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Francisco Joaquim Ferreira do Amaral (Lisbon, 11 June 1843/1844 – 11 August 1923) was the only son of João Maria Ferreira do Amaral and wife Maria Helena de Albuquerque, 1st Baroness of Oliveira Lima.



A Vice-Admiral and an Admiral, he served as Peer of the Realm by Royal Letter of 17 March 1898, Member of the Council of His Most Faithful Majesty, Minister of State and the first President of the Council of Ministers of Manuel II of Portugal, or 75th Prime Minister of Portugal, Deputy of the Nation, Governor of Moçâmedes, Governor of São Tomé e Príncipe, 78th Governor of Angola[1] (1882-1886) and 101st Governor of the State of India in 1886, President of the Society of Geography, 308th Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword, etc.

Marriage and issue

He married in Lisbon, São Julião, on 12 September 1880 Carolina Amélia Bastos (Lisbon, Santa Justa, 4 November 1852 – Goa, India, 22 October 1886, daughter of António Inácio Bastos and wife Maria Cristina da Conceição Tibau, and had three children:

  • João Maria Basto Ferreira do Amaral (1881 – 27 September 1884)
  • Maria Cristina Basto Ferreira do Amaral (Luanda, 18 March 1883 – Penamacor, Aldeia de João Pires, 15 September 1960), married to António Emídio Taborda de Azevedo e Costa (Penamacor, Penamacor – Penamacor, Aldeia de João Pires), and had issue
  • Augusto Basto Ferreira do Amaral (Nova Goa, Goa, India, 17 October 1886 – Lisbon, São Sebastião da Pedreira, 10 February 1947), an Electrical Engineer from the University of London, Director of the Instituto Industrial do Porto, Officer of the Order of Aviz, etc, married in Lisbon, Sagrado Coração de Jesus, on 26 March 1908 to Júlia Salvação Barreto (Lisbon, Santos o Velho, 10 June 1884 – Lisbon, 8 June 1980), daughter of Joaquim Maria da Silva Barreto and wife Mariana Filomena Salvação, a descendant of Gil Vicente and possibly of a second cousin of Gustav I of Sweden, and had issue, an only son: João Maria Barreto Ferreira do Amaral

Out of wedlock he had two more recognized children.

By an unknown mother (who was also the mistress of his first cousin Guilherme de Albuquerque Carvalhal e França, by whom she had Júlio de Albuquerque de França):

  • Serícia Emília Ferreira do Amaral (Lisbon, September 1861 - ?), unmarried and without issue

By Augusta Frederica Smith Chaves (c. 1850 – 1923):


  1. ^ Clarence-Smith, W. G. (2008). Slaves, Peasants and Capitalists in Southern Angola 1840-1926. pp. 38–39.  


  • Anuário da Nobreza de Portugal, III, 1985, Tomo II, p. 758 to 761

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