This blog is dedicated to my illustrious ancestors and my dear cousin Jose Felipe de la Pena Vidaurri. Without the help of Jose Felipe, Miguel Munoz Borrego, Patricio Guerra, Patricio Milmo, Alberto Milmo, Leticia Cardenas, Jose Antonio Esquibel, Terry Guerra Tamez , Irma Cantu and John Inclan I would not have been able to fit myself into our mutual family tree with such ease and as quickly as I did.
Our family history helped shape and form Northern Mexico and South Texas – we were one of the first founding families of Northern Mexico – and I admit I am in love with my family history.
The words fail me to describe the pride I feel in sharing the same bloodline as Dn. Santiago Vidaurri – he always did what was right, ethetical and morally correct for the people of Northern Mexico, he stood up for a country and gave them his voice. Twice he declined the offer of the Presidency and was treated unjustly for his unwavering comitment to the welfare of the people. He did wonders for Nuevo Leon, had he been given more time he would have done the same for all of Mexico.
In Our family besides the wealthy hacendado there were 4 Mayors, 2 Governors, a Princess and a Billionare….and many notable attorneys and millionaires.
I spent years gathering material, you will find accurate dates, names and locations of people and places – all I did was create the journey.
A special thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Benjie Castrillo for providing us with more information on the wedding between Miss Pudenciana Milmo Vidaurri and Prince Albrecht Stanislaw Radziwill.
(Mrs. Castrillo is a distant cousin of the Milmo’s through Bernard Milmo, first cousin to Dn. Patricio Milmo O’Dowd.)
This is the story of my family – there were two original families, the Vasquez Borrego and the Vidaurri Borrego – all the names of the children are listed in this tale of love, passion and war.
Welcome to Pasiones Del Passado
Anita Rivas ( Vidaurri Borrego)
P.s This blog is to be used as a source of information only, not to be duplicated or copied in any form.
*Foot Note: The Surname is Vasquez Borrego and overtime the surname became Borrego, dropping the Vasquez. The Borrego surname was a made up Jewish surname my family adopted during the Spanish Inquisition. The families attached the Borrego surname to every new marriage alliance, basically the surnames of Vidaurri and Milmo mean nothing unless the Borrego or Vidaurri surnames are attached. It is the lineage descended from Manuela Vasquez Borrego and Juan Antonio de Vidaurri that carries prestige. If you can connect yourself to one of their 11 children, then you are part of the family. The Vidaurri’s were from the Bausque Region of Spain, and were not Sephardic. Legend claims that the King of Spain had 5 illegitimate sons and they had the surname of Vidaurri, three went to New Spain and the other two for parts unknown in Latin America, legend claims they were headed for the same ship departing for New Spain but two of the brothers ended up on the wrong ship by accident. If you visit Vidaurri, Spain and mention that you are a Vidaurri descendent, they will smile and say, Como Eres Vidaurreta? This is also the reaction you receive if visiting Northern Mexico and the people are familiar with Mexican History.
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