Maria Rafaela Achabal Cobiaga

Female23 May 1827–

Brief Life History of Maria Rafaela

When Maria Rafaela Achabal Cobiaga was christened on 23 May 1827, in Ea, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain, her father, Santiago Achaval Basterechea, was 29 and her mother, Magdalena Cobeaga Zaracondegui, was 31. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Pedro Antonio De Yturbe.

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Pedro Antonio De Yturbe
Maria Rafaela Achabal Cobiaga
Maria Josefa Yturbe Achaval
Pedro Antonio Yturbe Achaval
Jose Vicente Yturbe Achaval

Sources (5)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Maria Rafaela Achabal Cobiaga - Church record: birth-name: Maria Rafaela Achabal Cobiaga
  • Rafaela de Achaval in entry for Pedro Antonio Yturbe Achaval, "Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940"
  • Rafaela de Achaval in entry for Jose Vicente Yturbe Achaval, "Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940"

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World Events (8)


First Carlist War

1833 · First Carlist War

"This was a civil war fought between two groups, the ""Carlists"" and the ""Basques"", who had differing ideas about how succession to the throne should happen and the role of the Spanish monarchy."

1862 · Spain captured Veracruz, Mexico, collecting interest on debts owed

With help from France and Great Britain, Spain captures lands in Mexico, including Veracruz, to collect interest on debts Mexico refuses to pay.

Name Meaning

A name derived from Mapia, one of the Greek forms of Miriam. Maria is found as a male name as well as a female name. Viscount Montague, of Cowdray, Sussex, who succeeded to the title as second viscount, was christened Anthony Maria Browne. In Camden's Remains (p. 44), referred to in Delicie Literarise, occurs Thomas Maria Wingfield; and there was also a Sir Edward Maria Wingfield. The name appears to have been adopted in the latter family from Mary, daughter of Henry VIII. Compare Notes and Queries 5th S. ii. 73, 316, 478. Marie is frequently found as a male name in France and in other parts of the Continent.

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