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This Work, divided into two volumes, is a summary transcription and prepared from documents which comprised file 768 of the General of the Simancas General Archive. This covers the review that Emperor Charles I ordered be carried out on commoners registries, that is, the residents obliged to pay taxes to His Majesty, these being taxes approved by the Court, from which the Nobility and the Church were exempt. This established a village by village examination of the number of commoners and the amount they paid will be recalculated to take into account their number and the wealth of each place and to ensure equal distribution of royalties or the contributions from each village.

Compilation took almost eight years, but the data refer to payments made in the years 1527 and 1528.

Contents of the publication (Files in PDF format)

    Book I. Commoners Census by Carlos I 1528.

    Book II. Commoners Census by Carlos I 1528.

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