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Juan González Bernal
(Abt 1627-Abt 1679)
Apolonia Varela de Losada
Juan González Bas
(Abt 1670-1743)
Nicolasa Josefa Zaldívar Jorge
(1644-Abt 1679)

Juan González Bas Capitán
(Abt 1668-1743)


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María Micaela López del Castillo

Juan González Bas Capitán

  • Born: Abt 1668, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
  • Marriage: María Micaela López del Castillo about 1694 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
  • Died: 14 Nov 1743, Alameda, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España about age 75 252

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information: `. 252
Juan González Blas was the Alcalde Mayor of Alburquerque late in 1731. At this time he boasted that he had returned at the time of the reconquest with his family, and they re-occupied the house where he had been born. He gave his parent's name as Juan González Bas and Nicolasa Zaldívar Jorge. His two brother were already dead, as was his uncle, Captain Sabastián González Bas.

By 1710, he was a Captain and residing in Bernalillo, where he gave his age as forty. He appointed Alcalde Mayor of Alburquerque in 1713. He prospered both as an official and a land holder in the Rio Abajo until his death in Alamenda on 14 Nov 1743. His widow, María López del Castillo, survived him.

He had many daughters. They were Catarina, who married Vicente García in 1710 in Bernalillo; Antonia, who married Juan de Tafoya in 1716; Juana, born 30 Jul 1701, who married Pedro Varela in 1716; Prudencia, born 8 May 1704, who maried Antonio de Tafoya, and then Vicente Ginzo; Inez was born in 1703, and married Cristóbal Varela Jaramillo in 1718, and then Baltasar Trujillo in 1728. Valentina, born 4 Nov 1706; and María Quiteria, born 28 May 1708. His known sons were José and Juan II.

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 189

Juan González Blas I (the same Juan González Bernal III of the pre-Revolt period) returned in the Vargas Reconquest with his wife, María López del Castillo, to settle in the Alameda district (ONMF, p. 189). Among their children there enumerated, Inez, born in 1703, married Cristóbal (or Juan Antonio) Varela Jaramillo in 1718, and then Baltasar Trujillo in 1728 (DM, 1718, no. 16; 1728, no. 11).

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 360

• Background Information.
In 1710, Juan González Bas was 40 years old and living in Bernalillo. Alameda was founded in 1711 when Juan was alcalde mayor. In 1712, Juan was alcalde mayor of Alburquerque. Juan was one of the founders of Alburquerque, the sole owner of the Alameda Grant, and the builder and donor of the Alameda Chapel. He also donated the original 500 ewes as the endowment for the Virgin of the Alameda chapel. The chapel was left to his son, Alejandro, who left it, in turn, to his son, Gaspar, the father of another Juan Gonzalez. This Juan left it to a cousin, Andres Facundo Gonzales. Juan was a member of the Confranternity of La Conquistadora. His name is found on Inscription Rock (El Morro). He was living in Corrales in 1734.

-Thomas J. Steele, "Alburquerque in 1821: Padre Leyva's Descriptions", New Mexico Historical Review 70 (April 1885): 168.

Juan married María Micaela López del Castillo, daughter of Pedro López del Castillo and María de Ortega, about 1694 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. (María Micaela López del Castillo was born in 1680 in Guadalupe del Paso, Nuevo Méjico. Nueva España,509 died in 1755 in Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 509 and was buried on 20 Apr 1755 in Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 509.)


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