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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

William Bedford MITCHELL

Born 1869 in Bunbury, Western Australia [15]
Son of William Bedford MITCHELL and Caroline MORGAN [15]
Married Fanny Priscilla PEARSE in Dongara in 1898 [15]
Commission Agent in Dongara [50]
Through Mrs Eliza M. MOORE of Dongara donated 5/- to the Anglican Church's fund in aid of orphanages in 1899 [39: 5-Dec-1899]
Exhibited in the Horse and Cattle sections of the Irwin Agricultural Society's Annual Show in Dongara in 1908 [9: 9-Oct-1908]
     Won both 1st and 2nd prizes for Colt, 1st prize for Gents Hack, 2nd prize for Blood Stallion and 2nd prize for Jersey Cow [9]
Effected the sale of JAQUES Bros' farm in Carnamah to Silas J. ROWLAND of Dongara in May 1914 [86: 2 & 23-May-1914]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mingenew grazier Charles W. O'HALLORAN at the Mingenew Cemetery on 30 March 1919 [9: 4-Apr-1919]
He and his wife were the absentee owners of 18,599 acres of farmland in and near Dudawa, East Arrino [44]
     3,184 of their acres was contained within Lots 18, 24, 25, 29, 32, 33 and 34 of the Dudawa Estate [44]
     In 1921 his wife purchased the 7,708 acre Lot M1349, and in 1922 the 894 acre Lot M1368 of Victoria Location 2019 [27]
     The two lots were purchased from the Midland Railway Company for £5395/12/- (14/- per acre) and £759/18/- (17/- per acre) [27]
     Their farmland in and near Dudawa was concluded with a 6,813 acre portion of Victoria Location 2018 [44]
Their farm in Dudawa, East Arrino was managed by Robert C. LEWIS from 1922 until 1929 [6] [19] [P2]
Judged the Horse Events at the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah on Thursday 20 September 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
He owned the racehorse Jummery, which he sold to Charles B. DODD of Arrino in 1924 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
In 1927-28 leased 264 acres in Mingenew from Henry F. BASFORD in Lots M446 and M448 of Victoria Location 2021 [44]
His wife sold 451 acres of their mixed farming land in Dudawa to D. John SELWAY for £5/10/- an acre in February 1930 [39: 22-Feb-1930]
Later resided in Perth [2]
Father of Betty Bedford [332]
Died 25 March 1928; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, EA, 26B) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Bedford Mitchell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/william-bedford-mitchell [reference list]




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