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Abraham de Lima, Baptised in Amsterdam, Circa 1800

Abraham de Lima, Baptised in Amsterdam, Circa 1800

Posted: 21 Mar 2013 9:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lima
My 4th great grandfather, Abraham de Lima, immigrated to the Island of Puerto Rico in 1830. In his request to the Spanish government to immigrate, he stated that he was baptised in the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Amsterdam. The baptism would have happened in about 1800. Unfortunately, I cannot read or speak Dutch. I was wondering if anyone has ever seen this name in an Amsterdam Roman Catholic church record or index? How would this name be written in Dutch?

Many thanks for your time and help.
David

Re: Abraham de Lima, Baptised in Amsterdam, Circa 1800

Posted: 21 Mar 2013 11:07PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
I do not find any RC person named de Lima in Amsterdam. Most of them are jews from Portugal and Spain. A few are dutch reformed. See
http://stadsarchief.amsterdam.nl/archieven/archiefbank/index... for the saved registrations. Abraham suggests jewish origin.
There were no bishops in Holland in that time and Amsterdam never had a cathedral. An index to the original books with baptizms, marriages and burials in Amsterdam is on http://genver.nl/nh/dtb0363d.htm

There are no censuses of Amsterdam saved from before 1850

Re: Abraham de Lima, Baptised in Amsterdam, Circa 1800

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 12:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
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