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Jerónima Caicedo y Huertado de Vergara

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

From Cali, she married Luis de Vergara, was the mother of Dr. Luis Félix Vergara and Capt. Pedro Ignacio Vergara, and cousin of Ignacio Herrera y Vergara.

On 28 December 1816 she wrote to her nephew Sebasti√°n Herrera (see texts below) after her son Pedro Ignacio had been exiled to Bogot√°. Days later, she was exiled to Popay√°n where she and several other women were placed in the Convento del Carmen. The royalist nuns treated them as "mujeres despreciables y de mala vida" for their support of the independence cause. (Monsalve, 258-259)

Related to María Josefa Vergara?

Life Events

Other 1816On 28 December 1816 she wrote to her nephew about her situation in Cali.


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


Letter: Carta


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