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|Title:||Residence and Kinship in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, 1558-1804|
|Depositor:||Hudson, J., University of Bristol. Department of Historical Studies|
Hudson, J., University of Bristol. Department of Historical Studies
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.This study of the parish of Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, is mainly intended to contribute to the current debate about rural industry and the circumstances under which it became a full factory industry in some areas but not in others. Stonehouse is in the upper Stroudwater district, a former centre of the cloth industry. While other regions began to produce lighter fabrics, Stroudwater continued to specialise in woollen broadcloth. During the seventeenth century the whole district developed an expertise in producing coloured cloth. Factory mills were established after 1800, but by 1850 the local industry was declining in the face of competition from Yorkshire.
Any population sample taken in the district during the early-modern period might therefore be expected to show numerical and social domination by cloth workers. To test this expectation, a sample was constructed from manorial resiant lists, which offer unusual scope in this parish for identifying men and placing them in properties. The enquiry looked for the incidence of male and female kinship-links in the passage of property between residents, to see whether kinship gave property resources, and consequently social influence, to workers in the cloth industry rather than to those in other occupations.
The expected domination of property and society before 1800 by cloth industry workers in Stonehouse was found to be no more than proportional to their numerical presence, and the same applied to other occupations. Kinship networks had produced a mixed society which was cautious about change, a possible factor in the eventual decline of large-scale cloth production in Stroudwater.
The data consist of a list of names taken from the resiant lists and other sources, with personal information added from other sources. There are two main tables, one giving all the list entries and one forming them into lifecycles. The main variables in the list table include: names (original spelling); kinship links; standardised names; and places of residence. The main variables in the lifecycle table include: standardised names; gender; baptism; burial; marriages; spouses; children; parents; occupation; place of residence; and kinship links.
|Time period:||1558 - 1804|
|Dates of fieldwork:||1990 - 1997|
No information recorded
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adult males in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, 1558-1804 and those of their wives who may have transmitted property.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
No sampling (total universe)
|Number of units:||(A) 1931 (obtained) Men;(B) 895 (obtained) Women|
|Method of data collection:||
Transcription of existing materials
|Weighting:||No information recorded|
Stonehouse Resiant Lists, Gloucestershire Record Ofice, D445/M7-11 and D517/1772. Complete transcription. Petty constables were required to submit 'resiant lists' to the hundred containing the names of all those liable to attend each six-monthly court. These lists potentially provide a fuller record of residents than a schedule of manor tenants would provide. All males over the age of fealty (usually sixteen by 1600) should have been included, and although men over sixty were excused attendance, the upper age for inclusion could be flexible and in most lists after 1700 it appears to be seventy. Fifty-nine resiant lists dated before 1800 survive for Stonehouse for 1622, 1632, 1657-1659, 1661, 1663-1667, 1675, 1676 (for one 'leete', half the parish), 1683, 1685, 1691, 1709, 1714-1727, 1729-1743, 1736-1741, 1743-1752 (one undated list attributed to 1745 or 1746), 1772, 1784, 1788, 1793 and 1799.
Stonehouse Manor Survey 1558, Gloucestershire Record Office, D4289/M1. Partial Transcription. This written survey was conducted when the manor of Stonehouse was sold by the Earl of Arundel to two Stroudwater clothiers, William Fowler and William Sandford. It details the copyholds and their grantees, the land in each and often its use, the demesne and some of the mills then existing; it also summarises the freeholds.
Survey by John Elliott 1804, Gloucestershire Record Office, P263/MI9. Partial Transcription. In 1803 John Elliott, a professional land surveyor and member of a local family, drew up a detailed map of Stonehouse parish. The schedule which relates to it is lost, but in 1804 he prepared this schedule which gives owners, some occupiers, areas and field names.
Muster Roll of Gloucestershire, 1608, published as Smith, J. (1980) Men and Armour for Gloucestershire 1608, Gloucester. Partial Transcription.
|COURT RECORDS||DEATH||FAMILY MEMBERS|
|LAND TRANSFERS||LOCATION||MARITAL HISTORY|
|MILITARY PERSONNEL RECORDS||OCCUPATIONS||PARENTS|
|PERSONAL NAMES||PLACE OF BIRTH||PLACE OF RESIDENCE|
|POOR PERSONS||PROBATE INVENTORIES||PROPERTY, OWNERSHIP AND TENURE|
|SOCIAL INFLUENCE||SOCIAL STATUS||SOCIAL STRUCTURE|
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|First edition:||10 September 1999|
|Copyright:||Copyright J. Hudson|
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By principal investigator(s):
Hudson, J. (1998) Residence and Kinship in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, 1558-1804, University of Bristol PhD Thesis.
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