For many years I have been researching our family history. My great aunt used to tell us we were descendants of royalty. Sure, anyone can say that, but there are people that devote a lifetime trying to prove it. I have stubbled upon our royal ancestors, I know that not all the people that are part of my heritage were good people. For the next several weeks I am going to focus on women that are my royal ancestors. I believe the women if the family are just as important as the men. I mean really, it takes two people to make a child. Why do people just focus on the men? Maria is my 21 great grandmother. She stems from the Spink side of my family.
MARIA Juana DePadilla was born in 1334 in Spain, the child of Juan Garciez and Maria De. She married King of Castile. She then married PETER Cruel Castile Leon and they had one daughter together in 1355. She died in August 1361 in Spain, at the age of 27.
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Life Story Events 1334
MARIA Juana DePadilla was born in 1334 in Spain to Maria De Henestrosa, age 50, and Juan Garciez DePadilla, age 52.
1334 • Sevile, Spain1352AGE 18
MARIA Juana DePadilla married King of Castile Leon Pedro I in 1352 when she was 18 years old.She married him in secret.
King of Castile and Leon Pedro I
MARIA Juana DePadilla married PETER Cruel Castile Leon in 1353 in Burgos, Spain, when she was 19 years old.
PETER Cruel Castile Leon
1353 • Burgos, Burgos, Castilla-Leon, Spain1355AGE 21
MARIA Juana’s father Juan Garciez passed away in 1355 in Seville, Spain, at the age of 73.
Juan Garciez DePadilla
Her daughter Isabella was born in 1355 in England.
MARIA Juana’s mother Maria De passed away in 1361 in Seville, Spain, at the age of 77.
Maria De Henestrosa
MARIA Juana DePadilla died in August 1361 in Spain, when she was 27 years old.
Aug 1361 • Sevile, Spain
Maps from (Ancestry.com)