Baltasara Martinez de Matos Y Velez-Borrero

1716–8 September 1799 (Age 83)
San Germán, Puerto Rico

The Life of Baltasara

When Baltasara Martinez de Matos Y Velez-Borrero was born in 1716, in San Germán, Puerto Rico, her father, Teniente Gregorio Martinez de Matos, was 48 and her mother, Juana Ortiz Ortega, was 39. She married Jose Juaquin Nazario de Figueroa y de la Seda from 1716 to 1751, in San Germán, Puerto Rico. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 8 September 1799, in her hometown, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Jose Juaquin Nazario de Figueroa y de la Seda
1710–1799
Baltasara Martinez de Matos Y Velez-Borrero
1716–1799
Marriage: from 1716 to 1751
Catalina Josefa Nazario de Figueroa y Martinez de Matos
1725–
don Juan Nazario de Figueroa y Martínez de Matos
1734–1772
Presbitero Joaquin Nazario de Figueroa y Martinez de Matos
1736–1772
Catalina Nazario de Figueroa y Martínez de Matos
1744–1799
Ursula Maria Nazario de Figueroa y Martinez de Matos
1745–1841
Diego Nazario de Figueroa y Martinez de Matos
1752–
Ana María Nazario de Figueroa y Martínez de Matos
1755–
Joaquin Francisco Nazario de Figueroa y Martinez de Matos
1755–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
from 1716 to 1751
San Germán, Puerto Rico
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Teniente Gregorio Martinez de Matos

    Male1668–Male

    Juana Ortiz Ortega

    Female1677–1724Female

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (3)

1736

Age 20

Coffee introduced to Puerto Rico from Hispaniola.
1765

Age 49

Commissioned by Charles III of Spain to investigate contraband activity, Alejandro O'Reilly conducted a census. Puerto Rico's population had reached 44,883, of whom 5,037 were slaves, making an 11. 2 percent, a very low ratio, considered the lowest for the Caribbean.
1797

Age 81

A British armada of 68 vessels and 7,000 men under Scotsman Sir Ralph Abercromby attacked San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Spanish defenses held. A procession of women made up to look like soldiers caused the siege to be called off. An annual parade later commemorated this event.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Martínez): patronymic from the personal name Martin .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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