Mitchell Family, Fahan
Below is part of an e-mail received from Australia regarding the Mitchell family who were members of Fahan Presbyterian Church.
Recently while researching my MITCHELL family I googled “Fahan Presbyterian Church” and was thrilled to find four items of interest to me in my research.
· Photographs of Fahan Presbyterian Church where my great aunt Annie Mitchell married James Scott Laidlaw in 1912.
· The Great War Memorial tablet in memory of those who served in the war including my great uncle Andrew Mitchell who died in 1917 and also “Miss M Mitchell VAD” - I think this is my great aunt Meg Mitchell who later trained as a nurse.
· The History of the Church booklet - On 20 November 1920 Mrs Mitchell, Fahan, requested permission to erect a tablet in the church to the memory of her son Andrew. The approval of a mural tablet to the memory to the fallen heroes was given with the congregation bearing expenses and a bronze tablet would cost £45.00 or £50.00.
· The seating plan for 1890-1901 showing the James Mitchell family in seat 37. I would like to ask permission to use these items in a small booklet I am preparing for my immediate family, about the Mitchell family. I would also like to thank whoever was responsible for including those items on the
I am not sure when the Mitchells moved to Fahan, but possibly towards the end of 1901. In 1901 Census they were living in
With many thanks, Yours sincerely Beth Phillips
On R238 from Derry to Buncrana at Tooban, Burnfoot
Republic of Ireland F93 XY65