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Necrology and short chronicle of the Convent Nazareth in Waalwijk/Antwerp; Antwerp, RA, BE-A0511 / T14/030, no. 4

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Title and MeMO text carrier ID
MeMO text carrier ID 447
Name Necrology and short chronicle of the Convent Nazareth in Waalwijk/Antwerp; Antwerp, RA, BE-A0511 / T14/030, no. 4
[2203] Calendar of memorial services 1r - 31v
[2204] Short chronicle of the foundation and early years of the convent 31v - 32r
Category
Type of text carrier Manuscript with one text
Classification Manuscript with one text written in more than one hand
Short description Necrology of the convent Nazareth (Regular Canonesses), founded in Waalwijk and moved to Antwerp in the 18th century. The manuscript dates from the 16th century, with continuations until the 18th century. It also contains a short history of the convent.
Additional remarks
Holding institution Antwerp, Rijksarchief te Antwerpen
Collection Klooster van Nazareth (Sint-Jozef), genaamd "de Spinsters" te Antwerpen
Entry number collection BE-A0511 / T14/030
Identifier in collection 4
Link to online description
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Original institution(s)
Original institution(s)
Dates of separate texts
Date
  • >1471-1759
  • >1510-ca.1538
Author(s)
Author(s)
Text material(s)
  • parchment
Watermark(s)
Number of leaves 32
Collation 1-44
Dimensions (mm)
Height x width 225 x 180
Condition of the text carrier Good, but dirty. Cover worn
Conservation
Adaptations
Type(s) of adaption
Specification
Cover
Cover material(s)
  • parchment
Specification simple parchment cover
Date of the cover 16th century
Specification contemporary
Additional remarks
Table of contents
Is there a contemporary (e.g. medieval) table of contents in the text carrier? no
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Colophon
Is there a colophon in the text carrier? no
Specification
Rubrication
Are the texts in the text carrier rubricated? yes
Heraldry
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Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The convent moved to Antwerp in 1732, and was abolished in 1783. The manuscript was bought by the State Archives of Belgium in Antwerp at the auction Vander Straelen-Moons in Antwerp in 1886.
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
  • stamp(s)
Specification Stamps of the archive on the front cover, and ff. 1r, 5r, 13r, 17v, 26v, 32r. Stickers of the archive on the front cover.
Additional remarks
  • Génard, P., Verzameling graf- en gedenkschriften van de provincie Antwerpen, deel IV, Stad Antwerpen opschriften des kloosters van Sint-Joseph-Nazareth gesticht te Waalwijk gezegd Spinsters (Antwerp 1859), 442-452
  • MeMO, Facsimile of Memorial register of the Convent Nazareth, Waalwijk/Antwerp, http://memo.hum.uu.nl/database/pages/nazareth.htm
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Memorial text in: [447] Necrology and short chronicle of the Convent Nazareth in Waalwijk/Antwerp; Antwerp, RA, BE-A0511 / T14/030, no. 4 [447]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • obituary
  • kalendarium
  • memorial register (gifts)
  • memorial register (memorial services)
  • necrology
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Calendar of memorial services
MeMO memorial text ID 2203
Pagination or foliation
Page(s)
Specification
Folio(s)
  • Folio 1r to 31v
Specification
Date of creation (physical object)
Date >1471-1759
Argumentation
  • based on research
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date >1471-<1535
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification The convent was founded in 1471, and the oldest entry is dated 1475. According to the short chronicle in the back of the manuscript, however, it took until the late 1520's before the convent was liturgically fully operational. The obituary was therefore possibly not created immediately after the foundation of the convent.
Period covered by the memorial text
Date 1475-1759
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification Most, but not all, entries dated
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Institution [432] Nazareth, Regularissen (Nazareth Monastery, Regular Canonesses), Waalwijk
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
  • Dutch
Specification
Description of hands
Description of hands Many hands, oldest entries mainly in gothic hybrida, some in cursive. Later entries in seventeenth-and eighteenth century humanistic cursive.
Statement of responsibility
Person(s)
Additional remarks
Place(s) of production
Place(s) of production
Users
Intended users/audience
  • for communal purposes in an institution or community (administrative)
  • for communal purposes in an institution or community (liturgical)
Specification The careful execution of the manuscript suggests liturgical use. However, notes are added as well concerning the sale and acquisition of goods which were donated for memorial services.
Usage
Intended place of usage
  • in the church
Specification (intended place)
Depository inside the institution
Specification (depository)
Traces of usage Continuously updated until the eighteenth century. Besides new entries, notes were added about gifts which were sold. Some entries are crossed out.
Additional remarks
Order of the data in the text
Type of registration in a calendar (Roman/Julian/Gregorian)
Specification at the end of the calendar (ff.31r-31v), entries are added for memorial services which were to be held multiple times a year
Filiation
Filiation
Register of memorial services
Type(s) of memorial services
  • pittances
  • prayers
  • mass (including daily masses that are not a memorial mass)
Number of memorial services 200-499
Frequency of memorial services
  • weekly
  • annually
  • multiple times a year
Executor(s) of memorial services
  • member(s) of the institution
Commemorated persons
Number of the commemorated persons 200-499
Sex of the commemorated persons 25% male, 75% female
Background of commemorated persons
  • people associated with the institution (professionally)
  • people associated with the institution (socially)
  • members of the institution (full membership) (e.g. brothers and sisters)
Specification mainly sisters of the convent
Supplementary information
The register contains supplementary information concerning
  • about graves
  • about gifts
Specification Gifts in money, land, rents, and rye. Sometimes it is mentioned that gifts were sold later, or for which purpose the gifts were used (e.g. the use of money for construction work, f. 31v).
Additional remarks
Incipit
Incipit KL Januarius habet dies xxxi, luna xxx
Explicit
Explicit Daer salmen breeder bescheet aff vijnden in alle reken boecken.
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Memorial text in: [447] Necrology and short chronicle of the Convent Nazareth in Waalwijk/Antwerp; Antwerp, RA, BE-A0511 / T14/030, no. 4 [447]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • chronicle
  • narative source containing one or more historical events
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Short chronicle of the foundation and early years of the convent
MeMO memorial text ID 2204
Pagination or foliation
Page(s)
Specification
Folio(s)
  • Folio 31v to 32r
Specification
Date of creation (physical object)
Date >1510-ca.1538
Argumentation
  • based on research
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date >1510-ca.1538
Argumentation
  • based on research
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification Between the events of 1510 and 1518, a thin line is placed, and the handwriting gets slightly smaller, albeit still in the same hand. It is therefore possible that the events from 1518 are a later addition, and the chronicle was started shortly after 1510, although it is also likely that the text was written in one campaign after the latest entry, dated 1538.
Period covered by the memorial text
Date 1471-1538
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Institution [432] Nazareth, Regularissen (Nazareth Monastery, Regular Canonesses), Waalwijk
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
  • Dutch
Specification First and last sentence in Latin
Description of hands
Description of hands One hand, gothic hybrida, possibly written in two campaigns (see date of origin)
Statement of responsibility
Person(s)
Additional remarks
Place(s) of production
Place(s) of production
Users
Intended users/audience
  • for communal purposes in an institution or community (educational)
  • for communal purposes in an institution or community (liturgical)
Specification Purpose of the chronicle clearly stated in the last sentences: that the foundation of the monastery was to be held in eternal memory, and that future sisters would learn about the history of the convent.
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 chronicle
Short summary of the contents Text about the early stages in the history of the convent: foundation (1471), erection of the building (1510), first mass celebrated (1518), consecration of the cemetery (1537), consecration of the altars.
Annual entries
Information regarding memoria
Type of memoria information
  • founders and benefactors
Specification
Context
General historical information
Specification of general historical information
Aspects of the history of the institution
  • foundation
  • relations with other religious communities
  • building history
Specification
Additional remarks
Incipit
Incipit In nomine Domini Amen. In dii iaeren ons Heren M cccc ende lxxi soe sijn hijr gekomen van Amsterdam...
Explicit
Explicit ...ende is geynt int jaer ons Heren M ccccc xxxviii op Sint Ambrosius aevent. Deo gracias
Illustration(s)
Illustrations or decorations
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