Mittons Jewellers Ltd.
Five Generations of Family Jewellers
Mitton's Jewellers was established in 1897 by William Welbury Mitton and his wife Ida Lenetine. Welbury and Ida's son Earle Lyn (born 1882) took an interest in the family business, apprenticing with his father, then taking training in optometry and watch making in London. Lyn, along with his wife Edna Mae Scott took over the family business at the turn of the century. Their son Fredrick Harold (born 1923) followed in the footsteps of his Dad and Grandfather, to learn the family craft. While apprenticing at Webb Jewellers in Windsor, as a watchmaker, his father, Lyn (56) fell ill and passed away with pneumonia. At 18, Fred and his mother Edna assumed the full responsibility of the family business.
Fred was married to Janet Turnbull in 1949. Janet left her career in nursing to join Fred in the daily operations of the store. Their son Craig (born 1952) would be the fourth generation to run the family business. Craig took his training in business and as a goldsmith and graduate jeweller, marrying Rosemary Pegg a gourmet chef, who joined Craig in the family firm in 1974. Craig and Rosemary's son Charles Dennis (1980) showed interest in bench work from an early age and has become the fifth generation at Mittons. Charlie is a graduate goldsmith of Georgian College and a graduate gemologist through the GIA. Charlie along with his wife Karla Goldhawk, a registered nurse, came to work with Craig and Rosemary at Mitton's in 2007.
Craig and Charlie have shared an interest in jewellery design and repair work with special interest in diamonds and gems. Craig and family rang in the stores 125th anniversary in 2022, ranking Mitton's among the oldest in the country.
Welbury, Lyn, Fred, Craig and Charlie have all shared the tools, the work bench, and the legacy which is MItton's Jewellers.
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
We also offer private appointments, please call 519-674-5554.