Simon Bradstreet, governor of Massachusetts, born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1603, died at Salem, Mass., March 27, 1697. He was steward to the countess of Warwick, married Anne, daughter of Thomas Dudley, and engaged in the enterprise of founding a colony in Massachusetts. In March, 1630, he was chosen assistant judge, and arrived at Salem in the course of the summer. He became secretary, agent, and commissioner of the united colonies, and in 1662 was despatched to congratulate Charles II. on his restoration, and look after their interests. He was assistant from 1630 to 1679, and from 1673 to 1679 deputy governor; then governor till 1686, when the charter was annulled. When Andros was imprisoned in April, 1689, he was restored to the office, which he held till the arrival of Sir William Phipps in 1692, with the new charter, when he became first council. He was in public service 62 years, except during the brief administrations of Joseph Dudley and Andros.

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Simon Bradstreet, minister at Charlestown, Mass., born in 1669, died Dec. 31, 1741. He graduated at Harvard college in 1693, and attained a high rank as a preacher and a scholar. He was so subject to hypochondria as to be afraid to preach from the pulpit, but spoke from the deacon's seat, without notes, usually upon the vanity of earthly things.