James MITCHELL, 1740 Northants
- Hi List,
I've been dealing with other family branches for the last couple of months
but I think it's time to start looking for my Northants MITCHELL roots again.
The story so far (siblings not included) -
Peggy MITCHELL was the daughter of Sydney William MITCHELL & May HOOKER
Sydney William MITCHELL (born 1892) was the son of William James MITCHELL &
William James MITCHELL (born 1868 - Little Harrowden) was the son of John
MITCHELL & Jane TOSELAND
John MITCHELL (born 1843 - Isham) was the son of James MITCHELL & Hannah
James MITCHELL (born 1797 - Finedon) was the son of James MITCHELL & Mary
James MITCHELL (born 1772 - Cranford St. John) was the son of James
MITCHELL & Sarah SMITH
This last James MITCHELL married Sarah SMITH at Sudbury (Sudborough)
Northants in 1765. He died at Cranford St. John in 1803 after having been
parish clerk for a number of years.
Sarah, his wife, died in 1827, from her age at death I estimate Sarah
SMITH's year of birth as 1741.
James MITCHELL appears in the 1762 militia list as a servant from Cranford
St. John. He would probably have been over eighteen, so I estimate his year
of birth as between 1740 and 1745.
As parish clerk, James could read and write - fairly uncommon? so may have
been at least partially educated, which may suggest some degree of status
for his family - perhaps the younger / youngest son of someone with money.
The only establishment likely to have had servants in the Cranfords would
have been Cranford Hall - unfortunately there are no records of servants
etc. at the NRO.
Can anyone help with
James MITCHELL (174? - 1803) ?????
Sarah SMITH (1741 - 1827) Sudbury
Mary WOOLSTONE (1761 - 1823) Finedon
Hannah CLEAVER (1799 - 1885) Isham
Jane TOSELAND (1842 - 189?) Little Harrowden
Ada WISE (18?? - 19??) ??????
May HOOKER (1892 - 1980) possibly Luton, Beds
Any information - the earlier the better, or suggestions on how to move
back with J.M. gratefully received.
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