A typology of travellers : migration, justice, and vagrancy in Warwickshire, 1670–1730
Hitchcock, David. (2012) A typology of travellers : migration, justice, and vagrancy in Warwickshire, 1670–1730. Rural History, Vol.23 (No.1). pp. 21-39. ISSN 0956-7933Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0956793311000136
This paper examines the relief of travellers in Warwickshire, England. By using an unusually rich set of Constables Accounts for the parish of Grandborough, it interrogates the relationship between charity, local justice, and both official and popular perceptions of migration. It argues that the large number of migrants who passed through rural parishes were categorised by the local constable according to cultural and discretionary criteria. This typology of travellers determined the nature and extent of the relief they might receive and the actions that might be taken against them. Socially threatening migrants, such as poor pregnant women, the sick, and vagrants, also found themselves affected by this same proscriptive calculation, often to their detriment. © 2012 Cambridge University Press.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Rural History|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 21-39|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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