LadyBarbossa

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Now... always pondered about what a colonial town or city would be like with all of you! All of us living so close together (God and heaven help us all) in a colonial like town but with certain amenities (Those things we cannot simply live without and are necessary).

So...

If we had a colonial style town - say like Williamsburg, but a port town like Charleston - what would your business/career/trade be? What would your home look like? Would you be in town or outside of town?

Just have fun with this, mates! :unsure:

Me?

Well, my home would look much like the Kershaw-Cornwallis house (I've been in this house a few times, LOVE it)...

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My trade? Perhaps be one of the seamstresses at one of the local shops making attire. Obviously a Gentlewoman. Maybe teaching/instructing local young girls on how to be a proper Gentlewoman. Perhaps I have a small plantation on the edge of town growing hemp, tobacco, maybe some indigo.. if this is in a warmer climate, I'd have sugar!(Ye all know where that most likely 'll go!)

Perhaps I own a shipping vessel or two. The Resurrection would be the main ship:

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If I had another, it most likely would be called the St. Elmo's Fire. If I could afford a third vessel, it would be called the Crimson Mourning.

~Lady B

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My hide-away would be in the trees on a bluff near the waterfront:

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I would be a smuggler. My cover would be the hide trade, might as well profit legally as well as illegally hmm? :unsure:

Bo

Edited by Capt. Bo of the WTF co.

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If this were another sort of historic forum, I might say a clockmaker or other craftsperson - but since this is a piracy forum, I'd have to say my profession would be pirate and I'd be on a ship! (Yeah, no imagination...)

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Proprietress of a very lucrative Ordinary. No one would have ever guessed that one. Still have to research to decide what it may look like.

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A very low-brow Tavern owner. I grew up near this place and have always loved it:

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Fine dining for the aristocrats upstairs:

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The Ram's Head Pub in the basement for the common man:

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Hmm..This would be mine

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More images of my lovely home

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A little history..

This stunning Portsmouth historic antique home by the sea was once home to New Hampshires first Governor, Benning Wentworth, back in the mid-1700s. Called the Wentworth-Coolidge Home, it sits on the banks of Little Harbor, and is one of the most outstanding homes remaining of the colonial era.

This Portsmouth NH home is a beauty, and is open to the public for tours during the summer and early fall months. The grounds are gorgeous, overlooking Little Harbor, and full of old-fashioned lilacs.

As for what I would be doing…FloorCloths! I have found my calling at last.

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As you can see, I have no home. I would be one of the guys supplying Bo with all the hides he could handle and Bo would supply us with all the drink and lead we needed. I would be living on the fringes of society.

Animal

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Gee, I dunno what I'd do. What is my skillset? (What to do...what to do...)

I do know that this would be my establishment:

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Hm... I think I would own a boarding house or something like it (probably not the right term).

Maybe something like this: 6a00d8341bff5053ef011570cd0e69970c-.jpg

And I would do everything I do now, cook, bake and sew for everyone. lol.

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Oh, no question about it. A tavern with attached brothel. Isn't that the dream of all old soldiers?

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This is actually a pub from the village next to the town where I was born. Best damn game pie and cider in the West Riding.

Hawkyns

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Well I suppose I could be a seamstress,

Or I could be a Pub owner,

Or I could be a wife of a fine gentleman,

Or I could be a pickpocket/small time thief living in luxury.

Or I could be just a 'working girl' in Hawkyns Tavern.

Now what do you all think I should be?

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I'm with Mission. Kick-arse treehouse all the way!

But more likely I'd have a little place near the waterfront, well maintained, but fairly barren, because I'd spend as little time there as possible. Just somewhere to serve as a "base of operations," as it were, while most of the time I'd be out there exploring.

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Very content with a little home in town such as this, i want it very close to the waterfront/tavern/ordinary/brothel/ships......and behind an little garden, and a barn for woodworking/small boatbuilding..........and i want some of the neighbors to be jealous that a free black man can do so well.....dont hate the payer...hate the game,fictional haters........*cough*........but i digress...oh what a life it would be......if only.....WAIT..............*goes to the colonial williamsburg hiring page*

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Home

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The neighborhood

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Home

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The neighborhood

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Aye! An I marks ye well! That be a place I be wantin' ta live. For after sleepin and stoppin ball in the racks, there be but one final use fer me hammock. Stich her tight and weight her well fer I as soon be ta Davy Jones than th Devil knows I'm fin out! No, when I slips me cable, I wish t' be livin aboard still! Dutch "X" his mark

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Ivan Henry owns a successful Trading Company, got bored, and asked for a letter or marque from England to raid Spanish and French Ships. My home if it's not a sloop, it be me store.

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Ships are cool and certainly a home for pirates, but the original premise that we were establishing a colonial town or village. I just thought I'd mention it before everyone starts posting pics of ships. ("Yes, we know that part, anything else?")

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Well then.... lets me out...as I would not live in town...

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Well then.... lets me out...as I would not live in town...

Me too, John......I live in the forest with the other animals. :lol: Stupid settlements. :lol:

Animal

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Ah... I was thinking more along the lines of a plantation...outside of the city...plenty of land, peace and quiet...enough tracks for horse racing, oh and must not forget hunting...plenty of hunting...and riding...and some more hunting...

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I've been an artist all of my days, so if I lived ashore I'm quite certain that I would make a good an honest living as an artist/engraver. I would love to work in a print house and run an early newspaper and book printing business. I would print by day, spend my evenings at Pew's Pub and sleep in some eccentric house...

...like this.

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Or this...

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Wait..if I cannot live on my ship, then how come you get to live in ...that?? OI and come to think of it, how come Mission lives in a freakin tree??

Edited by Capt. Sterling

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Ships are cool and certainly a home for pirates, but the original premise that we were establishing a colonial town or village. I just thought I'd mention it before everyone starts posting pics of ships. ("Yes, we know that part, anything else?")

So, is the purpose of this thread to imagine what one would do as a real job in a proposed "Pyrate Williamsburg", a real-world, real-time home for wayward reenactors?

Or is it to speculate about what one would want to do in a town like Williamsburg/Charlotte during the (as an example) 1680-1720 period?

If it be the former, where shall we establish "St. Pyrateburg?"

Also, if it be the former, then a ship is not really out of the question: have ye not been to Schooner Wharf in Key West where the day-trip tall-ships reside? A day-trip pyrate sloop would not be unreasonable. Nor would a static ship such as the Bounty that resided in St. Petersburg for so many years without slipping its cable for years at a time.

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Nice houses, William. Had a lighthouse fetish for long, have ye?

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