Person:Jacob Mitchell (1)

m. by abt 1641
  1. John MITCHELL1632 - 1719
  2. Edward Mitchell1638 - 1716/17
  3. Sarah MitchellAbt 1641 - Abt 1731
  4. Jacob Mitchellabt 1643 - 1675
  5. Hannah Mitchellabt 1662 - aft 1701
  • HJacob Mitchellabt 1643 - 1675
  • WSusanna Pope1649 - 1675
m. 7 Nov 1666
  1. Thomas Mitchellabt 1668 - 1727
Facts and Events
Name Jacob Mitchell
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1643 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Marriage 7 Nov 1666 East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Susanna Pope
Death? 9 JUL 1675 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

Both Ensign Jacob Mitchell and his wife are slain by the Indians during the Dartmouth massacre while fleeing to the garrison. They had removed their children to the fort a day prior. "John-num" an Indian captured later confessed to participating in the murder of Jacob, Susannah and her brother John, and was immediately executed.[1]

Curiously, later all three orphaned children would marry Kingman children, of John and Elizabeth, on the same day.


The Estate of Jacob Mitchell[2]

At a court held 7 March, 1675: "Experience Michell and Edward Michell appointed by the Court to use the best Care to enquire after and take into theire Costody the estate of Jacob Michell Deceased, and to make Report thereof to the Court that soe it may be prefered to the best that may be for the Good of the Children;"[3]

At a court held 5 March, 1677. "Experience Michell Edward Michell and Joseph Bartlett are allowed and appointed by to be Gaurdians to the Children of Jacob Michell Deceased to Call in the Debts Due unto the said estate and to Gather the same together and to Improve the same for the future Good of the said Children when they Come to be of age;" [4]

An "Inventory of the Estate of Jacob Mitchel Late of Dartmouth who deceased in the year 1675" was exhibited to the Court, at Plymouth, on 17 March, 1690/1. The real estate was not appraised. The only personal estate was: "money" £27, 15s., and "Pewter" £1.

"Thomas Michel Son of sd Deceased" made oath to the inventory, and administration was granted to "Edward Mitchell of Bridgwater and to Thomas Mitchell Son of Jacob mitchell deceased"[5]

Text References

  1. Pope Genealogy
  2. Mayflower Descendant 21:4: Jacob Mitchell's Estate
  3. Court Orders, 5: 131
  4. Court Orders, 5: 174
  5. Plym. Co. Prob. Rcds., 1: 92