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Experience Mitchell
Birth: 1602
Death: 1689
Bridgewater
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Experience was born about 1602, in England. Experience is a subject in the book "Mayflower Families: Francis Cooke for Five Generations", published in association with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Experience travelled in 1623 to Plymouth Colony on the ship "Anne", with his sister, Constant Mitchell. (Constant went on to marry John Fobes)

Experience married Jane Cooke, by about 1628 (no marriage record has been found). Jane was the daughter of Mayflower passenger Francis Cooke. She widowed him (She died before 1641, and perhaps years earlier). They had 3 children:
Elizabeth b@1628
Thomas b@1630
Mary b@1632


Experience married Mary _____, by about 1641 (no marriage record has been found). She died after about 1662 (birth of last child). They had 5 children.
Sarah b@1641
Jacob b@1643
Edward b@1645
John b@1650
Hannah b@1662


Experience is listed as one of the 54 Original Proprietors of Bridgewater. The request was 'as an enlargement to the west of Duxbury' and was granted by Governor Bradford in 1645.

NOTE: The date that Experience died is not known. He died sometime between 5 December, 1684, the date of his will, and 14 May, 1689, the date of the inventory of his estate.

Experience's grave is not marked with a headstone. In his book, "Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater", Williams Latham wrote:
"The adult persons living and dying in this part of old Bridgewater previous to 1703, and probably buried in this yard, so far as is known, were N. Byram, 1688, and his wife, Robert Latham and wife, 1685-1688; Jonathan Cary, of Beaver, 1695; Experience Mitchell, of Elmwood, 1689; Mercy Harris, wife of Issac Harris, about 1682. No other public place of burial is known to have been used; and we find a very few private burying-grounds in the early settlement of the town, here, or elsewhere, in old Bridgewater."
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Mitchell (1566 - 1628)
  Margaret Williams Stocking-Mitchell (1568 - ____)
 
 Spouses:
  Jane Cooke Mitchell
  Mary Hayward Mitchell
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Mitchell Washburn*
  Thomas Mitchell (1630 - 1709)*
  Mary Mitchell Shaw (1632 - ____)*
  Sarah Mitchell Hayward (1641 - ____)*
  Jacob Mitchell (1643 - 1675)*
  Edward Mitchell (1645 - 1717)*
  Edward Mitchell (1645 - 1717)*
  John Mitchell (1650 - 1719)*
  Hannah Mitchell Hayward (1661 - ____)*
 
 Sibling:
  Experience Mitchell (1602 - 1689)
  Constant Mitchell Fobes (1614 - 1661)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: There is no stone.
 
Burial:
Old Graveyard
East Bridgewater
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Chip5610
Originally Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Mar 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34766157
Experience Mitchell
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