NameInes DE TAPIA SOSA
Birth> 1530, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
Rodolfo Gonzalez de la Garza, MIL FAMILIAS DE TAM., N. LEON, COAH, Y TEXAS, Tomo III, 1998.
SOSA GUEVARA, FCO ALONSO SOSA ESTRADA MARINA GUEVARA BARRIOS K 1548n INES DE TAPIA SOSA. HIJOS: ALONSO
Francisco Sosa Guevara, son of Alonso Sosa Estrada and Marina Guevara Barrios, married Ines de Tapia Sosa in 1548. Children: Alonso.
TAPIA SOSA, INES ANDRES DE TAPIA ISABEL DE SOSA K FCO DE SOSA GUEVARA O ALBORNOZ.
Ines TAPIA SOSA, daughter of Andres de TAPIA and Isabel de SOSA, married Francisco de SOSA GUEVARA O ALBORNOZ.
SOSA TAPIA, ALONSO N 1549 XOCHIL, MEX. COMPLEXION OSCURA Y CANOSO. ESP A NVO MEX. LLEVA ESPOSA Y CINCO HIJOS: (35 CABALLOS, 67 BUEYES, 30 RESES, 80 VACAS, 500 BORREGOS, 80 CABRAS. FCO SOSA GUEVARA INES TAPIA SOSA M NUEVO. MEX. K JUANA RMZ ORTAZ (HIJA DE GABRIEL RMZ) K BEATRIZ NAVARRO RDZ. HIJOS: (1) ANDRES, FCO, CRESCENDIA, JUAN. (2) ANA DE SOSA. AGN R DE M.C. REALES DUP. V41 C. Y POBLADORES FCO FDZ CASTILLO.
Esquibel, Jose Antonio, “Tragedy Among Onate’s Colony: A Chronicle of the Sosa Albornoz Family,” Nuestra Raices, Genealogical Society of Hispanic America, Spring 1998, Vol. 10, No. 1.
In 1540, they were residents of Santa Olalla, Spain, when their sons, don Francisco de Sosa Albornoz, a native of Toledo, Sppain, and don Esteban de Sosa, came to Nueva Espana. 4 Don Francisco was successful in procuring matrimony with dona Inez de Tapia y Sosa, daughter of the highly esteemed and remarkable conquistador Maese de Campo y Teniente don Andres de Tapia. Don Francisco and dona Inez became the parents of don Alonso de Sosa Albornoz, a native of Mexico City born circa 1550, who eventually joined Onate’s colonizing expedition. 5
Jose Antonio Esquibel, “The Paternal Ancestry of Don Alonso de ESTRADA, Tesorero y Gobernador de Nueva Espana, and the revised genealogy of the SOSA ALBORNOZ family”, SHHAR GENEALOGICAL JOURNAL, Vol. 14, 1998.
The following information presented above estabished that the Sosa Albonroz family was not descended of don Alonso de Estrada, Tesorero de Nueva Espana, who was a young contemporary of don Alonso de Sosa, Senor de Villa Borquelo. The following information, recorded at Mexico City in 1635 by don Andres de Sosa y Tapia, provides some additional historical information about the Sosa Albornoz family.
...that he is the legitimate son of Captain Alonso de Sosa Albornoz and dona Juana Ramirez, and grandson, through the paternal side, of Francisco de Sosa Albornoz and of dona Ines de Tapia, his wife, and great-grandson of Esteban de Sosa and Dona Ana de Albornoz, and on his maternal side, a grandson of Gabriel Ramirez. The said dona Ines de Tapia, his grandmother, was a daughter of Andres de Tapia, Conquistador, pacificator, and settler of this Nueva Espana and City of Mexico, Teniente de Capitan General and Maestre de Campo in the said conquest; and who came here in the company of Hernando Cortes, first Marques del Valle. And, that the said Francisco de Sosa Albornoz, his grandfather, was one of the discoverers, conquistadors, and pacificators of the kingdoms of Nueva Galicia and Nueva Vizcaya, serving his majesty in the said provinces at his own cost, and was among the first Alcalde Mayores in the royal mines of Spain, San Martin, and Sombrerete, and he settled in the valley of Xuchil, the royal mines of Chalchiguites, and Villa de Nombre de Dios, in which he spent a considerable amount of his estate. And, the said Andres de SOSA assisted with his father in the said conquest and pacification of New Mexico Participating in all the entradas and affrays, and on many occasions that were offered, he carried out the orders that were given as a good soldier. And, the above said, and his antecedents, served His majesty and were notable persons, caballeros hijosdalgos, etc., old Christians without stain, nor Moorish blood, nor Jewish, nor of the newly converted to our Holy Catholic Faith, and as such noble persons they guarded and kept all the exemptions, liberties, and exceptions that the noble hijosdalgos enjoy, according to the law of Spain, in company of the said Captain Alonso de SOSA ALBORNOZ, his father. .....Mexico City, 23 May 1651.
Apparently, don Alonso de SOSA ALBORNOZ met and married dona Beatriz Navarro when he was in Nuevo Leon. Dona Beatriz became the stepmother to the children from don Alonso’s first marriage, and herself became the mother of dona Ana de SOSA ALBORNOZ. When don Alonso volunteered for the expedition to New Mexico in February 1597 he declared that “He is married, has five children, and is taking the entire family along.” Don Alonso had sold his estate in order to finance his family’s participation in the promising colonizing venture into New Mexico. Committed to this endeavor, the SOSA ALBORNOZ family settled in New Mexico, but after several years of insignificant discoveries and tolerating miserable living conditions, this family was ready to return to their former home. After being granted permission to leave New Mexico by don Juan de Onate, don Alonso was murdered in early 1601 by Onate’s order. Less than ten months later, his relatives, his children and his widow with her new husband, Captain Bernabe de la CASAS, were part of a large group of disgruntled colonizers who fled New Mexico while Onate was away from the settlement of San Gabriel. In later years, ONATE would be tried and found guilty in the murder of don Alonso de SOSA ALBORNOZ.
The older children of don Alonso appear to have settled in Mexico City. Dona Beatriz Navarro returned to the region of her origin, Saltillo, and settled with her second husband in the area of Monterrey.
In light of the above information, it is important for descendants of he Sosa Albornoz to correct the erroneous genealogy which connected this family with that of don Alonso de Estrada, Tesorero de Nueva Espana. Additional research can now be conducted on the Sosa Albornoz ancestors in the region of Toledo, Spain. Perhaps other researchers will be able to confirm whether or not this branch of the Sosa family was indeed descended of Infante don Alfonso Dionis of Portugal.
Jose Antonio Esquibel, Website: Beyond Origins of New Mexico Families, Beyond ONMF Volume 7, 2001.
2. Don Esteban de Sosa married with dona Ana de Albornoz, residents of Santa Olalla (region of Toledo). They were the parents of Francisco de Sosa Albornoz, who follows, and Esteban de Sosa.
3. Don Francisco de Sosa Albornoz, native of Toledo, Spain, sought passage to the New World with his brother on April 7, 1540. In Mexico City, don Francisco married dona Ines de Tapia, daughter of don Andres de Tapia (conquistador de Mexico) and dona Isabel de Sosa. Their son was don Alonso de Sosa Albornoz, who follows.
BirthNative Of Toledo, Espana