By Marjorie Keniston McIntosh
A group remodeled lines the restructuring of Havering among 1500 and 1620 via certain research of demographic styles, the financial system, faith, social and cultural varieties, and native management and legislations. McIntosh's learn, the main complicated 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 group 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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A husbandman had lived elsewhere for five years, a tailor for seven years, two yeomen for 26 and 30 years, and a turner for 37 years. Nearly a third of the local male deponents, then, had spent at least five years living outside the region of their birth. Only a quarter of the total male group had always lived within Havering, and of these some had moved between Havering's two parishes. 47 There were thus few men in Havering who had spent their whole lives in the parish of their birth. Some local people travelled away from Havering in connexion with their trade or in the government's employ, occasionally going to the continent.
Two-person households ( N = 63): man plus wife - 59; w i d o w or single man with one child - 2; pairs of w o m e n - 2. Three-person households (N = 34): man, wife, plus female servant - 1 2 ; man, wife, plus male servant - 1 1 ; man, wife, plus one child - 9; other - 2. See below, pp. 53-4. 10a. Distribution of stated household sizes, Romford, 1562 Stated household size (= those aged c. 13 years and over) 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6-7 people 8-14 people Total No. of households 31 86 43 3i 14 14 7 226 have been relatives of the household heads, especially stepchildren, the great majority were evidently servants or apprentices living with and working for that family.
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. Sources: Depositions given by Havering residents in ERO D/AED 2, 3, 4, and 5, passim.