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Maarten Janssen, 2014-
|Author(s)||Bartolomé de Toledo Ramírez de Arellano|
|Addressee(s)||Alonso de Puga y Parcero|
Letter from Bartolomé de Toledo Ramírez de Arellano, marquis of Gelo, to Fray Alonso de Puga y Parcero.
The author informs Fray Alonso of the difficulties he is going through due to certain debts and of the help he has had to face them; he hopes the addressee can also offer him some relief.
Around 1709, the Royal Justice Palace of Seville intervened in the case of the marquise of Gelo´s sharing of goods. Following this case other problems regarding the estate and inheriting of Gelo lied ahead. The Gelo estate comprised lands, olive trees plantations, windmills and other properties. First of all, the marquis of Gelo had to face the seizure of these properties due to the debts owed to the Crown after being granted with the title in 1701. Likewise, the marquesses´ son-in-law, Hermenegildo Hurtado de Mendoza, married to Catalina Ramírez de Arellano, was affected by the seizure and sued his father-in-law for some leases carried out in the estate. Hermenegildo Hurtado de Mendoza considered that thanks to his intervening the aforementioned leases were not so ruinous. As the trial took place, the family´s correspondence regarding the hacienda´s details was provided to the proceeding documentation. The trial is incomplete.
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