Hello J. Antonio:
Thanks so much for the reply, and for keeping the Almada
Message Board alive!
Nuno Salido seems to be a seminal figure in Andalucian
history. I am assuming that the Siete Infantes de Lara whom
he tutored were from the House of Lara? If so, then this is
ironic, because it was the Marquis of Aguilar, Manrique de
Lara, who married Brazaida de Almada of Portugal ( a
handmaiden in the entourage of the Portuguese Queen. We're
talking 15th century)
Indeed I have the book by James Officer, and yes, he does
make the point that the Elias Gonzalez de Zayas were
separate from the Gonzalez de Zayas. (Officer, like alot
of Mexican History writers, relies heavily on the works of
Francisco R. Almada, the preeminent historian of Chihuahua)
Wow! You have a copy of the "Marriage Ban" of Bartolome
Salido?! Are you his direct descendant?
You said you had information on the Almadas who married
into the Salido family; this would include Ignacio Almada
who married Trinidad Salido, and their son, Bartolome E.
Almada, who married Antonia Cevallos y Salido.
Any other information on Salido-Almada unions?
Thanks again for all your information J. Antonio, and let me
know your progress on the Salido Project (an outstanding idea