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This collection of 153 wills and inventories provides a vivid insight into the socio-economic life of the small Yorkshire market town of Northallerton during a time of growing prosperity, when its position on the main road to the north also enabled it to prosper from wider trading links. Trades and professions represented in the collection include yeomen, merchants, tallow chandlers, weavers, a maltman, innkeepers and a wide range of leather workers; the documents collected here provide a wealth of information regarding their houses and their contents, lifestyles and standards of living in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. They are presented with an introduction and comprehensive notes.
Number of Pages: 244
Sub-Genre: Europe / Great Britain
Series Title: The Publications of the Surtees Society
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Inc
Street Date: February 18, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-7604