“Hacienda del Apantle de la Santa Cruz, recuerdos de sus alrededores”
During the second half of the Sixteenth Century and the beginning of the Seventeenth there was a great number of sugar cane mills, plantations and haciendas, largely due to the boom propelled by the Marquisate del Valle and in the second place in answer to the mercies of the lands conceded by Hernán Cortes and the king.
As far as San Jose Cocoyoc is concerned, the hacienda and the sugar cane mill are from the beginning of the Seventeenth Century. Isabel Ruiz and Francisco Bernal were granted a perpetual census for half a cavalry land in Guajoyuca, which would later form a part of Cocoyoc.
At the same time Francisco de Sequera obtained permission on the 22nd of June, 1619 to convert the sugar cane mill that he had in Cocoyoque, on the road that passed by Guastepec. According to the investigation made by Gisela Von Woebeser in reference to the sugar mill haciendas of the state of Morelos, it was the Admiral Pedro de Izaguirre who in the second decade of the Seventeenth Century established the hacienda and sugar mill of San Jose Cocoyoc by obtaining the lands of Tlacomille and Guanacastitlan, property of Francisco de Sequera; a cavalry possession of the clerk from Cuautla, Mene Perez Solis; as well as lands of Diego Ferralde, who had purchased them from the Convent of Santo Domingo of Oaxtepec, and the property of Xalmile —with a dam, an apantle and an aqueduct which allowed water to be brought from the Gully of Tecuaque—bought from the indian chieftainess, Maria Cantia.
When Izaguirre died his widow, Nicolasa de Izaguirre, inherited the property. It is also known that in 1655 it belonged to Catalina de Ordaz, as can be seen in a trial which she lost that year to the friars of San Hipolito, owners of the neighboring Hacienda del Hospital.
San José Cocoyoc grew during the Eighteenth Century and became very important; it was one of the most celebrated sugar cane companies of the region. Also, when it annexed to the neighboring hacienda of Pantitlan (1711-1714), Cocoyoc had an even greater growth.
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