Antonio Jorge de Vera Captain
- Born: 1643, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Marriage: Gertrudis Baca y Pérez in 1653 252
- Died: Bef 1680, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
Census 1642, Parral: Parral Portuguese Census of 1642 (so called). Parral is now known as Hidalgo de Parral, Chihuahua, México. This was a banda, an order for certain people to present themselves, in this case the Portuguese who were now suspect since Spain and Portugal had separted again into distinct countries 250
Noted events in his life were:
• Birth. 250
According to the Parral Portuguese Census of 1642 Antonio was born in 1632.
• Background Information. 252
Antonio Jorge de Vera was a resident of the Río Abajo in 1661. He was named as a captain after he died before the Pueblo Revolt of 1689. His wife was Gertrudis Baca, and their known children were Antonio, Anna, wife of Alonso García de Noriega; and Isabel, wife of Atntonio Montaño de Sotomayor.
~Origins of NM Families, p. 51
• Background Information. 498
Antonio's cousin, Manuel Jorge, migrated to New México in 1655 in order to join Antonio. Antonio's niece and daughter of Manuel confessed to Fray Miguel Sacristán in 1656 that she had "observed the Law of Moses, with exquisite rites and ceremonies."
The Franciscans did not related this confession to the office of the Inquisition until five years after Manuel's daughter confessed. This indicates that New México's clergy were tolerant of such cypto-Jewish activities.
Antonio Jorge de Vera stayed in New México and become one of New México's shared ancestors when he married Gertrudis Baca. His cousin Manuel likely moved back to Parral by 1660.
~To the End of the Earth, A History of the Crypto-Jews of New México, p. 142
• Reference. 250
The sources sited on the Beyond Origins web site where I found the information for Antonio and the two prior generations are:
Researchers: Jerry Mandel, Gilbert T. Maldonado, Robert D. Martínez, and José Antonio Esquibel
Source: Archivo Historico de Parral, Roll 1654B, fr. 942 - 945, fol. 72r - 74v; San José de Parral, Parral Hidalgo, México, Matrimonios, 1632-1660, LDS #0162555.
Antonio married Gertrudis Baca y Pérez, daughter of Antonio Ortiz Baca and Yumar Pérez de Bustillo, in 1653.252 (Gertrudis Baca y Pérez was born about 1629 in Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España and died after 1680.)