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Register of grave owners in the St John's Church (St. Janskerk) in Gouda; Gouda, SaMH, 0566-231

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Title and MeMO text carrier ID
MeMO text carrier ID 463
Name Register of grave owners in the St John's Church (St. Janskerk) in Gouda; Gouda, SaMH, 0566-231
[2269] Register of graves of St John's Church 1v - 107v
[2270] Register of rents and interests of the church, shortly before 1542 108v - 182v
[2271] Register of 'eternal distributions' 183r - 185r
Category
Type of text carrier Manuscript with more than one text
Classification Miscellany
Short description Register of grave owners in the St John's Church (St. Janskerk) in Gouda, in use from 1539 until 1600. It also contains a register of rents and revenues of the church, and a list of distributions and other obligations related to memorial services.
Additional remarks
Holding institution Gouda, Streekarchief Midden Holland (formerly known as Groene Hart Archieven)
Collection Archief van de kerkmeesters van de St.-Janskerk te Gouda, 1572-1820
Entry number collection 0566
Identifier in collection 231
Link to online description
Alternative collection
Alternative collection identifiers
Accessibility
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Original institution(s)
Dates of separate texts
Date
  • >1540-<1600
  • 1540-1600
Author(s)
Author(s)
Text material(s)
  • paper with watermark
Watermark(s)
Number of leaves 186
Collation 15+3, 26+1, 3-56, 66+1, 7-85+1, 96+1, 10-156, 164-4
Dimensions (mm)
Height x width 290 x 205
Condition of the text carrier Good
Conservation Restored on November 14th, 1969, according to a note on the first flyleaf.
Adaptations
Type(s) of adaption
  • extra pages/leaves sewn/glued in
Specification
Cover
Cover material(s)
  • parchment
  • cardboard
Specification Modern cardboard cover lined with parchment.
Date of the cover 1969
Specification Modern cover, probably made during restauration in 1969. Possibly it does contain some material from the original cover.
Additional remarks The manuscript has been foliated in a modern hand. The register of graves is marked ff.1-108, then a new folio count starts with the register of rents, starting at 1.
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
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Rubrication
Are the texts in the text carrier rubricated? no
Heraldry
Number of heraldic items
Locations of the heraldry in the text carrier
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Illustration(s)
Location(s) of the illustration(s)
Types of illustrations
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Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
  • stamp(s)
Specification Stamps of the 'Archief hervormde gemeente Gouda' on ff.1r, 46r, 96r, and 109r.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
  • Goudriaan, Koen, Graf en begrafenis in de Middeleeuwse Sint Janskerk, De Schatkamer. Regionaal-historisch Tijdschrift 9 (1995), 74-98
  • Goudriaan, Koen, Ownership of Graves in Medieval Parish Churches in Holland, in: Blockmans, W.; Janse, A., Showing Status. Representation of Social Positions in the Late Middle Ages (Turnhout 1999), 197-223
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Other documentation
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Additional remarks

Memorial text in: [463] Register of grave owners in the St John's Church (St. Janskerk) in Gouda; Gouda, SaMH, 0566-231 [463]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • memorial register (memorial services)
  • memorial register (pittances)
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Register of 'eternal distributions'
MeMO memorial text ID 2271
Pagination or foliation
Page(s)
Specification
Folio(s)
  • Folio 183r to 185r
Specification Foliation in manuscript: 75-77
Date of creation (physical object)
Date >1540-<1600
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date >1540-<1600
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification
Period covered by the memorial text
Date >1540-<1600
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Institution [216] Grote of St. Johannes de Doperkerk (St. Janskerk) (St John the Baptist's Church (St. Janskerk)), Gouda
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 Multiple hands, Gothic 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)
Specification
Usage
Intended place of usage
Specification (intended place)
Depository inside the institution
Specification (depository)
Traces of usage New entries added in different hands, one entry crossed out.
Additional remarks
Order of the data in the text
Type of registration not to be determined/unknown
Specification
Filiation
Filiation
Register of pittances
Type(s) of pittances
  • money
Frequency of pittances
  • multiple times a year
  • annually
Receiving party
  • members of the institution (nuns, brothers)
  • the poor associated with the institution
Number of pittances < 50
Type(s) of countergifts
  • taper/candles on grave or elsewhere
  • visit to the grave
  • mass
Benefactors
Number of benefactors < 50
Sex of the benefactors (in percentages) 50% male, 50% female
Backgrounds of the benefactors
  • people associated with the institution (socially)
Specification parishioners
Supplementary information
The register contains supplementary information concerning
  • about memorial services
Specification
Additional remarks The register lists the distributions to be made by the church for an undefined period, to the clergy as well as to others. Most distributions do not seem to be pittances but mere payments, although many entries are related to memorial services.
Incipit
Incipit Eewighe wuijtreijkinghe
Explicit
Explicit Betaelt den xiien novembris anno lix het vidimus va[?] dom
Illustration(s)
Illustrations or decorations

Memorial text in: [463] Register of grave owners in the St John's Church (St. Janskerk) in Gouda; Gouda, SaMH, 0566-231 [463]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • memorial register (graves)
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Register of graves of St John's Church
MeMO memorial text ID 2269
Pagination or foliation
Page(s)
Specification
Folio(s)
  • Folio 1v to 107v
Specification
Date of creation (physical object)
Date 1540-1600
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date 1540
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification
Period covered by the memorial text
Date 1539-1600
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Institution [216] Grote of St. Johannes de Doperkerk (St. Janskerk) (St John the Baptist's Church (St. Janskerk)), Gouda
Argumentation
  • based on research
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
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, Gothic hybrida and cursives.
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)
Specification
Usage
Intended place of usage
Specification (intended place)
Depository inside the institution
Specification (depository)
Traces of usage New entries are recorded in different hands, others are crossed out.
Additional remarks
Order of the data in the text
Type of registration geographically
Specification According to the position in the church. For each section, the graves are listed per row.
Filiation
Filiation
Register of graves
Type(s) of register of graves
  • list of grave owners
Number of graves > 1000
Grave owners (if the register is a list of grave owners)
Number of grave owners > 1000
Sex of grave owners (in percentages) 50% male, 50% female
Background of the grave owners
  • people associated with the institution (socially)
Specification parishioners
Persons buried
Number of persons buried
Sex of the persons buried (in percentages)
Background of persons buried
Specification no buried persons mentioned
Location of graves
Location of graves
  • church
Supplementary information
The register contains supplementairy information concerning
  • about graves
Specification This register presents more elaborate information about the ownership of graves than the fifteenth-century register (MeMO Text Carrier ID4 462), such as previous owners and the date of acquisition.
Additional remarks
Incipit
Incipit Dit syn die graven die dair leggen in Sint Jan kerck ende is geordoneert elke graff breet te syn dertich duijm...
Explicit
Explicit
Illustration(s)
Illustrations or decorations
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