S. Giovanni del Capuccio
Community ID
 
610
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Giovanni delli Capucci; ...de Caputio
 
Town
 
Alessandria
 
Diocese
 
Alessandria
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Modern Location
 
surrounded by corso Regina Margherita, via Palestro, via lumelli and via il Tanoro
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Date Founded
 
1189
 
Date Terminated
 
unknown, but the order itself was abolished by Pius V
 
Religious Order
 
Humiliati -- mixed male and female
 
Foundation Information
 

the house was very well provided for at its inception, esp. by the Peri family

 
Notable Heads
 

first master general was master Beltramo, 1246-47.

 
Population Counts
 

early 14th c.: 41 men and 16 women religious, with 6 servants; 19 brothers and 7 sisters from S. Matteo; 15 brothers, 12 sisters and 1 serf of S. Baudolino; 8 brothers from S. Siro

 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

rebellious members of that house received disciplinary letters from Pope Innocent IV in 1246 and from Benedict XI in 1304. In 1338, Benedict XII mentions the house in a general "capitolo"

 
Incorporated Communities
 

S. Michele of Bergoglio (see S. Michele), during the first half of the 14th c.

 
Dependent Communities
 

S. Matteo, S. Siro and S. Baudolino

 
Relative Wealth
 

very wealthy

 
Assets/Property
 

In 1590, the monastery had 8,700 pertiche of land, rented houses and collected a census (head-tax)

 
Manuscript Sources
 

(1) Torino, Archivio di Stato, Sula 13, materie eccl. abb., abbaria S. Giovanni del Capuccio, AlessandriaI, C. XVI-XVII.

(2) Milan, Archivio di Stato, Culto, Chiese comune, Alessandrie, cartella 586.
(3) Milan, Archivio di Stato, I Ordeo Religione, Abazie, Comuni A., cartella 257.

(4) Alessandria, Archivio notarile [?], Filza 282, not. Grassi Giov. Guglidmo.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Casparolo. "Il convente ii S. Giovanni del Capuccio seconde centro importante degli umiliati di Alessandria." __Rivista di Storia Arte Archeologia della Provincia di Alessandria__ XVIII (1909), pp. 121-176.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

In 1246, there was a rebellion against master Beltramo, finally quelled by Innocent IV. Obedience had to be demanded from the monastery once again in 1304 by Benedict XI.

 
Admin. Notes
 

This record is illegible in many places. Please check back later for additions to this entry. --M. Kelleher

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1189
 
Length
 
1665