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I've fallen a little bit behind with the topic maps due to travelling.

The events modelled for 5th November 1661 are as follows:

  • Samuel works at the Navy Office.
  • Thomas Pepys and William Armiger dine with Samuel at the Pepys' house.
  • Samuel and William Penn pay a visit to Elizabeth Batten.
  • William Batten travels to Chatham (the travelling event started some time before Pepys and Penn visit Lady Batten).
  • Samuel, Penn and George Cocke go drinking at the Dolphin Tavern
  • Pepys and Penn return to Lady Batten's
  • Pepys returns home from the Batten's.

In addition to posting this entry, I've begun to make changes to the representation of marriage. Up to now, marriage has been represented as a simple association like:

married-to(samuel-pepys : spouse, elizabeth-pepys : spouse)

Marriage is now modelled as an event, allowing us to specify the temporal bounds on the marriage and to use the marriage as a subject in its own right.

I've made use of scoped names to present different ways of presenting and indexing the marriage event. e.g.


= "Marriage of Thomas Fenner and Katherine Kite"

= "Marriage to Katherine Kite";"Fenner, Thomas;marriage to Katherine Kite" / thomas-fenner

= "Marriage to Thomas Fenner";"Kite, Katherine;marriage to Thomas Fenner" / katherine-kite]


thomas-katherine-fenner-marriage : event,

katherine-kite : spouse,

thomas-fenner : spouse )

This is particularly useful for scoping the married name of women. e.g.

[katherine-kite : woman = "Katherine Kite"; "Kite, Katherine"

= "Katherine Fenner";"Fenner, Katherine" / thomas-katherine-fenner-marriage


New and updated topic maps:

Topic map for 5th November 1661.

Family relationships ontology.

People in the diary.


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