“Lives of Loyalist Women”
By Jo-Ann Leake
Loyalist women stood alongside their men in the years up to and including the time of the Revolution, and in the formative years of the post war settlement in Canada.
Jo-Ann will share stories from her research into their lives. Her presentation will examine some social, cultural, political, economic and spiritual aspects of Loyalism. She is developing an ongoing series in memory of her Loyalist grandmothers – Sarah Leake (John); Elizabeth Keith (Daniel); Jerusha Alward (Oswell) and Mary Polly Parlee (Isaac).