Anne Hutchinson was a mother of 15 and an important participant in the Antinomian Controversy that shook the infant Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1636 to 1638. Her popularity and charisma helped create a theological schism that threatened to destroy the Puritans religious community. She was eventually tried and convicted then banished from her colony with many of her supporters. Anne and her supporters established the settlement of Portsmouth. founded my Roger Williams in what became the Colony of Rhode Island.