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Rizal's Ancestry

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Krissia Mae Tano

on 15 April 2015

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Rizal's Ancestry

Rizal is a mixture of races.
Domingo Lameo ( Rizal's great-great grandfather )

- father's side
- Chinese immigrant from Funkien city of Changchow.
- married to
Ines de la Rosa
Francisco Mercado
- resided in Binan
- Cirila Bernacha
- elected as Gobernadorcillo of the town.
- had children
Juan Mercado ( Rizal's Grandfather )
- married to Cirila Alejandro
- had 13 children. The youngest is Rizal's father.
Francisco Mercado
-Studied Latin and Philosophy in the College of San Jose in Manila
-fell in love with Teodora Alonso Realonda.
- college student of Santa Rosa.
- got married on June 28, 1848
- settled down in Calamba.

Eugenio Ursua ( Rizal's great-great-grandfather)

- maternal side
- Japanese ancestry
- married to Benigna (surname unknown).
Regina Ursua
- married Manuel de Quintos
a Filipino-Chinese lawyer from Pangasinan.
Brigida de Quintos
-married to Lorenzo Alberto Alonso
prominent Spanish-Filipino mestizo of Binan.
-Narcisa, Teodora (Rizal's mother), Gregorio, Manuel, and Jose.
Francisco Mercado

Theodora Alonso Realonda

Jose Rizal
Jose Rizal
was given by a family friend who
is a Spanish alcalde mayor
(provincial Governor) of Laguna.
Letter to Blumentritt

" Our family name was in fact Mercado, but there were many Mercados in the Philippines who are not related to us."

" He seems to be an illegitimate son"
Rizal ( Spanish ) a field where wheat, cut while still green, sprouts again.

The Rizal Home

Stone House in Calamba.
- two-storey building, rectangular shape, roofed with red tiles.(Dr. Rafael Palma)

Behind the house
- poultry yard full of turkeys and chickens and a big garden of tropical fruit trees.
A Good and Middle-Class Family.

-they belong to Principalia.
-most distinguished families in Calamba.
-Business (farms, small flour mill and a home-made ham press.
-owned a private library.
-owned a carriage.(status symbol of the ilustrados)

During Festivals and holidays everybody were welcome.
Home Life of the Rizals.

Family ties among Rizals were intimately close.
They believe n the maxim: "Spare the rod and spoil the child."
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