abreu, joão moniz

(c. 1690-c. 1755)

As a carpenter, he stood out for his work in the construction of the new installations for the canon chapter and the sacristy of the See of Funchal, which were authorized by the Treasury in 1733, as well as his participation in the military works from the beginning of 1744, when he assumed the role of master builder, replacing Diogo Filipe Garcês. During the time he held this position, orders arrived from Lisbon concerning the implementation of the building plans and budgets for new churches, such as the one from Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres and S. João Batista from Fajã da Ovelha.

Keywords: Sé of Funchal; carpentry; military works; royal works.