Jul 24, 2015
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Portrait of Francisco de Madariaga (1888-1975), paternal grandfather of Frank Madariaga.
Francisco is pictured in his chef's whites. He was born in Pedernales in the Spanish Basque Country and at 14 years of age, left home to train as a chef in Paris.
Francisco de Madariaga
Information from Peter Madariaga (email, 6 December 2014)
Francisco arrived in Liverpool in 1912 age 24 to work as a chef at the refurbished Adelphia Hotel. He married my mum, Anastasia Foruria at St Patrick's church, Liverpool in 1915 and started his first company as a ship's chandler, supplying provisions to the many ships calling into the port of Liverpool.