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Looking for Mitchell family around Liskeard / Truro area

Query by rwhite

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.


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

Thankyou for the replies, I will definitly look

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!!

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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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