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

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





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