Johannes de Monteolivo, of Arles, appears in court. He explains that Berengarius de Bulbono, knight, died recently, having left a testament in which he named Johannes as his heir. Johannes intends to take up the inheritance with benefit of inventory. A notary of the court was asked to go to Berengarius's house so as to transcribe all the movables and immovables, and the creditors were invited to attend. The inventory is extensive and includes a number of unique objects, such as a bathtub designed for ladies and several items from the Barbary coast. The instrument ends abruptly, indicating that one or more leaves of parchment have been lost, although the list of assets shows every sign of drawing to an end. The photomerged image currently displayed has some errors. Also available for consultation in the DALME collection is the testament of Berengarius de Bulbono, although the text has not yet been transcribed. The inventory was originally transcribed by Christine Barnel with corrections and editions by D. Smail.BibliographyRipert, Laurent, Christine Barnel, Henri Bresc, Pascal Herberth, and Florence Colin, eds. Matériaux pour l’étude de la vie domestique et de la culture matérielle en Provence aux derniers siècles du Moyen Age. Razo (Nice). Cahiers du centre d’études médiévales de Nice 13. Pp. 63-71. Nice, France: Université de Nice, 1993.

  • Record type: Inventory-Postmortem
  • Date: 23 September, 1361
  • Locale: Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
  • Language(s): Latin
  • Named person(s): Berengarius de Bulbono
  • Archival location: Archives municipales de la ville de Marseille, Charter 2 II 291
  • Extent: 1 Folio (parchment, charter)

Edited by Christine Barnel and Daniel Lord Smail.
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