Addenda: 1459

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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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(The following entries were discovered too late to be inserted in their proper place.)
1459. Jan. 17. Library of the Venetian Archives. 946. Protest of a Bill of Exchange (fn. 1) for 100 ducats, drawn at Venice on the 17th October 1458, by Marcho da Cha da Porto, at usance, on Antonio da Lutiano and Co. in London, and in their favour, at the exchange of 48d. per ducat.
On 17th January 1459, accompanied by William Styfford, clerk, citizen of London, by imperial authority notary public, and by the witnesses Salvaigo and Bernabò Pivello, both of Genoa, Anthony Bertie, vice-agent of Antonio da Lutiano and Co., and in their name, went to the dwelling of Peter Bonamitié, London citizen and scrivener, in Lombard Street, parish of St. Mary's Woolnoth, where he presented the aforesaid bill, and had it read; replying that said Antonio de Lutiano and Co. refused payment, and enquiring whether anybody in front of that dwelling would pay the bill, expressing his readiness to receive the sum, &c.; and nobody answering, he protested against the said Marcho, and all others bound; the billbroker Giovanni Frescobaldi declaring that on that day in London the ducat was worth 44½d.
[Latin, parchment, 23 lines.]
***Since pages 19–27 went to press the Signor Osio has published various documents concerning Sir John. Hawkwood and his comrades, in the first number of a work entitled, “Documenti Diplomatici tratti dagli Archivj Milanesi,” (pp. 139–191). They illustrate Hawkwood's life from the beginning of 1370 until his marriage in 1377, of which they give an account.


  • 1. Discovered among unsorted papers at the “Frari,” in February, 1864.