Datasets - Guilds - The Netherlands - Journeymens' Organisations/Caisses de Secours et de Prévoyance

Description of fields used in the Main Table

 

 

All central and unique information of ‘Caisses de secours et de prévoyance’ can be found in this dataset, such as the location, the name, the nature of the fund, etc. The annual and weekly member contributions have been split up in two columns. One column represents how they were registered in the questionnaire and another column shows them converted into guilders. The products or benefits provided by these boxes have their own table (‘Products’) but these are also converted into guilders, so the column ‘Benefits – original amounts’ displays their original amounts. The remarks column provides specifications to the member contributions and elaborates on particularities of the box.

 

ID_Caisses

The unique identification number, originally named PKNUMMER.

Location

The standardized location.

Province

The location grouped according to the current provinces.

Name of the Box

The name of the box (sometimes abbreviated).

Professional fund (Y/N)

The nature of the fund: a professional fund? (Yes/No).

Relation guild

Is there a relation to a craft guild (Yes/No)?

Name of the guild

If so: the name of the guild.

Start year

The founding year or year of first reference. This column combines with the column 'Start year: Before (<) / Uncertain (?)'.

Start year: Before (<) / Uncertain (?)

Addition to the column ‘Start year’. When the actual foundation occurred before the registered start year (first indication) a ‘<’ is used. If the founding data was uncertain a ‘?’ is used.

Administration

The way the box was administrated.

Entrance fee (original notation) - guilders and francs

A one-time entrance fee in the currency Guilders (Fl.) or Francs (Fr.). This column differs from the ‘Entrance fee - converted to guilders’ column because this is the notation of the original source.

Annual contribution – guilders and francs

Annual contribution in Guilders (Fl.) or Francs (Fr.). In case of multiple options, see the ‘Remarks’ column for specification. Per begrafenis denotes a contribution per funeral.

Entrance fee - converted to guilders

The column ‘Entrance fee (original notation) - guilders and francs’ converted to guilders (Fl.). (1 Franc = Fl.0,475; as of 1795 the ‘Franc’ was the name of the French currency, before called livre (Gelder, E.H. van, De Nederlandse munten (Utrecht [etc.] 1980) 167, 260)).

Weekly contribution in guilders

Annual contribution converted into Guilders (Fl.) and into weeks. In case of more options, the average is taken. (1 Franc = Fl.0,475; as of 1795 the ‘Franc’ was the name of the French currency, before called livre (Gelder, E.H. van, De Nederlandse munten (Utrecht [etc.] 1980) 167, 260)).

Benefits – original amounts

All benefits the box offers as originally recorded in the questionnaire. In Francs (Fr.) and Guilders (Fl.). In case of multiple options, see the ‘Remarks’ column for specification. ‘*’ Refers to the ‘Remarks’ column.

Funeral in kind (Y/N)

Does the box provide a funeral benefit in kind? (Yes/No).

Financial situation

The financial condition of the box, its assets, obligations and other properties.

Remarks

Other information, additional member information and specifications to the benefits and contributions.

Archive reference

The references to the source archives. These references were retrieved from N. Slokkers MA thesis.[3] Note that these archive references have not been updated.

 

 

 

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