Hiya That's great Lamorna, and I don't mind as long as it's made clear no definite connection has been made. I did state that I didn't think there was a connection to my Mitchell fam (Yet), but the name similarities are interesting. And maybe it might help someone who stumbles across this. Maybe they can make a connection?? Back to my line. I am now trying to find what happened to John Mitchell's siblings and have found out one or two things:
1. William Chellew bpt 1816.: Not sure possible emigration to the US or Australia 2. Edward bpt 1818 : Poss emigration US 3. Samuel bpt 1822: Not sure Poss marriage to Jennifer Polgrean 1839? 4. Mary Ann bpt 1826 poss burial as Mary Hannah age 10 1835 5. Eliza bpt 1828 married William HOSKING. Son William John. They emigrated to Australia 1853 ship Parsee. Still trying to find what happened to them there. 6. Elizabeth bpt 1832 : dressmaker 1851 census 7. James Henry bpt 1835: married Elizabeth Jane SARAH 8. Stephen bpt 1837: Married Caroline UREN. They emigrated to Australia. Caroline died 1894. Stephen married Jane Richardson Cutter 1897. More work ;D Cheers Jo
Hi CT. Hope everyone had a fantastic chrissy and New Years?
William, Eliza and William John Hosking emigrated to NSW. We have found a NSW assisted passenger list that matches them perfectly. They arrived in Queensland first then New South Wales on the 11th Jan 1853 aboard The Parsee. The immigration doc is for the 17th of Jan 1853. William: parents William and Mary: Blacksmith: has a brother and sister living in Sydney. Eliza: Parents Edward and Mary. (and Little William John) All from Cornwall We found 2 births and deaths in Ballarat for 2 Hosking children Elizabeth Jane and Eliza; parents William and Eliza but I don't think it's our couple. We keep finding William H and Eliza Warren?? So NSW is probably the best place to look.
Stephen and Caroline Mitchell poss came to Victoria aboard the Mermaid; Caroline not listed by name just Mrs Mitchell. My query is how long did it take to sail from UK to Aust?
They married in Sept 1858 Cornwall and arrived in Vic 16 Dec 1858. They are buried in Ballarat, Vic.
Ha btw on the Aus death index Stephen's mother's maiden name is spelt : Schewele
Hello everybody. Sorry it's been a little while but we're a bit wet here in Australia at the mo. Could you please confirm if this is William Chelew Michell for me?
MARRIAGES - DETAILS OF RECORD ID 420011: Parish or Registration District: Madron Date: 07-Jun 1842 GROOM: William MITCHELL Groom's age: 25 Groom's condition: BACH Groom's rank/profession: MINER Groom's residence: Gulval Father: EDWARD MITCHELL Father's rank/profession: MINER BRIDE: JANE ARLS Bride's age: 23 Bride's condition: SPINST Bride's rank/profession: Bride's residence: PENZANCE Father: JOHN ARLS Father's rank/profession: BARBER Banns(B) or Licence(L): LICENCE Groom Signed(S) or Marked(M): S Bride Signed(S) or Marked(M): M Witness 1: MARGARET ARLS Witness 2: J READ Register notes: Transcriber Notes: Transcriber: Diane Donohue
I have also found references to a William Chelew Michell in the US civil war (union)1860's but no solid information. I am also looking at a William Mitchell listed in the Australian Death index parents Edward and Mary died 1878 Richmond NSW. I wish they would list age and place of birth!! Cheers Jo
Post by Cornish Terrier on Jan 21, 2011 8:14:20 GMT -5
Jo - all I can say is that it 'might be' William Chelew Michell.
I cannot find him in 1851 and nor can I find a William and Jane to match that marriage.
All I have been able to find is the following baptism in the Ludgvan PRs but it is inconclusive:-
William Henry MICHELL son of William (miner) and Jane of Penzance baptised 22nd January 1843 Ludgvan
The fact that they were 'of Penzance' offers some sort of link to the marriage but I would not want to swear on it at the moment.
I can also find no other William son of Edward born around the right time but we have to remember that there were a lot more non-conformist baptisms happening around that time.
The other think I looked for was that Civil War reference but have had no luck on that one either. If you can give me a source for the information you found or at least an idea where you found it I can try again.
BAPTISMS - DETAILS OF RECORD ID 636025: Parish: Gulval Date: 15-May 1842 Name: Benjamin MITCHELL Sex: Father: William Mother: Jane Residence: Penzance Father's rank/profession: Labourer Register notes: Transcriber Notes: Transcriber: Gwen Attridge
I haven't cross referenced census details yet. I will double check passenger lists to Aus and U.S. and see if I come across a match for a William, Jane and children Michell. The civil war ref was through ancestry.com : William Chelew Michell Kentucky Civil War Union Volunteers
I did find Jane Michell in the 1851 census living with her mother Hannah Herls and siblings Margaret and John Herls; along with a daughter Eliza Jane Michell aged 7 (B abt 1844) No mention of husband William or son William Henry. Still don't know if it's my William or not but maybe this info will help someone?