- IDENTITY: IGI Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Internet web site, 02-04-08.
Relation of the Discovery and Conquest of the Kingdoms of Peru, p. 119
Chronology of the Conquest Period in the Andean Region
NOTE: -- One of the shorcomings of Pedro Pizarro's work is its total lack of dates. For that reason the present edition is now provided with the following chronological material which the reader may consult if he so desires. It is based on a wide range of the best available data.
1514: APRIL 12; Pedro Arias de Avila and his wife Isabel de Bobadilla sail from San Lucar de Barameda on their way to Panama.
JULY 20; They arrive at Panama. Pascual de Andagoya is of their party.
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Pedro Arias Dávila
Pedrarias Dávila (Pedro Arias de Ávila) y Ortiz de Cota (Segovia, Castile, c. 1440 - León, March 6, 1531, aged 91), was a Spanish colonial administrator. He led the first great Spanish expedition in the New World.
He was born into one of the most influential aristocratic families of XVth century Spain the grandson of King Henriquez IV's crypto-Jewish Contador General Diego Arias de Ávila, deceased 1466, and Elvira González, deceased 1463, parents of three children, namely, Pedro, deceased 1476 while fighting took place in Madrid and the father of our Pedro, Juan, later Bishop of Segovia, deceased at Rome, Italy, 1497 and Isabel, deceased 1472, whose descendants always resident at Segovia, could be tracked afterward, in the 16th century in the Inquisition records and trials.
Pedro, deceased 1476 while fightings took place in Madrid and the father of our Pedro, married woman from Toledo María Ortiz de Cota, and besides this Pedro, they got another 8 sons/daughters:
Diego, (deceased 1482, no issue).
Juan, (1st count of Puñonrostro, title awarded by king Charles I of Spain, a.k.a. Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, deceased 1538)
Pedro, (1440 - León, now a town of Nicaragua, Central America, 6 March 1531, aged 91). Biography here.
Alonso, a priest in Sepúlveda.
Juan, married twice. One child from the first marriage who died young, no issue. Three males, 1 female. Several issues from different women in some cases.
Francisco, declared demented by the civil authorities.
Antón (or Hernán), issue from two sons.
Catalina, married powerful Royal Accountant Pedro Gómez de Ciudad Real, parents of literary man and poet Alvar González de Ciudad Real.
Elvira, a Franciscan Order nun, and
He married towards the end of 1485 an intimate friend of queen Isabella I of Spain, (whence probably his preferment), Isabel de Bobadilla y Peñalosa, deceased Madrid 1531, the daughter of Francisco de Bobadilla, probably deceased on the Atlantic Ocean, 1502, Governor since 21 May 1499, of the Island "La Española", now divided in two parts: Haiti and the Republic of Santo Domingo and María, being the niece of powerful family of the Marchioness of Moya, province of Cuenca, and Marchioness of Peñalosa, Beatriz Fernández de Bobadilla, deceased at Madrid on 10 September 1511, married to Royal Accountant from Cuenca, Andrés de Cabrera, deceased also at Madrid, 4 October 1511, some 3 weeks later.
This couple, Andrés de Cabrera and Beatriz Fernández de Bobadilla gave the keys of the Royal Treasury at Segovia, to Queen Isabel I of Castile and her husband, also a king, Ferdinand II of Aragon during the Civil War ensued from the death in strange circumstances, December 1474, of king of Castile, Henry IV of Castile, the half brother of much younger and immediately self promoted to Queen of Castile, Isabel I of Castile.
By this marriage, Arias Dávila family curried the favours again of Queen Isabela I and King Ferdinand II, in view of the close friendship of the Royal Couple with the "Cabrera" and "Bobadilla" families, in spite of Pedro Arias Dávila paternal uncle, the Bishop of Segovia, Juan Arias Dávila, a.k.a. Juan Arias de Ávila.
Pedro Arias Dávila served as soldier in wars against Moors at Granada, between 1486 and 1492, in Spain, and in North Africa, under Pedro Navarro intervening in the Conquest of Oran, now in Algeria. At the age of nearly seventy years he was made commander in 1514 by king Ferdinand II of Aragon of the largest Spanish expedition (19 vessels and 1,500 men) hitherto sent to America. [1, 2, 3]