Pedro de Bera Perdomo
- Born: Abt 1558, Canary Islands
- Marriage: María de Betancur 252
- Died: Canary Islands
Noted events in his life were:
• Family Background Information. 250
"A note written by fray Alonso de Benavides: "Este diego de Vera es sobrino de la perdoma que por esse Sto tribunal fue castigada aura veinte y tres años con una hija suja y dises que unos dos hermanas o hermanos deste se avian ido aberb_cia y ay mal sospecha". This information describes Diego de Vera as a nephew (sobrino) of a woman referred to as 'la Perdoma' who was punished by the Inquisition about twenty-three years earlier (circa 1603) along with her daughter and, as he heard said, two sisters or two brothers. It is not clear what the behavior was regarded as "mala sospecho" (bad suspicion). Two possibilities is that 'la Perdoma' was tried and sentence for practicing witchcraft or for practicing Jewish ceremonies. Whatever the circumstances, it appears that 'la Perdoma' was a sister of Diego's father, Pedro de Vera Perdomo.
It is not clear if 'la Perdoma' was tried by the Inquisition in Nueva España or on the island of Tenerife, but there was another person in New Mexico who had information about this circumstance. On 27 January 1626, Matías López de Castillo (ONMF: 55), age 35, provided testimony in which he declared that Diego de Vera "era sobrino de una muger que avia aestado prese en la inquisision" ("is nephew of a woman that was imprisioned through the Inquisition")."
Researcher: José Antonio Esquibel
Source: Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico, Inquisisión, t. 356, f. 306 & 307.
• Background Information. 252
Diego de Vera's ancestry was given during his trial. His parents were Pedro de Vera Perdomo and María de Betancur, residents of the City of La Laguna on Tenerife. His paternal grandparents were Hernán Martín Baena, a native of Jerez de los Caballeros in Estremadura, and Catalina Garía, native of La Laguna on Tenerife. His maternal grandparents were Antonio Pérez, born on the Canary Island of La Graciosa, and Catalina Aponte, natives of Garachico on Tenerife.
~The Origins of New México Families, p. 112
Pedro married María de Betancur, daughter of Antonio Pérez and Catalina Aponte.252 (María de Betancur was born about 1562 in La Laguna, Tenerife, Isla de la Palma, Islas Cararias.)