Name origin: From the Saxon muchel, big; a corruption of Michael. An ancient Scottish family that later settled at Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

Thomas Mitchell

b.1566 Eltisley Parish, Cambridgeshire, England; parents ukn
d.1628 Bridgewater, Plymouth County, MA
m.April 15, 1606 Amsterdam, Holland; Margaret Williams
b.1568 of Cambridge England; parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Mitchell b.1611 Leiden, Holland
  2. Experience Mitchell b.1609 d.Sept. 4, 1689
  3. Constant Mitchell b.1614 Duxbury, MA d.1661 Bridgewater, MA

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Experience Mitchell

b.1609 Leyden, Holland; s/o Thomas and Margaret (Williams) Mitchell
d.Sept. 4, 1689 Duxbury, MA
m.(1)June 1, 1627; Jane Cooke
b.1604/06 Leyden, Holland d/o Francis and Hester (Mahieu) Cooke
d.June 8, 1666 Plymouth, MA
m.(2)May 24, 1682; Mary Prior

CHILDREN included:

  1. Elizabeth Mitchell b.Aug. 27, 1627 Plymouth, MA d.Dec. 5, 1684 Bridgewater, MA m.Dec. 6, 1645 John Washburn
  2. Thomas Mitchell b.1627/28 Plymouth, MA d.Sept. 1, 1709 Charlestown, MA
  3. John Experience (or Michael) Mitchell b.1632 Plymouth, MA d.Oct. 14, 1719 Providence, RI
  4. Mary Mitchell b.1634 Plymouth, MA d.1679 Bridgewater, MA (m.Shaw?)
  5. Jacob Mitchell b.1637 d.Sept. 2, 1675 Bridgewater, MA
  6. Edward Mitchell b.1638 Duxbury, MA d.March 15, 1716 Bridgewater, MA
  7. Sarah Mitchell b.1640 Bridgewater, MA d.1681 Bridgewater, MA
  8. Hannah Mitchell b.1644 Bridgewater, MA d.1702 Bridgewater, MA
  9. John Mitchell b.1652 Newbury, MA d.Dec. 27, 1731 m.Dec. 14, 1675 Mary Bonney b.1634 MA d.May 13, 1677 d/o Thomas Bonney and Mary Hunt

NOTE: Experience came to Plymouth in 1623 on the Anne.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: EXPERIENCE, came to Plymouth, Mass., 1623, removed to Duxbury, Mass., 1631; late in life to Bridgewater, Mass., where he died 1680.

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