Diego de Trujillo


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Diego de Trujillo

  • Born: 1612 or 1613, Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España 252
  • Marriage: Catalina Marquez Vásquez about 1633 in Sandía, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
  • Died: 1682, Casa Grande, Nuevo España at age 70 252

bullet  General Notes:

At this time New Mexico was divided into the Rio Ariba and the Rio Abajo. The Rio Ariba is the area north the lava cliffs and steep incline called La Bajada just south of Santa Fé. The Rio Abajo is the area south that included Alburqueque. The Governor was in charge of the Rio Ariba and the Lieutenant Governor (Lieutenant General) was in charge of the Rio Abajo.

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 252
Diego de Trujillo first appears in New México as an Alférez and famer, nineteen or twenty years old, in 1632. He was a soldier-escort in 1641. In 1662, he was fifty, a Sargento Mayor, living in the jurisdiction of Sandia as Lieutenant General for the Rio Abajo area, as well as Alcalde Mayor of Zuni. He then declared that he was born in México City. His wife was Catalina Vásquez.

In 1661, Governor Mendizábal confiscated his Zuni alcaldía. Many records can be found that tell of his troubles with this governor. From then on we learn that his home was four leagues from Sandia Pueblo, and that his two sons-in-laws were Andrés Hurtado and Cristóbal Baca. The name of his estancia was "Paraje de las Huertas." Diego gave his age as forty-eight in 1661. By 1669, he was Maese de Campo and also Syndic of the Franciscans at Sandia. His wife age her age as forty-eight at this time, and stated that she had been born in Santa Fé. Diego also served a short term as second Alcalde Mayor of Guadalupe del Paso.

In 1680, he gave his opinions about the cause and problems of the Indian Rebellion, but is not mention in the following year. He died at Casas Frande in 1682. He had one son, Francisco, who married to a daughter of María de Vera.

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 108

• Background Information. 250
In 1662, Captain Diego de Trujillo was identified as an encomendero in a suit that he brought against Governor don Berbardo López de Mendizábal, Trujillo, demanding to be paid 868 pesos by the governor for livestock and Apache servants. In his claim there was mention of his son, Captain Francisco de Trujillo, and two son-in-laws: Captain Cristóbal Baca (husband of Ana Moreno de Lara, aka Moreno de Trujillo) and Antonio de Carbajal. This information indicates that Truijillo had a second daughter whose name is not known at this time, but who was the wife of Antonio de Carbajal.

Researcher: José Antonio Esquibel

Source: Archivo General de la Nación (AGN), México, Galeria, Concursos de Peñalosa, Vol. I, f. 235/382. Microfilm copy of rolls #1-3 (Vols. I-III) of the "Concursos de Peñalosa" located at the New Mexico Records Center and Archives.

Diego married Catalina Marquez Vásquez, daughter of Diego Gerónimo Márquez and Bernardina Vásquez, about 1633 in Sandía, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. (Catalina Marquez Vásquez was born in 1621 in Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252 and was baptized in 1621 in La Castrense, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)

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