Person:Thomas Mitchell (90)

Thomas Mitchell
b.Nov 1627
  • HThomas Mitchell1627 - 1709
  • W.  Mary Moulton (add)
m. Nov 1655
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Name Thomas Mitchell
Gender Male
Birth[1] Nov 1627
Marriage Nov 1655 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Moulton (add)
Death[1] 1 Sep 1709 Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Thomas Mitchell of Mystickside was a sea captain who traded up the present day Maine coast. He was both tried for piracy in connection with Dutch privateers [3] and held for ransom by Barbary pirates. [to be expanded].

  1. 1.0 1.1 Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Malden, Massachusetts, 1677-1868.

    MITCHELL: Thomas, 81 y. 10 m., Sept. 1, 1709. G.S.

  2.   Cutter, William Richard (ed.). Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (New York, New York : Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1908), vol 4 page 1624, Questionable quality.

    Thomas Mitchell, immigrant MITCHELL ancestor, born in England
    or Scotland, in 1627, settled in Charlestown, Massachusetts, was probably son of Thomas.Mitchell, of Charlestown, who was admitted to the church with his wife Anne, June ii, 1636, and was a deputy to the general court in 1648. Matthew Mitchell, who also settled in Charlestown, came in the ship "James,"' from Bristol, England, with Richard Mather, and removed to Springfield, Massachusetts, of which lie was one of the founders in 1636. The elder Thomas Mitchell died 1677, and administration was granted to his widow Anne. The younger Thomas Mitchell (i), died September i, 1709, and his gravestone at Maiden gives his age as eighty-one years ten months. He lived on the Mystic side (Maiden) and for a time at Pemaquid, Maine, where he was an inhabitant in 1675, probably returning to Mlalden on account of the Narragansett war. He married, November, 1655, Mary Molton, born 1635, died January 7, 1711-12, aged seventy-six (gravestone at Maiden). He is on the list of tithes 1677-8 at Charlestown. His wife Mary, under a power of attorney, deeded to daughter Mary Ellis all his land in Charlestown and Maiden. Her estate was administered by her grandson, Thomas Mitchell, appointed May 23, 1719.

    [not all of the children are supportable]

  3.   Soldiers in King Phillip's War, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), vol 37 page 170, Apr 1883, Secondary quality.

    [The section "Capt. Samuel Mosely and his men" gives an account of the piracy trial of Thomas Mitchell.]