Anne Dudley

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post. My intent is to put a smile on your face. Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know. Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.

Anne Dudley was born in Northampton, England back in 1612 (I remember that year well) anyway she was the daughter of Thomas and Dorothy. The family was wealthy therefore she was a well-educated woman for her time. When she was 16 she married Simon and they moved to American aboard the Arbella. They arrived in Salem, Massachusetts on June 14th, 1630. They did not stay long before moving to found “the City on the Hill,” later called Boston, Massachusetts. It wasn’t long before they moved again to what is now Cambridge, Massachusetts.

When she was 20 they had their first child and 5 more to boot. Her husband and father were instrumental in the founding of Harvard in 1636. She died on September 16th, 1672 at 60. BTW you may know her better as Anne Bradstreet. Now the all-important question, can you tell me what she is most noted for? Well if you can’t that’s okay because I’ll tell you. She was the most prominent of early English poets of North American and the first female writer in England’s, North American colonies to be published. I have picked out one of her poems and thought you may enjoy it.

"I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold,

Or all the riches that the East doth hold.

My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,

Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense."


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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

When I read Salem - I thought you were going to say famous for being a witch :(

Thanks James Dray  for sharing and teaching me more history!

May 21, 2016 10:07 PM #1
Peter Mohylsky, The Beach is closed but I am open.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Thanks again  for the historical I formation which is a great way to start the day . I find these updates refreshing and very informative.

May 21, 2016 10:17 PM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Thought I might be closer today, then reality hit! Again, no clue! Enjoy your day!

May 21, 2016 10:37 PM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love poetry, and I did not know about Ann Bradstreet...what a nice poem excerpt you chose for us.  Happy Sunday.  A

May 22, 2016 01:03 AM #4
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Great stuff, James. I always learn something from your trivia which isn't trivial. 

May 22, 2016 01:21 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon James,

You had me stumped from the beginning. Hope she left a map for Paul Revere.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 22, 2016 02:16 AM #6
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Really interesting James, the history of Boston was something I did not know about.

May 22, 2016 02:40 AM #7
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi James.  Now this is too funny. I actually knew this history.  Wow!

May 22, 2016 10:17 AM #8
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Anne Dudley lead an interesting life and left her footprints in the sands of time.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 22, 2016 11:59 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- interesting story about Anne Dudley and her husband as well. 

May 22, 2016 12:18 PM #10
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning James. I don't recall ever reading her name before, but appreciate the history lesson this morning.

May 22, 2016 06:25 PM #11
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks James.  I was not familiar with her nor her work.

May 22, 2016 08:34 PM #12
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