Angelo Antonio Nicholas Fernandes (born in 1672 in Divarde, Goa) was the earliest known member of the Tonse Fernandes Prabhu family‎. His ancestors were Goud Saraswat Brahmins converted to Roman Catholicism by Franciscan and Dominican missionaries early in the 15th century, long before the arrival of the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama in India. Before Angelo's birth, the family resided in the locality of the Church of Our Lady of Piety, known as Nossa Senhora de Piedade of Divadre. He married Maria Marcellina Menezes.[1]


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