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Anne Hutchinson

1591-1643. Early American colonist. Born Anne Marbury, she married William Hutchinson and emigrated to Massachusetts in 1634. Her particular way of expressing her Calvinistic doctrines (and her criticism of the monopoly of preaching, education, and administration by one social class) brought her into conflict with the leaders of the young colony. At first she was supported by John Cotton* and Henry Vane,* but a synod of Congregational churches denounced her supposedly antinomian views. After this the General Court of the Colony sentenced her to banishment after a travesty of a trial. In 1638 she moved with her family to Aquidneck (now Rhode Island). After her husband's death in 1642 she moved first to Long Island, then to what is now Pelham Bay, New York, where she was killed by Indians.