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By Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

A group reworked lines the restructuring of Havering among 1500 and 1620 via exact research of demographic styles, the economic climate, faith, social and cultural types, and native management and legislations. McIntosh's examine, the main advanced and richly drawn portrait of any English neighborhood during this interval, is going past neighborhood historical past in illuminating the transition from medieval to early modem lifestyles. A neighborhood reworked is the sequel to Professor McIntosh's acclaimed paintings Autonomy and group: The Royal Manor of Havering, 1200-1500, released through Cambridge in 1986.

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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.

D ERO D/AER 9, 108. For b e l o w , s e e ERO D / A E A H , fol. 101 v, a n d D / A E A 14, fol. 178V. 35 ERO D/AER 15, 130, ERO D / A E D 3 , fol. l r , a n d ERO D / A E A 11, fol. 781-. 36 The s u b s i d y a s s e s s m e n t of 1524 n a m e s t w o 'aliens' in Romford a n d o n e in Hornchurch village, all w i t h German n a m e s (PRO E 179/108/150). This c o n t i n u e s the later medieval p r e s e n c e of a f e w foreigners from G e r m a n y or the l o w countries (Mclntosh, A. and c, p .

4. Infant mortality rates, Romford and elsewhere Romford 1570-1 (heavy mortality, especially in 1571) 1577-8 (low mortality) Number Rate/1,000 Number Rate/1,000 No. of babies baptised within the first of each two-year sequence Accumulative no. , with high parishes, mortality thereafter) 1550-1649* 116 279 326 372 4 7 8 10 74 130 148 185 6 7 10 11 158 184 263 289 126 166 187 43 64 98 112 * Rates for parishes of Alcester, Banbury, and Gainsborough derived from figures presented in Table 9 of Schofield and Wrigley, 'Infant and child mortality'.

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