MATERIAL: Parchment
TYPE: Documents (Loose)
DIMENSIONS: 30 cm.
COMPONENTS: Manuscript in black ink; 2 leaves; in sealed fiscal paper. Signature of Agustín de la Rosa Montezuma. 
NOTES: Another document of the Montezuma family. These are exceedingly rare. It is from a rare and almost unknown branch of the family that lived in the State of Guerrero.
REFERENCE EXTERNAL LINKS: Don Joseph Moctezuma. México: Tlilan Tlapalan y el Archivo General de la Nación, 2009

ITEM ID: 3447

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Will of Mariana Montezuma Yndia

DATE
Year: 1711
Decade: 1710s
Century: 18th (1701-1800)

Will and Testament of Mariana Montezuma Yndia, daughter of Joseph Montezuma and Maria Josepha of the Mexican family branch of Emperor Moctezuma. It is from a rare and almost unknown branch of the family that lived in the neighborhood of Caltilan the State of Guerrero. Maria Montezuma leaves in her will a property to her son Agustin de la Rosa Montezuma. The kingdom of Tlanichollan-Caltitlan was conquered by the Aztecs in 1486 and the kingdom of Tlappan was founded there, according to the Azoyu codex. There, proliferated a rare and mostly unknown branch of the Montezuma family known as the “Caciques of Chilapa.” Those chiefs came from the close partnerships betweenall members of the ruling families of the Triple Alliance; composed by preferential marriages between cousins, the closest possible without incurring in the prohibition of incest The principal family genealogy of the Guerrero branch of Montezuma: • Joseph Gregorio Guerrero Dávila Montezuma, son of• Diego Guerrero Dávila Montezuma, son of• Joseph Montezuma, son of• Agustín Tesifón Montezuma, son of• Diego Montezuma, son of• Joseph Montezuma, son of• Pedro de Tlacopan y Ana de Chilapa, daughter of • Agustin de Chilapa, son of Isquinantzin, and  grandson  of  Omacatzin** Is said to have been king of Xochimilco, appointed by Montezuma himself when the Spanish invaded central Mexico.The Montezuma branch of Guerrero remains largely unstudied, there exists only a few investigations: El único: Jesús Hernández Jaimes. El cacicazgo de  los Moctezuma y las comunidades indígenas  en la alcaldía mayor de  Chilapa durante  la colonia. Mexico: UNAM, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, tesis de licenciatura, 1998. Arnold Lebeuf. Un cariño excesivo de Don Joseph Moctezuma. México: Tlilan Tlapalan y el Archivo General de la Nación, 2009.