Person:William Hutchinson (17)

William Hutchinson
m. Bef 1586
  1. William Hutchinson1586 - Aft 1641
  2. Theophilus Hutchinson1588 -
  3. Samuel Hutchinson1590 - Aft 1644
  4. Esther Hutchinson1593 -
  5. John Hutchinson1595 - 1644
  6. Richard Hutchinson1597/98 -
  7. Susanna Hutchinson1599 - 1601
  8. Susanna Hutchinson1601 -
  9. Anne Hutchinson1603 -
  10. Mary Hutchinson1605 - Bef 1679
  11. Edward Hutchinson1607 -
  • HWilliam Hutchinson1586 - Aft 1641
  • WAnne Marbury1591 - 1643
m. 9 Aug 1612
  1. Edward Hutchinson1613 - 1675
  2. Susanna Hutchinson1614 - 1630
  3. Richard Hutchinson1615 -
  4. Faith Hutchinson1617 -
  5. Bridget Hutchinson1618/19 - Bet 1696 & 1698
  6. Francis Hutchinson1620 - 1643
  7. Elizabeth Hutchinson1621/22 - 1630
  8. William Hutchinson1623 -
  9. Ann Hutchinson1626 - 1643
  10. Samuel Hutchinson1627 -
  11. Katherine Hutchinson1629/30 - 1643
  12. William Hutchinson1631 - 1643
  13. Susanna Hutchinson1633 - Bef 1713
  14. Zuryell Hutchinson1636 -
Facts and Events
Name William Hutchinson
Gender Male
Christening[2] 14 Aug 1586 Alford, Lincolnshire, England
Marriage 9 Aug 1612 London, Middlesex, EnglandChurch of St. Mary Woonoth.
to Anne Marbury
Death[3] Aft Jun 1641 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Burial[4] King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Reference Number? Q8012733?

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William Hutchinson (1586–1641) was a judge (chief magistrate) in the Colonial era settlement at Portsmouth on the island of Aquidneck. Aquidneck Island was known at the time as Rhode Island, and it later became part of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Hutchinson sailed from England to New England in 1634 with his large family. He became a merchant in Boston and served as both Deputy to the General Court and selectman. His wife was Anne Hutchinson, who became embroiled in a theological controversy with the Puritan leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony which resulted in her banishment in 1638. The Hutchinsons and 18 others departed to form the new settlement of Pocasset on the Narragansett Bay, which was renamed Portsmouth and became one of the original towns in the Rhode Island colony.

Hutchinson became treasurer in Portsmouth and William Coddington was the judge (or governor). A controversy compelled Coddington to relocate in 1639 and establish the town of Newport, at which time Hutchinson became the chief magistrate of Portsmouth. This lasted for less than a year, however, as he died shortly after June 1641, and his widow and many of her younger children moved to New Netherland (later in the Bronx in New York City). Mrs. Hutchinson and all but one of her children perished shortly thereafter, massacred by Indians.

William Hutchinson was described by Governor John Winthrop as being mild tempered, somewhat weak, and living within the shadow of his prominent and outspoken wife.

  1.   William Hutchinson (Rhode Island), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Dudding, Reginald Charles; Church of England. Parish Church of Alford (Lincolnshire); and Church of England. Parish Church of Rigsby-with-Ailby (Lincolnshire). The Parish registers of Alford & Rigsby in the county of Lincoln collated with and supplemented by the Bishops' transcripts, a.d. 1538-1680. (Lincoln: The Society, 1917 (Horncastle : W.K. Morton)).


  3. William Hutchinson, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    Origin: Alford, Lincolnshire; Migration: 1634 on the Griffin [Kempton Anc 4:382] First Residence: Boston
    Birth: Baptized Alford, Lincolnshire 14 Aug 1586, son of Edward and Susanna (___) Hutchinson [NEHGR 20:363]
    Death: Soon after Jun 1641 [Lechford 390]

  4. William Hutchinson, in Find A Grave.

Griffin (1634)
The Griffin carried amongst its passengers eventual famous religious dissenter Anne Hutchinson
Sailed: 1 Aug 1634 from Unspecified Port, England
Arrived: 18 Sep 1634 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony

~50 (Full List)
William & Mary Bartholomew - William Haines - Richard Haines - Nathaniel Heaton family - William & Anne Hutchinson - Edward Hutchinson family - Samuel Hutchinson family - Susanna Hutchinson - Rev. John Lothrop family - Thomas Lynde family - Rev. Zachariah Symmes family

Additional passengers listed by Banks: Rev. John Cotton - John Haynes - Joseph Mygatt - Benjamin Hammond

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Founders of Portsmouth, Rhode Island
On March 7, 1638, a group of religious dissenters signed the Portsmouth Compact. They had been disarmed by leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. William Coddington, Anne Hutchinson, and John Clarke conferred with Roger Williams in Providence, who suggested that they buy land from the Native Americans on Aquidneck Island. They formed the settlement of Pocasset, later Portsmouth, on Aquidneck, later called Rhode Island. Portsmouth and Newport later united with Providence and Warwick in 1654 as the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Text of the Compact: The 7th Day of the First Month, 1638. We whose names are underwritten do hereby solemnly in the presence of Jehovah incorporate ourselves into a Bodie Politick and as He shall help, will submit our persons, lives and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of His given in His Holy Word of truth, to be guided and judged thereby.
Signers: William Coddington - John Clarke - William Hutchinson, Jr. [husband of Anne Hutchinson]- John Coggeshall - William Aspinwall - Samuel Wilbore - John Porter - John Sanford - Edward Hutchinson, Jr. Esq. - Thomas Savage - William Dyre [husband of Boston martyr Mary Dyer] - William Freeborne - Philip Sherman - John Walker - Richard Carder - William Baulston - Edward Hutchinson, Sr. - Henry Bull - Randall Holden

Current Location: Newport County, Rhode Island   Parent Towns: Boston   Daughter Towns: Newport

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