I'm an Escudero from México. My grand father was a friend of Arsenio your grandfather, and my parents knew Conrado, we use to receive his Christmas Cards. I believe that they met in New York, where I think Conrado was studying. I remember something about somebody working at Citibank in Texas?. I even have pictures of your Grandparents at their house in Laguna.
The problem is that my grandfather died many years ago, (15), His name was Pedro Escudero y de Mendizabal.(My grandmother is also Consuelo). As long as I can remember, we were supposed to be related. I even think that he went to the Phillipines and he met every now and then with some of your relatives in the states.
Nobody here, remembers why we were related., But, it is clear that they were friends.
The first Escudero of my branch that came to Mexico, was as an Oidor de las Reales Rentas de Tabaco in the Yucatan. He was Pedro Escudero Gilon y de Tova Arredondo, around 1720. His father was Francisco Escudero Gilon and his mother was Juana de Tova y Arredondo from Riotuerto, Santander., His grand parents were Francisco Escudero Gilon and Angela de Carranza Marron y Rozas from Lanestosa, Vizcaya. He was also the greatgrandson of Francisco Escudero Gilon and Francisca de Saenz de Rebollar (1640) also from Lanestosa. I have the original documents from them,down to my son Pedro Escudero y Ramirez de Arellano. He is now 5. As the family was of noble origin and always held important jobs.
The family settld first in the Yucatan where they were Governors of the Capitania General ( Yucatan was separated from the New Spain), and then of the state after the Independence. They moved to Mexico City where later they were Ministers under Maximilian of Hasburg., And then in private business after the revolution in 1910 where was no longer honorable to be in politics.
Our family branch is supposed to have a Peruvian side and a Chilean for sure. I believe that the only difference with the Peruvians is some words on the Coat of Arms.
Lanestosa is one of the oldest towns in Vizcaya. It is on the border of Santander, in what is called Las Encartaciones. A lot of people from the region left for the Americas and the Phillipines.
As you can see I have a lot of information, but I have never been able to make the blood connection with you. As of the Escuderos that came from Cordoba, I do not know that much. The only thing that I can tell you is that, origianlly, they were not from Cordoba as it was also being reconquer from the Moors.
Most of the Escuderos are from where my family is where our house still exists in Lanestosa, or from Espinosa de los Monteros, or from Tudela and Corella in Navarra. At one point some of them might be related. The problem is that is not that uncommon name. The oldest record from and Escudero in Lanestosa is from 1540. Before that they were eitheer from Tudela, Navarra or from Cabezon de Pisuerga in Valladolid, (Close to esoinoza de los Monteros in Burgos) The Gilon was added later either as representing the family as of one Bando that governed the Canyabrian region(Giles), or as a Flemish last name from some Flemish ascendant that went to Cantabria to set the the Arm Factories.
Well, maybe this is to much information. The interesting story here is that our families met a long time ago, and they kept in touch for many years. I think that your grandfather travela lot because the coconut business?.
If you have more information on your end, let me know. At one time a Javier Escudero from the Phillipines contacted me by e mail, but I have not herd from him in a long time. I asked him about Arsenio and Conrado, he said they were related but never told me how.