I wrote to you on another forum, but thought that I'd also write to you here. I am trying to work on the Moctezuma/Ruiz de Esparza line too and trying to find relevant documents in Mexico City, so far with little success.
Was it you who got to look at Jaime Holcombe's paper work? I was wondering what kind of evidence he had for Martin Navarro and Petronila's marriage. I thought that the evidence was in the Aguascalientes State Papers. Yes? No?
By the way, Petronila would not have been born in Aguascalientes in 1550 because the city was not founded until 1575. There is a book about Moctezuma's descendants, but it does not give any information about Petronilla, so it was not very helpful.
I have been trying to search the Mexico City marriages circa 1595/1596 for a marriage of Lope Ruiz de Esparza and Francesca, but no luck so far at that.
Several of my friends are descended from this line. This is one of them, but I'm still trying to confirm all the links:
GENERATION NUMBER 1: MOCTEZUMA II, AZTEC EMPEROR was born about 1480 and died 1521 in Mexico City, In 1502, he was crowned Emperor.
GENERATION NUMBER 2: PRINCESS TECUICHPO DE MOCTEZUMA, daughter of Moctezuma II. Also known as Isabel de Moctezuma.
GENERATION NUMBER THREE: LEONOR DE CORTEZ-MOCTEZUMA, b. Mexico City, F.D., Mexico. Daughter of Techuipo de Moctezuma (or Isabel de Moctezuma), who was the daughter of Moctezuma II. Leonor married (1) CONQUISTADOR CRISTOBAL DE VALDERRAMA Abt. 1531. Cristbal de Valderrama died November 1537.
GENERATION NUMBER FOUR: LEONOR VALDERRAMA-CORTEZ-DE-MOCTEZUMA, d. Abt. 1562, daughter of Leonor de Cortez Moctezuma, granddaughter of Techuichpo de Moctezuma, great-granddaughter of Moctezuma). Leonor died Abt. 1562. She married DIEGO ARIAS-DE-SOTELO. He was born in Zamora, Spain.
GENERATION NUMBER FIVE: PETRONILA DE MOCTEZUMA, b. Aguascalientes, Nueva Galicia, New Spain (Mexico).
She was born in Aguascalientes, Nueva Galicia, New Spain (Mexico). She married MARTIN NAVARRO.
GENERATION NUMBER SIX: 1. ANA-FRANCISCA DE GABAY, b. Guadalajara, Jalisco, New Spain (Mexico); d. 30 Mar 1652, Villa de Aguascalientes; married LOPE RUIZ-DE-ESPARZA, supposedly in 1695 in Mexico City. He died 14 Aug 1651 in Aguascalientes.
GENERATION NUMBER SEVEN: Lorenza Ruiz de Esparza, born circa 1602. Married May 16, 1623, Aguascalientes to Luis Tiscareno, who was born in Triana, Sevilla, Espaa
GENERATION NUMBER EIGHT: Francesca Tiscareno Gabai, born March 24, 1625 in Aguascalientes. Married to Jose Delgado (a native of Pinos, Zacatecas)
GENERATION NUMBER NINE: Juan Delgado born August 1, 1647, Aguascalientes. Married on March 4, 1669 to Margarita Lopes de Lizaldi
GENERATION NUMBER TEN: Gertrudis Delgado, born October 22, 1686 in Aguascalientes. Married to Cristobal Garcia, (born Aug. 5, 1681)
GENERATION NUMBER ELEVEN: Bernard Antonio Garcia, born June 29, 1707, Aguascalientes...Married to Francesca (Cordoba) Escobar, August 30, 1730, Cienega de Ojuelos.
Generation 12: Miguel Antonio Garcia
Generation 13: Maria Dolores Garcia – mar. to Jose Nepomuceno Loera
Generation 14: Refugio Loera (b. 1828) mar. to Jose Manuel Serna
Generation 15: Rosalia Serna (b. 1853) mar. to Pablo Jimenez
Generation 16: Felix Jimenez married to Desideria Lopez
Generation 17: Manuel Jimenez (b. 1915) married to Delfina Gallegos
Generation 18: Angelina Jimenez (b. 1946) married to Donald Milligan