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In the mid 14th century Formentera was left uninhabited, and was not repopulated until the late 17th century, when Carlos II granted Marc Ferrer half a league of the islandís woodland, the lands of La Mola and Es Carnatge.

In the mid 14th century Formentera was left uninhabited, and was not repopulated until the late 17th century, when Carlos II granted Marc Ferrer half a league of the islandís woodland, the lands of La Mola and Es Carnatge.


Marc Ferrer was an Ibizan barber in the second half of the 17th century. As a result of his commercial activity, he was promoted socially and came to be a member of the oligarchic class of the Universitat de Eivissa. In 1691 he went to Valencia to buy wheat supplies for the island of Ibiza. A misunderstanding with the salesman led to him being imprisoned after the merchandise was loaded. As compensation, from 1694 to 1699 he was granted lands in Formentera, leading to the repopulation of the island by families from Ibiza.

The growth of the population was made clear with the building of the church of Sant Francesc Xavier, between 1726 and 1738, because the original chapel of Sa Tanca Vella — erected in the 14th century — was by then too small to serve the population.




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