Richard Glasson MITCHELL 1835-1902
Elizabeth WHITE 1836-1897

Cornwall, England ; Heywood & Sandford, Victoria, Australia

Richard Glasson MITCHELL 1835-1902, b. Trevellas, Cornwall, England, son of William MITCHELL and Mary GLASSON was married in 1854, St Agnes, Cornwall, England to Elizabeth WHITE 1836-1897, b. Cornwall, England, daughter of James WHITE and Elizabeth GREENAWAY. Richard and Elizabeth along with their first child William Henry MITCHELL (aged 1y), arrived at Portland, Victoria in January 1857 on the "Mary Ann" and settled at Heywood, north of Portland where 2 more children were born in 1858 and 1860. They moved further north to the Sandford district on the Wannon river and settled and farmed at Bowtell's Creek for a few years.

Richard & Elizabeth MITCHELL selected land on Gum Creek, south of Sandford, near the Wannon River, in 1865, and named the selection "Trevellas" after his place of birth in Cornwall, England. Richard was a farmer and Glenelg Shire Councillor 1881-1890 representing the South Riding of the shire. His wife died at "Trevellas" near Sandford in 1897, aged 61y. In 1898, on medical advice, Richard MITCHELL took a trip back to Cornwall, England to catch up with many of his siblings who were still alive. He returned to his property "Trevellas" Gum Creek, south of Sandford where he died in 1902. Richard and Elizabeth were both buried in the Sandford Cemetery.

Richard Glasson MITCHELL & Elizabeth WHITE had the following children...

  1. William Henry MITCHELL 1856-1929, b. Truro, Cornwall, England; d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1877 at Merino, Victoria to Mary Jane BYRNE 1852-1935, b. "Clunie" Harrow, Victoria to Michael BYRNE and Margaret Ann MARONEY; d. Melbourne, Victoria. Children...
    1. Herbert Richard MITCHELL, 1878-1882, b. Sandford, Victoria; d. Karnak, near Goroke, Victoria.
    2. Mary Elizabeth MITCHELL, 1880-1882, b. Merino, Victoria; d. Karnak, near Goroke, Victoria.

  2. Elizabeth MITCHELL 1858-1942, b. Heywood, Victoria; d. Casterton, Victoria; m. 1882 to James Willis WIDDICOMBE 1859-1916, b. Macarthur, Victoria to Francis Willis WIDDICOMBE and Caroline MARSDEN; d. Casterton, Victoria; 9 children.

  3. Mary Jane MITCHELL 1860-1937, b. Heywood, Victoria; d. Sydney, NSW; m. 1879 "Trevellas" Gum Creek, near Sandford, Victoria to William Thomas PENROSE 1835-1917, b. Cornwall, England to Thomas Matthews PENROSE and Susanna JELBART; d. Boggabri, NSW; 10 children.

  4. Ann MITCHELL 1862-1933, b. Sandford, Victoria; d. Casterton, Victoria; m. 1888 at Sandford, Victoria to Thomas Francis McCORMACK 1861-1915, b. Heywood, Victoria to James Patrick McCORMACK and Elizabeth O'MEARA; d. Sandford, Victoria; 7 children.

  5. Alfred MITCHELL 1865-1932, b. "Trevellas" Gum Creek, Victoria; d. "Trevellas Downs" Henty, Victoria; m. 1888 at Sandford, Victoria to Elizabeth COX 1864-1951, b. Sandford, Victoria to Charles Yates COX and Mary NOONAN; d. Casterton, Victoria; 6 children...
    1. Richard Glasson MITCHELL 1889-1971, b. Sandford, Victoria; d. Casterton, Victoria; single, served in WW1...
      • enlisted AIF in Jul 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
      • embarked Melbourne per "Nestor" 2 Oct 1916
      • served and wounded as Pte 2697, 58th Battalion, AIF, Somme, France
      • embarked England for RTA 8 Jan 1919
      • Named on Sandford War Memorial
    2. Alfred Charles MITCHELL 1890-1969 b. Goroke, Victoria; d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1915 NSW to Clara Maud BURGMANN 1888-1967, b. NSW to John BURGMANN and Alice Louisa WOOD; d. Victoria.
    3. Olive May MITCHELL 1895-1950, b. Goroke, Victoria; d. Casterton, Victoria; m. 1922 at Sandford, Victoria to Charles Stanley LOWE 1890-1950, b. Condah, Victoria to Rev Charles Matthews LOWE and Alice Elizabeth GAZZARD; d. Natimuk, Victoria.
    4. Herbert David MITCHELL 1897-1971, b. Casterton, Victoria; d. Casterton, Victoria; m. 1927 Victoria to Catherine Anne HORNER 1899-1980, b Mortlake, Victoria; d. Casterton, Victoria; 4 children.
    5. Harold White MITCHELL 1889-1974, b. Casterton, Victoria; d. Mildura, Victoria; m. Edna Hope MONKIVITCH 1915- ..?..
    6. Rita Elizabeth MITCHELL 1902-1997, b. Sandford, Victoria; d. ..?..

  6. James Richard MITCHELL 1867-1928, b. Casterton, Victoria; d. "Moredun Hill" Sandford, Victoria; m.1 1896 Victoria to Elizabeth May "Lizzie" McILROY 1867-1922, b. Coleraine, Victoria; d. "Moredun Hill" Sandford, Victoria; m.2 1925 Victoria to Charlotte "Lottie" McKEAND 1875-1942, b. Penola, South Australia to Andrew and Martha McKEAND; d. Casterton, Victoria. James Richard MITCHELL and Elizabeth McILROY had children...
    1. William Henry MITCHELL 1897-1981, b. Sandford, Victoria; d. Hamilton, Victoria; m. Mavis Sunderland MATHESON 1899-1957, b. Ballarat, Victoria; d. "Moredun Hill" Sandford, Victoria.
    2. Dr. Hugh Glasson MITCHELL 1899-1965, b. Casterton, Victoria; d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1926 to Catherine FULTON 1883-1963, b. Stanley, Victoria to Hugh FULTON and Catherine McLAREN, d. Melbourne, Victoria.

  7. John Glasson MITCHELL 1870-1953, b. Sandford, Victoria; d. Goroke, Victoria; m. 1896 Victoria to Rosetta MITCHELL 1871-1961, b. Creswick, Victoria, d. Goroke, Victoria; 6 children...
    1. Ernest Glanville MITCHELL 1897-1964, b. Goroke, Victoria; d. Edenhope, Victoria; m. 1927 Victoria to Gwendoline Irene DREW.
    2. John Wilfred MITCHELL 1899-1984, b. Creswick, Victoria; d. Victoria; m. 1934 Victoria to Ethel Mary MARSH 1900-1973, b. Harrow, Victoria to Samuel George MARSH and Mary ELLIOTT; d. Edenhope, Victoria.
    3. Elizabeth Ellen MITCHELL 1902-1906, b. Goroke, Victoria; d. Karnak, near Goroke, Victoria.
    4. Amy Rosetta MITCHELL 1904-1993, b. Edenhope, Victoria; d. ..?.., Victoria.
    5. Raymond Glasson MITCHELL 1907-1978, b. Goroke, Victoria; d. Karnak, near Goroke, Victoria; m. Lorna Harriet JOHNSON 1909-2006, b. Edenhope, Victoria to Robert Talbot JOHNSON and Sarah Maria MUNN; d. ..?..
    6. Arthur Russell MITCHELL 1914-1997, b. Goroke, Victoria; d. Creswick, Victoria; m. 1961 Victoria to Venus Milo QUICK 1911-2009.

  8. Ellen MITCHELL 1872-1949, b. Sandford, Victoria; d. Casterton, Victoria; m. 1904 at Sandford, Victoria to Alfred Thomas GRAVESTOCKS 1869-1946, b. South Australia to James GRAVESTOCKS and Anne THOMAS; Farmer of Dunrobin Estate, Casterton, Victoria; d. Casterton, Victoria; 3 children.

  9. Emily Alice MITCHELL 1875-1965, b. Sandford, Victoria; d. Casterton, Victoria; m. 1903 at Sandford, Victoria to David Oliver ROULSTON 1873-1942, b. Henty (Merino-Sandford), Victoria to Robert James ROULSTON and Susan BREEN; d. Casterton, Victoria.

  10. Robert Thomas MITCHELL 1877-1962, b. Sandford, Victoria; Grazier of "Trevellas" Sandford, Victoria; d. Sandford, Victoria; m. 1907 at "Pendale" Connewirricoo (near Edenhope), Victoria to Eva Horner PENROSE 1883-1950, b. Harrow, Victoria to Joseph "John" PENROSE and Mary Jane HORNER; d. "Trevellas" Sandford, Victoria.

  11. Ethel Lavinia MITCHELL 1880-1880, b. Merino, Victoria; d. Sandford, Victoria.

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