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Roderigo "the Bald" Fernández de Castro, Royal Lieutenant

Latin: Rodericus Fernandi, Royal Lieutenant, Spanish: Dn. Roderigo «el Calvo» Fernandez, teniente real
Also Known As: "Rodericum Fernandi", "Rudericus Fernandici", "Fernando Garcia de Galicia"
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Death: after October 29, 1143
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Son of Fernán García, señor de Hita y Uceda and Trigidia Fernández
Husband of Estefanía Pérez de Traba and Eilo Álvarez
Father of D. Urraca Rodrigues de Castro; Sancha Ruiz; Pedro Rodríguez de Castro, mayordomo mayor del rey; Gutierre Rodríguez de Castro, Señor de Lemos y Sarria; N.N. and 2 others
Half brother of Urraca Fernández de Castro; Martín Fernández de Zevallos and Gutierre Fernández de Castro

Occupation: Señor de Honor de Cuéllar, noveno Alcaide de la ciudad de Toledo, Príncipe de su Milicia., Señor de Cuellar. Llamado "el Calvo", Rico Home, Señor de Cuéllar, Alcalde de Toledo, Ricohombre castellano., Royal Lieutenan
Note:: One of the founders of the House of Castro, he was the second son of Fernando García de Hita and Tegridia (or Trigidia), sister or aunt of Count Rodrigo Martínez and relative of the Ansúrez family.
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About Rodrigo Fernández de Castro, Royal Lieutenant

Rodrigo Fernandez de Castro "the Bald"(1110 -?) was a nobleman and knight medieval holder of the Fortress of Toledo where he held the government of the thousand Castilians that existed in that garrison of Toledo. He was lord of several towns in Spain and was a contemporary of Alfonso VII of Castile.

He was the son of Fernando Sanchez de Aragon (1078 -?) and Maria Alvarez de Castro (1070 -?). Married in 1120 with Elo or Estefania Alvarez Perez Lock (1100 -?), daughter of Peter Froilaz Lock (1075 - 1128) and Greater Armengol of Urgel (1080 -?) who had:

Fernando Rodriguez de Castro (1140 -?) married Estefania Alonso.

Guterres Roiz de Castro, "the Escalavrado"(c. 1140 -?) married Elvira Osorio, Lady of Lemos and Sarria.

Alvaro Ruiz de Castro (c. 1140 -?) Married Mary Sail.

Aldonza Ruiz de Castro (c. 1140 -?) Married Lope Diaz de Haro I, 9th Lord of Biscay.

D. Urraca Rodrigues de Castro (c. 1140 -?) Married twice, first with Don Rodrigo Fróias Trastamara of the second with Alvaro Ruiz de Guzman.

D. Ilduara Roiz de Castro (1120 -?) married Rui Garcia Camanho.

D. Pedro Rodrigues de Castro


Rodrigo Fernández de Castro «el Calvo» (c. 1190 - c- 1142). Ricohombre castellano del linaje de los Castro, hijo segundo de Fernando García de Hita y su primera esposa Trigidia Fernández.

Biografía

Igual que su hermano Gutierre, fue hombre de confianza del rey Alfonso VII de León, quien en 1130 lo nombró alférez real y jefe de la milicia toledana en 1134, recibiendo también varias plazas en Extremadura y en Castilla. Junto con su hermano Gutierre, participó en la empresa del Guadalquivir en 1138 y en el sitio de Oreja en 1139, distinguiéndose y mereciendo el calificativo por parte del cronista del emperador de muy brillante en la guerra. Fue alcalde de Toledo y de Oreja en 1139 y tenente de Ávila en 1142.

Matrimonio y descendencia

Rodrigo Fernández de Castro «el Calvo» casó antes de junio de 1124[1] con Elo Álvarez, hija de Álvar Fáñez y la condesa Mayor Pérez. Una vez viuda, Elo volvió a casar antes de 1148 con el conde Ramiro Froilaz. Rodrigo y Elo fueron padres de 5 hijos:

Fernando Rodríguez de Castro "el Castellano" quien heredó la jefatura de la Casa de Castro de su tío Gutierre Fernández de Castro.

Pedro Rodríguez de Castro, mayordomo mayor de León en 1185 y tenente de Grado, Tineo, Pravia, y Limia. Casado con Urraca Rodríguez de Guzmán.

Álvaro Rodríguez de Castro, mayordomo del rey Fernando II de León. Gobernó Asturias, Sarria, y las torres de León. Fue el segundo esposo de la reina Urraca la Asturiana con quien tuvo a Sancho Álvarez de Castro.[2] [3]

Gutierre Rodríguez de Castro, casado con Elvira Osorio, señora de Lemos y Sarria.

Sancha Rodríguez de Castro, mujer de Álvaro Rodríguez de Guzmán, tenente de Mansilla.

Notas

↑ El de de junio de 1124, Rodrigo confirma una donación de la condesa Mayor Pérez (su suegra) al Monasterio de San Isidro de Dueñas, llamándose gener comitissa (yerno de dicha condesa)

↑ Sancho Álvarez de Castro confirma en Monasterio de San Pelayo (Oviedo) el 23 de julio de 1196 como dominante Asturias Sancius Alvari filius regina Urrace

↑ Torres Sevilla-Quiñones de León (1999), p. 393

Bibliografía

Margarita Torres Sevilla-Quiñones de León (1999). Linajes nobiliarios en León y Castilla siglos IX-XIII, Consejería de Educación y Cultura de Castilla y León. ISBN 84-7846-781-5.

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http://www.decastro.gen.nz/decdec.htm Don Rodrigo Fernandez who had control of the castle and town of Castrojurez (or Castro Xerez) in castile.


The above photo is of the Castle of Oreja, which Rodrigo and his brother besieged in 1139.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodrigo_Fern%C3%A1ndez_de_Castro

Rodrigo Fernández de Castro (died after 1144), called the Bald (el Calvo), was a Castilian nobleman and soldier. One of the founders of the House of Castro, he was the second son of Fernando García de Hita and Tegridia (or Trigidia) Fernández, a relative of the Ansúrez family. His paternal grandfather may have been García Ordóñez, who died at the battle of Uclés in 1108.

Military career: In April 1126 Rodrigo and his elder brother Gutierre made submission to the new king (later emperor), Alfonso VII, along with the rest of the Castilian nobility. odrigo served as the king's alférez the summer of 1130 until spring the next year. (His predecessor—Pedro Alfonso—is last recorded on 10 June 1130 and he was in office by 26 August, while the last record of him there is dated 15 May 1131 and his successor—Pedro Garcés—was in place by 29 May.) In June and July 1137 he and Gutierre participated in the royal expedition to Galicia, where Tuy was reconquered from the Portuguese and they visited Santiago de Compostela. Rodrigo subscribed royal charters of 26–27 June at Tuy and 17 July and 29 July at Santiago. In October he rejoined the royal court as it traveled through Castile. On 9 October he subscribed a royal charter at Burgos, on the 20th the court was on the Ebro and on 29 October they were at Nájera. Most of Rodrigo's subsequent military career took place on the southern frontier, in the Reconquista against the Almoravids.

In 1137 Rodrigo succeeded Count Rodrigo González de Lara as governor (alcaide) of Toledo. Shortly after he raided the environs of Córdoba and defeated an army under Tashfin ibn Ali, the future sultan, at a place called Almont (perhaps Almonacid) on his return.[9] According to the Chronicle of Emperor Alfonso, "the military experiences of Rodrigo González and Rodrigo Fernández against the Moors were indeed great, but they have not been described in this book." In 1138 Rodrigo Fernández joined King Alfonso and Count Rodrigo Martínez in a plundering expedition along the river Guadalquivir, which brought back a host of slaves. He was present at the unsuccessful siege of Coria in July, where Rodrigo Martínez was killed in action. n April 1139 Rodrigo and his brother were ordered to besiege Oreja with their own knights assisted by the local cavalry and infantry units of the frontier towns. By 25 July the king had taken command of the siege, which he brought to a successful conclusion in October. Rodrigo was probably present with the royal court throughout, following Alfonso on detours to Toledo on 14 August and 26 October. In 1142, according to the Anales toledanos, he raided a town called Silvia in the Algarve and brought back 10,000 captives.

On 22 February 1140 Rodrigo and Gutierre were at Carrión de los Condes to witness the treaty between Alfonso VII and Count Raymond Berengar IV of Barcelona. In 1142 he was the royal tenente holding the town of Ávila in fief from the crown. He is last recorded at court in 1144 and disappears from the record after that. He was dead by 1148, when his widow married Count Ramiro Fróilaz.

Marriage and children: According to the 14th-century genealogist Pedro de Barcelos, Rodrigo had a daughter, Aldonza Ruiz de Castro, who married Lope Díaz de Haro. According to the modern genealogist Luis de Salazar y Castro, Aldonza was the daughter of Rodrigo and Ello Martínez Osorio. These genealogies are false. Rodrigo's wife was Elo (also spelled Eilo or Eylo) Álvarez, daughter of Álvar Fáñez, and he had no daughter named Aldonza, according to near-contemporary historian Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada. Rodrigo and Elo had at least five sons and one daughter. The eldest son, Fernando, "the Castilian", became the leader of the House of Castro after the death of his uncle Gutierre.

Two of Rodrigo's children married children of Rodrigo Muñoz de Guzmán. His daughter Sancha married Álvaro Rodríguez de Guzmán, tenente of Mansilla, and his son Pedro married Urraca Rodríguez de Guzmán. A third son, Álvaro, became the majordomo of King Ferdinand II of León. A younger son, Gutierre el Escalabrado ("the head-wounded"), married Elvira Osorio.