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From: "M.Sjostrom" <>
Subject: was the wife of Antonio de Cardona, viceroy of Sicily,same lady as the widow of Jacopo de Aragon-Prades,lord of Caccamo, constable of Sicily ?
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 07:23:11 -0700 (PDT)
I am at least very uncertain to accept that Aragonese infanta would have actual landed property as her dowry - when she marries to Castile, to a guy whose lands are something like Penafiel and Villena.
Rather, the dowry would much more likely consist of money and valuables - in other words, movable property.
Secondly, the infanta's inheritance (particularly landed inheritance or dowry, if really some landed property were - against my understanding)
would -if they follow good manners in that family- pass on to her own children,
and in this case it ultimately means Constanca Manuel, who married Pedro of Portugal, and her son king Fernando/Fernao of Portugal.
There is something very ill-mannered if a husband (infante Juan Manuel of Penafiel) would use his late wife's properties for providing his own bastard son
- particularly as there existed the young Fernando of Portugal, the late wife's living grandson.
but, all in all, this may be totally something which does not mean that Leonor at all.
Namely, the location -the valley of Aiora-
is a very clear signal that it is question of a totally another Villena family: namely that of the future Duke of gandia, who received from king Henry II of Castile the lands of Villena, as new grant, already in 1370s or theraround. Henry II was in position to grant them anew, because Villena was his wife's (Juana Manuel of Penafiel and Villena) inheritances, and since the couple rose to the Castilian throne, Henry's wife was thusly 'amply compensated' so her husband as king could make new grants to gain support for the couple's hold of the kingship.
The future Duke of Gandia had seemingly received the Aiora valley lands - possibly via his well-knownly Valencian wife.
Then, it's no wonder that a portion of such lands (= maternal inheritance) was allocated to a daughter of THAT family.
I have seen no evidence that the father of Constance of Aragon (who was wife of Juan Manuel of Penafiel), had actually owned any lands in the Aiora valley.
Simply, the chain of supposed land conveyance (of Aiora lands) to Constance's dowry - to Juan Manuel's bastard, misses crucial links.
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