England’s immigrant records 1330-1550 now online

Alien poll tax inquest for Northamptonshire, 15 April 1469 (catalogue reference: E 179/155/94)

Alien poll tax inquest for Northamptonshire, 15 April 1469 (catalogue reference: E 179/155/94)

A new database revealing data of immigration in medieval England, held in the records at The National Archives, has been launched online.

England’s Immigrants 1330-1550 is the result of a major Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research project by the University of York in collaboration with the Humanities Research Institute (University of Sheffield) and The National Archives.

For the first time the database allows researchers to search over 65,000 immigrants who were resident in England during this period by name, nationality, profession and place of residence.

In today’s blog post Dr Jessica Lutkin and Dr Laura Tompkins explore the database and medieval immigration in more detail.

On 9 April Dr Lutkin and Dr Jonathan Mackman will also be giving a talk on the project as part of the weekly talks programme. Keep an eye on our events page for more details.

Tags: ahrc, immigrants, immigration, medieval