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Translation of "Descendencia del Conquistador Dn. Francisco Pizarro en Loja" by Alfonso Anda Aguirre
Translated by Bob Bordier,  Note:  Dr. Anda Aguirre makes extensive use of the abbreviations Dn. and Da. for "Don" and "Doña".  These are terms of respect, not official titles, can be loosely translated as "Mr." and "Mrs." or "Sir" and "Lady". In the interest of brevity, they will be dropped.  Also, I have preserved Dr. Anda Aguirre's spelling of Inca names rather than transcribing them as usually spelled in English.)

Descendants of the Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro in Loja

PIZARRO, Francisco, Conquistador and later Viceroy of Peru, received from Atahualpa's hand Inés Huayllas Yupanqui, daughter of Huaynacapac and Contergucho, his sister, born near 1515.  With her, he had two children.

PIZARRO YUPANQUI, FRANCISCA, born in Jauja in 1534, who married in Spain her uncle by blood Hernando Pizarro, while he was incarcerated in the castle of La Mota for the death of Diego de Almagro.  From this marriage were born, among others, Fernando Pizarro y Sarmiento, first Marqués de la Conquista.

PIZARRO YUPANQUI, Gonzalo.  The other child was Gonzalo Pizarro Yupanqui, born near 1535 and died in 1547, still in childhood.

PIZARRO, Francisco and Juan.  Aside from the two children with Atahualpa's sister, Francisco Pizarro had two more:  Francisco and Juan with Angelina Inca, also a noble indian.

In 1551 Inés Huayllas travelled to Spain with her husband Francisco de Ampuero, whom she married with the consent of Marquess Pizarro in 1537, her daughter Francisca Pizarro Yupanqui, and Francisco Pizarro, Francisca's half-brother.  Francisco Pizarro died at age 20 in the city of Trujillo in Spain, where he had married his cousin Inés Pizarro, daughter of Gonzalo.  Raul Porras Barrenechea, in the prologue to his beautiful book on Pizarro, calls him Francisco Pizarro Yupanqui, as, in the body of his work, page 513, he says that Francisco and Juan were sons of the other noble indian, Angelina Inga.

PIZARRO, Juan.  The destiny of Juan, the last son of the Conquistador, who continued his succession, is not known, and Porras Barrenechea says that he probably died very young and that no one has spoken of him until now.

The names of the four sons of Francisco Pizarro appear in the opening statements of his will and nomination of tutor.  With surprise we see, in the City Council of Loja of August 8, 1570, appear as witnesses "to testify Andrés de Rivera and Juan Pizarro, residents of this city."  The same thing happens on July 11, 1572, in another session of the same City Council, "witnesses to testify Juan Pizarro and Gaspar Lopez, residents in this city."

There can be no doubt that, Francisco Pizarro having died in June of 1541, and after all the upheavals that occurred up through the battle of Jaquijahuana, in which Gonzalo Pizarro was captured and later killed in Cuzco in 1548, some distinguished Pizarrista, probably Alonso de Mercadillo, brought with him to Loja Juan Pizarro, who must have been a child and grew up in the nascent city under the tutelage of Francisco Pizarro's great friend and the affection and friendship of the first settlers of the city.

Juan must have married a de la Rua lady in Loja.

On February 20, 1581, Sebastian, an indian, and his wife Isabel appeared in Loja to request a license to sell a lot with houses they owned in the plaza of the city, the witnesses being Alonso de Carvajal, Hernando Lucero, Juan Pizarro and Hernando Diaz, Protector of Indians.  This document shows that Juan Pizarro continued living in Loja.

PIZARRO DE LA RUA, Isabel.  The daughter of Juan Pizarro was, without a doubt, Isabel Pizarro de la Rúa, born around 1570, according to a declaration she made, which was found in Quito by my friend Dr. Fernando Jurado Noboa.  She was the wife of Melchor de Erique,  Councilman of the city of Loja in 1628.

PIZARRO, Sebastiana.  Sebastiana, daughter of the abovementioned marriage, married Alonso Tolosano de Morales.  Witnesses testified that she and her mother were descendants of Francisco Pizarro.

DE LA RUA PIZARRO, Julián.  The brother of Isabel Pizarro de la Rua was, without a doubt, Julián de la Rúa Pizarro, whose choice in order of surnames is not admirable, given the ease which then existed to choose and, at times retake those of more ancient ancestors.  Julián de la Rúa Pizarro was the Magistrate of Loja in 1588, which represented a great honor for the city of the Immaculate Conception.  He must have married a lady of the surname Miranda, daughter, without a doubt, of Luis Miranda, one of the first settlers of Loja, who in 1561 was the Royal Treasurer of the Estate of Zamora, with a salary of 1100 pesos.

PIZARRO DE MIRANDA, Alonso. The son of Julián de la Rúa Pizarro was, unless doubted, Alonso Pizarro de Miranda, who appears as a witness in Loja on August 27, 1627, when General Diego Vaca de Vega submitted his will to Cristobal Vasquez, Notary Public of Loja.

On October 28, 1651, by commission from Diego Vaca de Torres, Sergeant Alonso Pizarro de Miranda, at Portechuelo de Cajanuma, that belonged to Alonso de Espinar, gave possession of these lands to Juan de la Monja and Magdalena de Miranda, his wife.  In a sign of their dominion, the spouses performed various acts of possession, such as touring, weeding and spreading dirt from place to place.

The information on the Purity of the Blood of Matías de Valdivieso and Céspedes contains the following details:  "The said Maria Tolosano y Morales was the legitimate daughter of Captain Alonso Tolosano y Morales, born in Almodobar del Campo in the Kingdoms of Spain, who was the Official Royal Accountant of Piura, and of Sebastiana, born in the city of Loja.  Maria was baptized in Paita on January 1, 1651 by Hernando Arias Benegas, BA.  The godparents were Captain Pedro de Cheverría and Ines Maria."  Such is the sworn testimony of both descendants, which runs from pages 173 of the cited first volume and in the reports inserted therein.

"Sebastiana Pizarro, great grandmother of said Matías, was the legitimate daughter of Melchor de Erique and Isabel Pizarro de la Rua.  It consists of his testimony, that runs from pages 239 of the cited first volume.  And by this line he derives his descent from the conquerors of this Kingdom,  
as contained in the information in the fourth volume of affiliation by the maternal line."

In another part this point is clarified as follows:  "In the maternal line Your Highness will find justified the clear origin of Juana de Cespedes y Velasco, legitimate mother of mine, whose grandfather was the Royal Lieutenant and Official Accountant of Piura, Isidro de Céspedes, born in the city of Seville, with whose line I have the honor of a junction with the illustrious house of His Excellency Mr. Pizarro, Viceroy of these Kingdoms, as is justified by the quoted documents."

The daughter of Alonso Tolosano de Morales and Sebastiana Pizarro was Maria Tolosano de Morales, married to Joseph de Céspedes, a Sevillian.  Juana de Céspedes y Velasco, daughter of this marriage, married Captain Joseph de Valdivieso.

From this marriage the children were:  Joseph de Valdivieso y Céspedes, interim Magistrate of Loja, Matias Valdivieso y Céspedes, Sebastian de Valdivieso y Céspedes, and Rosa de Valdivieso y Céspedes, whose descendants are contained in my article on the Valdiviesos, published in this same magazine.

As a result of this junction, the descent of Juan Pizarro, son of Francisco Pizarro, exists in Loja and Piura to this day.  This is a real discovery made by myself.