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SALAMANCA LOPEZ, Manuel. Procedural and documentary analysis of "mayordomo de propios" during the reign of Ferdinand VI. Investig. bibl [online]. 2011, vol.25, n.54, pp.159-181. ISSN 2448-8321.

The "mayordomos" were responsible for the financial management of the Municipal Council, overseeing the accounting for income and expenditure. With regard to Madrid, we have news of your existence in the chapter CXXII of the "Fuero", although it will be in the 15th century, when it consolidated as office of unipersonal nature, appointed on an annual basis. In the second half of the 16th century, the office will be divided into two, the "mayordomo de los propios" of the Council and the "mayordomo del pósito". During the reign of Ferdinand VI, his nomination be made according to the custom, although, at times, as is our case, there were alterations in its genesis. In that line, we will analyze the vicissitudes occurred during the election of Antonio of Bengoa, translated into the analysis of the procedure and documentation generated during their processing.

Keywords : Ferdinand VI; mayordomo de propios; Antonio de Bengoa; appointment; documentation.

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