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, was baptised to them at Málaga’s cathedral on 30th May 1728. That record simply describes their origin as ‘of the Irish nation’; it states that they resided in Málaga’s Espartería street and that the infant’s godparent was Friar Prosper Colan, an Augustine monk. Names in these records are given in Spanish and surname spelling is inconsistent, so O’Reyli, O’Reylly, Dymoke; Miguel, María, Isabel, Francisco, Catalina.


SOURCES: Marriages 1722-1733, Church of San Juan Bautista, P. 93 verso; Baptisms 1720-1729, Cathedral (Sagrario), P. 257 verso. Both churches in Málaga, records now at the Málaga Diocesan Archive.