Sunday, 31 December 2017

Irish in Spain (X): Some C18th Marriages in the City of Málaga

At Málaga's parish of Santiago on 16 Nov 1733, 'Don Ricardo Colvel' widower of 'Doña María Caliwill' married 'Doña Leonor de Burc' widow of 'Don Patricio Fisomons'. Bride and groom were both residents of the city. [Marriages, Book 12, P. 14]

Also there, on 15 July 1736, Don Daniel Donoban, of 'Ross Carbry', Ireland, Bishopric of Cork, legitimate son of Daniel Donoban and Cathalina Reagan his wife, married Doña María Talbot, legitimate daughter of Guillermo Talbot and Doña Maria Kins Kalagh his wife. The witnesses were Patricio Canisbro, Patricio Ronan and Diego Magdemara. [Marriages, Book 12, P. 61 verso]

These two families intermarried again: at the same parish, on 12 Nov 1742, Don Timotheo Donoban, native of Cork in Ireland, son of the same Daniel and Cathalina, married Doña Cathalina Talbot, a native of Dublin, son of the same Guillermo Talbot and María 'Quinchelli'. The ceremony was performed by Friar Eguardo 'Makena', described as a 'lector jubilado en el Convento de San Agustín'. [Marriages, Book 12, P. 111 verso]

The 'Patricio Ronan' who witnessed the 1736 marriage above, may have been the same man who himself married at Málaga's Cathedral three years previously: on 21 June 1733 Don Patricio Ronan (though the margin reads 'Ronar'), native of 'Dungarbainel' in Ireland, legitimate son of Don Thomas Ronar and Doña Juana Lincon, married Doña Margarita Plunket, resident of Málaga, widow of irishman 'Don Francisco Chamberlan'. The witnesses were Don Timotheo Magdemara and Don Diego Magdemara, residents of Málaga. [Sagrario, Marriages 1729-1752, P. 37]

I'm not going to hazard a guess at the Gaelic spelling of any of these names, but their English renderings may be: Richard Coldwell (or Richard Caldwell?), Mary Caldwell, Eleanor de Burgh, Patrick Fitzsimmons, Daniel Donovan, Catherine Reagan, Mary Talbot, William Talbot, Mary Kinkelly (or Mary Kilkenny?), Timothy Donovan, Catherine Talbot, Patrick Ronan, Thomas Ronan, Joan Lincoln (or Jane Lincoln), Margaret Plunkett, Francis Chamberlain, Timothy Macnamara, James Macnamara. The registers containing the records cited above are to be found in Málaga's excellent Cathedral Archive.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

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 Rueda. The witness was one Guillermo Lovejoy.

I wonder if someone familiar with Hampshire genealogies may be able to connect this man with his English family. He seems to have been the progenitor of the large Huelin family existing still today in Málaga and elsewhere, and as long ago as 1968 I find a Spanish researcher referring to him as William Welling, but have no way of knowing if this is actually the correct English form of his name.

SOURCE: Archive of the Cathedral of Málaga, Cathedral (Sagrario) Marriages 1776-1792, P. 9

Friday, 28 April 2017

Curiosidades Genealógicas (LIV): Rama Espúrea de Tronco Condal

Colegiata de Santa María la MayorMuchas veces en los archivos, algo interesante e inesperado surge cuando estás buscando, entre miles de renglones escritos, otra cosa. Así fue con esta pequeña curiosidad que encontré entre los registros sacramentales de Antequera (Málaga) y que comparto aquí por si pudiera ser de utilidad a algún investigador que al intentar reconstruir su descendencia se topara con la falta de este eslabón.

En la Colegiata de Santa Mayor de Antequera, el 10 de mayo de 1770, fueron bautizados los gemelos Francisco de Paula José María de los Dolores y José Francisco de Paula María de la Soledad, inscritos como hijos de padres no conocidos, siendo sus padrinos Don José Luís Sánchez y Doña María Caballero y Serbantes.

Pues bien, según reza nota marginal al lado de las partidas, éstas fueron enmendadas el 9 de diciembre de 1791 por virtud de mandamiento del Provisor y Vicario General del Obispado de Málaga, reflejándose que los padres fueron el Sr. D. Lope José de Cárdenas y Vargas, Conde de Valdehermoso de Cárdenas, y "cierta mujer soltera".

FUENTE: Archivo Municipal de Antequera, Colegiata de Santa María Bautizados 1765-1777

Friday, 10 February 2017

Genealogical Oddities (LIII): A Somerset Family in early C19th Spain

The church of San Jorge, La Coruña
[photo: Diego Delso,, License CC-BY-SA]
On 13 May 1812 at La Coruña's parish of San Jorge, a boy named Juan Francisco Pedro Regalado Tark was baptised. His parents were named as Jorge Pedro Tark and Isabel Hovié, both natives of the parish of St Mary Magdalene in the English city of Taunton. His paternal grandparents were stated to be Roberto Tark and María Ilman; the maternal grandparents, Guillermo Hovié and Francisca Whitelock.

This couple had at least one more child, baptised at the same church on 18 Nov 1813: Antonio Román Tark, in whose record all the particulars given are essentially the same except that his mother and father are described as natives of 'a suburb of London', and the priest has had some difficulty with the maternal grandmother's name, which he renders as 'Huithiloefi'.

I assume the English names of the adults mentioned above would be: Robert Tark, Mary Ilman, and Frances Whitelock, but I cannot hazard a guess as to what surname was intended by 'Hovié', unless perhaps it was actually a French or Huguenot surname.

SOURCE: Archivo Histórico Diocesano de Santiago de Compostela, Baptisms 1806-1813 of the parish of San Jorge in the city of La Coruña, p. 268 verso; and Baptisms 1813-1818, P. 52.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

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, and María Fitón i Bisiano, deceased.

These names are rendered in Catalan format with phonetic spelling but I assume the persons referred to would have been known as James MacDonnell (or perhaps Jacob MacDonnell?), John Plunkett, and Rose Dillon; and the locality to which it refers is likely Gibbstown, Co. Meath.

SOURCE: Marriages 1717-1741, Tarragona Cathedral, p. 5 verso, at the Arxiu Històric Arxidiocesà de Tarragona.