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From: "BBFFRRPP" <>
Subject: [GM-L] Thirteen Original Colonies .... and when founded! (HUTCHINSON)
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 06:56:40 -0500
Someone wrote to me last night, asking for information on the HUTCHINSON
family. The Hutchinson they are looking for was born in GA in 1720.
My ancestor was born in Charlestown, MA, in 1633, and Nathaniel was probably
the son of George Hutchinson who probably arrived with Governor Winthrop in
1630. (He settled in Winchester, MA, we believe.) (Nathaniel had son,
Samuel, born in 1672.)
As I wrote to this person, there were probably a half-dozen Hutchinson's who
arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the early 1600's. And, I will
guess .. that another half-dozen or more Hutchinson's migrated to the other
To help me with my genealogy research, I occasionally pick up history books
at the local thrift shops (second-hand shops). One of the books I have on
my desk offers the following chart:
TABLE OF ENGLISH COLONIES
VIRGINIA: founded by London Company in 1607, chartered in 1606, 1609,
1612), Assembly in 1619, made Royal 1624, status in 1775 Royal.
PLYMOUTH: founded by Separatists in 1620, Assembly in 1639, made Royal in
1691 (merged with MA in 1691).
MASSACHUSETTS: founded by Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Company in
1628, chartered in 1629, Assembly in 1634, made Royal in 1684, status in
1775 Royal. (only Royal colony to have its charter restored in 1691).
MARYLAND: founded by Lord Baltimore in 1634, chartered in1632, Assembly in
1634, status in 1775 Proprietary (a Royal Province, 1690-1715).
RHODE ISLAND: founded by Roger Williams in 1636, chartered in 1663,
Assembly in 1647, status in 1775 Self-Governing (frustrated Andros's
attempt to take away charters, 1686-1687).
CONNECTICUT: founded by emigrants from Massachusetts in 1636, chartered in
1662, Assembly in 1637, status in 1775 Self-Governing (frustrated Andros's
attempt to take away charters, 1686-1687).
NEW HAVEN: founded by emigrants from Massachusetts in 1638, Assembly in
1643 (merged with CT in 1662).
MAINE: founded by F. Gorges in 1641, chartered in 1639, made Royal in 1691
(bought by MA in 1677).
NORTH CAROLINA & SOUTH CAROLINA: founded by eight Nobles in 1663, chartered
in 1663, Assembly in 1669, made Royal in 1729, status in 1775 Royal
(informally separated, 1691; formally separated with different governors in
NEW YORK: founded by "Duke of York" in 1664, chartered in 1664, Assembly in
1683-1685, made Royal in 1685, status in 1775 Royal (Dutch colony of New
NEW HAMPSHIRE: founded by John Mason in (1664?), chartered in 1639,
Assembly in 1680, made Royal in 1679, status in 1775 Royal (towns absorbed
by MA, 1641-1679).
NEW JERSEY: founded by Berkeley and Carteret in 1664, Assembly in 1664,
made Royal in 1702, status in 1775 Royal (under the governor of NY till
PENNSYLVANIA: founded by William Penn in 1681, chartered in 1680, Assembly
in 1681, status in 1775 Proprietary (a Royal Province, 1692-1694).
DELAWARE: founded by Swedes in 1638, Assembly in 1702, status in 1775
Proprietary (conquered by Dutch in 1655, by English in 1664; merged with
PA in 1682; separate governor in 1691 and Assembly in 1702).
GEORGIA: founded by James Oglethorpe in 1732, chartered in 1732, Assembly
in 1733, made Royal in 1752, status in 1775 Royal.
One of two paperback books I bought: "Barnes & Noble College Outline
Series, UNITED STATES TO 1877," by John A. Krout (1966?).
I'd also like to mention that I recently participated in an on-line
discussion about Anne Marbury Hutchinson, the religious activist in the
Mass. Bay Colony, arriving in 1634. I hear that the best book about her
life is called, THE DIVINE REBEL ...
But, while searching in an on-line Library Catalog, I discovered that
someone has written a children's book about Anne's daughter, Susannah. It
is called, TROUBLE'S DAUGHTER. ... Many people believe that Anne
Hutchinson and ..all.. of her children were massacred by the Indians .. soon
after they arrived in the NY Colony. By reading two children's books
about her life in our local library, I discovered that this was not true.
... First of all .. the oldest of her children had already married and
settled in the CT Colony by that time. Secondly, one of her children was
kidnapped. One of the Indians took a liking to the little girl .. and took
her back to the Reservation where she was raised by him. The book,
"Trouble's Daughter," is that story.
If I remember what I read a year ago, William and Anne Hutchinson were
supposed to leave England in 1633 but she was pregnant with her 10th (?)
child. They sent their oldest son and William's brother over in 1633 to
obtain some land and build them a home. When Anne arrived with her
husband in 1634, she was very upset to find that her new home ... in the new
land ... was a very rustic, very small ... log cabin. I will guess that
the baby she was pregnant with in 1633 ... was Susannah ... the one raised
by the Indians.
The HUTCHINSON's were very important in the Mass. Bay Colony in the early
1600's, and I will guess that they were important in other Colonies.
Happy New Year! Betty (near Lowell, MA)
P.S. My great-great-grandmother was born Adelaide Crosby Hutchinson, and
she was also descended from Simeon Crosby, one of the early settlers in
(Arlington and Winchester, MA, Crosby's and Hutchinson's)