Catarina da Silveira

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Catharina da Silveira

Portuguese: Catarina Da Silveira
Also Known As: "Catarina da Silveira", "van der Haeghen", "de Kersemakere"
Birthplace: Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
Death: Azores, Portugal
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Willem van der Haeghen, Guilherme da Silveira and Margarida de Zabuya
Wife of Cap. mor Jorge Gomes de Ávila
Mother of Diogo Gomes da Silveira; Ana Da da Silveira; Catarina Da da Silveira; João Da da Silveira and Padre Antonio Da da Silveira
Sister of Margarida da Silveira; Jan Da de Kersemakere, João da Silveira, o Velho; Jos Da de Kersemakere, Jorge da Silveira; Luzia da Silveira; Anna da Silveira and 2 others

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About Catarina da Silveira

Catarina da Silveira, casou com o Capitão-Mór Jorge Gomes de Ávila em 1484 na Ilha Graciosa, Açores. Nascido em 1453 na Ilha Graciosa, Açores.


Catarina da Silveira (Wilhelm Van Der Haegan & Margarida da Sabuya) was born ABT 1469 in Bruges, Flanders, Belgium. She married Jorge Gomes d’Ávila on 1484 in Graciosa, Azores. He was born ABT 1453 in Graciosa, Azores.

Children of Catarina /da Silveira/ and Jorge Gomes /d’Ávila include:

  1. Diogo Gomes da Silveiradied 1617.

Note on names

NOTE: Based on research published in 2011, using new primary sources from the archives of Bruges, it is established that the Wikipedia source is incorrect. Thus the text below requires review. In her will, Margarida Zabuya (the second wife of Willem) states his name in Portuguese as "Casmaca" (from the Dutch "de Kersemakere"). In addition, primary trade documents from Bruges show that "Willem de Kersemakere" was the immigrant in the Açores. Willem was previously married to a "van der Haeghen"; all the children from this previous marriage emigrated to the Açores, and there adopted their mother's family name, in line with Portuguese customs at that time. That name "van der Haeghen" became "da Silveira".

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Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
Graciosa, Azores, Portugal
Azores, Portugal