Anne Hutchinson was born Anne Marbury, the daughter of a dissident Puritan clergyman who educated her at their home in England. At age 21, she married William Hutchinson in London, where the two followed the sermons of John Cotton. When Cotton was forced to leave England or face religious persecution, the Hutchinson family followed him to Massachusetts.
Some time before her trial, Anne and her husband had made plans to leave Boston, and after her verdict was proclaimed she and her followers settled in Rhode Island, where, after some contention, William Hutchinson was made governor. Problems persisted between him and the other candidate for the position, however, and finally Anne asked him to step down from the position. William passed away in 1642, shortly following his resignation, and after his death Anne took her family north to present-day New York, where they were killed by a group of Indians warring with the Dutch settlers there.
|Married William Hutchinson.
|Moved to Massachusetts with her family.
|Brought to civil trial by the General Court of Massachusetts.
|Excommunicated from the Puritan Church.
|Moved to Rhode Island.
|Husband was made governor.
|Moved north to present-day New York.
|Killed by warring Indians.
|Story of Anne Hutchinson in
|This Country of Ours by H. E. Marshall
|Quaker woman who publicly preached in Puritan New England and was hanged after repeated warnings to stop.
|Governor of the Plymouth Colony of Pilgrims. Wrote the Mayflower Compact.
|Religious dissident. Founded Rhode Island and asserted freedom of religion.
|Founder of Harvard University, the first institution of higher education in the colonies.