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ENTERPRISING WOMEN

Carrying on a fishery business in
17th century Newfoundland
mostly around the Avalon


 

1663 Mrs. Gilder
1675 Lady Sarah Kirke widow of Sir David Kirke.
1676 Lady Frances Hopkins
1675 Margaret Taverner.
1675 Emelin Garland.
1675 Joan Claye.
1675 Joan Hibbs/ Widow Hibbs 1676.
1675 Mary Fuze - Furze in 1678.
1676 Widow Edwards/ Sarah Edwards in 1677.
1676 Widow Wood.
1676 Widow Holman.
1676 Widow Gresham.
1677 Barbara Horton.
1677 Emma Horton.
1677 Lucy Guy.
1677 Widow Lony.
1677 Widow Sertall.
1677 Widow Haman.
1680 Marjory Burt/ Widow Burt 1681.
1681 Widow Roberts.
1681 Widow Bearnes.

TC Notes: Most are of a Devon origin.

A Grandson of Sir David & Lady Kirke, 5 year old David the third was bapt in Bideford in 1671.

Lady Hopkins was said to have been related to the Kirkes and may also have connections to the Hopkins of Bideford.

Christopher Pollard, who was familar with the two Ladies, married in Bideford 1687 to a widow Sarah Hopkins.

Margaret Taverner's family ended up in Poole, Dorset but may have been of Devon origins.

William Roberts, late husband of the widow Roberts is mentioned 1674 property lease Gilberd &
Tripe's house in Kingsbridge & Frances, daughter of William mentioned in 1695 lease
of Churchstow manor (Petre family).

 

Contributed by Thomas Cole, Sarasota, Florida (February 2012)

Page Last Modified March 17, 2012 (Don Tate)

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