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1786. Carta de Jaime Montaña, capellán, para Agustín de Almarza, presbístero y secretario.

Author(s) Jaime Montaña      
Addressee(s) Agustín de Almarza      
In English

Letter from Jaime Montaña, a chaplain, to Agustín de Almarza, a presbyter and a secretary.

Jaime Montaña informs Agustín de Almarza of the whereabouts of Inés´ husband and parents.

In 1785 Lorenzo José Fernández de León contacted the bishop of Barcelona by letter for him to find out about several points contained in certain testamentary document received from an anonymous testator from Caracas. The wish of the aforementioned testator was to leave part of his inheritance to Gertrudis Crespo, a widow resident in Barcelona; and to a girl named Inés who had been given to a foundlings´ hospital of Barcelona in the 1750s. Despite the fact that the information they had was not much, several parish priests from Barcelona and their neighbours provided the information they had regarding the foundling. The connexion between Inés and Isidro, the farmer who fostered the girl, was the most difficult to determine. It was possible to connect the abandoned girl named María Inés with Baudilio Ollé. By stringing the pieces of information, it was deduced that the biological parents were Juan Ventura and Eulalia Puigventós and that Inés had married to a man named Juan Padró. The information was sent to Caracas, however, it remains unknown if the testator´s will was fulfilled.

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Muy Sr mio: Respondiendo a la d VS con fecha d 16 del presente digo: q la Niña llamada Ynes, qe se crio en casa de Baudilio Olle esta casada con Joan Padro, que viven en la Parra d St Vicente del Hors; se tiene por cierto, que dicha Niña es hija de Joan Ventura, que vive en Pallaja sufraganea d dicha Parra; y de Eularia Puigventos, que fue casada con Bartholomeu Mones de la expresada sufraganea, la que fallecio habra dos años

Si algo mas se le ofreciere; estoy promto para servirle; como rogar a Dios ge su vida ms as Viladecans 21 d Enero d 1786

B L M d VS su mas atento servidor y cappellan Jayme Montaña curado d Viladecans M Sr Sr Dr Dn Agustin d Almarza



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