Jessica Ayres

Thesis

Thesis

Women in London’s Court of Orphans, 1660-1720

Supervisor: Natasha Glaisyer

Research

Research

My thesis focuses on women who engaged with the Court of Orphans in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and examines the number of economic, legal and social roles they had in the Court’s proceedings. My research aims to consider women’s role in the Court itself and how this interacted with their wider economic and legal activities. More broadly, my research interests include the economic and social history of London in the early modern period, particularly women’s work and their involvement in networks of credit.

Papers and publications

Conference and seminar papers

  •  ‘Agency and Obligation: Women in London’s Court of Orphans, 1660-1720’ Annual PhD History Conference, University of York, October 2019

External activities

External activities

Social Secretary for the Cabinet of Curiosities, the CREMS postgraduate forum

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Contact details

Jessica Ayres
PhD student
Department of History
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD