Birth Name: Francis Xavier Garchitorena
Date of Birth: January 8, 1938
Place of Birth: Kobe, Japan
Date of Death: February 25, 2005
Place of Death: Makati, Philippines
Ethnicity: Spanish [Castilian, Catalan, Galician], Basque, one quarter French, distant English, Filipino [Bicolano, Dinagat], Han Chinese, Indian, Irish, and Mexican
Francis Garchitorena was a Filipino lawyer. His father, Buenaventura de Erquiaga Palacios, was Basque, and was a Spanish honorary vice consul in the Philippines, from Ea, Biscay. His mother, Flor Garchitorena y Chereau, was Filipina. He was married to Victoria “Vicky” de Santos Pineda.
Francis’ biological paternal grandfather was Felipe Santiago de Erquiaga de Odiaga (the son of José Domingo de Erquiaga de Aquerregui and Josefa Antonia de Odiaga de Iturraran). Felipe was born in Lekeitio, Bizkaia, Euskadi, Spain. José was the son of Antonio de Erquiaga de Zabalinchaurreta and María de Acarregui de Egurrola. Josefa Antonia was the daughter of Mateo Silonis Odiaga Chopitea and Ana Clara de Iturraran y Marque Erquiaga.
Francis’ biological paternal grandmother was María Jesús Palacios Goitia (the daughter of José Ignacio Palacios Zameza and Antonia Goitiandia Lecona). María was born in Elantxobe, Bizkaia, Euskadi, Spain. José Ignacio was the son of Juan José Palacios Goitisolo and Isabel Zameza Longa. Francis’ great-grandmother María Antonia was the daughter of Domingo Antonio Goitia Landa and María Jesús Lecona Arriandiaga.
Francis’ maternal grandfather was Andrés Garchitorena y del Buenviaje dela Estrada (the son of Mariano Garchitorena y Basa and María Verónica Bérénice del Buenviaje dela Estrada y Sauza). Andrés was born in Tigaon, Camarines Sur, Bicol, Philippines, and was a Filipino revolutionary, before becoming a governor of Ambos Camarines, now divided into Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur. Francis’ great-grandfather Mariano was a Spanish immigrant, from Barcelona. Francis’ great-grandmother María Verónica was the daughter of Juan José del Buenviaje de la Estrada and Restituta María del Carmen Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina, whose maternal grandfather was Félix Berenguer de Marquina; Restituta was the daughter of Santiago Sauza y de los Ríos, a Spanish-Mexican of Galician descent, and of Ysabel Berenguer de Marquina y Sumulong; Ysabel was the daughter of Félix Ignacio Juan Nicolás Antonio José Joaquín Buenaventura Berenguer de Marquina y FitzGerald, Viceroy of New Spain, and of Demetria Sumulong y Lindo; Félix was the son of Ignacio Berenguer de Marquina y Pascual de Riquelme, a Spaniard, and Mary FitzGerald, an Irish of distant English descent. Francis’ great-great-great-great-grandmother Demetria was the daughter of Fortunato Sumulong y Singh, a Filipino of Dinagat, English, and Indian descent, and of Li Xiaoli (later María Andrea Lindo), a Chinese immigrant from Fujian province.
Francis’ maternal grandmother was named Marguerite Chereau (the daughter of parents surnamed Chereau and Calhart). Marguerite was French.
Francis was a third cousin of nationalist Jose Diokno. Francis’ great-great-grandparents, Juan Noblejas and Restituta María del Carmen Sauza y Berenguer de Marquina, were also Jose’s great-great-grandparents.
Source: Genealogy of Francis Garchitorena – http://www.geni.com