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What Rights did the Wife of an Indentured Servant have upon his Death?

18C Flour Mill Powered by water... January 7, 1796, from Pearce stating that Davenport, a miller whom George Washington had brought from Pennsylvania, was dead. He had already received six hundred pounds of pork & more wages than were due him as advances...
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Mar 2020

What did George Washington look for in a woman Servant?

...When Mrs. Washington's ill health necessitated his engaging in 1797 a housekeeper, he made the following minute & anxious inquiries of Bushrod Washington at Richmond concerning a certain Mrs. Forbes:"What countrywoman is she?"Whether Widow or Wife?...
From: 18th-century American Women on 12 Mar 2020

Tea & the Gentry Wife of the Colonial South

.New Hall Tea Pot, Pattern 121, c 1785-7To understand the well-to-do housewife in the colonial South, the most important fact to remember is that she was completely subordinate to her husband. He was the head of the household & exercised ultimate...
From: 18th-century American Women on 11 Jun 2013

Tea & a Gentry Wife on a country seat in colonial New York

Margarita Schuyler was a wealthy housewife in the countryside near Albany, New York. She was born in January 1701, the daughter of Johannes Schuyler & Elsie Staats Wendell. She was raised by her widowed mother & grew up in the Schuyler house in...
From: 18th-century American Women on 12 Jun 2013

A few 1760s-90s London prints of women doing domestic chores

London printmakers published hundreds of popular & satirical mezzotints between 1760 and 1800, many of which quickly found their way to the British American colonies and later to the new republic.  These prints give a glimpse into the everyday...
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Sep 2013

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington 1731-1802 At Home & At Military Camps

MW 1796 Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828). Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (1731-1802)  (Daniel Parke Custis) (George Washington)Martha Dandridge's first husband was a man much older than herself & her second was almost a year younger. Before she...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 Dec 2018

Betty Washington (Mrs Fielding Lewis) 1733-1797 George Washington's Sister & The Revolution

Rebecca A. Johnson, “Betty Washington Lewis,” The Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington,  Betty Washington Fielding Lewis 1733-1797Betty Washington Lewis was more than just the only sister of George Washington to survive to adulthood;...
From: 18th-century American Women on 6 Jun 2017

Deborah Read (1708–1774) the resourceful but unhappy wife of Ben Franklin

Deborah Read Franklin (1708–1774)Deborah Read Franklin (c. 1708-1774)  was born to John & Sarah Read, a well respected Quaker couple. John Read was a moderately prosperous building contractor & carpenter who died in 1724. Read had three...
From: 18th-century American Women on 1 Dec 2018

Open Opportunities

Even while we are busy working on volume 5, we are thinking ahead to volume 6, and it would be amazing if you would join us! Some of our brilliant editorial team are moving on and some of us are eager for a new challenge within Cerae. This means that...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 5 Nov 2018

Another look at Mary Katharine Goddard, the Woman who Signed the Declaration of Independence

Mary Katharine Goddard (1738-1816), likely the United States’ first woman employee, this newspaper publisher was a key figure in promoting the ideas that fomented the RevolutionAn illustration of Mary Goddard (Brown Library)By Erick TrickeyNovember...
From: 18th-century American Women on 5 Nov 2018

A Planter's Wife in Maryland

The Colonial Planter & his Family. Most men in colonial Maryland became planters, thus most women became planters’ wives. A typical planter’s wife in early Maryland probably first came to the colony as an indentured servant. Most...
From: 17th-century American Women on 28 Jun 2018

1619 The Real Wives of Jamestown

Wives for the Settlers at Jamestown by William Ludwell Sheppard 1876"Those English women who travelled to the new colony of Jamestown in search of marriage and a new life were neither groomed nor coerced. The same cannot be said of their African counterparts.Misha...
From: 17th-century American Women on 10 May 2018

Women in the Early Virginia Colony

Wives for the Settlers at Jamestown by William Ludwell Sheppard 1876The men fish, hunt, fowle, goe to the wars, make the weeres, botes, and such like manly exercises and all laboures abroad. The women, as the weaker sort, be put to the easier workes,...
From: 17th-century American Women on 8 May 2018

A Bit of Theatre History: Shakespeare, Female Characters, and Big Leads

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on here about the distant past — it’s been a while since I’ve written anything on here at all! — but because I’ve been playing around with data a bit this week, I...
From: dispositio on 12 Mar 2018

18C Delicate Women in the Almshouse

A Woman Shopkeeper of the 1790s, by an Unknown Artist.A 1751 petition to Philadelphia's Overseers of the Poor conveyed the request of Mary Marrot and her daughter for more refined fare in the almshouse. Although they appreciated the plentiful...
From: 18th-century American Women on 10 Mar 2018

18C Women in Business - Commerce & Character

A Woman Shopkeeper of the 1790s, by an Unknown Artist.Earlier in the century, trade was often characterized in moral rather than political terms. Benjamin Franklin's fabricated letters to the editor on the behavior of a lying and cheating shopkeeper,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 6 Mar 2018

18C Women in Business in Nantucket

A Woman Shopkeeper of the 1790s, by an Unknown Artist.Descnbing the customs of eighteenth-century Nantucket, Hector St John de Crevecoeur praised the industnousness of the wives of the town, who, compelled by their seafanng husbands' long absences, were...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Mar 2018

18C Women in Business - Train in Accounting & Business

A Woman Shopkeeper of the 1790s, by an Unknown Artist.Author Daniel Defoe 1660-1731 argued for the necessity of women being trained in accounting and business skills, such training provided economic benefits to the family, particularly preservation...
From: 18th-century American Women on 26 Feb 2018

18C Women in Business - Leave Their Business to Daughters

A Woman Shopkeeper of the 1790s, by an Unknown Artist.Boston retailer Hannah Newman, who ran a shop with her daughter Susannah, bequeathed only paltry sums to her two sons In her will, Newman elaborated on the qualities her daughter possessed that earned...
From: 18th-century American Women on 22 Feb 2018

18C Women in Business - Wives of Mariners

A Woman Shopkeeper of the 1790s, by an Unknown Artist.A 1718 Pennsylvania law ordered that the wives of men who went to sea should be considered independent traders with legal rights in court. It was designed to protect women from unscrupulous and absent...
From: 18th-century American Women on 18 Feb 2018

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