March 18, 1603
Harbling, Lincolnshire, England
March 27, 1697
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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.
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