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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] William and Anne HUTCHINSON, 1634
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 08:43:42 -0400
In this morning's "MassMoments" e-mails there is information on "Anne
HUTCHINSON" who arrived in the MA Bay Colony in 1634. She was a
"religious activist" of her time.
Usually these daily e-mails are interesting and informative and fairly
accurate. But, this morning, I see a possible "fact" which is not a fact.
It states that William and Anne and their 15 children were on the ship,
"Griffin," which arrived in the Colony in 1634.
But, if you check the list of passengers on that ship, you only find the
names of .8. of their children.
If I'm remembering the story correctly, their oldest son had joined his
uncle when his uncle was heading to the Colony before them. And the uncle
and the son were "sent ahead" in order to get a house built - for the large
family which would be arriving in 1634.
I've only read a children's book about the surviving child of the "Long
Island massacre" of the family (in recent years). But, I've read
probably on-line that, when "Anne Marbury HUTCHINSON" left her "nice, white
cottage, with a nice flowery garden" in England, she didn't know what to
expect. But, when she arrived in the Colony and saw the "very rustic
cabin" in the woods where she was expected to live, she sat down and cried.
.. At this moment, I don't remember how many HUTCHINSON patriarchs arrived
in the Colony during the 1630's. But, I found out that my ancestor,
George HUTCHINSON, and his brother, Thomas HUTCHINSON, arriving in 1630,
were not related to the above William HUTCHINSON. (or at least not
... One of my genealogy-disappointments is .. having several, important
ancestors from 1600's MA Bay Colony -- who have no "family history book"
published about them. (In addition to the HUTCHINSON brothers, there
is Francis MOORE.)
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
Remember to check the archives of all the Lists and Boards for your surnames
And, please remember to check the on-line auctions for for your surnames and
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