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Diego de la Mancha
(Cir 1520-)
María Hernández
Miguel Gallegos
(Abt 1535-Bef 1586)
Violante de Terrazas
Luis Gallegos de Terraza
(Abt 1575-)


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Pascuala de Ruada

Luis Gallegos de Terraza

  • Born: Abt 1575, Nueva España
  • Marriage: Pascuala de Ruada 250

bullet  General Notes:

Herencia, Vol 21, #1, Revised Gallegos Family Genealogy, p. 49, Miguel Gallegos, born about 1535 in Villa de Riaza, Spain died by 1586. He was married to Violante de Terrazas, and they had at least five children, Francisca Gallegos, Isabel Gallegos, Miguel de Terrazas, María Hernábdez Soriana, and Luis Gallegos de Terrazas who was the progenitor of the Gallegos famly in San José del Parral and New Mexico. 1511

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Family. 250
Luis Gallegos de Terrazas was identified as a freighter who was married to Pascuala de Rueda.

Their three sons were:
Alférez Diego Gallegos (born cir. 1600), Antonio Gallegos and Juan Burrel de Luna. All of these brothers were involved in silver mining in Parral.

~Beyond Origins, Vol. 1

Researcher: Gerald J. Mandell

Source: By Force of Arms: The Journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1691-93, John L. Kessell and Rick Hendricks, eds. Gerald J. Mandell, Research Consultant, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1992: 438 n. 45.

• Background Information. 1511
Luis Gallegos came to the legal age of majority by 1602 and eventually moved to to Nombre de Dios where he is documented as a tax-paying citizen of that town in 14 Apr 1602. In this document Luis Gallegos de Terrazas gave Power of Attorney to Simó de Vargas Manchuca and Jun del Torro Vivero.

Luis again appears as a vecino of the Villa de Durango in a census record dated 1605 which states "Luis Gallegos, married, and sustains himself by occupation with a wagon. The two enteries that followed Luis were of Pedro Rodríguez, a muleteer, and Cristóbal de Rivera, owner of covered wagons from Mexico city. Luis's sister, Francisca Gallegos, a widow, is listed as a third person & owning an estancia for raising cattle.

Luis was living in the Valle de la Puana around 1612/3. The Valle de la Puana had originally been part of a grant given to Pedro de Quiroga in the late 1550s. At this time, the grant of land was at the edge of the Northern frontier of Nueva España. Among the first settlers of this area was Diego Borruel & his brother Juan Borruel de Luna, a son-in-law of Pedro Quroga. Luis's wife, Pascuala de Rueda, was the daughter of Juan Borruel and niece of Diego Borruel.

"The Genealogy of Luis Gallegos de Terrazas and Pascuala de Rueda Part 2," Herencia, Vol. 21 #3 pp. 29-36

Luis married Pascuala de Ruada, daughter of Juan Borruel de Luna and Ana de Gamarda.250 (Pascuala de Ruada was born about 1575 in Nueva España and died in Nueva España.)


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