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From: "Family Lindley" <>
Subject: [YK] Migration Patterns in NW England from 1750
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 18:14:43 -0000
I have found an article in a 1994 copy of the Manchester Genealogist about
migration patterns in NW England from 1750 - the article reported the results of
a pilot study by Colin Pooley and Jean Turnbull (University of Lancaster,
Department of Geography) and used a sample of 5,921 moves drawn from 1500
individual residential histories.
Reasons for moving were (figures are rounded and may not add to 100%):
Men: work 47%, marriage 12%, housing 12%, family 6%, military 7%, emigration 4%,
retirement 3%, other 8%
Women:: work 39%, marriage 18%, housing 14%, family 13%, military 1%, emigration
4%, retirement 3%, other 9%
On the period 1800-1849, moves for work peaked at 61% of the total reasons,
falling to 31% after 1900. Clearly, the first half of the 19thC was a period of
great fluidity. Only about 4% of the sample never moved and a similar
proportion moved over 20 times - we have our work cut out for us.
The average distance moved (excluding emigation I assume, but they don't state
this - it would make a great difference to the statistics) was 59km in 1800 and
137km in 1900.
I'm interested in this sort of data as I am trying to fathom out the links that
my Yorkshire Lindleys had with Lancashire in the period 1750-1850, and at which
census information just hints. I would be particularly interested to hear about
any documented moves between the Bolton area and the Leeds area.
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