Person:Constant Mitchell (2)

m. 15 Apr 1606
  1. Experience Mitchellabt 1602 - bef 1689
  2. Constant Mitchell1614 - Aft 1663
  • HJohn Fobes1608 - Bef 1660
  • WConstant Mitchell1614 - Aft 1663
m. 1634
  1. Mary Fobes1636 -
  2. Joshua Fobes1644 - 1676
  3. John Fobes1646 - 1661
  4. Lt. William Fobesabt 1649 - 1712
  5. Deacon Edward Fobes1651 - Abt 1732
  6. Deacon Caleb Fobes, Sr.1653 - 1710
  7. Elizabeth Fobes1657 - 1737
  • HJohn BriggsAbt 1609 - Bef 1690
  • WConstant Mitchell1614 - Aft 1663
m. Bef 5 Oct 1663
Facts and Events
Name Constant Mitchell
Gender Female
Birth? 1614 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Emigration[3] 1623 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, NetherlandsShe came on the Anne with her brother Experience. They were of the original Scrooby party of Pilgrims.
Marriage 1634 to John Fobes
Marriage Bef 5 Oct 1663 to John Briggs
Death[4] Aft 5 Oct 1663 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

Children of this marriage: John (b. 1646, d. 1661), Edward (b. 1651, m. Elizabeth Howard), Mary, Caleb (b. 1653, m Sarah Granger), William, M. Elizabeth Southworth), Joshua (killed in "Perces fight" near Attleboro in 1676), & Elizabeth (b. 1657, m. Joseph Russell).

  1.   Walker/Forbes , [1], 1968 & 1975.

    Walker/Forbes Genealogy, Compiler: Walker, Frank A., (Manchester, NH, 1968 & 1975), pg 157.

  2.   Legends Ancestry Website - Fobes, [2], 1999.

    Legends Ancestry - Fobes, Compiler: Wentling, Mark, (Clan Forbes Society website, 1999), gen 13.

  3. Fobes of New England, [3].

    Two years after John Fobes' death, she remarried to John Briggs, she being about 45-50 years of age at the time. While the NEHGS' Great Migration Project, lead by Charles Robert Anderson, states that Constant Mitchell is not proven to be Experience Mitchell's sister, two items found would appear to make this relationship likely:

    In a 1661 letter written by George Allen, of Sandwich, Mass. to Experience Mitchell of Duxbury, he mentions the death of Mitchell's sister's son, John Fobes, who "died at his house, about 1661, 7, 10" he judged. He also says that John gave the land received from his father to his brother, William, only Edward is to have his choice when they divide the two shares, and states that John remembered his love to his mother and brothers and sisters.

    The nunc. will July 31, 1662, of John Fobes (Sr.). He mentions wife, two eldest sons John and Edward; daughter Mary. His bro. Experience Mitchell to help the wife and children.

  4. The MayFlower Descendant - The Innovatory of John FFobes, [4].

    The Inventory of John Fobes fol 6 July the 31 Ann 1662 The Inventory of the moveable goods of John ffobes of the Township of Bridgwater now Deceased and exhibited at the Court held att Plymouth the fift of october 1663 on the oath of Constant Briggs sometimes the wife of the said John ffobes was taken by Thomas Hayward Sr John Willis Sr and William Brett (Vol 15, pg 60)