Province of Maryland

Maryland was an English colony from 1632-1776, one of the original 13 colonies. As a place of religious tolerance, it was much less restraining than some of the colonies to the north.

Many of its inhabitants, during this era, predominantly raised tobacco, which was a labor intensive crop. Those who couldn't afford indentured servants or slaves had to manage the work on their plantations with the help of family members and neighbors, until they became prosperous enough to enlist further help.


Oxford, Maryland
Puritan Funeral Customs
Early Colonial Marriages
Early Views on Infertility
Shipping of Supplies to the Colonies
Puritans and the Providence Settlement
Sickness and Death in the Southern Colonies
Colonial Era Views on the Effects of Alcohol Abuse