John Mitchell


Brief Life History of John

When John Mitchell was born in 1828, in Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Mitchell, was 32 and his mother, Parthenia Osborne, was 32. He married Elizabeth Hewlett about 1851, in Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years.

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Family Time Line

John Mitchell
Elizabeth Hewlett
Marriage: about 1851
Thomas Mitchell
Charles Mitchell
Frederick Mitchell
Jane Mitchell
John Mitchell
William Mitchell
George Mitchell

Sources (30)

  • John Mitchell in household of Joseph Mitchell, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Mitchell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Mitchell, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1851Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 5

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 52

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the vernacular pronunciation in Middle English and Older Scots of the personal name Michael . See Michelson .

    English and Scottish: nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’.

    Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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