Published online by Cambridge University Press: 22 June 2017
We consider a class of Sevastyanov branching processes with nonhomogeneous Poisson immigration. These processes relax the assumption required by the Bellman–Harris process which imposes the lifespan and offspring of each individual to be independent. They find applications in studies of the dynamics of cell populations. In this paper we focus on the subcritical case and examine asymptotic properties of the process. We establish limit theorems, which generalize classical results due to Sevastyanov and others. Our key findings include a novel law of large numbers and a central limit theorem which emerge from the nonhomogeneity of the immigration process.