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Vagrant Lives: 14,789 Vagrants Processed by the County of Middlesex, 1777-1786

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Open Humanities Data
Journal publication date29 Sep 2015
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2015


This dataset makes accessible the uniquely comprehensive records of vagrant removal from, through, and back to Middlesex, encompassing the details of some 14,789 removals (either forcibly or voluntarily) of people as vagrants between 1777 and 1786. It includes people ejected from London as vagrants, and those sent back to London from counties beyond. Each record has been georeferenced (where possible). Significant background material is available on the ‘London Lives’ website, which provides additional context for these records. The authors also recommend the following article:
Hitchcock, T, Crymble, A, Falcini, L 2014 Loose, Idle and Disorderly: Vagrant Removal in Late Eighteenth-Century Middlesex. Social History 39(4). DOI: 10.1080/03071022.2014.975943.


Date of Acceptance: 12/09/2015 © 2015 The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY 3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited


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