Nicholas Feild, apothecary, and Mary his wife
Our item ‘From the Archives’ this month is a document dated 1765. It has been in the Archives for many years and seemed like a ‘stray’, with no story attached. But the spelling of the surname was unusual and when we were in Gloucestershire Archives looking at some lawyers’ papers we came across the same name – a story to unravel!
The document is quite difficult to photograph and read but it is clearly an invoice from Nicholas Feild, an apothecary in Campden, to Nathan Izod. So the first task will be to transcribe it, as well as the legal papers, which are quite a few pages of an Agreement between Mary and her daughters, Caroline Roberts and Harriet Feild, after her husband’s death. We have photographed them from Gloucestershire Archives.
We have already transcribed the wills of Mary Feild and Caroline Roberts — so it becomes a family story to investigate – anyone interested?