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Look up- Dublin Births Records

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Jane Report 23 Jan 2013 00:37

Many thanks for your information ,So it was Hardie who murdered the man Dixon and Mitchell was hanged for the murder.
I will take a look at WW1 Docs and see if there is any infomation there.
I will also look out for the book- Tudor's Toughts .

Once again many thanks ( I think you have helped me before)



Eringobragh1916 Report 22 Jan 2013 18:41

Jane....There is plenty of info.relating to the murder and also someone who was writing a book about Wm Mitchell..

Tudor's Toughs by Ernest McCall "alludes to the execution of a mysterious Black and Tan or Auxilliary. This must refer to William Mitchell hanged in Mountjoy on 7-6-1921. William Mitchell & Arthur Hardie, (both Tans) who were based at Dunlavin RIC Barracks, set out to rob a local JP (Robt Dixon) and, in the course of the bungled robbery, Hardie shot the JP and his son. Robert Dixon died. The next day, Hardie committed suicide, leaving Mitchell, to be tried by court-martial and hanged".

There is a an indication that on the morning of the execution Mitchells wife and small baby were outside the prison.

Given that he served in WW1 there may be a note of his parents in the WW1 Docs.

The person who was writing a book stated they had lots of info..
Perhaps it was your family member..????


Jane Report 22 Jan 2013 16:04

Thanks Catherine,

You have been great with all your information you found on William Mitchell.
I don't know why I would want him to be part of the family but if he is I can't really do anything about it. So he was hanged for his crime of murder
I'm unable to find any info about his mother/father. So I may have to leave it as unsolved family history of the pass.
Many thanks


Catherine Report 22 Jan 2013 11:47

I googled William's name and I'm wondering if this could be him:-

Talking about Executioner John Ellis.

On 25th of April 1921 he hanged Thomas Traynor in Dublin. Two months later on 7th June he was back at Mountjoy to perform the triple execution of Edmund Foly, Patrick Maher and William Mitchell.

I also found this:-


On Tuesday the 7th of June 1921 Constable William Mitchell was hanged in Mountjoy for his part in the wilful murder of Mr. Robert Dixon JP in his house at Dunlavin County Wicklow. Mitchell had gone with another RIC Constable Arthur Hardie to Dixon’s house with the intention of robbery, the robbery went wrong and Hardie shot Dixon and his son, Dixon died form wounds receive.

..........but neither mention anything about their families, so no help unfortunately.


Jane Report 22 Jan 2013 00:29

Thanks to all.

My 3rd cousin is writting a book about Mitchell in Ireland.

Running with be released very soon.



Jane Report 22 Jan 2013 00:02

Many thanks for the information.
Yes, you have the right person,I'm trying to place him in our family tree. Old family stories from my late father talked about him but never said who he was in the family. you may have the right family because I think his father Joseph married woman with surname Moore but I don't think it was Annie.


Jane Report 21 Jan 2013 23:57

Many thanks for the advise. William's father name Joesph Mitchell
I have checked Familysearch and found no information on his birth


Catherine Report 21 Jan 2013 23:16

The only William Mitchell born abt. correct time and living Donnybrook, in 1901 census is this one:-

Residents of a house 38 in Merrion Road (Pembroke East & Donnybrook, Dublin)

Mitchell Florence 7 Female Daughter I Church Dublin Scholar Read and write English - -
Mitchell Elizabeth 5 Female Daughter I Church Merrion Scholar Cannot read or write English - -
Mitchell Francis 9 Female Daughter I Church Dublin Scholar Read and write English - -
Mitchell William 11 Male Son I Church Dublin Scholar Read and write English - -
Moore Caroline 60 Female Visitor I Church Lucan Servant Read and write English Widow -
Mitchell Annie 40 Female Wife I Church Oldtown No occupation Read and write English Married

...............but there is no father noted so not sure if it is relevant????


Reggie Report 21 Jan 2013 23:03

The parents' names are not on the index..........

Have you tried looking yourself on familysearch?

Have you looked for them in 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses? They are FREE


Catherine Report 21 Jan 2013 23:03

Can't see a birth for the moment, but did come across this which may, or may not, be your man??

William Mitchell, "Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924"

name: William Mitchell
also known as: Alice Mitchell
role of individual: Prisoner
event: Prison
event date: 1921
event place: Mountjoy, Dublin, Ireland
residence: Dunlavin
age: 33

birthplace: Donnybrook
estimated birth year: 1888

prison: Mountjoy
offence: Murder
victim's address:
where convicted:
item: 3
book: 1/43/12
county: Dublin
film number: 2357009
digital folder number: 004492722
image number: 00638
Citing this Record

"Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 Jan 2013), William Mitchell, 1921.

..........this could very well go with above:-

Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958 about William Mitchell
Name: William Mitchell
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1921
Death Age: 33
Registration district: Dublin North
Death Country: Ireland
Volume: 2
Page: 373
FHL Film Number: 0101608

................will remove if you don't want this posting.


Jane Report 21 Jan 2013 22:55

Looking for information from Dublin Birth records.

Birth of William Mitchell- born 1888, Donnybrook, Dublin.
may have no first name on birth certificate and left blank.
Father's name, Joesph Mitchell.
No mothers details.
Regards...Jane Potter