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

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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 was one Juan Bautista Lostaud, and the witness Friar Maurice Hogan, a Franciscan and the chaplain of the Ultonia Regiment of Infantry.

George’s father’s name, in English, was presumably William Reynolds and his mother’s Christian name would have been Elizabeth, but I cannot guess what ‘Yaerel’ was intended to be. Perhaps a researcher familiar with York families or Quaker records will know of which tree George was a far-flung branch.

SOURCE: Cadiz Cathedral Archive, Spain, Baptisms, Vol. 59, Page 105