Bartholomew Mitchell and Esther Burton

St Marys, Leake, Yorkshire

Bartholomew Mitchell was born in 1752 in Nether Silton and baptised on 30 August 1752 at Leake, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Phillip Mitchell and Jane Belt.

Phillip and Jane had at least four children – Bartholomew in 1752, George 1756, Elizabeth 1760 and Phillip in 1766. Phillip Mitchell died at Nether Silton in 1766 and was buried at Leake, Yorkshire on 7 June 1766 a few months before his son and namesake was born in October 1766.

On 10 July 1775 at Over Silton, Yorkshire, Bartholomew married Esther Burton, daughter of Robert Burton 1721-1802 and Elizabeth Aba b 1730.

Esther was baptised at Felixkirk, Yorkshire on 21 September 1752.

Bartholomew and Esther had six children who were all born at Nether Silton and baptised at Leake –

  1. Robert b 1776 Nether Silton
  2. Christopher b 1777 Nether Silton. Married Martha Skelton.
  3. Esther b 1781 Silton d 1821 Osmotherley. Married Thomas Dennis. 9 children.
  4. Phillip b 1785 Nether Silton. Married Mary Beckwith. 3 children.
  5. Bartholomew Burton b 1790 Nether Silton. Married Jane Flintoff. 6 children.
  6. Jacob b 1793 Nether Silton.

In 1796 Bartholomew Mitchell appears on a Land Enclosure Map for Nether Silton Moor. He was farming 15 acres.

Bartholomew was paying land tax in Nether Silton in 1798 according to the UK Land Tax Redemption records. Listed next to him was a George Mitchell, his brother.

Bartholomew’s death and burial have not been found. His wife Esther Mitchell, nee Burton, died in 1828 in Over Silton, and was buried at St Marys, Leake on 3 June 1828 aged 76.