Person:Francis Marbury (1)

Rev. Francis Marbury
d.ABT. 1611
  1. Katherine Marbury
  2. Mary Marbury
  3. William Marbury
  4. Robert Marbury1545 -
  5. Edward Marbury1552 - 1605
  6. Rev. Francis Marbury1555 - ABT 1611
  7. Anne MarburyBef 1556/57 -
m. 1580
  1. Elizabeth Marburyest 1581 - 1601
  2. Mary Marbury1583 - 1585
  3. Susan Marbury1585 -
  • HRev. Francis Marbury1555 - ABT 1611
  • WBridget Dryden1563 - Bef 1645
m. Abt. 1589
  1. Mary Marbury1588 - 1643
  2. John Marbury1589/90 -
  3. Anne Marbury1591 - 1643
  4. Bridget Marbury1593 - 1598
  5. Francis Marbury1594 -
  6. Emme Marbury1595 -
  7. Erasmus Marbury1596/7 -
  8. Anthony Marbury1598 - 1601
  9. Bridget Marbury1599 -
  10. Jeremuth Marbury1601 -
  11. Daniel Marbury1602 -
  12. Elizabeth Marbury1604/05 - 1613/14
  13. Thomas Marbury1607 -
  14. Anthony Marbury1608 -
  15. Katherine MarburyAbt 1617 - 1687
Facts and Events
Name Rev. Francis Marbury
Gender Male
Christening? 27 Oct 1555 St. Pancras Soper Lane, London, England
Marriage 1580 Alford, Lincolnshire, Englandto Elizabeth Moore
Marriage Abt. 1589 to Bridget Dryden
Death? ABT. 1611
Will[1] 25 Jan 1610/11
Reference Number? Q5481846?

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Francis Marbury (sometimes spelled Merbury) (1555–1611) was a Cambridge-educated English cleric, schoolmaster and playwright. He is best known for being the father of Anne Hutchinson, considered the most famous (or infamous) English woman in colonial America.

Born in 1555, Marbury was the son of William Marbury, a Member of Parliament from Lincolnshire, and Agnes Lenton. Young Marbury attended Christ's College, Cambridge, but is not known to have graduated, though he was ordained as a deacon in the Church of England in January 1578. He was given a ministry position in Northamptonshire and almost immediately came into conflict with the bishop. Taking a position commonly used by Puritans, he criticised the church leadership for staffing the parish churches with poorly trained clergy and for tolerating poorly trained bishops. After serving two short jail terms, he was ordered not to return to Northamptonshire, but disregarded the mandate and was subsequently brought before the Bishop of London, John Aylmer, for trial in November 1578. During the examination, Aylmer called Marbury an ass, an idiot, and a fool, and sentenced him to Marshalsea prison for his impudence.

After two years in prison Marbury was considered sufficiently reformed to preach again, and was sent to Alford in Lincolnshire, close to his ancestral home. Here he married and began a family, but again felt emboldened to speak out against the church leadership, and was put under house arrest. Following a time without employment, he became desperate, writing letters to prominent officials, and was eventually allowed to resume preaching. Making good on his promise to curb his tongue, he preached uneventfully in Alford, and with a growing prominence was rewarded with a position in London in 1605. He was given a second parish in 1608, which was exchanged for another closer to home a year later. He died unexpectedly in 1611 at the age of 55. With two wives Marbury had 18 children, three of whom matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford, and one of whom, Anne, became the famous puritan dissident in the Massachusetts Bay Colony who had a leading role in the colony's Antinomian Controversy.

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  1. Roberts, Gary Boyd. English origins of New England families: from The New England historical and genealogical register, first series. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984), 2:461.

    Dated Jan. 25, 1610/11; pvd Feb. 14, 1610/11 Consistory Court of London; nuncupative; called "Preacher & Parson of St. Martens in the Vintrey, London. Mentions eldest daughter Susan; each of 12 children to receive 200 marks; names wife Bridget sole exectrix.
    [English Origins of NE Families Vol. 2, p. 461; also NEHGR 21:283]

  2.   Francis Marbury, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3.   MISC:
    -28 Oct 1605 presented to the Rectory of St. Martin Vintry in the city of London. [NEHGR 20:366]
    -29 Feb 1607/8 presented to the Rectory of St. Pancras, Soper Lane, which he resigned at about two years. [NEHGR 20:366]
    -15 Jan 1609/10 presented to Rectory of St. Margaret, New Fish Street, which he held in conjuction with St. Martin Vintry until his death. Successor presented "per mort. Marbury," on 12 Feb 1610/11. [NEHGR 20:366]