Category Descriptions

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Categories: the WAALT for city cities and towns has a main grid organized first by town/city, with subsequent columns for different categories.

  • Officials: a listing of various city/town officials; column headers must be adjusted to reflect the city/town organization. These pages are organized in relatively long chronological segments.
  • Documents: a catch-all category for documents not covered by other columns. This column will take most documents come upon casually and not by purposive site development.
  • Local Court Records: The main subject matter of this column is records of local courts that appear in the central courts by removal or by appellate procedures. The primary organization is thus one long page organized chronologically. If users choose to transcribe local court records of other kinds, the main page should only have a brief mention (as with the appellate procedures) with the transcript relegated to another page leading from the main.
  • Exchequer Accounts: The accounts for cities/towns appear mainly in the pipe rolls. For cities/towns that became counties, the account is one of the primary divisions of the pipe roll and can be found via the ToC page in the AALT. Before becoming a county, however, the city/town will often have annual enrollments in the account of the ancient county. Resolution of accounts in the memoranda rolls (E159, E368) and various other exchequer accounting documents can appropriately also be put in this column.
  • Data Tables: People who want to put up data tables can do in this category. Such data tables may be lists of things or of inhabitants, or analyses of multi-year phenomena. Make your table in a spreadsheet; convert to HTML; copy and paste into a separate page linked to the page leading from the main grid.
  • Charters: The link here leads to a single page with a chronological listing of links to documents relating city/town charters.
  • Researchers: The page leading from this column allows researchers to form groups of similar interest that can work on the development of a history of a city or town without duplication of effort. Such groups can also provide help for each other to develop relevant skills and pool information.
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