I have some information on William Mitchell and Sarah Sangster. I
don't have a John Mitchell as a son but haven't followed this line. I
do however have another child to William and Sarah:
Sarah Mitchell baptised 24 May 1810 Aberdeen.
As John Mitchell was alive in 1881 in Peterhead, it should be
possible to check his death. I assume from your id that you live in
Edinburgh with access to Register House.
--- In Peterhead@y..., "baffledofedinburgh" <iainwright@b...> wrote:
> My gg grandfather was John Gilchrist Mitchell, who was a fish curer
> of 21 King Street. (30/4/1818 - April/May 1896). His wife was
> Anderson b 1818 Abernethy and died about 1886. He had 7 sons and
> four daughters.
> I had been told that his father, who was drowned off the Scaurs of
> Cruden, was William Mitchell who was the husband of Sarah Sangster.
> But Alex Ritchie says "I am only aware of William Mitchell/Sarah
> Sangster having a son George Mitchell, a son William D.Mitchell and
> the above daughter Jannet." (Thanks Alex.) 3 of John the
> children were called Sarah, William and George - this seems like a
> bit of a coincidence.
> Does anyone have any information about this other, possible child
> William's? When John was born in 1818, his family lived in the
> Ronheads and were probably Episcopalians. Are that church's
> publicly available?
> Are there any other descendants of John Mitchell posting to this
> Iain Wright