Kurland Property Records

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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People 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
Places 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
1 Iacobus Bauer023 : besitlich in der Gegend von Schrunden
2 Ia[cobus] Bauer042 : frater (DO); sacerdos(?) [Zeuge]
3 Iacobus; Jacob Bauer018 : bischöfl.Vasall [Zeuge]
4 Iacobus; Jakob Bauer019 : besitlich in der Gegend von Schrunden
5 Igermann, erg1117 : wohl Einwohner von Riga
6 Ikus, Heinrich erg0956 : Gesinde [Objekt]
7 Ilen Bauer152 : Besitzer eines Landstücks zu Kandau [Vorbesitzer]
8 Iletewynn; Iletewin erg0784 : wohl Lehnsmann DO im Gebiet Doblen [Grenznachbar]
9 Ilsebeth Bauer228 : Lehnsnehmerin DO in der Burgsuchung Grobin [Vorbesitzer]
10 Inkeschen(?) erg0909 : Landbesitzer im Gebiet Ascheraden [Grenznachbar]
11 Innocentius IV. Bauer010 : Papst
12 Ioannes Bauer023 : Abt von Dunemunde [Zeuge]
13 Ioannes Bauer471 : episcopus Curoniensis et administrator ecclesiae Oziliensis [Aussteller]
14 Iohannes Bauer005 : prepositus ecclesie Rigensis [Zeuge]
15 Iohannes Bauer011 : Kantor an der Kathedralkirche in Riga [Zeuge]
16 Io[hannes] Bauer038 : Domprobst von Riga [Streitpartei]
17 Iohannes Bauer039 : prepositus Rygensis ecclesie [Aussteller]
18 Iohannes Bauer039 : frater (DO); commendator de Mitowe [Siegler; Zeuge]
19 Ioh[annes] Bauer042 : advocatus de Zabel(?) [Zeuge]
20 Io[hannes] Bauer042 : plebanus in Zabeln(?) [Zeuge]
21 Iohannes Bauer046 : archiepiscopus Rigensis [Siegler; Zeuge]
22 Iohannes Bauer046 : kurländ.Dompropst [Zeuge]
23 Iohannes Bauer046 : kurländ.Domherr [Zeuge]
24 Iohannes Bauer056 : canonicus regularis Rigensis ecclesie
25 Iohannes Bauer056 : Domherr in Riga; Vogt in Dondaghen
26 Iohannes Bauer056 : interpres [Zeuge]
27 Iohannes Bauer075 : frater; episcopus Curoniensis [Aussteller; Siegler]
28 Iohannes Bauer078 : frater; episcopus Curoniensis ecclesie [Aussteller; Siegler]
29 Iohannes Bauer088 : episcopus ecclesie Curoniensis [Aussteller; Siegler]
30 Iohannes Bauer211 : episcopus ecclesie Curoniensis [Aussteller; Siegler]
31 Iohannes Bauer224 : Bf.ecclesie Curoniensis [Aussteller; Siegler]
32 Iohannes erg0188 : prepositus; canonicus Rigensis [Zeuge]
33 Iohannes erg0216 : Propst von Riga [Aussteller; Siegler]
34 Io[hannes]; Johan Bauer019 : Abt zu Dunemunde, Duunemunde [Zeuge]
35 Io[hannis] Bauer009 : prepositus Rigensis [Siegler]
36 Iohannis Bauer013 : Abt von Du\^{e}nemunde; Zisterzienser [Siegler]
37 Iohannis Bauer035 : Abt in Dunemunde [Zeuge]
38 Ioh[annis] Bauer044 : frater DO; Propst von Kurland [Siegler]
39 Iordanis Bauer005 : plebanus sancti Petri; canonicus ecclesie Rigensis [Zeuge]
40 Io[rdanus] Bauer004 : sacerdos [wohl von St.Peter in Riga]
41 Iordanus erg0189 : plebanus ecclesie beati Petri in Riga [Empfänger/Adressat]
42 Iszwynter, Bertold Bauer243 : Lehnsmann DO in der Burgsuchung Tuckum [Empfänger/Adressat]
43 Iszwynter, Thomas Bauer243 : Lehnsmann DO in der Burgsuchung Tuckum [Empfänger/Adressat]
44 [Iwan IV. der Schreckliche] erg1192 : Großfürst von Moskau, russ.Zar