Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sephardic Jewish Carvajal Family of Mexico

Like many students of northeastern Mexican genealogy, I came across the story of the Sephardic Jewish Carvajal family of Nuevo Leon as an undergraduate, and wanted to learn all I could about this family. Over the years, as an on-off again hobby, I have tried to go beyond the Inquisition documents and look at the genealogical record to determine if there were survivors and descendants. I think this is important given the Spanish/Mexican Inquisition's efforts to destroy this family in the late 16th and 17th centuries. While I am certainly not the first to research this family, I am not aware of any other researcher who has examined the genealogical record about descendants and posted the documentation online. Please add a comment if you have additional information or if you find an error.
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GENERATION 1
1. Catalina de Leon y de la Cueva, daughter of Francisco Rodriguez de Matos and Francisca Nunez de Carvajal, was born in Benavente, Portugal in late 1565 or early 1566. She married Antonio Diaz de Caceres in Feb 1586 in Panuco, New Spain (Mexico). Her maternal uncle was Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva, who was named governor of Nuevo Reino de Leon on 31 May 1579. She was burned at the stake in Mexico City in the Auto de Fe of 08 Dec 1596. Sources: Carabajal, JewishEncylopedia.com; Ch 4 The People of Carvajal, History of the Kingdom of Leon.
  • Children: 2. Leonor de Caceres
GENERATION 2
2. Leonor de Caceres was born about 1587 in Mexico City. She married Lope Nunez. She was reconciled in the Auto de Fe of 1601 in Mexico City. Sources: Ch 4 The People of Carvajal, History of the Kingdom of Leon.
  • Children: 3. Mateo Nunez de Caceres; 4. Nicolas Nunez; 5. Ana Maria de Leon; 6. Juan Nunez; 7. Antonio Nunez Diaz
GENERATION 3
3. Mateo Nunez de Caceres was born on 27 Sep 1611 in Mexico City. Source: FHL 35168.

4. Nicolas Nunez was born about 1613/1614. He married Maria de Medina, daughter of Juan de Medina and Maria Nabarro, on 21 May 1651 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266342.
  • Children: 8. Agustin Nunez; 9. Nicolas Nunez; 10. Angela Nunez de Medina; 11. Maria Nunez de Medina; 12. Felipe Nunez Medina; 13. Joseph Nunez Medina

5. Ana Maria de Leon (de Caceres) was born about 1618/19. She married Manuel de la Rosa.
  • Children: Pedro de la Rosa; Antonio de la Rosa; Margarita de la Rosa; 14. Teresa Rosa Leon; 15. Maria Rosa; 16. Geronimo Rosa; 17. Leonor Rosa
6. Juan Nunez was born about 1624/25. He married Catalina (Rodriguez) de Salas. Source: ________
  • Children: 18. Jeronima Nunez Rodriguez; 19. Joseph Nunez Rodriguez; 20. Luciana Nunez Salas
7. Agustin Nunez Diaz was born about 1624/25. He married (1) Maria de Jesus y Collasos on 28 Dec 1650 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. He married (2) Juana de las Duenas (widow of Juan de Bustos) on 01 Oct 1662 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266342.
  • Children with Maria de Jesus y Collasos: 21. Salvador Diaz Collasos; 22. Josefa Diaz Collasos; 23. Juana Diaz.


GENERATION 4
8. Agustin Nunez was born on ___________. He married (1) Josefa (Ortiz) de Miranda on 24 Aug 1684 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. He married (2) Josefa Guerrero, daughter of Cristobal Gomez and Ana Maria Guerrero, on 05 May 1721 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266342.
  • Children with Josefa (Ortiz) de Miranda: 24. Juana Rosalia Nunez Miranda; 25. Gertrudes Nunez Miranda; 26. Joseph Nunez; 27. Juana Francisca Nunez Miranda; 28. Josefa Nunez Miranda; 29. Ignacio Nunez Miranda; 30. Antonio Angel Nunez Miranda; 31. Agustin Nunez de Miranda; 32. Catarina Maria Nunez Miranda; 33. Miguel Tadeo Nunez Ortiz


9. Nicolas Nunez was born on ___________. He married Gertrudes de Abila (widow of Manuel de Santiago) on 09 Feb 1703 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266342.


10. Angela de Medina was born 09 Mar 1659 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. She married (1) Joseph Roldan Maldonado (widower of Josefa Ramirez de Abila) on 06 Nov 1690. She married (2) Cristobal Romero, son of Gaspar Domingues Romero and Maria de Villegas on 07 Nov 1696 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Sources: FHL 266277; FHL 266342.
  • Children: 34. Juana Felipa Romero Medina


11. Maria Nunez de Medina was born 13 Nov 1656 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. She married Joseph Romero, son of Gaspar Domingues Romero and Maria de Villegas on 07 Nov 1696 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Sources: FHL 266277; FHL 266342.
  • Children: 35. Petronia Efigenia Romero Medina

12. Felipe Nunez Medina was born 04 May 1661 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

13. Joseph Nunez Medina was born 22 Jun 1652 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Note: This person may be Agustin Nunez (No. 8) or Nicolas Nunez (No. 9). Source: FHL 266277.

14. Teresa (de Caceres) Rosa Leon was born 20 Oct 1651 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. She married Nicolas Roman (widower of Francisca de Pimentel) on 24 Apr 1670 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Sources: FHL 266277; FHL 266342.


15. Maria de la Rosa was born 25 Sep 1653 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. She married (1) Francisco de Vera, son of Francisco de Vera and Andrea de la Duena, on 12 Jan 1687 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. She married (2) Juan de Silba, son of Antonio de Silba and Agustina de San Bartolome, on 11 Dec 1695 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Sources: FHL 266277; FHL 266342.



16. Geronimo Rosa was born 01 Oct 1655 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

17. Leonor Rosa was born 23 Aug 1657 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

18. Jeronima Nunez Rodriguez (de Salas) was born on __________. She married Tomas de Espinosa de los Monteros on 25 Dec 1668 in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266579.
  • Children: 36. Francisco Espinosa Rodriguez; 37. Ignacio Espinosa Nunez; 38. Ana Teresa Espinosa Nunez; 39. Josefa Espinosa Rodriguez; 40. Maria Espinosa Rodriguez; 41. Jhoan Bentura Espinosa Nunez; 42. Nicolasa Rosa Espinosa

19. Joseph Nunez Rodriguez was born 21 Feb 1660 in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266523.

20. Luciana Nunez Salas was born 28 Dec 1663 in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266523.

21. Salvador Diaz Collazos was born 10 Jan 1652 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

22. Josefa Diaz Collazos was born 24 Mar 1655 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

23. Juana Diaz was born 02 May 1658 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

GENERATION 5
24. Juana Rosalia Nunez Miranda was born 16 Jul 1685 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

25. Gertrudes Nunez Miranda was born 04 Oct 1686 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

26. Joseph Nunez was born 22 Aug 1688 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

27. Juana Francisca Nunez Miranda was born 29 Dec 1690 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

28. Josefa Nunez Miranda was born 20 Jul 1692 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

29. Ignacio Nunez Miranda was born 02 Feb 1693 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. He married Ana Teresa Diaz Navarro, daughter of Juan Diaz Navarro and Ana Maria de Melo, on 30 Dec 1737 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277; FHL 266342.
  • Children: 43. Ana Maria Antonia Nunez Diaz; 44. Antonio Mariano Nunez Melo; 45. Cristobal Joseph Nunez; 46. Francisca Silveira de la Encarnacion Nunez Diaz; 47. Leonarda Francisca Nunez Diaz; 48. Josefa Maria de Guadalupe Nunez Diaz; 49. Ignacia Blas Salvadora Nunez Diaz; 50. Maria Antonia Barbara Vicenta Nunez Diaz; 51. Vicente Mariano Blas Nunez Diaz; 52. Joseph Vicente Mariano Nunez Diaz


30. Antonio Angel Nunez Miranda was born 04 Mar 1697 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

31. Agustin Nunez de Miranda was born 02 Sep 1699 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266292.

32. Catarina Maria Nunez Miranda was born 08 Dec 1701 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

33. Miguel Tadeo Nunez Ortiz was born 08 Dec 1704 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

34. Juana Felipa Romero Medina was born 18 Feb 1699 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

35. Petronia Efigenia Romero Medina was born 13 Jun 1701 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266277.

36. Francisco Espinosa Rodriguez was born 13 Nov 1669 in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266523.

37. Ignacio Espinosa Nunez was born 12 Aug 1671 in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266523.

38. Ana Teresa Espinosa Nunez was born 05 Nov 1674 in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico. She married Francisco Brito on 18 Apr 1706 in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266523; FHL 266524.
  • Children: 53. Juan Joseph Rodriguez Brito; 54. Ana Maria Antonia Brito Espinosa; 55. Manuel Bernardo Ignacio Brito Espinosa

39. Josefa Espinosa Rodriguez was born 31 Mar 1678 in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266523.

40. Maria Espinosa Rodriguez was born 05 Mar 1680 in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266523.

41. Jhoan Bentura Espinosa Nunez was born 25 Jul 1686 in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico. Source: FHL 266524.

42. Nicolasa Rosa Espinosa was born 13 Sep 1690 in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico. She married Francisco Javier de Araujo on ___________. Source: FHL 266524.
  • Children: 56. Juana Maria Josefa Araujo Espinosa; 57. Joseph Antonio Araujo Rodriguez; 58. Francisca Javiera Araujo Espinosa; 59. Manuel Ignacio Espinosa
GENERATION 6
43. Ana Maria Antonia Nunez Diaz

44. Antonio Mariano Nunez Melo

45. Cristobal Joseph Nunez

46. Francisca Silveira de la Encarnacion Nunez Diaz

47. Leonarda Francisca Nunez Diaz

48. Josefa Maria de Guadalupe Nunez Diaz

49. Ignacia Blas Salvadora Nunez Diaz

50. Maria Antonia Barbara Vicenta Nunez Diaz

51. Vicente Mariano Blas Nunez Diaz

52. Joseph Vicente Mariano Nunez Diaz

53. Juan Joseph Rodriguez Brito

54. Ana Maria Antonia Brito Espinosa

55. Manuel Bernardo Ignacio Brito Espinosa

56. Juana Maria Josefa Araujo Espinosa

57. Joseph Antonio Araujo Rodriguez

58. Francisca Javiera Araujo Espinosa

59. Manuel Ignacio Espinosa

4 comments:

  1. Great work. Are you a descendant of Catalina de Leon y la Cueva? I ask because Leonor (and Jorge de Almeida)left descendants and Anica, if my memory serves.

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  2. Thanks. No, I'm not a descendant, I just have an interest in this family. A few years ago I compiled all this information, and I decided should put it online now to share with others and maybe get something started. Thanks for your comment!

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  3. just wondering do you know who maria villegas's parents are. i want to see if they are possible ancestors of mines or least related to an nacestor of mine.

    I have a triple-great grandma named bartola villegas, born in huejucar jalisco. i was able to trace her line up to a guy named agustin villegas and his wife rosalia enriquez born sometime before 1750, i'm not sure where they were born at though.

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