Elizabeth Mitchell1

F, #985, b. 20 March 1769, d. 24 June 1837
FatherCharles Mitchell2
MotherElizabeth Greenhill3
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Keith Graham Bassett
ChartsAncestors of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited7 Aug 2017
Name Variation Betty Mitchell4 
Baptism*20 March 1769 North Bradley, Wiltshire;
Betty Daughr. of Chas. Mitchell - Ashton2 
Note*6 January 1790 Wiltshire;
The Salisbury and Wiltshire Journal tells us on the 6th Jan, & 8th March 1790 that Betty Mitchell was arrested on the 1st January, 1790 and charged with:-
burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of John Helps in the parish of Trowbridge about one in the morning of 30th Dec. last and stealing thereout five cheeses and other goods val. 30 shillings & 6d.

She was then taken to Fisherton Anger Goal outside New Sarum (Salisbury) the then country seat of Wiltshire.

At the same time Sarah Mitchell was arrested and charged with:-
Feloniously receiving five cheeses and one pair of cotton gloves parcel and p. Knowing the same to be stolen.

Sarah was taken to the Bridewell at Devises.

Mary Mitchell with:- house breaking. There is no evidence that Mary was imprisoned.5 
Note15 March 1790 Wiltshire;
‘Report of The Lent Assizes’ tell us:- “Betty Mitchell for assisting in breaking open the dwelling house of John Helps of Studley and stealing five cheeses and other articles . . . guilty
Sentenced: to be transported for seven years”. Note the word assisting.
Sarah and Mary Mitchell acquitted. Discharged.5 
Transported*9 July 1791 "Mary Ann", Port Jackson, NSW, Australia;
Convict Name: Betty Mitchell
Where sentenced: Assizes for County at New Sarum Witshire
When sentenced: 6 March 1790
Term they were Sentenced to be Transported for: Seven years6 
Birth of Daughter19 May 1792 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;Principal=Sarah Mitchell7 
Birth of Daughter14 March 1795 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;Principal=Mary Ann Field7 
Birth of Son16 September 1797 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;Principal=Edward Field7 
Birth of Daughter1 September 1801 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;Principal=Maria Field7 
Birth of Soncirca 1803 Principal=George Field8 
Marriage*20 February 1805 St John's, Parramatta, NSW, Australia;
Edward Field of the Parish of Hawkesbury
& Elizabeth Mitchell of the Parish of Hawkesbury were
Married in this Church by Banns
this twentieth Day of February in the Year One Thousand eight Hundred and five
By me Samuel Marsden
This Marriage was solemnized between us
Edward Field his mark
Elizabeth Mitchell her mark
In the Presence of
Wm Morris
Elizabeth R***in her mark;Groom=Edward Field7 
Married Name20 February 1805 Field7 
Birth of Son15 April 1806 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;Principal=William Field7 
Muster 1806*20 August 1806 Nepean, NSW, Australia;
Elizabeth Field, "Mary Ann", Free by Servitude, Wife, Edward Field9 
Muster 180620 August 1806 Nepean, NSW, Australia;Elizabeth Field, "Mary Ann", Married NSW, 3 male, 3 female legitimate children10 
Birth of Daughter21 June 1807 Evan, NSW, Australia;Principal=Sophia Field11 
Birth of Son23 February 1811 Windsor, NSW, Australia;Principal=Thomas Field12 
Birth of Son24 August 1815 Castlereagh, NSW, Australia;Principal=John Field11 
Death of Son25 August 1815 Castlereagh, NSW, Australia;age 1 day;Principal=John Field13 
Death of Spouse21 January 1826 Castlereagh, NSW, Australia;Principal=Edward Field8 
Census 1828*1828 Evan, NSW, Australia;
Elizabeth Field, 57, Free by servitude, Protestant, "Mary Ann", 1791,, Landholder
William Field, 22, Born colony, Protestant
Samuel Calway, 27, Free by servitude, Protestant, "Hindostan", 1821,, Clerk
Abraham Levy, 35, Government servant, Hebrew, "Lord Wellington", 1815,, Labourer
Thomas Roe, 11, Born colony, Catholic
Mary Smyth, 67, Free by servitude, Catholic, "Lady Juliana", 1790

32 acres, 20 cultivated, 20 cleared
9 cattle and 3 horses;Son=William Field14 
Death*24 June 1837 Castlereagh, NSW, Australia;age 6715 
Burial*June 1837 Castlereagh Anglican Cemetery, Castlereagh, NSW, Australia;
Elizabeth Field headstone

Family 1

James Wilson

Family 2

Edward Field b. c 1769, d. 21 Jan 1826


  1. [S114] NSW Birth V1797663 1A/1797 - Edward Field.
  2. [S1535] IGI batch C014237 - North Bradley, Wiltshire.
  3. [S1537] IGI batch C153471 - Steeple-Ashton, Wiltshire.
  4. [S1220] NSW Baptisms 1788-1855.
  5. [S1538] Field Family Newsletter.
  6. [S1316] Convict Idents.
  7. [S1579] St Johns Parramatta Parish Registers.
  8. [S48] Lees Family Reunion.
  9. [S1323] General Muster of NSW 1806 for Sydney, Australia.
  10. [S1322] Marsden's Female Muster 1806 for Sydney, Australia.
  11. [S1225] The "Distant Fields" - the roots of our tree.
  12. [S1312] St Matthews Windsor Parish Registers 1810-1856.
  13. [S1223] NSW Deaths 1788-1975.
  14. [S1235] 1828 Census for NSW Australia.
  15. [S1313] From A Distant Field.
  16. [S1603] Keith Bassett photos.