John Hughes Field

(3 January 1899 - 1980)
     John Hughes Field was commonly known as Jack. He was born on 3 January 1899 in Wellington, New Zealand. He was the son of William Hughes Field and Isabel Jane Hodgkins.
     John Hughes Field married Violet Maud Howes in 1926 in New Zealand.
     John died in 1980 in New Zealand.

Joseph Field

(circa 1720 - )
     Joseph Field was born circa 1720.
     Joseph Field married Elizabeth Rich, daughter of John Rich and Ann Ellison, on 1 October 1738 in Cawthorne, Yorkshire.

Children of Joseph Field and Elizabeth Rich

Joseph Field

(before 18 April 1743 - )
     Joseph Field was born before 18 April 1743 in Cawthorne, Yorkshire. He was the son of Joseph Field and Elizabeth Rich.

Lydia Helen Hughes Field

(1896 - 1971)
     Lydia Helen Hughes Field was commonly known as Baba. She was born in 1896 in Wellington, New Zealand. She was the daughter of William Hughes Field and Isabel Jane Hodgkins.
     Photograph with Frances Hodgkins 1899, also photograph with her husband & aunt in 1920.
     Lydia Helen Hughes Field married Major William Noel Pharazyn on 26 November 1919 in St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington, New Zealand. Noel Pharazyn married Lydia Helen Hughes Field, the daughter of W. H. Field, the Reform MP for Otaki, and his wife, Isabel Jane Hodgkins. There appear to have been no children of the marriage.
     Lydia died in 1971 in New Zealand.

Mary Field

(circa 1800 - )
     Mary Field was born circa 1800.
     Mary Field married William West on 28 November 1817 in Shillington/Shitlington, Bedfordshire, England.

Children of Mary Field and William West

Rachel Jean Field

(20 September 1918 - )
     Rachel Jean Field was born on 20 September 1918.
     Rachel was registered at Blands Rd, Alberton, on the 1982 electoral roll.

William Geoffrey Hughes Field

(3 January 1897 - 1974)
     William Geoffrey Hughes Field was commonly known as Geoffrey. He was born on 3 January 1897 in Wellington, New Zealand. He was the son of William Hughes Field and Isabel Jane Hodgkins.
     William died in 1974 in New Zealand.

William Hughes Field

(17 July 1861 - 13 December 1944)
     William Hughes Field was born on 17 July 1861 in Wanganui, New Zealand. He was the son of Margaret Symes Puslow and her husband Henry Claylands Field, a surveyor who later wrote a book on NZ ferns.
     Lawyer, politician, land owner and developer, conservationist. Field received his primary schooling at Aramoho School, Wanganui. In 1874 he was awarded a scholarship to Wellington College. He attended the college as a boarder and in 1879 won a New Zealand University Junior Scholarship.
     After serving his articles with C. H. Borlase, a solicitor in Wanganui, Field joined the Wellington firm of Buckley, Stafford and Fitzherbert in 1885. He was admitted a barrister of the Supreme Court of New Zealand in 1892 and a solicitor in 1893. In December 1895 he became a partner in the firm and in 1905 set up in practice with M. M. F. Luckie and George Toogood. He was to remain a partner in this firm until about 1933. Field spoke Maori and took a particular interest in laws relating to the Maori people.
     William Hughes Field married Isabel Jane Hodgkins, daughter of William Mathew Hodgkins and Rachel Owen Parker, on 26 April 1893 in St Paul's, Dunedin, New Zealand. They moved to Wellington after their marriage..
William Hughes Field was a Member of Parliament in New Zealand in 1900. He was a lawyer, politician, land owner and developer, conservationist. He was best known as the Reform MP for Otaki.
On 6 January 1900 Field was elected to the House of Representatives at a by-election in the Otaki electorate. The seat had become vacant when his brother Henry died in office at the end of 1899. Field's entry into politics was, he wrote, 'very much against my own inclinations, for I like a quiet life'. With one three-year break he was to hold the seat for 35 years and his life was anything but quiet.
Field had been elected as a Liberal but was, in fact, more concerned with constituency than with party issues. Willie Field, as he was usually known, was extremely energetic in pressing for public works in his electorate and in supporting sectional interests such as farming and flax- and sawmilling. He also wrote innumerable letters to cabinet ministers asking them to back applications from various constituents for positions in the civil service.
Although he lived in Wellington, Field frequently visited the Kapiti coast on electoral business or to supervise his two farms at Waikanae. He had the reputation for being a compulsive land-buyer whose practice was to buy land which he then mortgaged to buy more land. He lent money to Maori neighbours for tangihanga and other expenses, with land as security for the loan; if it was not repaid, the money owed was credited towards purchase of the land. However, he was continually short of cash and his son Peter later recalled that his mother would sometimes paint a picture 'to pay the grocer's bill'.
At the 1911 general election Field was opposed by a Socialist Party candidate, John Robertson, who had been nominated by the local flax-mill workers' union. Robertson won in the second ballot by 21 votes. In 1914 Field defeated Robertson, but not as a Liberal: he had been so upset by the waterfront strike of 1913 that he had joined the Reform Party.
Field lived in the heyday of railways and never ceased to work for a cheaper and better service on the coast; the popular 'Field's Express', which stopped at every station between Wellington and Palmerston North, was one result of his advocacy. However, when Field was promoting the service in the early 1920s he was probably also thinking of providing a convenient access to the township he was developing at Waikanae Beach. He quickly realised the importance of road transport too. From 1918 he pressed for a coastal highway to avoid the steep Paekakariki hill, but it was not until 1939 that a coastal road was constructed - four years after Field had retired from Parliament.
The Otaki electorate also benefited from Field's interest in botany. He imported marram grass from Australia to stabilise the sand-dunes along the coast, making beach housing possible. He always tried to save native bush, especially in Otaki Gorge and other places where the bush was on land that was unfit for farming. His concern over the needless destruction of native forests led him to support measures such as the Scenery Preservation Bill in 1903 and the Public Reserves, Domains and National Parks Bill in 1928.
Field was involved with various educational bodies: he was on the Wellington College board of governors for 41 years, on the Wellington Education Board for 20 years and on the Wellington Technical College board for several years. He was captain of the Star Boating Club for a long period and rowed in representative crews. Another lifelong interest was tramping. As a young man he had walked with his father from Wanganui to the Karioi plains over the route that came to be known as Field's Track. In later years he was a member of the Tongariro National Park Board. In the Tararua Range he pioneered the southern crossing from Otaki over Mt Hector to Greytown, and he was a founder and first president of the Tararua Tramping Club.
     William died on 13 December 1944 in Wellington, New Zealand, aged 83.

Children of William Hughes Field and Isabel Jane Hodgkins

Henry Fields

     Henry Fields married Jane Ashby, daughter of Robert Ashby and Susanna Sisnett, on 15 February 1782 in Christ Church, Barbados.

James Fields

     James Fields married Susanna Ashby, daughter of Edward Ashby and Susanna Cutting, on 25 September 1776 in St Phillip, Barbados.

Mary Jane Fields

(1 June 1863? - )
     Mary Jane Fields was christened on 1 June 1863? In St Thomas, Barbados, West Indies. She was possibly the daughter of Mary Linden Fields, christened on this date.
     Mary Jane Fields married Frederick Ashby, son of Frederick Ashby and Catherine Rogers, on 24 August 1878 in St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Frank Filmer

( - 8 February 1975)
     Frank Filmer married Mabel Eveline Bland, daughter of David Abraham Bland and Elsie May Roden, on 6 March 1971.
     Frank died on 8 February 1975.

Anne Finch

(circa 1574 - 14 November 1638)
     Anne Finch was born circa 1574. She was the daughter of Sir Moyle Finch (Bt) and Countess Elizabeth Heneage.
     Anne Finch married Sir William Twisden, son of Roger Twisden and Ann Wyatt.
     Anne died on 14 November 1638 in East Peckham, Kent. Her memorial states aged 64..

Child of Anne Finch and Sir William Twisden

Catherine Finch

     Catherine Finch was the daughter of Sir Moyle Finch (Bt) and Countess Elizabeth Heneage.
     Catherine Finch married Sir John Wentworth Baronet.

Francis Finch

     Francis Finch was the son of Sir Moyle Finch (Bt) and Countess Elizabeth Heneage.

Sir Heneage Finch

(1580 - 5 December 1631)
     Sir Heneage Finch was born in 1580. He was the fourth son. He was the son of Sir Moyle Finch (Bt) and Countess Elizabeth Heneage. Heneage was admitted at the Inner Temple in November 1597, in London. Heneage was admitted to the Bar from 1606.      
Sir Heneage Finch was was an M.P. and Speaker of the House of Commons.
     He married twice and had thirteen children. See the Account of the Worshipfu Company of Grocers, 1829 for a detailed account of his son Heneage.
     Heneage died on 5 December 1631. He was buried in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire. There is a 1632 monument to him held in the Victoria & Albert Museum, removed from the ruined church of St Mary, Eastwell, Kent. It was carved by Nicholas Stone (1586/7-1647). His parents are commemorated in a large table top tomb nearby.

Sir Henry Finch

(circa 1552 - )
     Sir Henry Finch was born circa 1552. He was the son of Sir Thomas Finch and Catherine Moyle.

Jane Finch (Wyatt)

(circa 1556 - )
     She married George Wyatt of Bexley, son of Sir Thomas Wyatt of Allington, Kent.. Jane Finch (Wyatt) was born circa 1556. She was the daughter of Sir Thomas Finch and Catherine Moyle.

John Andrew Finch

(1914 - 1981)
     John Andrew Finch was born in 1914 in Newport, Victoria.
     Florence Marie Ruby married secondly John Andrew Finch in 1937? In Victoria.
     John died in 1981 in Yarram, Victoria.

Sir Moyle Finch (Bt)

(1551 - 14 December 1614)
     Sir Moyle Finch (Bt) was born in 1551 in England. He was the son of Sir Thomas Finch and Catherine Moyle.
     He was admitted to Gray's Inn in 1568. He was knighted at Greenwich 7 May 1584. He succeeded his mother in the Eastwell Eastate 9 Feb 1586/7 being then aged 35. He was sheriff of Kent 1596 to 97 and 1606-007. Created a Baronet on 29 June 1611.
He obtained a licence to enclose 1000 acres of land at Eastwell and to embattle his house 18 January 1589..
     Sir Moyle Finch (Bt) married Countess Elizabeth Heneage, daughter of Sir Thomas Heneage and Anne Poyntz, on 14 November 1572.      
Sir Moyle Finch (Bt) was Member of Parliament from 1575-1583 for Weymouth, Dorset.
     Sir Moyle Fynch, Kt, in lands was listed in the London Subsidy Roll, c. 1589 in Aldgate Ward.      
Sir Moyle Finch (Bt) was Member of Parliament in 1593 for Kent.      
Sir Moyle Finch (Bt) was Member of Parliament in 1601 for Winchelsea, Sussex.
     Moyle died on 14 December 1614 in Eastwell, Kent. He was buried on 18 December 1614 in Eastwell. There is a large marble and alabaster monument to Sir Moyle Finch and his his wife Elizabeth held in the Victoria & Albert Museum, removed from the ruined church of St Mary, Eastwell, Kent. It was carved by Nicholas Stone (1586/7-1647). It was erected after his death but during the lifetime of Lady Finch, who became Viscountess Maidstone in 1523 and then Countess of Winchilsea in 1628. The names of their twelve children are inscribed around the base.
     His will was proved on 4 January 1614/15.

Children of Sir Moyle Finch (Bt) and Countess Elizabeth Heneage

Sir Theophilus Finch (Bt)

(circa 1573 - circa 1619)
     Sir Theophilus Finch (Bt) was born circa 1573. He was the son of Sir Moyle Finch (Bt) and Countess Elizabeth Heneage.
     Theophilus died circa 1619. He was buried in St Paul's Cathedral, London.

Thomas Finch

(circa 1554 - 1589)
     Thomas Finch was born circa 1554. He was the son of Sir Thomas Finch and Catherine Moyle.
     Thomas died in the expedition to Portugal in 1589.

Sir Thomas Finch

( - 1563)
     Sir Thomas Finch was born in England. He was the son of Sir William Finch and Elizabeth Cromer (Lovelace).
     Sir Thomas Finch married Catherine Moyle, daughter of Sir Thomas Moyle. Sir Thomas Finch was widowed in 1563 on the death of his wife Sir Thomas Finch. He was buried in Eastwell, Kent, England.

Children of Sir Thomas Finch and Catherine Moyle

Thomas Finch Earl of Winchelsea

(1578 - 1639)
     Thomas Finch Earl of Winchelsea was born in 1578. He was the son of Sir Moyle Finch (Bt) and Countess Elizabeth Heneage.
     Thomas died in 1639.

Sir William Finch

     He was knighted for his services at the siege of Terouenne in 1513 and attended Henry VIII with a great retinue in 1520..
     Sir William Finch married Elizabeth Cromer (Lovelace), daughter of Sir James Cromer. She was the widow of Sir Richard Lovelace..

Child of Sir William Finch and Elizabeth Cromer (Lovelace)

Archibald Findlay

(28 December 1847 - )
     Archibald Findlay married Mary Hooper, daughter of Henry Hooper and Susannah Sanderson. Archibald Findlay was of Arbroath, Bera, Durban. Their children were Archie, Alec, Ellie, Francis & Winifred who married her second cousin, Henry Eastcourt Bayldon (known as Jack). Archibald Findlay was born on 28 December 1847 in Durban, Natal, South Africa.

Child of Archibald Findlay and Mary Hooper

Archibald Findlay

(23 February 1880 - 26 June 1968)
     Archibald Findlay was born on 23 February 1880 in Natal, South Africa. He was the son of Archibald Findlay and Mary Hooper.
     Archibald Findlay married Jessie Marguerite Gray, daughter of Henry Gray and Katherine Hooper, on 12 March 1902 in New Zealand.
     Archibald died on 26 June 1968 in Natal, aged 88.

Children of Archibald Findlay and Jessie Marguerite Gray

Archibald Findlay

(24 April 1912 - 18 October 1978)
     Archibald Findlay was born on 24 April 1912. He was the son of Archibald Findlay and Jessie Marguerite Gray. Archibald Findlay was an executor of Katherine Hooper's estate on 4 May 1935 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
     Archibald Findlay married Stella Constance Law.
     Archibald died on 18 October 1978 aged 66.

Nora Findlay

     Nora Findlay was born in Durban, Natal, South Africa. She was the daughter of Archibald Findlay and Jessie Marguerite Gray.

Edward Fink

(1906? - 1981?)
     Edward Fink was born in 1906?.
     Edward Fink married Gwendoline Claridge Coulthard, daughter of John William Coulthard and Edith Cocksedge, in 1926 in Victoria.
     Edward died in 1981? In Foster, Victoria.