Maria Manuela Elisabeth"Mary" KIRKPATRICK - GRIVEGNEE, ,Countess of Montijo

Female 1794 - 1879  (85 years)


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  • Name Maria Manuela Elisabeth"Mary" KIRKPATRICK - GRIVEGNEE 
    Suffix ,Countess of Montijo 
    Nickname Mary 
    Born 24 Feb 1794  Malaga, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Nov 1879  Carabanchel, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6463  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2022 

    Father William KIRKPATRICK, ,of Conheath,Adra and Malaga,U.S Consul in Malaga.,   b. 24 May 1764, Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1837, the house of his widowed daughter Henrietta, in Malaga, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Dona Maria Francesca"Fanny" GRIVEGNEE-GALLEGOS, ,de Liego,   b. 1769,   d. 3 Mar 1822, Malaga, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1791  the Church of The Parish of San Juan Dios, Malaga, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The majority of the records of this family branch ,particularly the records of the descendants from this point were kindly contributed by Cristina Escobar - Sancho of Spain, 3rd Great Granddaughter of William and Francesca.

      Many dates were also extracted from copies of the Madrid Daily Newspaper,ABC
    Family ID F2024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Don Cipriano Guzman PALAFOX - PORTOCARRERO, ,Conde de Teba,8th Conde de Montijo,   b. 15 Sep 1784,   d. 15 Mar 1839, Madrid, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1817  Granada, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Rumour insisted that the gaiety and extravagance of Manuela were displeasing to Count Teba, and that domestic reasons explained his departure from Malaga to Granada. His ideas ran in narrow grooves, he wished his daughters to be brought up cheaply, as if destined to a humble lot. He made few friends, and left to his wife the task of entertaining. The beautiful Countess had a host of men acquaintances, attracted by her wit, her grace, and her lively, vivacious manners. George Ticknor, the historian of Spanish literature, has described the mother of the Empress as he saw her in 1818 at Malaga. " I do not doubt, he says, " that she is the most cultivated and the most interesting woman in Spain."
    Children 
     1. Maria Francesca de Sales"Paca" PALAFOX - KIRKPATRICK, ,Duchess of Alba,12th Duquesa de Penaranda,   b. 29 Jan 1825, Malaga, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1860, Carabanchel, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     2. Maria Eugenia Ignacia Augustina PALAFOX - KIRKPATRICK, ,Empress of France,   b. 5 May 1826, Granada, Spain, during an earthquake Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1920, the Liria Palace, Madrid, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Guillermo"Paco" PALAFOX - KIRKPATRICK,   b. Abt 1827, Granada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835, France. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Marie was called Mary by the family.Her married title was María Manuela Enriqueta Kirkpatrick de Closbourn y de Grevigné
    • (Research):Prosper Merimee (28 September 1803 - 23 September 1870) was a French dramatist, historian , archaeologist , and short story writer.Merimee met and befriended the Countess of Montijo in Spain in 1830 whom he credited as being his source for the Carmen story. Together with the countess, he coached her daughter, Eugenie, during the courtship with Napoleon III (though his correspondence indicates Merimee was opposed to their marriage). When the daughter became the Empress Eugenie of France in 1853, Merimee was made a senator.


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