Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 1, 1202-1509. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1864.
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TABLE No. 3.
Venetian Consuls in England.
The foregoing list, imperfect as it is, has been formed with much difficulty. As the elections were annual, the missing names must be very numerous, unless we suppose the same persons were frequently re-elected. All those in my list, except Rys and Oure, had their residence in London; and often seem to be styled indifferently consuls or vice-consuls.
The only documentary evidence hitherto discovered by me to prove the re-election of any consul in. the 14th and 15th centuries relates to Piero Contarini, who held that post in London in March 1490, and the same name occurs in the same office in 1495–96.
In November 1457 the Senate confirmed the election of Bertuccio Contarini for an indefinite period, in order that he might wind up the accounts of the factory, and on the 28th March 1460 the Senate, on finding he had not completed his task, directs that his successor should be elected within the space of one month, for the usual term “per unum annum.”
In Queen Elizabeth's time, Giovanni Pesaro retained the consulate without question for many years.