Diego González

Diego Blandín González
(1558-After 1598)


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Diego Blandín González

  • Born: 1558, Coimbra, Portugal 252
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: After 1598, Nueva España

bullet   Another name for Diego was Diego Landín.498

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 252
Diego Bladín was one of Oñate's soilders, and Domingo Gonzáles Lobón and Sebastián Gonzálezmight have been his sons. He was forty years of age in 1598, a native of Coibra in Portugual, and the son of Diego González.

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 41

• Background Information. 498
Diego Landín appears on Salazar's muster roll as a forty-year-old native of Coimbra, Portugal, and the son of Diego González. In some documents, Diego is referred to as Diego Blandín. He may very likely be the Captain Diego González who served under Governor Luis de Carvajal in Nuevo León.

Diego Landín did not volunteer to go to New México with Oñate, but was among the party that went north due to a penalty imposed on him by the audiencia of México. Nonetheless, he was still a trusted member of Oñate's men. Oñate was entrusted with a packet of letters sent back to México City in March 1598. Oñate was later prosecuted for allowing Landín to leave New México before his term of service.

Fray Angelico Chávez suggested in The Origins of New México Families , that Landín was the was the father of New México colonists Domingo and Sebastián González. Inquisition records from Portugal lend credence to this link as well as the possiblity that their ancestors were conversos.

His son, Domingo, took the name Gonzáles Lobón and the other son Sebastián used the name Gonzáles Bernal. They were the progenitors of the Gonzáles Lobón, Gonzáles Bernal, Gonzáles Bas families of New México.

~To the End of the Earth, pp. 114-115

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