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SOME OF THE EARLIEST MARRIAGES AMONG THE PORTUGESE PRESBYTERIANS IN TRINIDAD

From Franklin, C.B. "An 87-year Reminiscence: Flight of the Portuguese from Madeira in 1846." An address delivered at St. Ann's Church of Scotland, Port-of-Spain, 17th September 1933.

In the Marriage Register of Greyfriars Presbyterian Church, Port-of-Spain are the following entries:

 On 2nd December 1846:
Joseph Ferreira
Maria Nunes
Witnesses: Joaquim dos Santos Dias, Manoel de Vasconcellos

 On 3rd December, 1846
John Vieira
Maria de Freitas
Witnesses: Joaquim dos Santos Dias, Manoel Freitas Reiz
Officiant: Rev. Alex. Kennedy (2)

On 12th December, 1846
Joseph De Souza
Antonia De Souza (of Santa Cruz)
Witnesses: Manoel de Vasconcellos, Joaquim dos Santos Dias
Officiant: Rev. George Brodie (1)

On 12th April, 1847
Manoel De Corea
Leonarda De Nobriga
Witnesses: Arsenio Nicós da Silva, José Marques Pereira

On 13th April, 1847
João Ferreira
Carlota Corea
Witnesses: Joaquim dos Santos Dias, Antonio Corea

On 19th April, 1847
Candido D'Abreu
Maria Vieyra (at São José, Orange Grove)
Witnesses: José d'Ornellas Vasconcellos, João Rodriguez Figueira

On 23rd April, 1847
Luiz De Crastus
Caralota de Corea
Witnesses: Arsenio Nicós da Silva, Francisco de Freitas
Officiant: Rev. W.H. Hewitson (4)

On 18th February, 1848
José Baptiste
Antonia Marques
Witnesses: Antonio de Freitas, Manoel de Freitas

On 28th March, 1848
José Ferreira Lomelino
Josefa Nunes
Witnesses: Manoel Pires, Manoel Nunes

On 4th July, 1848
Manoel Pires
Antonia da Gama
Witnesses: Manoel Ferreira Lomelino, Nicalao Tolentino Vieira

On 17th July, 1848
Manoel Ferreira
Antonia Baptiste
Witnesses: João Ferreira, Manoel Ferreira Lomelino
Officiant: Rev. Arsenio Nicos da Silva (4)

On 13th June, 1849
Francisco de Ornellas
Perpetua De Mendonça
Witnesses: Manoel Pires, Antonio Joaquim d'Ornellas

On 26th June, 1849
Ignacio Ferreira
...... (Widow)
Witnesses: Manoel Pires, Antonio Joaquim d'Ornellas

On 27th June, 1849
José Rodriguez
Rita Amelia (Minor)
Witnesses: Manoel Pires, Antonio Joaquim d'Ornellas

On 27th June, 1849
Claudino Alexander
Victorína Fernandes
Witnesses: Manoel Pires, Antonio Joaquim d'Ornellas

On 13th July, 1849
Vincente Silveira
Maria Rosal
Witnesses: Manoel Pires, Emilia Candida

On 14th July, 1849
Joaquim de Silva
Emilia de Gama
Witnesses: José Antonio da Esperança
Officiant: Rev. M.J. Gonsalves (6)


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