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From: "Alan Stoner" <>
Subject: Re: [SFHG] 1570 census
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 14:10:56 -0000


According to Colin Chapman's 'Pre-1841 Censuses and Population
Listings in the British Isles' it was a Norwich census. (ISBN
1-873686-08-0 - was £5 at the P.R.O.)

Sussex mentions in the book prior to the 19th century censuses are:

- listing in 1297 of ninety Gentlemen who were summoned to London for
military service

- the lay subsidy rolls between 1334 and 1434 - the Sussex ones have
surnames

- the 1488 listing of resident males in Rye eligible to serve as
constable or watchout

Alan
----- Original Message -----
From: "wales gill" <>
Sent: 02 January 2001 11:06

> Hello members,
>
> on the BBC website, within the history section, it mentions a census
in 1570, in which every individual was recorded by name, occupation,
age, etc.
>
> it's not clear whether this was a national census - it may have just
been a census of norwich. does anybody know?

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