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Looking for Mitchell family around Liskeard / Truro area

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My name is Roslyn, and I'm from Australia. I have been looking around
sites in Liskeard and Truro, trying to search out the Mitchell family name.

My grandmother was born, Constance Kate Mitchell, born in March 1887
in Liskeard, Cornwall.

Her father was named - John Henry Mitchell, and was a signalman in 1910.

My grandmother once told me her religion was Methodist back then.
She also told me of living in Truro, and and strongly spoke of it as
home. (Her and her husband emigrated to Western Australia around 1923.)

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on 2010-01-27 03:32:43

rwhite has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2010. is researching the following names: MITCHELL, WHITE, MILLER.

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by allycat on 2010-01-27 05:40:55

Roslyn, Hi. I have lots of Cornish ancestors who emigrated to Australia. And yes they were Methodists too.

Cornwall Methodists ... site is being updated at the moment.

You might have more luck seeing what rootschatters can dig up for you. Rootschat. Register as a new user, free site, read instructions on how to post, find their England board, Cornwall childboard. Post a lookup request e.g. try finding grandmother's family on the 1891 Census when she would have been 3 or 4yrs old.

The National Archives of Australia will no doubt have records of your grandparents emigration. Goto COLLECTION, RECORD SEARCH, SEARCH NOW AS A GUEST, type in a keyword or name and click on search.

EDITOR (Qld).

by rwhite on 2010-01-27 19:08:34

Thankyou for the replies, I will definitly look
these.

by ConnieKW on 2012-09-05 09:23:21

Hi Roslyn,

We have the same Grandmother. I am actually named after her. My mother, Hazel, was the second youngest in the family. She married her first husband in Australia, and had her first child Carrie there. He was in the service for United States, then they moved to Michigan. They had two more children, before ending their marriage. Then she married my father, and had 3 more children. I am the youngest.

I have been off and on looking for information on my Grandmother, but had no luck on it. In fact the information you have given is the most I have come across. My mother lost contact with her family for a number of years. I believed she really missed them and her home, but it was maybe painful for her. Her oldest brother was Stanley, and the youngest brother was clifford. I know she had 3 sisters, but do not remember their names. I also heard after my mom's death, there was another brother who died during the war, that she never told me about. Maybe we can keep in touch.

by roz_warren on 2012-12-03 19:04:53

Hi Connie,

Nanna told me heaps about Cornwall, but being a kid I forgot a lot of it. She did tell me of someone that died, then thought about it and decided not to tell me the rest!! - I hated it when she did that!!:-) I guess that was the one you mentioned. To my knowledge first came -- Stan, Winifred, Joan, May, Cliff and your mother Hazel. - I didn't know of this other one, but I'll try to get right on to it today!! I actually thought she was talking about one of her brothers and sisters at the time - I knew there were heaps of them - 11 in fact.

My mother (Winifred) said something about Nanna coming out from France when she was 7 (I know for a fact she wasn't born in France - (but might have gone over there as a baby with the family for some reason.) Joan also knew something about the French side of it - but she won't say!! She's very obstinate, thinks family secrets should die with her for some reason. - I even tried to bribe her with something she wanted but she just wasn't talking. I am putting together a family tree when I finished getting all my facts sorted out. Right now I'm stuck on a hard bit, Nannas, father - John Henry Mitchell. There are some bits there that just don't add up with him, but I'm not ready to give up on it just yet. Yes - please do keep in touch, I'd like that -- we're family!!

by noggin on 2012-12-04 03:34:26

this site is good for family from Cornwall ;http://www.cornwall-opc.org/Structure/resources.php



England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Constance Kate Mitchell
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1887
Registration district: Liskeard
Inferred County: Cornwall
Volume: 5c
Page: 56

1891 England Census
Name: Kate Mitchell
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: John Hy Mitchell
Mother's Name: Kate Mitchell
Gender: Female
Where born: Liskeard, Cornwall, England
Civil parish: Liskeard
Ecclesiastical parish: Liskeard
Town: Doublebois
County/Island: Cornwall
Country: England
Occupation: of father railway signalman
Registration district: Liskeard
Sub-registration district: Liskeard
ED, institution, or vessel: 12

John Hy Mitchell 36
Kate Mitchell 36
Forterene Mitchell 9
Theodosia Mitchell 8
Thomas Mitchell 7
Ernest Mitchell 5
Kate Mitchell 4
Gwendolen Mitchell 2
Cyril Mitchell 1/12


1901 England Census
Name: Constance K Mitchell
Age: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: John H Mitchell
Mother's Name: Catherine Mitchell
Gender: Female
Where born: Liskeard, Cornwall, England
Civil parish: Truro St Mary
Ecclesiastical parish: Truro St Mary
County/Island: Cornwall
Country: England
Street Address: 18, Pydar Street, Truro St Mary
Registration district: Truro
Sub-registration district: St Clement
ED, institution, or vessel: 12
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 32

John H Mitchell 45 Kea, Cornwall occ railway signalman
Catherine Mitchell 45 Gwennap, Cornwall
Henry F Mitchell 19 Liskeard occ printers compositor
Thedosia M Mitchell 18 Liskeard Shop Dressmaker
Thomas A Mitchell 17 Liskeard Railway Engine Cleaner
Ernest J Mitchell 15 Liskeard Tailors Apprentice
Constance K Mitchell 14 Liskeard
Florence G Mitchell 12 Liskeard
Cyril B Mitchell 10 Liskeard
Mary M Mitchell 8 Liskeard
Alice M Mitchell 6 St Neot, Cornwall
Bertram C Mitchell 2 Truro, Cornwal

by noggin on 2012-12-04 03:42:05

More information about record 1372373 in the Baptisms database
Day Month 04-Dec
Year 1887
Parish Or Reg District Pinnock, St.
Forename Constance Kate
Surname MITCHELL
Sex dau
Father Forename John Henry
Mother Forename Catherine
Residence Trevelmond Parish of Liskeard
Father Rank Profession Signalman at Doublebois Station
Notes born 29th Jan 1887
Transcriber Notes
Transcriber Kathy Grant

by noggin on 2012-12-04 03:46:04

More information about record 854349 in the Marriages database
Day Month 05-Mar
Year 1910
Parish Or Reg District Camborne
Groom Fn Edwin
Groom Sn PEARCE
Groom Age 23
Groom Residence Vyvian St
Groom Condition bachelor
Groom Rank Profession Miner
Groom Signed / Marked (S/M) S
Groom Father Name Thomas
Groom Father Rank Profession Miner
Bride Fn Constance Kate
Bride Sn MITCHELL
Bride Age 23
Bride Residence Vyvian St
Bride Condition spinster
Bride Rank Profession
Bride Signed / Marked (S/M) S
Bride Father Name John Henry
Bride Father Rank Profession Signalman
Banns / Licence (B/L) B
Witness Fn1 Josiah
Witness Sn1 Gerrans
Witness Fn2 Bessie
Witness Sn2 Oram
Other Information
Transcriber Notes Bride signed Kate Mitchell
Transcriber Sally Cann

by noggin on 2012-12-04 04:29:43

This looks like Constance's parents marriage:

Marriage
Name: John Henry MITCHELL
Registration district: Truro
County: Cornwall
Year of registration: 1881
Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Spouse's name: Catherine HITCHENS
Volume no: 5C
Page no: 197

by noggin on 2012-12-04 04:51:39

1881 England Census
Name: John H. Mitchell
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Catherine Mitchell
Gender: Male
Where born: Kea, Cornwall, England
Civil parish: Liskeard
County/Island: Cornwall
Country: England
Street Address: Dobwalls
Condition as to marriage: Married
Occupation: Railway Porter
Registration district: Liskeard
Sub-registration district: Liskeard
ED, institution, or vessel: 12

John H. Mitchell 25
Catherine Mitchell 25

by noggin on 2012-12-04 06:46:50

This looks like John Henry Mitchell's birth and death reg.

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: John Henry Mitchell
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1855
Registration district: Liskeard
Inferred County: Cornwall
Volume: 5c
Page: 75

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915
Name: John Henry Mitchell
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1910
Age at Death: 54
Registration district: Truro
Inferred County: Cornwall
Volume: 5c
Page: 96

You may have to get the marriage cert to find his fathers name.

by roz_warren on 2012-12-04 07:28:28

Thanks for your effort, Much appreciated. I do have the 1881 Marriage Certificate of - John Henry Mitchell and Catherine Hoskins. On it it says John Henry Mitchell's father was - "John Mitchell, Labourer". -- Catherine Hitchens father - as "Henry Hitchens, Sailor." Both John Henry & Catherine 25 yrs old.

The problem lies with the father of John Henry - (on the certificate listed just as John Mitchell) - no mother listed - or any info connecting 'which' John Mitchell to John Henry. -- My brick wall. No age of the John Mitchell, wife, or where he was at that time, only he himself was said, born at Kea. Cornwall.

I have recently obtained some information on the Catherine Hitchens side. And I also have Constance Kate and Edwin Pearce's Marriage Certificate of 1910.

I also have my grandmother's, (Constance Kate's), 11 brothers and sister's names. The children of John and Catherine, her parents.

So really my problem lies mainly with this very elusive John Mitchell. The 1871
Cornwall Census, Parish of Kea; District 6; Schedule 029 - this has a, Peggy Eva, as Head,65 - (miners widow.) John Henry Eva, her son 20 - and a John Henry Mitchell, aged 10. listed as grandson. (He was born in 1861). - No mother listed, so this one could be an illegitimate one.) -- There lies my problem, no mother, no record.

I will check out those sites tomorrow too!! Thanks for that. Roz.

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