Manuel Jorge Álvarez
- Born: 1592, Tangier, Portuguese North Africa 250,322
- Marriage: Ana de Vera Delgado in 1630
- Died: Sep 1655, Nueva España at age 63
Parral Archives, University of New México, 1645B
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
In records, Manuel Jorge is referred to as the armorer or blacksmith who was imprisoned by Governor Mendizábal in 1661. In 1658, he received pay as an official Armorer of New México, and was appointed in 1655.
~The Origins of New México's Families, p. 51
• Military Service, 1648, Parral, Nueva España. 250
• Background Information. 498
Manuel Jorge moved to the mining frontier of northern New Spain between 1615-1620. He and his wife Ana de Vera first lived in Cuencamé, but later moved to Parral. He mainted a close relationsip with weathly and powerful Portuguese conversos in Mexico City. Manuel Jorge and Ana de Vera are also likely Conversos.
~The Ends of the Earth, p. 141
• Will, 7 Jun 1655. 250
Manuel signed his will on his death bed. He lists 9 legitimate children.
"Gilbert T. Maldonado has published on article on the same topic, "Origins of Manuel Jorge from His Last Will and Testament," in Herencia Vol. 10, Issue 1, January 2002: 31-44, and presents a translation of the primary source documentation, the last will and testament of Manuel Jorge Álvarez, recorded at San José de Parral in 1655. Maldonado presentation of the information is conclusively confirms that Antonio Jorge de Vera was a son of Manuel Jorge Álvarez and Ana de Vera Delgado and that Manuel Jorge, the armorer was a brother of Antonio."
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.
Manuel married Ana de Vera Delgado, daughter of Gaspar de Vera and María Delgado, in 1630. (Ana de Vera Delgado was born about 1609 in Nueva España.)