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Lafranchi Family History, Part C-I

April 2016
A fire destroyed most Coglio parish records on January 24, 1745. Father Giovanni Battista Pozzi selectively reconstructed the baptism and marriage records in that year from other records and the testimony of parishioners. As such the majority of the information about Coglio before 1745 is from that reconstruction, except for a few records from the neighboring parish of Giumaglio. Death records are not available for Coglio until 1888 so deaths throughout are estimated.
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Parish records, from which most of this information comes, is primarily written in Latin, while civil records are primarily written in Italian. Names that have only been observed in Latin but have either been converted to Italian or left in Latin are rendered in italics.

 

 

 

Giovanni Antonio LAFRANCHI (II)2 (1685->1712)Top

C1. Giovanni Antonio Lafranchi (II)2 March 2016was born on April 15, 1685, in Coglio, Ticino, Switzerland. His godparents were Martino Lafranchi (perhaps Martino (II)) and Maria Del Notaro.[Bap 1685] Antonio married Giovanna Angelica Pozzi2 of the neighboring town of Giumaglio on June 6, 1701, at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Giumaglio.[Mar 1701] They had six children:

C11. Giovanni Antonio Lafranchi (III)3 20 Dec 1704 (> 1739) (> 26)
C12. Giovanni Battista Lafranchi 4 Jun 1707 (> 1747) (> 39)
C13. Maria Lafranchi 16 Apr 1711 --  -- 
C14. Giovanni Antonio Maria Lafranchi (10) Nov 1712 --  -- 
C15. Giovanni Maria Lafranchi 10 Mar 1713 --  -- 
C16. Antonio Maria Lafranchi 20 Jan 1715 --  -- 

Witnesses to Antonio and Angelica's marriage were Giovanni Giacomo Guglielmetti of Coglio and Giacomo Mirenini of Giumaglio.[Mar 1701]

Antonio and Angelica chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Giovanni Antonio (III)3: Giacomo Tomaso Pozzi, Angelica's elder brother, and Mrs. Maria Catterina Caneverini[Bap 1704];
  2. Battista: Giovanni Battista Lafranchi and Mrs. Maria (Gasparini) Pozzi, wife of Angelica's elder brother Giacomo Tomaso (above)[Bap 1707A,B];
  3. Maria: Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi and his wife Domenica (Tomasini)[Bap 1711];
  4. Giovanni Antonio Maria: Giovanni Del Notaro and Mrs. Domenica (Tomasini) Pozzi, above[Bap 1712];
  5. Giovanni Maria: Antonio Caneverini and Apollonia Lafranchi[Bap 1713]; and
  6. Antonio Maria: Giovanni Antonio Lafranchi and Mrs. Catterina Caneverini.[Bap 1715]
Sources
  • Bap 1685: 15 Apr 1685 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1701: 6 Jun 1701 Marriage, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1704: 20 Dec 1704 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1707A: 4 Jun 1707 Baptism, Sancto Mario Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1707B: 4 Jun 1707 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1711: 16 Apr 1711 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1712: 11 Nov 1712 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1713: 10 Mar 1713 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1715: 20 Jan 1715 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland