Bone/Mitchel Family Histories



Bone/Mitchel Family Histories


Both these families were related to the Hastie family and it is again thanks to Megan Hastie for her research.

Their history focuses on the story of families who moved around for work with the aim of gaining a better life. They came to Carsphairn from Wanlockhead and Leadhills where they had been leadminers and from Carsphairn they left to work in the new industries in Ayrshire associated with the nineteenth century industrial revolution or they moved to the New World where mining work was easily available.

These notes on the two families inevitably overlap with those about the Hastie and McDonald families such was the extent of marriage amongst the closely knit mining communities which, after all, in Scotland were situated in very remote, isolated settlements. Children who grew up together at the leadmines later married.

Those highlighted in the notes spent some time at the Woodhead leadmine. John Bone died in an accident at the leadmines and the account of his death in the Dumfries Standard is displayed on the board which relates to the leadmine. He is buried in Carsphairn Kirkyard.





Original Format

A4 folder



IS, “Bone/Mitchel Family Histories,” Carsphairn Archive, accessed October 21, 2020,