Hernán Martín Serrano
Sargento Mayor Hernán Martín Serrano
(1558-After 1632)

Luis Martín Serrano Captain
(Abt 1610-1661/3)


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Catalina de Salazar

Luis Martín Serrano Captain

  • Born: Abt 1610, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 239
  • Marriage: Catalina de Salazar 252,1465
  • Died: 1661-1663, San Cruz de la Cañada, Nuevo Méjico. Nueva España about age 51 250

bullet  General Notes:

Herencia 1996 April pp. 31-42 327

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Titles. 252
Alcalde Mayor and Captain of the Tewa jurisdiction. He lived La Cañada in Northern New Mexico.

• Background Information. 250
Luís Martín Serrano held the post as "alcalde mayor y capitán de Guerra de la jurisdiction de los Teguas," basically the jurisdiction of La Cañada, when he submitted a petition dated October 29, 1661 requesting payment for eighty fanegas of corn (maís) and ten fanegas of wheat (trigo), which he provided to Governor don Bernardo López de Mendizábal and for which he was never compensated. He also described López de Mendizábal as "tyrannical and heavey handed."

Before the end of Nov 1661, Luís had died. While his wife was in Santa Fé following up on her husband's petition, she describes herself as "widow, wife of Capt. Luis Martín."

~Beyond Origins, Vol 8
Researcher: José Antonio Esquibel
Sources: AGN, Tierras, 3268, f. 143-144.

• Background Information. 250
On April 1663, former Governor don Bernardo López de Mendizábal was brought before officials of the Tribunal of the Inquisition in Mexico City to respond to various charges against him. During a hearing held on April 30th, López de Mendizábal made mention of "the mestizo Hernando Martín" and his brother "the mestizo or Indian Luis Martín," both of whom favored the friars. This information offers another source to confirm the relationship between Hernán Martín Serrano, the younger, and Luís Martín Serrano.

~Beyon Origins, Vol 9
Researcher: José Antonio Esquibel
Source: AGN, Inquisition, t. 594, f. 181v.

• Background Information. 252
Luís Martín Serran, brother of Hernán, was disliked by governor Mendizábal for his friendship with the friars; he also accused Luís of being the man who broke down the door when Governor Rosas was assassinated. He lived at La Cañada where he allegedly hid an illegitimate childre of Governor Manso before it was spirited off to México City.

His wife was Catalina de Salazar, who was a widow by 1663. At this time we learn that Luís had been the Alcalde Mayor and Captain of the Tewa jurisdiction. Catalina was very likely the daughter of Sebastián Rodrígues de Salazar. Luís's descendants can be distinguished from those of his brother Hernán because they sometimes appended her Salazar name to that of their father. Luis Martín Serrano II was, in all likelihood, their son, as was Pedro Martín Serrano de Salazar.

~The Origins of New México Families, p. 72

Luis married Catalina de Salazar, daughter of Sebastián Rodríguez de Salazar and Lucía Díaz 252.,1465 (Catalina de Salazar was born about 1615 in Nueva España 239 and died after 1662 in Nueva España 239.)


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