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Lope Ruiz de Esparza 'el menor' is the 3rd cousin to St. Francisco Javier de Jasso

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By Visitor - Posted on 28 September 2016

Lope Ruiz de Esparza 'el Menor' is the 3rd cousin of St. Francisco Javier de Jasso

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1). Sancho Ruiz de Esparza, alcalde de la Corte Mayor de Navarra, his wife, Juana Zariquegui are the parents of Simon Ruiz de Esparza. Simon has a sister named Catalina Ruiz de Esparza that is the ancestor of Saint Francisco Javier (Jasso). See her line at the bottom of the page. This Catalina Ruiz de Esparza is not the same Catalina Ruiz de Esparza that had an affair and a daughter with King Charles II.

2). Simon Ruiz de Esparza b. Before 1495 and Graciana Huici (Vici) are the parents of Martin Ruiz de Esparza.

3). Martin Ruiz de Esparza y Huici (Vici), señor del palacio de Esparza (Galar), vecino de Pamplona and Maria de Espinosa (Spinosa) are the parents of Lope Ruiz de Esparza. Martin also has a son named Pedro Ruiz de Esparza.

We have lawsuits from Martin Ruiz de Esparza y Huici (Vici) against cousins and possibly in laws that are using the family name without his permission. His brothers, Lope and Pedro also sue distant cousins. Martin and his sons hold the prestigious titles of señor de Los palacios de Estrada and are suing and asking the court to defend their rights.

4). Lope Ruiz de Esparza (el mayor or el viejo) abogado de las Audiencias Reales, señor de los palacios de Esparza (Galar) y Zariquiegui vecino de Pamplona and Ana Diez de Eguino are not married. They have a (natural) son named Lope Ruiz de Esparza.

5) Lope Ruiz de Esparza (el menor) ( b.1569 d.14 Aug 1651 in Mexico, Distrito Federal) married in 1594 to Ana Francisca Gabai Moctezuma, a descendant of Moctezuma II. Lope has a brother named Capitan Andres Ruiz de Esparza (b.1542) that came to Mexico before Lope. There is a third brother named Pedro Ruiz de Esparza that stayed in Spain. I personally read a primary source document dated 1595 that identified Ana Francisca Gabai Moctezuma as a granddaughter (though it should have said Great granddaughter.)

Lope came over as a "personal assistant"(criado) to a descendant of King Charles III named Enrique de Mauleòn. Lope's ancestor Rodrigo was in the service Kings Charles II and King Charles III. Even though Lope Ruiz de Esparza is the son of a nobleman, he still was in the service of descendant of Charles III, through the Nabarro Enriquez Lacarra line. through another line, Enrique Mauleón descends from King Alfonso XI de Castilla. Enrique de Mauleòn is also a distant relative some of the founding families of Nueva Galicia through his ancestor named Carlos Arellano de Luna.

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1). Sancho Ruiz de Esparza and Juana Zariquegui are the parents of Simon Ruiz de Esparza and Catalina Ruiz de Esparza that is the ancestor of Saint Francisco Javier (Jasso).

2). Catalina Ruiz de Esparza married in 1403 to Juan Antondo y Beteu, Señor de Adocin.

3). Gullelma (Guillerma) Atondo y Ruiz de Esparzamarries Arnaldo (Arnalt, Artel) Perez (Periz) de Jasso, Señor de Idocin (Adocin).

4). Juan Perez de Jasso y Atondo married to Maria de Azipilicuela y Aznar(iz), Señor de Javier.

5). San Francisco Javier aka Saint Francisco Jasso de Javier y Azpilicuela.

Other Ruiz de Esparza tidbits:

The other Catalina Ruiz de Esparza, is a daughter of Juan Periz de Esparza, alcalde de la corte de Navarra y consejero del Rey. She had a daughter named Juana, born by January 1379, from her relationship with King Charles II. This Catalina married in 1397 to Juan de Bearne, Baron de Beortegui. After

Another member of the Ruiz de Esparza family, Maria Miguel Ruiz de Esparza, (daughter of Miguel Ruiz de Esparza) has a relationship with King Charles III. They have a son named Lancelot that is born in April of 1386.

One of Lope Ruiz de Esparza's brothers was in the Americas prior to Lope's arrival in 1593. This brother, Capitan Andres Ruiz de Esparza traveled to Costa Rica where it has been reported that was named Teniente de Gobernador de la ciudad del espiritú santo. He later returned to Mexico City where he left descendants. Some of his descendants later moved into los altos de Jalisco, though the vast majority of the Esparzas in Jalisco descend from Lope Ruiz de Esparza "el Menor".

I have more information in my book about the Ruiz de Esparza family

Source: Mygenes2000 by Rick A. Ricci

(John Schmal, Guillermo 'Bill' Figueroa, Mariano Gonzalez Leal, Mary Lou Mantagna, George Fulton, Jaime Holcombe and others have contributed to my research on the Ruiz de Esparza family)

Hola a todos:

El apellido Huici parece ser un toponímico del poblado al norte de Pamplona que actualmente se llama Uitzi.

En los archivos de Navarra se encuentra el siguiente pleito:

1539.- Catalina de Huici vecina de Huici contra Miguel de Huici, vecino de Huici sobre ejecución por 41 florines y 5 groses y el arriendo de la primicia de la iglesia de la Parroquia de Huici (Uitzi).

La familia Huici era propietaria de una gran ferrería, negociación siempre relacionada con la fabricación de armas.

En esos archivos de Navarra que pueden verse en línea hay varios expedientes de la familia Ruiz de Esparza bajo las etiquetas Ruiz de Esparza, Galar, Huici.

Uno que llamó mucho mi atención fue la siguiente:

1525.- Martín Ruiz de Esparza contra Juan de Labayen y María Lizasoain vecinos de Artacoz sobre pago de arriendo del palacio de Zariquegui y su pertenecido.

Un Juan de Labayen casado con Inés de Aguilar viuda del conquistador Gerónimo Flores aparece también en "Andariegos y pobladores de Nueva Galicia" de Miguel Romero de Solís.

También hay varios registros de la familia Gabadi (ningún Gabay o Gabai) y de la familia Jaso, así que podemos estar en presencia de un contingente de personas con lazos de paisanaje previos a la emigración.

También me pareció interesante el siguiente registro:

1543.- Isabel de Peralta y Goñi , viuda de Miguel de Javier, Señor de Javier contra Juan de Esparza y María de Jaso vecinos de Pamplona sobre testamento encomendado de Guillerma de Atondo, abuela de de Miguel de Javier y mujer de Arnaldo Pérez de Jaso.

Saludos

Marcelina

Hola a todos de nuevo:

Les comparto el siguiente registro del Archivo General de Indias:

INDIFERENTE, 541, L.1, F. 40-V y 42-V
Real Provisión al tesorero general del Reino de Navarra sobre el pago de 250,000 maravedís de salario y quitación al Capitán Lope de Esparza.

Espero les sea útil.

Marcelina

Hola Marcelina,

Isabel de Peralta y Goñi , viuda de Miguel de Javier, Señor de Javier era pariente de Enrique Mauleón, Lope Ruiz de Esparza es "criado" de Enrique Mauleón. Juan de Esparza se llama Juan Ruiz de Esparza y es hermano o hijo de Martin Ruiz de Esparza y Huici. Enrique Mauleón era pariente de los Jasso, y Lope Ruiz de Esparza era pariente de los Jasso, entonces tenian primos en comun aunque ellos no eran primos.

Gracias,
Ricardo A. Ricci

does the part that Marcelina wrote about mean that the name Vici and huici should realy be wrote Uitzi?

Danny C. Alonso

Hola Danny:

La traducción está en los archivos oficiales de Navarra, no es propia

Huici: español

Uitzi: euskera

Además existe congruencia porque se trata de las mismas personas. Intenta entrar al Archivo de Navarra, es muy interesante.

Mauleón se encuentra cerca de Bayona.

Marcelina

Thank you Marcelina. I like the euskera spelling better. also i think i may have found the relatives of juana zariquiegui or johanna Lopiz de Zariquiegui. theres a Johan Lopiz de Zariguiegui and a simon Lopiz de Zariquigui mentioned in the 1300s. i cant tell what it says about them but it doesnt look good. it looks like they might be criminals or something.

https://books.google.com/books?id=3LRXAAAAIAAJ&q=%22L%C3%B3piz+de+Zariquiegui%22&dq=%22L%C3%B3piz+de+Zariquiegui%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAs7Hj8LzPAhVIxGMKHfd9AFAQ6AEIHDAA

Danny C. Alonso

In re-reading this post, the death information for Lope Ruiz de Esparza needs to be corrected: he died on Aug 14, 1651, in Aguascalientes, and not Mexico, DF. See Aguascalientes Defunciones 1620-1752, film 299856, image 59.

His wife's death record is two pages later in the same film, where she appears an Ana de Gabai. That record also notes that she was the wife of Lope.

George Fulton

Lope Ruiz de Esparza (el mayor or el viejo) abogado de las Audiencias Reales, señor de los palacios de Esparza (Galar) y Zariquiegui vecino de Pamplona tuvo por lo menos tres hijos y una hija. Tambien tuvo por lo menos tres mujeres (creo que por lo menos dos de las relatiónes resultaron en matrimonios). El todavia estaba vivo en Diciembre de 1597. No se si cada hijo tuvo diferente madre. Todavia no he leido la Prueba de Hidaguia, pero creo que este documento alamejor tiene mas informacíon que nos dira si Andres y Lope tuvieron diferentes
madres. Pedro si es hijo de diferente madre.

Lope Ruiz de Esparza (el mayor or el viejo) abogado de las Audiencias Reales, señor de los palacios de Esparza (Galar) y Zariquiegui vecino de Pamplona born circa 1513 had at least three sons and one daughter. He also had at least three relationships/marriages as three woman have been identified as his "mujer". There is a strong possibly that at least two of the relationships ended in marriage. Lope is still alive in December of 1597. I am not sure if each child had a different mother. I have not read all the pages of the hidalguia yet, but I hope it has information telling us whether Andres and Lope had the same mother. Pedro had a different mother.

The Ruiz de Esparza family for two hundred years were known as legal experts and successful businessman. Sancho was an specialist in certain types of documents. Many of his descendants became attorneys. They loved to litigate, even amongst family.

I will have more information in the book that I am writing. I thought that I should disclose that Lope had multiple "wives", and that all the other men in the timeline that I presented have only one wife in the records that I have seen.

Thanks,
R.A.Ricci

The Navarra archives has indexed some of their records - you can search the archives at www.navarra.es

If you search for "Ruiz de Esparza" (use the quotation marks for an exact search), you will get 116 document summaries. The documents themselves are not available for download. These are a few facts gleaned from the search

1535 - Lope Ruiz de Esparza y Espinosa (spouse and parents not named in this case)
1536 - Martin Ruiz de Esparza and Maria de Larrasaona, his wife
1537 - Maria de Larrasoana, wife of Martin Ruiz de Esparza y Huici
1558 - Lope Ruiz de Esparza, and Maria de Caparrosa, his wife, and Anton Marcilla de Caparrosa & Juana Cruzat, his wife, concerning a dowry (Maria's?)
1584 - Maria Ruiz de Esparza against Lope Ruiz de Esparza and Maria de Caparrosa, concerning a dowery (is Maria a daughter?)
1591 - Lope Ruiz de Esparza and Maria de Caparrosa, his wife
1595 - Lope Ruiz de Esparza and Isabel de Ascaraga, his wife
1595 - Pedro Ruiz de Esparza y Zariquiegui, heir of Lope Ruiz de Esparza (in 1568 Pedro is called his son) His mother is not discernible from the available info.
1597 - Licenciado Ruiz de Esparza (first name not given), names Lope Ruiz de Esparza and Maria de Esparza, "sus padres"

Sparse info is provided for each case. There are other records which imply other relationships with the Ruiz de Esparza family.

From other sources we know the parents of Lope Ruiz de Esparza who came to Aguascalientes. He came to Mexico single, in 1593. His mother is not named in these Navarra court records.

Unfortunately, none of the court records are presently available for down load (some are apparently quite long, hundreds of pages). Once these records become available it should be possible to add more information about this family.

George Fulton

Dear George,

I had seen some of these records previously and that is how I found two "mujer de Lope Ruiz de Esparza."

Lope Ruiz de Esparza's wife Maria Capparrosa

Lope Ruiz de Esparza's wife, Isabel de Ascarraga y Leache, hija del licenciado Azcarraga, abogado de las Audiencias Reales, e Isabel de Leache

What I didn't have was Maria de Larrasoana, wife of Martin Ruiz de Esparza y Huici. This means that Martin was married twice as his first wife was surnamed Espinosa.

These records also identified that besides his three sons, Lope el Mayor, has at least one daughter, Maria Ruiz de Esparza. It is unclear if she is the same Maria Ruiz de Esparza that has multiple marriages. Only one marriage is a certainty right now in my records. He may have more children.

Thanks,
Rick A Ricci

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