Hello dear Benesh - s!
Just some time ago I saw this interesting documentation on tv about the Polish/Moravian Benesz (Benesh) family having lines that do in a direct male line descend from the last South American Indigenous Inka rulers.
Sounds impossible, you think?
Here are three interesting posts on it that found on the web.:
1."According to an artical in a German newspaper in 1998 the President of
the Sejm (Parliament of Poland) Andrzej Benesz is a descendant of
Tupac Amaru II. in a directly male line. I searched the web for more
information, but could not find anything of interest on the subject.
The little I know:
Sebastian Berzeviczy from Niedzica in Poland went to Peru in the 18th
century. He married a princess of the old Inka dynasty. The only child
was Umina who married Tupac Amaru II. He led the rebellion against the
Spanish rulers in 1780 and is said to be an Inka prince. After the
rebellion failed he was imprisoned and killed in 1781. His wife Umina
and their only child, Antonio, fled to Niedzica, Poland, were the
Berzeviczy family had a castle. Umina was killed there by Spanish
spys, Antonio was adopted by the Benesz family as Anton Benesz. One of
his descends was Andrzej Benesz, who was member of the Sejm since
1957. He died in 1976 in an accident.
Tupac Amaru's real name was J. G. Condorcanqui. He was born 1743. The
first Tupac Amaru was the last of the Inka emperors (reign 1565-1572,
son of Manco II.) who also made war against the Spanish rulers in
Peru. Today's guerilla Tupac Amaru is said to be named in honor of the
Sources: Collier's Encyclopedia; New York, London 1989, vol. 12, pp.
550-553, 674; Hill, Bernhard: Der Fluch der Inkas, in: Die Zeit,
Hamburg, No. 23, 28.05.1998, p. 60; Meyers Grosses Taschenlexikon, 2nd
ed., Mannheim, Wien, Zurich 1987, vol. 22, p. 276.
Thanks for any tip
2."Here's what I have...
Tupac Amaru 1553-1572 father of
Juana b.1572 md Felipe Condorcanqui parents of
Blas father of
Sebastian father of
Michael father of
Clemente and JosÃ© Gabriel 1742-1781 the latter father of
Hippolito +1781 , Mariano and Ferando. No Antonio!
I'd like to believe that the descent of Benesz is true , but somehow I don't
3."It was his nephew and nominal successor of the same name
- so technically Tupac Amaru III.
The genealogy is indeed in direct male line:
Sebastian Berzeviczy, d. 1798, Cracow,
stayed with his daughter, son-in-law
and grandson in Italy 1783-1797,
then bought the Niedzica castle with
part of the Inca treasures from
the Horvath of Palocs family
m. NN (Inca girl of noble family)
Umina, killed by Spanish spies in Niedzica
and buried there
m. c1781 Tupac Amaru (nephew of Tupac Amaru II
and the only pretender to the throne of
the Incas after his death, on exile
in Italy 1783-1797, killed by Spanish spies there)
Antonio Tupac Amaru
b. 1796, d. 1877
adopted by Vaclav Benesz-Berzeviczy,
nephew of Sebastian, on 21 June 1797
in Niedzica, in the presence of
Inca chiefs (Inca Emissary Council),
and taken by him to Moravia
m. (a Polish girl)
- Ernest (received family documents from his father)
- 2 daughter
grandson of Ernest:
He lived in Bochnia near Cracow in 1946, became interested in his
family and found the act of his ancestor's adoption in the archives
of the Holey Cross church in Cracow; one of the points made
by the Inca Emissary Council was that his adoptive father should
reveal the testament of Tupac Amaru to Antonio when he reaches
adulthood; the testament was said to be hidden under
the doorstep of the gate to the higher castle and to describe
in detail where the treasures of the Incas had been hidden.
On 31 July 1946 Andrzej Benesz, in the presence of local
authorities and archaeologists, removed the top of the
doorstep and found a lead pipe 15 cm long and 3,5 cm thick.
When the pipe was opened, a quipu of leather stripes and
pieces of gold was found inside...
Maybe some of you are connected to this branch of the family!