Alexis Albuquerque

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About Alexis Albuquerque

4.7 Alex Albuquerque is probably the most famous member of the Albuquerque family - because the tile factory he founded in 1868 is the oldest in existence in Mangalore; though his elder brother Pascal founded a factory the same year, it was sold by his descendants who moved to other parts of India. In fact Alex is something of a legend; it is said that he came from Pezar with nothing, learnt the art of tile-manufacturing from Europeans in the business, and then started on his own. This is almost certainly an exaggeration; the fact that Alex married into the Vas Naik family of Falnir well before he founded his tile factory in 1868 implies that he was already reasonably well-to-do. Alex had two children by his first wife Isabella Vas, the first born before he founded his tile factory. He had another 8 children by Joanna Silva.

Business surpassed all expectations and production nearly equalled that of JH Morgan & Sons and of Commonwealth Tile Works, the largest and most successful tile manufacturers on the West Coast

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Alexis Albuquerque's Timeline

December 24, 1841
June 29, 1866
Age 24
June 20, 1870
Age 28
January 6, 1873
Age 31
Mangalore, India
March 4, 1875
Age 33
September 27, 1876
Age 34
December 23, 1878
Age 36
March 24, 1881
Age 39
August 30, 1882
Age 40