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darkerhorse
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Which Candidate?

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I have two candidates for a Riveli record dated 1811. They have the same first and last names, and live in the same town, but they appear to be unrelated to each other, or at least not closely related to each other.

Candidate 1 was born in 1776 so he’d be 35 years old in 1811. His first child was born in 1807, so by 1811 he had already been married for some years. His father had died in 1797 at about age 50. Candidate 1 had a brother who was 24 years old in 1811 but not recorded in the 1811 Riveli, though this brother was recorded as a property owner in the 1815 Rivel when he would have been age 28. Candidate 1 had two other brothers who weren’t recorded in the 1811 Riveli (or 1815 Riveli); in 1811, one was age 21 and the other was age 19 (who became a priest).

Candidate 2 was born in 1791 so he’d be 20 years old in 1811. His first child was born in 1816, so in 1811 he was likely newly married or soon to be married. His father was alive in 1811, about age 69, and would die seven years later in 1818. I can’t find his father in the 1811 Riveli but he’s recorded in the 1815 Riveli as owning property inherited from his deceased brother who died between 1811 and 1815. All of Candidate 2’s brothers were under age 16 in 1811.

Thoughts?
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Re: Which Candidate?

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The 1811 property included three lands - two described as "gardens" and the other as an enclosure.

The earliest civil records I have for the two candidates are from 1820, some 9 years after the Riveli. In both cases the candidates appeared in person to report a family birth or death. Their (self-reported?) occupations were "colono" or (tenant-) farmer for Candidate 1 and "coltivato di campagna" (farmer) for Candidate 2, both occupations could fit the 1811 property.

Subsequent records for Candidate 1 continue to list him as "colono" until his death in 1823. Staring in 1822 virtually all records for Candidate 2 list his occupation as "pastore" (shepherd) which doesn't fit the property nearly as well. Candidate 2's father and brother also appear to have been shepherds, as were his sons.
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