Below you can find a link to a 1993 thesis examining land ownership and population changes in the first half of the nineteenth century in Hathern compared with Long Whatton, Quorn and Kegworth.  Statistics are provided and discussed for :-

  • Occupation. The smallest village Hathern had the most percentage  growth of population in the period covered in particular those involved in industry
  • Landownership. In Hathern the number of landowners remained fairly steady with average size of acres owned fairly low compared with the other villages
  • Rates and the Poor Law. Expenditure on poor relief per rate-paying person was the lowest of the four villages

Notes from Landownership and Rural Population - D R Mills doctorial thesis 1993

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