The coat of arms is included in the “Documentos e información de la calidad de D Alonso Igualada y Ríos Enríquez de Toledo, regidor decano del Ilmo. Ayuntamiento de esta ciudad, y de Da Isabel Negro Espejo de la Calle y Calvo su mujer”, dated 1799 in Vélez-Málaga. Noble families, or those who lived nobly, used to flaunt these elements of prestige in their houses, as well as in their arms and clothing, in fact, in the interrogations carried out on neighbours to verify their nobility, questions were usually asked about coats of arms and jewels, the use of horses, the service of servants and preferential seats in the church, symbols of a high social status. The Igualadas formed part of the municipal council, and this employment in local government also meant access to social and economic relations that marked their pre-eminence in the city.
Project: 5. Power and powers in the history of Europe: oligarchies, political participation and democracy.
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Source: Archivo Histórico Provincial de Málaga, Secc. Protocolos Notariales, escribanía de Miguel del Álamo Rando, caja P-5048, fol. 286r.
Owner: Pilar Pezzi Cristóbal (Modernalia)
Copyright: © JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA, Consejería de Cultura y Patrimonio Histórico
Abstract: Coat of arms of the houses and surnames of Igualada, Enríquez de Toledo, Arce Reinoso, Septiem Guzmán Montenegro Ramírez de Aragón and AcostaImage echo get_the_post_thumbnail( $post_id, 'thumbnail', array( 'class' => 'aligncenter' ) );