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Fernando Fernández

Male Abt 1070 - Bef 1130  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Fernando Fernández 
    Born Abt 1070  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1130  [2
    Buried Abbey of San Zoilo de Carrion, Carrion de los Condes, León, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I1299  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Family Elvira Alfonso,   b. Abt 1079 
    Married Bef 8 Jul 1117  Castile Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    SEPA Bef 1121  [1
    Children 
    +1. Teresa Fernández,   d. Aft 3 Nov 1167
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F5031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Fernando Fernandez de Carrion (from his burial place). Count in Leon.

      From Wikipedia:

      Fernando Fernández or Fernán Fernándiz de Carrión (fl. 1107–1125) was a count in the Kingdom of León during the reign of Queen Urraca. Fernando's origins are obscure. Though his patronymic indicates that his father was also named Fernando, his father has not been identified. He may have been related to Pedro Ansúrez. He probably hailed from the region of León, where he is known to have held properties and where he appears in some local documents.

      Fernando married into the royal family when he wed Elvira of Castile and León, widow of Raimond IV, comte de Toulouse, and daughter of Alfonso VI 'the Brave', king of Castile and León, by his mistress Jimena Munoz. They were married by 8 July 1117, when together the couple made a private donation of the monastery of San Salvador de Ferreira to the abbey of Cluny. As this was in Galicia it probably represented a portion of his wife's inheritance. The marriage does not appear to have been a happy one. On 17 December 1120 Elvira sold the estate at Fuentes de los Oteros which she had received as arras (a bridal gift). The couple had three children, Diego, Garcia, and Teresa, of whom only the latter would have progeny, marrying Conde Osorio Martinez Osorio. Fernando and Elvira separated by 1121, when Fernando married again, to Sancha González.

      Fernando was in the service of Henri, count of Portugal, from 1108 until Henri's death in 1112. From 1111 he ruled Lamego. After his service to Count Henri he no longer appears in Portuguese documents. Outside of Portugal at different times he held the tenencias (fiefs) of Salnellas (1113), Toro (1116-17), Bolaños (1117), and Tierra de Campos (1119). He held the tenencia of Malgrat (Malgrado), modern Benavente, from 1117 to 1124.

      In 1121, when the royal court wintered in León, Fernando was in attendance. He had two documents drawn up by royal notaries Pedro Vicéntez and Juan Rodrigo, both dated to the joint reign of Urraca and her son, the future Alfonso VII. The following spring Urraca campaigned in Galicia, perhaps with Fernando accompanying. Fernando's death probably occurred towards the end of Urraca's reign, as he does not appear in any charters of Alfonso VII and the Chronica Adefonsi imperatoris does not list him among the nobles who did homage to the new king in 1126. He was buried in San Zoilo de Carrión and the inscription on his tomb was recorded by Prudencio de Sandoval: PULVIS IN HAC FOSSA PARITER TUMULANTUR ET OSSA CONSULIS ILLUSTRIS FERDINANDI MALGRATENSIS ('(There is) dust in this tomb and likewise are buried the bones / of the illustrious consul Ferdinand of Malgrado').

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    2. [S81] Todd A. Farmerie and Nathaniel L. Taylor, "Notes on the Ancestry of Sancha de Ayala." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 152:36, January 1998.

    3. [S160] Wikipedia.

    4. [S81] Todd A. Farmerie and Nathaniel L. Taylor, "Notes on the Ancestry of Sancha de Ayala." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 152:36, January 1998., year only.