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Query by JessieFieldBaker

Looking for burial site of one Jessie Field (Baker) bn 1889 Dunolly Victoria,married William Minifie Field 1912 had 3 children but she died 17th of January 1951, possibly in the Gippsland area such as Sale and nearby towns, family have been missing her grave for many many years because family history was thrown out we have no idea where she is buried

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by tonkin on 2013-05-15 00:25:58

I expect this will be Jessie's birth.

Name: Jessie BAKER.
Born: 1889 Dunolly, Victoria.
Father: John BAKER.
Mother: Margaret SMITH.
Ref: Registry of Births, Victoria. Reg #20968.

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by tonkin on 2013-05-15 00:31:47

And Jessie's marriage.

Groom: William Minifie FIELD.
Bried: Jessie BAKER.
Year married: 1912.
Place: Victoria.
Ref: Registry of Marriages, Victoria. Reg #5595.

They had three children all born in Warrnambool.

1 - Joyce born 1912.
2 - William John born 1913.
3 - Charles Minifie born 1915.

Do you know when and where William Minifie Field died?

by asheppard on 2013-05-15 00:51:03

This is his death, killed in action


Rank: Private
Service No: 7480
Date of Death: 09/08/1918
Age: 38
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 7th Bn.
Grave Reference II. I. 16.

by asheppard on 2013-05-15 01:16:19

This could possibly be her death

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Jessie Plunket
Name: Jessie Plunket
Death Place: Ringwood, Victoria
Age: 61
Father's Name: James Barkr
Mother's Name: Margt Smith
Registration Year: 1951
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 17339
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890

by tonkin on 2013-05-15 01:46:08

I agree with asheppard about the death.

Jessie remarried in 1925 to John PLUNKET.
Ref: Registry of Marriages, Victoria. Reg #13163.

We should find Jessie buried in the Melbourne area and not East Gippsland.

by JessieFieldBaker on 2013-05-16 21:08:49

In response to tonkin on 2013-05-15 00:25:58
``I expect this will be Jessie's birth.``
Thank you for the quick responses from my enquiry, Im amazed
So Jessie Baker`s Birth date and wedding date to Grandpa William
is confirmed, I was unaware that al three children were all born in Warrnambool Thanks. But Jessie`s death was announced on the same night after one of their grand daughters was born ... ``go figure `` ! she was born in Sale 17th of January 1951 Gippsland, this info is word of mouth only so who knows really !
In response to ``asheppard`` on 2013-05-15 00:51:03
yes, I was aware of how and when and where concerning William Minifie Field thank you.

asheppard on 2013-05-15 01:16:19

I cant quite agree with Jessie Baker Field remarriage to John Plunket,just yet,but there are Plunkets in the family, I`ll need to keep digging
Thanks again Historians ... Linda

by tonkin on 2013-05-17 08:18:34

Keep digging Linda.
The deeper you dig the more you find.

There is no death recorded for Jessie FIELD nee BAKER in the Victorian death records, including the year 1951. This must tell you something is not right.

You may not agree with Jessie's second marriage to John PLUNKET in 1925, but you need to go outside the circle and look at the death of Jessie PLUNKET in 1951. She is the correct age, and the parents names are correct accept for her father being named as James BAKER and not John BAKER. Possible informant error I expect.

There is one sure way to confirm if the Jessie FIELD married to John PLUNKET in 1925 is the same Jessie would be to obtain the marriage certificate. It should give Jessie's age, birth place, parents names, status, and should also tell you how many children she had.

You could also obtain Jessie's death certificate once your happy it's the same Jessie. This will confirm where she is buried.

I have done a few cemetery searches but no luck to date.
Newspaper searches for the death and funeral notices may be quicker.

by JessieFieldBaker on 2013-05-19 19:59:50

Thanks mate,I aggree with tonkin , yes , I reckon somthings not right .. I`ve tried TROVE Family annuncements with name Plunket as well, must try Richmond cemetary Melbourne I has it a guess. Thanks !

by JessieFieldBaker on 2017-07-03 02:49:11

Tonkin Been quite digging for a bit now found the the burial site for Jessie Field Baker, buried with her husband under the name of Plunkett,died in 1951, it is now her father `s grave Im looking for I believe he is at Dunolly the records inform me. born 1855 died 1915, now to Dunolly to cite the grave site.

by Emmbeess on 2018-11-12 00:42:33

My grandmother, Jessie (nee Baker)(I believe her birthdate was 17th or 18th July 1889) married William Minifie Field on 24th June 1912. They had three children, Joyce (born 28th October 1912), William John(born 1st November 1913 ) my father and Charles Minifie ( born 31st March 1915). Whilst I am unaware of both Aunty Joyce and Uncle Charlie's birthplaces, my father William was born in Warracknabeal. William Minifie Field was killed in action 9th August 1918 and is buried in Harbonnieres France. Jessie remarried in 1925 to John Plunket. As far as I know, she is buried with him somewhere in Melbourne after dying on 17th January 1951 ( the day I was born.). My father also told me that his mother and John Plunket lived in Ringwood so perhaps they are buried near there or in Fawkner cemetery. I would be most interested to discover her place of burial.

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