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About Francisco Barreto
I- CAPITÃO FRANCISCO BARRETO, póstumo. Filho de Francisco Barreto, do § 1 n.o II. Batizado em 25 de dezembro de 1594 em Cabeço de Vide (fls. 229), filho de Francisco Barreto, que Deus haja, e de Brites Pinto. Foi seu padrinho Gracia Rodrigues de Moura. Passou para a vila de São Paulo, onde já se encontrava em 1622. Casou-se em janeiro de 1633 em São Paulo (Sé, fls. 2v) com MARIA BORGES DE CERQUEIRA, irmã inteira de Lucrécia Leme, do § 1 n.o III. 26 No assento de casamento, Francisco Barreto cita filiação e naturalidade; seus pais já eram falecidos.
, from Cabeço de Vide, Portugal, the son of Francisco Barreto from Cabeço de Vide and Brites Pinto from Lisbon, the paternal grandson of Gaspar Dias and Anna Barreto from Cabeço de Vide and the maternal grandson of a merchant named João Luis from Montforte and Mecia Pinto from Lisbon. He was a descendant of both new Christians (Jewish descent) and old Christians, and for this reason a family member was investigated by the Inquisition of Évora for practicing crypto-Judaism. Francisco and his brothers, João and Gaspar, were merchants involved in the Atlantic trade between America, Europe and Africa (Angola). His brother Gaspar Barreto left in his will an impressive fortune for the 17th century. Many of the main colonial families in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other regions had outstanding debt with Gaspar. Francisco is also found in many wills receiving payments of debt owed to him and his brothers. Gaspar died a practicing Catholic and chose as his final resting place the main church of São Paulo (today a Cathedral), where he was buried in the habit of the order of Our Lady of Monte Carmel. Gaspar, like his brother, also married a member of the Borges de Cerqueira family. Francisco was appointed heir of his brother João Barreto. In 1649, Francisco and Gaspar's sister, Mecia Pinta, was persecuted by the inquisition in Portugal. Mecia was accused of practicing Judaism. (Arquivo da Torre do Tombo, Tribunal do Santo Ofício, Inquisição de Évora, proc. 6488 p. 30)
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