Petronila de la Cueva y Almonacid
- Born: Jul 1656, Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España
- Baptized: 9 Jul 1656, Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España 287
- Marriage: Juan Maestre de Góngora on 17 Jun 1674 in Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España 250,252
- Died: After 1714, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 287
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 252
Petronila de la Cueva was born in the city of Mexico, the daughter of Lorenzo, and was thirty-three years old in 1693. All the children were also born in Mexico City. Cristobal was fair-skinned, pockmarked about the eyes, and had three moles on the left cheek. Gertrudis had a broad face, and large eyes and a forehead. Francisca had an aquiline face with big eyes and a thick nose. Gregoria was white and ruddy with large black eyes, and Juan (Jose), the same but with large gray eyes.
The widow married Juan de Chaves Medina in Santa Fe in 1694 where she later acquired notoriety as a local gossip. Josefa, who had first married Felipe Jimenez, became the wife of Antonio Molinar in 1696. Gregoria and her husband, Antonio Gutiérrez, were living at Isleta in 1719. Maria, twenty-two and single, was living with her mother in Santa Fe in 1714.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 188
• Census: List of colonists from México City, 1 Sep 1693, Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España. 287
On 1 September 1693, the aforesaid recieved from the hand of the lord treasurer, don José Urrutia, 150 pesos, which the superior government ordered him to be given as financial assistance in order to supply himself with what is necessary for the trip.
Petronila de la Cueva, widow of Juan de Góngora, daughter of Lorenzo, native of México City, twenty years old, fair, pockmarked from smallpos, and three moles on the left cheek.
Cristóbal de Góngora, son of the aforesaid native of México City, twelve years old, fair, pockmarked from smallpox, and three moles on the left cheek.
María Gertrudis de Góngora, daughter of the same, native of México City, eight years old, broad face, large eyes, and broad forehead.
Francisca de Góngora, daughter of the same and sister of the aforementioned, native of México City, six years old., aquiline face, large eyes, and a wide nose.
Gregoria de Góngora, sister of the aforesaid, native of México City, three years old, fair and blond, large eyes.
Juan de Góngora, son and brother of the aforesaid, native of Mexico City, one year old, fair, large eyes.
Royal Crown Restored, p. 268-269
Notes from p. 326:
Juan Maestre de Góngora was a native of Mexico City and the son of Bartolomé de Góngora and María de Salas Sotomayor. His wife, Petronila de la Cueva y Almonacid, was baptized on 9 Jul 1646 in Mexico City and was the daughter of Lorenzo de la Cueva and María Gómez de San José (Almonacid). Juan and Petronila married on 17 Jun 1674. Together they had the following children: Cristóbal, baptized on 1 Aug 1675; María Gertrudis; Francisca; Gregoria; Josefa; and Juan José.
Juan died in Mexico Dity before the colonists departed, by his widow continued on the New Mexico. In 1694, she married Juan de Chaves Medina in Santa Fe. In 1714, María lived with Petronila in Santa Fe.
• Background Information. 252
Juan de Congora was a wax-worker in Mexico city when he joined the colonists of 1693 with his wife Petronila de la Cueva, and their five children, Cristóbal, 20; María Gertrudis, 9; Francisca, 6; Gregoria, 5; and Juan José, 7 months old. Juan died in Mexico City before starting out, but his widow undertook the journey to New México with her family.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 194
Petronila married Juan Maestre de Góngora, son of Bartolomé de Góngora and María de Salas Sotomayor, on 17 Jun 1674 in Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España 250.,252 (Juan Maestre de Góngora was born about 1653 in Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España and died about 1692 in Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España.)