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PhD theses

PhD theses

Those marked * obtained a research fellowship following PhD.





  • *S. A. J. Keibek, 'The male occupational structure of England and Wales, 1600-1850'.
  • A. A. Marphatia, 'Predictors and consequences of variability in secondary educational attainment in rural India: A life course approach'.


  • K. Sugden, 'An occupational analysis of the worsted industry, circa 1700-1851. A study of de-industrialization in Norfolk and the rise of the West Riding of Yorkshire'.



  • J. Barker, 'The emergence of agrarian capitalism in early modern England: A reconsideration of farm sizes'.
  • L. Boothman, 'Immobility and the immobile: A case study of Long Melford, Suffolk 1661-1861'.
  • Z. Crisp, 'The urban back garden in England in the 18th and 19th centuries'.


  • J. Woo, 'Wills and bequests: Male and female testators in medieval East Anglia 1400-1520'.



  • C. Andrade, 'Population in nineteenth-century Vila do Conde: The demographic dynamics of a north-western Portuguese urban parish'.
  • *S. J. Thompson, 'Census taking, political economy and state formation in Britain c. 1790-1840'.


  • *S. L. Walters, 'Fertility, morality and marriage in Northwest Tanzania, 1920-1970: a demographic study using parish registers'.


  • S. Basten, 'Registration practices in Anglican parishes and Non-Conformist groups in northern England 1770-1840'.


  • K. J. Dauteuille, 'Household materials and social networks in Norwich 1371-1500: A study of testamentary evidence'.
  • *P. M. Kitson, 'Family formation, male occupation and the nature of parochial registration in England, c.1538-1837'.
  • *T. Nutt, 'Illegitimacy and the poor law in late-eighteenth and early nineteenth-century England'.
  • J. L. Phillips, 'Collaboration and litigation in two Suffolk manor courts, 1289-1364'.


  • D. De Villiers Coetzee, 'Factors accounting for variations in voluntary enlistment in Scotland, August 1914 to December 1915'.
  • *J. E. Marfany, 'Proto-industrialisation and demographic change in Catalonia, 1680-1829'.
  • R. M. Thompson, 'Economic and social change in a Somerset village, 1700-1851: A microhistory'.
  • *T. Dennison, 'Economy and society in rural Russia: The serf estate of Voschazhnikova 1750-1860'.


  • S. Dasgupta, 'Poverty, pauperism and parish relief in seventeenth-century intramural London'.


  • A. Levene, 'Health and survival chances at the London Foundling Hospital and the Spedale Degli Innocenti of Florence, 1741-99'.
  • *C. D. Briggs, 'Rural credit, debt litigation and manor courts in England c. 1290-c. 1380'.
  • N. Rushton, 'Monastic Charitable Provision in late Medieval England c. 1260-1540'.


  • *C. Frances, 'Networks of the life-course: A case study of Cheshire 1570-1700'.
  • *A. M. Reid, 'Infant and child health and mortality in Derbyshire from the Great War to the mid-1920s'.
  • *P. S. Warde, 'The ecology of wood use in early modern Wr̈ttemberg, c.1450-1650'.


  • *L. M. W. Shaw-Taylor, 'Proletarianisation, parliamentary enclosure and the household economy of the labouring poor 1750-1850'.
  • S. K. Williams, 'Poor relief, welfare and medical provision in Bedfordshire: The social, economic and demographic context, c. 1770-1834'.


  • S. Lauricella, 'Economic and social influences on marriage in Banbury, 1730-1841'.


  • C. Avalos, 'Ageing and modernization. The living arrangements of elderly individuals in a Spanish community: TaÌrrega (1897-1992)'.


  • C. R. Husbands, 'The hearth tax and the structures of the English economy'.


  • Z. Zhao, 'Household and kinship in recent and very recent Chinese history'.


  • R. Adair, 'Regional variation in illegitimacy and courtship behaviour in England, 1538-1754'.
  • J. Almecija, 'The family in colonial Venezuela 1745-98: An iconoclastic view'.


  • C. Davey, 'Re-constructing local population history: The Hatfield and Bobbingworth district of Essex, 1550-1800'.


  • B. Taylor, 'The economic and demographic context of enclosure: A case study from Oxfordshire, c.1550 to 1850'.
  • T. Sokoll, 'Household and family among the poor: The case of two Essex communities in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries'.


  • *P. Sharpe, 'Gender-specific demographic adjustment to changing economic circumstance: Colyton 1538-1837'.


  • *P. J. P. Goldberg, 'Female labour, status and marriage in late medieval York and other English towns'.
  • M. A. Clarke, 'Household and family in Bethnal Green, 1851-71: The effects of social and economic change'.


  • F. A. C. Newall, 'Socio-economic influences in the demography of Aldenham: An exploration of the techniques and application of family reconstitution'.
  • *S. C. Ogilvie, 'Corporatism and regulation in rural industry: Woollen weaving in Württemberg, 1590-1740'.
  • A. Pyrgaki, 'The effects of economic and social changes in the Ottomon Empire on a Greek-Turkish community (1870-1922)'.


  • J. M. Landers, 'Some problems in the historical demography of London, 1675-1825'.
  • *L. R. Poos, 'Population and mortality in two fourteenth-century Essex communities'.
  • *S. R. S. Szreter, 'The decline of marital fertility in England and Wales: A critique of the theory of social class differentials through an investigation of its historical origins and an examination of data for the constituent male occupations'.


  • G. Kerby, 'Inequality in a pre-industrial society: A study of wealth, status, office and taxation in Tudor and Stuart England with particular reference to Cheshire'.


  • C. C. Wilson, 'Marital fertility in pre-industrial England, 1550-1849'.


  • *R. A. Houston, 'Aspects of society in Scotland and north east England, c.1550 - c.1750: Social structure, literacy and geographical mobility'.
  • *D. C. Souden, 'Pre-industrial English local migration fields'.


  • *K. D. M. Snell, 'The standard of living, social relations, the family and labour mobility in south-eastern and western countries, c.1700-1860'.
  • D. Thomson, 'Provision for the Elderly in England 1830-1908'.


  • V. Brodsky Elliott, 'Mobility and marriage in pre-industrial England : A demographic and social structural analysis of geographic and social mobility and aspects of marriage, 1570-1690, with particular reference to London and general reference to Middlesex, Kent, Essex and Hertfordshire'.


  • R. A. P. Finlay, 'The population of London, 1580-1650'.
  • J. P. Morgan, 'Godly learning: Puritan theories of the religious utility of education 1560-1640'.


  • E. Todd, 'Seven peasant communities in pre-industrial Europe. A comparative study of French, Italian and Swedish rural parishes (18th and early 19th century)'.


  • D. C. Levine, 'The demographic implications of rural industrialization, a family reconstitution study of two Leicestershire villages, 1600-1851'.
  • R. M. Smith, 'English peasant life-cycles and socio-economic networks: A quantitative geographical case study'.


  • *K. Wrightson, 'The Puritan Reformation of manners, with special reference to the counties of Lancashire and Essex'.


  • D. A. Cressy, 'Education and literacy in London and East Anglia, 1580-1700', including appendix 'Schoolmasters in the Dioceses of London and Norwich, 1580-1700'.

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