Spanish nobility sources

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I just found out from a cousin, whom I've just met because of Wikitree, that my g g g grandmother, reports that her g grandmother was a Spanish noblewoman, who married a commoner and was disowned. Apparently the name Isabella was used in our family because of that. My g g g grandmother in question is Moore-40430, but unfortunately I can't get back much further to really see if there is anything to the claim. I'm not really seeking direct help pushing the tree back further, although it is always welcome. But I'm wondering where I can find Spanish noble trees to search through, in hopes I can find a connection. The rest of my family are all British so far, and I'm well aware of most sources for Britain. But this is a new direction for me. Thank you.
WikiTree profile: Blanche Moore
in Genealogy Help by Ben Molesworth G2G6 Pilot (118k points)

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Nobility can be hard to track with so little information, and the word itself is often used loosely by this time, for example referring to people with some noble ancestry. But this family story is still potentially interesting!

The easier path is probably to track back from the better 19th century records. I notice you have Australian death certificates for both Blanche's parents, and there is mention of an 1850 marriage which should also be useful. What about shipping records? Even these often mentioned parents, birthplaces, etc.

It would be a good idea to post everything they say up on the relevant profiles, to help everyone look for leads further back.
by Andrew Lancaster G2G6 Pilot (107k points)
selected by Ben Molesworth

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