Dated 11 November 1859 at 4 PM in Triggiano Presenting the child to the official was Marialuigi Lattanzio, daughter of Michele, age 40, a spinner residing in Triggiano. She declared that the child was born to Madia Balzante, "proietta" [this means the mother was a foundling], and to a "father unknown". It would appear that the declarant was concerned that the life of the newborn was in danger, so the child was baptized FIRST. He was given the name Antonio, natural born son of (Proietta) Madia Balzante. Left column indicates that he was baptized in the parish that same day.
On the second page, bottom left, is the notation of Antonio's marriage on 29 October 1881, to Serafina DiFronzo, daughter of Michele.
I think when they write in two registers, they mean two copies of the same register. Of these copies, one was then sent to the local Court, and the other was kept at the Commune itself or sent to the National Archives (Archivi di Stato)
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PippoM wrote:I think when they write in two registers, they mean two copies of the same register. Of these copies, one was then sent to the local Court, and the other was kept at the Commune itself or sent to the National Archives (Archivi di Stato)
The last name is off Balzano instead of Balzante. Her age would be 24 at Antonio's birth... really would have been helpful if they would have had her age on his birth record!
WOW... some find!
This COULD be the Madia Balzante you are looking for... Let's take a look at the record
The name given here is MADIA BALSANO, not Balzano. The name Balzano IS found in the town of Triggiano, and so it would NOT have been given to a proietta. [the surnames Balsano and Balzante do NOT exist in the town]
Record #149 Dated 19 August 1835 at noon at the town office in Triggiano Appearing before the official is Carmela Fiore, daughter of Luigi, age 50, spinner, residing in Triggiano; to present a female child born to parents unknown, and discovered by the declarant at 5 last night behind the place where she lives at Strada Capusso(?). The child had no "signs" or "writing" with her [sometimes a mother would leave something with the child to help indentify the child for her if/when she was able to claim it at a later date). After examining the condition of the child, the official gave her into the care of wetnurse Francesca Moccia to raise. The child was given the name MADIA BALSANO. Witnesses to the record: Vito Castanza of deceased Michele, age 30, broker/agent; and D. Nicola Caretta, 31, of Francesco, a priest.