THE TWO SISTERS
On the death of their bother Ginés in 1833, their father’s inheritance was divided between the two surviving sisters: Antonia y Rosalía de Castro y Álvarez.
The first, Antonia, married Policarpo de Medinilla, knight of the Order of Christ and the consul of Portugal in the Canary Islands. They had a son, José de Medinilla y Castro, who was also Mayor of Arrecife. In the 70s of the XIX century, José’s son, Policarpo Medinilla Morales, sold his part of El Grifo to Manuel García Durán, the great-grandfather of the current owners.
The second daughter, Rosalía de Castro, married second lieutenant Barreto, who died soon after. Rosalía, upon becoming a widow, moved from San Bartolomé to El Grifo, where she died in 1868 at the age of 85. Her daughter, María del Carmen Barreto y Castro, who married José Lubary, died before her own mother. Thus, their part of the inheritance went to Rosalía and her grandchildren. These grandchildren, one by one, sold off their parts to Manuel García Durán during the 70s of the XIX century.