Hampshire and Surrey County Council Elections: 1889 - 1974
WHD04 ISBN 978-0-9553778-3-9.
Edited, with introductory essays by Roger Ottewill. For the first time, data relating to county council elections in Hampshire and Surrey held between 1889 and 1974 have been collated in a form suitable for electoral, political, social and family historians. With introductory, scene-setting essays, a guide to the presentation of the data, details of electoral divisions and ca 4000 contested and uncontested triennial and by-elections, as well as alphabetical listings of 2500 successful and unsuccessful candidates. Published on CD, the data are provided in both PDF and Microsoft® Excel formats.
Roger Ottewill retired in 2008 after having worked in higher education for 35 years. He is the author of a number of articles on British local political history.
SOUTHAMPTON BROKAGE BOOK, 1447-8
WHD01 ISBN 0-9553778-0-3 (ISBN 13: 978-0-9553778-0-8)
Edited by Winifred A. Harwood. A window on the medieval overland trade of Southampton and the people involved in it. Brokage was a fee levied for arranging the haulage of goods from the city and the CD contains data tables, revealing information about the carters, the commodities they carried, their intended destination and the owners of the goods. A preliminary product from the work of The Overland Trade Project 1430-1540, this unique, fully-searchable CD publication provides a snapshot of the fascinating wealth of historical data from late Medieval Southampton. Dr Harwood holds a PhD in Medieval History of the University of Southampton and is researcher for The Overland Trade Project at the University of Winchester.
THE 1871 WINCHESTER CENSUS
WHD02 ISBN 0-9553778-1-1 (ISBN 13: 978-0-9553778-1-5)
Edited by Mark Allen and Tom Beaumont James. The comprehensive document records the names, addresses occupations and birthplaces of Winchester's 17,500 people in 1871. The CD provides a fully edited database. Resulting from the work of the Winchester Project, this publication includes a full editorial commentary and introduction. Using Winchester in 1871 as a case-study this work reveals the processes, strengths and weaknesses of censuses as sources for family historians as well as for academics. Searchable indexes in original and enriched forms, and PDF and database-friendly versions of tables are included at the click of a mouse. Dr Allen and Professor James are directors of the Winchester Project, based at the University of Winchester.
SPARSHOLT, 1841 - 1901: A Hampshire Village Microhistory
WHD03 ISBN 0-9553778-2-X (ISBN 13: 978-0-9553778-2-2)
Edited by Roger Young. Resulting from an innovative PhD thesis, showing in micro-detail the changing demographics of a Hampshire village through the time of feast and famine in Victorian England, this CD publication brings together data from censuses, parish registers, maps and a wide range of other sources to 'repopulate' this village near Winchester. The templates and guidance notes provided on this CD will be indispensable to anyone working on a nineteenth-century village history. A Sparsholt resident, Dr Young holds degrees from the University of Oxford and Stanford University, California, and gained a PhD in History at the University of Winchester.
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