Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9767
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Goldberg , P. J. P.
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  • Title: Marriage, Migration, and Servanthood: The York Cause Paper Evidence [The article examines demographic evidence related to marital age in medieval York, in order to identify a regional marriage regime, and observe how it changed over time. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Woman is a Worthy Wight: Women in English Society c. 1200-1500.  Edited by P.J.P. Goldberg.  Alan Sutton Publishing, 1992.  Pages 1 - 15.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Age Groups Ages at Marriage Courts of Law, Ecclesiastical Demography Marriage Migration Servants York, North Yorkshire, England
  • Award Note:
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15- 16
  • Primary Evidence: Legal Document; York, Borthwick Institute, York Cause Papers.
  • Illustrations:
  • Table: Six Tables. Table One Age distribution of female servants over time, 1301-1520. Table Two Age distribution of male servants over time, 1301-1520. Table Three Age distribution of single females other than servants, 1338-1520. Table Four Age distribution of single males other than servants, 1301-1520. Table Five Age difference between spouses from cause paper sample. Table Six Migrants from deposition evidence between 1357 and 1507.
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: University of York
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0862998646