Frederick John Mitchell

Male, (1865 - 1944)
FatherJohn Mitchell (circa 1836 - )
MotherEllen ...?...
BirthFrederick John Mitchell was born 1865 in Bexley, Kent, England. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX Birth 1865 SepQ Frederick John Mitchell Dartford 2a,292. (FreeBMD.) 
INFO CENSUS 1871 (2 Apr 1871). Kent Bexley. Bridgen Place Farm House. Frederick Mitchell, son, 5, scholar, b. Kent Bexley. Parents John Mitchell 34, farm bailiff, b. Hertfordshire and wife Ellen, 31, b.Yorkshire Middleham. 5 other children. (GBCens1871 RG10/1360 77:9.) 
INFO CENSUS 1881 (3 Apr 1881). Kent Bexley. Church Road, Blenheim Cott. Frederick J. Mitchell, son, unm[arried], 15, grocer's assistant, b. Kent Bexley. Head: John Mitchell, mar[ried], 45, farmer of 109 acres employing 6 men, 3 boys, 3 women, b. Hertfordshire Brawpau[??]. Wife Ellen, 41, b. Yorkshire, Middleham, and 10 children (incl. Frederick J.]. (GBCens1881 RG11/861 39:28.) 
INFO KENT COUNCIL BMD INDEX. Frederick J. Mitchell. 1889 marriage, entry 125, register D6 Gravesend; date 1889-09-10. (KenCounBMD.) 
MarriageHe married Minnie Helena Farmar, daughter of George Thomas Farmar and Eliza Owen, 10 September 1889 in Erith, Kent, England. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX Marriage 1889 SepQ. Mitchell, Frederick John. Dartford 2a,813. (FreeBMD.) 
INFO CENSUS 1891 (5 Apr 1891). Kent, Erith. #111 Avenue Rd., Lesney Cottage. Frederick J. Mitchell, head, marr, 25, farmer, b. Kent ..?.. Bexley. Wife Minnie H. 22, b. Kent Erith. Son Donovan F. 6 months, b. Kent Erith. (GBCens1891 LDS6095747 f.65.) 
INFO CENSUS 1901 (31 Mar 1901). Kent, Erith. #172. Lesney Cottage. Frederick Mitchell, head, mar, 34, farmer's son, worker, b.Kent Bexley. Wife Minnie H., 32, b. Kent Erith. Children b. Erith: Donovan F. 10; John L. 8; Cyril J. 4; Nora E. 7mths. (GBCens1901 RG13/698:62:34.) 
INFO CENSUS 1911 (2 Apr 1911) Dartford Kent census district. Frederick John Mitchell, head, 45, married, farmer's son, working on farm, worker, born Kent Bridgen Bexley. Wife Minnie Helena Mitchell, 42, married 21 years, 6 children, 6 living, born Kent Erith. Son Cyril James Mitchell, 14 1/2, working on farm, worker, born Erith Kent. Daughter Nora Ellen Mitchell 10 1/2, born Kent Erith. Son George Clifford Mitchell, 8 1/2, born Kent Erith. Daughter Kathleen Minnie Mitchell, 5, born Kent Erith. Rooms in dwelling 5. Signed Frederick John Mitchell The Cottage Lesney Farm Erith Kent. (GBCens1911 RG14/3743, 173.) 
INFO PASSENGER LIST. Ship "Orama" (Orient Line). Departing London, bound for Australia. 3rd class passengers #147 Mitchell, Fredk J., farmer; Mrs., housewife; Cyril J, Norah, Clifford, Cathleen. (PassLeavUK.) 
INFO PASSENGER LIST Ship "Ruahine". Arrival in London from New Zealand 16 March 1916. 3rd class passengers, port of embarcation Wellington: Mr. F. Mitchell, scholar age 13; Mr. C. Mitchell, farmer, age 50; Mrs. M. Mitchell, wife age 47; Miss N. Mitchell, scholar, 15; Miss K. Mitchell, scholar, 9. Country of last permanent residence: New Zealand. Country of intended future permanent residence: England. (UKIncomPass) [Note: error in the listing: the first passenger is actually Mr. C. Mitchell, the 13-year old scholar, and the second Mr. F. Mitchell, the 50-year old farmer.]. 
INFO PHOTO. Photo of the Frederick John Mitchell family (lacking eldest son Donovan Frederick Mitchell), about 1918. (CorresMAHON 14Apr2012.)
INFO RETURN TO NEW ZEALAND abt 1922. A book-length biography of E.M. Blaiklock mentions the Mitchell family. The Mitchells came to New Zealand first in 1912 as dairy farmers at Wayby, Northland. They returned to England in 1916 after the older boys [John Leslie and Cyril James] went to war. In about 1922, the family returned to New Zealand and settled at Blockhouse Bay [Auckland] in a property on a cliff overlooking Manukau Harbour. (BlaikChrSch pp.48-49.) 
INFO PHOTO. Frederick and Minnie Mitchell and children. Date estimate1925. Left to right: George Clifford, Frederick John, (Kathleen or Nora), Cyril James, Minnie Helena, (Kathleen or Nora), John Leslie. (CorresLYMHE email 22Dec2012.)
INFO PHOTO. Frederick and Minnie Mitchell. Date estimate 1927. (CorresLYMHE email 22Dec2012.)
INFO PASSENGER LIST. 31 May 1929. Ship "Comorin" arrival at Tilbury Dock [Tilbury, Essex, England] from Australia. From Adelaide, #219 Mitchell Frederick, destination: Ashfields, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: settler, age 63, permanent residence New Zealand. #220 Mitchell, Minnie H. occupation: home duties, age 60. (UKInPassAnc.) 
INFO PASSENGER LIST. Ship "Cathay" of P.&O.S.N.Co. Departure from London 1 Nov 1929 for Sydney. page 3: Frederick Mitchell, of Atherfolds, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks. 2nd class, bound for Auckland, settler, age 64, Last permanent residence: "other parts of the British Empire." Intended permanent residence: New Zealand. NEXT listing: Mitchell, Minnie Helena, no occup., age 61. (PassLeavUK.) 
DeathFrederick John Mitchell died 5 November 1944 in Auckland, New Zealand. 
INFO DEATH NOTICE. New Zealand Herald, 7 Nov 1944. "MITCHELL. -- On November 5, at his residence, Gilfillan Street, Blockhouse Bay, Frederick John, dearly-beloved husband of Minnie and loved father of the Rev. D.F. Mitchell (Melbourne), Rev. J.L. Mitchell (Morrinsville), C.J. Mitchell (Mount Albert), Mrs Runciman (Whangarei), Mrs. Blaiklock (Mount Albert), and the late Cliff Mitchell (Sudan Interior Mission). --Forever with the Lord. A service will be held at the above address today (Tuesday), at 1 p.m., funeral then leaving for Waikumete Cemetery." (NZHerDeaNot LDS1438931.) 
INFO CEMETERY INFO. Waikumete Cemetery. MITCHELL, Frederick John, age 79, farmer. of Gilfillan St. Death 5 Nov 1944, Burial 7 Nov 1944, Wesleyan Block F section 1 plot 51. Funeral Director: W.R. Batersby. Re-open MITCHELL, Minnie Helena 23 Jun 1954. (WaikumCem LDs1363594.) 
INFO PROBATE FILE LOCATION. Archives New Zealand Auckland: Title: Mitchell Frederick John - Auckland - Settler, years 1944-1944. Agency BBAE, series 1570, Box 656, record 1303/1944. (ArchNZArchwy.) 


Minnie Helena Farmar (circa 1868 - 1954)