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From: João Diogo de Menezes e Alarcão de Carvalho Branco <>
Subject: RE: [PORTUGAL-L] Nobreza de Portugal e Espanha
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 07:47:00 +0100
In-Reply-To: <200007241314.GAA18980@web1.sl.net>

Dear Doug

Some informations more :

1- Pinto Basto

O Teodoro Ferreira Pinto Basto, is born 6.1.1805 and he died 11.3.1883 is
gone to Englad to work with his oncle João Ferreira Pinto Basto, and he
represented there the Companhia dos Vinhos do Alto Douro.
He was the first son of José Ferreira Pinto Basto, born. Porto, 16.9.1774
and died Lisboa,23.9.1839, Cavaleiro da Ordem de Cristo em 1803, and some
years latter, 1825, Comendador of the same Order, also Comendador da Ordem
de Nª Srª da Conceição de Vila Viçosa(1819), Fidalgo Cavaleiro da Casa
Real, in 8.2.1826, and Fidalgo da Cota de Armas, in 12.9.1818,( Escudo
partido de Ferreira e Pinto, etc., married with D.Bárbara Inocência
Felicidade Allen, born Viana do Castelo, 16.5.1783, died in Lisboa
19.9.1858, daughter of Duarte Guilherme Allen, British Consul in Viana, and
his wifw D.Joana Josefa Doroteia Felicidade Mazza.
José was son, also the first, of Domingos José Ferreira Pinto(Basto), born
in Abadim, Cabeceiras de Basto, and died Porto in August 1820, who married
in that city at 30.11.1773 with D.Maria do Amor Divino da Costa.
Domingos adopted the name Basto that he increased to Ferreira Pinto because
of the land were he, and his ancestors, borned. This is a phenomenon that
hapened many times, in diferent times, with persons that have born in the
Terras de Basto( Mondim, Celorico e Cabeceiras ).
Domingos was son of Manuel Ferreira Pinto, died in Abadim 22.11.1783,and
Jerónima Alves born Abadim 1698 and died 27.1.1781.
Certanly the book of Carlos Bobone(he is Carlos, not Campus, and is the
author)give some more details about ,because his grand mother was also Pinto
Basto, but i dont have his book here.
I even dont know were Teodoro is born in London, just the names of the
parents of his wife Richard and Jeronima Nicholson.
But now that our good friend and co-lister D.Fernando returned may be he can
saw that informations.

2- Arriaga e Cunha

You are quite right about the azorian roots (Fayal ) of Eduardo's mother.
The parents of Eduardo's mother were de 2nd Condes de Carnide, José Street
de Arriaga e Cunha and D.Maria Teresa VanZeller de Castro Pereira( grand
daughter of Rodrigo Delfim Pereira, the son of the Imperador D.Pedro I of
Brasil and of the Marquesa de Santos, D.Maria Benedita de Castro do Canto e
His grand father, the 1st Count ( and 2nd Viscount) of Carnide, Guilherme
Street de Arriaga e Cunha, married with D.Sofia Ferrari Schindler, was son
of the 1rst Viscount, José Street de Arriaga Brum da Silveira (1805-1885),
married in London in 1833 with D.Joane Caroline Shearman.
And the 1rst Viscount was son of Guilherme Street de Arriaga Brum da
Silveira Cunha, Coronel das Miliícias e Governador do Faial e Pico, e de sua
mulher e prima D.Maria Bárbara Street de Arriaga Mesquita, ambos
descendentes de Guilherme Street casado no Faial em 1745 with D.Bárbara
Naudin de Arriaga.
Certenly you know better then me their ascendency by Arriagas and Streets,
but, as you know, they were not Cunhas. Cunha was the name of a brasilian
aunt who leaves all his fortune to them.Recently Eduardo Arantes e Oliveira
wrote in Armas e Troféus, the Instituto Português de Heráldica's magazine an
interesting article about the Lisboas, of Baía, one of them married with one
uncle of mine, Maurício Carvalho da Cunha, about whom Francisco Doria give
me the contacts in the Arquivo da Baía.

3- Custance an Barbosa de Brito
A data correcta do casamento em S.Pedro de Alcantar do Eduardo Ferreira
Pinto Basto com Lucy Custance is 25 April 1863, but, unfortunately, i dont
have more details about this branch and i just think to go to the Torre do
Tombo next month.

If i know somethig more i will send you and dont be worry about the
João Alarcão

-----Mensagem original-----
De: Doug da Rocha Holmes [mailto:]
Enviada: segunda-feira, 24 de Julho de 2000 16:52
Para: João Diogo de Menezes e Alarcão de Carvalho Branco
Assunto: Re: [PORTUGAL-L] Nobreza de Portugal e Espanha

Caro João Alarcão,

This is a nice surprise! Our list friend, D. Fernando, sent me the chapter
of a book which contains the Ferreira Pinto Basto lineage up to someone
named Teodoro Ferreira Pinto Basto, born in 1805. He is geração 4 in the
list, but no parents are listed, so the book must include the older known
ancestors in the previous chapters. This book is my only source so far about
these maternal branches I have asked about. I can't totally read what
Fernando wrote at the bottom of the first page, but the title of the book
from which this chapter came is called "História da Família Ferreira Pinto
Basto." What was handwritten is "Volume I, Livraria Bizantina de Compus
Bobone" (I think).

I see your friend the actual chefe da família, Eduardo Luís de Arriaga Pinto
Basto, is listed as an airline commander, born in 1944. Since he has the
name Arriaga, he has ancestors from Faial and is closely related to the
first president of Portugal. I had mistakenly thought these were blood
relatives of D. Fernando, when I just glanced at it.

The person who I know is the nephew of your friend, D. João Maria Pinto
Basto Mascarenhas. He is married to my cousin Ana Cristina Ribeiro Rocha
Homem. I have been working from time to time on compiling the information
necessary to make a nice family tree for their two children, Catarina and
João. Of course, it will include my side of the tree as well as the
Mascarenhas and Ferreira Pinto Basto side. But my side is traced back much
further and so I want to balance it out before I send it to them. But since
you know the family, please don't tell them I am doing this. It's a

There are two areas of the tree that I think will be the greatest
challenges. There are some ancestors from England in the 1800s who will
probably not be found, since I have no experience tracing people in England.
Maybe I can get lucky and mention them to someone in England. If you have
the above book about the Ferreira Pinto Basto family, the ones I am talking
about are Lucy CUSTANCE, born 28 Sep 1838, daughter of Thomas PARSONS
CUSTANCE and D. Eugénia Antónia BARBOSA de BRITO. But since Lucy Custance
married to Eduardo FERREIRA PINTO BASTO in São Pedro de Alcântara, Lisboa on
25 ??? 1863 (my copy of the pages is missing some edges and so I can't read
that part of the date), I think it will be easy to know more about the Brito
and Barbosa lines.

Then there is Francisca NICHOLSON, born about 1820 in Norwich, England,
daughter of Richard NICHOLSON and wife Jemima (surname not known yet). Since
Francisca Nicholson married in London (no date listed) to Teodoro FERREIRA
PINTO BASTO, I don't have high hopes to find that marriage. All we can know
is that they probably married before their son Eduardo was born on 6 Março

The other big challenge is the grandmother from España. I am hoping that
since the bisavô is listed as "Don Mariano Mensa" of Saragoça, he might be
in some similar books like we use for Portugal's nobility. I hope someone in
that family has taken an interest in those ancestors and has a good
reference about them. So what you learn from your friends will be great.

Um grande abraço para sua ajuda e gentileza!


>João Alarcão
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Doug da Rocha Holmes <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2000 7:37 AM
>Subject: [PORTUGAL-L] Nobreza de Portugal e Espanha
>> Prezados amigos,
>> Sou interessado em os seguintes:
>> « D. Fernando Luís de Sousa Coutinho Castelo Branco e Meneses, 3º Marquês
>de Borba e 16.º Conde de Redondo, etc. e sua esposa D. Maria José de
>PORTUGAL e CASTRO, herdeira dos ...(falta)... Condes de Vimioso, de juro e
>herdade, e herdeira do título de Conde de Soure ...», avôs maternos de
>Eduardo Luís de Sousa Coutinho Ferreira Pinto Basto, Comendador da Ordem da
>Coroa do Sião (1886-1955).
>> Eu sou também interessado em os seguintes:
>> Don Mariano Mensa de Saragoça, Espanha, e sua esposa D. Madalena Melis de
>Maiorca, avôs maternos de D. Maria Madalena da CUNHA SOTTO MAYOR
>> José Lino da CUNHA SOTTO MAYOR de S. Nicolau de Lebução (Valpalços), e
>esposa D. Ana Lúcia GARCEZ PALHA, avôs paternos da mesma senhora, acima.
>> Se qualquer conhecer-se onde e quando estes pessoas estiveram batizados e
>morridos, e os nomes de seus pais e avôs, eu seria grato.

>> Atenciosamente,
>> Doug

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