Francisco de Madrid
- Born: 1613-1615, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 511
- Marriage: Sebastiana Ruíz Cáceres 511
- Died: Bef 1705, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252
Noted events in his life were:
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Francisco de Madrid II was despised by Governor López Mendizábal for "his pretension." His wife was a daughter of Juan Ruiz Cáceres. His sons were Lorenzo, Roque, and, perhaps, Francisco III, Pedro, and Juan, treated further on.
~Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 65 (Kindle Locations 3082-3087)
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At Santa Fe on 10 October 1661, Francisco de Madrid II [ONMF: 66], father of Roque de Madrid, was Comisario de Cavallos and gave his age as 47, more or less, indicating he was born circa 1614.
In October 1661, the wife of Francisco de Madrid was named as doña María de Albizu (b.ca. 1621) who was described as a daughter of Maese de Campo don Tomás de Albizu [ONMF: 2]. Doña María's first husband was Cristóbal Enríquez (q.v.) who was referred to in the testimony of Capitán Tomás de la Huerte (age 32; 29 October 1661) as "fulano Enriques."
Researcher: José Antonio Esquibel
Source: AGN, México, Galeria, Concursos de Peñalosa, Vol. I, f. 54, 211 & 225. Microfilm copy of rolls #1-3 (Vols. I-III) of the "Concursos de Peñalosa" located at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.
In 1662, Francisco de Madrid held the rank of Sargento Mayor and had been appointed as Comisionario de Cavallos. On September 6, 1662, Francisco de Madrid provided testimony before officials of the Inquisition in Santa Fe and declared he was 49 years of age. A month latter, on October 10, 1662, he again gave Inquisition testimony in Santa Fe and this time he gave his age as 47. In addition, he was identified as being castizo, meaning one of his parents was español and the other was mixed español-Indian (mestizo/mestiza.)
In an Inquisition testimony given by Juan Luján, Alcalde Mayor of La Cañada, countering false claims made by Governor don Bernardo López de Mendizábal, Sargento Mayor Francisco de Madrid was referred to as one of the honorable men in the town of Santa Fe who had twice held the post of alcalde ordinario, and Luján further stated that Madrid was married with doña María de Albizu (his second wife), a mestiza and a very honorable lady as well as the legitimate daughter of Maestre de Campo Tomás de Albizu.
Researcher: José Antonio Esquibel
Sources: Archivo General de la Nación de México, Galeria No. 4, Concursos de Peñalosa, exp 605, & Inq. t. 587, f. 377
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Francisco II first married Sebastiana Ruis de Cáceres, a daughter of Captain Juan Ruid de Cáceres, with family roots in the Canary Isalnds. Their Children were Lorenzo (b. abt. 1633), Juan (b. abt. 1644), and apparently Francisco (b. abt. 1638) and Pedro (b. between 1630 and 1640).
Francisco II married, after the death of Sebastiana, María de Albizu, a native of Santa Fé, born about 1621 and the daughter of Maestre de Campo Tomás de Albizu. Doña María was a mestiza with Spanish and Indian antecedents. Her first husband had been Cristóbal Enríquez who was executed in 1643 for his role in the death of Governor Rosasa.
~"Founders of the Villa de Santa Fe #3, the Madrid Family," Parientes, La Herencia, Spring 2008. pp. 46-49
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Francisco Madrid and his sons Juan de Madrid and Roque Madrid are listed in the Spanish Archives for 22 Sep - 16 Oct 1681 as "soldiers and male colonists under pay for the reconquest of New Mexico."
~The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Volume II, p. 68
Francisco married Sebastiana Ruíz Cáceres, daughter of Juan Ruíz de Cáceres and Unknown.511 (Sebastiana Ruíz Cáceres died before Sep 1662 250.)