A Community Transformed: The Manor and Liberty of by Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

By Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

A group remodeled strains the restructuring of Havering among 1500 and 1620 via special research of demographic styles, the financial system, faith, social and cultural types, and native management and legislation. McIntosh's examine, the main advanced and richly drawn portrait of any English neighborhood during this interval, is going past neighborhood heritage in illuminating the transition from medieval to early modem existence. A neighborhood remodeled is the sequel to Professor McIntosh's acclaimed paintings Autonomy and group: The Royal Manor of Havering, 1200-1500, released by means of Cambridge in 1986.

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By Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

A group remodeled strains the restructuring of Havering among 1500 and 1620 via special research of demographic styles, the financial system, faith, social and cultural types, and native management and legislation. McIntosh's examine, the main advanced and richly drawn portrait of any English neighborhood during this interval, is going past neighborhood heritage in illuminating the transition from medieval to early modem existence. A neighborhood remodeled is the sequel to Professor McIntosh's acclaimed paintings Autonomy and group: The Royal Manor of Havering, 1200-1500, released by means of Cambridge in 1986.

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Further, the marriage and burial of immigrants was presumably offset at least partially by the departure of young adults who had been born in Havering but left before marriage and death. It is indeed likely that the parishes which have proved capable of reconstitution had abnormally low levels of immigration and emigration. Conclusions drawn from such studies should therefore be applied more generally only with caution. The number of deaths in 1625 was slightly lower than that of 1571. It is possible, however, that the losses of the 1550s were worse, judging by figures from other places.

76). Three w e r e F r e n c h m e n , o n e c a m e from Flanders, a n d the other is unidentified. ERO T/R 147/1 a n d 2. 37 The demographic context 27 also of the baptisms of two infants of a vagrant man and woman and of the child of a certain wayfaring woman. By 1620 Irish people, often poverty stricken, were beginning to appear in Havering. In 1628 the churchwardens of Hornchurch gave money to a group of five Irish men and women and to an Irish woman travelling with eight children. 39 A total of 41 people appear on the Hornchurch list, consisting of 26 men travelling either singly or in pairs, four women alone and two female pairs, an Irishman with two children, and a family group of a man, wife, and two children.

Age at arrival compared to place of birth of males Rural 1Romford and Hornchurch males Romford town males Age at arrival within Havering o-io years 14-20 years 23-30 years 40-57 years Total Born 5-9 miles away Born 10-49 miles away 1 2 0 1 O 1 1 6 3 3 B°r n 1 0 0 + miles away 0 i l 0 0 Born 5-9 miles away 1 4 5 2 4 Includes one man born at a distance of 50 miles away who arrived at age 30. Sources: Depositions given by Havering residents in ERO D/AED 2, 3, 4, and 5, passim. 7a. Immigration: occupations of males Romford town males Occupation of male deponents born outside Havering Agriculture (including gentleman, rural yeoman, husbandman, and agricultural labourer) Romford yeoman (engaged in renting urban properties, money lending, and trade) Trade/crafts Total Rural males Total 3 = 21 % 11 = 69% 14 = 47% 6 = 43% 5 = 36% 0 5 = 31% 6 = 20% 14 16 30 Table 1.

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