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Benavides/Cortes/Aguayo Revisited & Revised (My Two Cents)

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By The Genealogist - Posted on 15 March 2017

Hello everyone,

This thread is intended to be a continuation of two earlier threads regarding the Benavides trunk started by Manny and Ronnie as seen here:

http://www.nuestrosranchos.com/es/node/23035

and here:

http://www.nuestrosranchos.com/en/node/20210

I have been looking closely at dispensations regarding the Benavides, Cortes, and Aguayo lines. I believe I have come up with a clearer picture of the earliest generations. At a quick glance, it may seem that many of these dispensations contradict each other, but this is because we have been trying to couple them with what the secondary sources say about these individuals. First let us start with forgetting any preconceived notions about the Benavides trunk — especially what we may think we know about “Geronima de Benavides” and “Catalina Cortes”. Let us just focus on exactly what is being said in the dispensations. Only then do they fit together quite nicely without any contradictions that I have seen so far.

The following are 7 dispensations that help make sense of the Benavides trunk. It helps to look at them in a certain order.

PART 1: THE EARLY BENAVIDES

DISPENSA 1. GASPAR LOMELIN & MARIA MEDINILLA
4 Dec 1678, Nochistlan
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-THT7-B?mode=g&i=112&wc=MC7X-1Z9%3A147337401%2C147337402%2C154094601&cc=1804458

This one is the oldest and thus the closest chronologically to the Benavides trunk. Here Maria Medenilla, the widow of Nicolas Carbajal, is marrying Gaspar Lomelin. All three are descended from three siblings named as: a Geronima de Benavides, a Luis de Benavides, and a Catalina Cortes.

The tree as given:
TRUNK: N.N. & N.N.
Geronima de Benavides-1-Luis de Benavides -1-Catalina Cortes
Mariana Ortiz-2-N.N.-2-N.N.
Geronimo Aramburu-3-Jacinta Oliva-3- Lucas Lomelin
Diego Aramburu-4-Nicolas Carvajal-4-Gaspar Lomelin
Maria Medinilla-5

Right away you are probably thinking that these testigos must be wrong -- that Catalina Cortes could not have been a sister to Geronima and Luis de Benavides. Well, just bear with me for a moment. This dispensation does prove that Geronima de Benavides, Luis de Benavides, and Catalina Cortes were siblings, only this Catalina Cortes (II) is the daughter of Catalina Cortes (I) (wife of Geronimo de Benavides). Looking at this first dispensation this way instantly solves many problems with the proceeding lineages.

We know from Maria Medinilla’s first marriage (dated 29 Feb 1672) that Nicolas Carvajal was the son of Juan Carvajal and Jacinta de Oliva. As seen here:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-THRN?mode=g&i=196&wc=3P9N-HZ3%3A147337401%2C147337402%2C159953001&cc=1804458

We know from the marriage of Nicolas’ parents (dated 25 Jun 1633) that Jacinta also appears as “Jacinta de Benavides.”As seen here:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-THC5?mode=g&i=142&cc=1804458

According to Gonzalez-Leal, Jacinta de Oliva was daughter of Gonzalo Yanez del Monte and a Geronima de Benavides, who was the daughter of Luis de Benavides. We also know from other sources and that Lucas Lomelin is the son of a Maria de Benavides and Carlo Lomelin. The filled in tree would look like this:

The tree filled in:
TRONCO: Geronimo de Benavides & Catalina Cortes (I)
Geronima de Benavides (I)-1-Luis de Benavides -1-Catalina Cortes (II)
Mariana Ortiz-2-Geronima de Benavides (II)-2-Maria de Benavides (I)
Geronimo Aramburu-3-Jacinta Oliva-3- Lucas Lomelin
Diego Aramburu-4-Nicolas Carvajal-4-Gaspar Lomelin
Maria Medinilla-5

Note: I originally thought that the Catalina Cortes who died in 1652 was Catalina (I) (wife of Geronimo de Benavides), but I cannot deny the possibility that she may really be Catalina Cortes (II), their daughter. The record can be seen here:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-15206-417-37?cc=1804458&wc=M99V-JD6:104053753

{{{Note: the first marriage of Maria Medinilla to Nicolas Carvajal (dated 29 Feb 1672, Nochistlan) (seen here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-15188-766-62?cc=1804458&wc=MC7J-Q6V:147337401,147337402,159953001) says that this couple is related in 2 and 3 degrees. This would seem to contradict the tree above but it does not. The relation is via another line. The tree is seen below:

Trunk N.N. & Gonzalo Yanez del Monte& Geronima de Benavides (II)
Juan Yanez-1-Jacinta de Oliva
Mariana Yanez-2-Nicolas Carvajal
Maria Medinilla-3-}}}

Catalina Cortes (II) IS the daughter of Geronimo de Benavides & Catalina Cortes (I), as proposed by Gonzalez-Leal in Retones, only this Catalina Cortes (II) is not the one who was married to Juan Moscoso de Sandoval. That Catalina Cortes (III) appears next.

DISPENSA 2. BERNARDO GONZALEZ DOMINGUEZ & JOSEPHA LOZANO
5 May 1680, Nochistlan
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-15188-23385-39?cc=1804458&wc=M99V-JXW:n929733730

Holcombe says that Geronimo de Benavides is the son of Diego de Benavides. Gonzalez-Leal gives in Retonos that Luis de Benavides and Geronimo de Benavides are brothers and that Luis de Benavides is also a son of Diego de Benavides. This Dispensation was probably the source for that information, however, I think this dispensation was misread. Looking carefully at the penmanship in this dispensation, “Geronimo” de Benavides is never mentioned, but two “Geronima” de Benavides’ are. One is the sister of Luis de Benavides and the other is his daughter. Geronima de Benavides (sister of Luis) is clearly given as the mother of yet another Catalina Cortes.

The Tree as given:
TRUNK: N.N. & N.N.
Luis de Benavides-1-Geronima de Benavides (I)
Geronima Benavides(II) -2-Catalina Cortes (III)
Maria Yanez-3-Josepha Vasquez de Sandoval
Luis Gonzalez-4-Josepha Lozano
Bernardo Gonzalez-5

The Tree filled in
TRONCO: Geronimo de Benavides & Catalina Cortes (I)
Luis de Benavides-1-Geronima de Benavides (I)
Geronima Benavides(II) -2-Catalina Cortes (III)
Maria Yanez-3-Josepha Vasquez de Sandoval
Luis Gonzalez-4-Josepha Lozano
Bernardo Gonzalez-5

Since dispensa's 1 & 2 pass through the Yanez, than we know that the Luis de Benavides in dispensa 1 & 2 are definitely the same person. This means his sister Geronima de Benavides (I), mentioned in dispensa 1 & 2, is the mother of both Mariana Ortiz and Catalina Cortes (III) (wife of Juan Moscoso de Sandoval).

DISPENSA 3. THOMAS DE PAEZ & FRANCISCA DE TORRES
27 Mar 1686 Jalostotitlan
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18418-15365-43?cc=1874591&wc=M99L-KS9:154864082

This dispensation shows that the father of the groom is the first cousin of the grandfather of the bride.

The tree as given:
TRUNK: N.N. & N.N.
Maria de Benavides (I)-1-Geronima de Benavides (III)
Domingo Lomelin-2-Francisco Paez
Joseph Lomelin-3-Thomas Paez
Francisca de Torres-4

The tree filled in:
TRUNK: N.N. & Catalina Cortes (II)
Maria de Benavides (I)-1-Geronima de Benavides (III)
Domingo Lomelin-2-Francisco Paez
Joseph Lomelin-3-Thomas Paez
Francisca de Torres-4

The Geronima de Benavides in this dispensation cannot be the same Geronima in dispensas 1 & 2, who is shown to be the mother of both Mariana Ortiz and Catalina Cortez (III) (wife of Juan Moscoso de Sandoval). When you plug this Maria de Benavides (I) back into dispensa 1, it shows that this Geronima is the third one to appear. This Geronima de Benavides (III) was the one married to Nicolas or Francisco Paez. (Holcombe says Nicolas, Gonzalez-Leal says Francisco).

This must be why in “Genealogia de Nochistlan” by Jose Luis Vazquez, it states in chapter 59, page 197, that Geronima de Benavides is the daughter of Geronimo de Benavides AND Catalina Cortes, but in chapter 22, page 80, it states that Geronima de Benavides is the daughter of Catalina Cortes (de quien se desconoce en nombre de su esposo). The Geronima in chapter 59 must be referring to Geronima de Benavides (I) (mother of Mariana Ortiz and Catalina Cortes (III)[wife of Juan Moscoso de Sandoval]). The Geronima in chapter 22 must be referring to Geronima de Benavides (III) (wife of Nicolas/Francisco Paez and daughter of Catalina Cortes (II)[de quien se desconoce en nombre de su esposo]).

DISPENSA 4. JUAN DE ESQUIBIAS & MARIA YNIGUEZ
01 Jan 1693, Nochistlan
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9392-6P9J-Z1?i=223&cc=1874591

This dispensation says that the maternal grandfather of Juan de Esquibias, Lorenzo Yanez, and the maternal grandmother of Maria Yniguez, Maria de Benavides (II), were first cousins.

The tree as given:
TRUNK: N.N. & N.N.
N.N.-1-N.N.
Lorenzo Yanez-2-Maria Benavides(II)
Juana Yanez-3-Jacinta Cueva
Juan Esquibias-4-Maria Yñiguez

The tree filled in:
Trunk: Luis de Benavides & N.N.
Geronima de Benavides (II)-1-N.N. de Benavides
Lorenzo Yanez-2-Maria Benavides(II)
Juana Yanez-3-Jacinta Cueva
Juan Esquibias-4-Maria Yñiguez

We know from Dispensa 2 that the Yanez come from Geronima de Benavides (II) (wife of Gonzalo Yanez del Monte and daughter of Luis de Benavides). In order for Maria de Benavides (II) (wife of Andres Cueva) to be a first cousin of Lorenzo Yanez, she must be a granddaughter of Luis de Benavides.

Note: Luis de Benavides now has two descendants named Jacinta: a granddaughter named Jacinta de Oliva, and a great-granddaughter named Jacinta Cueva. It leaves open the possibility that Luis may have been married to a Jacinta de Oliva as well.

PART 2: THE AGUAYO CONNECTION

The three branches of the Aguayo family are started by three siblings: Diego de Aguayo (husband of Ysabel de Arizaga), Antonio de Aguayo (husband of Luisa de Isla), and Regina de Aguayo (wife of Juan Ximon Duran). There are several dispensations that prove that these three are siblings, but I will not get into those here. I would rather focus on their parents. Secondary sources say that their parents were a Diego de Aguayo and an Ysabel de Silva. We can see by the marriage of Ysabel de Silva’s son Diego that she is a widow as of 1633. This would imply that her husband died before this date. But was Diego de Aguayo really her husband? The following dispensations paint a slightly different picture:

DISPENSA 5. DIEGO DELGADILLO & YSABEL DE AGUAYO
7 Jan 1704, Nochistlan
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18377-18553-9?cc=1874591&wc=SSKH-ZNG:171935001,171974101,175821501

Diego Delgadillo, widow of Petronila de Isla, is marrying Ysabel de Aguayo. Both Petronila and Ysabel are great-grandaughters of two siblings. The first testigo names these two siblings as Juan de Benavides and Geronima de Benavides, but does not specify who descends from whom. (This is probably where Holcombe’s confusion of the Aguayo’s being descended from Geronima de Benavides came from.) The first testigo then goes on to say that the siblings are the children of Geronimo de Benavides and Catalina Cortes. (So far, this is the only accessible primary record that I have seen that actually names this trunk couple.) The second testigo specifies that Ysabel de Aguayo is the great-granddaughter of Juan de Benavides and that Petronila de Isla is the great-granddaughter of Geronima de Benavides. The third testigo only traces back to their grandparents. We already know from Dispensa 2 that Catalina Cortes (III) (wife of Juan Moscoso de Sandoval) is the daughter of Geronima de Benavides (I) (sister of Luis de Benavides), so the filled in tree would look like this:

The tree filled in:
TRUNK: Geronimo de Benavides & Catalina Cortes (I)
Juan de Benavides-1-Geronima de Benavides (I)
Diego de Aguayo-2-Catalina Cortes (III)
Juan de Aguayo-3-Mariana de Sandoval
Ysabel de Aguayo-4-Petronila de Isla

This dispensation proves that the three siblings: Geronima de Benavides (I), Luis de Benavides, and Catalina Cortes (II), had an additional sibling: Juan de Benavides. It does seem odd that Juan de Benavides would be the patriarch of a family line that carries the name “Aguayo,” but the dispensations point in this direction. Come to think of it, I have not seen an accessible primary source that specifically names Ysabel de Silva’s husband as a Diego de Aguayo.

DISPENSA 6. CARLOS CARRILLO & MAGDALENA DE SANDOVAL
29 May 1707 Nochistlan
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18427-2989-38?cc=1874591&wc=MCCF-V6F:171935001,171974101,175853501

Carlos Casillas is said to be the great-grandson of Juan de Benavides, and Magdalena de Sandoval is said to be the great-grandaughter of Geronima de Benavides (I). The filled in tree would look like this:

The tree filled in:
TRUNK: Geronimo de Benavides & Catalina Cortes (I)
Juan de Benavides-1-Geronima de Benavides (I)
Regina de Aguayo-2-Catalina Cortes (III)
Francisca Duran-3-Geronimo de Sandoval
Carlos Casillas-4-Magdalena Sandoval

DISPENSA 7. JUAN DE SANDOVAL & MARIA DURAN
11 Jan 1687 Nochistlan (IM) /9 Jul 1707 (Mar)
(IM)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-15188-22789-41?cc=1804458&wc=M99V-JXW:n929733730
(Mar)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-T49Y-LF?mode=g&i=161&cc=1804458

This one is odd in that the (IM) does not seem to make any mention of the couple being related but the (Mar) says they are related in the fourth degree. The filled in tree would look like this:

The tree filled in:
TRUNK: Geronimo de Benavides & Catalina Cortes (I)
Juan de Benavides-1-Geronima de Benavides (I)
Regina de Aguayo-2-Catalina Cortes (III)
Nicolas Duran-3-Geronimo de Sandoval
Maria Duran-4-Juan de Sandoval

Note: There is a 97 year old testigo in the (IM) for this couple named Diego de Aguayo. This ancient Diego de Aguayo appears as a testigo in a couple places with his age ranging from 97 to 110! How is this Diego de Aguayo related to the other Aguayo’s? I originally thought (via secondary sources) that he was the husband of Ysabel de Silva, but as mentioned earlier, Ysabel de Silva was a widow by 1633. The exact identity of this ancient Diego de Aguayo remains unclear. (Perhaps he is Ysabel de Silva's son?)

CONCLUSIONS:

The seven dispensations discussed point to there being 3 Geronima de Benavides’, 3 Catalina Cortes’, and 2 Maria de Benavides’. With multiple closely related individuals bearing the same name in one family, it is easy to see why many of the secondary sources tend to fuse them into one person.

The original trunk would branch out as follows:

Geronimo de Benavides (son of Diego de Benavides) married Catalina Cortes (I) (daughter of Pedro Cortes). They had at least 4 children:

1.Geronima de Benavides (I) (wife of N.N. Ortiz?)
2.Luis de Benavides (husband of a Jacinta de Oliva?)
3.Catalina Cortes (II) (wife of N.N. or natural mother)
4.Juan de Benavides (husband of Ysabel de Silva)

1.Geronima de Benavides (I) becomes the mother of Mariana Ortiz (mother of Geronimo Aramburu) and Catalina Cortez (III) (wife of Juan Moscoso de Sandoval).

2.Luis de Benavides becomes the father of Geronima de Benavides (II) (wife of Gonzalo Yanez del Monte) and N.N. de Benavides (parent of Maria de Benavides [II] [wife of Andres de Cuevas]).

3.Catalina Cortes (II) becomes the mother of Maria de Benavides (I) (wife of Carlo Lomelin) and Geronima de Benavides (III) (wife of Francisco/Nicolas Paez).

4.Juan de Benavides becomes the father of Diego de Aguayo (husband of Ysabel de Arizaga), Antonio de Aguayo (husband of Luisa de Isla) and Regina de Aguayo (wife of Juan Ximon Duran).

If anyone sees a primary resources that contradict this reconstruction, please let us know.

Thanks to David, Manny Ronnie, and others for straightening out this mess. I descend from most, if not all, of these lines multiple times. I really appreciate the work done to straighten out these lines. the mess that secondary sources made of these lines is similar to the mess many secondary sources made with the Pantoja Merlo lines.

Thanks again,
Rick A. Ricci

Genealogist

thank you for your research. i think a lot of it makes sense but i think some of it like the part where Juan Benavides is the patriarch of the Aguayo family seems unusual. i would really like to hear what Manny Diez has to say about this post. also, i want to know what you think of the conquistador Antonio de Aguayo, who also had a brother named Diego de Aguayo, and what you think his relationship is to these Aguayo's. Antonio de Aguayo was a conqueror of Nueva Galicia:

https://books.google.com/books?id=8IpnAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA3&dq=%22Aguayo,+Antonio%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiK7dyFytnSAhUQ_WMKHSiVDNoQ6AEITjAJ#v=onepage&q=%22Aguayo%2C%20Antonio%22&f=false

Danny C. Alonso

Its great that this has been reworked! I havent been able to sit down and review it yet but I'm very excited to do so!

Ok I have been able to go to the documentation and I must say this stuff is very impressive!

Some comments and questions:

I agree that Geronimo de Benavides and Catalina Cortes had the four children you have compiled. I have no spouses confirmed for the four children. Can you provide insight as to how you have confirmed Isabel de Silva as the wife of Juan Benavides?

Re. Dispensa #1: It was weird the ascendancy of Maria Yanez was not discussed. Her father Juan was a sibling (maybe half sibling) of Jacinta de Oliva. How have you confirmed the ascendancy of Lucas Lomelin to Carlos Lomelin and Maria Benavides?

Re. Dispensa #3: How have you established that Joseph Lomelin is son of the same Domingo Lomelin wed to Juana de Mendoza?

Re. Dispensa #6: How did you confirm the parents of Francisca Duran. I have her parents being Juan Duran and Regina Aguayo but that is only because Los Altos de Jalisco by Sergio Gutierrez show Juan Duran and Regina Aguayo having a daughter named Francesca. I have not confirmed the Francesca Duran's are one and the same. I also do not said Regina Aguayo's parents at all.

Re. Dispensa #7: I just found it quite strange an IM was filed in 1687 with the marriage taking place in 1707. Looks like the parents of the individuals to be wed so looks good.

Re. Aguayo connection: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-TH59-V?mode=g&i=44&wc=3P9N-DP8%3A147337401%2C147337402%2C154094601%3Fcc%3D1804458&cc=1804458
Here is an IM for Regina Aguayo daughter of Andres Duran and Juana Vasquez de la Ascencion being wed to Domingo Mejia. There is a witness names Diego de Aguayo age 90 in 1677 and it states that he is Regina's grandfather. Now that cant be right be. Any ideas pertaining to that? I have Andres Duran being the son of Juan Duran and Regina Aguayo. He couldnt be Bisabuelo either because you propose Juan Benavides. Is this actually Regina Aguayo the elder's brother, who is married to Isabel de Arizaga?

Super solid work. The Benavides Cortes riddle is soon to be quite concrete!

Also interesting to note, Manny's 5b dispensa would fit nicely in your theory should the root siblings be swapped.

Re. Dispensa 6: I have answered my own question using the dispensa Manny provided on his thread.

1605
Nochistlán. Zac. Junio 17 de 1730. Exp. 38 - Dispensa de cuarto grado de
consanguinidad - Joseph Thadeo Casillas, español de 22 años de edad, oríginano
y vecino de este Curato, hijo legítimo de Vicente Casillas y de Agustina Gómez,
difunta; con María de Aguayo, española de 40 años de edad, originaria y vecina
de este Curato, hija legítima de Bernardino de Aguayo y de Magdalena de la
Dueña, difuntos. ¡Declaración del pretenso; Por ser bisnietos ambos de dos
hermanos que lo fueron Antonio y Regina de Aguayo. Regina tuvo por hija a
Francisca Duran, y Francisca tuvo por hijo a Vicente Casillas. Vicente tuvo por
hijo a Joseph Thadeo pretenso, y Antonio de Aguayo, tuvo por hijo a Antonio de
Aguayo. Antonio tuvo por hijo a Bernardino de Aguayo. Bernardino tuvo por hija a
María de Aguayo pretensa. Se otorgó la dispensa en la Ciudad de Guadalajara. en
4 de juüo de 1730. 11 fojas.

The dispensa shows Francisca Durans parents are Juan Duran and Regina Aguayo. This info in combination with Dispensa #5 would confirm that Regina Aguayo, who married Juan Duran, is the daughter of Juan Benavides. She also has a confirmed brother according to the dispensa I just posted named Antonio and another brother, Diego Aguayo, according to Dispensa #5.

Alex,

Does this mean that Juan Benavides wife was named Aguayo, also since you mention Antonio de Aguayo and Diego de Aguayo, do you think they descend from the conquistadors Antonio de Aguayo, who also had a brother named Diego de Aguayo, mentioned here:

https://books.google.com/books?id=8IpnAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA3&dq=%22Aguayo,+Antonio%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiK7dyFytnSAhUQ_WMKHSiVDNoQ6AEITjAJ#v=onepage&q=%22Aguayo%2C%20Antonio%22&f=false

Danny C. Alonso

Danny,

We cannot say with certainty with Juan Benavides wife's last name is.

Additional comment:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-TH98-1Q?i=89&wc=3P9N-VZ9%3A147337401%2C147337402%2C159917301%3Fcc%3D1804458&cc=1804458

In the marriage of Diego de Aguayo son of Diego de Aguayo and Isabel Vergara to Isabel Perez daughter of Sebastian de la Cruz Bermejo and Andrea Gonzalez, there are two witnesses:

Diego Sandoval married to Maria Delgadillo and Antonio Legaspi married to Magdalena Sandoval.

Antonio Legaspi states that the Diego de Aguayo to be wed is his wife's "primo en tercer grado"

The tree would look like:

Geronimo Benavides and Catalina Cortes
Geronima Benavides ----------1--- Juan Benavides (Isabel de Silva)
Catalina Cortes--------------2--- Diego de Aguayo (Isabel Arizaga)
Cecilia Vasquez de Sandoval--3--- Diego de Aguayo (Isabel Perez)
Magdalena Sandoval-----------4

Is this a primo en terco grado relationship? If so its further confirmation of this theory.

Diego Sandoval (the witness) also provides a relationship (aunque es su sobrino en tercer grado de consanguinidad el contrayente). Im not quite sure what exactly this means.

Hi Alex,

I have a very hard time understanding the relationships on the dispensa's and really have difficulty following the trees, but I'm trying to see if this changes the relationships of my ancestor Juana Vasquez de Sandoval, daughter of Juan Moscoso y Sandoval and Catalina Cortes and wife of Andres Duran, son of Juan Simon Duran and Regina de Aguayo. Who are they saying Catalina Cortes (wife of Juan Moscoso) is the daughter of? And, who are they saying Regina de Aguayo (wife of Juan Duran) is the daughter of?

Paige

I've been working on this all weekend and this is a very solid theory. I am to the point where I am comfortable putting this information in my own tree.

The sole primary source that I know of that appears to affect the theory is the mention that Diego de Aguayo is Regina's grandfather (See Re. Aguayo connection). This made me question as to if Andres Duran was actually the child of Juan Duran and Regina Aguayo. And if there was an Aguayo line that was being tangled up in this mess.

I looked to disprove or prove this fact on my own. I ended up disproving that Diego de Aguayo, the witness in the IM is not the grandfather of Regina Aguayo, daughter of Andres and Juana Vasquez de la Ascencion (I still have no idea who Diego de Aguayo is though). I assume here that everyone is in agreement that the parents of Juana Vasquez de la Ascencion's parents are Juan Moscoso y Sandoval and Catalina Cortes so the question is who are Andres Duran's parents?

Dispensa #A: Here is a dispensa for Lucas Abelar looking to wed Maria Josepha Gutierrez.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9392-65XJ-5?i=159&wc=12512749&cc=1874591

Given Tree:
Maria Duran-1-Andres Duran
Maria Munoz-2-Salvadora Duran
Getrudis Ramirez-3-Maria Theresa Gonzalez
Lucas Abelar-4-Maria Josepha Gutierrez

Salvadora Duran was born in 1672 to Andres Duran and Juana Sandoval so she is the sister of Regina Aguayo who married Domingo Mejia.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVQH-F2G

She wed in 1692 to Bernabe Gonzalez
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JZXX-N9L

Dispensa #B: Here is a dispensa for Tomas de Aguayo looking to wed Nicolasa Munoz, widow of Juan Gonzalez.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9392-VT92-DP?mode=g&cc=1874591

Given tree:
Diego de Aguayo-1-Regina Aguayo-2-Antonio Aguayo
Nicolas Aguayo-2-Maria Duran-2-Isabel Aguayo
Tomas Aguayo-3-Nicolas Munoz-3-Pedro Gutierrez
-------------4-Nicolasa Munoz-4-Juan Gutierrez

Now the combination of Dispensa's A and B show us that the mother of Maria Duran and Andres Duran of Dispensa A is Regina Aguayo who had Maria in 1640 with Juan Duran

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYYH-CH3

Therefore, Diego de Aguayo named in the IM cannot be an Abuelo as those are Juan Duran and Juan Moscoso y Sandoval.

Another thing I noticed was that Andres Duran and Juana de la Asuncion should have been dispensed when they are married according to the proposed ancestry. The tree would look like:

Geronimo Beanvides and Catalina Cortes
Juan Benavides-1-Geronima Benavides
Regina Aguayo-2-Catalina Cortes
Andres Duran-3-Juana Vasquez de la Asuncion Moscoso y Sandoval

This dispensa would be a homerun if it could be found!

So the only primary source document that appears to give conflicting information looks like it has been disproved.

Last question, anyone have a primary source including Isabel Silva besides Diego de Aguayo's marriage to Isabel Beatriz? I'm curious because I haven't found Isabel Vergara Arizaga using the name Beatriz and haven't been able to connect Isabel Silva in any other way.

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