Category: genealogy

Genealogical Oddities (LVI): Polish Child’s Baptism in C18th Jaén

On 25 October 1810 at San Ildefonso Parish in the City of Jaén was baptised Francisca Millana, daughter of “Diego Gascirizu” and his wife Francisca Neimanovna, both stated to be natives of “Calin”, Poland. The godmother was María Francisca Ocáriz (or Utáriz?), Marquise of Navasequilla. Sadly my language skills do not extend to Polish so…

Irish in Spain (VII): An O’Reilly-Dymock Family in C18th Málaga

On 18th November 1725 at Málaga’s church of San Juan Bautista, Gabriel O’Reilly married Elizabeth Dymock. He was born at Troyes (France), the son of Michael O’Reilly and Mary Tallon; she was from “Dunan” (Doonan?), Ireland, the daughter of Francis Dymock and Catherine Quigly. This couple had at least one child; a boy, Miguel Máximo,…

Curiosidades Genealógicas (XLV): Un Pagazaurtundúa vasco casa en La Rioja

El 1 de diciembre de 1837 en Treviana, el notario Joaquín de Belandía escrituró las capitulaciones matrimoniales del Dr. D. José de Pagazaurtundúa con Dª Bárbara Briones. Él era el médico titular en dicha villa riojana, natural de Güeñes en ‘las Encartaciones de Vizcaya’, e hijo de D. Francisco Javier Pagazaurtundúa y de Dª María…

Genealogical Oddities (XLIV): An American Sailor’s C19th Spanish Burial

Juan Huldrich was buried in Málaga on 27 October 1836. Aged 25, unmarried, he was stated to be a native of Boston, and described as ‘Anglo Americano’, so presumably the city in question is that in Massachusetts, not Lincolnshire. He was said to have been a sailor on the frigate ‘General’ and to have died…

Genealogical Oddities (XXXIX): An 18th Century Irish Marriage in Cadiz

On 27 October 1751, at the chapel in Cádiz’ La Carraca arsenal, Diego Conway (ie., James Conway), native of ‘Ross in Ireland’, a son of Paul Conway and Isabel or Elizabeth ‘Flanaly’, married Maria Olfield, a native of Dungarvan in the province of Munster, and the daughter of Thomas Oldfield (or Olfield) and ‘Ana Geraldino’.…

Genealogical Oddities (XXXVIII): A Yorkshire Quaker in 18th Century Cadiz

On 8 November 1757 at Cadiz’ Cathedral, one George Rennolds or Reynolds, about 24 years of age and a native of ‘the city of York in England’, son of ‘Guillermo Rennolds’ and ‘Isabel Yaerel’, was baptised into the Catholic faith, having until then belonged to ‘the quaking sect’, as the record puts it. His Godparent…