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History lecturer publishes article in Who Do You Think You Are

Reader in Medieval Economic History, Dr Andrew Wareham has had articles published in two leading ancestry magazines discussing the work of the Centre of Hearth Tax Research.

Posted: 17 April 2015

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Reader in Medieval Economic History, Dr Andrew Wareham.

In the articles Andrew Wareham explains how hearth tax records provide an invaluable resource for family historians because of the information they contain on the personal names, locations and size of dwellings of our early modern ancestors in London and draws attention to their online accessibility. 

In Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine Dr Wareham considers non-payment of the tax, including by diplomats and government officials and contrasts this with the Jewish community who were scrupulous in paying the tax. Click here to read the article in full.

In Discover Your AncestorsMagazine, Dr Wareham discusses migration patterns into London from other pats of Britain, variations in surname patterns and and one enterprising woman goldsmith. Click here to read the article in full.

Dr Andrew Wareham is Reader in Medieval Economic History at the University of Roehampton and the Director of the British Academy Hearth Tax Project and the Centre for Hearth Tax Research. Dr Wareham teaches on the BA History programme at Roehampton.

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