The Old Booksmith


Descendants of Cristóbal Colón
(a/k/a Cristoforo Colombo, or Christopher Columbus)






NOTE: In many cases in this lineage, you will find only one child named. The qualifier "only known child" really means the only one known to me. The sources I've used here focus on the passage of the key titles down through the generations and frequently omit to even mention younger children. If you can resolve any of those unknowns, I would very much like to hear from you.

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Generation One

1. Domenico1 Colombo, a Genoese weaver, married Susanna Fontanarossa, probably c.1445.

Children of Domenico1 Colombo and Susanna Fontanarossa, all born in Genoa, were:






Generation Two

2. Cristoforo2 Colombo (a/k/a Cristóbal Colón, in Spain and Portugal) (Domenico1); born 1446? in Genoa; died 20 May 1506 in Valladolid; buried in Santo Domingo Cathedral (. . . and is probably still there). [NOTE 1] He married Philippa Moñiz c.1470 in Lisbon. [NOTE 2] He was granted the titles Viceroy & First Admiral of the Indies.

Cristoforo2 Colombo also had a mistress named Beatriz Enriquez. Their only child was:

  • 7 i. Fernando3 Colón; born 1488 (illegitimate) in Córdova; died 12 July 1539 in Seville; buried in Seville Cathedral.

The only child of Cristoforo2 Colombo and Philippa Moñiz was:

  • + 8 i. Diego3 Colón, born 1480 on Porto Santo Island. He married Maria de Toledo.

4. Bartolomeo2 Colombo (a/k/a Colón) (Domenico1); born 1448? in Genoa; died after October 1514 in Santo Domingo; buried in San Francisco Church, Santo Domingo. Unmarried. He was Governor of Hispaniola.

The only known child of Bartolomeo2 Colombo, by an unknown woman, was a daughter:

  • 9 i. ___(?)___3 Colombo; born c.1508 (illegitimate) in Seville?; died after 1511 in Seville.

5. Bianchinetta2 Colombo (Domenico1); born 1464? in Genoa; died 1516? in Genoa(?). She married Giacomo Bavarello (a cheese merchant). She apparently lost all contact with her brothers, who never mentioned her name.

The only known child of Bianchinetta2 Colombo and Giacomo Bavarello was:

  • 10 i. Pantaleone3 Bavarello; born 1490 in Genoa; died after 1515 in Genoa. He married Mariola Chiegali, daughter of Domenico Chiegali.

6. Giacomo2 Colombo (a/k/a Diego Colón) (Domenico1); born 1466? in Genoa; died 1515 in Seville. He was originally a weaver in Genoa until called to Spain by his eldest brother, Cristoforo; he entered ecclesiastical orders in Seville later in life. Unmarried.

Giacomo2 Colombo had an illegitimate daughter by a servant girl in the household of his nephew, Diego, in Santo Domingo:

  • 11 i. ___(?)___3 Colombo; born in Santo Domingo.






Generation Three

8. Diego3 Colón (Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1480 on Porto Santo Island; died 23 February 1526 in Montalban (near Toledo); buried in Santo Domingo Cathedral (. . . remains probably mistaken for his brother's and moved to Havana Cathedral, then to Seville Cathedral). He married 1508 Maria de Toledo, daughter of Fernando de Toledo (Grand Commander of Leon) and neice of Fadrique de Toledo (Duke of Alba). He held the title 2nd Admiral of the Indies, and was Viceroy of Hispaniola.

Children of Diego3 Colón and Maria de Toledo, all born in Santo Domingo, were:

  • 12 i. Felipa4 Colón y Toledo; born 1510?; died probably between 1542 and 1548 in Santo Domingo. Unmarried.

  • + 13 ii. Maria Colón y Toledo; born 1511?. She married Sancho de Cardona y Liori.

  • + 14 iii. Juana Colón y Toledo; born 1512; died c.1592. She married Luis de la Cueva.

  • + 15 iv. Isabel Colón y Toledo; born 1513; died 1549. She married Jorge de Portugal.

  • + 16 v. Luis Colón y Toledo; born 1522; died 3 February 1572 (in exile). He was married three times -- perhaps four times, depending on your interpretation.

  • + 17 vi. Cristóbal Colón y Toledo; born 1523; died August 1571. He married 1st Leonor Zuazo; married 2nd Ana de Pravia; married 3rd Magdalena de Anaya y Guzmán.

  • + 18 vii. Diego Colón y Toledo; born 1524; died 1546. He married Isabel Justinien.






Generation Four

13. Maria4 Colón y Toledo (Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1511? in Santo Domingo; died 1578. She married Sancho de Cardona y Liori, Marquis of Guadelesti and Admiral of Aragon.

Children of Maria4 Colón y Toledo and Sancho de Cardona y Liori were:

  • 19 i. Cristóbal de Cardona y Colón; born 1545?; dsp. 6 November 1583. He held the titles 3rd Duke of Veragua, 5th Admiral of the Indies, Marquis of Guadeleste, Admiral of Aragon.

  • 20 ii. Luis5 de Cardona y Colón; dsp. before November 1583.

  • 21 iii. Maria de Cardona y Colón; died 5 August 1591. She married Francisco de Mendoza (Marquis of Guadelesti & Admiral of Aragon jur. ux.). She held the titles Duchess of Veragua, Marquesa of Guadeleste. He entered the church after his wife's death and died as Bishop of Siguenza.

14. Juana4 Colón y Toledo (Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1512 in Santo Domingo; died 1592. She married Luis de la Cueva (died 1580), Captain of the Guard to Emperor Charles V, and brother of the Duke of Albuquerque.

Children of Juana4 Colón y Toledo and Luis de la Cueva were:

15. Isabel4 Colón y Toledo (Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1513 in Santo Domingo; died 1549. She married 20 May 1531 (as his 2nd wife) Jorge de Portugal (1st Count of Gelves and a member of the royal house of Portugal).

Children of Isabel4 Colón y Toledo and Jorge de Portugal were:

16. Luis4 Colón y Toledo (Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1522 in Santo Domingo; died 3 February 1572 (in exile) in Oran; buried at the Franciscan Monastery, Oran (his remains were later moved to Santo Domingo Cathedral). He married 1st Maria de Orosco 1543 in Santo Domingo (she married 2nd 1542 in Santo Domingo, Francisco Castellanos, Treasurer of Honduras). He married 2nd September 1546 in Santo Domingo, Maria de Mosquera, daughter of Juan de Mosquera and Ofrasina de Pasamonte (she married 2nd April 1571 in Venice, Alonso de Villareal; she died 13 September 1571 in Venice). He married 3rd (secretly) May or June 1556 in Madrid, Ana de Castro (she died c.1566); they married formally in 1560 and again in 1563. He married 4th(?) (secretly) in 1564 in Madrid, Luisa de Carbajal (she died after 1608). [NOTE 3] He held the titles 3rd Admiral of the Indies, 1st Duke of Veragua, Marquis of Jamaica.

There were no children of Luis4 Colón y Toledo and Maria de Orosco.

Children of Luis4 Colón y Toledo and Maria de Mosquera were as follows:

  • 24 i. Maria5 Colón y Mosquera; born 1548?; died between 1605 and 1610, a nun at the Bernadine Convent of San Quirce, Valladolid.

  • 25 ii. Felipa Colón y Mosquera; born 1549?; died 25 November 1577 in Valladolid?; buried at the Bernadine Convent of San Quirce, Valladolid. She married 1573, her cousin, Diego Colón y Pravia, son of Cristóbal Colón y Toledo and Ana de Pravia. She held the title 2nd Duchess of Veragua.

There were no children of Luis4 Colón y Toledo and Ana de Castro.

Children of Luis4 Colón y Toledo and Luisa de Carbajal (all of them ruled illegitimate) were:

  • 26 i. Juana5 Colón; born 1541 in Santo Domingo; died after 1570? in Spain.

  • 27 i. Cristóbal5 Colón y Carbajal; born 1565 in Spain; died 1600 in Spain. [NOTE 4]

  • 28 ii. Petronila Colón; born c.1570 in Oran; died between 1651 and 1660. She married Luis de Sotomayor, governor of the fortress of Melilla, in North Africa, opposite Gibralter.

17. Cristóbal4 Colón y Toledo (Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1523 in Santo Domingo; died August 1571 off the coast of Peru. He married 1st Leonor Zuazo, daughter of Alonso Zuazo, Acting Governor of Santo Domingo, 1531-1533 (she died shortly after the marriage). He married 2nd in Santo Domingo (as her 2nd husband) Ana de Pravia (born in Santo Domingo; died after about 20 years of marriage to Cristóbal; her 1st husband was probably Lorenzo Suárez de Figueroa, who was executed in 1548). He married 3rd Magdalena de Anaya y Guzmán (born in Salamanca), daughter of Francisco Girón Villasandino and Juana de Guzmán. [NOTE 5] He was Chief Constable of Hispaniola.

There were no children of Cristóbal4 Colón y Toledo and Leonor Zuazo.

Children of Cristóbal4 Colón y Toledo and Ana de Pravia were:

  • 29 i. Diego5 Colón y Pravia; born c.1551 in Santo Domingo; dsp. 27 January 1578; buried at the Bernadine Convent of San Quirce, Valladolid. He married 1573, his cousin, Felipa Colón y Mosquera, daughter of Luis Colón y Toledo and Maria de Mosquera. He held the titles 2nd Duke of Veragua, 4th Admiral of the Indies, Marquis of Jamaica. He was the last direct male descendant of the Discoverer. [NOTE 6]

  • + 30 ii. Francisca Colón y Pravia; born c.1552; died April 1616. She married Diego de Ortegón.

The only known child of Cristóbal4 Colón y Toledo and Magdalena de Anaya y Guzmán was:

Cristóbal4 Colón y Toledo also had, by an unknown woman, an illegitimate daughter:

  • 32 i. Marcelina5 Colón; died after 1578 in Santo Domingo? She married Hernando de Padilla, son of Captain Adriano de Padilla.

18. Diego4 Colón y Toledo (Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1524 in Santo Domingo; died and was buried 1546 at Nombre de Dios in Panama. He married 1544 Isabel Justinien (a commoner). [NOTE 7]

There were no children of Diego4 Colón y Toledo and Isabel Justinien.

Diego4 Colón y Toledo had four children, all illegitimate:

  • 33 i. ___(son)___5 Colón; born c.1508 in Burgos, to Constanza Rosas.

  • 34 i. Cristóbal5 Colón; born c.1508 (mother unknown); died after 1523.

  • 35 ii. Francisco Colón; born after 1510 in Santo Domingo; died 1546 in Veragua (killed by Indians).

  • 36 iii. Francisco Colón; born 1546 in Santo Domingo. He married Violante ___(?)___.






Generation Five

22. Maria5 de la Cueva y Colón (Juana4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1547?; died 1600. She married Carlos de Arellano, a marshal of Leon.

The only known child of Maria5 de la Cueva y Colón and Carlos de Arellano was:

23. Alvaro5 de Portugal y Colón (Isabel4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1535; died 29 September 1581. He married ___(?)___ de Córdova. He held the title 2nd Count of Gelves.

Children of Alvaro5 de Portugal y Colón and ___(?)___ de Córdova were:

30. Francisca5 Colón y Pravia (Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born c.1552; died April 1616. She married 1567? in Santo Domingo, Diego de Ortegón (a judge in Panama c.1571, then in Quito c.1575).

Children of Francisca5 Colón y Pravia and Diego de Ortegón were:

  • + 40 i. Guiomar6 de Ortegón y Colón; died 1621. She married Diego de Portugal y Botti.

  • + 41 ii. Jacoba de Ortegón y Colón; died April? 1618. She married Francisco Vallejo Vela.

  • + 42 iii. Ana de Ortegón y Colón. She married Baltasar de Alamos.

  • + 43 iv. Josefa de Ortegón y Colón. She married Francisco Paz de la Serna.

  • 44 v. Maria de Ortegón y Colón.

  • 45 vi. Francisca de Ortegón y Colón.

  • 46 vii. Catalina de Ortegón y Colón; died a nun at the Convent of St. Isabel, Olmedo.

  • 47 viii. Isabel de Ortegón y Colón; died a nun at the Convent of St. Isabel, Olmedo.

  • 48 ix. ___(?)___ de Ortegón y Colón; died before April 1616.

31. Maria5 Colón y Anaya (Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); died before 1604. She married (as his 1st wife) Luis de Avila, Judge of the First Instance of Santo Domingo. (He married 2nd Francisca Sandoval and had further issue.)

Children of Maria5 Colón y Anaya and Luis de Avila were:

  • 49 iii. Cristóbal de Avila y Colón; born 30 June [or 27 August?] 1579 in Santo Domingo; died 1580.

  • 50 iv. Luis de Avila y Colón; born 15 September 1582 in Santo Domingo; dsp. 2 July 1633. Retroactively, he was 4th Duke of Veragua, 6th Admiral of the Indies.

  • 51 ii. Juana de Avila y Colón; died young?.

  • 52 i. Maria6 de Avila y Colón; died between 1596 and 1621.

  • 53 v. Magdalena de Avila y Colón; baptized 20 July 1591 in Santo Domingo; died after 1621.






Generation Six

37. Juana6 de Arellano y de la Cueva (a/k/a Colón de Toledo y de la Cueva) (Maria5de la Cueva y Colón, Juana4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1). She married Francisco Pacheco de Córdova, Marquis of Villamayor and Governor of Nueva Galicia in Mexico.

Children of Juana6 de Arellano y de la Cueva and Francisco Pacheco de Córdova were:

38. Jorge Alberto6 de Portugal y Córdova (Alvaro5de Portugal y Colón, Isabel4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1566; died 1589. He married ___(?)___ de Vicentelo. He held the title 3rd Count of Gelves.

Children of Jorge Alberto6 de Portugal y Córdova and ___(?)___ de Vicentelo were:

39. Nuño6 de Portugal y Córdova (Alvaro5de Portugal y Colón, Isabel4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1568 in Seville; died 9 March 1622 in Madrid. He married ___(?)___ de Bastida.

Children of Nuño6 de Portugal y Córdova and ___(?)___ de Bastida were:

40. Guiomar6 de Ortegón y Colón (Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); died 1621. She married 15?? in Valladolid, Diego de Portugal y Botti, son of Jorge de Portugal y Colón.

Children of Guiomar6 de Ortegón y Colón and Diego de Portugal y Botti were:

  • 58 i. Diego7 de Portugal y Ortegón; dsp. 1 October 1627.

  • 59 ii. Francisca de Portugal y Ortegón; died 30 November 1630. Unmarried.

  • + 60 iii. Ana Francisca de Portugal y Ortegón. She married Diego de Cárdenas y Balda.

41. Jacoba6 de Ortegón y Colón (Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); died April? 1618 She married 1615 in Olmeda (as his 1st wife), Francisco Vallejo Vela.

Children of Jacoba6 de Ortegón y Colón and Francisco Vallejo Vela were:

  • 61 i. Antonio Diego7 Vallejo y Ortegón; died in infancy.

  • 62 ii. Manuel Antonio Vallejo y Ortegón; born 10 January 1617 in Olmeda; dsp. 20 May 1641 in Vercelli, Italy, of wounds received in battle. Retroactively, he was 5th Duke of Veragua, 7th Admiral of the Indies. [NOTE 8]

42. Ana6 de Ortegón y Colón (Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1). She married Baltasar de Alamos, a scholar and member of the Council of the Indies.

The only known child of Ana6 de Ortegón y Colón and Baltasar de Alamos was:

  • 63 i. Teresa7 de Alamos y Ortegón. She married Garcia Tello de Sandoval.

43. Josefa6 de Ortegón y Colón (Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1). She married Francisco Paz de la Serna, a judge of the Audiencia of Coruña.

The only known child of Josefa6 de Ortegón y Colón and Francisco Paz de la Serna was:






Generation Seven

54. Carlos7 Pacheco de Córdova y Arellano (a/k/a Colón de Córdova y Bocanegra) (Juana6de Arellano y de la Cueva, Maria5de la Cueva y Colón, Juana4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1602 in Guadalajara; died 5 September 1646. He married Juana Maria Torres y Portugal. He held the title Marquis of Villamayor and was Governor of Nueva Galicia in Mexico.

Children of Carlos7 Pacheco de Córdova y Arellano and Juana Maria Torres y Portugal were:

  • 65 i. Francisco Domingo Pacheco; born 24 February 1639. He followed his father as Governor of Nueva Galicia in Mexico and has numerous descendants in the Spanish nobility.

  • + 66 ii. Juana Teresa8 Pacheco. She married Manuel Exarch de Belvis.

55. Nuño7 Pacheco de Córdova y Arellano (Juana6de Arellano y de la Cueva, Maria5de la Cueva y Colón, Juana4 Colón y Toledo, Diego3 Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1). He married Maria de Mendoza.

The only known child of Nuño7 Pacheco de Córdova y Arellano and Maria de Mendoza was:

56. Leonor7 de Portugal y Vicentelo (Jorge6de Portugal y Córdova, Alvaro5de Portugal y Colón, Isabel4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); died 19 April 1618. She married 1st Fernando de Castro (son of the Count of Lemos). She married 2nd Diego Carrillo de Mendoza y Pimental, Captain-General of Aragon and later Viceroy of Mexico.

The only known child of Leonor7 de Portugal y Vicentelo and Fernando de Castro was:

  • 68 i. Catarina8 de Castro y Portugal. She married her cousin, Alvaro Jacinto de Portugal y la Bastida, son of Nuño de Portugal y Córdova and ___(?)___ de Bastida.

The only known child of Leonor7 de Portugal y Vicentelo and Diego Carrillo de Mendoza y Pimental was:

  • 69 i. ___(?)___8 Carillo de Mendoza y Portugal.

57. Alvaro Jacinto7 de Portugal y la Bastida (a/k/a Colón de Portugal) (Nu¤o6de Portugal y Córdova, Alvaro5de Portugal y Colón, Isabel4 Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1596; died 1636 in Lisbon. He married his cousin, Catarina de Castro y Portugal, daughter of Fernando de Castro and Leonor de Portugal y Vicentelo. He was a Captain-General in the Spanish army.

The only known child of Alvaro Jacinto7 de Portugal y la Bastida and Catarina de Castro y Portugal was:

60. Ana Francisca7 de Portugal y Ortegón (Guiomar6de Ortegón y Colón, Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo , Domenico1). She married Diego de Cárdenas y Balda, Captain-General of Cantabria and a member of the Council of the Indies.

Children of Ana Francisca7 de Portugal y Ortegón and Diego de Cárdenas y Balda were:

  • + 71 i. Lorenza8 de Cárdenas y Portugal. She married Luis Enriques.

  • 72 ii. Catarina de Cárdenas y Portugal. She married Francisco Tutavilla.

  • 73 iii. Francisca de Cárdenas y Portugal. She married Francisco Tello.

64. Josefa7 Paz de la Serna y Ortegón (Josefa6de Ortegón y Colón, Francisca5 Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3 Colón,Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1). She married Martin de Larreátegui, a judge and a member of the Council of Castille.

Josefa7 Paz de la Serna y Ortegón and Martin de Larreátegui had 7 sons and 1 daughter, including:






Generation Eight

66. Juana Teresa8 Pacheco (Carlos7Pacheco de Córdova y Arellano , Juana6de Arellano y de la Cueva, Maria5de la Cueva y Colón, Juana4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); died 1693. She married Manuel Exarch de Belvis.

The only known child of Juana Teresa8 Pacheco and Manuel Exarch de Belvis was:

67. Maria8 Pacheco de Córdova y Mendoza (Nu¤o7Pacheco de Córdova y Arellano, Juana6de Arellano y de la Cueva, Maria5de la Cueva y Colón, Juana4 Colón y Toledo, Diego3 Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1). She married Gaspar Ibañez.

With 3 other sons, Maria8 Pacheco de Córdova y Mendoza and Gaspar Ibañez had:

  • 77 i. Josef9 Ibañez y Pacheco (who had three sons).

70. Pedro Nuño8 de Portugal y Castro (a/k/a Colón de Portugal) (Alvaro7de Portugal y la Bastida, Nu¤o6de Portugal y Córdova, Alvaro5de Portugal y Colón, Isabel4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 13 December 1618 in Madrid; died 13 December 1673 in Mexico City. He married ___(?)___ de la Cueva. He was Viceroy of Mexico in 1672, and was a Knight of the Golden Fleece; retroactively, he was 7th Duke of Veragua, 9th Admiral of the Indies.

The only known child of Pedro Nuño8 de Portugal y Castro and ___(?)___ de la Cueva was:

71. Lorenza8 de Cárdenas y Portugal (Ana7de Portugal y Ortegón, Guiomar6de Ortegón y Colón, Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1). She married Luis Enriques.

The only known child of Lorenza8 de Cárdenas y Portugal and Luis Enriques was a daughter, name unknown:

  • 79 i. ___(?)___9 Enriques y Cárdenas, who married the Duke of Arce (name unknown).

74. Diego8 de Larreátegui y Paz de la Serna (Josefa7Paz de la Serna y Ortegón, Josefa6 de Ortegón y Colón, Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 15 August 1640; died 13 April 1685 in Valladolid? He married Esperanza de Carvajal. He was chief criminal judge of Valladolid and a Knight of Santiago; retroactively, he was 6th Duke of Veragua, 8th Admiral of the Indies.

The only known child of Diego8 de Larreátegui y Paz de la Serna and Esperanza de Carvajal was:

  • 80 i. Martin9 de Larreátegui y Carvajal; dsp. 29 August 1741. He was a cavalry officer, and was retroactively 7th Duke of Veragua, 9th Admiral of the Indies.

  • 81 ii. Ana de Larreátegui y Carvajal; died 1771, a nun.

75. Francisco8 de Larreátegui y Paz de la Serna (Josefa7Paz de la Serna y Ortegón, Josefa6 de Ortegón y Colón, Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born May 1646 in Madrid. He married ___(?)___ de Ventura de Angulo. He was a member of the Council of Castille.

The only known child of Francisco8 de Larreátegui y Paz de la Ser and ___(?)___ de Ventura de Angulo was:






Generation Nine

76. Francisca Maria9 Exarch de Belvis (Juana8Pacheco, Carlos7Pacheco de Córdova y Arellano, Juana6de Arellano y de la Cueva, Maria5de la Cueva y Colón, Juana4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1666. She married Francisco Belvis de Moncada.

Children of Francisca Maria9 Exarch de Belvis and Francisco Belvis de Moncada were:

78. Pedro Manuel9 de Portugal y la Cueva (Pedro8de Portugal y Castro, Alvaro7de Portugal y la Bastida, Nuño6de Portugal y Córdova, Alvaro5de Portugal y Colón, Isabel4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 25 December 1651; died 10 September 1710 in Madrid. He held the titles Duke de la Vega, Marquis of Jamaica and Villamiza, Count of Gelves, Admiral of the Indies. He was Viceroy of Galicia in 1676, Viceroy of Valencia in 1679, Viceroy of Sicily in 1695, President of the Council of the Orders, and a Knight of the Golden Fleece. He married ___(?)___ de Ayala.

Children of Pedro Manuel9 de Portugal y la Cueva and ___(?)___ de Ayala were:

  • 84 i. Pedro Nuño10 de Portugal y Ayala; born 17 October 1676 in Madrid; died 4 July 1733 in Madrid. He held the titles Duke of Veragua, Grandee of the First Class. He was Viceroy and Captain-General of Sardinia in 1707, Viceroy and Captain-General of Navarre in 1712, and a member of the Council of the Indies. He was the last descendant in the male line of the Portugal family, and was obsessed with the idea of recovering Jamaica for Spain.

  • + 85 ii. Catalina de Ventura y Portugal de Ayala; born 14 July 1690; died 1740. She married James Stewart (her 2nd husband?).

82. Pedro Isidero9 de Larreátegui y Ventura de Angulo (Francisco8de Larretegui y Paz de la Serna, Josefa7Paz de la Serna y Ortegón, Josefa6 de Ortegón y Colón, Francisca 5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); married ___(?)___ de Embrún; born 13 May 1695; died 14 February 1770. He held the title Count of Torre Arias, and was Vice-President of the Council of Castille and a Chevalier of the Order of Alcantara. A professor of law at Salamanca University. After years of study on the case, he reopened the inheritance suit in 1765, after it had been dormant for a century. Retroactively, he was 8th Duke of Veragua, 10th Admiral of the Indies.

Children of Pedro Isidero9 de Larreátegui y Ventura de Angulo and ___(?)___ de Embrún were:






Generation Ten

83. Josef Vincente10 Belvis de Moncada (Francisca9Exarch de Belvis, Juana8Pacheco, Carlos7Pacheco de Córdova y Arellano, Juana6de Arellano y de la Cueva, Maria5de la Cueva y Colón, Juana4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1690. He married Ollala Ibañez de Mendoza.

The only known child of Josef Vincente10 Belvis de Moncada and Ollala Ibañez de Mendoza was:

85. Catalina10 de Ventura y Portugal de Ayala (Pedro9de Portugal y la Cueva, Pedro8de Portugal y Castro, Alvaro7de Portugal y la Bastida, Nuño6de Portugal y Córdova, Alvaro5de Portugal y Colón, Isabel4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 14 July 1690; died 1740. She married (as her 2nd husband?) James Stewart (Baron of Bosworth, Duke of Berwick & Liria, Grandee of Spain), son of James FitzJames (Duke of Berwick-on-Tweed, created Duke of Liria by the king of Spain), who was the illegitimate son of James Stewart, Duke of York (who later became James II, King of Great Britain), and Arabella Churchill. Catalina appropriated the title "Duchess of Veragua," which should have gone directly to her son.

Children of Catalina10 de Ventura y Portugal de Ayala and James Stewart were:

86. Mariano10 de Larreátegui y Embrún (Pedro9de Larretegui y Ventura de Angulo, Francisco8de Larretegui y Paz de la Serna, Josefa7Paz de la Serna y Ortegón, Josefa6 de Ortegón y Colón, Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1). He married ___(?)___ de Ramirez de Baquedano. He was Superintendent of Police of the Kingdom and a member of the Council of Castille. He became 9th Duke of Veragua, Marquis of Jamaica, and 11th Admiral of the Indies by decision of the court in 1790. [NOTE 9]

The only known children of Mariano10 de Larreátegui y Embrún and ___(?)___ de Ramirez de Baquedano was:






Generation Eleven

87. Pascual Benito11 Belvis de Moncada (Josef10, Francisca9Exarch de Belvis, Juana8Pacheco, Carlos7Pacheco de Córdova y Arellano, Juana6 de Arellano y de la Cueva, Maria5de la Cueva y Colón, Juana4 Colón y Toledo, Diego3 Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 1727; his estate was probated 1781. He married Florentina Pizarro Picolomini.

Children of Pascual Benito11 Belvis de Moncada and Florentina Pizarro Picolomini were:

  • 90 i. Juan de la Cruz12 Belvis de Moncada (a/k/a Moncada y Colón); born 1756. He held the titles Marquis of Belgida & Villamayor, Grandee of Spain.

88. Jacobo Francisco Eduardo11 Stewart y Portugal (Catalina10de Ventura y Portugal de Ayala, Pedro9de Portugal y la Cueva, Pedro8de Portugal y Castro, Alvaro7de Portugal y la Bastida, Nu¤o6de Portugal y Córdova, Alvaro5de Portugal y Colón, Isabel4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 28 December 1718; died 1785. He married Maria Teresa de Silva, daughter of ___(?)___ de Silva. He held the title Duke of Veragua. He was a general in the Spanish army.

Children of Jacobo Francisco Eduardo11 Stewart y Portugal and Maria Teresa de Silva were:

89. Pedro11 de Larreátegui y Ramirez de Baquedano (a/k/a Colón y Ramirez de Baquedano) (Mariano10de Larretegui y Embrún, Pedro9de Larretegui y Ventura de Angulo, Francisco8de Larretegui y Paz de la Serna, Josefa7Paz de la Serna y Ortegón, Josefa6de Ortegón y Colón, Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 9 September 1801; died 1866. He married ___(?)___ de la Cerda y Palafox. He held the titles 10th Duke of Veragua, Marquis of Jamaica, 12th Admiral of the Indies, and was a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor.

Children of Pedro11 de Larreátegui y Ramirez de Baquedano and ___(?)___ de la Cerda y Palafox were:






Generation Twelve

91. Carlos Fernando12 Stewart y Silva (Jacobo11Stewart y Portugal, Catalina10de Ventura y Portugal de Ayala, Pedro9de Portugal y la Cueva, Pedro8de Portugal y Castro, Alvaro7de Portugal y la Bastida, Nuño6de Portugal y Córdova, Alvaro5de Portugal y Colón, Isabel4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 25 March 1752; died 1787. He married Catalina Augusta (Carlota) von Stolberg, daughter of the Prince of Stolberg. He held the title Duke of Veragua.

Children of Carlos Fernando12 Stewart y Silva and Catalina Augusta (Carlota) von Stolberg were:

  • 93 i. Jacobo Felipe Carlos13 Stewart y Stolberg; born 25 February 1773 in Paris. He married Maria Teresa de Silva y Palafox. He held the title Duke of Veragua and was the ancestor of the present family of Berwick-Alba.

92. Cristóbal12 de Larreátegui y de la Cerda-Palafox (a/k/a Colón de la Cerda) (Pedro11de Larretegui y Ramirez de Baquedano, Mariano10de Larretegui y Embrún, Pedro9de Larretegui y Ventura de Angulo, Francisco8de Larretegui y Paz de la Serna, Josefa7Paz de la Serna y Ortegón, Josefa6de Ortegón y Colón, Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4 Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 9 June 1837 in Madrid; died 30 October 1910 in Madrid. He married ___(?)___ de Aguilera. He held the titles 11th Duke of Veragua, Marquis of Jamaica, 13th Admiral of the Indies. He served as Minister of the Interior in 1890 and Minister of Marine in 1902. [NOTE 10]

Children of Cristóbal12 de Larreátegui y de la Cerda-Palafox and ___(?)___ de Aguilera were:

  • 94 i. Cristóbal Colón y Aguilera; born 12 September 1878; dsp. (murdered) 10 August 1937. He held the titles 12th Duke of Veragua, Marquis of Jamaica, 14th Admiral of the Indies. [NOTE 11]

  • 95 ii. Genaro13 Colón y Aguilera; died in infancy.

  • + 96 iii. Maria del Pilar Colón y Aguilera. She married Manuel de Carvajal y Hurtado de Mendoza.






Generation Thirteen

95. Maria del Pilar13 Colón y Aguilera (Cristóbal12de Larretegui y de la Cerda-Palafox, Pedro11de Larretegui y Ramirez de Baquedano, Mariano10de Larretegui y Embrún, Pedro9de Larretegui y Ventura de Angulo, Francisco8de Larretegui y Paz de la Serna, Josefa7Paz de la Serna y Ortegón, Josefa6de Ortegón y Colón, Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1). She married Manuel de Carvajal y Hurtado de Mendoza, who was Marquis of Aguilafuente, and also Duke de la Vega in right of his wife. She held the title Duchess de la Vega.

Maria del Pilar13 Colón y Aguilera and Manuel de Carvajal y Hurtado de Mendoza had 2 sons and 5 daughters, including:






Generation Fourteen

97. Ramón14 Carvajal y Colón (a/k/a Colón de Carvajal, by permission of the government) (Maria13Colón y Aguilera, Cristóbal12de Larretegui y de la Cerda-Palafox, Pedro11de Larretegui y Ramirez de Baquedano, Mariano10de Larretegui y Embrún, Pedro9de Larretegui y Ventura de Angulo, Francisco8de Larretegui y Paz de la Serna, Josefa7Paz de la Serna y Ortegón, Josefa6de Ortegón y Colón, Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 21 September 1898; died 21 January 1941. He married ___(?)___ de Maroto. He held the titles 13th Duke of Veragua, Marquis of Jamaica, 15th Admiral of the Indies. [NOTE 12]

Children of Ramón14 Carvajal y Colón and ___(?)___ de Maroto were:

  • + 98 i. Cristóbal Colón de Carvajal y Maroto; born 29 January 1925. He married Anunciada Gorosabel y Ramirez de Haro.

  • 99 ii. Juan Manuel Colón de Carvajal y Maroto; born 1926?

  • 100 iii. Eulalia15 Colón de Carvajal y Maroto; born 1930-1932?

  • 101 iv. José Ramón Colón de Carvajal y Maroto; born 1937?






Generation Fifteen

98. Cristóbal15 Colón de Carvajal y Maroto (Ramón14Carvajal y Colón, Maria13Colón y Aguilera, Cristóbal12de Larretegui y de la Cerda-Palafox, Pedro11de Larretegui y Ramirez de Baquedano, Mariano10de Larretegui y Embrún, Pedro9de Larretegui y Ventura de Angulo, Francisco8de Larretegui y Paz de la Serna, Josefa7Paz de la Serna y Ortegón, Josefa6de Ortegón y Colón, Francisca5Colón y Pravia, Cristóbal4Colón y Toledo, Diego3Colón, Cristoforo2Colombo, Domenico1); born 29 January 1925. He married Anunciada Gorosabel y Ramirez de Haro, 24 February 1949. He holds the titles 14th Duke of Veragua, Marquis of Jamaica, 16th Admiral of the Indies. The senior living male descendant of the Discoverer. (I have been unable to discover whether this gentleman actually still is living. . . .)

Children of Cristóbal15 Colón de Carvajal y Maroto and Anunciada Gorosabel y Ramirez de Haro include:

  • 102 i. Cristóbal16 Colón de Carvajal y Ramirez de Haro holds the titles Marquis of Jamaica.






"Veragua" is today the western part of Panama, near the Costa Rican border. An end to the peaceful rule of the Colón family as marquises of Jamaica came in 1655 when Cromwell, having declared war on Spain, sent a fleet to the West Indies under Admiral William Penn, father of the founder of Pennsylvania. Penn captured Jamaica in June 1655 and the last Spanish settlers were evicted in 1658. Britain thereby deprived the descendants of the Discoverer of their principal assets. The dukes of Veragua continued their income from the revenues of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines until the U.S. war with Spain in 1898. As a last irony, the Spanish commissioners proposed in the draft Peace Treaty that the U.S. take over responsibility for the Veragua annuity in the amount of $7,400 per year, but this was rejected by the American commissioners.