“Hacienda del Apantle de la Santa Cruz, Memories of its Surroundings”
Once Hernan Cortes had obtained the Conquest of Tenochtitlan in 1521, and having always shown a predilection for the territory which today is Morelos, founded the city of Cuernavaca, in the indigenous town of Cuauhnahuac. It was there precisely where he decided to establish his residence.
On the 6th of June, 1529, the emperor Charles V granted Cortes the title of Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. With this title he also granted him a great portion of the conquered territory and 23 thousand vassals. His patrimony—the Marquisate of the Valley—extended from the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, Morelos and the Federal District itself.
The marquisate was not made up of one geographic unit; the properties were distributed in different regions of the New Spain. In the state of Morelos Hernan Cortes owned 4 100 square kilometers, Cuernavaca was the main mayoralty and included the co regiments of Oaxtepec and Yecapixtla, other 80 towns, eight haciendas and two sugarcane mills.
Hernan Cortes, his son Martin and his grandson Pedro took care of, lived and defended the possessions of the marquisate between 1522 and 1629. After that his descendants would live in Europe. It is enough to say that on the 12th of October, 1890, the government of Mexico confiscated the assets of the marquisate.
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