Name: Richard Mitchell
Birth: 1835 in Cornwall, England
Death: 17 FEB 1927 in Charlton, Victoria
Change Date: 4 FEB 2011
The Mitchell Family Tree on Ancestry.com states that Richard was born at Redruth in Cornwall, the son of John Mitchell and Mary Hannah Kendall (1798-1853).
The 30 November 1878 edition of the East Charlton Tribune reported that ?an unfortunate accident happened to Mr Mitchell of Buckrabanyule on Wednesday last. He was engaged with a stripper at Mr Hickmott?s selection, and unfortunately got his hand jammed in the machinery, two of his fingers were broken and entirely smashed, and the back of his hand was completely turned over. He was immediately brought in to Dr Dean, who after dressing the wounded limb, advised his removal to the St Arnaud hospital. He was therefore taken there the same evening?. On the following week the paper reported: Wea re informed that Mr R. Mitchell of Buckrabanyule, who met with an accident a short time ago and was removed to St Arnaud Hospital, is improving slowly. He is still very weak, but no serious symptoms have presented themselves?.
The Gazette notices in the 18 June edition of the East Charlton Tribune record that a Richard Mitchell of East Charlton had an application to alter the terms and condition of his existing lease. A week later he was issued with a summons by the school truant inspector and fined 2s 6d with 5s costs.
The report of the Korongshire Council meeting contained in the 21 September 1881 edition of the same paper noted the council received a letter from Richard Mitchell of East Charlton, accepting the office of caretaker of a tank near his land. On 19 October the paper reported that a tender of 29/12/- had been awarded to a J. Lemon to provide fencing for Mitchell?s dam in the parish of Buckrabunyule.
The 1909 electoral roll shows Richard, a farmer, living at Charlton together with Emma and Richard jnr, also a farmer. In 1914 Richard and Emma were registered at Barrakee while Richard jnr was still at Charlton. The 1919 and 1924 rolls have Richard at Barrakee. On 28 February 1927 the Argus? Country News section announced that ?Mr Richard Mitchell, a colonist of 72 years, and one of the oldest pioneers of the district, has died, aged 92 years?.
Father: John Mitchell
Mother: Mary Kendall
Emma Hickmott b: c1847 in England
25 DEC 1866
in Clunes, Victoria
- Mary Sophia Mitchell b: 1867 in Clunes, Victoria
- Emma Mitchell b: 1870 in Clunes, Victoria
- Richard Mitchell b: 1872 in Clunes, Victoria
- John Henry Mitchell b: 1874 in Clunes, Victoria
- Alice Elizabeth Mitchell b: 1880 in Charlton East, Victoria
- Florence Louise Mitchell b: 1883 in Charlton, Victoria
- Eliza Ruby Mitchell b: 1886 in Charlton, Victoria
- William James Mitchell b: 1889 in Charlton, Victoria