category help: audacious woman brings lawsuit against Keayne

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See profile Unknown-109639 for the biography of an audacious woman who brought a lawsuit against Robert Keayne over a stray pig... with astronomical consequences that affected today's legislature.

Elizabeth Sherman Robinson

Question:  How to categorize?  Need help.
WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Robinson
in The Tree House by Cheryl Skordahl G2G6 Pilot (296k points)
Great story.

What would the category be trying to accomplish?
While researching the history of our legislative system, her profile would be found.

Got any ideas, Jillaine?
Maybe "Historic Legal Cases" although I'm not sure what it would be a subgroup of?
If I were researching the history of our legislative system, it would not occur to me to use wikitree to do so.
Interesting, but there appears to be some confusion on locations and dates, bio says she died in 1661, date field says 1667.  Which is it?  Also, Boston in England or Boston in New England?

I'm stumped as to what category could cover this event, it may have had legislative repercussions, but since case law in the US is based on precedents mostly, may be just one of many cases that influenced how things went later.
Thanks Danielle, I fixed the profile as you suggested.  Thank you.

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Friends, would the following new category benefit this profile?  Line of descent as follows:

U.S. History

Colonial America

New England History

then add new category: 
Famous Colonial Litigations

There is a PDF at American Antiquarian written by Rugg that uses this name.  see sources on profile - last paragraph.

P.S. I am NOT a category wizz, and really don't know how to do this...sad

by Cheryl Skordahl G2G6 Pilot (296k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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That's a great write up and very interesting.  I learned something today.  

I did make a minor amendment so there is a link to Robert Keayne.
by Stu Ward G2G6 Pilot (167k points)
oh thanks Stuart, I had intended to do that.

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