Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


“Femes soles” means women alone: unmarried, widowed, or divorced. They had a lot more rights than a feme covert. “Feme covert” means married woman. Back in Europe, women did have guilds they could belong to. Perhaps there are still lists that can be researched.