Marjorie Jones


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  • Hi, my name is Majorie Jones. I currently live in London England with my husband Albus. I don't have a job and Albus is coal miner. With the little money we have life is harsh.
  • On July 20 1608, we decide to become indentured servants for a few years to go over to the Jamestown colony. We hope in Jamestown we can start a new life after our contracts are up.
  • We spend four and a half months cramped in a small cabin with others before we arrive. We had three people die on the way over. On October 26 1608, I was one of the first women to arrive. We immediately start work the next day.
  • I start my work early in the morning doing laundry, sewing, and housekeeper and finish in the evening. We work for William and Sarah James. They weren't the nicest, but they were not as strict as others.
  • We live in a small house hoping to move into a better house in five years. Jamestown is a great colony with nice people and a lot of exploring. We came to Jamestown because we wanted a chance at a new life, but didn't want to wait for another opportunity.
  • Six years later I am now no longer an indentured servant. I now work at the house while Albus has a job as a carpenter. Coming to the colonies was worth it. We are no longer poor, but in the middle class. Our life has changed for the better.
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