English County Populations in the Later Eighteenth Century

  title={English County Populations in the Later Eighteenth Century},
  author={E. Wrigley},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review},
  • E. Wrigley
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review
  • When directing the first English census John Rickman was intent not only on discovering the size of the population in 1801 but also on tracing past trends both nationally and for individual counties. He returned to the latter investigation on several later occasions, notably in the 1830s. There have been many subsequent attempts to improve upon his national estimates, but his estimates of county totals have continued to be used extensively, either unchanged or slightly modified. Rickman was… CONTINUE READING
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