Interesting. I'd still like to know more about the husbands who didn't go
back and what commonly happened to their wives.
Researching: Vila Franca, Ponta Garca, Ribeira Quente, Ribeira das Tainhas,
On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 2:18 PM, Philippe Garnier <
> I have an history.
> Francisco Ferreira Armond went to Brazil at the begining of 1725. His wife
> was godmother in 1728 and 1734 in Ilha Terceira. Later the couple had
> children in Brazil, the first in 1736. Ten years without children.
> At tis time, I Think the divorce didn't exist.
> On Ilha Terceira, the "vox populi" said that Brazil was "the forgetting
> land".Theses cases are very frequent. The husband went to Brazil to have a
> "best way of life". Some went back to Terceira. Some wife joined the
> husband in Brazil. Some are definitively "auzente nas portas do Brazil".
> Philippe Garnier
> Paris - France
> Le lundi 17 octobre 2016 22:21:13 UTC+2, Cheri Mello a écrit :
>> I'm starting the topic of lost husbands in its own thread since Paul's
>> topic was different. However, when Margaret brought the following up, I had
>> Margaret said:
>> <<They are all saying the same thing i.e. husband was away, not missing.
>> The number of years gives the reader an insight at this lady's situation.
>> Unfortunately this happened to many women on the islands with immigrated
>> husbands. Some waited for many years, others didn't. Does this answer your
>> I would say it's a fairly safe bet for the man to leave. Why did he
>> leave? Some of my thoughts would be he left to try to make a better life.
>> One would like to think that he went somewhere with the intent of making
>> money to send back for his wife and children, (assuming he had children
>> already). Suppose he was not successful in making enough money. He's in a
>> new county and she's back in the Azores. It must be very difficult for her,
>> and more so if she had children.
>> Suppose the husband and wife decided that they could not stand each
>> other. I'm sure very few got divorced back then. He could leave and start
>> up a new family in a new country and no one would know.
>> From the couple of ideas I thought of above, the husband could start over
>> and no one would know. He could have a second family! But everyone in the
>> freguesia knew if she had a 2nd family!
>> Does anyone have historical insight as to these situations?
>> Cheri Mello
>> Listowner, Azores-Gen
>> Researching: Vila Franca, Ponta Garca, Ribeira Quente, Ribeira das
>> Tainhas, Achada
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