Diego de Guadalajara
(Abt 1610-)


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Diego de Guadalajara

  • Born: Abt 1610, Oaxaca, Nueva España 252
  • Marriage: Unknown

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 252
Don Diego de Guadalajara was in Santa Fe as early as 1636. He was a member of the Cabildo (town council that advised the governor about issue of interest to the people) in 1639. In 1643, he accompanied the México City wagon train as an escort. By 1660, he had a flourishing estancia on the Río del Norte six leagues from the Pueblo of Alamillo. He was a native of Oaxaca, and married in New México. Mexico," although there is no record of his wife's name or relationships. By 1665 a grown son of his, Francisco, had left New Mexico and was residing in Chalco. As encomendero of the Pueblo of Sevilleta, Diego employed Indians for his personal profit, making them haul salt from the Salinas district. In 1654 he had led an expedition to the Río de las Nueces country in present Texas.

A daughter of his, Jacinta Bernardo y Quirós, was the wife of Felipe Romero, who had his homestead in the same Río Abajo area. She gave her age as twenty-seven in 1667.

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, pp. 42-43


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