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The Pious Mary Anne Deane (1718-1807)

Mary  Anne Deane was born about 1718 and was believed to be the daughter of John Deane, Governor of India, who died about 1752. Sadly, it’s proving difficult to find anything about this lady’s early life. Teapot with Lid and Cup Inscribed with the...
From: All Things Georgian on 26 May 2021

May 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SERMON on the Death of the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” George Whitefield’s afterlife in American newspapers continued in an advertisement published in the May 25, 1771, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 May 2021

April 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Wesley’s SERMONS, on the Death of … GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the fall of 1770, Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, extensively...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Apr 2021


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sermon, on the death of the Rev. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD, preached by JOHN WESLEY.” In the months following his death in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2021

April 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “This Sermon contains a summary Account of Mr. WHITEFIELD’S Life.” When George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated with the eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2021

March 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SERMON, on the Death of the Revs. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” The simultaneous commemoration and commodification of George Whitefield’s death in Newburyport, Massachusetts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2021

March 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE celebrated Sermon preached … on the Death of the late Rev. Mr. George Whitefield … By JOHN WESLEY.” Word of George Whitefield’s death in Newburyport,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Mar 2021

Seeking Diaries

I am seeking the diaries of Puritan ministers from 1640 to 1715. Here is an extract from the diary of the preacher, John Westley of Whitchurch, Dorset, recorded as an ejected minister in Edmund Calamy’s A Continuation of the Account of the Ministers...
From: Dissenting Experience on 9 Aug 2018

John Wesley as The Pious Preacher – but who is Miss D___ple?

Today we offer a little exclusive snippet of extra information to our biography, An Infamous Mistress: The Life, Loves and Family of the Celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott. It concerns something we looked at in the course of our research, but which proved...
From: All Things Georgian on 2 Jun 2016

The Faith of Georgian England

Once again we are thrilled to welcome our guest, the lovely Regan Walker, author of a Christmas story, ‘ The Holly & The Thistle‘ (full details of how to purchase her book are given below). Today Regan has looked at faith in Georgian...
From: All Things Georgian on 20 Nov 2015

Portable Soup, as supplied by Mrs Dubois to the Royal Navy in 1756

Courtesy of Lewis Walpole Library Mrs DUBOIS’s Portable Soup, or Solid Broth, useful on Journies or at Sea, and not disagreeable to chew when Hunting, and a Chace proves long; or for the ready making Gravy Sauce; made in Cakes of a proper Size to make...
From: All Things Georgian on 20 Nov 2014

Curing Coughs and the Common Cold in Eighteenth-Century England

By Katherine Allen It happens at every university, every year, and is often known as ‘fresher’s flu’. This cocktail of viruses arrives at the start of term, along with students and their unprepared immune systems. After countless hours spent...
From: The Recipes Project on 19 Nov 2013

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