Abbreviations (for csv tables)

shpIDoriginal numbering of database entries
shpBatchIDthe identification number of each entry in the database. Each entry in the brokage book was assigned an ID so that it could be easily located in the original text
shpDayday of week when transaction took place at Bargate as shown in brokage book
shpDatedate (numerical) as shown in original text
shpMonthmonth of the accounting year
shpWeekFinancialYeareach week of the financial year was numbered so that comparison could be made across years, even when a record was incomplete
shpFeastDayFeast Day if mentioned in the original text
shpOutCarts number of carts leaving Southampton through Bargate
shpInCartsnumber of carts entering Southampton through Bargate
shpOwnCartdenotes whether carter was using his own cart; if he was, then not required to pay brokage
shpTowntown towards which cart was travelling shown in original spelling as seen in brokage book, but linked to table with modern place names
shpCustomlocal custom was a toll levied on the goods of all merchants, whether alien or denizen, except those merchants who were free of custom in the town
shpCustomPaidAtSeacustom paid at sea to the water bailiff
shpPontagepontage, a one penny toll levied on all vehicles entering or leaving the town through Bargate, shown in old pence of which there were 12 in one shilling and 240 in £1
shpBrokagebrokage, a fee or toll originally levied for arranging the haulage of goods which varied according to the distance travelled, shown in old pence of which there were 12 in one shilling and 240 in £1
shpMarketStallmarket stall payments; these were recorded with the other payments made at Bargate; the names of the people making payments for market stalls have been italicised and are included in the list of carters
shpYearaccounting year of relevant brokage book
shpTotalTolltotal amount paid for cart, shown in old pence of which there were 12 in one shilling and 240 in £1
shpMaybeInindicates uncertainty whether cart went into town or not, little used
shpMaybeOutindicates uncertainty whether cart taken out of town or not (little used)
carCarrierIDcarter or carriers, person responsible for carrying goods
carBatchIDbatch ID on the carrier/carter table which links with shipment ID on Orders table, originally shipment Order table
carCarrierForenameforename of carter/carrier, standardised and modernised
carCarrierSurnamesurname of carter/carrier as it appears in the original text
carCarrierStdSurname version of the surname most frequently used
carCarrierTitlegenerally whether 'senior' or 'junior'
carOfPlaceplace from which carter/carrier originates if given in original text
carServantOfindicates if servant of carter/carrier
comCommodityIDbatch ID on the commodity table which links with the ID in the shipment Order Table
comBatchID the ID in the commodity table which links with the ID in shipment Order table
comIteman item of trade
comSubCategorysub category to which item belongs
comCategoryoverall category to which a group of sub categories belongs
comDesignatedUnitall commodities were assigned a unit of measurement, 'a designated unit of measurement' which was the most commonly used measurement in the original text or a conversion to common usage; e.g. herring is measured in barrels, wine in gallons, woad in baletts, madder in bales
comNumberrefers to number of designated units
comCartloadrefers to number of cartloads, if known
comNumberIndeterminatethe term 'indeterminate number' has been used for quantities which are indeterminable, e.g. bundles, or for quantities which do not correspond with the unit of measurement designated to a specific commodity
comCustomOnlygoods on which custom was paid, but the records do not indicate whether they were brought into or taken out of the town
comOutindicates if commodity taken out of the town
comInindicates if commodity taken into the town
comRecipientOwnerIDunique ID for recipient/owner of the goods
comOwnPropertyfor payment of customs, denotes whether person carrying goods owned them and whether they were for his own use
comOriginalDataas below comNotes
comNotesprovides extra detail or original quantity before conversion
comHalfCustomdenotes if half custom was paid (little used, seldom seen in text)
comMaybeInindicates uncertainty about whether commodity taken into town or not (little used)
comMaybeOutindicates uncertainty about whether commodity taken out of town or not (little used)
recIDrecipient ID which links with standardised spelling table
recBatchIDbatch ID of recipient/owner table
recForenameforename of recipient/owner standardised and modernised
recSurnamesurname of recipient /owner as it appears in the original text
recStdSurnamemost frequently used version of surname of recipient/owner
recStatusdenotes status of recipient/owner
recNationalitynationality of recipient/owner, some of which is extra detail which has been added
recOfPlacetown to which recipient/owner belonged
recOccupationoccupation of owner of goods, if known