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Author:

 

Peter Booker


Report:

 

44


Page:

 

117


Year:

 

2017



Excerpt:

 

Henrique Hawker Gamage Williams died at five months and was buried in the Chapel of Santa Ana in Tavira. The author seeks to investigate how it was that a child of Protestant parents could be buried in a Catholic church as this was unheard of. He concludes that there were three possible explanations: (1) the boy was baptised Catholic when it became clear he was close to death; (2) his father, Colonel Edmund Keyton Williams (illustrated) may have used his power to insist that the burial took place, and (3) that the position  his father held as Knight of the Portuguese Military Order of the Tower and the Sword gave him the right to have his son buried in a Portuguese Chapel.

 

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