Morso family papers, 1386-1846.
4 boxes (53 folders)
- Valguarnera family.
Morso, Giovanni Francesco.
Grifeo di Partanna, Mario.
Grifeo di Partanna, Anna Maria.
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio da Padova (Palermo, Italy).
Chiesa della Martorana (Palermo, Italy).
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pietà (Palermo, Italy).
Privileges and immunities -- Italy -- Sicily.
Monasticism and religious orders for women -- Italy -- Sicily -- History.
Inheritance and succession -- Italy.
Tax collection -- Italy -- Sicily.
Taxation -- Italy -- Sicily.
Clothing and dress -- Italy -- Sicily.
Real property -- Italy -- Sicily.
Farm life -- Italy -- Sicily -- History.
Farm management -- Italy -- Sicily.
Guardian and ward -- Italy -- Naples (Kingdom).
Guardian and ward -- Italy -- Sicily.
House furnishings -- Italy -- Sicily.
Gibellina (Italy) -- History.
- Land grants.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 14th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 14th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 19th century.
Manuscripts, Spanish -- 18th century.
- In Italian, Sicilian dialect, Latin, and Spanish.
- Collection of documents covering the history of the Morso family from the late 14th century to the first half of the 19th century (mostly concentrated in the 17th and 18th century). Most of the items consist of family records (including baptism, guardianship, marriage, and death certificates), but inventories (both of real and personal property, aften accompanied by accounts), wills, and records of dowries are also present, and are often very detailed. The very large aristocratic family had branches in Sicily and Naples, and many members held public offices (including tax collection) or were actively involved in the religious life of their cities, and a number of documents contain information about such matters. They also received grants and privileges by the Spanish crown, and these are also described. Moreover, the Morso had strong ties with other noble Sicilian families, such as the Valguarnera, the Alliata, the Naselli, and the Aragon, and others, mostly through marriage. Various stamps, perhaps indicating the payment of the customary governmental stamp tax to issue official documents, appear on numerous items; they are the same as or similar to stamps on other documents in the Villafiorita Ducal Records.
- Cited in:
- Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 226 (Ms. Lea 397, Nos. 24-29).
- Philip V, King of Spain, 1683-1746.
Philip III, King of Spain, 1578-1621.
Victor Amadeus I, King of Sardinia, 1666-1732.
- Contained In:
- Villafiorita Ducal Records. Folders 107-160
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