Person:Anne Dudley (2)

Anne Dudley
m. 25 Apr 1603
  1. Thomas Dudley1605 -
  2. Rev. Samuel Dudley1608 - 1682/3
  3. Anne Dudleyabt 1612 - 1672
  4. Patience Dudley1618 - 1690
  5. Sarah Dudley1620 -
  6. Mercy Dudley1621 - 1691
  7. Dorothy DudleyABT 1623 - 1643
m. 1628
  1. Dorothy Bradstreet
  2. Samuel BradstreetABT 1632 - 1682
  3. Sarah BradstreetABT 1635 - 1707
  4. Simon Bradstreet1640 - BEF 1683
  5. Hannah Bradstreet1642 - bef 1707
  6. Mercy Bradstreetabt 1647 - 1715
  7. Dudley BradstreetABT 1649 - 1702
  8. John Bradstreet1652 - 1718
Facts and Events
Name Anne Dudley
Gender Female
Birth[1] abt 1612 Northampton, England
Marriage 1628 Sempringham, Lincolnshire, Englandto Gov. Simon Bradstreet
Death[1] 16 Sep 1672 Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
Reference Number? Q242332?

Anne Bradstreet was the first notable American poet, and the first woman to become a published author in the American colonies.

She was the well-educated daughter of Thomas Dudley, the steward of the Earl of Lincoln. Her father and husband served as governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony following their arrival there during the initial settlement in 1630. She suffered poor health most her life, but bore 8 children and wrote a number of poems. The first collection was published by her brother-in-law John Woodbridge when he took a manuscript to London, without her permission, in 1647. More were published posthumously; some not until the mid 19th century.

Anne Bradstreet's will, along with a brief discussion and notes, can be found in the Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, Vol 4 p. 187. This is available at Google Books.

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Anne Bradstreet (born Anne Dudley; March 20, 1612 – September 16, 1672) was the most prominent of early English poets of North America and first female writer in the British North American colonies to be published. She was also a prominent Puritan figure in American Literature. Her first volume of poetry was The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, published in 1650. It was met with a positive reception in both the Old World and the New World.

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The Winthrop Fleet (1630)
The Winthrop Fleet brought over 700 colonists to establish a new colony at Massachusetts Bay. The fleet consisted of eleven ships: the Arbella flagship with Capt Peter Milburne, the Ambrose, the Charles, the Mayflower, the Jewel, the Hopewell, The Success, the Trial, the Whale, the Talbot and the William and Francis.
  Sailed: April and May 1630 from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
  Arrived: June and July 1630 at Salem, Massachusetts
  Previous Settlers: The Higginson Fleet (1629)

  Passengers: Winthrop wrote to his wife just before they set sail that there were seven hundred passengers. Six months after their arrival, Thomas Dudley wrote to Bridget Fiennes, Countess of Lincoln and mother of Lady Arbella and Charles Fiennes, that over two hundred passengers had died between their landing April 30 and the following December, 1630.
  Selected leaders and prominent settlers: Gov. John Winthrop - Richard Saltonstall - Isaac Johnson - Gov. Thomas Dudley - Gov. William Coddington - William Pynchon - William Vassall - John Revell - Robert Seely - Edward Convers - Gov. Simon Bradstreet - John Underhill - William Phelps

  Resources: The Winthrop Society - The Winthrop Fleet (Wikipedia) - Anderson's Winthrop Fleet