Candidate for the priesthood still had to show purity of blood going back four generations.
Limpieza de sangre entry requirements for the Spanish Army and Navy were abolished in 1865, In November the same year, a decree allowed children for whom ancestry could not be verified, to enter religious establishments of higher education.
Their only distinguishing feature was their descent from families identified as Cagot.
Cagots were supposed to have strange heads, webbed feet and misshapen ears.
No xueta priest was allowed to say Mass in a cathedral until the 1960s. They lived ordinary lives as far as they were allowed to and spoke the local language of where they lived.
Anyone with Jewish or Moorish blood was suspect and penalised.