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|The de Sequera family has its earliest roots in Portugal and Northern Spain. More recently (around the1500's) the family lived in Antequera, which is in the province of Malaga, Spain, on the crossroads between Granada, Sevilla, Malaga and Cordoba. |
This family has noble roots; titles include "Conde de la Puebla de Portugal," "Conde de Trigona," "Señor de Sequera" and belongs to the ducal house of Veragua. (The first Duke of Veragua was Christopher Columbus' son) The family has strong military roots; there have been two field marshals, seven generals, three colonels and several captains. Some were fleet commanders explorers during the exploration by Spain and Portugal of the East Indies; Diego López de Sequeira discovered Malacca for Portugal and sat as the representative of the King of Portugal at the signing of the Treaty of Tordesillas. Most recently family members have held the posts of governors of Madrid, Barcelona and San Sebastian. There has been one Patriarch of Constantinople (Felipe Colón de Portugal). Of course, the most famous of our ancestors was Cristóbal Colón, better known in English as Christopher Columbus. The line of de Sequera became connected to the de Portugal and Colón lines when Julián de Sequera married María Atocha Colón de Portugal y Ortega (my 5th great-grandmother). She was the fifth great grand-daughter of Columbus (my 12th great-grandfather). Her line included Columbus, the discoverer of the New World, and was a member of the Portuguese royal family. Among others, she was related to the Hapsburgs, Boubons, Plantagenets, the dukes of Lancaster, Aragon etc. Her great grandfather, Don Nuño Colón de Portugal was the fourth Duque de Veragua, Admiral of the Ocean Seas, Duque de la Vega de la Isla de Santo Domingo, Marqués de Jamaica, etc. Many of these titles originated from Colón (Columbus) or his son Diego and through the marriages of their descendants to other Spanish grandees.
If you have any corrections to make, or information to add to this genealogy, please do not hesitate. We can be reached by e-mail, [email protected], or by fax: (858) 538-6074, by phone at (858) 549-8344, or by mail to: de Sequera Genealogy Project, 8823 Production Avenue, San Diego, California 92121, USA. Copyright 1998, J.E. de Sequera, de Sequera Genealogy Project