Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

La pugna por la jurisdicción de Guanabacoa entre su cabildo y el de La Habana en el siglo XVIII

Manuel Hernández González


This article studies the conflict between Guanabacoa council and Havana oligarchy for jurisdictional control over its extensive parish territory. Set up as an Indian town in 1553, this institution consolidated the possession of a wealthy estate of lands in its power, after a long fight. Nevertheless in the judicial sphere it depended entirely on Havana, which is why it resorted to the Consejo de Indias on several occasions. It was given the official title of borough in 1743, limited to its urban district and 1750 covering the whole parish area, but not the estates of the Havana gentry, which reveals their power and influence at Court.

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