Sebastião Fernandes da Costa

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Sebastião Fernandes da Costa (Seia, Santa Marinha, December 17, 1842[1] – August 27, 1889) was a Portuguese lawyer and politician.

His parents were Manuel da Costa (b. Seia, Santa Marinha,[2] – c. 1887), a small landowner who was remembered by his grandson as carrying his hoe at the end of the day, and wife Clara de Jesus (b. in Oliveira do Hospital, Lagares,[3] –).

He was a Bachelor graduated in Law by the University of Coimbra and became a lawyer. He became the Conservator of the Predial Registration and Mayor of Seia, and also Judge of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sacrament of Seia.

He had three children who were exposed at birth at the wheel of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia (Holy House of Mercy) of Seia and registered as children of unknown parents. Their mother was Ana Augusta Pereira (Oliveira do Hospital, Lagos da Beira, February 10, 1838[4]Lisbon, Rua Duque de Palmela, at her son Afonso's home, May 23, 1915), daughter of Tiago Ferrão (Oliveira do Hospital, Meruge, Nogueirinha, August 1, 1804[5] – died a victim as a consequence of the persecutions of the malefactor João Brandão) and wife Maria Pereira (Oliveira do Hospital, Lagos da Beira, September 1, 1809[6] –), a widow woman weaver at Gouveia precouciously[clarification needed] blind. Later he and their mother recognized them and they married at Seia, Seia on April 13, 1885. Their children were:

  • Artur Augusto da Costa, born at Seia, Santa Marinha, on February 13, 1868, recognized by his father on April 13, 1881 and by his mother on October 25, 1884
  • Maria Augusta da Costa, born at Seia, Santa Marinha, on February 25, 1870 and died in 1884, posthumously recognized by her father on April 13, 1881 and by her mother on October 25, 1884
  • Afonso Augusto da Costa, born Afonso Maria de Ligório at Seia, Santa Marinha, March 6, 1871, recognized by his father on April 13, 1881 and by his mother on October 25, 1884

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baptised in Seia, Santa Marinha, on December 26, 1842.
  2. ^ Baptised in Seia, Santa Marinha, September 26, 1804
  3. ^ baptised in Oliveira do Hospital, Lagares, March 22, 1808
  4. ^ Baptised in Oliveira do Hospital, Lagos da Beira, on February 26, 1838.
  5. ^ Baptised in Oliveira do Hospital, Meruge, Nogueirinha, on August 8, 1804.
  6. ^ Baptised in Oliveira do Hospital, Lagos da Beira, on September 18, 1909.
  • Fotobiografias do Século XX, Photobiography of Afonso Costa, Círculo de Leitores.