Friday, November 6, 2015

John Mitchell 1829 - 1891+

John Mitchell was born in Elgin, Elginshire, Scotland.  He married Margaret Milne Mitchell January 11, 1851 in Govan Road, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  He was an english teacher and in 1881 he lived at South Bank Academy Street,

1.  Eliza Milne Mitchell b February 18, 1854
2.  Maggie Milne Mitchell
2.  Joanna Milne Mitchell October 31, 1857
3.  Christopher Wilson Milne Mitchell March 7, 1859
4.  Edmond B. M. Mitchell

FamilySearch: GOVAN, a parish, chiefly in the Lower ward of the county of Lanark, but partly in the Upper ward of the county of Renfrew; including the village of Strathbungo, and the late quoad sacra district of Partick; 2 miles (N. W.) from Glasgow. The name of this parish is generally supposed to have been derived from the two Saxon words god and win, "good wine," applied on account of the superior ale for which the place was celebrated, and which, after being kept for several years, approached in flavour to wine. The church, situated at the west end of the village of Govan, and about 100 yards from the Clyde, was built in 1826, and is a plain structure containing 1096 sittings: the design of the tower and spire was taken from the church of Stratford-upon-Avon, in England. The churchyard is raised several feet above the level of the adjacent ground, and is surrounded by a double row of venerable elms. There are places of worship belonging to the Free Church, United Secession, Relief Church, and Roman Catholics.[1]



1841 son of Alexander and Ann Mitchell

 1851 married to Margaret Milne


The Southbank  centre of Elgin,a large town in the Moray area with a shopping centre, museums, historical landmarks, restaurants and bars.