How Did Anne Hutchinson Contribute To Religious Reform

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Anne Hutchinson, an American religious reformer, was born as Anne Marbury on July 20, 1591, in Alford, Lincolnshire, England. Anne Hutchinson was the daughter of Bridget Dryden and Francis Marbury, an English dissenter Christian leader. She was the second daughter to the Marbury family, therefore, Anne developed talents for domestic leadership and the use of herbal resources for medicinal purposes in her youth. From her father, she inherited an education in theology and conscientious dissent making her a strong figure in religious issues. In 1605, the Marbury family went on moving to London because Anne’s father had gotten a job as a rector for Saint Martin’s Vintry, while also leaving behind everyone Anne Marbury had known, even a young merchant tailor, William Hutchinson, who she had become …show more content…

Anne Marbury’s father died in 1611, however, a year later in 1612, a young merchant, William Hutchinson moved to London who then went on to marry Anne Marbury on August 9, of 1612 in the chapel of the rectory of Saint Martins. Anne Hutchinson for the next two decades bore thirteen children, but by 1630 two of her daughters had died. The Hutchinson couple had become followers of the Anglican minister, John Cotton. During this time, the Puritans were being suppressed by the Church of England on their views of religion, which later influenced them to travel to the new world in the Massachusetts Bay colony in 1633. A year later, Anne Hutchinson with her family would then follow John cotton into the new world. The Massachusetts Bay colony was formed on the idea of having religious freedom and when the colony was already settled the founding governor, John Winthrop, envisioned the colony as a “city upon a hill” that would practice Christian unity and order. Everyone in the colony was to follow

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