Recently on Lostcousins there were step by step instructions on how to whittle down the possibilities.
It may be worth you having a look.

The Lost Boys: tracking down sons (& daughters) who died as infants 23/1/2014
Missing infants: follow-up 4/02/2014


Thelma Report 7 Feb 2014 20:19

There is another way of ordering certs. from the GRO.
Do not tick references known.Proceed to next page/s and you can order those with parents William and Harriet. Might have to do it one at a time but you will get a refund if wrong.


AndyTG Report 7 Feb 2014 23:16

Thank you Thelma for the advice, I have found 2 out of 3 missing Boulton children on my wife's parental 1911 census but no more Fields on her maternal line. Its a result, as this post has helped me find 4 family who had been forgotten.