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David Mitchel

David Mitchel (c.1591–1663) was a Scottish clergyman.

Born in the Mearns, he became a minister in Edinburgh. He held the position until he was deposed by the General Assembly in 1638, after which he moved to England. While there he obtained a benefice, and in 1661, after the Restoration, he obtained a doctorate from the University of Oxford. In this period he became a prebendary of Westminster.

Upon the restoration of Episcopacy in Scotland, he was made Bishop of Aberdeen, receiving consecration on 1 June 1662. He held this position for little over half a year, contracting a mortal fever. He died at Aberdeen in late January 1663, and was buried in the cathedral.


  • Keith, Robert, An Historical Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops: Down to the Year 1688, (London, 1924)
Church of Scotland titles
Preceded by
Adam Bellenden
Bishop of Aberdeen
Succeeded by
Alexander Burnet
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