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Chronicle of the Brethren of the Common Life in Doesburg; Arnhem, GA, 0327, no. 1

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Title and MeMO text carrier ID
MeMO text carrier ID 282
Name Chronicle of the Brethren of the Common Life in Doesburg; Arnhem, GA, 0327, no. 1
[2178] Modern ex libris notations and table of contents 1 - 3
[2179] Blank a - h
[1461] List of deceased brothers 1 - 5
[1060] Chronicle of the Fraterhuis in Doesburg 6 - 226
[2179] Blank 227 - 242
[2180] Notes about rectors of the convent and previous possessions 243 - 243
[2181] List of possessions and incomes, 1534-1555 244 - 247
[2179] Blank 248 - 251
[1061] Privileges of the Fraterhuis 252 - 284
[1462] Register of memorial services, gifts, and pittances 286 - 325
[2179] Blank 326 - 329
[1065] Text about the home for poor brothers 330 - 335
[2179] Blank 336 - 337
[1066] Register of possessions and tithes of the Fraterhuis 338 - 368
[1067] Incomes of 1560 369 - 371
[1068] Pensions of the house 372 - 373
[1069] Annual balances, kept until 1567 374 - 376
[2179] Blank 377 - 387
[1070] Text about the foundation of a widow's home 388 - 396
[1071] Chronological overview of the acquisition of the houses of the brothers in Doesburg (1396-1569) 397 - 406
[1072] List of incomes of the widow's house, 1565 407 - 407
[2179] Blank 409 - 421
Category
Type of text carrier Manuscript with more than one text
Classification Miscellany
Short description Manuscript divided into two parts. I: containing an extensive chronicle of the Fraterhuis at Doesburg, composed in two distinct phases by Johannes Aelwilre (died 1493) and Egbertus Traiecti (died 1559), and a list of deceased brothers. II: various administrative documents, including a register of memorial services, gifts, and pittances, and a registers of revenues and possessions.
Additional remarks
Holding institution Arnhem, Gelders Archief
Collection Fraterhuis te Doesburg
Entry number collection 0327
Identifier in collection 1
Link to online description
Alternative collection Oud-archief Doesburg, Geestelijke stichtingen
Alternative collection identifiers XV-6, verzamelcodex A 1
Accessibility
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Original institution(s)
Dates of separate texts
Date
  • >1522-<1559
  • >1522
  • >1522->1575
Author(s)
Author(s)
  • Johannes Aelwilre
  • Egbertus Traiecti
Text material(s)
  • parchment
  • paper with watermark
Watermark(s) Several watermarks, described in detail by Gruijs (1974, xxxiv-xxxv).
Number of leaves 221
Collation First part: 11+1, 23, 32, 4-57, 64, 7-118; second part: 12, 2-54, 66, 7-114
Dimensions (mm)
Height x width 140 x 100
Condition of the text carrier Good
Conservation according to a note in the front, the book was restored on March 2nd, 1977, by S. Geerlings
Adaptations
Type(s) of adaption
  • new cover
Specification
Cover
Cover material(s)
  • cardboard
  • leather
Specification cardboard cover, lined with marbled paper, reinforced at the back and on the corners with leather
Date of the cover 1977
Specification probably the new cover was made on the occasion of the restauration of 1977
Additional remarks modern page numbers 1-419. Before the pages are numbered, some folios marked a-h are included, as well as three folios with modern marks of possession and a table of contents. One folio (pp. 242-243) is made of parchment, and indicates the division between the two parts of the manuscript.
Table of contents
Is there a contemporary (e.g. medieval) table of contents in the text carrier? no
Specification table of contents in the front of the book is modern
Colophon
Is there a colophon in the text carrier? no
Specification
Rubrication
Are the texts in the text carrier rubricated? yes
Heraldry
Number of heraldic items
Locations of the heraldry in the text carrier
Specification
Illustration(s)
Location(s) of the illustration(s)
Types of illustrations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance In the possession of De Bruijn Tenybergen, Doesburg, 1876. Bought by the archive at an auction at Smissaert in 1906, lot 955.
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
  • ex libris notation(s)
  • stamp(s)
Specification Ex libris of De Bruijn Tenybergen on the first folio, with a note of the acquisition by the archive. Stamp of 'Oud Archief in Gelderland' on the same page, stamp of 'Oud-Archief der Gemeente Doesburg' on the back of the front cover. P. 243: Me jam possidet P.C. Baerken, anno domini 1742.
Additional remarks
  • Moll, W., Aanteekeningen van een tijdgenoot, betreffende de opkomende kerkhervorming en hare verbreiding, inzonderheid in het fraterhuis te Doesburg, Kerkhistorisch Archief , (1862), 108-115
  • Weiler, A.G., Necrologie, kroniek en cartularium c.a. van het Fraterhuis te Doesburg (1432-1559) (Leiden 1974), 9-193
Additional remarks
  • Alberts, W.J., Geschiedenis van Gelderland tot 1492 (Zutphen 1978), 260
  • Alberts, W.J., Zur Historiographie der Devotio Moderna und ihrer Erforschung, Westfälische Forschungen 11 (1958), 51-67, 65, 160
  • Breure, L., Doodsbeleving en levenshouding. Een historisch-psychologische studie betreffende de Moderne Devotie in het IJsselgebied in de 14e en 15e eeuw (Hilversum 1987), 47-48
  • Carasso-Kok, M., Repertorium van verhalende historische bronnen uit de middeleeuwen. Heiligenlevens, annalen, kronieken en andere in Nederland geschreven verhalende bronnen (Den Haag 1981), 310-311; 294
  • Gruijs, A., Paleografische en boek-archeologische aantekeningen, in: Weiler, A.G., Necrologie, kroniek en cartularium c.a. van het Fraterhuis te Doesburg (1432-1559) (Leiden 1974),
  • Moll, W., Aanteekeningen van een tijdgenoot, betreffende de opkomende kerkhervorming en hare verbreiding, inzonderheid in het fraterhuis te Doesburg, Kerkhistorisch Archief 3 (1862), 108-115
  • Muller Fz., S., Lijst van Noord-Nederlandsche kronijken met opgave van bestaande handschriften en litteratuur (Utrecht 1880), 86
  • Post, R.R., The Modern Devotion. Confrontation with reformation and humanism (Leiden 1968), 382-390
  • Schoengen, M., Het Weduwenhuis te Doesburg, Gelre - Bijdragen en mededeelingen 5 (1902), 383-386
  • Weiler, A.G., Necrologie, kroniek en cartularium c.a. van het Fraterhuis te Doesburg (1432-1559) (Leiden 1974); Page vii-xxx.
  • Weiler, A.G., Volgens de norm van de vroege kerk. De geschiedenis van de huizen van de broeders van het Gemene leven in Nederland (Nijmegen 1997), 110-119, 206-207
Additional remarks
Other documentation
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Additional remarks

Authors

Personal details
Name Johannes Aelwilre
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1493
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Johannes originated from Ahlweiler (also written as: Aelwilre and Arwilre), and entered the Fraterhuis at Doesburg in 1455. When he died from the plague in 1493, Johannes was procurator of the Fraterhuis.
Role(s) in this text carrier
Memorial text [1060] Chronicle of the Fraterhuis in Doesburg
Role Author
Specification Johannes Aelwilre has written the history of the Fraterhuis up until the year before his death (1492), i.e. page 81 of the manuscript.
Role(s) in other text carrier(s)
Personal details
Name Egbertus Traiecti
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1559
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Egbertus Traiecti or Egbert van Utrecht entered the Fraterhuis at Doesburg in 1509. He was ordained in 1517. From 1534 onwards he was confessor of the sisters of the Sion convent near Doetinchem. He continued the chronicle of the Doesburg Fraterhuis that Johannes Aelwilre had left unfinished in 1492, and kept it until the year of his own death. Egbertus may have been originally from the village of Vleuten (Vloeten, p. 104 of the manuscript).
Role(s) in this text carrier
Memorial text [1060] Chronicle of the Fraterhuis in Doesburg
Role Author
Specification Egbertus Traiecti continued the chronicle, covering the years 1493-1559 (p. 82-225 of the manuscript).
Role(s) in other text carrier(s)

Memorial text in: [282] Chronicle of the Brethren of the Common Life in Doesburg; Arnhem, GA, 0327, no. 1 [282]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • annals/chronicle
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Chronicle of the Fraterhuis in Doesburg
MeMO memorial text ID 1060
Pagination or foliation
Page(s)
  • Page 6 to 226
Specification
Folio(s)
Specification
Date of creation (physical object)
Date >1522-<1559
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification See Gruijs 1974, xxxv-xxxviii.
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date >1455-<1559
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification Johannes Aelwilre entered the Fraterhuis in 1455. Possibly he began writing the chronicle in 1460 (Weiler 1974, xvi-xvii). The chronicle ends abruptly at the year 1559, the year Egbertus Traiecti died.
Period covered by the memorial text
Date 1425-1559
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Institution [320] Broeders des gemenen levens (Brethren of the Common Life), Doesburg
Argumentation
Specification
Name
Name of the commissioning party of the original text
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification (composition)
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning institution(s)
Additional remarks
Language
Language
  • Latin
Specification
Description of hands
Description of hands One hand: cursiva libraria tending towards hybrida currens (Gruijs 1974, xxxv). Presumably the chronicle is an autograph of its second author Egbertus Traiecti.
Statement of responsibility Item hucusque conscripsit dominus Johannes Aelwilre; que sequuntur frater Egbertus Traiecti, frater domus, conscripsit.
Person(s)
Name Johannes Aelwilre
Sex male
Year of birth
Year of death 1493
Role Author
Specification Johannes Aelwilre has written the history of the Fraterhuis up until the year before his death (1492), i.e. page 81 of the manuscript.
Remarks Johannes originated from Ahlweiler (also written as: Aelwilre and Arwilre), and entered the Fraterhuis at Doesburg in 1455. When he died from the plague in 1493, Johannes was procurator of the Fraterhuis.
Name Egbertus Traiecti
Sex male
Year of birth
Year of death 1559
Role Author
Specification Egbertus Traiecti continued the chronicle, covering the years 1493-1559 (p. 82-225 of the manuscript).
Remarks Egbertus Traiecti or Egbert van Utrecht entered the Fraterhuis at Doesburg in 1509. He was ordained in 1517. From 1534 onwards he was confessor of the sisters of the Sion convent near Doetinchem. He continued the chronicle of the Doesburg Fraterhuis that Johannes Aelwilre had left unfinished in 1492, and kept it until the year of his own death. Egbertus may have been originally from the village of Vleuten (Vloeten, p. 104 of the manuscript).
Additional remarks The statement of responsibility was written by another hand in the lower margin of p. 81.
Place(s) of production
Place(s) of production The Fraterhuis in Doesburg.
Users
Intended users/audience
Specification
Usage
Intended place of usage
Specification (intended place)
Depository inside the institution
Specification (depository)
Traces of usage
Additional remarks
Order of the data in the text
Type of registration chronologically
Specification
Filiation
Filiation
Narrative source containing one or more historical events
Type of narrative source annals/chronicle
Short summary of the contents Extensive chronicle of the Fraterhuis in Doesburg, recording life in this community from its foundation in 1425 until the year 1559. The chronicle also includes reports of and opinions on contemporary political and religious events, but nearby and further afield.
Annual entries
Information regarding memoria
Type of memoria information
  • history of members of the family/community/institution (biographies)
  • founders and benefactors
  • gifts
  • confraternities with other people and (religious) communities
Specification
Context
General historical information
  • religious and liturgical events (outside the community/institution)
  • epidemic diseases (both inside and outside the community/institution)
  • political events
  • natural disasters
Specification of general historical information
Aspects of the history of the institution
  • relations with other religious communities
  • foundation
  • residents
  • relations with lay people
Specification
Additional remarks
Incipit
Incipit De ortu domus fratrum in Doesborch
Explicit
Explicit ...Item eodem anno in octavis Trinitatis Arnoldus Novimagii primicias solempniter celebravit ad laudem Dei.
Illustration(s)
Illustrations or decorations

Memorial text in: [282] Chronicle of the Brethren of the Common Life in Doesburg; Arnhem, GA, 0327, no. 1 [282]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • memorial register (pittances)
  • memorial register (memorial services)
  • memorial register (gifts)
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Register of memorial services, gifts, and pittances
MeMO memorial text ID 1462
Pagination or foliation
Page(s)
  • Page 286 to 325
Specification
Folio(s)
Specification
Date of creation (physical object)
Date >1522
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification Q.v. Gruijs 1974, xxxv-xxxviii.
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date
Argumentation
Specification
Period covered by the memorial text
Date 1415-1525
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Institution [320] Broeders des gemenen levens (Brethren of the Common Life), Doesburg
Argumentation
Specification
Name
Name of the commissioning party of the original text
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification (composition)
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning institution(s)
Additional remarks
Language
Language
  • Latin
  • Dutch
Specification
Description of hands
Description of hands one hand, a neat gothic cursive
Statement of responsibility
Person(s)
Additional remarks
Place(s) of production
Place(s) of production Doesburg
Users
Intended users/audience
  • for communal purposes in an institution or community (administrative)
  • for communal purposes in an institution or community (liturgical)
Specification
Usage
Intended place of usage
Specification (intended place)
Depository inside the institution
Specification (depository)
Traces of usage
Additional remarks
Order of the data in the text
Type of registration not to be determined/unknown
Specification the first entries concern the foundation of altars
Filiation
Filiation
Register of memorial services
Type(s) of memorial services
  • mass (including daily masses that are not a memorial mass)
Number of memorial services < 50
Frequency of memorial services
  • weekly
  • twice a year
  • annually
  • multiple times a year
  • multiple times a week
Executor(s) of memorial services
  • member(s) of the institution
Commemorated persons
Number of the commemorated persons < 50
Sex of the commemorated persons 75% male, 25% female
Background of commemorated persons
  • people associated with the institution (socially)
Specification
Supplementary information
The register contains supplementary information concerning
  • biographical information
  • about gifts
  • about pittances
Specification many entries mention gifts and pittances (in food, drinks, clothing, fuel, and money), both to the members of the institution and to the poor.
Additional remarks
Incipit
Incipit De dotationibus vicariarum et onere missarum
Explicit
Explicit ...voir onse poirte an brode deijlen den armen ind die ander 3 scepel voir onsen arbeijt inhalden
Illustration(s)
Illustrations or decorations

Memorial text in: [282] Chronicle of the Brethren of the Common Life in Doesburg; Arnhem, GA, 0327, no. 1 [282]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • death role
  • memorial register (names)
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title List of deceased brothers
MeMO memorial text ID 1461
Pagination or foliation
Page(s)
  • Page 1 to 5
Specification
Folio(s)
Specification
Date of creation (physical object)
Date >1522->1575
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification Q.v. Gruijs 1974, xxxv-xxxviii.
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date >1575
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification
Period covered by the memorial text
Date 1435->1575
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification last mentioned date is 1575, after which five undated names are inscribed
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Institution [320] Broeders des gemenen levens (Brethren of the Common Life), Doesburg
Argumentation
Specification
Name
Name of the commissioning party of the original text
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification (composition)
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning institution(s)
Additional remarks
Language
Language
  • Latin
Specification
Description of hands
Description of hands At least five different hands, gothic and humanistic cursives
Statement of responsibility
Person(s)
Additional remarks
Place(s) of production
Place(s) of production Doesburg
Users
Intended users/audience
  • for communal purposes in an institution or community (liturgical)
Specification
Usage
Intended place of usage
Specification (intended place)
Depository inside the institution
Specification (depository)
Traces of usage new additions made by several different hands
Additional remarks
Order of the data in the text
Type of registration chronologically
Specification
Filiation
Filiation
Register of names
Type of register of names list of deceased members of a religious institution (convent/monastery/religious house)
Persons mentioned
Number of names 51-99
Sex of the persons mentioned (in percentages) 100% male
Background of the persons mentioned
  • members of another institution
  • people associated with the institution (socially)
  • people associated with the institution (professionally)
  • members of the institution (full membership) (e.g. brothers and sisters)
Specification
Persons are registered while alive/dead dead
Supplementary information
The register contains supplementary information concerning
  • biographical information
Specification
Additional remarks One woman is included: the last person mentioned in the list (Elverich, last nun of the Grote Convent in Doesburg).
Incipit
Incipit Isti sunt fratres nostre domus in Doesborch defuncti
Explicit
Explicit ...Virgo Elverich ultima monialis Conventus Maioris Doesborgensis obiit.
Illustration(s)
Illustrations or decorations
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