Manuel Antonio Warnes

Manuel Antonio Warnes (1727–1802) was a Spanish military man, who served as regidor and alcalde of Buenos Aires during the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata.[2]

Manuel Antonio Warnes
Manuel Antonio Warnes.jpg
portrait of Manuel Antonio Warnes
Alcalde of Buenos Aires
In office
1775–1776
MonarchCharles III
Preceded byFrancisco Antonio Basavilbaso
Succeeded byIgnacio de Irigoyen
Personal details
Born
Manuel Antonio Warnes y Durango

June 19, 1727
Cartagena de Indias
Died1802
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spouse(s)María Josepha Arraez
Ana Jacoba García de Zúñiga..[1]
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionArmy's officer
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Spain
Branch/serviceSpanish Army
RankCaptain

BiographyEdit

Warnes was born in Cartagena (Colombia), the son of Patricio Benito Warnes Geer and Juana María Durango y Atienza, belonging to a family of Irish, Flemish and Spanish origin. He had arrived in port of Buenos Aires from Cadiz as Master of the French frigate "Amable Maria".[3] In 1756, he was appointed as alcalde of second vote (vice-mayor) of Buenos Aires, being designated alcalde in first vote in 1775 and 1788.[4]

His great great grandfather was Salomón Warnes (born in Connacht), banished from Ireland for religious reasons, he had settled in Antwerp, at the beginning of the 17th century.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Revista, Issues 1-2, Instituto Argentino de Ciencias Genealógicas, 1942
  2. ^ Crónicas y linajes de la gobernación del Plata: documentos inéditos de los siglos XVII y XVIII., Luis Enrique Azarola Gil, 1927
  3. ^ Nobiliario de la Capitanía General de Chile, Editorial Andrés Bello, 1967
  4. ^ Vida y obra del primer rector y cancelario de la Universidad, presbítero doctor Antonio Sáenz, Impr. y casa editora "Coni", 1921
  5. ^ El General Prieto, Fabio Cruz Correa, 1951

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