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To:azores@googlegroups.com From:rcapodc@redshift.com Subject:Re: [AZORES-Genealogy] Norte Grande - impressions Date:Sun, 19 Feb 2012 13:48:48 -0800
 

Joao

Thanks for the info on Norte Grande. It's so interesting to have found
these insites in just Church records. Of course most of my people are from
Santo Antoine!

Rosemarie >

After finishing the genealogy of Norte Grande, there are some impressions
> of the village that I would like to share with the list.
>
> There are two independent communities: Norte Grande and Santo Antnio. It
> is like two different villages, who share a common church. The richer
> people live in Norte Grande, while the poor live in Santo Antnio. People
> from one place don't usually marry someone from the other.
>
> I also found a single mother refered to as: prostitute.
>
>
> The number of slaves is not significant, but there are two brothers,
> former slaves, that became free and one of them has descendants until
> today.
>
>
> There is an important remark on a single mother: the child was born in
> Calheta and the grandfather took the baby to be baptized in Norte Grande
> (middle of the 1600's) to avoid public shame, because he was related to
> the important families of Calheta. Again social status playing an
> important role in the community.
>
> Joo Ventura
> Terceira
>
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