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Leon Membrilla Pobre En la Iga Parrochial del Sr Sn Igo Martir de esta Ciud de Alcaraz en siete dias del mes de Julio de mil setecientos sesenta y seis fue sepultado sepultado Leon de edad de once años aviendo recivido los Stos Sacramtos de Penitencia Penitencia eucharistia y extremauncion y no testado por Hijo de familia y Pobre de solemnidad Hijo lexitimo de Miguel Membrilla y Xaviera Sanchez Parrochianos Parrochianos de dha Iga y para que conste lo firme Dn Joseph Marz Image reference: Diocese of Albacete, Alcaraz, San Ignacio, Spain, Catholic Church Records 1504-1979, Defunciones 1766-1802; # 004048504, Digital Image 814 of 981.
  1. Marginal Notes
  2. Record Date Phrase
  3. Priest Phrase
  4. Ceremony Phrase
  5. Child Identification Phrase - Birth Date
  6. Child Identification Phrase - Name
  7. Gender and Legitimacy Phrase
  8. Parents Identification Phrase
  9. Paternal Grandparents Identification Phrase
  10. Maternal Grandparents Identification Phrase
  11. Godparents Identification Phrase
  12. Warning Phrase
  13. ​​Certification Phrase
En la Yg.a Parrochial del S.r S.n 
Ig.o Martir de esta Ciu.d deAlcaraz 
en siete dias del mes de Julio de mil 
setecientos sesenta, y ​seis fue sepulta-
do Leon de edad de once años, aviendo 
recivido los S.tos Sacram.tos de Peniten=
cia eucharisti​​a, y extremauncion, y
no testado por Hijo de familia, y Pobre 
de solemnidad Hijo lexitimo de Miguel 
Membrilla, y Xaviera Sanchez Parro=
chianos de dha Ig.a y para que conste 
lo firme=
              Dn Joseph Marz​
León Membrilla
In the parish church of Mister Saint 
Ignatius Martir of this town of Alcaraz,
on the seventh day of the month of July of [the year] one thousand
seven hundred and sixty-six, was buried
León, of eleven years of age, having
received the Holy Sacraments of Penitence,
Eucharist and extremaunction, and
not [having] testated because he was under parental authority, and for being
extremely poor. Legitimate son of Miguel
Membrilla and Javiera Sánchez, parish-
ioners of the said church. And in witness thereof,
I signed it.
              Don Joseph Martínez
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