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Re: Robert Mitchell born abt 1808 Forfarshire moved to Tasmania.
« Reply #9 on: Friday 22 July 16 09:18 BST (UK) »
Thank you..

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Robert Mitchell Forfarshire about 1809
« Reply #10 on: Friday 22 July 16 09:33 BST (UK) »
Hi everone..Had posted in Beginners board , been guided to transfer to this section...
I am afte details of Robert Mitchell born about 1809 Forfarshire,Scotland he is my GG Granfather
My known details
Robert Mitchell married in Tasmania,Australia 1866 to Ann Crawford from Ireland

They had 3 children as follows
John David Mitchell born 1867
Ann Christie Mitchell  born 1868 but died 4 years later
David Mitchell   born 1870 who is my G Grandfather

Robert was about 57 and Ann was 36 when married

Ann and her family
Andrew and Elizabeth  parents
Matilda and Liza her sisters came to Tasmania in 1854 from Tyrone, Ireland
Robert passed away in 1880 in his 71st year
"The Mercury" obit from tasmania, states this fact but also says  "Scotch papers please copy"
I have death certificate..marriage certificate for Robert
Hope this will find someone who can help
Cheers
Mark Anthony Mitchell  {Tony}


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Re: Robert Mitchell Forfarshire about 1809
« Reply #11 on: Friday 22 July 16 16:03 BST (UK) »

Hi , Did your gg grandfather have a middle name or any siblings that you know of ?


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Re: Robert Mitchell Forfarshire about 1809
« Reply #12 on: Friday 22 July 16 19:09 BST (UK) »
Hello Skippy...Thanks for your interest into my problem.
No middle name and no siblings that I can find here in Tasmania
I have marriage certificate stating "one" name only..Looks as though he signed his name and was listed as a farmer
I have death certificate with one name only as well (died of rheumatic gout)
Newspaper obit stated one name only
Youngest son was named David ..no middle name (have birth certificate)
Eldest son was John Robert (have birth cerficate)
Daughter was Ann Christie (have birth certificate) deceased at 4 y.o
On all signatures of GG Grandfather was signed just as Robert Mitchell
So this is the hurdle I face

Thanks again
Tony

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Re: Robert Mitchell Forfarshire about 1809
« Reply #13 on: Friday 22 July 16 19:28 BST (UK) »
Hi Tony,
It's just that I found a Robert Mitchell on the familysearch site born 13/12/1810 in Dundee , Angus with parents David and Elizabeth nee Glen, the date of birth would fit and the name David would fit with the youngest child born to Robert and Ann, maybe clutching at straws but you never know.

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Re: Robert Mitchell Forfarshire about 1809
« Reply #14 on: Friday 22 July 16 20:00 BST (UK) »
Hi  Skippy..
Sounds good..
I have been on "Ancestry" and have found a one or two..
The hardest thing is what part/ county of Forfarshire/Angus
Are the families all together or do they split
Here in Tasmania my "Mitchell family all stayed mostly within one region as farmers.
Is Robert named after his father ?
Is John Robert  first name come from Roberts father ?
I'm missing about 50 years or so of Roberts life and its like a jigsaw puzzle, but all the same colour
Hehehe
Thanks for your help and will chase it up
Cheers
Tony

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Re: Robert Mitchell Forfarshire about 1809
« Reply #15 on: Friday 22 July 16 20:13 BST (UK) »
You are welcome ,
On Scotlandspeople website there are 6 Robert Mitchell births in Angus, but none for Forfar on the Old Parish records, it is a pay to view site, might be worth taking a look ,maybe family names will show up.

I too have a Robert Mitchell in my tree but mine was born in Glasgow in 1827, the only thing I have found on him is his birth but I won't give up, he can't hide forever, hopefully,
Good luck with your search


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Re: Robert Mitchell Forfarshire about 1809
« Reply #16 on: Friday 22 July 16 22:43 BST (UK) »
Hi Skippy again..
You have at least the start with birth date.
I have the finish with my ancestor..
Luck to both of us.
Again thanks for your time and effort
Cheers
Tony

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Re: Robert Mitchell Forfarshire about 1809
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 23 July 16 04:50 BST (UK) »
The Robert MITCHELL who arrived on the Gilmore in 1832 with a seven year sentence was a native of Forfarshire and born c1808.  He was tried in Perth in 1831 for Falsehood, Fraud & Wilful Imposition and had one previous conviction for rioting.

https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/?

Two lots of records - his precognition and trial papers can be obtained from the NRS.  They will give you a quote and if the files are large it may be quite expensive but definitely worth it.

Search here for:
Phrase: Robert Mitchell
Year: from 1831, to 1831

http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/search.aspx

http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/future-publications/ordering-records

I tried to find something in the Scottish newspapers that are available to me but no luck.

Debra  :)