Cercetător ştiinţific III dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor”, Craiova;
Original from the locality Filiaşi, the Filişanu boyars are attested for the first time in the 16th century, when the documents mentioned a certain Neagu Mogoş vornic. Owning a wide landed property, the Filişanu family could join other families with an old and far off origin as boyars, probably before the foundation of the feudal state Walachia. The existence of their estate is proved by a great number of testaments and many others documents in which are specified the frontiers (hotărnicii) that have remained as a testimony along the time.
The socmen from the estates that belonged to Pera Opran had numerous obligations to him. They needed to work the corvée and to sharecrop, as there had been stipulated in the Law of Caragea and the Organic Regulation. These farming services could be different from one area to another, from one locality to another, or one estate to another.
The numerous estates from the property of Flişanu family, and the great number of socmen that worked on them, demonstrate the important economic role that he played in the Romanian society.
the exploitation, the estates, the socmen, the corvée, Filişanu family.