Saturday, April 26, 2014

Domesday Book

I've just attended the Society for One-Place Studies HangoutOnAir on taxes. Often the benefit of tax records is not the tax itself, but the additional information, the roll-call of residents who met the criteria for the tax, the relative wealth of those individuals based on their relative tax bill, the changing property sizes, and so on. It's a great talk, so do go and watch it.

As a result I was inspired to move the entry for the 1086 Domesday Book for Wing and Crafton from the Gazetteers page to its own page within my new Rolls, Polls and Taxes section, and added an image of the entry from the book itself. Kim of the Bratton Clovelly OPS highlighted a book with methodology for roughly calculating population from the headcount mentioned in the Domesday Book so I'm keen to get my hands on that book and see what number I come up with!


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