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Field, Mary Ann (1837–1878)

We regret to have to record the death of Mrs. Field, wife of Corporal John Field, of Mount Gambier, which occurred on Saturday afternoon. She had been ill about nine days, and the cause of her death was puerperal fever. She leaves a young family of nine to mourn their loss. The deceased lady was sister of Sergeant Besley, of Narracoorte, and Mr. John Besley, of this town. Her remains were interred on Monday afternoon, the Rev. Dean Murphy officiating at the grave.

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'Field, Mary Ann (1837–1878)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/field-mary-ann-18298/text29908, accessed 15 December 2019.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Besley, Mary Ann
Birth

1837
Thame, Oxfordshire, England

Death

25 May 1878
Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

childbirth complications

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