Fonds BR 88 - Records of John Field, farmer, Bintry, Norfolk

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BR 88

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Records of John Field, farmer, Bintry, Norfolk

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  • 1908-1959 (Creation)

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21 pieces

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(1885-fl 1908)

Biographical history

John Field was born in Rochdale (Lancashire) in 1885, son of John Field leather merchant (1846-1914) and Sarah (née Sutcliffe). In 1908 he married Annie Wroe of Baston (Lincolnshire); by this date he was a farmer, having acquired an estate at Bintree (Norfolk) where he became involved in parochial affairs.
Field was Councillor for Twyford c 1944-1945 and the Chairman of the Finance Committee; he also served on the Mid-Norfolk Area Assessment Committee, the Salvage Committee and Evacuation Committee. He was on the board of managers for Bintree Church of England school probably c 1913-1947. He was treasurer for at least some of this time (possibly c 1916-1930).

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 1 April 1980 (MS 21680).

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Including valuation of stock and accounts.

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