Álvaro Pérez de Zamora

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Álvaro Pérez de Zamora

Birthplace: Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, España (Spain)
Death: 1550 (57-58)
Tenochtitlan, Reino de México, Reino de Nueva España
Immediate Family:

Son of Alvaro Pérez, Conquistador and Catalina Domínguez
Father of Pedro de Zamora; NN daughter #1 Pérez de Zamora and NN daughter # 2 Pérez de Zamora
Brother of Alonso Pérez de Zamora, Conquistador Capitán and Aldonsa Pérez

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About Álvaro Pérez de Zamora


Encomendero of Mazitlan

Alonso Perez de Zamora, his father, Alvaro Perez, and his brother Alvaro Perez de Zamora arrived in New Spain on a ship outfitted by Hernando Medel 15 days after Navarez had been detained by Cortes. He was a vecino of Mexico City and received the encomienda of Tolcayuca (40 miles northeast of Mexico City near Pachuca; two barrios in 1569). Half was taken by the crown by 1525. Perez was married and had five daughters and six sons. His father was killed during the siege of Tenochtitlan. His Brother, the encomendero of Mazatlan (18 miles south-southwest of Tehuantepec), was also a vecino of Mexico City A daughter, Maria, married Adrian de Benavente. Perez died c. 1560 and was succeeded by his son, Alonso. By 1643 the Perez share of Tolcayuca had escheated.

He married the daughter of a new settler from Spain, Alonso de Ortega and they had 3 children. Awarded a coat of arms dated Feb. 15th 1563.


Himmerich y Valencia, Robert, The Encomenderos of New Spain, 1521-1555

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Álvaro Pérez de Zamora's Timeline

August 3, 1492
Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, España (Spain)
Ciudad de México, Reino de México, Reino de Nueva España
Age 57
Tenochtitlan, Reino de México, Reino de Nueva España