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Casa Anadia belongs to the former Portuguese Nobility representing nowadays important Portuguese titles and links.
The family Sá de Anadia is one of the branches descending from João Rodrigues de Sá, the admiral of the galleys of King João I in the second half of the 14th century. Holds the style of Lordship attributed by King John II in the mid-fifteenth century and were Lords of the Majorats of Varzéa, Lousã and Valongo instituted between the 16th and the 17th centuries, with João Rodrigues de Sá e Mello de Menezes e Sottomayor being granted the titles of Count and Viscount of Anadia by King João VI and Queen Maria I, respectively, in the second half of the 18th century. The fist Count of Anadia was ambassador in Berlin, Minister of the Navy and War in Portugal and Brazil. The Sá de Anadia family had its main residence in its palace and its manor house in Anadia, and was the owner of Anadia Palace in Lisbon, a building that dates back to the 17th century.
His father Ayres de Sá e Mello de Menezes e Sottomayor, Lord of the House of Anadia was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and War during the reign of D. José I.
José António de Sá Pereira e Menezes de Mello e Sottomayor was the 2nd Count of Anadia, he was also granted the title of 1st Viscount of Alverca and represented the branch of the Sá de Condeixa family having accumulated the representation of the Sá de Anadia family. The 2nd Count of Anadia was ambassador of Portugal in Naples. The Sá de Condeixa family had its main residence in its palace in Condeixa, which was burned down during the Second French invasion commanded by Marshal Soult.
The 3rd Countess of Anadia, Maria Luiza Sá Pereira de Mello Menezes Sottomayor, married her cousin Manuel Paes do Amaral de Almeida e Vasconcellos Quifel Barberino, uniting in this way the Families of Anadia and Alverca with the Families of Paes do Amaral de Mangualde and Almeida de Abrantes e Quifel Barberino of Rome and the Netherlands.
The House of the Paes do Amaral de Mangualde, family of Beira Alta´s nobility, holders of the old Majorat of St. Bernard established in the 16th century by Miguel Pais do Amaral and Donees of the villages of Abrunhosa and Mendo. The Paes do Amaral family had its residence in Mangualde in a palace built in the first half of the 18th century and in Lisbon in the Paes do Amaral Palace at Portas de Santo Antão.
The House of the Almeida de Abrantes was founded in the 14th century with the establishment of the Majorat of Almeida, that later on incorporated other important links, the Majorats of Momperres and Santa Maria da Alcáçova, having their main residence in a 17th-century manor house in Alferrarede.
The House of the Quifel Barberino, descendants of the Barberini family, Dukes of Acceti and Princes of Palestrina, from which came the Pope Urbano VIII and many cardinals of the Roman Curia in the 16th and 17th centuries. This House was founded in Portugal, with the institution of the Majorat of Quifel in Molhapão – in Sintra and the construction of its manor house in the 17th century.
The administration of the Houses of Anadia, Alverca, Paes do Amaral of Mangualde, Almeidas de Abrantes and Quifel Barberino de Molhapão fell upon the 4th Count of Anadia, José Maria de Sá Pereira de Mello Menezes Sottomayor Paes do Amaral de Almeida e Vasconcellos Quifel Barberino, the last holder of the innumerous Majorats that this House held for centuries (according to the law that decreed the end of the majorats in 1863).
The third son of the 4th Count of Anadia, Carlos de Sá Paes do Amaral Pereira e Menezes de Almeida e Vasconcellos Quifel de Barberino, held the titles of Count and Viscount of Alferrarede. He was the fifth owner of the Estate of Bom Sucesso in Alferrarede - former Majorat of the Almeida, and built a neo-gothic castle in the property known as the castle of Alferrarede.
The representation of the families and their links grouped together under the 4th Count of Anadia is nowadays ensured by the 6th Count of Anadia and 3rd Count of Alferrarede, Manuel José Maria de Sá Paes do Amaral, owner of the Palace of the Paes do Amaral in Mangualde.
Miguel Maria de Sá Pais do Amaral is the current 5th Count of Alferrarede and owner of the Castle of Alferrarede and the Estate of Bom Sucesso. The 5th Count of Alferrarede is also the owner of the Anadia Palace in Lisbon.

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