Juan Fernández de Tapia
(Abt 1587-After 1625)
Francisca López Robledo
(Abt 1592-)
Juan de Tapia Capitán
(Abt 1608-Abt 1670)
Elena Ruíz
(1618-After 1692)
Cristóbal de Tapia
(Abt 1670-)


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Cristóbal de Tapia

  • Born: Abt 1670, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
  • Marriage: Juana de Valencia 287
  • Died: Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Census: Don Diego de Vargas, 22 Dec 1692 through 2 an 1693, El Paso del Norte, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 287
Sixth household, two orphan girls, one female dependent, his mother, his sister, her two sons, one son, one orphan girl.

Sgto. mayor Cristóbal Tapia, married to Juana de Valencia, without children. He has in his houshold and orphan girl, named María, age twenty; another orphan girl, Juana Andrea, seven; one twenty-year-old servervant; his mother, name Elena Ruiz; an orphan, named Angela de Tapia who is a widow with two male children, Bernardino, twenty, and Antonio, twenty-seven; his son José, eighteen; an orphan boy, named Domingo; and another Indian girl, twelve. As his majesty's loyal vassal, he is ready and equipped to do the service of God and King, entering first with me, the governor and captain general, to build his house and after, entering with his family, being given the aid he needs to do so.

~ To the Royal Crown Restored, pp. 50-51

• Background Information. 252
Cristóbal de Tapia
owned lands two leagues below Isleta Pueblo prior to the Rebellion, and he was described in 1681 as having a good thickset stature, an aquiline face, and black hair and beard. He is the only Tapia among the male refugees. As a Sargento Mayor he was very active in the First Vargas Entry in 1692. In that year he was the Mayordomo of the Conquistadora Confraternity.

Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period (Kindle Locations 4715-4722).

Cristóbal married Juana de Valencia.287

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