initiator: Henricus de Trecis comes pallatinus et Terre Hierusalem domnus
recipient: Commune of Genoa in Tyre
text: May 5 - Dec. 24 1192 or Mar. 27 1193. Acre. Mindful of the magnificent contribution the city of Genoa made to the liberation of the eastern regions, the defence of Tyre and the siege of Acre, and with the consent of his wife domna Ysabella regis Amalrici filia, Henricus Trecensium comes palatinus makes a sealed grant to the Genoese commune of Tyre, represented by Nicholaus Cartofigus and Vgo Lercarius Ianuensium consules. He gives the Genoese a free curia in the city of Tyre, freedom to come and go by sea or land, to buy and sell in the funda of Tyre, but on the following condition. If the Genoese come by sea to Tyre in the kingdom of Jerusalem from the land of the Sarraceni, Barbary [Barbaria] or Egypt, or if they come by sea to Tyre from Constantinople by way of the land of the Sarraceni, or come by land from the territory of the Sarraceni, they will pay dues [consuetudines] on the merchandise they sell, but will be exempted from dues on merchandise they do not sell. They are confirmed in their freedom from prosecution for any crime except homicide, theft and rape, and from imprisonment. Henricus confirms for the Genoese their freedom to use their own weights and measures [cantarii, buzae et modii] in Tyre. He confirms their possession of casale Sancti Georgii, Oraca, a large garden belonging to the queen and small gardens situated under the castelletum and within the city wall near the castellum, and a large mill that belonged to the king; the bath house before the house of Fulco de Falesia, in which both men and women bathe, the oven in the burgus novus with a volta adjacent to it, a macellum with 3 houses, a platea that stretches as far as the house of Habraha piscator, and all the houses in 2 insulae which are in front of the macellum, extending on one side as far as the house of Theobaldus aurifex and on the other to the house of magister Petrus Ianuensis, as contained in the charter from Count Raymond [III] of Tripoli; a third part of the proceeds of the cathena of Tyre, after expenses have been deducted; and the house of Opicio Lumbardus situated over the port of Tyre, which is bounded by the house of Obertus de Sandala, the house of Gandulfus Saonensis, the public way and a private road [via privata], together with all the houses and tenement held by Opicius behind his house and beyond the private road. Witnesses: Balianus de Ybelino; Reginaldus Sydoniensis; Hugo Tiberi[adensis]; Guillelmus frater eius; Galterus Durus: Milo Brebanz; Antelmus de Luca: Bernardus de Templo. The charter was drawn up by domnus Ioscius Tyrensis archiepiscopus regni cancellarius. Authenticated [notarized] by Radulfus.
May 5 - Dec. 24 1192 or Mar. 27 1193. Acre. Mindful of the magnificent contribution the city of Genoa made to the liberation of the eastern regions, the defence of Tyre and the siege of Acre, and with the consent of his wife domna Ysabella regis Amalrici filia, Henricus Trecensium comes palatinus... more
sources: Mayer, UKJ 2:916, 936-40, nos. 541, 570 (RRH no. 707)