The son of the apothecary to Christ's Hospital, Barron Field studied at the Inner Temple before being called to the bar in 1814. He was an early friend and correspondent of Charles Lamb; he also knew Crabb Robinson, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Hazlitt and Hunt. Field wrote theater criticism for The Times and notes for Shakespeare, edited old plays for the Shakespeare Society, and contributed to Hunt's Reflector and to the Quarterly Review. He was judge of the supreme court of New South Wales (1817-24).
Hints to witnesses ... by a barrister. 1815.
First fruits of Australian poetry. 1819.
Geographical memoirs on New South Wales. 1825.
A vindication of the practice of not allowing the counsel for prisoners accused of felony to make speeches for them. 1828.
Spanish sketches. 1841.