By Marjorie Keniston McIntosh
A group remodeled strains the restructuring of Havering among 1500 and 1620 via specific research of demographic styles, the financial system, faith, social and cultural types, and native management and legislations. McIntosh's research, the main advanced and richly drawn portrait of any English group during this interval, is going past neighborhood background in illuminating the transition from medieval to early modem existence. A neighborhood reworked is the sequel to Professor McIntosh's acclaimed paintings Autonomy and neighborhood: The Royal Manor of Havering, 1200-1500, released via Cambridge in 1986.
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Burial figures were corrected through subtraction of outsiders: children sent from elsewhere, generally from London, to be nursed in Havering; named people said to be from places outside Havering and apparently non-resident; and vagrants, wanderers, and strangers. 6 baptisms annually; the total number of corrected baptisms between 1562 and 1619 is 101% of the stated total. 2 burials annually were subtracted; the corrected total number is 92% of the stated burials. Hornchurch, which had fewer outsiders, nurse children, and vagrants, was corrected primarily through the addition of unbaptised infants.
We can also examine the relation between occupation, the distance of birthplace, and the age of arrival. 7a shows the occupation of the newcomers. Their range of work paralleled in rough terms the general occupational distributions of Romford town and the rural 42 43 44 ERO D/AED 2, 3, 4, and 5, passim. P. Clark, T h e migrant', and cf. P. Clark and Slack, English towns, p. 91. P. Clark, T h e migrant', and R. Smith, 'Population and geography'. 6a. 6b. 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.
2b displays the pattern for Hornchurch parish. Hornchurch experienced a more favourable balance of baptisms to burials, with years of loss only 16 Life and death Fig. 3. -• Baptisms a> 100 a. o a> Q. *o 80 I Z ^V-W' 60 Marriages (X2) 40 1580 1590 1600 1610 1620 Date Sources: Figures from Apps. c and D calculated as seven-year moving averages centred on the fourth year. between 1589 and 1596 and again from 1605 onward. The marriage line fluctuated within a narrow range until 1605, when it began more pronounced variation.
A Community Transformed: The Manor and Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower 1500-1620 by Marjorie Keniston McIntosh