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Indentured Servants Coming to Pennsylvania in 1750s

From Gottlieb Mittelberger's Journey to Pennsylvania in the Year 1750 and Return to Germany in the Year 1754 (Philadelphia, 1898).Gottlieb Mittelberger traveled to Pennsylvania from Germany in 1750, on a ship primarily filled with poorer immigrants who...
From: 18th-century American Women on 10 Mar 2020

Slaves - Marriage in Virginia and Maryland

Born in New Jersey, Quaker John Woolman (1720-1772) was a tailor & shopkeeper. In 1756, the year he began his journal, he gave up most of his business to become an itinerant preacher devoted to abolishing military taxation, conscription, & slavery....
From: 18th-century American Women on 8 Mar 2020

Captivity of Elizabeth Hanson (1684-1737)

From: 18th-century American Women on 6 Mar 2020

1674 Women Against the All-Male Coffee-House Culture

This famous satirical petition was put forth in 1674, as a protest against the perceived ills of the all-male coffee house culture of England. I realize this is a 17th-century piece of Restoration Satire from London, but to understand the importance of...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Mar 2020

Elizabeth Ashbridge (1713–1755) Becomes a Quaker

English-born Elizabeth Ashbridge (1713–1755) eloped at age 14 & was a widow 5 months later. Rejected by her family, she sailed for New York in 1732.Forced to sign an indenture to pay for her passage, she worked as a house servant in conditions...
From: 18th-century American Women on 19 Dec 2019

Biography - Writer, Preacher, & Mantua Maker Bethsheba Bowers 1672-1718

.Quaker author and preacher Bathsheba Bowers was born in 1672, in Massachusettes, and died at age 46 in 1718, in South Carolina. She was one of 12 children born to Benanuel Bowers and his wife Elizabeth Dunster.Her mother Elizabeth was a young orphan...
From: 18th-century American Women on 3 Dec 2019

Biography - 1780 Revolutionary Women's Relief Effort of Esther De Berdt (1746-1780) (Mrs. Joseph Reed)

. Ester De Berdt (1746-1780) (Mrs. Joseph Reed) depicted in classical republican dress by Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827).Ester De Berdt Reed (1746-1780), leader of women’s relief work during the American Revolution, was born in London, England,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 23 Nov 2019

Easter Hot Cross Buns from 18C Britain to British America

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten during Easter Week, especially on Good Friday, in the United Kingdom and some parts of the Americas. Hot Cross buns are older...
From: 18th-century American Women on 21 Apr 2019

Execution Declaration of Rebekah Chablit 1733

Rebekah Chamblit (ca.1706-1733) lived in Boston, Massachusetts. She was tried and executed in 1733 for infanticide. Her "declaration," reportedly "read at the place of execution," September 26th, 1733, may not have been in fact written by Chamblit herself;...
From: 18th-century American Women on 10 Jan 2018

1790 Diary of Weaver Elizabeth Fuller Age 14 Massachusettes

Elizabeth Fuller (1775-1856) was 14 years-old, when she started keeping a diary. She made regular entries from October 1790 through December 1792. She lived with her family on a farm in Princeton, Massachusetts.Pehr Hillström (Swedish artist, 1732-1816) A...
From: 18th-century American Women on 7 Jan 2018

Sexual Politics-Mohawk-Style 1754

Hendrick Theyanoguin  Chief of the Mohawk Indians, published in London in 1755 The British American colonial government convened a conference in Albany, New York, in the summer of 1754. French troops had occupied the Ohio valley; while the Indians...
From: 18th-century American Women on 4 Jan 2018

Mary Jemison, Indian Captive 1750s

Mary Jemison captured by Native Americans from the 1856 printing of The Life of Mary Jemison, Deh-He-Wa-MisMary Jemison (Deh-he-wä-mis) (1743–1833) was probably about 15 years old, when she was captured & adopted by Seneca Indians during...
From: 18th-century American Women on 1 Jan 2018

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

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