Manuel Soares de Sousa

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Manuel Soares de Sousa

Immediate Family:

Son of Brás Soares de Sousa and Doroteia de Mello
Husband of Felipa Correa
Father of Joana Correa and Isabel Correa
Brother of Pedro Soares de Sousa; António Soares de Sousa; Maria da Madre de Deus and N de Sousa

Managed by: Beatrice Borges Shafikhani
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About Manuel Soares de Sousa

The wedding information and document was discovered by Rui Faísca Pereira, a member of Azores Islands Genealogy & DNA. He wrote the following post:

“Following a recent discussion on Azores/mainland connections, here is an example of one: Manuel Soares de Sousa, a son of Brás Soares de Sousa, the 5th capitão-donatário of Santa Maria, marries Filipa Correia. Marriage took place on 2 February 1604 in the parish of Caparica, just across the Tagus river from Lisbon. This couple is in the Rodrigo Rodrigues work (page 774), but he probably didn't know about this specific record since he doesn't mention the place/date of marriage, or the wife's parents. (image 17, last record on the right).”

Carl LaPietra 9/27/2020

Rui Faísca Pereira wrote the following information today:

"Yesterday I posted the marriage record of Manuel Soares de Sousa, the son of the 5th capitão-donatário of Santa Maria, to Filipa Correia, which took place in the mainland (parish of Caparica, Almada) on 2 February 1604. This record is not mentioned by Rodrigo Rodrigues when dealing with this family (page 774), but he does state that the couple had two children, Joana (married to Miguel Zuzarte de Azevedo, a high-ranked judge, son of André Velho da Fonseca, another high-ranked judge/lawyer, and Isabel Zuzarte - no issue) and Isabel (married to Bartolomeu Mendes de Abreu).

Here is another glimpse of this family. This is from a set of manuscripts of notary record extracts from Lisbon from 16th-18th centuries that were published in the early 20th century (I believe the actual records are lost). The year is 1634.

Text reads: "Sale of Miguel Juzarte de Azevedo and his wife D. Joana de Sousa, residents of Caparica, of houses in Charneca they inherited from their parents and parents-in-law Manuel Soares de Sousa and D. [should be Filipa] Correia to Marçal Jorge, and warranty to be delivered their sister-in-law and sister D. Isabel de Sousa, single, for whose father's death the tutor was their father the "desembargador" (high-court judge) André Velho da Fonseca."

Traditional genealogies claim that Miguel and Joana are distantly related, since André's surname Velho would be from a branch of the Velho Cabral family that stayed in the mainland. There is documentation confirming that those genealogies got André's parents right, but there is still a gap to bridge between André's mother Perpétua Velho and her supposed 2nd-g-gfather Álvaro Velho Cabral, who is said to have been a brother of Teresa Velho Cabral, ancestor of the Soares de Sousa, and also brother of Azores discoverer Gonçalo Velho Cabral.

Source: "Index das Notas de Vários Tabeliães de Lisboa", volume 2, p. 94

Well, the marriage of Manuel and Filipa in 1604 took place in the "chapel of Isabel Correia Zagalo" (because, well, rich people have their own chapels...), Filipa's mother is named as Isabel Correia, and among the witnesses there is one Zagalo Correia and another Zagalo. My guess is that Isabel Correia Zagalo, owner of the chapel, is Filipa's mother, confusingly mentioned with and without Zagalo in the same record, and so that estate came from Isabel's side."

Carl LaPietra 9/28/2020