First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 033

Date:   1539, September 3.  [Seville] Spain
Theme: Catalina Fernández, a black freedwoman residing in Seville, obtained the license to travel to Santo Domingo in La Española with her daughter Francisca de Castilla, apparently a freed person as well.
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles, Archivo General de Indias, CONTRATACION, 5536,L.5, F.197R

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