|Luisa married Captain Jorgue de Alvarado, a conqueror of
México and Governor of Guatemala; and a brother of Pedro de
Alvarado; their children were
||Marina married Luis de Saavreda Guzman; their children were
||Ana married New Spain Treasurer Juan Alonso de Sosa; their
||Francisca married Alonso Avalalos de Saavreda
||Beatris married Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, the discoverer
of the Grand Canyon.
Alonso de Estrada also had a natural son, Bartolome, with Ana Rodriguez Anhaifa. Bartolome became a secular priest.
Estrada is an interesting historical figure because he was
probably the only son of a king of Spain who ever lived in
México and left a large number of descendants some of
whom are now in the USA. Historia Peggy K. Liss states that Estrada
was a natural son of King Ferdinand (167). Also another historian
Thomas Hugh in his book the Conquest: Montezuma, Corté, and
the Fall of Old México, states that it was believed that
Alonso de Estrada was a natural son of King Ferdinand (574). In New
Spain, de Estrada served as royal treasurer, lieutenant governor, and
Besides being a natural son of Ferdinand, Alonso de Estrada was a converso. Why do I believe that Estrada was a converso? First of all King Ferdinand's grandmother was Jewish. Secondly, Estradas' cousin was Luis de la Torre, the Jew who was baptized prior to sail with Christopher Colón to the New World. Upon his arrival in México in 1523, Estrada brought his cousin Luis de la Torre from Santo Domingo where he had resided since 1508.
Indice Geobiografico de Cuarenta Mil Pobladores Españoles de America en el Siglo XVI
Fernández, Francisco del Castillo, Memorias de la Academia Mexicana de la Historia: Correspondiente de la Real de Madrid, (México October-December 1942) Tomo I
Liss, Peggy K. México Under Spain, 1521-1556, Society and the Origins of Nationality The University of Chicago Press, 1975. Carranza, Baltasa Dorante de, Sumaria Relación de los Primeros Pobladores de México.
Thomas, Hugh, Conquest: Montezuma, Cortés, and the Fall of Old México. Simon and Schuster, 1993.
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