Francisca Pelagio was born 1873 in Banate, Iloilo, Spanish East Indies to Pedro Pelagio and Concepcion Villaruel . He married Aquilino Brillantes in Banate, Iloilo, Philippines, Spanish East Indies.

Documents of Genealogical Importance[edit | edit source]

The data regarding the birth and death of Francisca Pelagio y Villaruel has not yet been found. But her remains are buried in Brillantes-Madrid Mausoleum in the Roman Catholic Cemetery of Banate, Iloilo in the Philippines, together with that of her son Francisco Brillantes y Pelagio, daughter Circuncision Vilaruel née Brillantes y Pelagio, and descendants through Francisco and Josefina Madrid y Balderas.

Marriage register in the Canonical Book of the Parish of St. John the Baptist in Banate, Iloilo, Philippines (dated 7 January 1923) showing the records of matrimony of Josefina Madrid (daughter of Marcelo Madrid y Alguevar andMaria Balderas y Baviera) and Francisco Brillantes (son of Aquilino Brillantes y Juanico and Francisca Pelagio).

1. The extant documents recording the existence of Francisca Pelagio are the registry of marriages of her children with Aquilino Brillantes y Juanico in the Canonical Books (from year 1910 to 1935) of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish in Banate, Iloilo in the Philippines. In these records, her name appears together with that of her husband. At least the matrimonial records of their children listed below, are still legible in these documents:

  • Agrifina Brillantes y Pelagio, m. Quintin Vargas, on 10 July 1910, at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Banate, Iloilo.
  • Francisco Brillantes (1892-1981), m. Josefina Madrid (1902-1976), on 7 January 1923, at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Banate, Iloilo.
  • Circuncision Brillantes y Pelagio, m. Eliseo Villaruel, on 12 January 1930, at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Banate, Iloilo.
  • Ananias Brillantes y Pelagio, m. Felisa ---
  • Aniceta Brillantes y Pelagio, m. Salustiano Deriada
  • Marta Brillantes y Pelagio, m. Eugenio Espinosa, on 24 April 1937, at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Banate, Iloilo.

Burial Registry of Toribio Pelagio, brother of Francisca Palagio, indicating the names of their parents Pedro Pelagio and Concepcion Villaruel.

2. The burial record of Toribio Pelagio, Francisca's brother, which is registered in the Canonical Books of the Roman Catholic Parish in Banate, dated 30 December 1928, identifies Pedro Palagio and Concepcion Villaruel as their parents.

Service to the Catholic Faithful[edit | edit source]

Little is known about Francisca Pelagio. However, oral tradition coming from narratives of her descendants recalls her service to the Catholic faithful in Banate as the person called for to pray with the dying, in order to assist them in professing faith in salvation through Jesus Christ. She was known in the local community as Tagapa-Hesus.

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

Notes:

  • Marriage Registry Roman Catholic Parish of St. John the Baptist in Banate, Iloilo, Philippines (1910 -1935). Couple: Francisco Brillantes y Pelagio and Josefina Madrid y Balderas. Date: 7 January 1923.
  • Marriage Registry Roman Catholic Parish of St. John the Baptist in Banate, Iloilo, Philippines (1910 -1935). Couple: Agrifina Brillantes y Pelagio and Quintin Vargas. Date: 10 July 1910.
  • Marriage Registry Roman Catholic Parish of St. John the Baptist in Banate, Iloilo, Philippines (1910 -1935). Couple: Circuncision Brillantes y Pelagio and Eliseo Villaruel. Date: 12 January 1930.
  • Marriage Registry Roman Catholic Parish of St. John the Baptist in Banate, Iloilo, Philippines (1910 -1935). Couple: Marta Brillantes y Pelagio and Eugenio Espinosa. Date: 24 April 1937.
  • Death Certificate of Francisco Brillantes y Pelagio issued by the Municipality of Banate, Iloilo, Philippines, N. 51 (E-81).
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