An Economic History of England: the 18th Century

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Index
ADAM BROTHERS, 25
Agriculture, Ch. II passim.
Anglesey, copper-mining, 92
Animal husbandry, 51, 52
Apprenticeship, 5, 9, 15, 16, 137, 139, 148, 223-4, 229
Arboriculture, 43
Arbuthnot, John, 43, 87
Arkwright, Richard, 107, 117, 214, 228
Arsenal, Royal, 113
Assignats, 187
Assize of Bread, 56
Attorneys, 182
BACON, ANTHONY, 136, 138
Balance, of trade, 192; of payments, 61, 151
Bank Notes, 178-9
Bank of England, 178-9
Banks, private, 178-85; London, 179- 80; country, 180-5; rural, 184-5
Barings, the, 137-8
Barnard, Sir John, 111, 133, 134, 137, 172, 196
Beer, 59
Berkeley, Bishop, 213
Bills, inland, 185-7; of exchange, 188-9
Bills of Mortality, London, 4n.
Birmingham, 13, 97, 104, 232
Bonds of service, 211
Boulton, Matthew, 173, 182 Boulton and Watt, 211, 232
Braund, Samuel, 131; William, 138
Bridgewater, Duke of, 74, 77, 82, 206
Brindley, James, 74, 76
Bristol, 12, 26, 89, 92, 142, 145
Bristow, John, 136, 196
Brokers, bill, 135-6; insurance, 133; ships', 132
Building industry, 97
Bullion dealers, 190
Burrell, Peter, 136, 137, 196
Business, size of, 98-100; growth of, 113-16
CALQUHOUN, PETER, 72
Canals, 74-7; Bridgewater, 74, 77, 82, 88; Grand Trunk, 75; Grand Junc­ tion, 75; Sankey, 74, 81, 83; Weaver, 83; benefits of, 84-7; chronology, 84; rates and tolls, 88
Candles, 59-60
Capital, fixed and circulating, 100; import of, 127
Caroon Iron Co., 120
Cattle, sales at Smithfield, 53; weight of, 51; disease, 53
Charter-masters, 121-2
Cheesemongers, 66
Class structure, 20
Clay, 92
Cloth Halls, 63-4, 97
Clothiers, 98-102
Coal, Exchange, 64, 66; trade, 70, 72, 92, 93
Coalbrookdale, 67, 178, 209, 213, 220
Coastal trade, 70-2
Coin, 167-77; shortage of, 207
Combinations of traders, 66; of manu­ facturers, 122-4; of workers, 226-31
Companies, Chartered, 130
Convoy Duty, 152
Corn Laws, 48-50
Cornwall, mining, 92-3, 118
Cort, Henry, 117
Cost of living, 94, 233-4
Cottagers and squatters, 47
Counterfeiters, 174-6
Credit, 206, 209-10
Cromford, 117, 214
Crowley, Ambrose, 93, 94, 114, 120, 121, 212
DARBY, ABRAHAM, 13, 67, 92, 213
Dearths. See Harvests.
Debasement, of coinage, 175
Debtors and creditors, 206
Debts, small, 207, 209-11
Deductions from wages, 218
Defoe, Daniel, 5, 33, 38, 99, 113, 122
Diet, 8
Dissenters, 3
Distilling, 57
Division of labour, 103-4
Docks and barbours, 142
Drinking habits, 217
Dutch investment, 193
EAST INDIA COMPANY, 160-1, 170
Eden Treaty, 166
Egertons, the, 139
Embezzlement, of materials, 208-11
Emigration, 11
Enclosure, 38-48; number of Acts of, 40
Entail, 24
Estates, landed, 34-5
Exchanges, foreign, 188-96; brokers, 186
Excise duties, 115

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Title Page vii
  • Chapter I - The People of England 1
  • Chapter Two - Agriculture and Its Products 30
  • Chapter Three - Internal Trade and Transport 63
  • Chapter Four - Manufactures 91
  • Chapter Five - Overseas Trade and Shipping 130
  • Chapter Six - Money, Banking and Foreign Exchange 167
  • Chapter Seven - Labour 201
  • Appendix 237
  • Index 255
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