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Sebastian González
Ysabel Bernal
(1603-Abt 1648)
Pedro Varela
Señorita de Losada
Juan González Bernal
(Abt 1627-Abt 1679)
Apolonia Varela de Losada
Juan González Bas
(Abt 1670-1743)


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Nicolasa Josefa Zaldívar Jorge

Juan González Bas

  • Born: Abt 1670, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 239
  • Marriage: Nicolasa Josefa Zaldívar Jorge in 1664 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
  • Died: 14 Nov 1743, Alameda, Bernalillo, Nuevo Méjico, Nuevo España about age 73 239

bullet  General Notes:

Herencia, Jan 96 p. 18

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 252
Juan González Bas, late in 1731 when he was Alcalde Mayor of Albuquerque, boasted that he had returned at the time of the Reconquest with his family, to re-occupy the house where he had been born. He gave his parents' names as Juan González Bas and Nicolása Zaldivar Jorge. His two brothers were already dead; Captain Sebastián González Bas, also deceased, was his uncle.

By 1710 he was already a Captain and residing in Bernalillo, when he gave his age as forty. In 1712, he was appointed Alcalde Mayor of Albuquerque, which so angered old Don Fernando Durán y Chaves that the latter assaulted Juan, calling him a "perro yndio Griego," an epithet he had used on Juan's father without being contradicted. Whatever Don Fernando's right in acting so rudely, the incident shows that González belonged to the old "Bernal-Griego" clan.

Juan prospered, nevertheless, both as an official and landholder in the Rio Abajo, until his death at Alameda on November 14, 1743; his widow, María López del Castillo, survived him. He had been a member of the Confraternity of La Conquistadora, whose flocks of sheep were in his care in 1700. His name is on El Morro with those of two contemporaries, Salvador Holguín and José Naranjo.

Juan had many daughters: Catalina, who married Vicente Garcia in 1710 at Bernalillo; Antonia, who married Juan de Tafoya in 1716; Juana, born July 30, 1701, who married Pedro Varela in 1716 ; Prudencia, born May 8, 1704, who married Antonio de Tafoya, and then Vicente Ginzo; Ynez, born January 30, 1703; Valentina, November 4, 1706; and María Quiteria, May 28, 1708.20 His known sons were José and Juan II.

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, Kindle Locations 8271-8297

• Land Grant. 289
In 1696, a group of settlers signed a petition to relocate from La Villa Nueva Santa Cruz de la Cañada to Alameda, and in 1710 Governor Peñuela awarded a large tract of land to Capitán Francisco Montes Vigil. Two years later, Vigil sold the grant to Juan González who built a chapel and large corrals, some of which were in the area across the river that became known as Corrales. Soon other settlers followed, mostly from Alburquerque.

Juan married Nicolasa Josefa Zaldívar Jorge in 1664 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. (Nicolasa Josefa Zaldívar Jorge was born in 1644 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España and died about 1679 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)


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