Francisco Ravest

Francisco Ravest appears to be the founder of the Ravest family in Chile.  He is identified as coming from France in the following extract from:

Guillermo de la Cuadra Gormaz, Familias chilenas (Origen y desarrollo de las familias chilenas), Editorial Zamorano y Caperán, Santiago, 1982, Tomo II: P-Z.

” RAVEST, DON FRANCISCO. De Francia. Celebro esponsales con dona Rafaela Amestegui Canales de la Cerda, hija de don Francisco y dona Lorenza Canales de la Cerda y Leon. Sus herederos: Marcos, c. c. dona Juana Soto; Ramon, jesuita (Vol. 656, ano 1744); Bernabe, con suc. de dona Francisca Castillo; Valeriano, mercedario (Vol. 556, ano 1747); Lorenza; Francisca Javiera; Ursala (Quillota, Vols 4, 8, 19. 38, 47, 51, 57, 65 de Notarios). Fueron los Ravest Soto: Nolasco; Ventura; Ignacio; Santiago; Juan Jose; Toribio; Antonio; Josefa; Dolores; Carmen, mujer de don Manuel Murua (Vol 51), con cuatro hijos, Domingo, Juan de Dios, Mercedes y Josefa. La familia Ravest ha tenido ramas establecidas en Rancagua y Valparaiso. A una de elles pertenecio don Francis, que se unio en matrimonio a principios del siglo XIX a dona Agustina Castro, y cuyo hijo don Clemente Ravest testa en Santiago (Gomez Solar, 1881) designando por herederos a Clemente, Fransisco, Arturo, Alberto, Natalia, Elena, Albina, habidos todos en su legitima esposa dona Natalia Rivera Cienfuegos. De los Ravest Castillo procedieron los Ravest Bonilla, Ravest Campana, Ravest Hurtado y otros. ”

In English:

RAVEST, DON FRANCISCO. From France. Married dona Rafaela Amestegui Canales de la Cerda, daughter of Don Francisco and Dona Lorenza Canales de la Cerda y Leon. His heirs Mark, c. c. Juana Soto; Ramon, jesuit (Vol. 656, 1744); Bernabe, who married dona Francisca Castillo; Valeriano, [mercedario] (Vol 556, 1747.); Lorenza; Francisca Javiera; Ursala (Quillota, Vols 4, 8, 19, 38, 47, 51, 57, 65 of Notaries). From Soto Ravest: Nolasco; Fortuna; Ignacio; Santiago; Juan Jose; Toribio; Antonio; Josefa; Dolores; Carmen, wife of Don Manuel Murua (Vol 51) with four children, Domingo, Juan de Dios, Mercedes and Josefa. The Ravest family had established branches in Valparaiso and Rancagua. Of which one belonged to Don Francis, who joined in marriage in the early nineteenth century to dona Agustina Castro, whose son Don Clemente Ravest, made a will in Santiago (Gomez Solar, 1881) designating heirs as Clemente, Fransisco Arturo Alberto, Natalia, Elena, Albina, born to his legitimate wife dona Natalia Rivera Cienfuegos. From the Castillo Ravest family came the families Ravest Bonilla, Ravest Campana, Ravest Hurtado and others.

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