Who was Nellie Payne?

Dower chest for Betty Field. Date carved unknown.

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Betty McKenzie (née Mitchell) married Thomas Field (1897-1990) who was Nellie’s nephew.
For both of them this was their second marriages.  Thomas was previously married to Jean Ritchie and they had a daughter, Patricia Field.
Thomas and Betty lived at “Westfield” and had  two sons, Thomas (Tom) and Richard (Tony) Field, so these are two of the Fields who still  keep the Field name alive.

At the time of the exhibition in 2015 no more information was available. If you have any information to add about Betty Field’s dower chest please get in touch with The Westbury and Districts Historical Society through the contact page.