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Canon Thomas Field



Thomas Field, D.D.  (b. 9 Nov 1855 - d. 20 May 1936)

Ordained 1880 Vicar of St. Mary's Church, Nottingham 28 July 1913 - 1926 Canon of Southwell Minster 1913 - 1936
Thomas Field was the son of Thomas Field of Folkestone, draper. Canon Thomas Field was a distinguished Oxford 'classic', he taught at Repton and Harrow (1878 - 1886), and had been Headmaster of King's School at Canterbury (1886 - 1897) before becoming warden of Radley College (1897 - 1913). He was described in those days as being tall, ponderous and swarthy, with a mighty chest and close cut black beard, a man of invincible energy. He was truly the picture of the Victorian Headmaster. People recall a man of elephantine memory, whose singing was an unmelodious roar. A delightful but apocryphal tale is told of Field's days at Radley - that he was left, owing to a sudden conspiratorial silence, to blare forth alone - 'I am a worm and no man'. The congregation of St. Mary's found him to be a kind a gentle vicar.

Family connection
Double related, twice a second cousin three times removed on the Paternal side of the family. Field and Bryant Families.

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