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Anne Hutchinson was born Anne Marbury in Alford England in 1591 Francis Marbury Annes father spoke out that many of the ordained ministers in the Church of England were not fit to guide peoples souls Annes father was a deacon at Christ Church Cambridge 1636 Anne Hutchinson was charged with heresy and banishes from the Massachusetts Colony She was a very religious woman and challenged the Puritan clergy Her preaching was considered heresy by the Puritans Her teachings can be told by a simple phrase that she taught women who entered her house As I do understand it laws commands rules and edicts are for those who have not the light which makes plain the pathway He who has Gods grace in his heart cannot go astray What began as fighting over points of Christian doctrine ended as a confrontation over role of authority in the colony This was not a colony with a high tolerance for dissension from the guidelines of the faith Their view of liberty was freely choosing the Puritan religion and then following through on the commitments that came with that Anne Hutchinson was a convert to Puritanism who had too much of a mind of her own to be tolerated by the Puritans even though she did not want to leave the church Since this alleged religious movement was led by a woman it was quickly dealt with by the Puritan fathers as a real threat Women were completely repressed and disregarded for intellectual value by the Puritan church in Massachusetts The main belief was that intelligence and understanding was given to men not women so her chief job as was to her husband and children Alone Anne was not
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