Melchor de Pacheco y Sanchez (Pacheco (El Viejo))
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About Melchor de Pacheco y Sanchez
From Toledo. Came to Mexico in 1525 along with his brother Gaspar - nephews Alonso and Melchor. Gaspar and Diego de Figueroa led the entrada in the pacification of the Mixteca and Zapoteca in northern Oaxaca in 1526. In 1539 they took part in the conquest of the Yucatan. The son of Gaspar Pacheco, Melchor married dona Ana Dorantes the daughter of the Captain Andres Dorantes de Carranza. Gaspar Pacheco married the daughter of the Govenor Francisco de Solis. Melchor Pacheco the elder married the daughter of the Secretary Hernando de Castro Polanco.