Elena de Saa, wife of Jorge Blandón: Pontevedra, 1607
Elena de Saa, wife of Jorge Blandón
This is a fragment of the will of Elena de Saa, a native of Barcelos (kingdom of Portugal). She had married her relative, the merchant Jorge Blandón, in 1590. They were both New Christians, descendants of the Jews converted in Barcelos during the general conversion of 1496. She was the daughter of Diego Pérez and Leonor López. Notably, Elena's sister Isabel de Saa had married Diego Fernández Blandón, Jorge’s father in 1582, evidence of the marital endogamy that was typical of New Christians.
Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
Archivo Histórico Provincial de Pontevedra, Galicia
Archivo Histórico Provincial de Pontevedra, Galicia, Caja 1010, Testamentos, 1603, fols. 69-69v
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