Bartolomé Romero
(1528-After 1631)


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Bartolomé Romero

  • Born: 1528, Corral de Almaguer, Toledo, España, Iberia 274,416
  • Baptized: Corral de Almaguer, Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, España
  • Marriage: María de Adeva 498
  • Died: After 1631

bullet  General Notes:

Corral de Almaguer, España is located east of Toledo
Origins of New Mexico Families, p 96

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Muster Roll & Family Background. 498
Bartolomé Romero was described as being of good stature, swarthy, black beard, thirty-five years old, son of Bartolomé Romero, with complete armor for self and his horse. He had a cart with oxen, one plowshare, three coats of mail, two swords, a javelin, a lance, a hooked blade, a harquebus, a pistol, twenty horses, some with armor and six mules.

Romero served as one of Oñate's most trusted officers. He represented Oñate in his relationships with the Pueblo Indians. He stood behind Oñate when other soldiers conspired to desert.

Romero may have come from conversos family. Romero's hometown, Corral de Almaguer, had a large Jewish population, and the name Romero show up among the "New Christians" in official baptismal records. Bartolomé's baptismal records, dated April 1557, names his parents and padrinos. His parents were Bartolomé Romero and María de Adeva. His padrinos were Blas Ramírez and Juana Martínez del Campo.

A woman named Isabel Romero from Quintanar de la Orden, fourteen miles from Bartolomé's hometown, was convicted by the Inquisition of Cuenca in 1589 for practicing Judaism. She was married to Alonso del Campo. There may have been some relationship between the couple and Bartolomé's padrinos.

~To the End of the Earth, pp.112-114

• Background Information. 252
Bartolomé was an Alférez at the time he came to New México with the Oñate party, but was promoted to captain shortly after the colony arrived in New México. He was married to Lucía López Robledo, and they brought their young family along with them.

Bartolomé figures prominently in Oñate's annals, he was Captain of Oñate's artillery who led the conquest of Acoma Pueblo in 1598. His last recorded act was in 1632 when he reported strange rites performed by the Pueblo People in the church at Alameda Pueblo.

Bartolomé's and Lucía's children were Bartolomé the second, Matías, Agustín, Ana, wife of Francisco Gómez and María, who married Gaspar Pérez.

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 95

Bartolomé married María de Adeva.416 (María de Adeva was born about 1532 in Corral de Almaguer, España.)

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