Pedro Sánchez Sáez de Chávez
(Bef 1581-Bef 1632)
María Rodríguez
Ambrosio Sáez de Chávez
(Abt 1636/1640-)
Magdalena de Garfias
Ambrosio Sáez


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Ambrosio Sáez

  • Born: 1637, El Valle de San Bartolome, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva España 252
  • Marriage: Ana María de Rodríguez de Anaya 252

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 252
Ambrosio Sáez was a captain residing in the Sandia area, and a native of El Valle de San Bartolomé, Nueva Vizcaya, Nuevo España. He had also lived in Chihuahua, which was named San Felipe de Jesús at the time. His wife was Ana Rodríguez de Anaya. In 1665, he declared he was twenty-five years old and twenty-nine in 1667.

He escaped the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 with his wife and two sons, and eight smaller children. He was a Sargento Mayor at the time. He stated he was forty-two or forty-four yearsold, and a native of Nueva Vizcaya. He presented his son of nineteen years of age. He was pictued as having a good build, reddish hair and beard, wtaery eyes and a long nose. In 1682 he and a grown son, Agustín, ran away from the refugee colony at Guadalupe del Paso with their families.

~Origins of New Mexico Families, p. 100

• Background Information. 250
Ambrosio Sáez [ONMF: 100] was a native of the Valle de San Bartolomé, Nueva Vizcaya, and was born circa 1640-42. This man had a son named Agustín Sáez who returned to New Mexico in 1693 after the thirteen-year exile at Guadalupe del Paso.

Among the collection of the Parral Archives, there is a letter dated 7 July 1646 written by a Captain Ambrosio Sáez, "vecino y labrador en el Valle de San Bartolomé," in which he declared he was the carteaker of the the belongings of General Cristóbal de Ontiveros, apparently deceased at the time. Sáez mentioned the widow of Ontiveros was doña María Sáez, perhaps a relative of his. [1645B, fr. 553].

On 4 July 1646, at San José de Parral, Ambrosio Sáez registered a mine "que esta de quarenta leguas deste Real camino carril de carros del Nuevo Mexico azia el oriente y pasando el ultimo bando del Rio de Sacramento." He titled his mine "la mina de Sacramento." In this claim he mentioned the name of a son, Juan Sáez, and he mentioned a brother, "Capitán Antonio Saes, mi hermano." [1645B, fr. 556-557]

Researcher: José Antonio Esquibel

Sources: El Archivo de Hidalgo del Parral, 1645B, frames 553-557 (Carta del Capitán Ambrosio Sáez vecino y labrador en el Valle de San Bartolomé, July 7, 1646), microfilm copy from the collection of the New Mexico State University Library, Las Cruces, NM.

• Background Information. 250
Ambrosio Sáes [ONMF: 100] was the father of Agustín Sáes and Juan Gañan [RCR: 526-27]. Apparently, Gañan was a mestizo raised as an Indian. Gañan was living with the Pueblo Indians at Santa Fe when Vargas, with his troops and colonizers, arrived at the city in December 1693.

Researcher: José Antonio Esquibel

Sources: John L. Kessell, Rick Hendricks & Meridith D. Dodge, To the Royal Crown Restored, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1995: 526-27; AASF: Roll # 29 [San Juan Marriages, 1726-1776] & Roll #15 [Santa Fe Baptisms, 1747-1814]; Virginia L. Olmsted, Spanish and Mexican Censuses of New Mexico, 1750-1830: 3, 4; Virginia L. Olmsted: New Mexico Spanish and Mexican Colonial Censuses, 1790, 1823, 1845: 56

Ambrosio married Ana María de Rodríguez de Anaya, daughter of Alonso Rodríguez Cisneros and Ynes de Anaya Almazán.252


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