TYPE: Documents (Loose)
COMPONENTS: 15 pages
CONDITION: The document is in very good condition since the ink used on paper during middle 16th century is called "ferrogallic" and as the name goes, as time passes by it corrupts the paper, being a heavy ink, but this document only has a few letters less than half a dozen of such letters which have disappeared and in no way prevents a good reading of the sentences.
NOTES: I have finished the transcription into paper and did some more research into the family and have identified Afonso Lopes Bulhaco as the 7th grandson (grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-son) of Pedro Martins de Bulhão, who lived in Lisbon in early 13th century, brother of Fernando Bulhão, who later was pronnounced "Saint" by the Roman Catholic Church, as "Santo António":
REFERENCE EXTERNAL LINKS: Sebastian of Portugal

On the origins of Sebastianism

Lineage

Quinta do Bulhaco - a story of the family and their properties in Vila Franca de Xira.

Santo António

Santo António

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Portuguese Royal Judicial Sentence

DATE
Year: 1563
Decade: 1560s
Century: 16th (1501-1600)

A judicial sentence pronounced in Lisbon, on the 25th of January, 1563, with signed not by the king but by Simão Gonçalves, the judge appointed by the king to settle these disputes and in whom the king bestowed the capacity to sign royal sentences bearing the king’s name, as this one.

It is a complaint by Afonso Lopes Bulhaco that a gentlewoman, D. Helena de Castro, who had a plot of land confining with Bulhaco’s lands at Parreira (Alhandra) had ordered the wall which divided the two plots to be destroyed and raised some yards ahead in the terrain of Bulhaco.

Afonso Lopes Bulhaco was the 7th grandson (grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-son) of Pedro Martins de Bulhão, who lived in Lisbon in early 13th century, brother of Fernando Bulhão, who later was pronounced a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, as Santo António.

The King is the famous D. Sebastião who went to Northern Africa to fight the Moroccan king and died in the field of battle in 1578. In 1562-1563 the parliament had been summoned by the king in Lisbon and proxies from all over the country came to hear the king asking them some million to finance the Empire Overseas and the king’s personal agenda. As the body of the king was never produced, several false to-be-kings appeared throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, and to this day legend enfolds this “messianic” king which is said (prophesized) to come in a foggy morning.

According to scholar Daniel Strum, “It’s a real estate dispute. The defendant tore down a wall and took over plaintiff‘s land.”

ARTISTS
Name: Simão Gonçalves
Type: Author