It was about this time that the third oldest of the parishes was created by the Diocese in Angra, on 9 July 1693: Nossa Senhora do Pilar, delimited by the ravines of Barrosas (in the north) and Alagoa (in the south).The two localities that formed the parish, Cedros and Ponta Ruiva, de-annexed from the parishes of São Pedro de Ponta Delgada and the Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, in Santa Cruz, included 50 homes and 176 people.Santa Cruz, around 1815, had already developed into a beautiful city, all but in name.But, as the old ecclesiastical ouvidor José António Camões observed, its principal roadways (Rua das Poças, Rua do Rego, Rua de Santa Catarina, Rua do Porto, Rua Nova and Rua de São Sebastião do Moio) and various lanes were irregular, as too were its buildings.Find an activity partner, new friends, a cool date or a soulmate, for a casual or long term relationship. I am from Argentina and I love the idea of meeting people from around the world.Meet quality singles in your Argentina area or worldwide looking for Argentina dating, friends, love, marriage, romance, or just someone to chat or hang out with. There are NO COSTS for any feature at Connecting Singles. JOIN Argentina Dating NOW and contact Argentina singles for FREE! I have good sense of humour, enjoy simple moments...
The Crown had bestowed the lands, politico-military institutions and clergy for the islanders, but neglected the socio-political institutions that relegated, as Father Camões described: ..inhabitants of the island of Flores [as the]..poor and miserable of the universe (except for the Corvinos).
The parochial church of Ponta Delgada resulted from the reconstruction of the old hermitage, around 1763, under the initiative of Father Francisco de Fraga e Almeida.
Initially, the parish also included the areas of Ponta and Ponta Ruiva, but which were later deannexed to form the parishes of the Fajãs (in 1676) and Nossa Senhora do Pilar (in 1693), respectively.
Of the 429 buildings registered by the local administration, only 113 were covered by standard shingles of the period.
Of the 419 people that inhabited the areas of Ribeira dos Barqueiros, Vales, Pampilhal, Fazenda and Além da Ribeira (there were no records for the centre of town), no one person used footwear.
By the end of 1693, Friar Agostinho de Mont'Alverne, referred to 9000 inhabitants, living in 180 homes, primarily in the village of Santa Cruz.