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Simon Bradstreet

Born:
March 18, 1603
Harbling, Lincolnshire, England
Died:
March 27, 1697
Salem, Massachusetts
Father:
Simon Bradstreet

Mother:
unknown
Brothers and Sisters:
unknown
Spouse:
Anne Dudley
m. 1628
Sempringham, England
Children:
Sarah Bradstreet
Hannah Bradstreet
Samuel Bradstreet
Mercy Bradstreet
Dudley Bradstreet
John Bradstreet
Dorothy Bradstreet
Anne Bradstreet
Elizabeth Bradstreet
Simon Bradstreet

Additional Information:
Simon Bradstreet came from England with Governor Winthrop, 1630; settled at Andover; first secretary of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 1630-36, Asst., 1630-78; comm. United Colonies, 1643, 1663-66; deputy governor, 1672-76, governor, 1676-86 and 1689.

"Governor Bradstreet's portrait shows an attractive man with long hair and the glow of good living - not a dour ascetic, rather more like a Cavalier than the popular idea of the typical Puritan."

--From An Introduction to "The Poetry of Anne Bradstreet," by Jeannine Hensley.


References:
Ancestral File. AFN: 8H00-LD

Documents:
Poems of Anne Bradstreet.

Last Updated:
31 August 1999

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