Lady Catharina de Favacio, widow of the late Marquesius de Favacio, is pregnant, and for this reason, the judge of the lower court of Marseille has come to her house in order to set in motion the inventory of the estate. In the judge's presence, Catharina explains that her husband died not long ago, having left a testament in which he named his wife as the guardian for the couple's children. She wishes to accept the guardianship but requests that Guillelmus de Favacio, the children's paternal uncle, be named as a co-guardian. The inventory includes a transcription of the account book of Marquesius's drapery business, listing dozens of fabrics from all over Europe along with their prices per cane. The inventory was originally transcribed by Christine Barnel, with corrections and additions by D. Smail.Bibliography. Ripert, 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. 71-77. Nice, France: Université de Nice, 1993. Barnel, Christine. “Les boutiques des frères Favas: drapiers et draperie à Marseille au XIVe siècle.” Provence Historique 49 (1999): 61-78.

  • Record type: Inventory-Postmortem
  • Date: 3 October, 1373
  • Locale: Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
  • Language(s): Latin
  • Named person(s): Marquesius de Favacio
  • Archival location: Archives départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône, Charter 3 HD H 12
  • Extent: 1 Folio (parchment, charter)

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