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Genealogy of the Steinhauser family

Reference code
Genealogy of the Steinhauser family
c. 1603-1663
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. vi + 183.
Leather binding, brown, gilt-tooled, lacks clasps; on the front cover 'Der Stainhauserischen Stambuch 1320'. Modern black slipcase. Armorial bookplate (of Wölckern auf Kalchreuth, of Bavaria and Wurtemberg), fol. ii. Note, German, fol. iii (by a member of the Wölckern family), suggesting that the Steinhauser family of Krennberg, Lower Austria, might be descendants. '104', and other annotations, fol. vi. Franks bookplate, fol. v.
Scope and content
Genealogical records of the Steinhauser family of Amberg, Bavaria, from 1320-1605, with coloured arms throughout; 1607 (cf. fol. 15). German. Introduction (fols. 1-13), dated 24 Nov. 1603, followed by a full- page coloured achievement of the Steinhauser family (fol. 15), in an architectural frame, with the initials 'D.R. 1607'; at the top the title 'GENEALOGIA'. Admonition conc. the genealogy, with quotations from Proverbs and the Psalms, fols. 16r,v. Index of male members of the Steinhauser family, fols. 17-20, followed by indexes of marriages of sons, fols. 21-3, and marriage alliances of daughters, fols. 24-6. Main contents begin, fol. 28, with a statement on the earliest records of the family from 1320, followed (fols. 28v-30) by an account of Gottfridt I, with his arms and seal, and continuing with his successors to 1605. Later MS annotations of family events to 1663 (fol. 122). Red crayon drawing of the head of a youth, fol. 151. fols. 151v-83 blank.
Archival history
Exhibited by Sir A. W. Franks, 11 Jan. 1894 (see MSS/0365).