British History Online (BHO) has kindly allowed us to scrape data from material on the BHO website for the Medieval Londoners Online Database; we are especially grateful to Dr Philip Carter and Jonathan Blaney of BHO.
Technical expertise and support:
- Teddy Francois is our Omeka S Developer and SQL Consultant; he has been a key contributor to the success of this project, especially for the Omeka S theme, theme customizer module, and his technical guidance throughout the entire lifecycle of the MLD database.
- Heather V. Hill (Instructional Technologist, Fordham University) for her coordination of the migration of the OmekaS and WordPress sites to Reclaim hosting, and for general troubleshooting
- Morgan Kay (our WordPress Web Consultant), for her WordPress advice and guidance during the initial conception of the project
- Jesús Bocanegra Linares of Libnamic – Digital Transformation (email@example.com | +34 685 28 51 75) did a terrific job improving the speed and effectiveness of the MLD search functions in OmekaS.
- Upendar Thaduri (Fordham Academic Computing Environment), for facilitating the migration of the OmekaS and WordPress sites
- Kanchan Thaoker (Technical Manager of Academic Computing Environment, Fordham University), for her technical support and help in facilitating our site’s home on the Fordham ACE server
Timely support and help:
- Alisia Beer (MLIS; PhD candidate, History, Fordham University) for her help with Word Press issues and social media
- Alan Cafferkey (Director of Faculty Technology Services, Fordham University) for supporting coding efforts for the OmekaS theme, Digital Prosopography
- Dr. Fleur Eshghi (Associate Vice President for I.T. Academic Computing, Fordham University) for her strong support of the project, especially in the early stages
- Camila Marcone (MA, Medieval Studies, Fordham University; PhD student, Medieval Studies, Yale University) for her work developing the MLD-Mapping assignment.
- Olwen Myhill (Administrative Officer and Research Assistant, Institute of Historical Research, London) for her help with the materials from the Cheapside, Historical Gazeteer, and Feeding the City projects
Contributors: We thank the following scholars (in alphabetical order) who have allowed us to use their data or other materials for Medieval Londoners and MLD:
- Dr Lesley Fraser (University of Edinburgh) for data in c. 300 records on the activities of tapicers in medieval London that she gathered for her doctoral thesis in art history at the University of Edinburgh.
- Dr. Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament Trust) for data on London Fletchers that he assembled in the course of research on The Worshipful Company of Fletchers of London: The Early Centuries, c.1371-c.1571 (2021).
- Prof. Anne Lancashire (University of Toronto, emeritus), for data she assembled on the Mayors and Sheriffs of London (MASL) and for kindly providing us with a list of the updates she made to MASL in June 2020
- Vance Mead for data on the London branch of the Meade family, largely from TNA CP40 Common Pleas.
- Prof. Malcolm Richardson (Louisiana State University, emeritus) and Dr. Gabriele Richardson, for the maps and text of pages on the Maps of London’s Common Law Inns. Prof. Richardson also has contributed updated biographies of Chancery clerks from his 1999 List and Index Society volume (The English Chancery under Henry V) and provided a contextualizing introduction, “The Royal Chancery and Chancery Clerks in the Late Middle Ages.”
- Prof. Richard M. Smith (University of Cambridge, emeritus) for Excel spreadsheets with the 1381 Southwark poll tax; the data was taken from Carolyn Fenwick’s edition of the poll taxes by Bas van Leuwen with corrections by Richard Smith and Oily Dunn.
- Dr Ian Stone for copies of his entries for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Andrew Bukerel, Arnold Fitz Thedmar, Walter Hervi)
- Dr Anne Sutton (†) for the extensive biographies of medieval London Mercers that she compiled in the course of her own research, as well as her lists of Mercers who were Staplers and Merchant Adventurers.
- Cliff Webb for a transcription of the aprpenticeship entries for the Skinners (1496-1520) in their Register of Apprentices and their Receipts and Payments Book. He also contributed transcripts of references to apprentices and their masters from the Wardens Accounts of the Worshipful Company of Cutlers, 1441-98 (forthcoming in MLD), and abstracts of the Middle English Southwark wills (forthcoming).
Student Cataloguers for MLD:
Grace Campagna, Phoebe Ellman, Mark Host, Sean Loritz, Trevor Nau, Louis Norred, Christie Olek, and A. Peyton Seabolt: Graduate students in MVST 5080: Interdisciplinary London course identified deeds focused on a theme of their choosing (such as deeds referring to stables, or medical occupations, or a particular family), structured the data for MLD and then mapped the location of the properties on Layers of London, Medieval Londoners collection. See the Digital Pedagogy: Medieval Londoners Mapping Project.
Miguel Carbajal, Emily Dwelle, Avery Flamand-Browne, Sebastian Guccione, Caroline Hughes, Jacob Itzkowitz, Sam Johnsen, Tim Kyle, Gabriella Langella, Robert Largey, Robert McCormick, Katherine McGrath, Abigail Monaco, Andrew Roccomo, John Ross, Dianna Smith, William Whelan, Alex Warnock: Undergraduate students in HIST 4654: Medieval London History and Archaeology were assigned three London deeds in the Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, ed. H.C. Maxwell Lyte, which they structured for input into MLD and then mapped the location of the properties on Layers of London for the Medieval Londoners 2 collection. See the Digital Pedagogy: Medieval Londoners Mapping Project.