Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bayombong records

   April 2, 2008
Objective: To find aditional information about the family of Mauricio Balunsat around Solano, Nueva Viscaya, Philippines.
Facts Known: In previous research we found the children of Mauricio Balunsat living in Solano, but no information was found about him.
Research Results:
In a brief history of Solano the following facts were found:
Solano populated in 1767 by the Spanish Dominican Father Alejandro Vidal.
Solano was called Lumabang up to 1860 when it became a town and was called Solano, after one of the Generals that conquered Luzon.
While it was called Lumabang it was only a barrio of Bayombong.
The area was inhabited by the Gaddags tribe and later in the 1800′s the Iloco tribe moved in.


With this information and the findings from the previous search, we searched the parish records of Bayombong. The baptism register starts in 1816, with the second book, which means the first book has been lost.   The marriage registers starts in 1848, which is the third book. Apparently the first two books have been lost. The death register starts in 1852, also the third book.
In Bayombong we found the children of Mauricio Balunsat being baptized starting in 1836 as follows:
1. Miguel Balunsat born, 3 Jan 1852
2. Francisco Balunsat born, 2 Jun 1836
3. Jacinto Balunsat born, 6 Jul 1839
4. Domingo Balunsat born, 27 Mar 1842
5. Miguel Balunsat born, 23 Jan 1846
6. Francisca Balunsat born, 4 Dec 1848
7. Margarita Balunsat born, 9 Jun 1855
8. Catalina Balunsat born,17 Sep 1857
9. Maria Balunsat born, 21 Jan 1860
10. Mariano Balunsat born, 25 May 1862
Since the marriage register starts in 1848, I was not able to look for the marriage of Mauricio and Rosa, who married probably in 1835.
The baptism entries did not say the name of the grandparents, so there is no way to documents who the parents of Mauricio are.
Mauricio died on April 25, 1865 in Bayombong, and his death entry only says he was married to Rosa Panganiban.
There was another Balunsat family, Gregorio Balunsat and Ines Duiaum, whose children were born from 1816 to 1837, and I thought they would be the parents of Mauricio, but I did not find his baptism entry and since this couple had children for 21 years, they might not be his parents.
Another Balunsat family I found was that of Andres Balunsat and Catalina Talibungan, who seem to have had their last child in 1817, named Juan.   Since Mauricio seems to have been born about 1814, this couple could be his parents. Gregorio Balunsat could also be their son, since they named one of their sons Andres, and Gregorio had bo have been born about 1790.
One of Mauricio=s daughter was named Catalina, so that might be another clue that links Mauricio as the son of Andres Balunsat.
So far this is the information we have on Mauricio Balunsat=s descendants:
1‑Mauricio Balunsat born,Bef 1816, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, d. 25 Apr 1865, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
 +Rosa Panganiban born, 2 Jul 1819, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, m. Bef   1836, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines


|‑‑‑‑‑2‑Miguel Balunsat born, 3 Jan 1852, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|      +Fermina Danguilan born,, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, m. Bef 1891,
|           Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|     |‑‑‑‑‑3‑Rosa Demetria Balunsat born, 20 Jun 1891, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya,
|     |                  Philippines
|     |‑‑‑‑‑3‑Angel Geronimo Mauricio Balunsat born, 31 Sep 1894, Solano, Nueva
|     |                  Vizcaya, Philippines
|‑‑‑‑‑2‑Francisco Balunsat born, 2 Jun 1836, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|      +Josefa Rivera born,, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, m. 24 Nov 1866, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|‑‑‑‑‑2‑Jacinto Balunsat born, 6 Jul 1839, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|      +Maria Cabanatan born,, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, m. 13 Nov 1858, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|‑‑‑‑‑2‑Domingo Balunsat born, 27 Mar 1842, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|‑‑‑‑‑2‑Miguel Balunsat born, 23 Jan 1846, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|‑‑‑‑‑2‑Francisca Balunsat born, 4 Dec 1848, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|‑‑‑‑‑2‑Margarita Balunsat born, 9 Jun 1855, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|‑‑‑‑‑2‑Catalina Balunsat born,17 Sep 1857, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|      +Domingo Lopez born,, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, m. 25 Jul 1874, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|‑‑‑‑‑2‑Maria Balunsat born, 21 Jan 1860, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
|‑‑‑‑‑2‑Mariano Balunsat born, 25 May 1862, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
While searching the Baptism register, I also found the baptism of Rosa Panganiban, who was born on July 2, 1819, the daughter of Domingo Panganibam and Dominga Otlan.

Research in Solano

Finished researching the records at Parish of San Luis, found some interesting information


March 2, 2008

Objective: To find information about the Balunsat families living in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines.

Facts Known: The family of Mauricio Balunsat and Rosa Panganiban was established in Solano in the late 1800’s.

Research Results:

The parish registers of the church of San Luis, in Solano were searched. These registers start in 1875 for the baptism and death registers, but the marriage registers starts in

The registers were search starting with the first page and ending in the mid 1900’s. The first book of baptism available was the Second Register, so it is obvious that the church was active prior to 1875 and the first book is missing.

The following entries were found:

Vicente Balunzat married to Elena Bariuan were the parents of:
Vicente, born February 5, 1879.

These entries did not give the names of the grandparents. It is obvious that Vicente and Elena married before 1877.

In the Death Register the entry for Vicente Balunzat was found dated February 10, 1879g.

Gaspar Balunzat married to Maria Manalu were the parents of:

Margarita, born October 18, 1877~
Luis, born October 10, 1879~
Veronica, born March 21, 1882

In the Death register the entry for Margarita was found dated, July 23, 1878~. Gaspar’s death entry was also found dated June 4, 1883. He was 28 years old.

The entry for Veronima gave the names of the grandparents, so we know that Gaspar was the son of Torcuato Balunzat and Paula Balalat.

Since Vicente named one of his children Torcuato, I believe he was the brother of Gaspar.

Another death entry found that might have been of a sister of Vicente and Gaspar was that of Rosa Balunzat, married to Valentin Dumelo. She was 40 years old and died on November 20, 1883g.

Miguel Balunsat married to Fermina Dangulan were the parents of:

2Par. S. Luis, L2 F148v, Doe # 2

3Par. S. Luis, L2 F62, Doe # 3

4Par. S. Luis, L2 F67v, Doe # 4

5Par. S. Luis, L2 F173v, Doe # 5

6Par. S. Luis, L2 F309v, Doe #6

7Par. S. Luis, L2 F52, Doe # 7

8Par. S. Luis, L2 F219, Doe # 8

9Par. S. Luis, L2 F257, Doe # 9

Rosa Demetria, born June 20, 1891
Angel Geronimo Mauricio, born September 30, 1894

These baptism entries gave the names of the grandparents, so we know that Miguel Balunsat was the son of Mauricio Balunsat and Rosa Panganiban. Fermina was the daughter of Vicente Danguilan and Josefa Logan. The entry for Rosa’s baptism also mentions that they are Indians of the town. The entry for Angel says they are living in Baraguay no. 4 of Don Aniceto Piggangay

There was available a census of the Province of Nueva Viscaya made in 1896 that promised to be informative, so I searched for the surname Balunsat in all the towns mt eh census. The following was found:

In the town of Solano:

Felix Balunsat, native’2

In the town of Bayombong

Alexandrom Balunsat, native’3

In the town of Bagabag

Rosario Balunsat, native’4
Basilio Balunsat marrying Teodora Ballesteros’5

I am not sure way the families established in Solano that we already knew about were not listed in the census it seems strange. I was hoping to find out more about them, like having a list of all the children, etc.

The town of Bayombong has parish registers starting in 1845 but the town of Bagabag

Par. S. Luis, L3 F287, Doc # 10 This register start with page 284 and has a note saying
pages are missing.

11Par. S. Luis, L3 F407v, Doe # 11

12 Census 1896, Solano, Doe ~ Al

13 Census 1896, Solano, Doe # A2

14 Census 1896, Solano, Doe # A3

15 Census 1896, Solano, Doe # A4
has only Civil Registers starting in 1945, with some form 1922 to 1931.