Person - Foncerrada Ulibarri, José Cayetano (1757-1830)

Foncerrada Ulibarri, José Cayetano (1757-1830)




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Foncerrada Ulibarri, José Cayetano (1757-1830)Other forms

Fechas de existencia:

Michoacán de Ocampo (México)  1757-08-07 - Lleida (España)  1830-01-05


He was a clergyman, lawyer and government representative. He was the son of Bernardo de Foncerrada and Juana María Ulibarri; and brother of José Bernardo and Melchor Foncerrada. He studied at the Colegio de San Ildefonso and at the university in Mexico City. He obtained his Law degree from the Real Court. On his return from a trip to Spain in 1785, he began a rapidly growing ecclesiastical career thanks to the family fortune based on his father's commercial activity. He became vicar general of the convents of nuns and synodal examiner of the archbishopric of Mexico; he later managed to become canon of the Cathedral of Mexico. He was, without doubt, against the discharge of Viceroy Iturrigaray, although he did not publicly express such opposition. He worked in the Cádiz Cortes (parliament) from 1810 to 1814. He had a moderate participation although he was a defender of certain conservative ideas. He advocated the maintenance of the privileges of the American churches and opposed the removal of the churches controlling the management of hospices and charitable houses and loans from the Government. This measure was considered to be detrimental to the religious institutions because, in order to pay, they had to sell or pay with their liturgical objects and jewelry. He was also opposed to the suppression of the Inquisition. On another note, he advocated the creation of a court in Morelia and opposed English mediation in the conflict with the Mexican rebels.

With the arrival of Ferdinand VII he showed his sympathy and adherence to the absolutist cause by being one of the signatories of the Manifesto of the Persians in 1814 in which he rejected the Constitution of 1812, becoming an informer against the liberal deputies arrested in that year. As a prize for these services he was elected knight of the Order of Charles III and was a candidate for a palatine position as a Head of an office or ministry of the Spanish Royal House. Although he did not achieve the latter purpose, he did achieve a promotion in his ecclesiastical career as a Dean in the Cathedral of Lérida.

Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1813

Date of the event: 1810 - 1813

Cortes ordinarias, 1813-1814

Date of the event: 1813 - 1814



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Lugar de Residencia:

Ciudad de México (México)

Lugar de Residencia:

Cádiz (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Michoacán de Ocampo (México) in 1757-08-07

Lugar de Defunción:

Lleida (España) in 1830-01-05


Diccionario biográfico de parlamentarios españoles. 1, Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1814 [Madrid]: Cortes Generales, Servicios de Publicaciones. 1 disco (CD-ROM). 978-84-7943-386-4 .

García León, José María. Los diputados doceañistas : una aproximación al estudio de los diputados de las Cortes Generales y Extraordinarias (1810-1813). José Mª García León. [Cádiz]: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. 2 v. (808 p.). 84-89736-51-0.

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Family relationships :

Foncerrada Ulibarri, José Bernardo de (1747-?)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Foncerrada Ulibarri, Melchor José de (ca.1750-1814)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

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