Fw: Alexander Mitchell
----- Original Message -----
From: Ritchie, Alex <Alex.Ritchie@...>
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 11:59 AM
Subject: FW: Alexander Mitchell
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ritchie, Alex
> Sent: 09 March 2001 11:26
> To: 'alex@...'
> Subject: Alexander Mitchell
> For James D.Mitchell :
> Hello James,
> I don't know if the Alexander Mitchell I am
> looking for is the son of William Mitchell &
> Sarah Sangster.
> This started with me investigating a John
> in my Family Tree. He married Ann Willox in 1846.
> I cannot find his parents. He appears to be alive up to the 1871 Census
> deceased by 1872 (His daughter's marriage).
> However, I cannot find a Death Certificate for him in Edinburgh. He was a
> seaman and, therfore, could have died outside
> Of Scotland or have been lost at sea.
> In the baptism of his twin daughters, one of the
> witnesses was Alexander Mitchell. So I was guessing that
> That might have been his father, or maybe a brother. Hence my question to
> Wade on the 1851 Census to see if he could
> locate him there.
> I'm certainly aware of William Mitchell & Sarah
> Sangster, whose son was George Mitchell (Shipmaster)
> Married to Janet Stephen. George Mitchell owned Lairs C304, C305, C306 &
> C307 in St.Peter's Cemetery, Peterhead.
> But whether there is a connection with the
> Alexander Mitchell I'm looking for, I can't tell right now .
> I do believe that Sarah Sangster (Married to
> William Mitchell) may have been the daughter of John Sangster
> and Jannet Gray. I'm led to this conclusion from a gravestone in
> Cemetery which reads :
> Erected by JANNET GRAY in memory of her husband JOHN SANGSTER, Seaman in
> Peterhead who died on December 5th.1796 in his 64th. Year.
> On February 25th.1797 his body was found floating upon the water and now
> lies with his two children who died in infancy.
> Also the said JANNET GRAY who died on July 20th.1829 in her 87th. Year.
> In loving memory of George Mitchell, Shipmaster in Peterhead who died on
> July 30th.1888 aged 80 years and his wife JANET STEPHEN who died on July
> 31st.1868 aged 49 years.
> So George Mitchell would have been the son-in-law
> John Sangster/Jannet Gray......maybe.
> Interesting to hear from you...............Best
> Regards................Alex Ritchie