Requesens family papers, 1336-1860.
2 boxes (36 folders)
- Belvis family.
Requesens, Luigi de'.
Requesens, Bernardo de'.
Requesens, Ludovico de'.
Requesens, Galcerando de'.
Requesens, Antonio de'.
Requesens, Salvatore de'.
Requesens, Eleonora de'.
Requesens, Salvatore Francesco de'.
Requesens, Vincenzo de'.
Requesens, Francesco de'.
Requesens, Francesco Benedetto de'.
Privileges and immunities -- Italy -- Sicily.
Inheritance and succession -- Italy.
Tax collection -- Italy -- Sicily.
Customs administration -- Italy -- Sicily -- History.
Taxation -- Italy -- Sicily.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Italy.
Sicily (Italy) -- History, Military.
Pantelleria Island (Italy) -- History.
- Genealogical tables.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 14th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 19th century.
Manuscripts, Spanish -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Spanish -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Spanish -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, French -- 18th century.
- In Italian, Latin, and Spanish.
- Collection of documents concerning the Requesens, a family of Spanish origin who lived in Sicily and Naples. Over the centuries, the Requesens remained strong supporters of the Spanish crown, from whom they received numerous privileges and grants. About half of the items contained in the Requesens family papers pertain to these privileges, the most important being the concession of the island of Pantelleria, as well as territories in the areas of Syracuse, Marsala, and Palermo. The Requesens were also in charge of collecting taxes and customs fees in numerous locations of the Kingdom of Naples on behalf of the Spanish crown. Moreover, the Requesens were politically and military active during the Neapolitan Wars in support of the Spanish coalition. This long standing connection with the Spanish crown is emphasized in many documents, including personal and official correspondence, legal and notarial papers, petitions, and accounts. The Requesens also had connections, mostly through marriage, with other southern Italian aristocrats, such as the Naselli, the Morso, the Alliata, the Bonanni, the Fuentes, the Carretto, and the Branciforte. These relationships are chronicled in a small number of documents covering the genealogical history of the family over the centuries. Letters between family members and friends and relatives all over Italy (Sicily, Naples, Genoa, Venice, Milan, and Turin) and France and Spain are also present. 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.
- For additional documents concerning the Requesens family, please see Ms. Codex 1570, Ms. Codex 1571, and Ms. Codex 1574, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
- 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. 54-62).
- Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558.
Charles II, King of Spain, 1661-1700.
Juana, la Loca, Queen of Castile, 1479-1555.
Martin I, King of Aragon, 1356-1410.
Alfonso V, King of Aragon, 1396-1458.
Juan, Prince, son of Ferdinand V, King of Spain and of Isabella I, Queen of Spain, 1478-1497.
Ferdinand V, King of Spain, 1452-1516.
Ferdinand VI, King of Spain, 1713-1759.
María Cristina, Queen, consort of Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, 1806-1878.
Requesens, Giuseppe de'.
Requesens, Giovanni de'.
Requesens, Domenico de'.
Requesens, Giuseppe Antonio de'.
Requesens, Caterina de'.
Requesens, Federico de'.
Requesens, Michele de'.
Zappalà, Carlo Mannino.
- Contained In:
- Villafiorita Ducal Records. Folders 289-324
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