Monday, 16 February 2015

England’s Immigrants database 1330-1550

England’s Immigrants 1330-1550 database is a result of a major research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, which has run between February 2012 and February 2015.  It explores the extensive archival evidence about the names, origins, occupations and households of a significant number of foreigners who chose to make their lives and livelihoods in England in the era of the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the Wars of the Roses.

The information has been drawn from a variety of published and un-published records – taxation assessments, letters of denization and protection, and a variety of other licences and grants – and offers a valuable resource for anyone interested in the origins, destinations, occupations and identities of the people who chose to make England their home during this turbulent period. For more information on the sources used, please click on Sources.

The project is a collaboration between the University of York, The National Archives and the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield.

via a blog post by Elizabeth Kipp who explores its utility for her Blake and Pincombe one-name/surname studies.

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