's mother, born Katherine or Katharine Matthews
, heiress to estates at Broad Oak and Bronington in Flintshire, married on 26 April 1660, just before the Restoration which ejected her husband from his...
Two months after her wedding SS
prayed that God might make her a fruitful vine. Some weeks after that, on 3 July, she prayed the Lord might fulfil her desire about a partic[ular] thing, and...
She intended it as a record of the workings of my heart.
Williams, Sir John Bickerton, and Sarah Savage. Memoirs of the Life and Character of Mrs. Sarah Savage. Holdsworth and Ball.
Such a record was important in what Patricia Crawford
has described as the family ideology of the Henrys. Diaries by SS
1654: According to historian Patricia Crawford,...
According to historian Patricia Crawford
, this year saw the last known instance of a woman voting (at Bristol) in a parliamentary election before the twentieth century.
Crawford, Patricia. “Attitudes to Pregnancy from a Woman’s Spiritual Diary, 1687-8”. Local Population Studies, Vol.
, pp. 43-5.
Crawford, Patricia. “Katharine and Philip Henry and their Children: A Case Study in Family Ideology”. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, No. 134, pp. 39-73.
Crawford, Patricia. “Public Duty, Conscience, and Women in Early Modern England”. Public Duty and Private Conscience in Seventeenth-Century England, edited by John Morrill et al., Clarendon Press, 1993, pp. 57-76.
Mendelson, Sara Heller, and Patricia Crawford. Women in Early Modern England, 1550-1720. Clarendon Press, 1998.