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Transcriptions from the registers of Giuliano di Collino degli Scarsi in the Archivio di Stato at Florence. The 67 documents date from the period between 1390 and 1420. The documents were transcribed by Christoph Cluse. They are available in PDF format and may be used for teaching and research.

1390 February 16, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:25
Tomaçius Ruffoli of Florence sells to Antonio Salerisi, Catalan from San Feliù, a white Tatar slave of his father’s, called Margarita, c. 12 years old, for 46 florins.
1391 [= 1390] June 4, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:26
Guillelmo, son of the late Petrucci Fieri of Naples, borrows 40 florins from Ferrau qm Antonii Cimmi of Naples, and pledges his Tatar slave for the sum.
1395 [= 1394] September 16, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:27
Benedicta, daughter of Count Piero qm Blasii di Montescutario, makes her will. Among many other things, she makes smaller bequests to the daughter of a slave, to a former maid in her father’s house, and to a wet nurse (now married to a cook)
1396 [= 1395] May 19, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:28
Particino di Giovanni, merchant of Florence, sells to Blasio, son of Blasio di Iunio of Majorca, a Tatar (?) slave named Georgio, c. 20 years old, for 35 florins.
1396 [= 1395] July 22, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:29
Giovanna, daughter of Nicolo Gambacurte and widow of Guido di Lippi da Caprona, miles, makes her will. Among many other things, she bequests small sums to her famula and the Tatar wetnurse of her daughter (who was probably a slave)
1396 [= 1395] August 16, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:30
Guillelmo de Montagnana, Catalan merchant, takes a loan of 100 florins from Juan Belveer of Barcelona, a Catalan merchant in Pisa. For this sum he pledges his Tatar slave Maria, whom he claims to have obtained “iusto bello contra tartareas nationes”.
1396 [= 1395] August 27, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:31
Alberto Tarrigo, son of Giuliano Tarrigo of Genoa, transfers all claims over his slaves, especially over Nicola, a Tatar slave aged c. 27 years, to Giovanni di Gratiotto of Portovenere.
1396 [= 1395] October 26, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:32
Francesco Giustiniani, a Genoese merchant in Pisa, on behalf of Giustiniano Giustiniano sells to Manno di Albizi de Aleis of Pisa a white Tatar slave named Catharina, c. 20 years of age, under the condition that Catharina may by no means come to Genoa.
1396 [= 1395] December 2, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:32
Marcus de Burgeio, a French merchant from the Perigord, sells to Lorenzo di Ghelis Ciampulini, merchant of Pisa, a black slave, c. 17 years of age, whom he had bought from Berrardo de Siminara and Juan de Romana de Platia on 22 November 1395 [= 1394], for 46 florins.
1397 [= 1396] May 2, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:33
Renerio di Lorenzo, Genoese merchant in Pisa, represented by his son Giovanni, sells to Guillermo Cabanier of Perpignan, Catalan, a white Tatar slave named Sita, c. 26 years of age, for 46 florins. Giovanni had bought her for 50 florins on 10 January 1393 from the Pisan merchant Ciolo di Seta through Nicolo Andree Sensalis.
1397 [= 1396] September 22, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:34
Paolo di Giacopo of Florence, merchant at Pisa, declares to have received a loan of 80 florins from Gratia, a freed Tatar, formerly the slave of Bartalo Sonaglio of Florence. – On 14 May 1401 [= 1400] Gratia quitclaims over 40 florins and extends the repayment date by another 18 months.
1397 [= 1396] September 24, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:35
Astagio di Simone, a Sienese merchant at Pisa, gives his former Tatar slave Benvenuta in marriage to Tomeo Dominici of Siena. The dowry is set at 40 florins.
1397 [= 1396] October 13, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:36
Simone Sardo charges two legal representatives with annulling the sale of a woman slave on the grounds that she was ill when he bought her.
1397 February 1, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:36
Giovanni di Ser Matteo Giamboni, representative of Francesco Bonaccorso and his company, sells to Piero di Giacopo Pini of Pisa a white Russian slave named Agnese, c. 20 years of age and pregnant, for 50 florins. The seller lays claim on possession of the child, while the buyer is responsible for the cost of delivery.
1397 February 28, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:37
Giorgio di Cecchi promises to give his Tatar slave Magdalena in marriage to Michele, son of the shipbuilder (magistri ascie) Giovanni, from Rhodes (de Rodi). The dowry is set at 100 pounds.
1398 [= 1397] May 22, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:38
Andrea di Perio Sampantis declares that he has bought the Bosnian slave Margarita, c. 30 years of age, from Domenico Bencivennis on account of Giacopo di Ser Bartolomeo Falconis.
1398 [= 1397] May 22, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:40
Giorgio di Cecchi manumits his Tatar slave Magdalena.
1398 [= 1397] May 22, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:41
Michele di Giovanni of Rhodes, shipbuilder (magister axie) draws up a dowry contract with Giorgio di Ceccho, former owner of the slave Magdalena. The antefactum is set at 50 pounds and the dowry at 100 lb. The slave appears not to be present.
1398 [= 1397] June 14, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:41
Andrea di Francesco Cey of Florence, on behalf of Ranerio Ser Nocchi of S. Savino and his company, sells to the shipowner Piero Ginier of Valencia a white Tatar slave from Circassia, named Margarita and c. 24 years old, for 42 florins.
1398 January 7, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:42
Giovanni di Lodovico del Vollia sells to Andrea di Piero Sampantis a white Bosnian slave named Lucia, c. 26 years of age, pro talis qualis ipsa est, sana vel non and under the condition that she may not be allowed to come to the territory of Florence (except in cases of flight), for 77 florins. He confirms that he has already received the money on 25 october.
1398 March 16, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:43
Francesco di Buarelli confirms to Niccolo di Andrea de Massa that he has today bought for him the Tatar slave Agnese, c. 22 years of age, from Antonio Ser Mathey Pellegrini.
1399 [= 1398] April 17, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:44
Giovanni di Ser Martini of Terricinola on behalf of the company of Nicolai dell’Ammanato and Tani Ghinossi sells to Francesco di Francesco Zacci a white Tatar slave named Maria, c. 26 years of age, for 55 florins. The company had been forced by its creditors to sell her through a court decision of 18 September 1398.
1399 [= 1398] May 10, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:44
Antonio di Andrea Maggiulini sells to Giovanni di Francesco di Castigliono a white Tatar slave named Margarita, pro talis qualis est, for 20 florins. The buyer promises to pay the price within the next two months; Antonio di Ser Giovanni di Pecciuli warrants for him.
1399 [= 1398] May 17, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:47
Niccolò di Andrea di Massa sells to Zenobio di Fey of Florence a white Tatar slave named Agnese, c. 22 years old, for 85 florins.
1399 [= 1398] May 18, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:47
Ambrogio di Marzelino Giusulfi of Genoa has died. In accordance with his will of 20 December, his mother Clara, his widow Blanchina, and his brother Daniele, tutors of his sons Bartolomeo and Percival, authorise Manuele di Rollina to sell or manumit the Tatar slave Giacomina from Tana, c. 25 years of age.
1399 [= 1398] May 31, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:48
Niccolò di Ser Giovanni of Lucca sells to Ghinotto di Giovanni Gomari from Montpellier a white Tatar slave named Lucia, c. 20 years of age, for 38 florins.
1399 [= 1398] August 7, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:49
Polino Tancio of Milan manumits his Tatar slave Catherina, c. 24 years of age, on condition that she serve him and his heirs for another five years as a serva in his home. He may not sell her during this period.
1399 [= 1398] September 18, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:54
Manno di Albizi manumits his (absent) Turkish slave Catharina, c.23 years of age, on condition that she serves him and his heirs for five years. His heirs may still sell her.
1399 [= 1398] October 31, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:55
Henrighinus Henrighini of Lucca sells to Bernar Aballiera of Barcelona a white Tatar slave named Catharina, c. 16 years of age, for 50 florins.
1399 [= 1398] November 15, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 13:58
Piero Vinario di Giovanni de Marti sells to Santo, son of Piero Bacciono, a white Tatar slave named Magdalena, c. 23 years of age, on condition that she be released after five years, for 30 florins.
1399 [= 1398] December 10, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:00
Francesco Bastario di Chellini of Lucca sells to Bernardo di Guelfi Stefani of Pisa a white Tatar slave named Catherina, c. 30 years of age, for 45 florins. He renounces to all claims he might raise on account of the statutes of the city of Lucca.
1399 March 18, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:01
Piero Mathey Nutini of Florence sells to Francisco Starnieri of Barcelona a white Tatar slave named Margareta, c. 24 years of age, for 53 florins. He had himself bought her from Bartolomeo Moricone of Lucca. He certifies on oath that she is of good health. Margarita admits to being a slave.
1400 [= 1399] July 29, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:02
Tice di Simone Doria, Genoese merchant at Pisa, sells to Bindo di Bartolomeo de’ Bracci of Pisa an olive slave named Marta, c. 35 years old, for 44 florins, on condition that she may not return to Genoa, otherwise the seller may claim her back.
1400 [= 1399] September 2, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:02
Nicolo di Gerardo confirms to Juan Vincent of Tortosa that he had sold him a white Tatar slave named Clara, c. 27 years of age, on 30 January. The buyer had acted on behalf of Ramón Canyellis of Barcelona.
1400 January 23, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:03
Christina, from Caffa, who is unable to name her parents or other relatives because he had been taken away from Caffa as a child, and who had worked for some time as a wet nurse, confirms to Gerardo Malistarti that the boy she delivered two days earlier had been conceived by him. She asks him to treat the child as his own.
1401 [= 1400] July 22, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:04
Manno di Albizi de Aleis, Florentine merchant at Pisa, makes his will. Among many other things, he manumits his slave Agnese, whom he had bought in March 1399 for a term of 8 years, in accordance with Bartolomeo di Scolay, whom she was supposed to belong to after that period. He also lays down that Francesco Datini’s slave Giovanna shall be manumitted in case he has a procura to this effect.
1401 [= 1400] August 11, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:09
Honofria, the wife of Francesco Simonis of Siena, who lives in Pisa, rents out her Tatar slave Marta to the Pisan citizen Renerio di Giovani Agmiano, to serve as a wetnurse in his house for two years. She receives 40 florins in return, of which 20 florins must be returned if, for whatever reason, Marta should die within the first year.
1401 [= 1400] October 8, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:09
Nannes di Francesco de Castiglione rents out his Tatar slave, c. 36 years of age, to Ranerio di Giovanni Agmiano, for one year, starting from 12 September just passed, for the price of 69 Pisan pounds.
1401 January 10, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:10
Paolo di Ser Cey sells to Cino di Salnucci Bandini a brown Tatar slave named Maria, c. 30 years of age, whom he had himself bought on 18 December from Henrighino Henrighini of Lucca, on condition that she may not return to Lucca, for 50 florins.
1401 February 19, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:11
Piero di Giovanni de’ Marti, vintner, confirms that he has received from master Francesco di Bartali, teacher of language, the salary for his slave Magdalena, who had served as wet nurse to Francesco’s son Giovanni.
1402 [= 1401] June 28, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:12
Niccolo di Ser Piero Salmuli, citizen of Pisa, manumits his white Tatar slave Marixa, c. 24 years of age, whom ten days earlier he had given in service as wet nurse to master Nuto Remario di Guillielmi. The manumission shall have effect at the end of the two year service period. The slave is present, and she appears to have at least one child of her own.
1402 [= 1401] September 17, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:12
Paolo di Ser Cey, citizen of Pisa, sells to Michele di Benenato, a merchant of San Gimignano living in Pisa, a brown Circassian slaves named Magdalena, of middling stature and c. 21 years of age, for 66 florins, on condition that she may not return to Genoa, otherwise she is lost to the buyer and may be sold over again by the seller.
1403 [= 1402] December 23, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:14
Tommaso di Terii di Quartignani of Lucca had promised to Manfredo di Niccolo, to sell him back the slave Barbara whom he had bought from him for 40 florins a year ago. On resale, an extra 2 florins are charged for the gabella and other expenses. Manfredo does the resale on behalf of a third Lucchesan citizen, Niccolo Sbarra.
1408 March 18, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2013-09-18 19:00
Antonia, daughter of the late Giovanni Spatiarii and widow of Gerardo, promises to Roberto di Pierozzo Ghetti of Florence a sum of up to 100 dubloons for the redemption of her son, who is held captive in Tunis. Andrea di Ponis of S. Pietro warrants for her.
1409 [= 1408] July 17, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:16
Ansaldo di Simone Maraboti, acting on behalf of his father, manumits the Turkish slave Margarita, who is c. 45 years of age, brown-coloured, and small of stature.
1410 January 20, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:17
Magdalena de Romania, formerly the slave of Giovanni Lavaiano of Pisa and widow of Vitarelli de Lunigiana, enters a marriage contract with the Sienese Bartolomeo di Giovanni, inhabitant of Pisa.
1411 [= 1410] May 5, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:19
Tommaso, son of the late master Giovanni, citizen of Florence, sells to Francesco di Andrea Anguille of Lucca a Tatar slave named Caterina, c. 36 years of age, of middling stature and brown skin, for 46 florins.
1411 [= 1410] October 23, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:20
Bartolomeo di Lorenzo Barettarii of Piombino, formerly an inhabitant of Pisa, fulfils his earlier promise and manumits his Bulgar slave Ysabella, whom he had bought on 18 December 1406 for 64 florins from Vincegnerra de Zoca in Bonifacio. He confirms to have received from her money and jewels worth 25 florins. For the remainder, she takes up a loan of 39 florins from the Florentine company of the Canigiani. - Later sources attest to various repayments by Ysabella in connection with her changes of employer.
1411 [= 1410] November 18, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:21
Giorgio di Piero de Canali of Candia, recently a marier on a ship owned by Lucchini di Guarno of Genoa, sells his slave Giovani to the furrier Piero Frabreghes of Majorca, for 30½ florins. Giovanni admits that Giorgio had bought him from a Turk about two years ago at Constantinople.
1412 [= 1411] May 4, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:22
Guillelmo de Ultri, a Catalan merchant presently staying in Pisa, charges the Pisan citizens Antonio di Giovanni de Cezano and his son Bartolomeo with retrieving his female Tatar slaves, who had apparently fled and who is described but not named.
1412 [= 1411] June 4, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:23
Giovanni di Cristofori Cerionis, acting on behalf of the Florentine company of the Canigiani in Pisa, sells to Gerardo di Baccioni of Pisa a «half-brown« Tunisian slave named Lion, for 50 florins, payable within the next six months.
1412 [= 1411] July 24, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:24
Becco di Simone of Florence in Pisa declares to have received from his concubine Catherina of Constantinople 15 pounds in Florentine currency. He also ows her half of the flax and the cloth she had produced. - About one year later Catherina declares these debts to be satisfied, and the two promise each other not to raise any more claims concerning the matter.
1412 March 21, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:24
Simon, son of the late notary Ser Bartolomeo di Farneta, Pisan citizen, charges his son Antonio and the brothers Gabriele, Giovani, and Bernardo di Alderotti Brunelleschi of Florence with retreiving his runaway slave named Margarita, c. 42½ years of age and of middlig stature, and to manumit her if necessary.
1413 [= 1412] July 5, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:25
Antonio di Mathey of Florence, a doctor of medicine living in Pisa, manumits his Russian or Bulgar slave Theodora. The manumission is to take effect after five years.
1414 [= 1413] May 23, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2008-02-13 00:22
Anna, a Croatian slave owned by the Florentine Ser Filippo di Rabatta in Pisa, admits under oath that she is pregnant by the “bulattarius” Giacopo Corbini. Her delivery is imminent.
1414 [= 1413] December 28, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:26
Giovanni di messer Piero di Caldamoli of Pisa manumits his little Tatar slave named Clara, c. 50 years of age, who is described as having her left eye deformed.
1416 [= 1415] April 12, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:27
Andrea Simonis on behalf of Giacopo di Giacomini Ghoggii of Florence, sells to Marco di Nicola Despi of Majorca a tall Circassian slave named Maria, c. 20 years of age, for 70 florins. In case it should turn out that the slave is of a nation that may not be sold, the transaction must be annulled.
1416 February 1 and 4, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:28
Michele di Benenato de’ Benenati of San Gimignano protests against a notification sent to him by Papi di Giacopo Orlandi of Pescia, inhabitant of Pisa, whom he had sold a slave named Margarita. The latter had obtained a judgment from the capitaneo of Livorno asserting that she must be released. Michele claims that he had bought her as a slave and that her slave status was not temporal. As for the capitaneo, he was no competent judge on the matter. - The protestation is repeated three days later before Papi’s house in Pisa.
1417 [= 1416] October 9, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:29
The blacksmith master Blasio di Lippi of Castelfiorentino, inhabitant of Pisa, sells to the weaver Bono di Nicolino of Pistoia, inhabitant of Borgo Pistorio, a middling-sized brown Tatar slave named Lucia, c. 28 years of age, for 40 florins. The price will be paid in cloth by 1 January.
1418 [= 1417] July 13, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:30
Terenzo di Ser Antonio di Massa from the diocese of Lunel confirms that he has sold to the Pisan merchant Antonio, son of the notary Simone de Farneta, an almost white and somewhat more than middling-sized Tatar slave named Lucia on 10 October 1416 [= 1415], for 60 florins. Antonio had noted the payment in his personal ledger at the time.
1418 [= 1417] August 21, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:32
Guillelmo Moragas of Majorca manumits his Russian slave named Catherina.
1419 [= 1418] June 14, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:32
Francisco Despí of Tortosa, merchant in Pisa, authorises Antonio Picchier, a merchant from Alchanis de la Frontera, to sell slaves on his behalf.
1419 [= 1418] July 18, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:33
Marco Despí of Majorca manumits his Bosnian slave Margarita, c. 22 years of age. The manumission shall take effect upon his death. Margarita shall inherit a number of items plus 25 florins, provided she marry within one year of Marco’s death. Moreover, Marco allows her to move freely whenever he is abroad.
1419 [= 1418] December 23, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:34
Georgio Pou from Romania, a former slave of Marco Pou of Barcelona, enters into the service of captain Juan Linas of Denia in the kingdom of Valencia. His salary is set at 25 florins.
1419 March 21, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:35
Jaume Gali, merchant and citizen of Barcelona, manumits his Sard slave and captive named Astacia.
1421 [= 1420] August 26, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:35
Bartolomeo di Giacopo Boctii, citizen of Pisa, rents out his Hungarian slave named Arena (Erena) for six years and eight months to Giampiero Lavario di Agostino of Florence, inhabitant of Pisa, for 50 florins.
1421 [= 1420] November 22, Pisa by Christoph Cluse — last modified 2007-09-18 14:36
Bartolomeo di Giacopo Boctii and Giampiero Lavario di Agostino of Florence agree on further conditions relating to the slave Arena whom Bartolomeo had rented out to Giampiero on 26 August.
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