- From: mara Gonzalez Morejon <gonzalezmorejon@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 18:05:49 +0200
On Sancho Maceratiz, whom I've seen mentioned erlier this month in this
list, I believe it is important to clear his issue since, if I can confirm
some of my hypotheses, he could be the ancestors of many leading families,
not just those who would later be known as Haro (Srs. de Vizcaya), but also
the Rojas, most likely the Velascos, Guzmán, and many more.
Anyone who studies the charters of Navarre will find it extremely confusing
since more than ever, there are many namesakes all living at the same time
and it is often difficult to confirm filiations
María Emma pointed out to me that Maceratiz would probably be a nickname,
and looking in my Latin dictionary, he could have had some sort of
disability (hunchback?). For now, I don't have his parents.
He was "dominans" in Oca and Álava, and, although I don't have all the
quotes on him as dominante, he was active in the middle of the 11th century,
appearing in Oña, S. Millán, Leire,...
I have him married to Andregoto (in Navarrese documentation, they
interchangably use Andregoto (Basque) with Goto, with often someone
appearing as Goto, latter appearing with Andregoto.
In 1075 (S. Millán), we have Endregoto donating to San Millán, the monastery
of Bernués in Aragón, plus other properties, including one in Jaca (Aragón),
and, quite indicative, also in Lerez, next to Pardinilla "illa racione de
senior SANCHO ALVAREZ". This Sancho Álvarez is most likely the same one
mentioned by Sancha Sánchez, later on. I don't have any Sancho Álvarez
documented in by database in this period. Perhaps he was Andregoto's
brother, or a close family member from whom she had inheriged this
She makes this donation for the soul of her soul and that of her parents
and, very importantly, "et pro anima ex avuncula mea regina Domna
Endrigoto". (the fact that she has properties in Aragón is important since
Queen Andregoto was the daughter of Galindo Aznar, count of Aragón. I
haven't been able to figure out yet how Andregoto would be her "avuncula",
usually an aunt (or another degree of this relationship) on the mother's
side. This donation is confirmed by "filio meo senior Sancho
Sanchiz...filias meas domna Endrigoto, domna Sanchia, domna Ximena, et domna
Blasquita, followed by sennor Sancio Galindoz in Atares, senior Lope Garceiz
in Uncastillo et in Ruesta".
Sancho Maceratiz and Andregoto would be the parents of:
1. *Sancho Sánchez*, Count in Pamplona, Erro y Tafalla, S. Esteban, Falces,
also in Aybar, Linguin at different times. (I'll get back to him later).
2. *Andregoto Sánchez*, who confirms donation made by her mother.
The following quote is important and may clear up somethings about Sancha
Sánchez (her sister) if my assumpitions are correct.
3. and 4: *Ximena and Velasquita*, mentioned in 1075 in their mother's
donation. I don't have more on them.
5. *Fortún Sánchez*. His filiation as the son of Sancho Maceratiz is
confirmed, although he is not mentioned by Andregoto in 1075, so he may not
have been present in that donation, or he may be the son of another wife (or
mistress) of S. Maceratiz.
1080 (Leire). Mancia Fortúñez gives the monastery her posession in Hiiza.
Document confirmed by: "Fortún Sanz in Huart et frater eius Sancio Sanz in
He appears several times in the documentation, as dominans in Petralda
(Petra Alta, Peralta), e.g. 1086, 87, and in Huarte in 1092, aug. 10 , after
his brother Sancho as Senior Fortunii Sancii de Vart".
6. *Sancha Sánchez*. It is possible that she was the wife of Gonzalo
Salvadóres, but I have not confirmed this. (By the way, what is the source
for that marriage?)
Quotes on this Sancha:
1104-09 (Irache). Doña Sancha, the sister of D. Sancho, count of Pamplona,
donates to Irache all her inheritance in Obanos. Donation confirmed by her
brother Sancho Sánchez "in Pamplona et in Erro. She mentions "genetricis
mee dompne Andregote".
1106 (S: Millán). donation of a property in Nájera, Villa Mezquinas,
Irahuri, mentioning that she is the daughter of Sancho Maceratiz and "pro
anima mea et pro anima Sancionis Albaronis mei primi congermani". (probably
the same Sancho Álvarez mentioned by her mother Andregoto in 1075.
She must have died between 1106 and 1110 since in 1110 (S. Millán), Count
Sancho confirms the donation made by his sister Sancha of a property in
Nájera and Villa Mezquina.
Consequently, I believe that the filiations of Count Sancho and his sister
Sancha are confirmed, that their mother was Andregoto, and that those others
mentioned are their siblings.
Now, going back to Sancho Sánchez count in Pamplona.
He must have died between 1127 and 1128.
I have these quotes that I found as a reference in another book or article,
but have not read the book or other contemporary documents:
In "El Gran Priorado de la Orden de S. Juan de Jerusalén, siglos XII-XIII"
by Santos García Larragueta, it supposedly mentions
"Letter of "arras" (coins given to the bride according to Visigothic
tradition) and Carta de arras and bequests given by Count Sancho Sánchez to
his wife, Countess Elvira, "et ad mea filia María mandavi Tafalle, Eneriz,
Erro, and whatever I have in Estella". No date is given.
He executed a will in 1127 (published in collections of Cathedral of
Pamplona and in Colección Diplomática de Sta. María de Roncesvalles".
1) *Countess María,* who married Diego "El Blanco" López, Sr. de Vizcaya.
1140.05.25 (San Juan de Burgos)
Doña Mayor García, daughter of Count García, and Countess María, mother of
Count Lope, donate to the monastery of San Juan the monastery of S. Ginés in
Burgos. Among the witnesses: Count Lope, Sancho Díaz (his brother, Ordoño
Díaz, García Gómez, Pelayo Gómez, Diego Gómez.
The Mayor García above would be her aunt, sister of Elvira García, and
married to Gómez Peláez, who in 1118, may 18 (S. Zoilo de Carrión): made a
donation jointly with her children, Garci, Pelayo, Diego, and Urraca García,
for the soul of her husband. (the three sons confirm the document in 1140).
2. *Sancha Sánchez*. Again, based on the book mentioned above by
Larragueta (which I have not checked): Count Sancho Sánchez "ad mea filia
Sanza d'Estadun Varazun et Ovanos quatum habeo ibi (Larragueta, Priorado,
pag. 7). She would be decesased before her brother Sancho executed the will
3. *Gil Sánchez*, mentioned in Sancho's will: "filiorum meorum aliquis…vel
*Egidius* vel Raimirus vel Didaco Lopeys" and "Egidius filius meus cum
sorore sua" (Didaco Lopeys, of course, his son-in-law)
4. *Ramiro Sánchez *(idem above). In 1128-29, in Irache, there is a Don
Redemiro who confirms as tenente in Erro who could be Sancho's son.
By the way, the address below is very good, on Basque toponomies, also with
some snippets of documents.
Nothing like a hot day in Madrid to make me stay inside and spend my time on
this, so hope it's not too boring.
Regards to all,
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