Sara Kirke
Did they do?
- inherited third of husbands estate
- became business woman after husband passed away
- rebuilt her business to largest Avalon enterprises
Name of place (then and now)
- province of Avalon now Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Do we remember?
- helped woman in tech and bio tech to advance career and succeed as entrepreneurs
Could they do different?
- fought for plantation
Is this place in relation to places today?
Is this important?
- award for woman entrepreneurship
Would life be like if they didn't do what they did?
- not many women are entrepreneurs today
How does this connect to things today?
- equal rights

Sara Kirke's 1660 Letter
Sara Kirke's 1660 Letter

"David Kirke and the Pool Plantation - History - Colony of Avalon." David Kirke and the Pool Plantation - History - Colony of Avalon. Web. 25 May 2012. http://www.heritage.nf.ca/avalon/history/kirke.html.

This is what the letter says

  • Dread Sovereign:
  • It is without doubt that your Sacred Majesty hath been informed of the loyal services my husband Sir David Kirke did (as his duty) to your royal father of happy memory, who in part of recompence made him one of the Lords Proprietors and Governor of this Land. Since the fatal stroke [execution of Charles I in 1649] and my husband's death [1654] I and my Children have lived but in a poor and sad condition and want of a governor here, there is no living but submit to any stranger power that will maintain a government. My suit and petition to your Sacred Majesty is that you would be pleased to confirme that power my husband had upon my eldest son, George Kirke, as...the desire of all the inhabitants and your Majesty shall not oblige me only for it. But, as I have been to your royal father, so I remain,
external image single_pixel.gifTo your Sacred Majesty's
external image single_pixel.gifMost humble subject and servant,

external image single_pixel.gif[signed] Sara Kirke