Appeals to the Privy Council

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Basic search form. This search form searches most of the text fields in the database. Changes in the underlying programming of the website have lead to changes in this form. Entering a single word operates as it did before. If more than one word is entered, do not use the Boolean AND, OR, or NOT, the results will approximate those of a string search (though quotation marks should not be used). You may, however use * to truncate any word in the search.

The returns are given on this page and are organized by tables in the database in the order in which they appear in the reports. Many of the fields that appear in the reports are in the table ‘baseall’, so a search of report for items in ‘baseall’ will probably be necessary to find what you are looking for, but the inclusion of the other tables may help in limiting (or expanding) the number of reports to be looked up.

General Search:    

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APC search form. This search form searches the text fields in the database that give references to the Acts of the Privy Council and to the original registers of the Privy Council. These fields are not included in the basic search. This search form will accept Boolean AND, OR, and NOT. String searches should be enclosed in double quotation marks: “”. The form is useful for searching for specific dates in the APC and names of monarchs. (To differentiate among the Georges, do a string search “George <Roman numeral> v.”) The form will find the TNA reference numbers also by string search: e.g., “PC 2/77”.

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TNA documents search form. This search form searches the text fields that describe and present images of handwritten documents at the TNA in the category PC 1 that relate to our appeals. These fields are not included in the basic search form. This search form works like the APC search form. It will find the TNA reference numbers by string search: e.g., “PC 1/47”.

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Formal appeal search. This search form returns a list of cases that we have classified as ‘true’ appeals or those which we have classified as not ‘true’ appeals. Enter ‘0’ to return the former, ‘1’ to return the latter.

Formal Appeal Search:    

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Parties’ search. Prior to February of 2017, there was a separate search engine that searched only for parties to the cases. This now seems unnecessary because the basic search form now returns those keywords that appear in the case name table in a separate list.

 

Participants’ search. Prior to February of 2017, there was a separate search engine that searched only for participants in the cases. This now seems unnecessary because the basic search form now returns those keywords that appear in the participants table in a separate list.

 

Vessels’ search. Prior to February of 2017, there was a separate search engine that searched only for vessels named in the cases. This now seems unnecessary because the basic search form now returns those keywords that appear in the vessels table in a separate list.

 

Counsel search. Prior to February of 2017, there was a separate search engine that searched only for surnames of counsel named in the printed cases. This now seems unnecessary because the basic search form now returns at the bottom all the names of counsel that appear in a case in which the surname of one of them is entered in the search form.