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The geographical and historical dictionary of America and the West Indies [volume 1]





3. Don Fray Geronimo de Corella, of the order of St. Jerome, native of Valencia, descended from tlic Connls of Cocentayna ; prior of the convent of his country, and afterwards of tliat of Nuestra Sehora del Prado, when he was elected bishop of this diocese in J562.

4. Don Fray Alonso de la Cerda, of the order of preachers ; promoted to the archbishopric of Charcas in 1577.

5. Don Fray Caspar de Andrada, a Franciscan monk, and native of Toledo ; collegian of the college of San Pedro and San Pablo of Alcala de Henares, guardian of the convents of S. Juan dc los Reyes in Toledo and in Madrid, visitor of the provinces of Arragon, a celebrated preacher, and elected to this bishopric in 1588 ; he governed 24 years, and died in 1612.

6. Don Fray Alonso Galdo, a monk of the order of St. Dominic, native of Valladolid, presented in 1612; he visited its bishopric, was of exemplary conduct, and being full of years and infirmities, he requested that a coadjutor might be nominated in 1628 ; and this was,

7. Xion Fray Luis de Canizares, a religious minim of St. Francis of Paula, native of Madrid ; he was lecturer in his convent, and in that of Alcala, calificador and consultor of the inquisition in Valladolid ; nominated through the nuncio of of his holiness; was visitor of the province of Andalucia, bishop of Nueva Carceres in Philippines, and promoted to this see, where he died, in 1645.

8. Don Juan Merlo de la Fuente, doctoral c^Lnon of the church of the Puebla de los Angeles, elected bishop of Nuevo Segovia in the Philippines, which oflBce he did not accept, and was bishop here in 1648.

9. Don Pedro de los Reyes Rios of Madrid, native of Seville, monk of the order of San Benito, master, preacher in general, theological doctor, and poser to the cathedrals of the university of Oviedo, difinidor and abbot of the monasteries of San Isidro de Dueilas, San Claudio de liCon, and San Benito de Sevilla, preacher to Charles II. elected bishop of this church, and before he went over to it, promoted to that of Yucatan in 1700.

10. Don Fray Juan Perez Carpintero; elected in the same year, 1700.

11. Don Fray Angel Mnldonado, native of Ocaila, monk of San Bernardo, doctor and professor of theology in the university of Alcala ; he wrote in defence of the right of Philip V. to the crown of Spain ; presented to the bishopric of Honduras, and after taking possession, promoted to the church of Antequara in 1702.

12. Don Fray Antonio Guadalupe Lopez Por-

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tillo, native of Guadalaxara in Nueva Espaha, of the order of St. Francis, a man of great learning and virtue, domestic prelate of his holiness Benedict NHL; presented to the bishopric of Comayagua in 1725 ; he died in 1742.

13. Don Flay Francisco Molina, of the order of St. Basil, master of theology, abbot of the monastery of Cuellar, thrice of that of Madrid, and twice difinidor general of Castille ; elected in 1743.

14. Don Diego Rodriguez Rivas de Velasco, native of Riobamba in the kingdom of Quito, doctor of both laws in the university of Alcala, collegian of the college of Los Verdes, titular archdeacon of the holy church of Guatemala; electetl bishop in 1750, and promoted to the bishopric of Guadalaxara in 1762.

15. Don Miguel Anselmo Alvarez de Abreu, native of Teneriffe, secretary of the bishop, of Segovia, and canon in the church of Canarias, judge of the apostolical chamber, and of the tribunal of the holy crusade, auxiliary bishop of the Puebla dc los Angeles, presented to this in 1762, and promoted to that of Antequera in 1767.

16. Don Isidore Rodriguez ; he died in 1767.

17. Don Antonio de Macarulla, elected in 1767, and promoted to that of Durango in 1773.

18. Don Francisco Joseph de Palencia, elected, in 1773.

19. Don Fray Antonio de San Miguel, in 1776, until 1783.

20. Don Joseph Antonio de Isabella, in 1783.

COMBAGUEN, a settlement of Indians of the district of Tolten Alto in the kingdom of Chile.

(COMBAHEE, a considerable river of S. Carolina==, which enters St. Helena sound, between Coosa and Ashepoo rivers.)

(COMBAHEE Ferry, on the above river, is 17 miles from Jacksonsborough, 15 from Pocotaglio, and 52 from Charlestown.

COMBACA a settlement of the province and corregimiento of Larecaja in Peru.

COMBAPATA, a settlement of the province and corregimiento of Tinta in Peru ; situate upon an eminence near the royal road which leads from La Plata to Lima. Its natives say that it has the best and most healthy temperature of any in the kingdom, and they mention some persons who have lived here to the age of 140 years.

COMBAPATA, a river of the above province and corregimiento. it rises in the cordillera near the settlement of Punoa, runs some distance e. and then turning n. enters the source of the Vilcomayo.

COMBEIMA, a large river of the province

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