I am related to Lope Ruiz de Esparza through his daughter Lorenza Ruiz de Esparsa who married Luis Tiscareno. I am related to them twice, one through their daughter, Maria Tiscareno and through their son, Juan Tiscareno. I am currently working on a book regarding my Aguascalientes ancestors. Is there a cemetery marker of Lope Ruiz de Esparza? If so, I would love to have a photo of it. I would love to have a see the the region of the Ruiz de Esparza's.
The Ruiz de Esparza and Salado mystery still remains unsolved. Some people think that Bernardo Ruiz de Esparza who married Catalina Losano is the son of Lope, but I have documents that also have him, his children and grandchildren having both surnames of Salado and Ruiz de Esparza. There is a Bernabe Ruiz de Esparza, HE is the son of Lope but he is not Bernardo. Bernardo's marriage record has him as Ruiz de Esparza, but the baptism documents of his children have him either as Ruiz de Esparza or Salado. And the same goes for his children and grandchildren.
Other people think that Bernarda Salado,the daughter of Bernardo Salado and Juana de Siordia is the mother of the above the Bernardo. But she is not, Bernarda married Gaspar de Aguilar on 27 April 1625 in Aguascalientes and Bernardo married Catalina Losano on 28 February 1634 Aguascalientes. Bernarda did have a son, but they are not the same.
Now Juana de Siordia, the mother of Bernarda is related to the Ruiz de Esparza's. She is the daughter of Pedro Fernandez de Vaulus and Maria de Gabadi. Maria de Gabadi is the sister to Lope Ruiz de Esparza's wife, Francisca. That is how the Salado's are related to the Esparza's but it does not explain why Bernardo had taken on both surnames.