Pürschitz (Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic)

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Pürschitz (now Prštice), an estate near Selowitz in Mora­via (coordinates: 49° 7′ 11″ N, 16° 27′ 47″ E), which Burian Zabka of Limberg in 1563 sold to Albrecht von Boskowitz and Cernáhora. The lat­ter maintained friendly relations with the Anabaptists, had them build for him an ornamental car­riage and lay the water pipes in his house in Brno in 1569, and also had them help in building his Wostitz (Wastitz) castle. Their Vorsteher he ad­dressed in a letter as “Brother Bastl, good friend.” In 1571 he turned the estate over to his brother John Schembera von Boskowitz, who sold it to­gether with Wostitz and Urspitz to Franz, Count of Thurn. The fate of the Brethren in the Wostitz Bruderhof under him and under his son John Jacob, who married the Countess Magdalene Serenyi, is recorded at length in the chronicle.


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Author(s) Paul Dedic
Date Published 1959

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