Person:Matthew Mitchell (1)

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Matthew Mitchell
b.est 1591
  • HMatthew Mitchellest 1591 - bef 1649
  • WSusan Woodest 1590 -
m. 16 Apr 1616
  1. Abigail Mitchell1618 - 1721
  2. David Mitchell1619 - bet 1685/86
  3. Sarah Mitchell1621 -
  4. Martha Mitchell1623 - 1623
  5. Rev. Jonathan Mitchell1624 - 1668
  6. Susan Mitchell1627 - aft 1693
  7. Matthew Mitchell1629 - 1629
  8. Hannah Mitchell1631 - 1702
Facts and Events
Name Matthew Mitchell
Gender Male
Birth[1] est 1591
Marriage 16 Apr 1616 Halifax, Yorkshire, Englandto Susan Wood
Immigration[1] 1635 On the James of Bristol
Death[1] bef 16 Jun 1649 Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Matthew Mitchell, his wife, Susan Wood Mitchell and four children, David, Sarah, Jonathan and Hannah came to America with Benjamin and Ann Jundon Butterfield (and Mary and Benjamin), and Samuel Butterfield (half brother to Benjaman and Susan Wood). They sailed on the ship James on Saturday 23 May 1635 from Bristol, England and apparently arrived at Charleston or Boston. Also on the ship were the Sherman Family and the family of the Rev. Richard Mather. Two more Mitchell children were probably with them ( Abagail and Mary).

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Matthew Michell, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    ORIGIN: Halifax, Yorkshire
    MIGRATION: 1635 in the James of Brisol [Young's First Planters 454, 456, 457, 460, 462, 464, 465]
    FIRST RESIDENCE: Charlestown
    REMOVES: Concord 1635, Springfield 1636, Saybrook 1636, Wethersfield 1637, Stamford 1641.

    BIRTH: By about 1591 (based on date of marriage)
    DEATH: By 19 May 1646 (date of inventory)

The James of Bristol (1635)
At least three ships called the James sailed in 1635 from England to New England. This one sailed with the Angel Gabriel and three smaller ships, the Bess, the Diligent, and the Mary. The James and the Angel Gabriel were caught in a great storm off the coast of North America. The Angel Gabriel wrecked off the coast of Maine, the James survived barely, making it to Boston after more than 12 weeks at sea.
Sailed: 4 June 1635 from King's Road, Bristol, England under Master John Taylor
Arrived: 17 Aug 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts.

Passengers:
at least 28
Thomas Armitage and family - Barnabas and Dina Fawer - George and Jane Kendrick - Richard Mather and family - Rev. Daniel Maude - Matthew Mitchell and family - John Smith and family - Nathaniel Wales

Resources: Richard Mather's Journal - Passenger List