Transcript of the Inquisitional Trial of Francisca De Los Apóstoles

in The Inquisition of Francisca

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780226142227
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226142258 | DOI:
Transcript of the Inquisitional Trial of Francisca De Los Apóstoles

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This chapter discusses the inquisitional trial of Francisca de los Apóstoles. At the afternoon session of the Holy Inquisition of the city of Toledo on October 5, 1575, the Lord Inquisitor Dr. Juan de Llano de Valdés ordered Francisca to be brought from her cell. She was sworn in, and under oath she vowed to tell the truth in that session as in all the others that they would have with her until a judgment was rendered in her case. She said her name was Francisca de Avila, or Francisca de los Apóstoles, born in the town of Novés, and now a resident of this city of Toledo. When asked of what caste and race the defendant was and her parents and grandparents and the others she has named, and if they or any one of them had been imprisoned and punished by this Holy Office, she said that they are old Christians and she had always heard that and that her maternal grandfather is a relative of Mateo López, the inspector (visitador), who resides in that city, and that she does not know that any of them has been punished by the Holy Office of the Inquisition.

Keywords: trial; inquisitor; session; resident; grandparents; Holy Office

Chapter.  50647 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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