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Martim Vasques da Cunha, "o Velho", 4º senhor de Tábua

Also Known As: "4º senhor do morgado de Tábua"
Birthplace: Tábua, Coimbra, Portugal
Death: 1305 (65-75)
Tábua, Coimbra, Portugal
Immediate Family:

Son of Vasco Lourenço da Cunha, 2º senhor do morgado de Tábua and Teresa Pires Portel
Husband of Joana Rodrigues de Nomães
Father of Teresa Martins da Cunha; Gómez Vázquez de Acuña; Beatriz Vázquez de Acuña; Rui Martins de Nomães and Vasco Martins da Cunha, "o Seco", 5º senhor de Tábua
Brother of Inês Vasques da Cunha; Sancha Vázquez de Acuña; Esteban Vázquez de Acuña; Abril Pérez and Teresa Vasques freira em Arouca

Occupation: 4to Senhor de Tábua, Knight
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About Martim Vasques da Cunha, "o Velho", 4º senhor de Tábua

Martim Vasques da Cunha, "o Velho", 4º senhor de Tábua

  • MARTIM VASQUES DA CUNHA son of D. vasco Lourenço da Cunha N 5 was Alcaide Mor de Cerolico de Basto at the time of King D. Dinis who left for the way that Count D. Pedro ttº 55 fl 190 says (see what he says from this Martim Vasques Count D. Pedro pages 312 N 9). He was 3rd Mr. do Morgado da Taboa, and from the lands of Pinheiro, Angeja and Bemposta.
  • MARTIM was the 4th lord of the morgado of Tábua, having been born c. 1235. Mayor of Castelo de Linhares da Beira. In the reign of D. Dinis, he was chief mayor of the Castle of Celorico de Basto. Lord of Pombeiro, Angeja and Bemposta. He participated in the Battle of Trancoso in 1385, won by the Portuguese, against King D. João I of Castile. He married D. Joana Rodrigues de Nomães, daughter of D. Rodrigo Martins de Nomães and Beatriz Anes Redondo.
  • Nobiliário de Famílias de Portugal - Tomo X - Cunhas - Página 144
  • Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors & Cousins


Married: D. Joana Rodrigues de Nomaes, daughter of Rodrigo Martins de Nomaes, and his wife D. Brites Annes daughter of João Pires Redondo.


  • Vasco Martins da Cunha Birth: circa 1260 in Portugal and died in : 1325 in Coimbra, Portugal. Married Senhorinha Fernandes Chancinho, widow of Ruy Gonçalves Bifardel (son of Gonçalo Viegas de Portocarrero, Alfeirão , and Sancha Peres da Veiga ), daughter of Fernão Gonçalves Chancinho and Mayor Affonso de Cambra.
  • Rui Martins da Cunha,
  • D. Senhorinha Fernandes Chacina s.g.,
  • D. Beatriz or Brites, married Fernão Martins Teixeira at Teixeiras ttº = Conde D. Pedro fl 215 N 26
  • D. Teresa Martins, married Gonçalo Fernandes Canchino son of Fernão Gonçalves Chancino, and his wife D. Mayor da Camera c.g. at Count D. Pedro fl. 285 N 3

(NFP, Gayo, CUNHAS § 1 N 6).

Martim Vasques da Cunha, by Wikipedia

Martim Vasques da Cunha was a nobleman of the Kingdom of Portugal and the 4th Senhor Morgado de Tábua and the 6th Senhor de Tabua .

He served as Alcaide-mor of the Castle of Linhares da Beira and the reign of King Dinis of Castle Celorico da Beira . In addition to these mayors, there were the landlords of Pombeiro , Angeja and Bemposta .

At the time of the Battle of Trancoso, which took place at the beginning of June in the year 1385 , between Portuguese and Castilian forces . the King D. João I of Castela who had invaded Portugal returned to Castela , Gonçalo Vasques Coutinho , the Alcaide-Major of the Castle of Trancoso , the forces of the Al-Moride of the Castle of Linhares , Martim Vasques da Cunha and the of the Mayor of Castelo da Celorico da Beira , João Fernandes Pacheco who fought at the Chapel of São Marcos de Trancoso , in Trancoso. Portugal won the dispute and thus recovered its possessions and freed the captives.

In the 1386 campaign in the service of D. João I , after taking Almeida , this host was divided into three and he followed his command. But, as the next target was the encirclement of the village of Coria , already in Castilian territory, so it became to regroup. And as the practical result was null for the besieging forces, they ended up withdrawing to Penamacor , ending that campaign there.

He was the son of Vasco Lourenço da Cunha ( 1210 -?), 2nd lord of Morgado de Tábua and D. Teresa Pires Portel (c. 1210 - 1291 ) Daughter of D. Pedro Pires de Portel or D. Pedro Pires Fernandes de Portel or D. Pedro Pires of Portugal and D. Froile Rodrigues de Pereira.

He married Joana Rodrigues de Nomães ( 1240 -?) Daughter of D. Rodrigo Martins de Nomães and Beatriz Anes Redondo, of whom he had:

  • Vasco Martins da Cunha ( 1260 -?), 5th lord of Morgado de Tábua married to Senhorinha Fernandes de Chacim, daughter of Fernão Gonçalves Chancino.
  • Rui Martins de Nomães [ 4 ] (1305 -?) Married to Senhorinha Rodrigues de Bifardel or Senhorinha Portocarreiro Bifardel, daughter of Rui Gonçalves Bifardel [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] and Senhorinha Fernandes de Chacim;
  • Senhorinha Fernandes de Chacim;
  • Brites da Cunha married to Fernão Martins Teixeira ;
  • Teresa Martins da Cunha ( 1280 -?) Married to Fernão Gonçalves de Chacim.



  • Linhagens Medievais Portuguesas - 3 vols - vol. 2 - pg. 370
  • Nobiliário das Famílias de Portugal - vol. IV - pg. 144 (Cunhas)
  • José Augusto de Sotto Mayor Pizarro , Portuguese Medieval Lineages - 3 vols, Modern University, 1st Edition, Porto, 1999. vol. 2-pg. 370.
  • Manuel José da Costa Felgueiras Gaio , Furniture of Families of Portugal, Carvalhos de Basto, 2nd Edition, Braga, 1989. vol. IV-pg. 144 (Wedges).
  • Estevão Vasques Filipe The journey of a warrior in the end of the Three Hundreds, by Miguel Gomes Martins, in Cadernos do Arquivo Municipal, nº 5, Lisbon, p. 24.
  • Santo Tirso Monastery, from 978 to 1588. The silhouette of an entity
  • Manuel José da Costa Felgueiras Gaio , Furniture of Families of Portugal , Carvalhos de Basto, 2nd Edition, Braga, 1989. vol. III-pg. 171 and 409 (Chancinhos) and vol. IV-pg. 144 (Wedges).
  • José Augusto de Sotto Mayor Pizarro , Portuguese Medieval Lineages, Porto, 1997 . In the 3 vols of the Edition of Universidade Moderna, Porto, 1999, vol. 2-pg. 372. -
  • José Augusto P. De Sotto Mayor Pizarro, The Patrons of the Monastery of Grijó, Porto, 1987
  • List of Lords of Tábua
  • List of lords of Celorico da Beira -
  • List of lords of Morgado da Tábua .