Edith Elizabeth Mitchell (born Cole) (1883 - 1972)

Edith Elizabeth Cole - young face
Edith Elizabeth Mitchell in later life

Edith Elizabeth Cole was born on 20 September 1883 to James Reedman Cole and his wife Elizabeth Caroline.

In Edith's young days she was a suffragette, and she remained interested in left wing politics all her life.

In the third quarter of 1905 she married George Frederick Mitchell at Edmonton and in 1922 the couple moved to Stoke Poges Lane in Slough where they both worked for the Post Office. She was appointed a Justice of the Peace and the second woman ever to be appointed as a magistrate in Buckinghamshire.

They had one son, George Eric Mitchell who married Evelyn Perkins, and three daughters: Edith Elizabeth Mitchell (known as Pat) who married Leslie Gerard d'Albertson; Kathleen Mary Mitchell (known as Kit) who married William Ponsonby Armistead; and Phyllis Barbara Mitchell (known as Barbara) who married Douglas Henry Millett. All appear to have spent long periods in Australia and some emigrated there permanently.

Edith remained in England and died on 6 June 1972 at Wexham Park hospital, Slough. George died on 8 February 1964.

We are in touch with the descendants of Phyllis Barbara Mitchell/Millett and George Eric Mitchell, but would love to hear from descendants via other lines. Names we know of are: John d'Albertson, Sally d'Albertson, Christiana d'Albertson, Raymond Armistead, Julie-Ann Armistead, Shari Armistead and Rhett Armistead.

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