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María Josefa Domínguez del Castillo de Roche

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

From one of Bogotá's leading families, she was the daughter of José María Domínguez, a rich, important patriot. She married José Manuel de la Roche y O'Riam. Her sister, Francisca, was married to José Fernández Madrid, president of the republic until defeated by Morillo. She was a staunch patriot who was exiled from Bogotá during the Morrillo's reign of terror, in August 1816, her wealth was confiscated and she and her daughter, María de los Dolores Roche, were sent to the pueblo Fusagasugá, having to walk for part of the journey. (Monsalve, 149)

She was probably held in the Cárcel Chiquito before being exiled. (Monsalve, 159)

She helped José Martín París, husband of Genoveva Ricaurte, when he was imprisoned by Morillo by bringing food and clothes to his cell until she was sent to Fusagasugá. He later died in prison. In 1819 she and her daughter were among those who greeted Bolívar on his triumphant entry into Bogotá. With Bolívar was París's son, Joaquín París Ricaurte, who married María de los Dolores Roche one week later. (Monsalve, 150)

Related to José María Domíngez Roche?

Life Events

Other 1816She was exiled from Bogotá and her wealth was confiscated in August 1816.
Other 1819She was among those who greeted Bolívar in Bogotá.


Monsalve, José D, (1926), Mujeres de la independencia

Monsalve, José D, (1926), Mujeres de la independencia


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