Sept. 18, 1290

Writ of King Rudolf [Present-day Germany]: “King Rudolf permits the previous Schultheiss* of Frankfurt Heinrich and his heirs, and bestows grace upon the Burgmann* of Rödelheim that they may settle [and keep] six Jews near the castle of Rödelsheim, however, [these 6 Jews] they must not be taken/solicited from the other royal cities; any profits/gains to be realized from these Jews are to be used for the construction/expansion of the castle [In all other aspects, Jews are to have the same rights a those in Frankfurt.]” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the original Latin text both of which can be found in the cited source. *Burgmann (literally: ‘man-of-the-castle’ was a title of nobility.]
Codex diplomaticus mœnofrancofurtanus. Urkundenbuch der Reichsstadt Frankfurt. Herausgegeben von Johann Friedrich Boehmer. Erster Band. 794-1314. Edited by Friedrich Lau. (Book of writs of the Imperial City of Frankfurt. Published by Johann Friedrich Boehmer. Frist volume 794-1314. Edited by Friedrich Lau.); (Frankfurt am Main; 1901); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 7/1/2020