Félix Berenguer de Marquina

Birth Name: Félix Ignacio Juan Nicolás Antonio José Joaquín Buenaventura Berenguer de Marquina y FitzGerald

Date of Birth: November 20, 1733

Place of Birth: Alicante, Alicante, Spain

Date of Death: October 10, 1826

Place of Death: Alicante, Alicante, Spain

*father – Spanish
*mother – Irish, with distant English

Félix Berenguer de Marquina was a Spanish naval officer and colonial official. He served as Governor-General of the Philippines, from 1788 to 1793, and Viceroy of New Spain, from 30 April, 1800 to 4 January, 1803.

His father, Ignacio Berenguer de Marquina y Pasqual de Riquelme, was Spanish. His mother, Mary FitzGerald, was Irish, with distant English roots. He was married to María de Ansoátegui y Barrón.

Félix was the great-great-great-great-grandfather of nationalist, lawyer, and statesman Jose Diokno and lawyer Francis Garchitorena.

Félix’s paternal grandfather was Ignacio Berenguer de Marquina y Berenguer (the son of Teodoro Berenguer de Marquina y Ortiz and Margarita Berenguer y Berenguer). Ignacio was born in Alicante, Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain. Teodoro was the son of Carlos Berenguer de Marquina y Berenguer and Eugenia Josefa Ortiz y Berenguer. Margarita was the daughter of Francisco Berenguer y García and Josefa Berenguer y Bernabéu.

Félix’s paternal grandmother was Mariana Vicenta Pasqual de Riquelme y Robles (the daughter of Diego Generoso Vicente Pasqual y Martínez de Fresneda and Beatriz Muñoz de Robles y Riquelme). Mariana was born in Alicante, Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain. Diego was the son of Alfonso Juan Pasqual y Pérez and Ágata Martínez de Fresneda y Sánchez. Beatriz was the daughter of Juan Pedro Muñoz de Robles.

Félix’s maternal grandfather was John FitzGerald (the son of Thomas FitzGerald and Joan Talbot). John was born in Cork, Ireland. Thomas was the son of Robert FitzGerald and Mary Boxley.

Félix’s maternal grandmother was Mary Stanton (the daughter of Patrick Stanton and Dorothy Littledell). Mary was born in Cork.

Source: Genealogy of Félix Berenguer de Marquina – http://www.geni.com

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