Juan Lucero de Godoy
- Born: 1624, Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 1190
- Marriage (1): Juana de Carvajal 252
- Marriage (2): Isabel de Salazar in 1688 in El Paso del Norte, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248
- Died: Abt 1693, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España about age 69
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Juan Lucero de Godoy was the eldest son of Pedro Lucero de Godoy. He was Secretary of the Government and War in 1663. In 1681, he was described as he was described as having a good stature with a large, pock-marked aquiline face, crooked nose and fifty-nine years old. In 1693, he claimed to have served the King for fifty-two years, from the time he was sixteen until the present age of sixty-nine.
Juan had lived in Santa Fé for forty years, and had property at the Pueblo Quemando. Juan was Sargento Mayor and the Alcalde Mayor of Santa Fé when he escaped during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. With him was his wife, Juana de Carvajal, four grown sons bearing arms and four grown daughters.
Juan's first wife was Luisa Romero, followed by Juana de Carvajal. Juana de Carvajal died while in exile at San Lorenzo. Three years later, Juan married Isabel de Salazar on 14 Jan 1689. Isabel was the daughter of Andrés Hurtado and Bernardina de Salas. Juan returned to New México with Isabel.
~The Origins of New México Families, p. 60
• Dates & Events. 250
Inquisition officials requested a copy of the marriage record of Diego Romero and doña Catalina de Zamora. However, the oldest book of marriages for the Santa Fe Convento began on January 1, 1648, and the couple had been married earlier than this date.
The first to testify at Santa Fe on May 28, 1675, was Juan Lucero de Godoy, vecino of the jurisdiction of Sandia, age 51 (b.ca. 1624), and married with doña Juana de Carabajal (Carvajal). He declared he was first married with Luisa Romero and that the wedding occurred in the Palace of the Villa de Santa Fe. On the same day and also at the Palace, Juan's father, Pedro Lucero de Godoy, was married with doña Francisca Gómez Robledo, and Juan's sister, doña Catalina de Zamora, was married with Diego Romero. The presiding priest was Fray Juan de Vidana. All the witnesses in this case declared this to be true, and confirmed that doña Catalina de Zamora was still living."
Researcher: The Horable don José Antonio Esquibel
Source: Archivo General de la Nación, Inquisición, 629, exp. 2, ff.93-195.
• Pueblo Revolt: 1680 Muster Roll. 281
The sarjento mayor Juan Lucero de Godoy, alcalde ordinario of the second vote, showed a sword, a dagger and an arquebuse; a lean horse; four sons, young men capable of bearing arms, all naked and without weapons; four daughters, young women; and five servants; state, married. Signed by Juan Lucero de Gody
~SW Historic Quaterly Online, Vol. 16 No. 3
• Census: Spanish Diego de Vargas, Jan 1693, El Paso del Norte, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 287
Sargento Mayor Juan Lucero de Godoy, married to doña Ysabel de Salazar, states that his children are Matías; age thirty; Cayetano Lucero, four; doña Josefa, fifty; and Bárbara, one. He states that he has four dependents: María, Juana, Josefa and Juan. He states that as a loyal vassal of his majesty he is quite ready to enter with his family wherever I, the governor and captain general, enter to settle this kingdom.
~The Royal Crown Restored, p. 39
• Dates & Events. 287
On 18 Apr 1693, at the El Paso presidial, he was among the soldiers who met with Capítan Juan García de Noriega and pledged to serve for a annual salary of 450 pesos in reals. Juan Lucero de Godoy was a Capítan at this time. Among those present as a documentary witnesses was Juan's son Antonio Lucero Godoy.
~The Royal Crown Restored, pp. 165-168
Juan married Juana de Carvajal, daughter of Juan de Victoria Carvajal Captain and Isabel Holguín. (Juana de Carvajal was born about 1620 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España and died on 14 Jan 1689 in San Lorenzo del Paso, Nuevo Méjico, Nuevo España 248.)
Juan next married Isabel de Salazar, daughter of Bartolomé de Salazar and María de Hinojos, in 1688 in El Paso del Norte, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.248 (Isabel de Salazar was born about 1673 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Diligencia Matrimonial. 248
22 Nov 1688, El Paso del Norte. Sargento Mayor Juan Lucero de Gody (63), widowed of Doña Juana Carvajal, son of Pedro Lucero de Gody and Doña Petronila de Zamora, both decased, and Doña Isabel de Salazar, single, (adopted) daughter of Andres Hurtado, deceased, and Dóna Bernardina de Salas y Trujillo living in El Paso. Both parties related in the 3rd degree affinity. The groom, now Teniente General of this jurisdiction, had served in New Mexico for more than forty years, and brough numerous souls into the Church; then he had been back in New Mexico in 1687, when more than 200 apostates had returned to the Faith. This is to serve as reason of dispensation beside others as follows:
He was of noble lineage and "good blood" while the proposed bride lived in dire poverty since her father died. Petition then granted with fine of 100 pesos toward divin cult, the groom promising to pay the sum in kind according to his own choice; said promised witnessed by Maese de Campo Felipe Romero and Alferez Antonio Montoya. Here further testimonies by Felipe Romero (47), Maese de Campo de la Campañia living in El Paso, who says that the groom's first first, Doña Juana de Carvajal, had died at El Real de San Lorenzo five years before, and that he was the groom's brother-in-law; by Roque de Madrid (44), now Sargento Mayor of the Kingdom of New Mexico living in El Paso, that the groom had been married twice before, firt to Doña Lucía Romero, and then to Doña Juana de Carvajal; also testifying Antonio Montoya (42) living in El Paso.
~ Roots Ltd., Diligencias Matrimoniales, p. 964