Jos Kingston (Sheffield, England)
Life and Death in Elizabethan Norton wouldn't sell enough copies
to be worth publishing as a book. But it contains a good deal of information
which is of interest to family historians, local historians and social
historians studying the Elizabethan period. So, nearly 15 years after
doing this research I'm publishing it on the Web.
I have made available for download the Norton baptisms, marriage
and burial records 1560-1620 (burials table continues to 1650). Click here.
There is potential for use of this material in an educational context
- for example, "Set
up a database query to find the incidence and occupational spread of
Norton" as well as for family historians.
Thanks to David Hey for the excellent local history diploma
class at Sheffield University which encouraged me to write this in 1990.
Jos Kingston asserts her moral rights of authorship of "Life
& Death in Elizabethan Norton" as laid down in the 1988 Copyright,
Patents Act. These rights include the right to be identified as the
author and the right not to have this work "subjected to derogatory
treatment" - for example "addition, deletion or alteration
prejudicial to the honour or reputation of the author."
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter II: Occupation and Mobility in Elizabethan
Norton: the General Picture
Chapter III: Riches And Poverty: Occupation,
Status and Standard of Living in Elizabethan Norton
6. Blacksmiths, Smelters and Leadworkers
8. Non-Metalworking Craftsmen
10. Male Servants
13. Men whose occupations were not recorded
Chapter IV: The Parish Registers and Social Patterns
Births: a general picture & a particular problem
The Burials Registers, 1560 - 1653
Chapter V: An Unfinished Journey
Reconstructing an Elizabethan community: The social geography of Elizabethan
and early Stuart Norton
Appendix: Comments on Research Methods
Jos Kingston's homepage