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Table 2
Type and Value of Claims at the Lisbon Misericórdia’s Law Court (1700–1799)
 n%litigated value (thousands ofréis)%
Guardianshipa 54 6.5 2,013 0.3 
Inheritances 78 9.4 14,809 2.4 
Internal issuesb 17 2.0 26,727 4.3 
Loansc 145 17.4 484,626 78.5 
Othersd 23 2.8 19,270 0.3 
Property rights 44 5.3 1,046 0.2 
Rent arrears 473 56.7 86,186 14.0 
Total 834 100 617,334 100 
 n%litigated value (thousands ofréis)%
Guardianshipa 54 6.5 2,013 0.3 
Inheritances 78 9.4 14,809 2.4 
Internal issuesb 17 2.0 26,727 4.3 
Loansc 145 17.4 484,626 78.5 
Othersd 23 2.8 19,270 0.3 
Property rights 44 5.3 1,046 0.2 
Rent arrears 473 56.7 86,186 14.0 
Total 834 100 617,334 100 
a

Lawsuits initiated by the Misericórdia on behalf of foundlings, claiming unpaid salaries.

b

Lawsuits relating to administrative issues, such as money owed to the confraternity when the officials settled their annual accounts.

c

Principal and interest due.

d

Judicial costs and claims of preference.

sources Feitos Findos, Juízo Privativo das Causas da Misericórdia de Lisboa (1700–1799), Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo; Cartório, ahscmlsb.

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