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#InternationalWomensDay 2019

Updated: Mar 12, 2019

On #InternationalWomensDay, we honor the 105 femme sole women (single/widowed and had accounts in their own names) at the Glassford stores in Colchester and Alexandria:


Mrs Margaret West's account header at the Alexandria (1767/1768) store (folio 62)

Mrs Catherine Arrell Mrs Sarah Barns Mrs Mary Blackburn Miss Sally Boggiss Mrs Boggis Sarah Ann Boggiss Winefred Boggiss Mrs Mary Brewster Mrs Roza Bronaugh Elizabeth Brownly Mrs Mary Canterbury Ann Carpenter Mrs Chapman Mrs Mercey Chew Miss Agatha Chinn Mrs Eleanore Coleman Polly Colvert Mrs Elizabeth Connell Winefred Connor Mrs Ann Crawley Mrs Hannah Crump Mrs Crupper Miss Sally Dade Mary Davis Eleanor Delay Mrs Elizabeth Donaldson Sybil Donaldson Mrs Mary Earp Mildred Elliot Rebecca Eskridge Mrs Winifred Ethell Mrs Elizabeth Evans Agatha Fallan Mrs Elizabeth Fallen Mrs Mary Gallahue Peggy Gardenhire Mrs Ann Gist Mrs Mary Gladin Mary Gourd Elizabeth Grayson Miss Suckey Grayson Mrs Green Nancy Grymes Mrs Margaret Hampton Mary Harper Rachel Harper Betty Hill Mrs Hannah Hopewell Mrs Elizabeth Hunter Eleanore Hussey Rebecca Javins Mrs Mary Johnston Nancy Johnston Miss Sally Johnston Mrs Sarah Johnston Mrs Susannah Johnston Elizabeth Jones Elizabeth Key Mrs Langfitt Mrs Sarah Lewis Letitia Macey Mrs Sarah Manly Mrs Ann Mason Elizabeth McIntosh Sybil Milton Ann Moxley Hannah Neale Mrs George Nickols Mary Nickols Elizabeth Payne Elizabeth Pierce Mrs Ann Cox Piper Elizabeth Prestly

Enslaved Rachel Mrs Ramsey Mrs Susannah Ratcliff Nancy Regan Elizabeth Reid Sarah Reid Mary Rogers Ruth Saunders Miss Elizabeth Sebastian Mrs Shelton Mrs Ann Simmonds Mary Smith Miss Nancy Smith Mrs Ann Spencer Mrs Elizabeth Steptoe Enslaved Sue Sarah Thomas

Mrs Jean Turley Mrs Ann Tyler Mrs Elizabeth Valen Miss Sally Wade Miss Valenda Wade Mrs Valinda Wade Elizabeth Waters Mrs Ann Watson Mrs West Mrs Elizabeth West Mrs Margaret West Mrs Sybil West Mrs Whale Mrs Sarah Wigginton Mrs Margret Young


By next year, we hope to include the names of shoppers, not just account holders!

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