TYPE: Manuscript
DIMENSIONS: 32 cm
COMPONENTS: 5 full-page color drawings and 10 pages with hand-drawn frames in colors, each of these protected with vintage cloth. Covered in full period leather, with ornaments in gold.
CONDITION: Excellent state of conservation
NOTES: Signed by the King of Spain, Felipe V.
REFERENCE EXTERNAL LINKS: Nobility Titles of New Spain

ITEM ID: 4710
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New World Title of Nobility

DATE
Year: 1723
Decade: 1720s
Century: 18th (1701-1800)

A grant of very high nobility to a resident of Colonial Spain, one of only 48 ever issued in the 300 years of Spanish colonial rule by the Kings of Spain to a resident of the New World. The grant was for a Mexican Marquesado to a descendant of a Conquistador signed by Felipe V.

This Royal Grant confers the of title “Marqués de Uluapa and Vizconde de Estrada” to Dr. Don Diego de Estrada Galindo (First Marques of Uluapa).

The king, with the office of May 27, 1710, gave the Duke of Linares, the viceroy of New Spain, permission to grant titles. Using this faculty, the Viceroy conferred the title of Marques to Dr. Don Diego de Estrada.

In Don Diego de Estrada’s lineage study, the last names Carvajal, Galindo and Estrada form his coat of arms.

The sure name Carvajal, comes from a Conquistador of Mexico, Juan de Limpias Carvajal.

(Juan de Limpias Carvajal -Seville,? – Puebla, Mexico, ca. 1567- was a Spanish conquistador who participated in the conquest of Mexico City and was entrusted with the town of Otatitlán, Veracruz. Along with Francisco Franco, he was granted the Mayorazgo of Uluapa in Veracruz)

Mayorazgo de Uluapa

The mayorazgo of Uluapa, was formed by the descendants of the conquistadors Francisco Franco and Juan de Limpias Carvajal at the beginning of the 16th century and served as the basis for obtaining the noble titles of Vizconde de Estrada and the Marquis of Uluapa at the beginning of the 18th century . The family maintained it until the disappearance of this institution in the 19th century. The owners of the mayorazgo and the marquisate occupy important military and administrative posts in New Spain, including the last Marquis was part of the court of Agustín de Iturbide.

The first Marques of Mexico was Hernán Cortés, the Spanish Conquistador who led the expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire.