CFHS code : PL187

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EBENEZER FIELD d Dec 8th 1917 aged 83 In Loving Memory of ELIZABETH FIELD wife of EBENEZER FIELD d Jan 22 1920 aged 80

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Ebenezer Field (1837 – 8 December 1917)

Ebenezer grew up at 14 Eden Walk and was the son of George and Anna Field. George Field was a tailor and Ebenezer worked as a chemist/druggist. He marreid Betsy Collen and they had ten children: Harriet (1860-), Clara (1862-1944), Alice (1864-1949), Ebenezer (1866-1927), Lomas (1868-), Arthur (1870-), George (1872-), William Joy (1874-1939), Edith Anna (1877-) and Ernest Harry (1879-1963).  They lived at 37 Regent Street (1861/1871), 16 Hills Road (1881) and 30 Hills Road (1891 onwards).

Advert from October 1901

In October 1901 Ebenezer stood as a councillor for New Town Ward. He won the seat by 23 votes (322 votes to 299 votes) and represented the Liberal party.  He held the seat until at least 1916. Ebenezer died at Hills Road aged 80 years old. The business was taken over by  his son Ernest Harry Field, and at least four of Ebenezer’s sons worked as chemists/pharmacists.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Field (née Collen) (1839 – 22 January 1920)

Betsy grew up at the Spade and Bucket, Thompsons Lane and was the daughter of James and Sarah (née Reeves).  Her father was a publican and milkman and she married aged 20 years. Betsy died at Hills Road and her funeral took place at St. Paul’s Church on 26 January.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Ebenezer Field; Elizabeth Field