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William Hutchinson

Male Bef 1586 - Aft 1641  (> 55 years)


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  • Name William Hutchinson  [1
    Born Bef 14 Aug 1586  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 14 Aug 1586  Alford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Died Aft Jun 1641  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I4142  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2020 

    Father Edward Hutchinson,   b. Abt 1564, St. Mary le Wigford, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1631, Alford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Susanna,   d. Between 1645 and 1646, Wells, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mrs. Ann Marbury Hutchinson,   b. Bef 20 Jul 1591,   d. Abt Aug 1643, New Netherland, in what is now the Bronx Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Married 9 Aug 1612  St. Mary Woolnoth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Edward Hutchinson,   b. Bef 28 May 1613,   d. 19 Aug 1675, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     2. Faith Hutchinson,   b. Bef 14 Aug 1617,   d. 20 Feb 1652, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
     3. Bridget Hutchinson,   b. Bef 15 Jan 1619,   d. Bef 18 Aug 1698, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 79 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F2488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He grew up in Alford, Lincolnshire, where he was warden of the church in 1620-21. He arrived in Boston on the Griffin, 18 Sep 1634, with his widowed mother; his wife; his wife's younger sister Catherine Marbury, about 24; and his and his wife's ten children. Also on that voyage were his brother Samuel; his sister Mary, wife of the Rev. John Wheelwright; and the Reverends Zachariah Symmes and John Lothropp.

      "Among their fellow passengers were the Rev. John Lathrop, afterward the first minister of Scituate, and the Rev. Zachariah Symmes, who became pastor of the church at Charlestown. [Gov. John] Winthrop tells us that one of the chief amusements in the long voyages of the time was listening to sermons, and that often three long homilies were delivered within the twenty-four hours. Though no diary of the Griffin's voyage has been preserved, it is not likely that Messrs. Lathrop and Symmes were exceptions to this homiletic custom of their brethren, so it is probable that they delivered themselves daily of the orthodoxy of the day, tinctured, as was the custom of our Puritan forbears, with their individual opinions. Another custom of those primitive times was the discussion by the laity of the points of doctrine raised in such sermons. In these discussions, in which the ministers also took part, we may easily imagine that Mrs. Hutchinson was not backward, and as, according to contemporary evidence, she was of a nimble and comprehensive wit, we may conceive that she sometimes got the better of her antagonists. However this may be, it is certain that these ministers, and especially Mr. Symmes, became greatly prejudiced against her and that Symmes carried his animosity so far as to attempt, after the arrival in Boston, to exclude her from admission to the church." ["The Tragedy of Anne Hutchinson", citation details below]

      Following his wife's banishment he removed with her and most of their family to Rhode Island, where he was at first treasurer of the new colony of Portsmouth, alongside William Coddington who served as Judge, a title meaning, in effect, governor or chief magistrate. A controversy compelled Coddington to relocate in 1639, establishing the town of Newport, and Hutchinson became Judge, in which office he died.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2304] Ancestors of American Presidents by Gary Boyd Roberts. 2009 edition, 2012 reprint with 2015 corrigenda. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2013.

    3. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    4. [S4252] Joseph Lemuel Chester, "The Hutchinson Family of England and New England, and Its Connection with the Marburys and Drydens." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 20:355, Oct 1866.

    5. [S4253] John Denison Champlin, "The Ancestry of Anne Hutchinson." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 45:17, Jan 1914; 45:164, Apr 1914.

    6. [S4254] John Denison Champlin, "The Tragedy of Anne Hutchinson." Journal of American History 5:348, 1911.