Kurland Property Records

Kurland Property Record, Pilten 1347 (DSHI 190 Kurland IV, 18)
Kurland Property Record, Pilten 1347 (DSHI 190 Kurland IV, 18)

This publication entitled “Kurland Property Records” opens up an essential source on Livonian history of the late Middle Ages and Reformation period, and makes these materials available and usable for research. In particular, it provides new insights on matters relating to economic, social and population history.

In cooperation with Klaus Neitmann (Baltic Historical Commission Göttingen/Potsdam), edited by Daphne Schadewaldt.

The “property records”, which concern rural land tenure during the latter period of the Duchy of Kurland, are primarily fiefdom documents, bills of sale, and mortgage deeds as well as documents relating to, among other things, marriage agreements, boundary inspections, judicial disputes, and annuity business. These are documents that were omitted when the Livonian, Estonian and Kurland record book was published, so this edition presents a collection of sources that have, until now, remained largely unknown. The publication covers the time period from the year 1230, when the first documents were handed down, until the end of Livonian independence in 1526.

The publication project received financial support from the Marga and Kurt Möllgaard Foundation in Frankfurt am Main, and the work was carried out, at intervals, from April 1998 until the end of March 2003. The editing process began with the rediscovery of a manuscript by German-Baltic historian Albert Bauer, which was held in the Institute’s document collection. In the 1930s and 1950s, Bauer had gathered a large number of significant source materials from various archives (522 documents in total, 381 of which contained text). As part of the project, originals and/or photographs of these documents were collated, processed and edited using a critical methodology, and numerous additional pieces from archives in Berlin, Riga, Stockholm, and Copenhagen were collected and incorporated. The resulting publication contains close to 1,100 relevant and significant documents.

The text of the records is in german.

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Personen A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Orte A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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1 Yadeswaden Bauer069 (Yadeswaden 7 km nnw Pussen)
2 Yamaten Bauer033 (Jamaiken 14 km nnö Hasenpoth)
3 Ydzemsch Bauer192
4 Yewaden; Yawaden Bauer069 (Ewahden 5 km sw Hasenpoth)
5 Ygenwech Bauer230
6 Ylgen Bauer082 (Illien 3,5 km ö Grobin)
7 Ylmede Bauer019 (Ilmede, wohl im Gebiet der Ilmede, eines linken Nebenflusses der Aloxte, der westl. von Dsintern mündet)
8 Ylmede Bauer023 (Ilmede, wohl im Gebiet der Ilmede, eines linken Nebenflusses der Aloxte, der westl. von Dsintern mündet)
9 Ylre erg0141
10 Ylse Bauer019 (wohl Ilsen (Funkenhof) 21 km osö Grobin)
11 Ylse Bauer023 (wohl Ilsen (Funkenhof) 21 km osö Grobin)
12 Ylse Bauer025
13 Ylsiszche see Bauer330
14 Ylze Bauer024
15 Ylzen Bauer140 (Funkenhof 21 km osö Grobin)
16 Yrien Bauer019 (Irgen 18 km ssö Goldingen)
17 Yrien Bauer023 (Irgen 18 km ssö Goldingen)
18 Yrua Bauer046 (Irbe, Fluß, entsteht aus dem Zusammenfluß von Anger und Stende bei Angermünde)
19 Yruwe Bauer056 (Irbe, Fluß, entsteht aus dem Zusammenfluß von Anger und Stende bei Angermünde)
20 Yßdexgescher wech erg0497 (Yßdexgescher wech, Grenze zwischen Stifts- und Ordensgebiet südl. des Saßmackenschen Sees)
21 Yslitcze erg0019 (Islitz, linker Nebenfluß der Kurl. Aa)
22 Yßlitze; Ißlitze; Iszlitze Bauer369 (Islitz, linker Nebenfluß der Kurl. Aa)
23 Yslitze; Ysslitze erg0020 (Islitz, linker Nebenfluß der Kurl. Aa)
24 Yssdeggen erg0101
25 Yswynte erg0037
26 Ywande Bauer023 (Groß-Iwanden 12,5 km wnw Goldingen)
27 Ywande Bauer081
28 Ywande Bauer103 (Groß-Iwanden 12,5 km wnw Goldingen)
29 Ywande Bauer121
30 Ywande; Ywanden Bauer019 (Groß-Iwanden 12,5 km wnw Goldingen)
31 Ywanden Bauer259 (Groß-Iwanden ca. 12,5 km wnw Goldingen)
32 Ywanden Bauer273 (Groß-Iwanden 12,5 km wnw Goldingen)
33 Ywandische beke Bauer273 (Iwanden-Bach in der Gegend von Groß-Iwanden 12,5 km wnw Goldingen)
34 Ywansscher wech Bauer259 (Groß-Iwanden ca. 12,5 km wnw Goldingen)