The Old Booksmith


A Descendant of Moctezuma at the Battle of Mobile, 1780






Generation One

1. Motecuhzoma1; married Miaxochitl, daughter of Ixtlicuechahuamátzin; born 1467; died between 29 June and 1 July 1520 (details of his murder by Cortez are obscure).

He was also known as Montezuma II and was called "emperor" by European historians. He eventually succeeded his father, Axayácatl, 6th lord of Tenochtitlan, who died in 1481.

Children of Motecuhzoma1 and Miaxochitl included:






Generation Two

2. Tlacahuepantzin2 (Motecuhzoma1); married Quanxochitl; (1st cousins; she was his father's niece); died after 8 September 1570 in Mexico City, Mexico; buried at the Convent of Santo Domingo, Mexico City, Mexico.

His baptismal name was Pedro de Moctezuma. He left a will on 8 September 1570 Mexico City, Mexico.

Children of Tlacahuepantzin2 and Quanxochitl included:

  • + 3 i. Ihuitemotzin3, married Francisca de la Cueva de Valenzuela.






Generation Three

3. Ihuitemotzin3 (Tlacahuepantzin2, Motecuhzoma1); married Francisca de la Cueva de Valenzuela, daughter of Francisco de la Cueva Bocanegra and Isabel de Valenzuela; died after 31 May 1606 Valladolid, Spain.

His baptismal name was Diego Luís de Moctezuma. He was brought to Spain by King Philip II.

Children of Ihuitemotzin3 and Francisca de la Cueva de Valenzuela included:






Generation Four

4. Pedro4 Tesifón de Moctezuma (Ihuitemotzin3, Tlacahuepantzin2, Motecuhzoma1); born Guadix, Spain; married Jerónima de Porres, daughter of Jerónimo del Castillo Porres and Francisca Gutiérrez Palomiro Avalos; died after 7 November 1639 Madrid, Spain.

On 13 September 1627, he was created 1st Count of Moctezuma de Tultengo. He left a will on 7 November 1639 Madrid, Spain.

Children of Pedro4 Tesifón de Moctezuma and Jerónima de Porres included:






Generation Five

5. Diego Luís5 de Moctezuma y Porres (Pedro4Tesifón de Moctezuma, Ihuitemotzin3, Tlacahuepantzin2, Motecuhzoma1); died after 14 Jan 1680 Granada, Spain.

He was 2nd Count of Moctezuma de Tultengo (the title passed to his legitimate daughter by his wife). He left a will on 14 January 1680 Granada, Spain.

Child (illegitimate) of Diego Luís5 de Moctezuma y Porres and Gregoria de Torres was:

  • + 6 i. Pedro Manuel6 Moctezuma, baptized 28 February 1654 Lapeza de Monterrocana, Spain; married Isabel de Loaysa y Ovalle.






Generation Six

6. Pedro Manuel6 Moctezuma (Diego5de Moctezuma y Porres, Pedro4Tesifón de Moctezuma, Ihuitemotzin3, Tlacahuepantzin2, Motecuhzoma1); baptized 28 February 1654 Lapeza de Monterrocana, Spain; married Isabel de Loaysa y Ovalle 5 February 1679 Cadiz, Spain; died after 19 September 1717 Ronda, Spain.

Children of Pedro Manuel6 Moctezuma and Isabel de Loaysa y Ovalle, all born in Ronda, Spain, were as follows:

  • + 7 i. Jerónimo Miguel7 Moctezuma y Loaysa, born 6 October 1681; married Teresa Micaela Salcedo y Ahumada.

  • 8 ii.Tomasa Antonia Moctezuma y Loaysa; born after 1682.

  • 9 iii.María Moctezuma y Loaysa; born after 1682.

  • 10 iv.Diego Luís Moctezuma y Loaysa; born after 1682.

  • 11 v.Vicenta Moctezuma y Loaysa; born after 1682.

  • 12 vi.Gregoria Moctezuma y Loaysa; born after 1682.

  • 13 vii.Francisco Moctezuma y Loaysa; born after 1682. He became a friar.






Generation Seven

7. Jerónimo Miguel7 Moctezuma y Loaysa (Pedro6Moctezuma, Diego5de Moctezuma y Porres, Pedro4Tesifón de Moctezuma, Ihuitemotzin3, Tlacahuepantzin2, Motecuhzoma1); born 6 October 1681 Ronda, Spain; married Teresa Micaela Salcedo y Ahumada, daughter of José Nuño de Salcedo and Bernarda de Ahumada y Mendoz, 26 Jul 1702 Ronda, Spain; died after 10 Oct 1751 Ronda, Spain.

He was Judge of Ronda. He left a will on 10 October 1751 Ronda, Spain.

Children of Jerónimo Miguel7 Moctezuma y Loaysa and Teresa Micaela Salcedo y Ahumada included:

  • + 14 i. Bernarda8 Moctezuma, baptized 10 March 1716 Arriate, Spain; married Pedro Morejón Girón y Ahumada.






Generation Eight

14. Bernarda8 Moctezuma (Jerónimo7Moctezuma y Loaysa, Pedro6Moctezuma, Diego5de Moctezuma y Porres, Pedro4Tesifón de Moctezuma, Ihuitemotzin3, Tlacahuepantzin2, Motecuhzoma1); baptized 10 March 1716 Arriate, Spain; married Pedro Morejón Girón y Ahumada, son of Andrés Morejón Girón y Alarcón and Catalina de Ahumada Villalón, 4 October 1739 Ronda, Spain.

Children of Bernarda8 Moctezuma and Pedro Morejón Girón y Ahumada included:






Generation Nine

15. Jerónimo9 Girón y Moctezuma (Bernarda8Moctezuma, Jerónimo7Moctezuma y Loaysa, Pedro6Moctezuma, Diego5de Moctezuma y Porres, Pedro4Tesifón de Moctezuma, Ihuitemotzin3, Tlacahuepantzin2, Motecuhzoma1); baptized 8 June 1741 Ronda, Spain; married Isabel de las Casas, daughter of Manuel de las Casas and María de Aragorri, 22 October 1770 Barcelona, Spain; died 17 October 1819 Seville, Spain, at age 78.

He served as a page to King Ferdinand VI in 1751. He began military service c.1757, entering the army at the outbreak of the Seven years War. He was promoted to 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Guards c.1761. He was in the vanguard of the infantry that stormed across the Portuguese border under Count de Maceda in 1762, and was promoted to 1st lieutenant in 1763, and to captain in July 1770. About 1775, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Príncipe Infantry Regiment.

In December 1778, his regiment embarked for Cuba, and in April 1779, he took command as colonel of Príncipe Infantry Regiment. In July of that year, he was promoted to general and was ordered to New Orleans as deputy to Gov. Bernardo Gálvez. On 14 Jan 1780, he embarked with Gálvez from New Orleans with his troops on an expedition against the British at Mobile Bay. On March 10th, he served as actual battle commander (Gálvez was involved with the plans for the further expedition against Pensacola) and laid seige to Ft. Charlotte at Mobile. The Biritish surrendered on March 13th.

On 29 March 1780, he returned to Havana to prepare for the expedition against Pensacola. In October, the expedition was driven back to Cuba by a hurricane outside Havana Bay, but was reorganized and embarked again on 28 February 1781; Girón was again appointed battle commander. On May 8th, he laid seige to Ft. George at Pensacola, which quickly capitulated. The next month he was named field marshal.

In October 1781, the planned expedition by the French and Spanish to capture Jamaica was halted with the opening of peace negotiations, and Girón returned to Spain in 1783, where he was created a knight of the Military Order of Santiago.

In 1778, he was appointed Judge for Life of his home town of Ronda. In 1786, he became civil and military governor of Pamplona; in 1790, he took over the same duties in Barcelona. In February 1791, he was promoted to lieutenant general (a permanent appointment, that is). Between 1793 and 1795 , he acted as commander of Spanish forces in Catalonia during the French invasion. In August 1795, he was named a member of the Junta de América. Between 1798 and 1807, he served as Viceroy of Navarre. In 1807, he was named Counselor of the Supreme War Council, but was abruptly relieved of that position by Napoleon.

On the death of his aunt in December 1791, he became 3rd Marqués de las Amarillas.

Children of Jerónimo9 Girón y Moctezuma and Isabel de las Casas included:

  • 16 i.María10 de la Paz; born Barcelona, Spain; died before October 1819 Spain.

  • + 17 ii. General Pedro Agustín Girón de las Casas, baptized 3 January 1778 at the Church of Santa María Matriz, San Sebastian, Spain; married María de la Concepción Espeleta.






Generation Ten

17. General Pedro Agustín10 Girón de las Casas (Jerónimo9Girón y Moctezuma, Bernarda8Moctezuma, Jerónimo7Moctezuma y Loaysa, Pedro6Moctezuma, Diego5de Moctezuma y Porres, Pedro4Tesifón de Moctezuma, Ihuitemotzin3, Tlacahuepantzin2, Motecuhzoma1); baptized 3 January 1778 at the Church of Santa María Matriz, San Sebastian, Spain; married María de la Concepción Espeleta, daughter of José de Espeleta, 1802 Pamplona, Spain; died 17 May 1842 Madrid, Spain, at age 64.

He succeeded has father in 1819 as 4th Marqués de las Amarillas. He was promoted to lieutenant general in 1820 and became Minister of War in 1835. He was created 1st Duke of Ahumada in 1835.

Children of General Pedro Agustín10 Girón de las Casas and María de la Concepción Espeleta included:






Generation Eleven

18. General Francisco Javier11 Girón y Ezpeleta (Pedro10Girón de las Casas, Jerónimo9Girón y Moctezuma, Bernarda8Moctezuma, Jerónimo7Moctezuma y Loaysa, Pedro6Moctezuma, Diego5de Moctezuma y Porres, Pedro4Tesifón de Moctezuma, Ihuitemotzin3, Tlacahuepantzin2, Motecuhzoma1); born 1803 Pamplona, Spain; married Nicolasa de Aragón y Arias de Saavedra 29 January 1834 at the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, Spain; died 18 December 1869 Madrid, Spain.

In the family tradition, he reached the rank of lieutenant general. He also founded the Guardia Civil of Spain. He was Gentleman of the Chamber to King Ferdinand VII. He held the titles of 2nd Duke of Ahumada and 5th Marqués de las Amarillas, and was also made a Grandee of Spain.

Children of General Francisco Javier11 Girón y Ezpeleta and Nicolasa de Aragón y Arias de Saavedra were as follows:

  • 19 i.Pedro Agustín12 Girón y Aragón; married Isabel Mesía 1866 Spain; died without progeny. He held the titles of 3rd Duke of Ahumada and 6th Marqués de las Amarillas.

  • 20 ii.Agustín Girón y Aragón; born 30 Sep 1843 Madrid, Spain; married María de los Dolores Armero y Peñalver 15 Oct 1870 Spain. He succeeded his brother as 4th Duke of Ahumada and 7th Marqués de las Amarillas.






Note: I have not been able to locate a reliable source (in English) describing the subsequent generations of this line, or even the holders of the principal titles. Any recommendation or suggestion of such a source would be greatly appreciated.