By means of this conditional donation, made in October of 1390, a Marseille peasant named Anthonius Auctor gave a set of kitchen items, furniture, bedding, and articles of clothing to his concubine, Alasacia Raymbaude. One of the more curious items listed was a "brecium," likely a crib or cradle (from the Provençal bres), which suggests that the two had had one or more children together. The donation was not made outright; instead, it was contingent on Alasacia's continuing good behavior. Should she choose to do the opposite of good, as the text puts it, or indeed if any compelling reason to regret his choice should come along, Anthonius was empowered to revoke the donation and take back all the things.

  • Record type: Inventory-Donation
  • Date: 18 October, 1390
  • Locale: Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
  • Language(s): Latin
  • Archival location: Archive départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône, Register 355 E 32
  • Extent: 2 Folios (paper, register - demi-quarto)

Edited by Daniel Lord Smail.
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