Once the sun had set at Jamestown, artificial light
would be needed in order to see. Most of the men probably
had to rely on light from the campfires or, if lucky,
hearth fires. The gentlemen would have been able to
afford candles made of beeswax and tallow, which would
have given them their own private source of light for
reading or writing.
A few earthenware Border ware candlesticks have been
recovered from the site as well as some fragments from brass
ones. The base is missing to this English 16th-century
brass candlestick which was found in the 2nd quarter,
17th-century context of Ditch 1.