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Over There - Puritans & The Divine Right of Kings

"A Trew Law of Free Monarchs"  James I Stuart   The "Divine Right of Kings." James I. (1566-1625) King of Scotland (as James VI., 1567-1625) First Stuart King of England (as James I., 1603-1625)This oppressive political theory contributed...
From: 17th-century American Women on 29 Aug 2017

Food - Some Edible Plants from John Gerard's 1633 Herbal or General Histoeie of Plants

Although John Gerard reported on a variety of edible plants in his herbal, eating vegetables was not particularly popular in 17tC and 18C British Colonial America. In 1705, Robert Beverly, in his The History and Present State of Virginia (1705), wrote:...
From: 17th-century American Women on 27 Aug 2017

Food Eaten by Early Plymouth Colonists for to Give Thanks

References to the 1621 Plymouth  Thanksgiving celebration: “And God be praised we had a good increase… Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after...
From: 17th-century American Women on 23 Aug 2017

1623 Governor Wm Bradford woos his love Alice Carpenter Southworth to join him in Plymouth Colony

The widow Alice Carpenter Southworth (c 1590-3-1679) was the daughter of Alexander Carpenter, a Pilgrim who chose to stay in Holland; and she was the widow of Edward Southworth, a silk worker & religious Separatist who left England to settle in Holland,...
From: 17th-century American Women on 11 Aug 2017

Advertising Tobacco Over There -1577

1577 Of the Tabaco and of His Greate Vertues The earliest known image of a man smoking, from Tabaco by Anthony Chute. 1590s. Chute was an Elizabethan poet and pamphleteer.  Text from John Frampton's translation of Nicholas Monardes. It was published...
From: 17th-century American Women on 9 Aug 2017

1586 Ralph Lane's Report on the Colony at Roanoke

The first English Colony of Roanoke, originally consisting of 100 householders, was founded in 1585, 22 years before Jamestown and 37 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, under the ultimate authority of Sir Walter Raleigh. In 1584 Raleigh...
From: 17th-century American Women on 1 Aug 2017

1590 John White's Return to Roanoke Where All Had Vanished

John White's Drawing of the Outer Banks and Roanoke 1584Return To Ronoake of John White (1590) John White's Map of Roanoke 1585Text from Richard Hakluyt, Principal Navigations, Voyages of the English Nation, III (1600).The 15 of August towards Euening...
From: 17th-century American Women on 28 Jul 2017

1634 The Ark and the Dove Bring Men & Women to Settle Maryland

The Ark and the Dove Reach MarylandOn June 20, 1632, King Charles I of England granted Cecilius Calvert, Second Baron Baltimore, proprietorship and vice-regal powers for a new colony named Maryland. By mid-summer 1633, Baltimore had chartered a full-rigged...
From: 17th-century American Women on 19 Jul 2013

Sir Walter Raleigh & Roanoke Island, North Carolina

In 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618), English adventurer to the new world, writer, & favorite courtier of Queen Elizabeth I, is beheaded in London, under a sentence brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy against King James I.Unknown...
From: 17th-century American Women on 12 Jun 2017

Indentured Servant Richard Frethorne's 1623 Letter from Virginia to His Mother and Father

“Our Plantation Is Very Weak”: The Experiences of an Indentured Servant in Virginia, 1623 Planters in early seventeenth-century Virginia had bountiful amounts of land and a profitable crop in tobacco, but they needed labor to till their fields....
From: 17th-century American Women on 8 Jun 2017

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington 1731-1802 with her husband George during the Revolutionary War

Washington's Headquarters at Cambridge In support of her husband, Martha Washington visited and stayed at army headquarters nearly every year during the Revolutionary War. What did she think of these stays? In a Dec. 30, 1775 letter to Elizabeth...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 May 2017

Indian Captive Frances Slocum 1773-1847

Frances Slocum (1773-1847), called Maconaquah, "The Little Bear," an adopted member of the Miami tribe, was taken from her family home by the Lenape in Pennsylvania, on November 2, 1778, and raised in the area that became Indiana. Frances was born...
From: 18th-century American Women on 27 Sep 2014

Robert Beverley History of Virginia 1705 - Indians & their Dress

The History and Present State of Virginia, in Four Parts published originally in London in 1705.  Beverley, Robert, ca. 1673-1722.Book III Of the Indians, their Religion, Laws, and Customs, in War and PeaceChapter I.  OF THE INDIANS AND...
From: 17th-century American Women on 18 Jul 2014

1610 "Newes from Virginia" by Richard Rich

"Newes from Virginia" was written by an English soldier who sailed with Somers's fleet from England to Virginia in 1609, & participated in the near-abandonment of the Virginia colony in 1610. Rich celebrates the deliverance of Sir Thomas Gates from...
From: 17th-century American Women on 17 Jul 2014

1619 Laws Enacted by the 1st General Assembly of Virginia

.Laws Enacted by the First General Assembly of Virginia 1619By this present General Assembly be it enacted that no injury or oppression be wrought by the English against the Indians whereby the present peace might be distributed and ancient quarrels might...
From: 17th-century American Women on 14 Jul 2014

1607 The Settlement of Jamestown by Captain John Smith

.The Settlement Of Jamestown - 1607 by Captain John SmithThis narrative is taken from the 3rd book of the 5th volume "The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England & the Summer Isles: Together with The True Travels, Adventures and Observations, and...
From: 17th-century American Women on 10 Jul 2014

1606 Instructions for the Virginia Colony

.Instructions for the Virginia Colony (1606)Captain Smith and his adventurersIn the 1st decade of the 17C England began a second round of colonizing attempts. This time jointstock companies were used as the vehicle to plant settlements rather than giving...
From: 17th-century American Women on 9 Jul 2014

Patriotic Needlework - 18C American Women present Flags & Banners to soldiers on the 4th of July

.Presenting flags & banners to their local militia was a popular form of expression of patriotism by women in early America providing them the opportunity to express their sentiments regarding the importance of liberty & freedom. In an article...
From: 18th-century American Women on 4 Jul 2014

18C The Earliest 4th July Celebrations

On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail, "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival....
From: 18th-century American Women on 4 Jul 2014

Happy Birthday, Martha! About Martha Washington's life as 1st Lady in Philadelphia.

1793 John Trumbull (1756-1843). Martha Washington (1731-1802). Although he was sworn in as the first President of the United States of America on April 30, 1789; it wasn't until 1790, that arrangements were being finalized for a residence for the...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Jun 2014

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