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 byFirst Creation
Succeeded byJorge Loring y Heredia, 2nd Marquis de Casa Loring
Personal details
Born
Jorge Loring

(1822-08-20)20 August 1822
Málaga, Spain
Died11 February 1901(1901-02-11) (aged 78)
Spain
Spouse(s)Amalia Heredia
ChildrenChildren:[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)
ParentsGeorge Loring and Maria Del Rosario Oyarzabal
OccupationBusinessman, 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.

Biography[edit]

Born August 20, 1822 in Málaga, 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. He held citizenship in the United States and in Spain.[1]

Marriage and family[edit]

In 1850 he married Amalia Heredia Livermore of Málaga, herself a daughter of Manuel Heredia and Isabel Livermore.[1] 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."

They had eight children, five of whom became or married Spanish nobility.[1] 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.

Career and title[edit]

"He built (or helped build) the first railroad in Andalusia, from Cordova to Málaga." He was created Marquis de Casa Loring in 1856.[1]

"He founded the Bank of Málaga and ... founded the newspaper El Correo de Andalucía" and supported metal refining and lead smelting.

Political career[edit]

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

Legacy[edit]

La Concepcion Gardens[edit]

La Concepción Gardens

Mrs. Amalia Loring and her new husband created Málaga's La Concepción Gardens [es] and named them after their youngest daughter. "La Concepción is one of the most beautiful and important tropical botanical gardens in Spain and one of the best in Europe."[5] The garden was created at the Loring family farm.

Loringiano Museum[edit]

Loringiano Museum

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 Málaga.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Charles Henry Pope, Loring Genealogy (1917). p. 230
  2. ^ Charles Henry Pope, Loring Genealogy (1917). p. 312
  3. ^ Charles Henry Pope, Loring Genealogy (1917). p. 139-140
  4. ^ He is described as "George Henry Loring" in Charles Henry Pope, Loring Genealogy, (1917) pp.139-40
  5. ^ Note that their daughter Concepcion was born eighteen years after the garden was reportedly created. La Concepcion (website) accessed 3 July 2011