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Rape - 1677 & 1682 in the Plymouth Colony Court Records

RapeOctober 30, 1677  Att this Court, Ambrose Fish was inditied by the name of Ambrose Fish, for that hee, haueing not the feare of God before his eyes, did wickedly, and contrary to the order of nature, on the tweluth day of July last past before...
From: 17th-century American Women on 28 Jun 2013

Men & women adopt the Greenhouse in Early America

The possibility of growing tender plants in greenhouses had fascinated early Americans at least since the 1st half of the 18C in colonial America. But the price of glass in colonial & early America remained high until nearly the middle of the 19C,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 Apr 2014

Wenlock Christison defends doomed Quakers in 1659 Puritan Massachusetts

Wenlock Christison Defending Quaker Witches in 1659 Puritan MassachusettsArticle from The Salisbury Times (now The Delmarva Times), Salisbury, Maryland by Dr. William H. Wroten, Jr."In the middle of the 17C, religious freedom was not a major characteristic...
From: 17th-century American Women on 29 Oct 2014

Miscellaneous Sexual Offences - 1653-1683 in the Plymouth Colony Court Records

Miscellaneous Sexual OffencesJune 9, 1653 An order was likewise passed from the Court requiring that Teag Jones & Richard Berry, & others with them, bee caused to part theire vnciuell liueing together, as they will answare it.May 1, 1660 Att this...
From: 17th-century American Women on 6 Jul 2013

Portrait of 17C American Woman by 18C American Woman

 1730s Pocahontas by Mary Woodbury (1716-1747) of Beverly, Massachusetts at The Massachusetts Historical SocietyInformation from Philippe Halbert on November 23, 2018, in Boston. "White femininity and indigenous identity collide in this 1730s oil...
From: 18th-century American Women on 9 Jun 2019

1611 Law on Gardens in Virginia's "Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall"

Woodcut of man at work in garden by Hans WeidigThe Virginia Company (in Virginia 1607-1624) asked Sir Thomas Gates (1585-1621) to impose a strict set of regulations on the colony. Gates, who became governor of the colony in 1611, and Sir Thomas Dale (c...
From: 17th-century American Women on 9 May 2019

Reports of Native Americans Influencing Fashion in 17C Europe

Jan Boeckhorst (Flemish, c1604-1668) c 1630 Portrait of Helena Fourment, 2nd wife of the artist Peter Paul Rubens at Royal Museum of Fine Arts AntwerpThomas Lechford (c 1590-1644) was an English lawyer who wrote about his experiences in the Massachusetts...
From: 17th-century American Women on 17 Apr 2019

1636-1670 - Laws on Sexual Misconduct in the Plymouth Colony

Laws on Sexual MisconductNovember 15, 1636 Capitall offences lyable to death. Sodomy, rapes, buggery. Adultery to be punished. (Offences criminall, Altered.) [Adultery crossed out] ffornicacion & other uncleane carriages to be punished at the discretion...
From: 17th-century American Women on 14 Jul 2013

Sexual Propositions - 1633-86 in the Plymouth Colony Court Records

Sexual PropositionsJuly 23, 1633. Will. Mendloue, the serv[ant] of William Palmer, whipped for attempting uncleanes w[ith] the maid serv[ant] of the said Palmer, [&] for running away from his master, being forcibly brought againe by Penwatechet, a...
From: 17th-century American Women on 12 Jul 2013

Men & Women Served as Slaves in the Nortern Colonies & States

Preparation for War to defend Commerce, Birch's Views of Philadelphia, Published by W. Birch, Springland Cot. near Neshaminy Bridge on the Bristol Road; Pennsylvania. Decr. 31st 1800., Plate 29Generally, slaves in the North worked at the ports, agriculture,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 15 Mar 2019

1630 The Watertown Covenant

The Watertown CovenantJuly 30, 1630We whose Names are hereto subscribed, having through God’s Mercy escaped out of Pollutions of the World, & been taken into the Society of his People, with all Thankfulness do hereby both with Heart & Hand...
From: 17th-century American Women on 5 Jul 2018

1631 The Oath of a Freeman, or of a Man to Be Made Free

The Oath of a Freeman, or of a Man to Be Made Free1631I, A.B.&c. being, by the Almighties most wise disposicon, become a membr of this body, consisting of the Gounr, Assistants, & a comnlty of the Mattachusets in Newe England, doe, freely &...
From: 17th-century American Women on 1 Jul 2018

1629 Agreement of the Massachusetts Bay Company at Cambridge, England

Agreement of the Massachusetts Bay Company at Cambridge, EnglandAugust 26, 1629Upon due consideracion of the state of the plantacion now in hand for New England, wherein wee (whose names are hereunto subscribed) have ingaged ourselves: and having weighed...
From: 17th-century American Women on 7 Jul 2018

1629 Charter of Massachusetts Bay

Charter of Massachusetts BayMarch 4, 1629And further, That the said Governour & Companye, & their Successors, maie have forever one comon Seale, to be used in all Causes & Occasions of the said Company, & the same Seale may alter, chaunge,...
From: 17th-century American Women on 9 Jul 2018

1648 The Cambridge Platform - Government by the People (Well, by the Men)

The “Agreement between the Settlers at New Plymouth” (the Mayflower Compact), November 11, 1620, is the oldest political covenant in the New World. It is considered a covenant because it invokes God as witness to the agreement. The Salem Covenant...
From: 17th-century American Women on 1 Jan 2019

1636 Dedham Covenant - Government by the People (Well, by the Men)

The “Agreement between the Settlers at New Plymouth” (the Mayflower Compact), November 11, 1620, is the oldest political covenant in the New World. It is considered a covenant because it invokes God as witness to the agreement. The Salem Covenant...
From: 17th-century American Women on 1 Jan 2019

1629 Salem Covenant

Salem Covenant of 1629We Covenant with the Lord and one with another; and do bind our selves in the presence of God, to walk together in all his waies, according as he is pleased to reveale himselfe unto us in his Blessed word of truth.
From: 17th-century American Women on 11 Jul 2018

1628 Petition of Right

Petition of Right 1628The King’s Most Excellent Majesty.Humbly shew unto our Sovereign Lord the King, the Lords Spiritual & Temporal, & Commons, in Parliament assembled, that whereas it is declared & enacted by a statute made in the...
From: 17th-century American Women on 13 Jul 2018

1625 Plymouth Oath of Allegiance & Fidelity

Plymouth Oath of Allegiance & Fidelity 1625FORM OF OATH FOR ALL INHABITANTSYou shall sweare by the name of the great God…& earth & in his holy fear, & presence that you shall not speake, or doe, devise, or advise, anything or things,...
From: 17th-century American Women on 15 Jul 2018

March 05, 1624 Laws & Orders Concluded by the Virginia General Assembly

Laws & Orders Concluded by the Virginia General AssemblyMarch 05, 1624THAT there shall be in every plantation, where the people use to meete for the worship of God, a house or roome sequestred for that purpose, & not to be for any temporal use...
From: 17th-century American Women on 17 Jul 2018

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