Book 7: Baptisms (1835-1846) / Livro nº 7 Batizados 1835 - 1846

The volume holds baptismal records from 1833 to 1846 of children and adults (from Angola) who were free, enslaved, or freed upon baptism, considered white, black, "semi-white", "cabra", "parda", and "crioula". Children were recorded as legitimate or illegitimate. Parents were enslaved and freed and lived in Mulungu, Santa Rita, Malhada da Roça, Coxixola, Balansa, Mato Grosso, Simão Lopes, São José, Boa Vista, Santo Antonio, Amparo, Cabeça do Boi, and elsewhere. The volume also contains baptismal records for children who were abandoned at private houses and baptisms of children who were at the brink of death. Parents were free, freed, and captive. Some parents held titles of Sargeant Major, Captain Major, and Colonel. Baptisms took place at the main church, in the Capela de São Thomé, in the Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Mata do Raimundo (branch of the main church), in the Capela do Congo, in the Capela Caraúba, in the Capela São Pedro (Freguesia da Ingazeira do Pajaú), at the Fazenda Cabeça de Boi, at the Fazenda Mulungu, at the Fazenda Olho D’ágoa da Pedra, at the Fazenda Santa Clara, at the Fazenda Pilões, and elsewhere. Sacraments were administered by the Vicar José Gomes Pequeno, by the Chaplain Jeronimo do Patrocínio de São Jozé and by Father Manoel Ignacio de Lima. Signed by the Vicar José Gomes Pequeno.

Extent and format of original material: 1 handwritten volume with 411 folios including the cover and inside cover . Bound, damaged document. Has a leather cover. Folios are numbered up to 406.

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