FROM COLLOREDO FAMILY ARCHIVE

MS 568/01
MS Short Title FROM COLLOREDO FAMILY ARCHIVE
Text MASCHARINUS DE GUAITA SANCTE EUPHROXINAE EX COMMISSIONE JUDICIS CONSULIS, DAT DOMINO BARTHOLOMAEO DE SPULVERINO TENUTAM DE BONIS MOBILIBUS ET IMMOBILIBUS, QUAE FUERANT DOMINI BONIFACI ET NUNC DOMINI NICOLAI DE TURISENDIS. NOTARIUS LEONARDUS DE DAVID DOMINI FRANCISCI. 30 OCTOBER 1274, ACTUM VERONAE, IN GUAITA SANCTI BENEDICTI ET 1 NOVEMBER 1274, ACTUM VERONAE, IN DICTA GUAITA
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Verona, Italy, October-November 1274, 1 f., 40x11 cm, (38x10 cm), 62 long lines in Italian rounded documentary script, notarial mark, 4 lines in Italian added later on reverse.
Context From the complete archive of 918 documents from 1274 - ca. 1600, that belonged to the Colloredo family in Friuli and Udine in North-East Italy, and its collateral branches, e.g. Mansfeld, Mels and Waldsee in Austria and Slovenia.
Provenance 1. Colloredo-Mansfeld family, Friuli and Udine (1274-1964); 2. Bernard Rosenthal, San Francisco (1964-1989).
Commentary

Many members of the Colloredo Mansfeld family were involved in politics, literature, the military and European diplomacy.

The documents in MSS 568 and 569 are confined to various areas of the Veneto, particularly Friuli, province of Udine and Pordenone, which is one of the areas of Italy which has consistently defended and maintained is cultural, folkloristic and linguistic traditions, as well as its religious and legal institutions. In the present MSS traces of the local dialects, derived form Ladino roots, are frequently found, particularly in personal and geographical names, in the names of weights and measures.

Traces of legal institutions typical of the ancient Lombard culture are found in the present documents: Masnada, the men and women of "masnada" were virtually slaves and could be sold, traded or given as gifts (MSS 568/ 07, /82, /84, /105). Morgingagrius, a sort of dowry given by the husband to his new bride (MSS 568/118, /131, /227). Montadura (MS 568/131).

The Castello di Colloredo, near Udine, built in 1305, was destroyed in the great Friuli earthquake of 1976. If the present archive still had been housed there, it would have been destroyed as well.

Place of origin Verona
Dates 1274 AD

Location