Jonathan Mitchell, Cambridge, came with his f. Matthew, in the James, from Bristol, 1635, being then a. 9 or 10 yrs. old, was bred at H. C. where 1647, he had his A. B. ord. 21 Aug. 1650, m. 19 Nov. foll. Margaret, wid. of Thomas Shepard, his predecess. but was bef. betrothed to Sarah, d. of Rev. John Cotton, wh. d. in Jan. preced. had Margaret, b. 26 Feb. 1653, d. next yr.; Nathaniel, 4 Mar. 1656, d. at 17 yrs.; John, 16 Mar. 1658, d. next yr.; Samuel, 14, bapt. 21 Oct. 1660, H. C. 1681, whose d. is not found in the catal. and he is the latest of the childr. in the ch. reg. of his f. Yet he certain. had Jonathan, 1687, wh. d. 14 Mar. 1695; and Margaret, again, wh. m. 13 June 1682, Stephen Sewall of Salem, and only thro. her, is the blood of the disting. ancest. come down. He d. 9 July 1668, in the "forty-third yr. of his age," says the Magnalia, IV.184, yet as Mather could not avoid an occassion of blunder, even for so famous a man, whom he calls matchless, he had on p. 166 of the same Book, told us he was b. 1624, Halifax, in the W. riding of Yorksh. In 1662, he, with Gookin, were made first licensers of the press in Mass. He had good est. the inv. being £786,17,9. Ever writer who has ment. the famous men of the early days of our country, has told of Mitchell, and the oversight of call. his f. Jonathan, instead of Matthew, by Sprague, in Annals of the American Pulpit, would seem too trivial to be noticed here, did not the minute statem. of his m. require correction: "Margaret S. daur. of his predecessor, by his first m." seems to bear on its face, the stamp of exact truth. But as accura. relat. is always desira. it may be told, the only d. of Shepard by his first w. d. inf. and this Margaret who m. Mitchell was the third w. of S. not his ch.