Ignacio Lorenzo de Armas

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Ignacio Lorenzo de Armas
7th Mayor of San Antonio, Texas (1st time)
Incumbent
Assumed office
1738
Preceded by Juan Curbelo
Succeeded by Juan Delgado
30th Mayor of San Antonio, Texas (2nd time)
Incumbent
Assumed office
1764
Preceded by Luis Antonio Menchaca
Succeeded by Bernabé de Carbajal
Personal details
Born 1706
San Sebastián de La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain)
Died unknown
San Antonio, Texas
Nationality Spanish
Spouse(s) Ana Cabrera
Profession Mayor

Ignacio Lorenzo de Armas (1706 - unknown) was a Spanish politician that served as mayor of San Antonio, Texas in 1738 and 1764. His family arrived in San Antonio from the Canary Islands in 1731 with other Canarian families in order to populate this region.

Biography[edit]

Juan Ignacio Lorenzo de Armas was born about 1706, in San Sebastián de La Gomera, Canary Islands.[1] His parents were Roque Lorenzo De Armas and Teresa De Aviles.[2] He had a brother, Martin Lorenzo de Armas, who was younger that him and also settled in San Antonio. His family arrived in San Antonio from the Canary Islands in 1731 with other Canarian families in order pf populate this unpopulated region,[1] when he was 22 years old. [3]

In 1738 and 1764 he was named mayor of San Antonio, replacing mayors Juan Curbelo and Luis Antonio Menchaca respectively.[4]

He married another local Canarian, Ana Cabrera, with whom he had two children.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Lorenzo de Armas Family. Consulted on May 21, 2012, to 0:27 pm.
  2. ^ Ancestries
  3. ^ Ranchos de Texas y Lanzarote.
  4. ^ Balbuena Castellano, José Manuel. "La odisea de los canarios en Texas y Luisiana" (The odyssey of the canaries in Texas and Louisiana). Chapter IV (Organización de los Isleños); (ed) 2007,editorial: Anroart Ediciones.