initiator: Marsilius Georgius [Marsilio Zorzi] bajulus in Syria Venetorum
text: Before Aug.  Acre. Marsilius Ieorgius [Marsilius Zorzi], baiulus in Syria, lists Venetian properties [other than in or near Tyre], especially those in Acre. (I). He lists in the city of Acre. (1) In ruga furni: a stacio next to the house of Pandulfus, which returns each year in rent 24 besants; another stacio next door, returning 25 besants; 2 houses on the second level [in solario], returning respectively 20 and 42 besants; 2 small houses, one being next to the oven, returning respectively 7 and 10 besants; an oven, returning 150 besants. (2) Below the palatium in which the baiulus resides: 1 tabula at the head of the palacium, returning 13 besants; 5 habitationes in the solarium medium at the head of the palacium, 4 of which return 18 besants and one 17 and a half besants; a habitatio which is now vacant but which when occupied returns 16 besants; 6 staciones below the palacium, one of which returns 160 besants, 4 return 180 besants, and one returns 154 besants. (3) Between the palacium and the church of St Mark: 4 stationes, returning respectively, 184, 121, 100 and 115 besants, and a house on the way to the curia of the baiulus, which is only rented to merchants who come from Venice. When a garavana is in Acre, it is rented for 12 besants a month. (4) The tabulae or bancae situated around the logia. The first, which is next to the church door in the direction of the house where the baiulus resides, returns 25 besants and 18 karacta. The second, which is small, returns 12 besants. Of the other 6, 3 return 25 besants and 3 return respectively 18, 34 and 41 besants. (5) Below the great palatium of the fonticum, overlooking the road and square [campus], 16 stationes, of which one is situated towards the logia, another is called the statio de la Cocorda and a third is vacant. Of the 15 occupied stationes, 2 return 61 besants, 2 return 50 besants, 2 return 45 besants, one returns 35, one returns 33, one returns 60, one returns 55, one returns 45, and 4 return 40. (6) Within and below the great palacium of the fonticum. A statio, next to the logia, which is reserved for the use of the baiulus and his goods. A second statio, which is large, returns 7 besants a month when there is a garavana at Acre. A small camera in which resides Iohannes Gastaldio plazarius comunis; this is under another camera, where the plebanus lives and is treated as part of his stipend, which also consists of 36 besants and a suit of clothes each Christmas; 13 other camerae, one of which is small: 11 of these each return 3 besants a month and one 14 besants a year. A closed street within the fonticum which returns 3 besants a month. (7) On the first floor [in solario de medio] of the great palacium of the fonticum. 11 houses, 9 of which are leased on monthly terms when the caravana comes to Acre: 4 for 6 besants a month, one for 8, one for 10, one for 13, one for 14, one for 15. Of the two houses not rented, one [already mentioned] is shared by the plebanus and by Iohannes Gastaldus; the other - a small one - is the residence of one of the priests. (8) On the first floor of the upper part of the palacium, towards [the church of] St Demetrius. 4 houses, which are rented when the caravana comes to Acre, one for 4 besants a month and 3 for 5; and 6 camerae - 2 large and 4 small - the large being rented for 5 besants a month and the small for 3. 5 habitationes and 1 camera, used a stable when the caravana comes, next to St Demetrius. 4 of these, one being next to a cistern and another above the stable, are rented for 8, 12, 16 and 30 besants a year. The fifth is rented pro caravana at 8 besants [presumably at a monthly rate]. (9) A house in the fonticum, containing 11 camerae on lower and upper floors. It belongs to domina Pavia, whose ancestors have held it from the commune of Venice for a long time. She pays an annual rent to [the church of] St Mark of 7 besants. (10) A house in the fonticum and near the church containing the following: 2 habitationes, one being next to the stairs of the great palacium, returning respectively 9 and 22 besants a year; 2 camerae, used to store wood, lime and stone; a house, occupied by Buraffas plazarius, as part of his stipend, which also includes 36 besants and a suit of clothes presented every Christmas; 5 other habitationes, large and small, one being on the sea next to the tower and another by the stairs of the great palacium. 2 return 36 besants a year; the others 7, 12 and 16 besants respectively. (11) A tower next to the church and by the sea, containing a habitatio above and a camera below, rented respectively for 14 and 7 besants a month when the caravana comes; and in the basement [volta] there is a prison. (12) A house belonging to the commune on the other side of the road from the great palatium of the fonticum, bounded on the west by alms-houses [domus de helimosina]. It contains 3 stationes, one being rented for 20 besants a year and 2 for 43 besants, together with a habitatio above, which is rented for 20 besants. (13) A house recovered by the commune and shared with Pandulfus, out of which has been created 2 stationes, each returning 55 besants, and a habitatio above, returning 38 besants. (14) A house of the commune of Venice, overlooking its square [campus], in which are 2 stationes, each returning 70 besants, with 3 habitationes above, returning 20, 22 and 24 besants respectively. A machomaria, converted into sections and rented for 60 and c.36 besants. A house, bounded on the north by the house of Petrus Vasannus, with a statio below, rented for 30 besants, and 2 habitationes above, rented for 16 and 36 besants. A house, bought for the commune by Marsilius Ieorgius himself for 1200 besants, which is opposite the logia of the church of St Mark. It is shared with Balduinus de la Tregla and Nicolaos de Misina, the son of the late Leonardus Villanus. It contains a large statio and a small statio, with a habitatio above. The commune’s half share of the rents comes to 40, 30 and 12 besants respectively. There are 3 bance below the house. The half share of the rents returns in 2 cases 4  besants and in one 8 besants. (II). Marsilius lists infringements of the Venetians’ rights by the crown and its representatives in the kingdom of Jerusalem. (1) The crown demands the tax of terciaria from all Venetians who transport any people in their ships or vessels, when according to their privileges they should only be charged on pilgrims departing from the country. The government refuses to give the compensation agreed of 300 besants from the fonticum of Tyre. On the other hand, during the time Marsilius has held office, no Venetian has paid terciaria. (2) If any Venetian goes to Damascus or any Muslim land and buys merchandise, he has to pay in sales-tax in Acre of 8.33 [8 besants and 8 karacta] per cent and an exit tax of 4.16 [4 besants and 4 karacta] per cent should he wish to export to Venice, although he can resort to bribing an official [paciscatur cum illo, qui est super hoc pro rege]. (3) If any vessel sailing from Venice unloads in Tyre or any other city, and the merchants wish to transport their goods [merces] overland to Acre, they must pay 9.33 per cent [9 besants and a third]. (4) If any Venetian merchant should go to Damascus or any Muslim city and wishes to carry merchandise with him out of Acre, he must pay 1 karactum for every besant of the estimated worth of the merchandise. (5) The sale of slaves and horses brought into Acre attract a tax of 1 besant each. This has always been resisted by the Venetians, sometimes successfully. (III). Marsilius draws attention to the Venetian claims to a church and street [ruga] in Jerusalem and all the cities of the kingdom. He refers particularly to Ascalon, of which Venice claims a third. In that territory there are 72 casalia, with at least 200 families residing.
Before Aug.  Acre. Marsilius Ieorgius [Marsilius Zorzi], baiulus in Syria, lists Venetian properties [other than in or near Tyre], especially those in Acre. (I). He lists in the city of Acre. (1) In ruga furni: a stacio next to the house of Pandulfus, which returns each year in rent 24 besants... more
sources: Marsilio Zorzi, pp. 172-81 (RRH no. 1116)