Venetian Consuls in England

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1864

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'Venetian Consuls in England', Calendar of State Papers Relating to English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 1: 1202-1509 (1864), pp. CXXX-CXXXI. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=94079 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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TABLE No. 3.

Venetian Consuls in England.

Consul's Name.Date of Employment.Documentary evidence of the Appointment.
Andrea de Molino (Vice Consul)1410Missive from the Senate to Antonio Bembo. Misti Senato, vol. 48, p. 142.
Hugh Rys (Venetian Consul at Sandwich) probably a British subject.1427Parchment broadside certificate, in the Venice Archives.
Andrea Cornaro1440Senate's Registers “Sea,” vol. 2, p. 107.
Marco Barbarigo1448–49 February 15” ” ” vol. 3. p. 99.
Bertuccio Contarini1456–1460 ” ” ” vol. 5. p. 167.
” ” ” vol. 6, p. 42.
” ” ” p. 163.
Bernardo Giustinian1463–64 ” ” ” vol. 7, p. 150.
Marco da Ca da Pesaro1468 ” ” ” vol. 9, p. 13.
Paulo Tiepolo1471–72 ” ” ” vol. 9, p. 125.
Perrigo de Priuli1480 ” ” ” vol. 11, p. 89.
Alvise Contarini1481–82 ” ” ” vol. 11, p. 128.
Pietro Trevisan1487 March 8 ” ” ” vol. 12, p. 107.
Piero Contarini1490 March 11Deliberazioni Senato, vol. 34, p. 59.
Lorenzo Pisani1492 December 14Senate's Registers, “Sea,” vol. 13, p. 103.
Almorò Griti1494–95Senate's Registers, “Sea,” vol. 14, p. 82–90.
Nicolò Giustinian1495 April 3Senate's Registers, “Sea,” vol. 14, p. 57.
Piero Contarini1495Senate's Registers, “Sea,” vol. 14, p. 82.
Almorò Pisani1496Marin Sanuto's Diaries, passim.
Thomaso Oure (Consul at Hampton) probably a British subject.1498 April 18Senate's Registers, “Sea,” vol. 14, p. 60.
Andrea Bragadin1499Marin Sanuto's Diaries, vol. 2, p. 612.
Piero Tlepolo1501Senate's Registers, “Sea,” vol. 15, p. 160.
Andrea Bragadin1502 ” ” ” ”
Nicolò Giustinian1503–4Deliberazioni Senato vol. 39, p.153, 27 January 150–4.
Pietro Tiepolo1507Maria Sanuto's Diaries, vol. 7, p. 190.
Lorenzo Giustinian1509Marin Sanuto's Diaries, vol. 8. p. 16, and p. 23.
Lorenzo Pasqualigo1510 until March ” ” ” vol. 9, p. 393.
Ferigo Morosini1510 April 13 ” ” ” vol. 10, p. 241.
Lorenro Pasqualigo1512 March ” ” ” vol. 14, p. 187.
Hieronymo Molin1532 ” ” ” Date 6 April 1532.
—Erizzo1533 ” ” ” Date 16 June 1533.
Gio. Da Ca Da Pesaro1568Original letter from Queen Elizabeth in the Venice Archives, date Oatlands, 29 June 1570.

The foregoing list, imperfect as it is, has been formed with much difficulty. As the elections were annual, the missing names must be very numerous, unless we suppose the same persons were frequently re-elected. All those in my list, except Rys and Oure, had their residence in London; and often seem to be styled indifferently consuls or vice-consuls.

The only documentary evidence hitherto discovered by me to prove the re-election of any consul in. the 14th and 15th centuries relates to Piero Contarini, who held that post in London in March 1490, and the same name occurs in the same office in 1495–96.

In November 1457 the Senate confirmed the election of Bertuccio Contarini for an indefinite period, in order that he might wind up the accounts of the factory, and on the 28th March 1460 the Senate, on finding he had not completed his task, directs that his successor should be elected within the space of one month, for the usual term “per unum annum.”

In Queen Elizabeth's time, Giovanni Pesaro retained the consulate without question for many years.