Juan de MENCHACA1456 was born (date unknown). He was a soldier in the "compania volante del Rio Grande del Norte" at the Presidio de San Juan Bautista del Rio Grande del Norte. Parents: Juan de MENCHACA and Margarita JIMENEZ.

Spouse: Felisiana HERNANDEZ. Felisiana HERNANDEZ and Juan de MENCHACA were married after 28 July 1712.498 Juan de Menchaca was a minor, by days, at the time of his marriage. Children were: Felisiana de MENCHACA.

Spouse: Maria Sapopa FLORES de Valdes. Maria Sapopa FLORES de Valdes and Juan de MENCHACA were married after 3 December 1734.1878

Spouse: Maria Guadalupe FLORES de Abrego. Maria Guadalupe FLORES de Abrego and Juan de MENCHACA were married after 20 September 1749.1866


Juana MENCHACA1917,2410 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan de MENCHACA and Margarita JIMENEZ.

Spouse: Capt. Andres RAMON. Juana MENCHACA and Capt. Andres RAMON were married on 19 November 1707.1917,2846 Children were: Antonia RAMON, Feliciana RAMON.


Maria MENCHACA109 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan de MENCHACA and Margarita JIMENEZ.

Spouse: Jacinto GARCIA. Maria MENCHACA and Jacinto GARCIA were married after 14 October 1693.109


Miguel de MENCHACA2351 was born (date unknown). His marriage investigation notes that Miguel de Menchaca was a castizo, or of mixed Spanish and Indian blood. Parents: Francisco de MENCHACA and Pasquala HERNANDEZ.

Spouse: Maria JIMENEZ. Maria JIMENEZ and Miguel de MENCHACA were married after 4 June 1709.2351


Manuel MENDEAUX2847 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Carmen SALETA (Zavaleta?). Carmen SALETA (Zavaleta?) and Manuel MENDEAUX were married. Children were: Rosario MENDEAUX.


Rosario MENDEAUX883,1226 was born (date unknown). Seabury indicated her given name was Rosaura (last name unknown). In the baptism certificate for Mauricio, her name is given as Maria Rosario Mendoz. Parents: Manuel MENDEAUX and Carmen SALETA (Zavaleta?).

Spouse: Vidal LONGORIA. Rosario MENDEAUX and Vidal LONGORIA were married. Children were: Mauricio LONGORIA, Francisco LONGORIA, Victoria LONGORIA, Guadalupe LONGORIA.


Angela MENDEZ Tovar Hidalgo1276 was born (date unknown). Parents: Capt. Joseph MENDEZ Tovar and Leonor GONZALEZ (aka Leonor Gutierrez Hidalgo).

Spouse: Capt. Pedro GARCIA. Angela MENDEZ Tovar Hidalgo and Capt. Pedro GARCIA were married. Children were: Maria Magdalena GARCIA.

Spouse: Capt. Blas DE LA GARZA. Angela MENDEZ Tovar Hidalgo and Capt. Blas DE LA GARZA were married after 11 September 1701.1014 Children were: Ana DE LA GARZA, Angela DE LA GARZA, Buenaventura Cayetano DE LA GARZA.


Bartolome MENDEZ1229,1285 died before 22 May 1807. The testament of his daughter Maria Leonor gives his name as Bartolo Mendez.

Spouse: Francisca GONZALES. Francisca GONZALES and Bartolome MENDEZ were married. Children were: Maria Leonor MENDEZ.


Isabel MENDEZ Tovar95,1908 was born (date unknown). Parents: Capt. Joseph MENDEZ Tovar and Leonor GONZALEZ (aka Leonor Gutierrez Hidalgo).

Spouse: Alferez Real Nicolas MARTINEZ GUAJARDO (aka Nicolas Guajardo). Isabel MENDEZ Tovar and Alferez Real Nicolas MARTINEZ GUAJARDO (aka Nicolas Guajardo) were married after 1 August 1689.1908


Capt. Joseph MENDEZ Tovar16 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Leonor GONZALEZ (aka Leonor Gutierrez Hidalgo). Leonor GONZALEZ (aka Leonor Gutierrez Hidalgo) and Capt. Joseph MENDEZ Tovar were married. Children were: Maria MENDEZ, Isabel MENDEZ Tovar, Josepha MENDEZ Tovar, Angela MENDEZ Tovar Hidalgo.


Josepha MENDEZ Tovar2848 was born (date unknown). Could Josepha Mendez Tovar be the same person as Luzgarda de Medina?

The marriage investigation for Nicolas Ochoa de Elejalde and Margarita Garcia de Avila (#49-14, page 216, conducted on October 25, 1711) notes that Nicolas Ochoa de Elejalde was a widower of Margarita de las Casas (aka Maria Rita de las Casas) and further notes that Margarita was his second wife. However, the marriage investigation for Nicolas Ochoa de Elejalde and Maria Rita de las Casas (#39-16, page 170, conducted on January 15, 1697) notes that Nicolas was a widower of Luzgarda de Medina, implying that Maria Rita de las Casas was Nicolas' third wife. A possible explanation is that Luzgarda de Medina and Josepha Mendez Tovar were the same person. Parents: Capt. Joseph MENDEZ Tovar and Leonor GONZALEZ (aka Leonor Gutierrez Hidalgo).

Spouse: Alferez Nicolas OCHOA de Elejalde (del Ejalde). Josepha MENDEZ Tovar and Alferez Nicolas OCHOA de Elejalde (del Ejalde) were married after 16 August 1689.2848


Maria MENDEZ2484 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Nicolas LONGORIA. Maria MENDEZ and Nicolas LONGORIA were married. Children were: Juan LONGORIA, Nicolas LONGORIA, Jose LONGORIA, Carmen LONGORIA Parkinski, Elena LONGORIA, Guadalupe LONGORIA Sanchez.


Maria MENDEZ2280 died before 12 November 1710.2312 Parents: Capt. Joseph MENDEZ Tovar and Leonor GONZALEZ (aka Leonor Gutierrez Hidalgo).

Spouse: Joseph de los SANTOS COY. Maria MENDEZ and Joseph de los SANTOS COY were married. Children were: Nicolas Manuel de los SANTOS COY, Matias de los SANTOS COY.


Maria Leonor MENDEZ1228,1285 signed a will on 22 May 1807 in Camargo, Nuevo Santander, New Spain.1229 She names Juan Manuel de la Fuentes as a grandson in her will, adding that she raised him. She also names a niece by the name of Maria Antonia Mendez. Parents: Bartolome MENDEZ and Francisca GONZALES.

Spouse: Capt. Jose Antonio DE LA GARZA Falcon. Maria Leonor MENDEZ and Capt. Jose Antonio DE LA GARZA Falcon were married on 12 April 1773 in Camargo, Nuevo Santander, New Spain. Children were: Guadalupe DE LA GARZA Falcon, Maria Josefa DE LA GARZA Falcon.


Dionicio MENDIOLA22 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan MENDIOLA and Guadalupe GARZA.

Spouse: San Juana SALINAS. San Juana SALINAS and Dionicio MENDIOLA were married.


Gertrudis MENDIOLA204 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Victoriano FLORES. Gertrudis MENDIOLA and Victoriano FLORES were married.


Juan MENDIOLA22 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Guadalupe GARZA. Guadalupe GARZA and Juan MENDIOLA were married. Children were: Manuel MENDIOLA, Dionicio MENDIOLA, Leocadio MENDIOLA.


Juana de MENDIOLA1087 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Francisco de HIGUERA. Juana de MENDIOLA and Francisco de HIGUERA were married. Children were: Antonia de HIGUERA.


Leocadio MENDIOLA1999 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan MENDIOLA and Guadalupe GARZA.

Spouse: Guadalupe FLORES. Guadalupe FLORES and Leocadio MENDIOLA were married.

Spouse: Desideria SALINAS. Desideria SALINAS and Leocadio MENDIOLA were married.


Manuel MENDIOLA22 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan MENDIOLA and Guadalupe GARZA.


Martin de MENDIONDO16 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Maria GONZALEZ Hidalgo. Maria GONZALEZ Hidalgo and Martin de MENDIONDO were married.


Feliciana MENDOSA34 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Luis LOPEZ. Feliciana MENDOSA and Luis LOPEZ were married. Children were: Jose Maria LOPEZ, Antonio LOPEZ, Tiburcio LOPEZ, Viviana LOPEZ, Andrea LOPEZ, Maria Luisa LOPEZ.


_____ MENDOZA15 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Ursula de TREVIÑO. Ursula de TREVIÑO and _____ MENDOZA were married. Children were: Maria de MENDOZA.


Catalina de MENDOZA345 was born (date unknown). Parents: Diego Hurtado de MENDOZA and Brianda de LUNA.

Spouse: Alfonso Ramirez de ARELLANO (V Señor de los Cameros). Catalina de MENDOZA and Alfonso Ramirez de ARELLANO (V Señor de los Cameros) were married. Children were: Bernardino ARELLANO (Señor de Soto).


Diego Hurtado de MENDOZA345 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Brianda de LUNA. Brianda de LUNA and Diego Hurtado de MENDOZA were married. Children were: Catalina de MENDOZA.


Capt. Felix de MENDOZA15 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Mariana DE LA GARZA. Mariana DE LA GARZA and Capt. Felix de MENDOZA were married.


Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA (V Señor de Moron)50 was born (date unknown). Parents: Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (IV Señor de Moron) and Aldonza de AVELLANEDA Y ZUNIGA.

Spouse: Luisa VELASQUEZ de Cuellar y Velasco. Luisa VELASQUEZ de Cuellar y Velasco and Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA (V Señor de Moron) were married. Children were: Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (VI Señor de Moron).


Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA5 was born (date unknown). Señor de Almazan y Monteagudo. Parents: Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA and Maria RUIZ de Ayllon.

Spouse: Inez ENRIQUEZ. Inez ENRIQUEZ and Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA were married. Children were: Pedro de MENDOZA ("El Fuerte").


Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA (Señor de Moron y Gormaz)24 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA and Maria de CASTILLA.

Spouse: Constanza de ARELLANO. Constanza de ARELLANO and Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA (Señor de Moron y Gormaz) were married. Children were: Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (I Señor de Moron).


Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA24 was born (date unknown). Señor de Mendibil, Almazan, Moron y Gormaz. Parents: Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA and ______ ______ (spouse of Pedro Gonzalez Mendoza).

Spouse: Maria de CASTILLA. Maria de CASTILLA and Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA were married. Children were: Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA (Señor de Moron y Gormaz), Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA.


Juana de MENDOZA5 was born (date unknown). Parents: Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA and Aldonza de AYALA.

Spouse: Alfonso ENRIQUEZ. Juana de MENDOZA and Alfonso ENRIQUEZ were married. Children were: Inez ENRIQUEZ, Isabel ENRIQUEZ.


Juanita MENDOZA34 was born in 1921. She died in 1972 at the age of 51.

Spouse: Mariano LONGORIA. Juanita MENDOZA and Mariano LONGORIA were married.


Magdalena de MENDOZA y Salazar429,986 was born (date unknown). Parents: Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA and Catalina de SALAZAR.

Spouse: General Vicente de ZALDIVAR. Children were: Vicente de ZALDIVAR, Juan de ZALDIVAR, Cristobal de ZALDIVAR, Ana de ZALDIVAR (aka Magdalena de Mendoza).


Maria de MENDOZA1085 was born (date unknown). Parents: _____ MENDOZA and Ursula de TREVIÑO.

Spouse: Cristobal de CHARLES. Maria de MENDOZA and Cristobal de CHARLES were married. Children were: Teresa de CHARLES.


Maria de MENDOZA1254 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Diego de SOLIS. Maria de MENDOZA and Diego de SOLIS were married. Children were: Maria de SOLIS.


Pedro de MENDOZA ("El Fuerte")5 was born (date unknown). Señor de Almazan y Monteagudo. Parents: Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA and Inez ENRIQUEZ.

Spouse: Maria de LUNA. Maria de LUNA and Pedro de MENDOZA ("El Fuerte") were married. Children were: Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA (I Conde de Monteagudo).


Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA (I Conde de Monteagudo)50 was born (date unknown). Parents: Pedro de MENDOZA ("El Fuerte") and Maria de LUNA.

Spouse: Isabel de ZUNIGA Y AVELLANEDA. Isabel de ZUNIGA Y AVELLANEDA and Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA (I Conde de Monteagudo) were married. Children were: Aldonza de AVELLANEDA Y ZUNIGA.


Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA5 was born (date unknown). Señor de Almazan y Monteagudo. Parents: Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA and Maria de CASTILLA.

Spouse: Maria RUIZ de Ayllon. Maria RUIZ de Ayllon and Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA were married. Children were: Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA.


Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA5 was born (date unknown). Señor de Hita y Buitrago.

Spouse: Aldonza de AYALA. Aldonza de AYALA and Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA were married. Children were: Juana de MENDOZA.


Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA12 died in August 1385 in Aljubarrota, Portugal. in the battle of Aljubarrota. Señor de Mendibil, Almazan, Moron y Gormaz.

Spouse: ______ ______ (spouse of Pedro Gonzalez Mendoza). ______ ______ (spouse of Pedro Gonzalez Mendoza) and Pedro Gonzalez de MENDOZA were married. Children were: Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA.


Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA2849,2850 was born (date unknown). A member of a prominent Granada family, he had come to the Indies in 1516. Parents: Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (VI Señor de Moron) and Catalina ARELLANO del Rio.

Spouse: Catalina de SALAZAR. Catalina de SALAZAR and Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA were married in Granada, Spain. Children were: Magdalena de MENDOZA y Salazar.


Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (VI Señor de Moron)50 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA (V Señor de Moron) and Luisa VELASQUEZ de Cuellar y Velasco.

Spouse: Catalina ARELLANO del Rio. Catalina ARELLANO del Rio and Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (VI Señor de Moron) were married. Children were: Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA.


Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (IV Señor de Moron)50 was born (date unknown). Parents: Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (III Señor de Moron) and Beatrix de NORONA.

Spouse: Aldonza de AVELLANEDA Y ZUNIGA. Aldonza de AVELLANEDA Y ZUNIGA and Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (IV Señor de Moron) were married. Children were: Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA (V Señor de Moron).


Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (III Señor de Moron)50 was born (date unknown). Parents: Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (I Señor de Moron) and Beatrix de GUZMAN.

Spouse: Beatrix de NORONA. Beatrix de NORONA and Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (III Señor de Moron) were married. Children were: Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (IV Señor de Moron).


Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (I Señor de Moron)50 was born (date unknown). He was also I Conde de Castrogeriz. Parents: Juan Hurtado de MENDOZA (Señor de Moron y Gormaz) and Constanza de ARELLANO.

Spouse: Beatrix de GUZMAN. Beatrix de GUZMAN and Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (I Señor de Moron) were married. Children were: Ruy Diaz de MENDOZA (III Señor de Moron).


Diego MENENDEZ de Codillero2688 was born (date unknown). Jose Jaime Longoria's transcription of the original document (the expediente approving passage of Lorenzo Suarez de Longoria to the New World) resulted in the following interpretations of the name as given by 3 different witnesses:
1) Diego [NDZ] de [Lodillero?]
2) Diego NDZ de codre_ero
3) Diego [NDZ?] [MEZ?] de [Codillero?]

Because the Archives of the Indies shows the daughter's name as Inez Rodriguez I initially assumed that her father's name was Diego Rodriguez de Codillero.

However, Alonso de la Pontiga testified in a lawsuit in 1593 that his wife was a sister of his stepmother Francisca Melendez de Valdes. It is possible the transcribed abbreviations NDZ or MEZ could stand for Melendez, Menendez or Mendez. [See also my narrative for Inez Menedez de Valdez, wife of Alonso de la Pontiga.] Fellow researchers and I are in the process of reviewing transcripted documents and original documents in an attempt to verify that Inez was indeed a Menendez, and that her father would then be Diego Menendez de Codillero..

It should also be noted that there is a consejo in Asturias named Cudillero; it borders the eastern side of the consejo of Valdes.

Spouse: Catalina de VALDES. Catalina de VALDES and Diego MENENDEZ de Codillero were married. Children were: Inez RODRIGUEZ de Valdes, Francisca MENENDEZ DE VALDES (aka Francisca Melendez).


Maria MENENDEZ DE ARMIÑAN VALDES (private).

Spouse: Lorenzo LONGORIA CASARES.


Francisca MENENDEZ DE VALDES (aka Francisca Melendez)2689 was born (date unknown). In November 1593, during his testimony in a criminal lawsuit, Alonso de la Pontiga referred to Francisca Menendez de Valdes as his "stepmother".

Juan Uria Maqua, in his book "Alonso de Bello", describes a complicated transaction concluded in 1619 in which Alonso de Bello acquired various properties, including the Casa de Longoria in the village of Llongoria, from Alvaro Menendez de Miranda, who had inherited them from his sister Francisca Menendez. I believe this Francisca Menendez is the same person as Francisca Menendez de Valdes.

Documents discovered in the Real Audiencia y Chancelleria de Valladolid by Matthew Hovious, researcher for the PBS documentary "Faces of America, relate to a criminal lawsuit in 1593 and a civil lawsuit in 1598 involving a plot of land owned by Francisca Menendez de Valdes. Alonso de la Pontiga testified during those trials that the disputed plot of land had been given to Francisca Menendez de Valdes in repayment of her dowry after she was widowed from Pedro de Longoria. It seems to me that other properties likely were deeded to Francisca in repayment of her dowry, including the Casa de Longoria in Llongoria.

The facts, circumstantial though they may be, seem to establish that the Francisca Menendez mentioned by Juan Uria Maqua in his book is the same person as Francisca Menendez de Valdes, widow of Pedro de Longoria.
Parents: Diego MENENDEZ de Codillero and Catalina de VALDES.

Spouse: Pedro de LONGORIA. Francisca MENENDEZ DE VALDES (aka Francisca Melendez) and Pedro de LONGORIA were married.

Spouse: Diego Alvarez de MOTAS (or MOTES). Francisca MENENDEZ DE VALDES (aka Francisca Melendez) and Diego Alvarez de MOTAS (or MOTES) were married.


Francisca Teresa MENENDEZ VALDES1655 died before 1771.1209 She was a native of Oviedo.

Spouse: Francisco Antonio DIAZ SALA. Francisca Teresa MENENDEZ VALDES and Francisco Antonio DIAZ SALA were married. Children were: Isabel DIAZ SALA, Juan DIAZ SALA, Francisca Gaspara DIAZ SALA.


Antonia MENESES1211 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Capt. Joseph DAVILA. Antonia MENESES and Capt. Joseph DAVILA were married. Children were: Francisco DAVILA.