Baltasar Francisco de la Peña
- Born: 1673, Zacatecas, Nueva Galicia, Nueva España 252
- Marriage: Lucia Gutiérrez on 10 May 1694 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Baltasar Francisco de la Peña was a native of Zacatecas, and a soldier of Santa Fe in 1694, when he married Lucía Gutiérrez. His parents were Francisco Gabriel de la Peña and Manuela Gómez de Medina, deceased. He gave his age as twenty-three a couple of years after. Nothing more is known about him except that he later brought some boys, apparently nephews, from Mexico City to New Mexico, as shown further on.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 256
Baltasar married Lucía Gutiérrez, daughter of Roque Gutiérrez and María de Tapia, on 10 May 1694 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.248 (Lucía Gutiérrez was born in 1679 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Diligencia Matrimonial. 248
7 May1694, Santa Fé. Baltasar Francisco de la Peña, español, native of the city of Zacatecas and Santa Fé Presidio soldier, son of Francisco Gabriel de la Peña and Manuela Gómez de Medina, deceased, and Lucía Gutiérrez, española, native of Santa Fé, daugher of Roque Gutiérrez, deceased, and María de Tapia of Santa Fé. ~ Witnesses: Pedro Montes de Oca (22), native of Zacatecas; Antonio Molinar (33), native of Minas de Sombrerete; Matias Trujillo (30), native of New Mexico who knew the bride from her first years; Juan de Ribera (48), Native of New Mexico knew bride for 14 years. Pair married 10 May 1694.
~ Roots Ltd., Diligencias Matrimoniales, p. 1472