National Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century

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ANNE HUTCHINSON CHAPTER

The Anne Hutchinson Chapter was organized April 11, 1959 and chartered February 20, 1960. The chapter holds its meetings on the last Saturday of January, April and October.

The chapter is named for Anne Hutchinson who was born in Alford, Lincolnshire, England, the daughter of Francis Marbury, an Anglican cleric and school teacher who gave her a far better education than most other girls received. She lived in London as a young adult, and there married her old friend from home William Hutchinson. The couple moved back to Alford where they began following dynamic preacher John Cotton in the nearby port of Boston, Lincolnshire. Cotton was compelled to emigrate in 1633, and the Hutchinsons followed a year later with their 11 children and soon became well established in the growing settlement of Boston in New England. Anne was a midwife and very helpful to those needing her assistance, as well as forthcoming with her personal religious understandings. Soon she was hosting women at her house weekly, providing commentary on recent sermons. These meetings became so popular that she began offering meetings for men as well, including the young governor of the colony Henry Vane.

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National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
1300 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1595
Phone: (202) 293-1700
Web Site: www.colonialdames17c.org