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Genealogical Oddities (LV): Hampshire Gent in C18th Malaga Spain

Ceiling of Málaga Cathedral. Photo by Matthew Hovious In 1776, “Don Guillermo Ybuelin” of “Southampton in the county of Hampshire, England” son of Don “Mateo Ybuelin” and Doña “Ysabel Sivers” married, at the Sagrario chapel of Málaga city cathedral, Josefa Mandly, a native of Málaga, daughter of Don Mathias Mandly and Doña Isabel Rosa de…

Irish in Spain (IX): Plunkett and Macdonnell, 18th century Tarragona

On 7th July 1717 at the Cathedral in Tarragona, Balthazar Plunkett, 1st Lieutenant in Diego ‘Magdonel”s company of the Vendome Infantry Regiment, a native of Gibstoun in Ireland and the son of ‘Don Joan Plunquet’ deceased and ‘Doña Rosa Plunquet i Dilon’, married Teresa Fitón of Tortosa, the daughter of Dr. Francisco Fitón, deceased physician,…

Genealogical Oddities (LI): An English Gentleman in C17th Galicia

At La Coruña’s parish of Santiago on 10 April 1613, Manuel, son of “Guillermo Salder”, described as an English gentleman, and his wife “Doña _na” was baptised. The godparents’ surnames were abbreviated as “Spta”, and they were stated to be Manuel de “Spta”, Veedor y Contador de la presente de guerra, and his sister Doña…

Genealogical Oddities (XLIX): C19th Anglo-German Military Musician in Galicia

On 5 June 1806 at Ferrol’s parish of San Julián, the chaplain of the Navarra Regiment of Volunteers christened a child Felipe Marcelino, the son of Don Maximilian Chase, musician of said regiment, and Doña Martina Pien. The child’s paternal grandparents were stated as José Chase, native of Germany, and Ana María Ulbrich, from Corcubión…

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,…

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…