Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

A strong-minded and independent business woman who makes her own way in the world.

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Elizabeth Murray is one of the most fascinating women who lived in the revolutionary Boston. At a time when women’s rights were limited she found a way to secure her personal and financial independence without challenging the expected behavior of women in her time. Her ties both to England and her home in the colonies placed her in the middle of the American Revolution.

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From the Card:

  • Starting with little, you succeed in various businesses. You own a shop importing British fashions, take in boarders, and run a school for girls.
  • You help several young women start businesses.
  • You have a knack for attracting rich men. Your three marriages each increase your wealth.
  • Your London business connections incline you towards Loyalist politics.
  • Before your marriages you make your husbands sign pre-nuptial agreements to safe-guard your money and land. When you die, you leave most of your money to female friends and relatives.

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