By Marjorie Keniston McIntosh
A group remodeled strains the restructuring of Havering among 1500 and 1620 via certain research of demographic styles, the economic climate, faith, social and cultural types, and native management and legislations. McIntosh's learn, the main complicated 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 group remodeled is the sequel to Professor McIntosh's acclaimed paintings Autonomy and neighborhood: The Royal Manor of Havering, 1200-1500, released by way of Cambridge in 1986.
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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. Pelling, 'Illness among the poor'. 18 Life and death Fig. 4. 0 E 140 National Total Burials (xiO 3 ) 120 100 80 1560 1570 1580 1590 1600 Date 1610 1620 Sources: Apps.
1 Romford female from Kent, 1 rural male from Surrey, and 1 rural female from Herts. ; rural male from Hants. , and Yorks. Sources: Depositions given by Havering residents in ERO D/AED 2, 3, 4, and 5, passim. + The demographic context 29 with suits being heard by the court. 42 The deponents had to indicate their age, where they were born, where they now lived, how long they had lived in their current parish, and where else they had lived. Of the 55 deponents, 45 were males whose place of birth is given.
The communicant list contains a total of 690 names in 226 households, of whom 545 individuals in 175 households are fully legible. 8, we see that central Romford town had larger households than did the rural areas, while the suburbs had unusually small units. Since household size was associated with wealth, it appears that the suburban areas of Romford (one of them called 'the lane of the poor') were substantially less prosperous than the town centre. The agricultural regions fell in the economic middle.
A Community Transformed: The Manor and Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower 1500-1620 by Marjorie Keniston McIntosh