initiator: Henry, rex Cipri
recipient: Commune of Genoa
text: Jun. 10, Famagusta. With the agreement of his liegemen [homines ligii] in full court and appreciative of the assistance given to him by the Genoese, Henry, Dei gratia rex Cypri, records under seal that he gives the commune of Genoa, represented by Ingo Ferrarius and Guillelmus de Orto, consules et vicecomites Ianuensium in Syria, the right to have a court, consulate and viscounty in the kingdom of Cyprus, with full jurisdiction over Genoese according to their customs, except in the cases of treason, homicide and rape [raptus]. He gives the Genoese the right to trade throughout the kingdom of Cyprus, coming going and sailing without the payment of dues [tholoneum seu vectigal, drictura, dacita], except that for anything assessed by weight they should pay the servants of the crown 1 denarius for every 10 modii of wine, wheat, barley, vegetables and 1 denarius for every 1 quintarium of other things. He gives a casale called Dispoire in the territory of Limassol with all its male and female rustici. He gives houses in Nicosia that had belonged to Silvester, adjoining the public way and public watecourse [flumen publicum], behind which are on one side the field of Raimundus de Furno and on the other the house of Bertramus de Vitri, where the consules and vicecomites of the Genoese are temporarily residing. He gives a bath house in Nicosia, before the houses that belonged to the late Revaildine Seissons. He gives the houses in Limassol that once belonged to Uguytius de Calcinaria with a tower on the sea shore, separated from the houses by a public way; they adjoin the public way and a prison [domus convitii]. He gives houses in Famagusta that once beonged to Reinaldus Anconitanus, situated between the public way and the sea, with on one side a road going to the sea and on the other houses. He gives houses in Paphos, in the place called Carine. In each of these locations the consules may construct an oven for the use of the Genoese. He promises security to the Genoese, who will owe no servitium. Witnesses: Ioannes de Ybelino dominus B[er]itensis; Iohannes, dominus Cesariensis; Iohannes de Ybelino iunior; Ansaldus de Biya; Iohannes de Antiochia; Guillelmus vicecomes; Iohannes Delmort; Balduinus de Morf; Poncardus; Guillelmus Reimundi; Bertrandus de Balma; Paulus Philipus Lebel; Reimundus de Furno; Guilielmus de Mongisard. The charter was drawn up by Bonivasallus de Aldo regni Cypri cancellarius.
Jun. 10, Famagusta. With the agreement of his liegemen [homines ligii] in full court and appreciative of the assistance given to him by the Genoese, Henry, Dei gratia rex Cypri, records under seal that he gives the commune of Genoa, represented by Ingo Ferrarius and Guillelmus de Orto, consules et... more
sources: Rovere and Puncuh, Liber Iurium 1/2:179-83, no. 351 (RRH no. 1037)