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The Resource Belfast merchant families in the seventeenth century

Belfast merchant families in the seventeenth century

Label
Belfast merchant families in the seventeenth century
Title
Belfast merchant families in the seventeenth century
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With Belfast's dramatic increase in trade during the seventeenth century, large numbers of Scottish families were attracted by the town's economic potential, the availability of business premises, the ease with which one could attain the status of freeman, and the atmosphere of tolerance of Presbyterianism. This immigrant community formed the basis of Belfast's new merchant community. In this book Dr. Agnew provides detailed profiles of over thirty such merchant families, revealing a complex kinship network and a community hierarchy based on wealth, status and land ownership. Insights are given into commercial and social mobility: the merchants of Belfast often attained the position of gentry, and many merchant families used their wealth to move abroad, establishing new trading links and extending their kinship-based commercial network to other centres of Irish, British and European trade
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Agnew, Jean
Index
no index present
LC call number
HF3530.5.Z9
LC item number
B452 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Merchants
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland)
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland)
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland)
Label
Belfast merchant families in the seventeenth century
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Belfast: The Growth of the Town and the Community -- 2. The Merchant Community -- 3. Religion in Belfast -- 4. Politics and the Corporation -- 5. Trade -- 6. Business Practice -- 7. Cash and Credit -- 8. The Merchant Community Abroad -- App. A. Profiles of the thirty-two families -- App. B. Profiles of related families -- App. C. The authorship of the Macartney letter books -- App. D. Burgesses and sovereigns of Belfast, 1660-1707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 273 pages
Isbn
9781851822515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Belfast merchant families in the seventeenth century
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Belfast: The Growth of the Town and the Community -- 2. The Merchant Community -- 3. Religion in Belfast -- 4. Politics and the Corporation -- 5. Trade -- 6. Business Practice -- 7. Cash and Credit -- 8. The Merchant Community Abroad -- App. A. Profiles of the thirty-two families -- App. B. Profiles of related families -- App. C. The authorship of the Macartney letter books -- App. D. Burgesses and sovereigns of Belfast, 1660-1707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 273 pages
Isbn
9781851822515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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