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Janet Wilson Smith (née Mitchell)
« on: Saturday 05 August 17 05:14 BST (UK) »
Janet Wilson Smith (new Mitchell) is The mother of John Mitchell who was married to Isabella Haig Stevenson 3rd March 1947.
Janet was born about 1890 in Rathven Banffshire and died 25th December 1978, just wondering if anyone can help with her past and husband please.

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Re: Janet Wilson Smith (née Mitchell)
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 August 17 10:06 BST (UK) »
Janet Wilson Smith (new Mitchell) is The mother of John Mitchell who was married to Isabella Haig Stevenson 3rd March 1947.
Janet was born about 1890 in Rathven Banffshire and died 25th December 1978, just wondering if anyone can help with her past and husband please.
Previous thread on Isabella Haig Stevenson http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=774791.0
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Re: Janet Wilson Smith (née Mitchell)
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 August 17 10:08 BST (UK) »
Janet was born about 1890 in Rathven Banffshire and died 25th December 1978, just wondering if anyone can help with her past and husband please.
The first step is to get the information on her death certificate. This will tell you the names of her parents and husband. You won't be able to view this online, but if someone is going to a Scotland's People Centre they could look it up and transcribe it for you.
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Re: Janet Wilson Smith (née Mitchell)
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 August 17 00:00 BST (UK) »
There is a Janet Wilson Mitchell born in Rathven in 1892 to Leslie Elmslie Mitchell (police constable, later Chief Constable in Lerwick, Shetland) and Janet Wilson. I can't find any evidence of this (or any other) Janet Wilson Mitchell marrying a Smith in Scotland - nor can I find a death in Scotland for Janet Wilson Mitchell in 1978 - where did she die?

The fact that the John Mitchell who married Isabella Haig Stevenson in 1947 was referred to as John Alexander Mitchell or Smith (your other thread) suggests to me his mother didn't marry his father.

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Re: Janet Wilson Smith (née Mitchell)
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 06 August 17 01:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks Ruthelen
from the information I have Janet passed away at Ashley Lodge Aberdeen and is buried at Dufftown

the only other information I have about Janet and her husband (mr smith). was that he had land and had drunk his land away but this I don't actually know.

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Re: Janet Wilson Smith (née Mitchell)
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 06 August 17 09:56 BST (UK) »
There's the death of a Jessie Strathde (could be Strathden, it's been truncated in the index) Mitchell or Smith in Dufftown in 1978, but I can't see any other likely candidates in Banffshire or Aberdeenshire for your Janet. You'd need to order the certificate to check whether this is your Janet or not.

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McArthur, Milne, Mitchell, Black, Robertson, Morrison, Slessor, Lawrence - Aberdeenshire/Banffshire. Muir, Waddell, Fraser, Orr, Cowden - Lanarkshire/Renfrewshire/Dunbartonshire. Dalziel, Dalzell, Gourley, Cromie, Crombie, Bell - Co Down. Haymon, Baker, Corke, Cooley, Ginger - Kent/London.

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Re: Janet Wilson Smith (née Mitchell)
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 06 August 17 09:57 BST (UK) »
There's the death of a Jessie Strathde (could be Strathden, it's been truncated in the index) Mitchell or Smith in Dufftown in 1978
More likely to be Strathdee, which is a fairly common name in that part of Banffshire.
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Re: Janet Wilson Smith (née Mitchell)
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 06 August 17 16:00 BST (UK) »
Been looking at 1979 deaths in Aberdeen - on the basis that if your Janet Wilson Mitchell died on 25 Dec 1978, it's possible the death wasn't registered until the new year. The closest I can get is a Jessie Wilson Taylor (no other name recorded), who was 80 when she died.

How sure are you that John Alexander Mitchell's mother was Janet Wilson Mitchell - do you have his birth certificate or her death certificate?

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McArthur, Milne, Mitchell, Black, Robertson, Morrison, Slessor, Lawrence - Aberdeenshire/Banffshire. Muir, Waddell, Fraser, Orr, Cowden - Lanarkshire/Renfrewshire/Dunbartonshire. Dalziel, Dalzell, Gourley, Cromie, Crombie, Bell - Co Down. Haymon, Baker, Corke, Cooley, Ginger - Kent/London.