Manuel de Amaya

Manuel de Amaya (c. 1740 - c. 1800) was a Spanish merchant and politician,[1] who served during the Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata as administrator general of the Real Renta de Tabaco of Buenos Aires.[2]

Manuel de Amaya
Administrador General of The Real Renta de Tabaco
In office
1778 – c. 1790
MonarchCharles III
Personal details
Bornc. 1740
Sevilla, Spain
Diedc. 1800
Buenos Aires, Argentina
NationalityFlag of New Spain.svg Spanish
OccupationGovernment
Signature

BiographyEdit

Amaya was born in Sevilla, (Spain), son of Juan José de Amaya and Agustina Andrés Pollos, belonging to a noble Spanish family.[3] He arrived in the port of Buenos Aires to fulfill governmental functions in the city towards the year 1775. And he was the first holder in the Administración General of Tabaco of the Río de la Plata, to which he was appointed in 1778.[4]

He was married to Valentina Zenzano, born in the city, daughter of Don Joseph Zenzano, a royal notary, born in Álava and Doña Agripina de Mansilla, born in Cádiz.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Revista de historia del derecho "Ricardo Levene", El Instituto, 1990
  2. ^ The Bureaucrats of Buenos Aires, 1769-1810: Amor Al Real Servicio, by Susan Migden Socolow, 1987, ISBN 0822307537
  3. ^ Bautismos 1775-1791, Nuestra Señora de La Merced
  4. ^ Nuestra historia, Issues 20-26, Fundación Nuestra Historia, 1977, 1977
  5. ^ Publicaciones del Archivo Histórico de la Provincia de Buenos Aires: Documentos del archivo, Volume 2, Río de la Plata (Viceroyalty). Real Audiencia (Buenos Aires, 1929