#1: Carmela Esposito Birth Act Author: Biff83, Location: FloridaPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:23 pm ---- The link below is for my great grandmother, Carmela Esposito's birth act. Am I correct that her mother died in childbirth based on the line reading:
"due d' notte nella casa d'essa dichiarante fu' esposta"
If so, an atto di morte for a female on or around the date of Carmela's birth might be her mother.
#2: Re: Carmela Esposito Birth Act Author: Luca, Location: Terni - ItalyPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:04 pm ---- No Biff, there is no evidence that the mother died during the childbirth. The sentence states that at 2 a.m. the baby was "lasciata" (getted off?) at the midwife house, but she (the midwife) didn't know the parents. I think the mother gave birth to her daughter in the house of the midwife and she knew the real identity of the woman, but she didn't declare it.
So, I think you'll never know this name.
#3: Re: Carmela Esposito Birth Act Author: Biff83, Location: FloridaPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:44 pm ---- Thanks for your help. It looks like I'm at a dead end with her ancestry, but I wonder if she was adopted or taken in by a family and who that family might have been.
#4: Re: Carmela Esposito Birth Act Author: liviomoreno, Location: Rome (Italy)Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:40 am ---- The surname Esposito, that was given to Carmela by the mayor, derives from the word "espos(i)ta".