In April 1767, a young woman named Miss Row married a man who had proposed to her several times over the past year and a half despite the fact that he was not the same man with whom she had engaged in a torrid affair in British East Florida.1 When Miss Row married William Gerard De Brahm, a German who recently had been appointed as Surveyor General of the Southern Colonies, it ended a tumultuous period in her life that had begun when she immigrated to East Florida sometime between late 1764 and early 1766. 2 Within a few months of her arrival, Row had embarked on a secret love affair with Dr. Robert Catherwood, which ended in an abrupt and very public repudiation that almost shattered her reputation and did break her heart.
Bauer, Deborah L.
"" … In a strange pIace ... ": The Experiences of British Women during the Colonization of East & West Florida,"
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