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RE: [S-R] Re: Urbaria et Conscriptions

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  • Janet Kozlay
    Serfs were not slaves. Their persons were not owned, only their labor. They could not, for instance, be bought and sold. For much of the feudal period,
    Message 1 of 7 , Dec 8, 2005
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      Serfs were not slaves. Their persons were not "owned," only their labor.
      They could not, for instance, be bought and sold. For much of the feudal
      period, especially in early times, they were tied to the land and were not
      permitted to leave it without permission of the landowner. If the landowner
      sold his land, the serfs went with it. Since one of the perquisites of the
      nobility was that they were not taxed, the tax burden fell on the serfs.
      That is why the census recorded how large their property was, and at least
      later, what buildings were on their property, what animals they owned, etc.

      Janet


      -----Original Message-----
      From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Carl Kotlarchik
      Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 7:44 PM
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [S-R] Re: Urbaria et Conscriptions

      So, what does the word "jobbagy" mean in these records? Were serfs
      taxable property? Do these records index people as taxable
      property?

      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Tarkulich"
      <bill.tarkulich@i...> wrote:
      >
      > "Urbaria et Consription" = Feudal Property Census
      >
      > - a listing of all taxable property in the kingdom. These Census
      were
      > done with great regularity. It is not intended to be a population
      census,
      > though it does contain some aspects thereof - heads of household,
      names of
      > property owners.
      > Many of these records are available online (in Latin of course)
      via Arcanum.
      >
      > See
      > http://www.iabsi.com/gen/public/Census_Arcanum.htm
      > and
      > http://www.centroconsult.sk/genealogy/census.html
      >
      > Regards,
      > Bill Tarkulich
      >
      > On Thu, December 8, 2005 2:59 pm, Carl Kotlarchik said:
      > > Does anyone know what the "Urbaria et Consription" records are?
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > > Carl Kotlarchik
      > >
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