Jan. 20, 1698

“Ordinance” issued by the Fürst*/Bishop Johann Hugo von Orsbeck [Present-day Germany; Prince-Bishopric of Speyer]: “It is prohibited to lease or sell houses to Jews which are located near a church or church ground. And Jews who have already purchased such a home are to vacate these, or to exchange or sell them.” [Researcher’s note: Fürst relates to the word “first” and was a title of nobility given to princes or (Arch-)Bishops in charge of a Stift.]
Remling, Franz Xaver: Geschichte der Bischöfe zu Speyer. Zweiter Band; (History of the Bishops of Speyer. Second volume.); (Mainz; 1854); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 4/27/2020