Dec. 21, 1336

“Official Announcement” of Raugrave* Henry (Heinrich) and his son Philip [Present-day Germany]: “We, Raugrave Henry, lord of New-Bamberg, and Phillip (Phylips), our son […] announce publicly with this letter, that we have sold our castle and the adjacent village Imsweiler to the nobleman Count John of Sponheim[-Starkenburg] […] and we also agree that we should not permit more than four Jewish households to settle in Imsweiler, […] except with the mutual consent of both parties. […]” [Researcher’s note: The Raugraves were an influential German noble family in the Middle Ages.]
Regesten des Archivs der Grafen von Sponheim 1, Nr. 656, S. 403. (“Regesta of the Archives of the Counts of Sponheim 1, Nr. 656, p. 403”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/27/2017