Alvaro García Holgado
(Abt 1577-After 1636)


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Juana de los Reyes Sánchez

Alvaro García Holgado

  • Born: Abt 1577, Nueva España
  • Marriage: Juana de los Reyes Sánchez in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252,314
  • Died: After 1636, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 252
Alvaro García Holgado came to New Mexico with the Second Wave of Colonization in 1600.

In 1609, he was a Alférez escorting the wagon-train that brought Governor Peralta to New Mexico. By 1625, he was a Captain, 48 years old, and living in Santa Fé.

His wife was Juana de los Reyes, forty or fifty in 1631, and a sister of Juana Sánchez. These two women were accused of using bizarre remedies to hold their husband's affections.

The children of Alvaro and Juana were Diego, Juan, Francisco, and possibly Lucia López de Garcia.

Alvaro appears to be the progenitor, either by a second wife, or through one of his children, of the López de García family group.

~The Origins of New México Families, p. 32

• Background Information. 403
Alvaro García Holgado was a Afro-New Méxican who came to New México with Juan de Oñate. He was age 49 in 1625 and married to Juana de los Reyes Sanchez. Both Alvaro and Juana were recorded as mulatto on Oñate's muster roll.

• Children. 239,252

~The Origins of New Mexico Families, p. 32

Catalina García Holgado

~HGRC database

Alvaro married Juana de los Reyes Sánchez, daughter of Pedro Sánchez de Monroy and Unknown, in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252.,314 (Juana de los Reyes Sánchez was born about 1591 in Nueva España and died after 1636 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)


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