The Jamestown Brides

The Jamestown Brides

The extraordinary story of the British women who made the perilous journey to Jamestown, Virginia, to become wives for tobacco planters in the New Colony.

Author: Jennifer Potter

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782399155

Category: History

Page: 372

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The extraordinary story of the British women who made the perilous journey to Jamestown, Virginia, to become wives for tobacco planters in the New Colony. In 1621, fifty-six English women crossed the Atlantic in response to the Virginia Company of London's call for maids 'young and uncorrupt' to make wives for the planters of its new colony in Virginia. The English had settled there just fourteen years previously and the company hoped to root its unruly menfolk to the land with ties of family and children. While the women travelled of their own accord, the company was in effect selling them at a profit for a bride price of 150 lbs of tobacco for each woman sold. The rewards would flow to investors in the near-bankrupt company. But what did the women want from the enterprise? Why did they agree to make the dangerous crossing to a wild and dangerous land, where six out of seven European settlers died within their first few years - from dysentery, typhoid, salt water poisoning and periodic skirmishes with the native population? And what happened to them in the end? Delving into company records and original sources on both sides of the Atlantic, Jennifer Potter tracks the women's footsteps from their homes in England to their new lives in Virginia. Giving voice to these forgotten women of America's early history, she triumphantly invites the reader to journey alongside the brides as they travel into a perilous and uncertain future.
Categories: History

The Jamestown Brides

The Jamestown Brides

In telling the story of these "Maids for Virginia," Potter at once sheds light on life for women in early modern England and in the New World."--Provided by poublsher.

Author: Jennifer Potter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190942632

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 857

"In 1621, nearly fifteen years after the establishment of the Jamestown colony, the Virginia Company funded another voyage of colonists to the New World. This time, however, their ships carried fifty-six young women. Their ages ranged from sixteen to twenty-eight, they were of good character and proven skills, and each had a bride price of 150lbs of tobacco set by the Company. Though the women had all agreed to journey to Jamestown of their own free will, they were also unquestionably there to be sold into marriage, thereby generating a profit for investors and increasing the colony's long-term viability. These were the aims of the Virginia Company at least; the aims of the women themselves are less clear. Without letters or journals (young women from middling classes had not generally been taught to write), Jennifer Potter's research has turned to the Virginia Company's merchant lists, which were used as a kind of sales catalog for prospective husbands, as well as censuses, court records, the minutes of Virginia's General Assemblies, letters to England from their male counterparts, and other such accounts of the everyday life of the early colonists. The first part of her book explores the women's lives before their departure, but the true heft of the work lies in the second part, which documents the women's lives in Jamestown. In telling the story of these "Maids for Virginia," Potter at once sheds light on life for women in early modern England and in the New World."--Provided by poublsher.
Categories: History

Breaking the Chains of the Past

Breaking the Chains of the Past

In Bestselling Author Indiana Wake's new book courageous women cross the Atlantic to become Mail-Order Brides and find their Happily Ever Afters.Twenty-two-year-old Constance Dearborn is deeply in love with wealthy London attorney Russell ...

Author: Indiana Wake

Publisher:

ISBN: 1791523668

Category:

Page: 216

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In Bestselling Author Indiana Wake's new book courageous women cross the Atlantic to become Mail-Order Brides and find their Happily Ever Afters.Twenty-two-year-old Constance Dearborn is deeply in love with wealthy London attorney Russell Melton. Upon learning Constance doesn't have a large dowry Russell turns his back on Constance and marries another.Heartbroken, Constance agrees to become a mail-order bride and head to Jamestown, Virginia to assuage the financial burden on her family. The journey to Jamestown is long and arduous. Fortunately, Constance befriends other strong women searching for love and a new life in Jamestown.Arrival in Jamestown finds the women being introduced to various men looking for wives. While women have more rights in the new colony Constance finds the process of finding a husband dehumanizing.After 10 years in the new colony thirty-three-year-old farmer Jack Thornton is looking for a hard-working, educated and practical wife. Constance agrees to marry Jack but has difficulty adjusting to married life while still loving Russell.Will Constance be able to break the chains of her past and find true love with Jack before it's too late? You will love this this sweet romance as courage overcomes adversity and love finds a way of Breaking the Chains of the Past.
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Love for the Warrior s Heart

Love for the Warrior s Heart

Can she find love in the new world or will she be forced into marriage to a dangerous man?Find out in Love for the Warrior's Heart a sweet mail order bride romance with a guaranteed happy ever after.Each book can be read alone but this is ...

Author: Indiana Wake

Publisher: New Love for the Jamestown Bri

ISBN: 1793881081

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 386

Rumors and lies force a woman to flee her home, her only hope is to become a mail order bride but has she jumped from the frying pan into the fire?Anne Wallace is an accomplished apothecary working in London until her father dies. Jealous competitors soon spread a rumor that she is a witch. No longer able to support herself and fearing for her life she discovers an advert asking women to travel to Jamestown, Virginia as brides. Believing this is her only hope she makes the long journey.Anne is well respected in her new home and turns down many offers of marriage. All she wants to do is heal and she has met a local man of the Powhatan tribe who is helping her. Huritt which means handsome is respectful, helpful, and intriguing and Anne soon wonders if any man could be like him. Only the powerful Oscar Wentworth wishes to have her for his own. Threats and rumors have chased her across the ocean and threaten to destroy her life again.She has given up so much and yet once more she must run but where will she go? Can she find love in the new world or will she be forced into marriage to a dangerous man?Find out in Love for the Warrior's Heart a sweet mail order bride romance with a guaranteed happy ever after.Each book can be read alone but this is part of a series of books about the brave women who traveled to Jamestown to be mail order brides grab the other books: Breaking the Chains of the PastLoves Hardest Choic
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Love s Hardest Choice

Love s Hardest Choice

He sees a deep sadness in her and is determined to discover what is haunting her.Can the Reverend help Diana find peace with herself and her choices?Will she be able to accept the love offered or will she let guilt crush her beneath its ...

Author: Indiana Wake

Publisher:

ISBN: 1793101760

Category:

Page: 196

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Journey to Jamestown with Bestselling Author Indiana Wake's latest book, Love's Hardest Choice.Diana Walton is a strong independent woman who has been dealt a tough hand. After years of making her father's business her life, he leaves it to her brother when he passes. Diana's brother treats her poorly which leads Diana to take a dim view on men in general and search for a way out of her situation.Diana leaves England for Jamestown, Virginia with a fool proof plan that will leave her in charge of her destiny. Diana decides to marry Arnold Price an older man with lands and a good business. She believes he is unwell and knows when he passes, she will inherit. What Diana never counted on was feeling something for him. While it's not love she has a fondness for Arnold and has formed a friendship. When he passes Diana feels lost and discontent with the motives behind her recent decisions.Diana begins attending church in Jamestown. The Reverend is concerned for his latest member. He sees a deep sadness in her and is determined to discover what is haunting her.Can the Reverend help Diana find peace with herself and her choices?Will she be able to accept the love offered or will she let guilt crush her beneath its heavy weight?Find out in Love's Hardest Choice a sweet mail order bride romance suitable for all ages.This is a complete romance and a standalone story but there are more stories about the Jamestown brides:Breaking the Chains of the Past
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Buying a Bride

Buying a Bride

It’s a history of deception, physical abuse, and failed unions. It’s also the story of how mail-order marriage can offer women surprising and empowering opportunities.

Author: Marcia A. Zug

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479821327

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 925

There have always been mail-order brides in America—but we haven’t always thought about them in the same ways. In Buying a Bride, Marcia A. Zug starts with the so-called “Tobacco Wives” of the Jamestown colony and moves all the way forward to today’s modern same-sex mail-order grooms to explore the advantages and disadvantages of mail-order marriage. It’s a history of deception, physical abuse, and failed unions. It’s also the story of how mail-order marriage can offer women surprising and empowering opportunities. Drawing on a forgotten trove of colorful mail-order marriage court cases, Zug explores the many troubling legal issues that arise in mail-order marriage: domestic abuse and murder, breach of contract, fraud (especially relating to immigration), and human trafficking and prostitution. She tells the story of how mail-order marriage lost the benign reputation it enjoyed in the Civil War era to become more and more reviled over time, and she argues compellingly that it does not entirely deserve its current reputation. While it is a common misperception that women turn to mail-order marriage as a desperate last resort, most mail-order brides are enticed rather than coerced. Since the first mail-order brides arrived on American shores in 1619, mail-order marriage has enabled women to improve both their marital prospects and their legal, political, and social freedoms. Buying A Bride uncovers this history and shows us how mail-order marriage empowers women and should be protected and even encouraged.
Categories: History

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine

Wanted marriage date married at Jamestown , 1619 . Ellen Lehigh and last name
of Sarah , wife of David Field . was one of the “ Jamestown Brides " She was born
Apr . 11 , 1776 . Also follow . whose passage was paid with tobacco . ing dates ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000122990934

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

Open Your Heart to Love

Open Your Heart to Love

If only she could find love.Find out if Caroline finds the love she craves in Open Your Heart to Love a sweet mail order bride romance with a guaranteed happy ever after.Each book can be read alone and in any order but this is the last of a ...

Author: Indiana Wake

Publisher: New Love for the Jamestown Bri

ISBN: 1091476608

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 194

View: 505

Marriage will be your only skill -- you should accept it -- only Caroline Lawton would not accept it, even if it meant traveling across the world she would find her place.Caroline loved to read and wanted to learn, something her father and brother did not approve of. When her father burns her books, she knows that she must leave.When she arrives in Jamestown, she finds her education and confidence is not what the men of Virginia want in a wife. Has she left one situation to find herself in exactly the same? Finally, she is proposed to by farmer, Brent Stamford. He is amused by her, but still expects her to keep house and help on the farm. Caroline accepts but argues every point from that moment onwards. She finds him annoying, especially since her determination seems to amuse him. But at least he's not brutal and he doesn't destroy the few books she has brought with her.Brent is captivated by his bride from the first, enjoying every moment of teaching her the farming skills - and laughing at every domestic mishap. Caroline comes to enjoy the confrontation and wonders if she has found what she is looking for. If only she could find love.Find out if Caroline finds the love she craves in Open Your Heart to Love a sweet mail order bride romance with a guaranteed happy ever after.Each book can be read alone and in any order but this is the last of a much loved series of books about the brave women who traveled to Jamestown to be mail order brides grab all the books in paperback or FREE on Kindle Unlimited:Breaking the Chains of the PastLoves Hardest ChoiceLove for the Warrior's HeartThe Simple Matter of LoveHer Real WeddingOpen Your Heart to LoveAlso available:Cowboys and Brides, NEW 11 Book Box Set just 0.99 or FREE on KU
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Macmillan Social studies Series

Macmillan Social studies Series

( Courage , a spirit of adventure , perseverance , cleverness , willingness to work
) The saving of Jamestown of land to plow and plant . He had to ... Brides for the
Virginia colonists land from an English ship that has just arrived in Jamestown .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105049190940

Category: Geography

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Categories: Geography

Virginia Studies Student Workbook

Virginia Studies Student Workbook

VS.3e—The arrival of women and Africans were important to the Jamestown
settlement. ... Jamestown Women did chores and educated the children The first
English women came to the Jamestown colony as mail order brides ” These
brides ...

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher:

ISBN: 0635010461

Category: Study Aids

Page: 192

View: 177

This 192 page value is still exactly what you need to make Virginia Studies successful for both you and your students. This must-have workbook helps students develop a greater understanding of Virginia's rich history, from early settlements of American Indian language groups and the founding of Jamestown to the present with a special focus on geography, economics, and civics. Students will develop skills to analyze, interpret, and demonstrate knowledge of important events and ideas in our history and understand the contributions made by people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Students will use geographic tools to examine the influence of physical and cultural geography on Virginia history. Students will learn skills for responsible citizenship, and practice these skills as they extend their understanding of history and social science. Students will not only learn the facts, but also the meaning behind the facts, enticing examples, and inspiring activities, workbook pages include a wide variety of formats. Tons of activities utilize critical thinking skills, math skills, map skills, and English skills. Engaging graphics, enriching sidebar information, questions for discussion, and other thought-provoking asides help students learn, think, and analyze what it means to be a Virginia citizen. This book also includes a glossary, pronunciation guide, and a thorough index. Enrichment is author Carole Marsh's specialty, so be prepared to learn loads about Virginia.
Categories: Study Aids

The Bride the Boys and the Bank Robber

The Bride the Boys and the Bank Robber

Find out in The Bride, the Boys, and the Bank Robber a sweet historical western romance by bestselling authors Indiana Wake & Belle Fiffer.Also available: Cowboys and Brides 11 RomancesThe amazing Jamestown Brides series: Breaking the ...

Author: Belle Fiffer

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1093649798

Category:

Page: 102

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As a young mother of three boys Ann knows her chances of marriage are slim, but maybe she has a chance?Ann finds work at the saloon. Richard, the owner, is a little abrasive but his mother looks after the three boys, aged 5, 3 and 2, while Ann works. Ann gets a lot of attention, but the men aren't interested in becoming a father to three children. Richard shows a softer side around the children, which Ann notices. She finds out his wife was killed in a bank raid, losing their baby. Though it was a long while ago he has never recovered.When two gunmen try to rob the saloon, he wonders if history is repeating itself. Will he find his true love or will it all be taken from him? Find out in The Bride, the Boys, and the Bank Robber a sweet historical western romance by bestselling authors Indiana Wake & Belle Fiffer.Also available: Cowboys and Brides 11 RomancesThe amazing Jamestown Brides series: Breaking the Chains of the PastLoves Hardest ChoiceLove for the Warrior's HeartThe Simple Matter of LoveHer Real WeddingOpen Your Heart to LoveAnd many more bestsellers why not follow Indiana on Amaz
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Ellen A Baby for Christmas

Ellen   A Baby for Christmas

Maybe that will be enough?Find out in Ellen - A Baby for Christmas a new sweet and wonderful romance from bestselling author Indiana Wake.Also available:42 Christmas Brides and sweet kisses40 Sweet Inspirational RomancesHolly - A Baby for ...

Author: Indiana Wake

Publisher:

ISBN: 1704302625

Category:

Page: 108

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A lifelong bachelor, a mail order bride, and a love that could break her heart. Will her baby bring them closer or tear them apart?FREE with Kindle Unlimited. Nicholas Alford has his own ranch and the personality of a joker. At thirty-five he thinks he has left it too late to find love. Jeanette Morton needs to marry. Her father has just died and her brother would sell her to pay off his debts. To escape a terrible marriage, she hides and becoming a mail order bride seems her only hope but will she find love?Jeanette comes to care for her new husband but he is cold and her life stays lonely. Her fears from the past often come back to haunt her. When she finds she is with child she is afraid to tell him. What will he think? What will happen to her baby? As Christmas approaches she prays for a miracle knowing she already loves the child she is carrying. Maybe that will be enough?Find out in Ellen - A Baby for Christmas a new sweet and wonderful romance from bestselling author Indiana Wake.Also available:42 Christmas Brides and sweet kisses40 Sweet Inspirational RomancesHolly - A Baby for ChristmasNoelle - A Baby for ChristmasSuki's HeartAmanda's HopeJenny's WishKatie's CourageHoney's GraceCharlotte's WeddingCowboys and Brides 11 RomancesThe amazing Jamestown Brides series: Breaking the Chains of the PastLoves Hardest ChoiceLove for the Warrior's HeartThe Simple Matter of LoveHer Real WeddingOpen Your Heart to LoveAnd many more bestsellers why not follow Indiana on Amazon
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The Simple Matter of Love

The Simple Matter of Love

Find out in The Simple Matter of Love a sweet mail order bride romance with a guaranteed happy ever after.Each book can be read alone and in any order but this is part of a series of books about the brave women who traveled to Jamestown to ...

Author: Indiana Wake

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1797706683

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Sixteen and vulnerable, Grace Bates must leave her job to escape her terrible master. To become a maid for Jamestown looks like her best option but is the New World really that much different? When Grace runs to save herself from her lecherous boss she ends up on the Good Ship Warwick heading for the New World. Tales of opportunity and fairness have brought her here. The chance to be a bride and not just a servant is her dream, but can someone of her stature ever expect equality?James Spears, a wealthy man of breeding and education has built a fortune in Jamestown. He has spent the last eight years lonely and resentful that his father sent him away. The riches he has created mean nothing to him nor do the women who chase him for his wealth.Young Grace helps James one night and he can't stop thinking about her. When he offers her marriage, a terrified Grace turns him down. Because of his greater status, she cannot help but think he must be like her old employer in England. As lies and class raise their ugly head, Grace must search for the truth. Will she find it along with the love she has always wanted? Find out in The Simple Matter of Love a sweet mail order bride romance with a guaranteed happy ever after.Each book can be read alone and in any order but this is part of a series of books about the brave women who traveled to Jamestown to be mail order brides grab the other books at 0.99 or FREE on Kindle Unlimited: Breaking the Chains of the PastLoves Hardest ChoiceLove for the Warrior's Hear
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The Settling of Jamestown

The Settling of Jamestown

In 1628 , more than 500,000 pounds ( 230,000 kg ) of tobacco were shipped from
Jamestown to Europe . The Bride Ships The population of Jamestown always
remained overwhelmingly male . But as the Virginia colony expanded into the ...

Author: Janet Riehecky

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 0836853415

Category: History

Page: 48

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- Time line- Focus boxes- Maps- Primary source documents- Further reading- Glossary & Index
Categories: History

Strange Blooms

Strange Blooms

Strange Blooms is a magnificent pleasure for gardeners and non-gardeners alike. This 'wonderful book' (Jane Stevenson, Daily Telegraph) describes the remarkable lives and times of the John Tradescants.

Author: Jennifer Potter

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782395461

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 411

In seventeenth-century Britain, a new breed of 'curious' gardeners were pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and new plants were stealing into Europe from East and West. John Tradescant and his son were at the vanguard of this change - as gardeners, as collectors and above all as exemplars of an age that began in wonder and ended with the dawning of science. Jennifer Potter's book vividly evokes the drama of their lives and takes its readers to the edge of an expanding universe. Strange Blooms is a magnificent pleasure for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
Categories: History

College and State

College and State

MUTZ - LLOYD Miss Rose Mutz of Jamestown became the bride of Lyness Lloyd
, '30 , on September 14 , Mr. Lloyd is ... a former N. D. S. C. student , and Miss
Mary M. Lanof Cheyenne , Wyo . , were married at the bride's home on Sept.

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ISBN: UIUC:30112112230104

Category: Universities and colleges

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Categories: Universities and colleges

Elementary English

Elementary English

Books For The Jamestown Festival But I thank God , we have not free schools
Cavanah ( Elf Book Series ) , and Rebel nor ... The celebration will center on the
Brides ' Ship to Jamestown . historic sites of Jamestown , where the Boys and
girls ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015039303444

Category: Activity programs in education

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Laird Lee s Guide to Historic Virginia and the Jamestown Centennial

Laird   Lee s Guide to Historic Virginia and the Jamestown Centennial

In 1761 the parish was divided into Elizabeth River , Portsmouth and St. Bride's
parishes . After Lord Dunmore's defeat Dec. 2 , 1775 , at Great Bridge , ten miles
from Norfolk , he retired to his fleet in Norfolk harbor . Jan. 1 , 1776 , he began ...

Author: Vision Forum, Inc. (San Antonio, Tx.)

Publisher: Vision Forum

ISBN: 0978755944

Category: James River Valley (Va.)

Page: 137

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First published in 1907 as the definitive guide book to historic Virginia and the Jamestown Tercentennial, this book continues to be a remarkably useful tool for the Christian family in search of Americas providential past. For the Jamestown Quadricentennial, Vision Forum is pleased to announce the re release of this helpful guide book. A great way to discover the Old Dominions treasure-filled legacy.
Categories: James River Valley (Va.)

Encyclopedia of Multiculturalism Names and name changes Six Nations

Encyclopedia of Multiculturalism  Names and name changes Six Nations

Japanese picture brides enter the United States at Angel Island , Calif . , in the
1920's . ( National Archives ) Pocahontas saved Captain John Smith of the
Jamestown settlement from. helped provide stability to the Japanese American
family as ...

Author: Susan Auerbach

Publisher:

ISBN: 1854356755

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 1813

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Provides information on the impact of a wide variety of racial, ethnic, national, religious, and other groups, and the forces that have shaped them.
Categories: Cultural pluralism