Testament of Marianus Puccipti with Bequests Related to Nascent Community of Sant'Anna in Foligno


The first known record of the monastery of Sant'Anna in Foligno among the notarial sources appears to be the testament of Marianus "quondam Puccipti Mactioli Gerardoni de Gerardonibus," a merchant (mecator) or banker from Foligno associated with the firm known as "Societas Contrastangha." The will is dated August 12, 1394.

In it Marianus makes three monetary bequests related to Sant' Anna, though the name Sant'Anna is never used. The first bequest is for the monastery called "delle contesse o vero de frate Pauluccio" (monastery of the countesses or also of brother Pauluccio [Trinci])and is to go either for the expenses of the monastery or for their church. The second bequest is for the "new monastery"; which scholars understand to be a reference to the fabric that will receive the name "Sant'Anna." The third bequest is for "the place of Margaritura."

Mario Sensi published part of Marianus's will in his appendix to "Documenti per la Beata Angelina." The initial notarial formulas are in Latin' the bequests appear in Italian vernacular.


Foligno 1394 August 12. Testament. Actum Fulginei in sotietate contrastanghe* in domo habitationis infrascripti Mariani Puccipti* presentibus magistro in Sacra Theologia fr. Federico Frecce de Fulgineo, fr. Paulo Anthonii de Narnea ordinis fr. S. Dominici, fr. Marcho Niccholai de Castilglono aretino, fr. iohanne Luce de Montefalcone ordinis fr. Montis Oliveto, fr. Felitiano Gualterilli et fr. Niccholao Angeli de Fugineo ordinis S. Augustini et fr. Anthonio Filippi de [March]isellis et fr. Andrutio Falcutii de Montefalcone, ordinis fr. Minorum, testibus* Virtuosus vir Marianus qn. Puccipti Mactioli Gerardoni de Gerardonibus de Fulgineo et sotietate Contrastanghe, mecator [sic], infirmus (makes his testament, making, among others, the following bequests). Item lasso allo monastero delle contesse o vero de fratra Pauluccio .L. livere de denari li quali sieno spesi in utile de ipso monastero o 'na chiesia de ipso monastero la unqua melglo parra alli infrascritti mei fedecomessari. Item lasso allo monastero novo .XXV. livere de denari li quali sieno spisi nello utile de ipso monastero o 'na chiesia de ipso monastero la unqua parrà alli infrascritti comessari. Item lasso allo locho de Margaritura .XXV livere de denari li quali sieno spisi nello utile de ipso locho l'onqua parra alli infrascritti mei fedecomessarri. Foligno, sez. di Archivio di Stato, Notarile I/C Rinaldo di Cagno di Simone (1364; 1394), frammenti, cc. lss (N.B. asterisks stand for ellipses in the notarial protocol)