The 1639 inventory of Pašvitinys property

Jonas Drungilas

The inventory made in 1639 for the Pašvitinys property that belonged to the bishop of Žemaitija (Samogitia) is published in the present paper. The publication of the inventory is important for the history of the local community, since for the first time a detailed description of the Pašvitinys property including the estate, the township and the county (13 villages) is presented. Thus, a demographic, social and economic situation of the county is reflected in it. On the other hand, the inventory reveals some peculiarities in the life of North Lithuanian people: brewing, relations with Latvians etc.