We are currently working on a small project to collate pre-1800 digital data-sets. One of the aims of this project is for us to act as facilitators in preserving data-sets for future academic use. We hope to collect and collate as many transcriptions as possible, manipulate them together into a suitable format and then deposit them in the UK Data Archive under the terms desired by the creator/transcriber.
At the moment we are interested in finding digital transcriptions of the Compton Census of 1676. Our obvious starting point is the Anne Whiteman et al. book published in 1986 and we already know of the data-set of Keith Snell/Paul Ell/Alasdair Crockett, but does anybody know of/have any others?
Please get in touch if you can give us any information on this (http://www.port.ac.uk/research/gbhgis/contactus/). Thank-you.