Antonio de Montoya
- Born: Abt 1638/1640, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Marriage: Maria Hurtado de Salas about 1638/40 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252
- Died: Bef 1725, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Antonio de Montoya escaped in 1680 with his wife, three children, and two servants. He was forty-one or forty-three years old, a native of New Mexico, married, having a good stature, a dark complexion, black eyes, a thick beard, and a somewhat bald head. Like Diego, cited next, he was related by marriage to the wife (Isabel de Chaves) of Juan Domínguez de Mendoza. Antonio and his wife, María Hurtado, returned to New Mexico in 1693 with a family that had grown considerably by then.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 78
Antonio Montoya and his wife, María Hurtado, were witnesses for the wedding of Andrés Hurtado (her brother) and Antonia Domínguez at Guadalupe del Paso in 1689. They returned home with Vargas four years later with a large increase over the three children of 1680. In 1707, by then a Captain, Antonio gave his age as sixty, and sixty-six in 1715. In 1716 he took part in the Moqui campaign with the Santa Fe Militia. A 1704 suit shows that his father had owned land in Santa Fe before the Rebellion. Antonio died before 1725, the year his widow made her last will. He had been mayordomo, in Vargas' name, of the Confraternity of La Conquistadora in 1696. In her last testament, María Hurtado declared that she and Antonio had been married for forty-six years, and then named their children: Juan Antonio, Andrés, Angela, Juana, Antonia, Nicolasa, Antonio, Manuela, Tomasa, and María. She also mentioned a grandson, Miguel Ortiz. She died on March 22, 1726, and was buried in the Conquistadora Chapel of Santa Fe. Of these children, Andrés married Antonia Lucero, and then María Sisneros; Antonio is very likely the man of this name whose young wife, Catalina de Ribera, died early in June, 1727. Of the girls, Juana married Francisco Palomino Rendón in 1693, and then Juan Manuel Chirinos in 1710; and María became the wife of Miguel de la Vega y Coca in 1699.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 235 (Kindle Locations 10521-10530)
• Census: Diego de Vargas, 11 Sep 1684, El Paso, The Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe del Paso, Nuevo Méijico, Nueva España. 287
1684 Census El Paso "The family of Antonio Montoya consists of 6 persons. He has a cornfield which as it appears will harvest from 6 to 8 fanegas of corn. Clothing, he and his wife very indecent, the other naked."
Royal Crown Restored, p. 37
• Census: Don Diego de Vargas, 22 Dec 1692 to 2 Jan 1693, El Paso del Norte, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 287
First household, three sons, five daughters.
First, I (Vargas) visited the household of captain Antonio Montoya, alcalde ordinario de segundo voto, married to María Hurtado, with eight children, three boys and five girls; Juan, eighteen, Andrés, fourteen, and Antonio, nursing; Juana, thirteen; María, eleven; Antonia, seven; Nicolasa, five; Tomasa, three.
Royal Crown Restored, p. 37
• Livestock Distribution: Diego de Vargas, 1 May 1697, Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 510
Capt. Antonio de Montoya, Maria Hurtado; Andres Montoya, Maria Antonia, Maria, Nicolosa, Tomasa, Antonio, Antonia; 13.5 varas of lana, 11.25 of bayeta, 29 mantas, 25 sheep, 3 cows, 1 bull
~Blood on the Bolders, p. 1139
• Land Grant, 10 May 1754, Abiquiú, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 316
Town of Abiquiu Grant (Rio Arriba)
Granted on May 10, 1754, by Governor Cachupin to Indians and others for the grazing of animals and the cultivation of land. Previously the grant had been given to Antonio Montoya, a captain under Gov. Diego de Vargas, who raised sheep and cattle near the Indian ruins. The Montoya family lost the Abiquiu property for failure to settle. They were given land E of the Rio Puerco by Governor Cachupin, to compensate them for the loss.
Antonio married Maria Hurtado de Salas, daughter of Andrés Hurtado Captain and Bernardina de Salas y Trujillo, about 1638/1640 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. (Maria Hurtado de Salas was born about 1657, died on 22 Mar 1726 in Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España and was buried in 1726 in Conquistadora Chapel, Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)