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Surnames Silva, da Silva das Fontes or da Silva do Pomar from Calheta District (Canhas, Arco da Calheta, Pinheiro, Pomar)

Surnames Silva, da Silva das Fontes or da Silva do Pomar from Calheta District (Canhas, Arco da Calheta, Pinheiro, Pomar)

Donald Rodrigues (View posts)
Posted: 8 Feb 2005 3:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Silva, da Silva das Fontes, da Silva do Pomar
Looking for information about or descendents of surnames Silva, da Silva das Fontes, or da Silva do Pomar, all in the vicinity of Arco da Calheta, Madeira.

Re: Surnames Silva, da Silva das Fontes or da Silva do Pomar from Calheta District (Canhas, Arco da Calheta, Pinheiro, Pomar)

Edvaldo Francisco da Silva (View posts)
Posted: 11 Feb 2005 8:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sou filho de Antônio Francisco da Silva e neto de Maria do Rosário da Silva

Re: Surnames Silva, da Silva das Fontes or da Silva do Pomar from Calheta District (Canhas, Arco da Calheta, Pinheiro, Pomar)

Ed Camara (View posts)
Posted: 12 Feb 2005 1:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Camara, Rodrigues, Alfonso, Freitas, Gouveia, Marques,and too many more to list!
Our gggrandfather was Jacinto Alfonso da Silva (born 1801 in Santa Cruz).
His father was Manuel Alfonso da Silva (born c1750 in Canico)-married Antonia Nunes de Freitas.
His father was Manuel Alfonso (born c1720 in Canico) who married Vitoriana de Freitas de Vasconcellos.
His father was Domingos da Silva (born c1700 in Calheta) who married Maria de Jesus.
Please let us know if any of these names are familiar.

Re: Surnames Silva, da Silva das Fontes or da Silva do Pomar from Calheta District (Canhas, Arco da Calheta, Pinheiro, Pomar)

Donald Rodrigues (View posts)
Posted: 15 Feb 2005 10:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Silva, da Silva das Fontes or da Silva do Pomar from Calheta District (Canhas, Arco da Calheta, Pinheiro, Pomar)
Thanks for your reply. I regret the people you identify go back before those I've researched. Here's a brief description of what I know:

Joao da Silva do Pomar, born before 1793, probably Canhas
spouse: Joanna de Jesus, born before 1793, probably Canhas

Their children:
Maria de Jesus, married Joze da Silva da Fontes before 1843; also married Antonio Pereira on 20 Nov 1843, Arco da Calheta.

Manoel, married Joanna de Jesus 20 May 1837, Arco da Calheta.

Antonia de Jesus, married Joao Rodrigues Castanho, 10 Oct 1839, Arco da Calheta.

Antonio da Silva das Fontes, married Luiza de Jesus (had child Joao da Silva das Fontes, born before 1842; possibly other children); also married Isabel da Costa, 24 Oct 1839, Arco da Calheta (had child Francisco, born July 1840; possibly other children); also married Maria de Jesus, 20 Feb 1850, Arco da Calheta (had children Joao, born 25 Sep 1862, Arco da Calheta; Caroline-1, born between 1858 and 1863, deceased in childhood); and Caroline-2, born 18 Jun 1864, emigrated from Madeira to the Hawaiian Islands in 1884.

Does any to this sound familiar?

Re: Surnames Silva, da Silva das Fontes or da Silva do Pomar from Calheta District (Canhas, Arco da Calheta, Pinheiro, Pomar)

Cece Camara (View posts)
Posted: 15 Feb 2005 10:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
To answer your question...yes some of your names do look familiar. Unfortunately (or fortunately if you prefer to think of it that way)...every Madeiran name you see looks familiar when you have researched even a little...
As we have researched a lot...its almost impossible to see a name that doesn't look familiar!!
I will check my database when I get home tonight to see if there is anything to any of the familiarity...from experience, I'd suggest you don't hold your breath though :-)

Re: Surnames Silva, da Silva das Fontes or da Silva do Pomar from Calheta District (Canhas, Arco da Calheta, Pinheiro, Pomar)

Donald Rodrigues (View posts)
Posted: 15 Feb 2005 10:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
I regret I don't read or speak Portuguese so communication will be difficult. Can you tell me where your father's family originated? The Silvas I'm looking for seem to be primarily from the Pinheiro district of Arco da Calheta, Madeira. When and where was your father born?

Re: Surnames Silva, da Silva das Fontes or da Silva do Pomar from Calheta District (Canhas, Arco da Calheta, Pinheiro, Pomar)

Posted: 9 Aug 2013 9:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Da Silva & de Jesus
Donald,

Hopefully you still have this e-mail. I am working on my wife line and Joao da Silva do Pomar Junior from Arco da Calheta born 9/25/1862 is her GG grandfather. He died in 1911 + or - and she left for America in 1912 with 4 boys. If this matches up with your line I can send your all current info along with pictures.

Will
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