Location Born: Penwith, Cornwall. England
Location Died: Burra, South Australia.
Date Married: 13/12/1851
Age Died: 40
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John Mitchell - (Mitchell)
John Mitchell b-1828
Birth: 1828. Location: Truthwall, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. England
Christened: 30 Nov 1828. Location: St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. England
John Mitchell died in the company mining town of Kooringa, (Burra South), South Australia, in 1867.
Burra Cemetery - South Australia: Date of Burial 30/07/1867.
Census - 1841 & 1851 in Cornwall, England
In the 6 Jun 1841 Census in Botallack, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. England, John Mitchell, 12, Miner, born in county.
In the 30 Mar 1851 Census in Kenidjack, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. England, John Mitchell, 22, Tin Miner.
In the 7 April 1861 Census in Cornwall, England, John Mitchell was not found.
Married: 13 Dec 1851. Location: St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England to Elizabeth Ann CARTHEW,
John Mitchell - Grooms rank/profession: Miner.
Immigrated to Australia from Cornwall, England
Elizabeth & John Mitchell immigrated to Australia sometime between Dec 1851 & 1856.
It is thought they immigrated to Australia before their children were born.
Burra, South Australia
When Elizabeth & Richard Mitchell immigrated to Australia, it is thought they lived in the company run
mining town of Kooringa, near Burra, South Australia. The Burra Burra or Monster Mine was the
largest metals mine in Australia until 1860 which operated from 1845 to 1877.
The spelling was changed from Michell to Mitchell around the time when John Mitchell married Elizabeth Ann Carthew.
It is a clerical error that was not changed and mistakes with the spelling of names were common in that time.
This spelling change is also mentioned by another researcher in 1999.
Johns father was also named John Mitchell.
Parents of John Mitchell
Married: 29 Dec 1827, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. England
Father: John MITCHELL, b. 1803, Christened 5 Jun 1803, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. England,
d. Sep 1870, aged 67, Penzance civil district, Cornwall. England.
Mother: Mary GILBERT, b. circa: 1805, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. England , d. Yes, date unknown
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