FIELD Arthur Henry

Name Arthur Henry FIELD
Country Of Origin England
Born 1864
Died 1951
Birth/ Baptism Born 7 June 1864, Kent, England
Parents Samuel and Jane Field
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Optician
Work Locations Scottsdale, Launceston
Street Address
Marriage/Spouse 29 March 1888, Christ Church, Princes Square, Launceston, to Ruth Frances Birchall, daughter of Harriet and Andrew William Birchall, bookseller and stationer, Launceston.
Arrival 11 August 1878, Melbourne, Victoria
Other Late 1880s: Watchmaker and jeweller, Scottsdale.
June 1888: In anticipation of the introduction of the railway to the town, Arthur expanded his business premises.

November 1889: Mr J Sharp purchased the Scottsdale business.
Arthur and Ruth moved to Launceston, where Arthur’s cousin, Percy John Field, worked as a watchmaker.

1890: Declaration of bankruptcy resulted in a debtors’ discharge granted following a meeting of the creditors held at the office of solicitor, Mr W A B Birchall, and chaired by Mr A W Birchall.

1905: Moved to Devonport, employed by David Hope, bookseller and stationer.
1908: Partnership, Hope and Field, Stationers and Booksellers.
October 1909: Partnership dissolved.

1910: Relocated to Queensland, worked as an optometrist.

1938: Arthur and Ruth celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Queensland.

Death 7 September 1951, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
TAHO: RGD37/1/47 no509 Marriage 1888.
Web: Ancestry: 1851 England Census; England & Wales, Birth, Kent 1864; Victoria Passenger Lists 1878.
Australasian 14 April 1888; Colonist 9 June 1888, 13 September 1890; Daily Telegraph 18 January 1887; North West Advocate & Emu Bay Times 29 February 1908; The Tasmanian 30 November 1889; North West Post 20 October 1909; Advocate 13 October 1921; The Examiner (Launceston) 6 April 1938, 8 May 1944; Courier-Mail 8 September 1951; Nambour Chronicle & North Coast Advertiser 21 September 1951.