Anne Bradstreet 1612-1672 Bradstreet was born Anne Dudley in Northampton, England. Raised as a Puritan Married Puritan Simon Bradstreet when she was 16. Moved to America with her husband and father in 1630. Lived near Salem, Massachusetts in what would become known as the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Both her father and husband served as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Anne and her husband had eight children—four boys and four girls. She wrote poetry in her spare time. She never wrote to get published. John Woodbridge, her brother-in-law, went to England and had her poems published in 1650 under the title The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America. He did not consult her before doing this. If it had not been for this, Bradstreet’s poems may never have been published. She is best known for her later poems, which are about more personal things such as her husband, children, and grandchildren.