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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Where the Bradstreets and Dudleys lived in Ipswich, Massachusetts


NEAR THIS SPOT WAS THE HOUSE OF
SIMON BRADSTREET
GOVERNOR
OF
MASSACHUSETTS -- BAY
1679 TO 1686 AND 1689 TO 1692
HIS WIFE, ANN, DAUGHTER OF GOVERNOR
DUDLEY, WAS THE FIRST AMERICAN POETRESS
THEY LIVED IN IPSWICH 1635 -- 1644.

33 High Street, Ipswich, Massachusetts


45 High Street, Ipswich, Massachusetts
On this lot is where Thomas Dudley lived.

ON THIS LOT ORIGINALLY NINE 
ACRED, WAS THE HOUSE
OF
THOMAS DUDLEY
GOVERNOR
OF
MASSACHUSETTS--BAY
1634, 1640, 1645 AND 1650
HE DWELT HERE
1635--1639


From the below book, on page 45, I read "In Ipswich, one can view the site of Anne's early home at 33 High Street, located east of the old cemetery at the base of the Town Hill. The location is marked by a bronze plaque as is the site of Thomas Dudley's home at 45 High Street." The photos above were taken in May 2019 of the two plaques at the addresses.



High Street is lined with many old homes, some are shown below.






You might enjoy my other post pertaining to Thomas Dudley:



Anne Dudley Bradstreet, America's First Poetress, A Dedication


Photo by Barbara Poole.
In September 2000, I was invited to attend the dedication of the Anne Bradstreet Memorial Stone at the Old Burying Ground in North Andover, Massachusetts. The date was chosen because it was the 350th anniversary of the first book book of poetry written in America by Anne Bradstreet.

Below are items from that celebrated day.







Photos of plaques and area of where Anne lived in Ipswich with her husband and where her father, Thomas Dudley lived is in my post at: https://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/2019/11/where-bradstreets-and-dudleys-lived-in.html