Pedro López del Castillo
- Born: 1649, Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252
- Marriage: María de Ortega
- Died: After 1719, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248
Herencia, Oct 1997 p. 22 318
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Pedro was described as being tall, slender with a long face in 1680. He returned to New Mexico in 1693 with Don Diego de Vargas.
~Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 55
Pedro returned to New México with his wife María de Ortega. He was in Bernalillo in 1699, and his family and most likely his sister, Juana López del Castillo were among the original founding families of Alburquerque in 1706.
His know children were José, Pedro Asencio and María, who was the wife of Juan González Bas.
• Family. 250
Pedro López del Castillo and his family were among the founding families of Alburquerque in 1706. In 1705 el Alférez Pedro López was listed under the command of Don Fernando Durán y Cháves and Captain Juan de Uribarrí for the Rio Abajo.
The following are the known children of Pedro López del Castillo and María de Ortega are:
Gregorio López del Castillo
José López del Castillo
Juan López del Castillo
Pedro Asención López del Castillo
Francisca López del Castillo
María Miceala López del Castillo
~ Beyond Origins, Vol. 6
Researcher: Benceslado López Jr.
• Census. 510
Don Diego de Vargas distribution of livestock and supplies in Santa Fé, dated May 1, 1697, lists the following family: Pedro López along with María de Ortega and the following children, Pedro, José, Franca, Juan. This family received 9 varas of wool, 7.5 of basize, 19 mantas, 15 sheep, 8 goats , 2 cows, 2 bulls.
~Blood on the Boulders, p. 1138
• Dates & Events. 509
Pedro López received a grant from Governor Vargas on 4 Mar 1695. Pedro named this land San Nicolás, which he described as being "opposite the agricultural lands of Artisco and on the edge of the "Esteros de Mejía." These lands were very close to the lands upon which Alburquerque would be founded eleven years later.
Pedro López lived in the in Bernalillo in 1695. In 1705, Alfréz Pedro López was listed under the command of Fernando Durán y Chávez and Capitán Juan de Ulibarrí.
~Aqui se Comeienza, p. 307
Pedro married María de Ortega, daughter of Francisco de Ortega and Isabel de Zamora. (María de Ortega was born in 1664 in Río Abajo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España and died after 1719.)