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MATAMOROS (João Mancebo Furtado de). Spanish noble and famous warrior who gave origin to the noble Portuguese family of Mata-Mouros or Matamouros. He was natural of the village of  Albacete, in Castile, and came to Portugal in the times of the Phillipin domination, after to have given to its country great and heroic services in the wars of Flandres, in Granada, and the battle of  Lepanto, to the side of D. João of Austria. He entered in the country with the armies of the Duque of Alba and here he was. In 1580 it took preponderant part in the battle of Alcântara against D. António, Prior of the Crato, and knows that, in 20-III-1586 was part of the garrison of the castle, therefore to thus they declare trustworth documents it. Little is known of its life after this date. Filipe II gave blazon to it of weapons in 23-IX-1573. For its children and grandson, the licenciate  António Furtado Matamouros, followed its ancestry in Portugal.

MATAMOUROS (António Furtado). Noble, licenciate in Right, that lived in XVII century, grandson of João Mancebo Furtado de  Matamoros (v.). Was nominated by D. João IV judge of ditches of village of Santarém with ownership taken of House of Porto «in respect to its services, antiquity and satisfaction with that served in other places that occupied, and to be son-in-law of dr. Francisco de Carvalho, of its barton and so old minister and of so good procedure that asks for for it the cited ownership House of Porto with more than represented Its Majesty on this petition». Thus prays the 29-VII-1643 license. The licenciate one had, with effect, married in Lisbon with D. Joana de Carvalho, daughter of the chancellor-mor of the kingdom Francisco de Carvalho, and of its wife, D. Simoa Enriques. Of the marriage it had only one son.

MATAMOUROS (António Salema de Carvalho Aragão). Noble and appeals court judge who lived in XVIII century. It was judge in Recardães and superintendent of tenth of the community of N.ª S.ª da Ajuda and annexes, of 1801 to 1804, noble of the real house. He inherited the opulent house of its brother, José Pedro de Carvalho Castro e Aragão Matamouros who died single and without descent and, in turn, he died in equal circumstances in 27-VII-1812, occurring to it in the house its cousin, D. Luísa Máxima Salema de Carvalho Matamouros.

MATAMOUROS (Caetano de Sousa de Carvalho). Noble of XVIII century, natural of Lisbon. He was knight-noble of the habit of Christ, judge of the scale of the gold in the House of the Currency, administrator of the bonds instituted in 1691 for its uncle- grandmother, D. Maria de Carvalho, son of the chancellor-mor
Francisco de Carvalho and single brother-in-law of Furtado António Matamouros (v.), and of many other bonds and honors of its familiar ones. He was son of João de Sousa Pereira, its predecessor in the
position of judge of the scale of the gold, and of D. Isabel Antónia
de Carvalho, son of Valentim de Carvalho, in turn also son of the
chancellor-mor and brother-in-law of Matamouros. Caetano de Sousa married with D. Brites Maria Furtado of Aragão Coelho, with descent.

MATAMOUROS (José Pedro de Carvalho Castro e Aragão).

Noble of the real house, judge of will be in Alter do Chão, book-keeper and judge of the scale of the gold in the House of the Currency, place this inherited of its father, Caetano de Sousa de Carvalho Matamouros (v.) and of that he was the last proprietor. He was in it provided the 22-VII-1796 and in 24-I-1797 he asked for new provisions, that was granted to it by more six months. Died single, in its house of Lisbon in 8-I-1810 and was its successive heir and its brother, the appeals court judge António Salema de Carvalho Aragão Matamouros (v.). José Pedro Matamouros was representative of all the branches of the Carvalhos Matamouros, congregated in its person and therefore he was opolent gentleman and administrator of all the bonds of the house, of Quinta do Nóbrega, in Alenquer, of prazos da Filigueira, to the Porcalhota, of the one of Fanhões, the one of Carapito, and many goods roughed and alodial, of that it was head Quinta de Lameiros, to the Luz.


* - Editorial Enciclopédia Limitada, Lisboa, 1947

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