LENITZ, Valley of

Lawsuit against the Guevara family in 1497. In 1497, the valley sued its lord, the Count of Oñate, in the Royal Chancery of Valladolid, ing that it be restored to the dependence of the crown. This claim was based mainly on the fact that the grant made by Enrique II had expired, and also on the consideration that it was in observance of a clause in the will of the monarch himself. The lawsuit dragged on for years.