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Councilor Veloso da Cruz

On April 15, 1804, Joaquim Veloso da Cruz was born at his parents’ house, at Quinta das Laranjeiras, in Santa Marinha, Vila Nova de Gaia, who would later marry, on 11/04/1838, in the Church of Santa Marinha, with Ermelinda Henriqueta da Silva, daughter of José António da Silva, (founder of Quinta do Noval), and Teresa Teolinda da Silva.

During his youth, he ended up going to the University of Coimbra, where he became a Bachelor of Law. Returning to Porto, he became a Judge of Law, in the 2nd Court of Porto, later ascending to the position of Counselor Judge of the same Court.

Adept, and staunch defender of liberalism defended by King D. Pedro IV, he adhered to the liberalist movement in the 1830s, and for this reason he came to play for 6 times, the position of Mayor of Vila Nova de Gaia.

History Fonte Santa Manor House

Baptism record of Councilor Joaquim Veloso da Cruz

Familia Vellozo da Cruz Fonte Santa
Familia Vellozo da Cruz Fonte Santa

12th City Council – 1846 – 1846
19th City Council – 1852 – 1853
20th City Council – 1854 – 1855
22nd City Council – 1858 – 1859
23rd City Council – 1860 – 1861
24th City Council – 1862 – 1863

In honor of the virtuous man who was Councilor Joaquim Veloso da Cruz, after his death in Porto, on 02/10/1877, the Vila Nova de Gaia City Council gave its name to the important street that in the 19th century conne

José Vellozo da Cruz, "The Patriarch"

José, the patriarch of the Vellozo da Cruz family, was born on May 3, 1770


A staunch liberal, he fought in the French Invasions and in the Siege of Oporto, and was promoted to captain of the 4th Company of the Oporto Militia Regiment.


He was a councillor on the Gaia City Council from 1834 to 1836. In consideration for his services to the public cause, the Regency raised him to the rank of Knight of the Order of Christ and decorated him with the Medal No. 2 of the Campaigns for Freedom.

He died in the parish of Bonfim, Porto, on March 15, 1850.

Lieutenant - Colonel José Vellozo da Cruz

José Vellozo da Cruz was born on August 9, 1802, in the parish of Santa Marinha, Vila Nova de Gaia.

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commander of the National Guard of Vila Nova de Gaia, General Treasurer of the Customs of the city of Porto, Nobleman of the Chain of Arms, Noble Knight of the Royal House, Officer of the Tower and Sword,


Commander of the Order of Our Lady of the Conception of Vila Viçosa, decorated with the No. 9 medal of the Campaigns for Freedom.

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