This is the official website for Anne Hutchinson, mother, midwife and minister. We here at the Friends of Anne Hutchinson are creating an online clearing-house and repository of facts and facets of Anne Hutchinson's extremely colorful and historically significant life. Visit often as we are changing all the time!
Anne Marbury Hutchinson (1591-1643) mother, midwife and minister, made her place in history/herstory, by openly advocating religious freedom, separation of church and government, free speech, and women’s rights. She had the courage to stand up for her beliefs, even when personal consequences were drastic.
Friday, October 25 - Eve LaPlante, Author Lecture
'American Jezebel : The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, The Woman Who Defied the Puritans'
The Plague rock was used for the exchange of items outside of town in a time of pestilence. Vinegar was poured into the hollow of the rock, presumably to disinfect it. Two of Hutchinson's children died in this plague.
Alford, Lincolnshire, EN
Pictured above: Distant view of he town of Alford, Lincolnshire, England, where Anne Marbury Hutchinson was born.
Anne Hutchinson's views and her popularity were too much of a threat to the Puritan colony in Boston, MA. Charged as a heretic, 46 years old and pregnant, she was brought before the Massachusetts General Court in November, 1637. After 2 days of highly charged proceedings, the civil court ordered her banished.
Hutchinson, along with some of her family and followers, traveled in the snow to the religiously tolerant colony of Rhode Island, where they founded a settlement in present-day Portsmouth. Detail of painting, The Banishment of Anne Hutchinson by Valerie DeBrule