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Cartulary of Saint Trond:
Protection of Revenues from Property, 1221

In protecting private property it was necessary not only to protect the ownership of the land but also the revenue derived from it. This was very necessary on the occasion of a transfer by gift or sale of such property.

Christian, by the grace of God, Abbot of Saint-Trond, to present and future generations forever. We have thought it necessary to bring to the attention of present and future generations that the hospice between our monastery and the parochial church of St. Mary ought to pay every year, on the feast of Saint Trond, to the sacristan of our church, by the hand of the master of the hospice, five Liège solidi. We thought this payment should be divided thus: thirty denarii from the hospice, six from the house of Wenranius, six from the house once belonging to Henry Kernir, six from the Fornaria house, six from Martin's house, and six from the chapel. All of which, being reckoned as five solidi, should be paid to our sacristan on the said date, together with the full amount according to justice from tolls of ingress and egress, and fees from the hearing of cases. In order that this may last forever we confirm it by this charter.

Witnesses, etc.


C. Piot, ed., Cartulaire de l'Abbaye de Saint-Trond, (Brussels: Academie Royale de Belgique, 1870), p. 176; reprinted in Roy C. Cave & Herbert H. Coulson, A Source Book for Medieval Economic History, (Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Co., 1936; reprint ed., New York: Biblo & Tannen, 1965), pp. 331-332.

Scanned by Jerome S. Arkenberg, Cal. State Fullerton. The text has been modernized by Prof. Arkenberg.

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