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Ruth Mitchelson (Bushnell)

Birthplace: Horsham,,Sussex,England
Death: June 15, 1664 (51-52)
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Frances Bushnell II and Ferris Chennell Bushnell
Wife of Edward Michelson and Edward Mitchelson
Mother of Thomas Mitchelson; Ruth Green; Bethia Weld; Edward Mitchelson and Elizabeth Deering
Sister of Frances Maynard Hosmer; Edmund or Edward Bushnell, Sr.; Deacon Francis Bushnell; Lieutenant William Bushnell; Stephen Bushnell and 8 others

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About Ruth Mitchelson

On 2 Jul 1635, Ruth Bushnell, aged 23, was enrolled at London as a passenger for New England on the Abigail, with a certificate of conformity from the minister of Shoreditch, Stepney, Middlesex.

She married by 1637 Edward Mitchelson of Cambridge.


  1. Jangaard, Peter M. Some Descendants of John Green (1636-1691) and Ruth Mitchelson (1638-1728) of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Halifax, N.S: P.M. Jangaard, 2007. Print. "Notes: John Green (1636-1691) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His parents were Percival Green and Ellen. He married Ruth Mitchelson (1638-1728), daughter of Edward Mitchelson and Ruth Bushnell 20 October 1656. They fourteen children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, California and Nova Scotia."
  2. "Ruth: Your Ruth Bushnell's parents were (I believe) Francis Bushness and Ferris Quenell (both of Horsham, Essex, Eng. Ruth was born 1612, Eng., d. 15 Jun 1664, in MA, USA (?), and m. Edward Michelson 1636 in Cambridge, Boston, MA. Taken from Fam.Hist.Lib. records 1996."


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Ruth Mitchelson's Timeline

September 1637
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
November 9, 1638
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
December 6, 1642
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
November 11, 1644
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
August 29, 1646
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
June 15, 1664
Age 52
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts