Fr Antonio de Santa Clara was the son of Rafael da Cunha and Maria Pereira. He was born in Lisbon, Portugal in the parish of St Joseph. He was the Vicar of the Hospice of Congo in 1711. Prior of the Convent of Daman in 1719. Rector of the Seminary of Sao Guilherme de Goa in 1723. Prior of the Convent of Chaul in 1732. Commissary of the Holy Office in 1735. He died in the Convent of Chaul on 16th October 1736.