Elizabeth Mitchell

b. 16 November 1768, d. 27 June 1852
FatherJohn Mitchell b. 14 Aug 1729, d. 1812
MotherMargaret Vallance b. 2 Feb 1731/32, d. 1807
     Elizabeth Mitchell was born in 1768 at Portslade, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Mitchell was baptized on 16 November 1768 at Portslade, Sussex, England, surname MICHELL. Elizabeth's place of birth in the 1851 census is given as Portslade.1 She was the daughter of John Mitchell and Margaret Vallance.
Note that although this baptism fits perfectly with the known facts (age at death, place of birth from 1851 census), there is a burial of an Elizabeth Mitchell in Portslade on 22 Feb 1809 which has not been accounted for.2
Elizabeth Mitchell married Gabriel Gillam, son of John Gillam and Martha (?), on 18 April 1787 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
On 25 May 1817 Elizabeth Mitchell and Gabriel Gillam lived at Russell St, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
On 7 June 1841 Elizabeth Mitchell and Gabriel Gillam lived at Kents Court, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
In 1851 Elizabeth Mitchell lived at Brighthelmston Workhouse, Brighton, Sussex, England, pauper, widow, age 85 years, occupation nurse. Surname spelt GILLHAM.6
Elizabeth Mitchell died on 27 June 1852 at Workhouse, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 83. Age 72 years, "widow of John Gillam, fisherman", died of dropsy (certified).7
There are inconsistencies in the death certificate such as naming her as the widow of John Gillam. However, this is accepted as the correct death certificate until proven otherwise, based on the unreliability of information from workhouses in general.
Elizabeth Mitchell was buried on 1 July 1852 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, "Workhouse". Elizabeth's age is given as 67 years but this is obviously wrong, as she has been located in the workhouse in the 1851 census age 85 years, and the burial record states that she is from the workhouse.2

Family

Gabriel Gillam b. 26 Jul 1767, d. 11 Apr 1842
Marriage*
Elizabeth Mitchell married Gabriel Gillam, son of John Gillam and Martha (?), on 18 April 1787 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "baptism for daughter Mary Ann Gillam."
  5. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1122 folio 5/5 page 3."
  6. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1645 folio 1051 page 11."
  7. [S699] Death certificate of Elizabeth Gillam, died 27 Jun 1852, registered 1 Jul 1852 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 93).

Elizabeth Mitchell

b. 3 February 1771
FatherThomas Mitchell b. c 1741, d. 1816
MotherElizabeth Cottingham b. 12 Mar 1741/42, d. 1834
     Elizabeth Mitchell was baptized on 3 February 1771 at St Margaret, Ditchling, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Mitchell and Elizabeth Cottingham.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Elizabeth Mitchell

b. circa 1777, d. 1845
FatherJohn Mitchell
MotherMary Ede
     Elizabeth Mitchell was born circa 1777 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Mitchell and Mary Ede.
Elizabeth Mitchell married Richard Packham, son of Henry Packham and Ann Penfold, on 19 January 1806 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England.
On 31 March 1814 Elizabeth Mitchell and Richard Packham lived at Broad Street, Cuckfield, Sussex, England.1
On 7 June 1841 Elizabeth Mitchell and Richard Packham lived at Cuckfield, Sussex, England.2
Elizabeth Mitchell died in 1845 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Mitchell was buried on 27 March 1845 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England, "age 68 years."3

Family

Richard Packham b. 16 Mar 1777, d. Oct 1841
Marriage*
Elizabeth Mitchell married Richard Packham, son of Henry Packham and Ann Penfold, on 19 January 1806 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1111; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Cuckfield; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 21; Page: 11; Line: 6; GSU roll: 464160."
  3. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."

Emma Queenie Mitchell

b. 1905, d. 1967
     Emma Queenie Mitchell was born in 1905 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Emma Queenie Mitchell married Leonard William John Burford, son of Francis Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant, in 1926 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Oct-Dec 1926, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 646.
Emma Queenie Mitchell died in 1967 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 62 years.

Family

Leonard William John Burford b. 7 Jan 1905, d. 1984
Marriage*
Emma Queenie Mitchell married Leonard William John Burford, son of Francis Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant, in 1926 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Oct-Dec 1926, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 646. 
Children

Frederick J Mitchell

     Frederick J Mitchell was also known as Jack.
Frederick J Mitchell married Evelyn Doris Murrell, daughter of Frederick Charles Murrell and Annie Willis, in 1929 at Newhaven, Sussex, England.1

Family

Evelyn Doris Murrell b. 1911
Marriage*
Frederick J Mitchell married Evelyn Doris Murrell, daughter of Frederick Charles Murrell and Annie Willis, in 1929 at Newhaven, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1929, Newhaven, Vol 2b Page 454."

Henry Mitchell

b. 17 July 1765
FatherJohn Mitchell b. 14 Aug 1729, d. 1812
MotherMargaret Vallance b. 2 Feb 1731/32, d. 1807
     Henry Mitchell was baptized on 17 July 1765 at Portslade, Sussex, England, Privately. Brought to church July 28.1 He was the son of John Mitchell and Margaret Vallance.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Privately. Brought to church July 28."

Henry Mitchell

b. 20 March 1739/40
FatherJohn Mitchell
MotherSarah Jupp
     Henry Mitchell was baptized on 20 March 1739/40 at Portslade, Sussex, England, surname spelt MICHELL.1 He was the son of John Mitchell and Sarah Jupp.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Henry E Mitchell

     Henry E Mitchell married Mary Josephine Middleton, daughter of James Middleton and Annie Marchant, on 30 December 1949 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1,2

Family

Mary Josephine Middleton b. 28 Jan 1894
Marriage*
Henry E Mitchell married Mary Josephine Middleton, daughter of James Middleton and Annie Marchant, on 30 December 1949 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1949, Brighton, Vol 5h Page 254."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2530C/016/30."

Henry Joseph Mitchell

b. 4 March 1823, d. 1911
     Henry Joseph Mitchell was born on 4 March 1823 at Holborn, Middlesex, England.
Henry Joseph Mitchell married Rachel Wood, daughter of Jonathan Wood and Mary Wadey, circa 1847 at London, England.
Henry Joseph Mitchell died in 1911 at Wandsworth, London, England.

Family

Rachel Wood b. 1827, d. 8 Feb 1907
Marriage*
Henry Joseph Mitchell married Rachel Wood, daughter of Jonathan Wood and Mary Wadey, circa 1847 at London, England

James Mitchell

     James Mitchell married Mary Stoner, daughter of Thomas Stoner and Mary (?), on 20 November 1768 at Cowfold, Sussex, England, witnesses: William Peters and Walter Hills.1

Family

Mary Stoner b. 2 Jul 1749
Marriage*
James Mitchell married Mary Stoner, daughter of Thomas Stoner and Mary (?), on 20 November 1768 at Cowfold, Sussex, England, witnesses: William Peters and Walter Hills.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

James Mitchell

b. 14 June 1778
FatherThomas Mitchell b. c 1741, d. 1816
MotherElizabeth Cottingham b. 12 Mar 1741/42, d. 1834
     James Mitchell was baptized on 14 June 1778 at St Margaret, Ditchling, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Mitchell and Elizabeth Cottingham.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Jane Mitchell

b. 4 August 1805, d. after 1841
FatherJohn Mitchell b. 24 Jul 1768
MotherMary Bull b. 30 Apr 1775, d. 1814
     Jane Mitchell was baptized on 4 August 1805 at Fletching, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Mitchell and Mary Bull.
Jane Mitchell married Richard Teague on 3 April 1826 at Chailey, Sussex, England, both of Chailey. Witnesses: Lucy Norman and Thomas Smith.2
On 7 June 1841 Jane Mitchell and Richard Teague lived at Newick Green, Newick, Sussex, England.3
Jane Mitchell died after 1841 at Newick, Sussex, England.3
Richard is a widower in the 1851 census.4

Family

Richard Teague b. c 1800, d. 1867
Marriage*
Jane Mitchell married Richard Teague on 3 April 1826 at Chailey, Sussex, England, both of Chailey. Witnesses: Lucy Norman and Thomas Smith.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1110; Book: 3; Civil Parish: Newick; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 11; Page: 1; Line: 25; GSU roll: 464159."
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England.

Jenny Mitchell

b. 25 May 1732
FatherJohn Mitchell
MotherJane Hills
     Jenny Mitchell was baptized on 25 May 1732 at Portslade, Sussex, England, surname spelt MICHELL.1 She was the daughter of John Mitchell and Jane Hills.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Ralph Clutton, Vicar."

John Mitchell

b. 24 July 1768
FatherThomas Mitchell b. c 1741, d. 1816
MotherElizabeth Cottingham b. 12 Mar 1741/42, d. 1834
     John Mitchell was baptized on 24 July 1768 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Mitchell and Elizabeth Cottingham.
All we know about John Mitchell at this stage is that he married in 1795 at Ditchling and then lived first at Fletching until 1805 and then Chailey until 1814 when his wife Mary died at 41 years of age. The family's stay at Chailey seems to have been temporary as there are no family burials there apart from Mary's. John Mitchell then disappears and his burial has not been found. The 1768 baptism has been used here so that the family of the parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Mitchell, can be explored in more detail to see if there are any further clues. So please note that it has not been proved that the parents are Thomas and Elizabeth and this is a work in progress. In fact, the evidence is not convincing at this stage so don't assume these are the correct parents.
Possible baptisms are (incomplete list):
14 Aug 1757 at Lindfield, son of Henry MITCHEL and Elizabeth
30 Aug 1761 at Edburton, son of Thomas MICHELL and Anne
30 Jan 1763 at Glynde, base born son of Catherine MITCHELL and Thomas WALLIS
1 May 1763 at Fletching, son of John and John MITCHELL and Elizabeth
4 Dec 1765 at Rotherfield, son of William MITCHELL and Deborah
6 Dec 1767 at Steyning, son of Thomas MICHELL and Sarah
24 Jul 1768 at Ditchling, son of Thomas MITCHEL and Elizabeth (looks promising!)
22 Mar 1772 at Steyning, son of John MITCHEL and Jane
24 Jan 1773 at Chailey, son of John MICHELL and Philadelphia
22 May 1774 at Lindfield, son of William MITCHEL and Hannah
26 Feb 1775 at Ditchling, son of William MICHEL and Ann
A Thomas Mitchell aged 89 years was buried at Chailey on 8 Aug 1834 ("workhouse"). Could this be John's father?
If the 1768 baptism is correct then the parents are Thomas MITCHELL and Elizabeth COTTINGHAM, married 29 Sep 1767 at Westmeston which is not far from Ditchling or Streat. It is possible that one of their children, Thomas, married Sarah BOTTING at Fletching in 1791 which is where our John Mitchell appears after his marriage. This Thomas's marriage states that he is of Chailey. Needs further work.1,2
John Mitchell married Mary Bull, daughter of William Bull and Sarah Bashford, on 10 October 1795 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.2
John Mitchell was a labourer in 1813.1
Possible burials are:
25 Feb 1834 at Cuckfield, age 58 years
11 Apr 1818 at Steyning, age 47 years
There may be others.3
The following will may be connected to this family:
Will of John Mitchell of Ditchling, Made 17 Apr 1732, Proved 16 May 1733.
(Familysearch.org: Film: 1885998; Image: 67)
John Mitchell of Ditchling yeoman
Bequests:
(i) To John Backshall, his nephew copyhold lands of the Manor of Streat
(ii) ToThomas Mitchell his nephew, tithes out of lands in Keymer and £100.
(iii) To kinsman John Mitchell, son of his kinsman John Mitchell, late of Haslemere in Surrey, farmer, the messuage, and garden in which he lives in Ditchling.
(iv) To kinswoman Elizabeth Wood, daughter of William Wood of Keymer £40.
(v) To nephew James Mitchell £40.
(vi) To Katherine Knight now wife of John Knight of Lindfield, weaver, £50.
(vii) To John Knight clothes and wearing apparel.
Executor: John Backshall.
Overseers: Robert Chatfield, Michael Martin.
Witnesses: Francis Holden, Thomas Smith, John Scutt.4

Family

Mary Bull b. 30 Apr 1775, d. 1814
Marriage*
John Mitchell married Mary Bull, daughter of William Bull and Sarah Bashford, on 10 October 1795 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film: 1885998; Image: 67."

John Mitchell

b. 14 August 1729, d. 1812
FatherJohn Mitchell
MotherJane Hills
     John Mitchell was born in 1729 at Portslade, Sussex, England.
John Mitchell was baptized on 14 August 1729 at Portslade, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Mitchell and Jane Hills.
John Mitchell married Margaret Vallance, daughter of Thomas Vallance and Elizabeth Pockney, on 30 April 1763 at Portslade, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2
John Mitchell died in 1812 at Portslade, Sussex, England.
John Mitchell was buried on 4 January 1812 at Portslade, Sussex, England, "widower."3

Family

Margaret Vallance b. 2 Feb 1731/32, d. 1807
Marriage*
John Mitchell married Margaret Vallance, daughter of Thomas Vallance and Elizabeth Pockney, on 30 April 1763 at Portslade, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Ralph Clutton, Vicar."
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "widower."

John Mitchell

b. 8 April 1763
FatherJohn Mitchell b. 14 Aug 1729, d. 1812
MotherMargaret Vallance b. 2 Feb 1731/32, d. 1807
     John Mitchell was born in 1763 at Portslade, Sussex, England.
John Mitchell was baptized on 8 April 1763 at Portslade, Sussex, England, "Privately. Brought to church May 8."1 He was the son of John Mitchell and Margaret Vallance.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Privately. Brought to church May 8."

John Mitchell

     John Mitchell and Jane Hills obtained a marriage licence on 10 December 1725 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, John is a butcher of Portslade. Jane is a spinster of the same parish.1
John Mitchell and Sarah Jupp obtained a marriage licence on 31 March 1734 at Archdeaconry of Chichester, Sussex, England, John is "of Portslade" and Sarah is "of Steyning".1

Family 1

Jane Hills
Marriage License*
John Mitchell and Jane Hills obtained a marriage licence on 10 December 1725 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, John is a butcher of Portslade. Jane is a spinster of the same parish.1 
Children

Family 2

Sarah Jupp
Marriage License*
John Mitchell and Sarah Jupp obtained a marriage licence on 31 March 1734 at Archdeaconry of Chichester, Sussex, England, John is "of Portslade" and Sarah is "of Steyning".1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

John Mitchell

     John Mitchell and Ann Norton obtained a marriage licence on 27 April 1685 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, John is gent from Henfield; Ann is spinster from Hurstpierpoint.

Family

Ann Norton b. c 1660
Marriage License*
John Mitchell and Ann Norton obtained a marriage licence on 27 April 1685 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, John is gent from Henfield; Ann is spinster from Hurstpierpoint. 

John Mitchell

b. 10 January 1808
FatherJohn Mitchell b. 24 Jul 1768
MotherMary Bull b. 30 Apr 1775, d. 1814
     John Mitchell was baptized on 10 January 1808 at St Peter, Chailey, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Mitchell and Mary Bull.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Mitchell

     John Mitchell married Mary Ede on 18 April 1775 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1

Family

Mary Ede
Marriage*
John Mitchell married Mary Ede on 18 April 1775 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.