VESHNYAKOV Andrei Mikhailovich - steward of Peter I

Lot 416
4 0006 000
VESHNYAKOV Andrei Mikhailovich - steward of Peter I List from the census book of the steward Andrei Veshnyakov. 1700s 29, 21 p with text. 19x29 cm. Filigree Dutch handcrafted paper, filigree: Head of a jester, 60-80th. XVII century. (90% of the paper in manuscript); Coat of arms of Amsterdam NC (several blank pages at the end). The binding is leather, smaller than the size of the paper by 0.5 cm, drawstring. On the top cover is a paper label with the name of the book written by hand. Cursive writing, several different handwriting. Foxing, stains on the edges of individual pages, the edges of individual pages repaired by sheets, inscriptions in pencil. The List probably refers to the census books of the estates of the Spaso-Priluki Monastery Orphanages or patrimony Ustyug bishop's house. The list includes information about monastic buildings, church utensils, icons, books, sacristy, dishes, letters, deeds, supplementary and other acts, contributors, peasants and monastic estates, etc. Such statistics are still the most important primary sources for the study of economic and social history, genealogy, historical geography. The service career of A.M. Veshnyakov traced from the end of the 1680's, when he was "Released by the Voivode in the city of Torzhek and received there the relics of the Monk Ephraim under the decree of the great princes and the sister Empress Princess and Grand Duchess Sophia Alekseevna" - the founder and first Archimandrite of Boris and Gleb Monastery in Torzhok (relics were transferred from a stone coffin to a wooden sanctuary, donated by Peter I). From 1695, Veshnyakov carried military service near Azov, and in 1699 was listed as commander in Rostov. The beginning of the Northern War found Veshnyakov near Rugodiv (Narva), apparently, he participated in the “Narva confusion ” of 1700 - a battle lost by the Russian troops. In 1702, by decree of Peter I, Veshnyakov was sent to collect "bread money" (money and supplies for the maintenance of troops) in Ustyug the Great and Sol Vychegodskaya, after which he was ordered to "know" the monastic fiefdoms and patrimonies of the Ustyug bishop's house by the Monastic order. At about the same time, he produced a census of the estates of the Prilutsky monastery in Totem and Solvychegodsk counties. The latest documented information about Veshnyakov dates back to the time of the Landrat census of the Rostov district in 1716 , in which he participated: his Landrat books were presented to the Senate in 1719.