Skip to main content
×
×
Home
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 3
  • Cited by
    This chapter has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Mathieson, Charlotte 2015. Mobility in the Victorian Novel. p. 1.

    Dyson, Richard 2014. HOW DID THE POOR COPE WITH ILLNESS: PERSPECTIVES FROM EARLY NINETEENTH-CENTURY OXFORD. Family & Community History, Vol. 17, Issue. 2, p. 86.

    Stobart, Jon 2001. Regions, Localities, and Industrialisation: Evidence from the East Midlands Circa 1780 – 1840. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 33, Issue. 7, p. 1305.

    ×
  • Print publication year: 2000
  • Online publication date: March 2008

15 - Population and society 1700–1840

from Part III - Urban themes and types 1700–1840
Summary
This chapter provides an overview of the process of demographic change in the burgeoning growth of towns and cities of the period 1700-1840. The extent of migration to cities in Britain in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was spectacular in comparison with the contemporary third world. The degree of movement was nothing new as for English provincial towns at the beginning of the eighteenth-century David Souden estimated that half to two-thirds of residents were migrants. The chapter also examines the vital events of marriage, birth and death. Over the course of the eighteenth century the gap between birth and baptism widened to at least a month which means that many infants dying shortly after birth in the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century are seen by demographers as 'missing events'. Turning to death rates, the patterns that emerge are perhaps clearer but explanations remain speculative and the full picture is beguilingly complex.
Recommend this book

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

The Cambridge Urban History of Britain
  • Online ISBN: 9781139053419
  • Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521431415
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to *
×
Armstrong, W. A., ‘The trend of mortality in Carlisle between the 1780s and 1840s: a demographic contribution to the standard of living debate’, Economic History Review, 2nd series, 34 (1981)
D’Cruze, S., ‘“To acquaint the ladies”: women traders in Colchester 1750–1800, Local Historian, 17 (1986)
Feldman, D., ‘Migration’, in Daunton, M., ed., The Cambridge Urban History of Britain, vol. III, 1840–1950 (Cambridge, 2000)
Finlay, R., Population and Metropolis (Cambridge, 1981) 7;
Finlay, R., ‘Natural decrease in early modern cities, Past and Present, 92 (1981)
Galley, C., ‘A model of early modern urban demography, Economic History Review, 2nd series, 48 (1995)
Galloway, P. R., ‘Differentials in demographic responses to annual price variations in pre-revolutionary France’, European Journal of Population, 2 (1986).
Gorsky, M., ‘The growth and distribution of friendly societies in the early nineteenth century’, Economic History Review, 2nd series, 51 (1998) 2, 507.
Higgs, E., ‘Domestic service and household production’, in John, A. V., ed., Unequal Opportunities: Women’s Employment in England 1800–1918 (Oxford, 1986) 50.
Huck, P., ‘Infant mortality in nine industrial parishes in northern England, 1813–1836’, Population Studies, 48 (1994) 26;
McKeown, T., The Modern Rise of Population (London, 1986)
Rogers, N., ‘Carnal knowledge: illegitimacy in eighteenth-century Westminster’, Journal of Social History, 23 (1989)
Sharlin, A., ‘Natural decrease in early modern cities: a reconsideration’, Past and Present, 79 (1978)
Sharpe, P., ‘Literally spinsters: a new interpretation of local economy and demography in Colyton in the seventeenth and eighteenth century’, Economic History Review, 2nd series, 44 (1991)
Taylor, J. S., ‘A different kind of Speenhamland: nonresident relief in the Industrial Revolution’, Journal of British Studies, 30 (1991)
Whyte, I. D., Agriculture and Society in Seventeenth Century Scotland (Edinburgh, 1979)
Williamson, J. G., Coping with City Growth during the British Industrial Revolution (Cambridge, 1990)