Appendix: Miscellaneous 1410

Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 4, 1527-1533. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1871.

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Miscellaneous 1410

June 4. “Sentenze Zudexi de Peticiou.” Ex margine: Pro Ser Barnaba Delphino. Venetian Archives. 985. Exchange.
Affidavit concerning the rate of Exchange between London and Venice.
On the 4th day of June 1410, Ser Bellini de la Porta, wrote with his own hand and swore [as follows]:—
Being asked by the judges for requests about exchanges in England, I say that in London I applied to Mathio Contarini for 300 ducats, the money to be repaid in Sicily. (fn. 1) His price was thirty pence per ducat. Subsequently he gave it me at the rate of twenty-nine pence per ducat, and had good security from me on galley board.
Signed: Belin de la Porta.
[Italian.]
June 4. “Sentenze Zudexi de Peticion.” Ex margine: Pro Ser Barnaba Delphino. Venetian Archives. 986. Exchange.
Affidavit concerning the rate of Exchange between London and Venice.
On the 4th day of June 1410, Ser Bartholomeo Darmano swore. The judges for requests enquiring of the matter of exchanges made by the Flanders galleys last May [May 1409], I reply I intrusted my affairs to Ser Felipo Baxiadona, with orders to invest whatever money he had of mine in bills of exchange, at the risk of the galleys (a risego de le galie), with security on galley board, to be cautious, and to deal with good men (bone persone). He gave 100 ducats to Ser Faciobon Pelicer, at the rate of 30½d. per ducat, on freights; and he took for himself 220 ducats at 30½d. per ducat, payable to me one month after the arrival of the galleys. The said exchanges were stipulated in London on the 23rd of October.
[Italian.]
June 6. “Sentenze Zudexi de Peticiou.” Ex margine: Pro Ser Barnaba Delphino. testificatio Ser Petri Trevilio et juravit. Venetian Archives. 987. The Flanders Galleys.
Affidavit concerning shipment of goods on board the Flanders Galleys, and the rate of Exchange between London and Venice.
1410, 6th day of June.
Last year the merchants in London did not give a note to the masters of the galleys, one month after their arrival there, of all the goods destined by them for shipment, because on this last voyage the goods were loaded at the King's pleasure and with his “permit,” and not at the pleasure of the masters, nor yet of the merchants, and all the tin, cloths, and hides, were shipped after the expiration of the period for loading.
I took 800 golden ducats, at the rate of thirty pence per ducat, giving security on galley board, the money to be repaid three months after the arrival of the galleys at Venice.
Any one who chose to load any merchandise on the eve of departure, and was alert, might have done so, as, until the last, goods were received from all who chose to give them until we had our full cargo.
Signed: Piero Trivilio, written with my own hand.
[Italian.]
June 7. “Sentenze Zudexi de Peticion.” Ex margine: Pro Ser Leonardo Cornario Testificatio Ser Antonij a Colonna, sau manu, et juravit. Venetian Archives. 988. Exchange.
Affidavit concerning the rate of Exchange between London and Venice.
1410, 7th of June, in Venice.
I, Antonio da la Chollona, in the year 1409, on account of the galleys commanded by Captain Miser Jacomo Trivixan, (fn. 2) gave to Ser Christofalo Dandollo, on account of his galley, 830 ducats, at the exchange of 29 pence per ducat, one month before the departure of the galleys from London.
At the freight term, which is one month after arriving in London, they [the Venetian merchants] commence taking [money?] for payment of the wine freights; and afterwards, some 12 or 15 [days?] before departure, they defray the customs and costs in London
The merchants notify to the masters of the galleys the bales which they wish to consign to them at the end of 35 days, but this last year I did not adhere to this rule, as the galleys had always room, and received goods from me even till the very last day, when the galley of Ser Jacomo Dandollo took wools without placing them in tiers (senza. stiva), as he could not have his complement of cloths. Six days before our departure from London Ser Jacomo Dandollo demanded 200 ducats, on account of his galley, at the exchange of 30½ pence per ducat.
[Italian.]

Footnotes

  • 1. The Flanders galleys on their homeward voyage were bound to remain twelve days at Palermo and eight at Messina. (See Commission to Andrea Priuli, vol. ii., Venetian Calendar, p. 365.)
  • 2. This document is in accordance with the table printed in vol. i., Venetian Calendar, p. 132, showing that in the year 1409, the Flanders galleys were commanded by Giacomo Trivisan, whose name is not mentioned in the documents concerning this voyage, as calendared in vol. i. pp. 48–50