Augusto de Athatyde
British Community and Family History
By the first years of the XVth Century, a second son of the most illustrious House of Drummond impelled by his spirit of adventure, left his homeland. He is said to have participated in the "Hundred Years War", on the side of Joan of Arc and Charles VIII of France. Subsequently, he may have been in the service of John I, King of Castille, and afterwards, having moved to Portugal, he can be found, between 1418 and 1430, among the first who colonised the Island of Madeira, immediaely after its discovery. Innumerable descendants exist today in Madeira, Terceira in the Azores and in Brazil.
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