Ethel MITCHELL (1885-1963)
1 Ethel Jessie MITCHELL (1885-1963) . Born 28 Oct 1885, 6 Western Lane, Clapham, Surrey. Marr Charles PALMER 23 Feb 1908, Church of the Ascension, Malwood Rd, Balham, London. Ethel and Charles
were both single when they were married by Banns. Charles was living at his parents house at 52 Caistor Road, Balham. Ethel was living at her parents house at 12 Temperley Road. Charles was a chauffeur. Their witnesses were Charles's twin brother Albert Palmer
and Albert Davis. Died 13 Aug 1963, 353 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London. Cause: 1a)Recurrent Cerebal Thrombosis. b) Hypertension. c) Old age.
at her daughter Joan's house. Ethel, her daughter, registered the death 14th August 1963.
The only Jessie I could find [no Ethel's found] was living in Lambeth
and working as a scullery maid. Her age was given as 17, her place of birth West Norwood.
2 John MITCHELL (1851?-1932) . Born 1851 (app), Bray, Berkshire.
Marr Louisa WIGGINS 9 Feb 1875, The Parish Church, Clapham, London England. Marr Annie TAYLOR 2 Sep 1916, St Mary's, Balham. John and Annie were married after Banns. They were both widowed; Annie had been married to a Mr. Langridge. Their
witnesses were H.W. May, W.E. Mitchell, Mary L. May, May Taylor and E. Viney. They were both resident at 6 Balham Grove. John was still a gardener. John was aged 64 and Annie 62. Died 25 Jun 1932, Wandsworth, London. Buried 29 Jun 1932, Wandsworth
Cemetary, Magdalen Road, London. He is buried with Louisa.
John was fond of IPA beer and every year John and Annie went down to Truro to stay with Arthur
& Florence. Florence had to go out to the local brewer and lay in a small stock of IPA just for the duration.
Source: Martin Mitchell
'Our dear Dad John Mitchell passed away on
June 25th 1932 age 80 years'
Source: Family bible-copy sent by Martin Mitchell
At four o'clock in the summer he always walked home past 30 Blandfield Road where she lived, for a chat.
His second wife Annie, would iron the bed sheets every evening to warm them.
Every Sunday Jessie Palmer [nee Mitchell] would make a seed cake. Win and her sisters would argue whose turn it was to take it to Annie and John living in Temperley Road.
Winifred Caston [nee Palmer] his granddaughter.
When John's daughter Winifred married in 1916, he was one of the witnesses.
John was working for Samuel Fisher as a gardener. He was aged 19. Samuel had 5 daughters, two of whom were called Ethel
and Constance. Samuel also had a son called Herbert. I think it's interesting that John and Louisa named their children these names, and wonder if John was very fond of his boss and his family.
Source: 1871 census
Source: Charles Booth Archive:
BLACK: Lowest class. Vicious, semi-criminal.
DARK BLUE: Very poor, casual. Chronic want.
LIGHT BLUE: Poor. 18s. to 21s. a week for a moderate family
PURPLE: Mixed. Some comfortable others poor
PINK: Fairly comfortable. Good
RED: Middle class. Well-to-do.
and Upper classes. Wealthy.
'Western Lane- semi-det.cottages with garden: purple to
There were three rooms, the kitchen was counted as a room, but the bath room or closet wasn't.
4 David MITCHELL (1818?-1865) . Born 1818 (app), Winkfield, Berkshire. Christened 23 Aug 1818, All Saints, Binfield, Berkshire. Marr Emma BOLTON 1847, Cookham Registration District, Berkshire.
Marr Jane MASKELL 29 Dec 1851, St Michael's, Bray, Berkshire. Jane and David were both widowed. They were both resident at Kimbers Lane, Bray. Their witnesses were Thomas Miles and Thomas Jones who was the only one who signed the register. Died