What was life like in the colony for women?

In North Carolina colony it was hard for women. Women that were unmarried or was a widow had some rights but the rights were protected by the law, those rights were that they can keep their own wages, make contracts to the court system if needed, collect rent, and own or sell property. If widowed, women in their own right could inherit their husband's property and run his business. Women who were married had all their rights passed to their husband. With limited legal rights women could also be able to distinguish themselves. Women might run a late husband's business or work in their father's occupation, ones that weren't worked as stream stresses and worked in boarding houses.