A Typology of Travellers: Migration, Justice, and Vagrancy in Warwickshire, 1670–1730

@article{Hitchcock2012ATO,
  title={A Typology of Travellers: Migration, Justice, and Vagrancy in Warwickshire, 1670–1730},
  author={David Hitchcock},
  journal={Rural History-economy Society Culture},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={21-39}
}
  • David Hitchcock
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Rural History-economy Society Culture
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… Expand
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