Name Samuel Mitchelson
Country Of Origin England
Born 1842
Died 1877
Birth/Baptism Approx. 1842, most likely in England
Parents James Mitchelson and Harriet Keeler
Apprenticeship in Hobart
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
16 Barrack Street, Hobart
Arrival Possibly 1850
Other 24 July 1850: Samuel’s father, James Mitchelson, a military pensioner and painter and glazier by trade, arrived in Hobart from Plymouth on the convict ship Blenheim.

1857: Petition – From Hobart Town – Disposal of The Waste Land. Samuel is on the petition as a watchmaker, Barrack Street, Hobart. He would have been about 15 years old at the time. Watchmaker Thomas Hamilton, Liverpool Street, is recorded on the same page.

16 October 1857: Samuel’s father, James Mitchelson, died at his residence, 16 Barrack Street, Hobart, aged 52, survived by his wife and a large family. Samuel was the informant of his father’s death.

1865: Samuel advertised as a watchmaker and jeweller in Sale, Victoria.

In December 1870, Samuel lived at the Camden Hotel in Maffra in the Gippsland region in Victoria, where a man stole two watches from his room. With the assistance of the landlord and police, Samuel reclaimed his timepieces.

3 November 1874: Samuel’s mother, Harriet Mitchelson, died in the Gippsland region, aged 67.

Samuel continued working in his trade Maffra until at least 1876, possibly a little longer, until his health failed.

Death 27 February 1877, Gippsland Hospital, Sale, Victoria, aged 35.

Cause: Liver, kidney, and heart conditions.

Burial: 28 February 1877, Sale Public Cemetery, Victoria.                       

1857 Tasmania Petition, From Hobart Town Disposal of the Waste Land, 1857.
TAHO: CSO24/1/274 Arrival 1850; RGD35/1/5 no486 Death 1857.
Victoria BDM Death Registration No. 2907/1877; Ancestry, Find A Grave Index 1877.
The Hobart Town Advertiser 19 & 20 October 1857; Gippsland Times 20 December 1864, 17 December 1870, 5 November 1874, 28 March 1876.