Pedro Lucero de Godoy
- Born: 1600, Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España
- Marriage (1): Petronila de Zamora about 1621 252
- Marriage (2): Francisca Gómez Robledo on 8 Apr 1641 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252
- Died: Bef 1680, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Lt. Governor and Commanding General of Royal Troops in New Mexico, 1663.
• Information. 252
Pedro Lucero de Godoy was a native of Mexico City, where he had a brother, Francisco. Another, Diego, was a secular priest there. Pedro was involved in most of the church and political intrigues of his time, although he managed to steer clear of unpleasant consequences experienced by others.
By 1663, when he gave his age as sixty-three, he had attained the rank of Maese de Campo. In this same year he was Lieutenant Governor of the Kingdom as well as Syndic of the Franciscans.
Pedro's first wife was Petronila de Zamora, who married him, she later claimed, when but eleven years old. To all apperances, she was the Petronila listed as the youngest child of Bartolomé Montoya and Maria de Zamora when they came to New Mexico in 1600. They had a daughter, Catalina, who married Diego Romero, son of Gaspar Perez, and also a son Juan, also prominent in public affairs. Another son, Pedro, Alcalde of Santa Fe at this time (1663), might have been a child by Petronila, or else his second wife.
Pedro's second wife was Francisca Gomez Robledo, who was also active in affairs connected with the Palace of Governors in Santa Fe. In 1663 they had five daughters "of marriagable age," and the young Pedro, just mentioned. Another son, Francisco, figured in later historical events. One of the daughters, Maria, who was perhaps the youngest, became the wife of Lazaro de Misquia.
Two other Lucero women, Ynez, wife of Juan de la Escallada, and Luisa, married to Pedro Montoya de Esparza, were most likely his daughters. Lucero also had a stepson, Antonio de Salas.
Pedro died well before the Rebellion of 1680. His second wife appears to be among the colonists who were massacred, from a statement of Diego Lucero de Godoy.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, pp. 59-60
• Background Information. 319
From "The Adobe Kingdom" by Donald L. Lucero:
"When Pedro Lucero de Gody arrived in Santa Fé that January of 1617, he was but sixteen or seventeen years of age, yet counted as a man for some of this period, such as Cristóbal Baca and the other settlers, Pedro Lucero de Godoy, "El Mozo", was given two lots, two contiguous fields, and 133 acres of land, guaranteed to each of the early settlers of Sant Fé to ensure development of the villa.
Soon after his arrival, Pedro Lucero de Godoy was to meet and marry Petronila de Zamora, who had come to New Mexico as an infant with her parents, Bartolomé de Montoya and María de Zamora, in the caravan of 1600. Although she later claimed to have married Pedro when but eleven years of age, she was, like Pedro, probably about sixteen. Keeping track of one's age was not a priority at this period of history. Like the Cristóbal Bacas, the Luceros de Godoy settled down to live on the plain. Pedro and his cousin of the same name continued to acept responsibility for the escort of the wagon trains of 1621 and 1631."
Pedro married Petronila de Zamora, daughter of Bartolomé de Montoya and María de Zamora, about 1621. (Petronila de Zamora was born about 1598 in Tezcoco, Cuidád de Méjico, Nuevo Espána 252 and died before 1647 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)
Pedro next married Francisca Gómez Robledo, daughter of Francisco Gómez and Ana Robledo Romero, on 8 Apr 1641 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. (Francisca Gómez Robledo was born about 1627.)