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William Mitchell (1755–1827)

On Tuesday last, Mr. James [i.e. William] Mitchell, at the advanced age of 73. The deceased came out Quarter-master of the Sirius frigate in 1788, when Governor Philip arrived at Port Jackson with the first fleet. He afterwards became a settler at Norfolk Island, where he remained until the evacuation of that Settlement; when he joined the other settlers; who left the Island, and afterwards settled in Tasmania. He was generally respected as an upright, honest, and industrious man; and died a devout Christian.

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'Mitchell, William (1755–1827)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mitchell-william-27775/text35492, accessed 28 May 2024.

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Birth

August, 1755
Ardersier, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Death

13 June, 1827 (aged 71)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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