Jorge Loring, 1st Marquis of Casa Loring

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Jorge Loring y Oyarzábal
Arms of the Spanish Lorings
Arms of the Spanish Lorings
Marquis de Casa Loring
In office
1856–1901
Preceded by First Creation
Succeeded by Jorge Loring y Heredia, 2nd Marquis de Casa Loring
Personal details
Born Jorge Loring
(1822-08-20)20 August 1822
Malaga, Spain
Died 11 February 1901(1901-02-11) (aged 78)
Spain
Spouse(s) Amalia Heredia
Children Children:[1]

George (Jorge) (Second Marquis de Casa Loring[2]); Tomas; Eduardo; Manuel (b.13 May 1854); Amalia (b. July 8, 1855,m. Don Francisco Silvela, prime minister of Spain during the minority of King Alphonso .... His widow was created Marquesa de Silvela ... Jan. 16, 1915.); Isabel (twin) (b. July 8, 1855, m. Ricardo Heredia, Count de Benehavis); Maria (m. Jose de Figueros, Viscount de Iruesta of the military order of Santiago); Concepcion (b. Mar 4, 1868, m. Bernardo Maria de Orozco, Marques de Rambla)

Parents George Loring and Maria Del Rosario Oyarzabal
Occupation Businessman, member of Parliament, noble

Jorge Loring y Oyarzábal, 1st Marquis of Casa Loring was a Spanish noble, politician and businessman of the 19th century. His grandson Jorge Loring Martinez created the company Talleres Loring, an aircraft manufacturer that produced important aircraft such as the Loring R-1, the Loring R-2 or the Loring R-3.

Birth[edit]

Born August 20, 1822 in Malaga, Spain, Jorge was the son of George Loring of Hingham, Massachusetts, and Maria Del Rosario Oyarzabal, of Cadiz. He was a fourth great grandson of New England immigrant Deacon Thomas Loring.[3]

Education and citizenship[edit]

Like his brothers, he was educated in the United States,[4] where he studied engineering at Harvard.[5] He held citizenship in the United States and in Spain.[6]

Marriage[edit]

Amalia Heredia Livermore

In 1850 he married Amalia Heredia Livermore of Malaga, herself a daughter of Manuel Heredia and Isabel Livermore.[7] She was "an educated and intelligent woman" raised with an education "typical of the bourgeoisie of the time: refined, strong belief in Catholicism, foreign travel and a flair for fine arts."[8]

Family[edit]

They had eight children, five of whom became or married Spanish nobility.[9] A grandson, Jorge Loring Martinez, excelled as an aviation entrepreneur and inventor. A great grandson, Jorge Loring Miró SJ, is a widely published Spanish Jesuit priest.

A third great grand daughter, Vittoria Eugenia Alvarez de Toledo y Marone-Cinzano, is the 7th and current Marquesa de Casa Loring and a cousin, once removed, of King Juan Carlos of Spain.

La Concepcion[edit]

La Concepción

Mrs. Amalia Loring and her new husband created Malaga's La Concepción (Garden), and named it after their youngest daughter. "La Concepción is the most beautiful and important tropical botanical garden in Spain and one of the best in Europe."[10] The garden was created at the Loring family farm.[11]

Career and title[edit]

"He built (or helped build).[12] the first railroad in Andalusia, from Cordova to Malaga." He was created Marquis de Casa Loring in 1856.[13]

"He founded the Bank of Malaga and ... founded the newspaper El Correo de Andalucía" and supported metal refining and lead smelting.[14]

Museum Loringiano[edit]

Museum Loringiano

In 1859 the Marquis opened a museum to hold an archeological collection he had started. It has now grown to be the present-day Museum of Malaga.[15]

Political career[edit]

"He lived in Madrid between 1873 and 1890, where he was Liberal MP and senator" for many years.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Henry Pope, Loring Genealogy (1917), p.230)
  2. ^ Charles Henry Pope, Loring Genealogy (1917) p.312
  3. ^ Charles Henry Pope, Loring Genealogy, (1917) pp.139-40
  4. ^ He is described as "George Henry Loring" in Charles Henry Pope, Loring Genealogy, (1917) pp.139-40
  5. ^ Jorge Loring y Oyarzabal (Spanish Wikipedia) accessed 3 July 2011
  6. ^ Charles Henry Pope, Loring Genealogy (1917), p.230)
  7. ^ Charles Henry Pope, Loring Genealogy (1917), p.230)
  8. ^ Amalia Heredia Livermore (Spanish Wikipedia) accessed 3 July 2011
  9. ^ Charles Henry Pope, Loring Genealogy (1917), p.230)
  10. ^ Note that their daughter Concepcion was born eighteen years after the garden was reportedly created. La Concepcion (website) accessed 3 July 2011
  11. ^ La Concepción Botanical Garden (Spanish Wikipedia) accessed 3 July 2011
  12. ^ Jorge Loring y Oyarzabal (Spanish Wikipedia) accessed 3 July 2011
  13. ^ Charles Henry Pope, Loring Genealogy (1917), p.230)
  14. ^ Jorge Loring y Oyarzabal (Spanish Wikipedia) accessed 3 July 2011
  15. ^ Museum Loringiano (Spanish Wikipedia) accessed 3 July 2011
  16. ^ Jorge Loring y Oyarzabal (Spanish Wikipedia) accessed 3 July 2011