The possessions of the Hapsburgs in 1303

The possessions of the Hapsburgs in 1303

The Urbar
The Urbar consists of a parchment roll which is 5.58 meters long and 15 to 17 centimeters wide.

In the Alsatian plains around Ensisheim, and in Val de Ville, Fricktal and Aargau are found the holdings of the Hapsburgs. In addition, there are possessions from different sources: donations of the churches as well as donations taken by force or received as indemnity. In 1303 the possessions of the Hapsburgs are the object of a general and precise description. The resulting document, written by Burckard of Frick, is known as the Urbar. The possessions of the Hapsburgs are now divided into bailiwicks (Ämter), administrative districts of varying size. Each of these districts is under the jurisdiction of a Vogt (bailiff) who represents the Duke of Austria. The Vogt oversees the revenues, administers over the law, and is responsible for conscription in time of war. He must account for all these matters to his lord.The Schultheisse, the mayors (Bürgermeister) and all other citizens of each village community are under the direction and control of the Vogts (bailiffs).

The localities cited in the Hapsburg Urbar
The localities cited in the Hapsburg Urbar:1Albrechtstal2 Landsburg/Hohlandsburg3 Ensisheim4 Landser5 Delle 6 Kyburg-Burgdorf7 Freiburg8 Wolhusen9 Engelberg10 Lucerne11 Sempach12 Münster13 Sursee14 Willisau15 Kasteln16 Lenzburg17 Villmergen18 Richensee19 Meienberg20 Habsburg vor dem See21 Urseren22 Zug23 Glarus24 Grüningen25 Kyburg26Winterthur27 Frauenfeld28 Dießenhofen29 Tiengen30 Siegmaringen31 Friedberg32 Sulgen33 Embrach34 Kloten35 Freiamt Affoltern36 Muri37 Baden38 Siggenthal39 Eigen40 Elfingen und Rein41 Bözberg42 Laufenburg43 Säckingen44 Wehr45 Schwarzwald and Waldshut46 Krenkingen
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