1222: Wigand was a witness for a document that gave in fief
the parish of Lupnits and all its possessions to the Frauensee
Convent from the Abbot of Hersfeld.
1222: Kraynberg castle: The Abbot of Hersfeld testifies that
his Marscalcus Wigand sold his property in Lindenau (presumably
a village in the county of Rotenburg), fief of Hersfeld, to
the Frauensee Convent (near Eisenach).
1224: Feb 18, Kraynberg castle: In Act 17, the Abbot Ludwig
of Hersfeld agreed that the Propst Eckehard von Aue could purchase
from Marschall Wigand von Beenhausen 10% of the Ruchersfeld
estate and give this purchase as a gift to the church in Aue.
It is not clear whether Wigand was a free man or a ministerial
of the Hersfeld monastery. Sometimes a free man would become
a ministerial because he has been given a “Lehen”.
But it seems Wigand had more property than a ministerial would
have at that time. Futhermore, there is no reference to Wigand
as a ministerial in any of the existing documents whereas many
other persons are so individually identified. J.D.
Kraynberg castle is now in ruins not far from the Werra river.