Vicente Durán de Armijo
- Born: Abt 1684, La Ciudád de Nuestra Señora de Los Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Nueva España 252
- Marriage: María Magdalena de Apodaca on 29 Aug 1703 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252
- Died: 1743, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España about age 59 252
Noted events in his life were:
• Dates & Events. 252
Vicente Durán de Armijo was the fourth son of José de Armijo and Catalina Durán. He married María Apodoca in 1706 in Santa Fé, who he was married to for fourty years. When he married, he gave his age as twenty-two.
Vicente's house was outisde of Santa Fé by the "Alto del Río" in 1718. He worked on the restoration of San Miguels Chapel in 1710. He was given royal possession of lands near Nambé in 1739 which he later sold to the Ortiz family. When he died in 1743, he was again a resident of Santa Fé.
Vicente Durán y Armijo and María Apodoca have three know sons, all named Manuel. There was Manuel el Primero, Manuel el Segundo and Salvador Manuel el Tercero.
~The Origins of New México Families, pg. 136
• Background Information. 269
Vicente de Armijo's Will was made on 15 Nov 1743.
In 1739, he made an application to Governor Mendoza for a tract of land near the pueblo of Nambé.
The petition is as follows"
"To his Excellency, the Governor and Captain-General:
"Vicente Duran de Armijo, resident of the villa de Santa Fé, and settler and conqueror of the Kingdom of New Mexico, appears at your excellency's feet in the most approved manner the law allows, and states: That having experienced innumerable sufferings and hunger and nakedness, and other misfortunes we have undergone in this poor kingdom, on account of having lost our personal labor in our corn and wheat fields, with which we were to meet our obligations, owing to the scarity of water in the river running through the city, which arises from the absence of rain for some time back, and our personal labor upon our grain crops being useless as they have all failed; and having been one of the settlers of this kingdom from the year '94, and always ready armed and equipped, at my own expense, to go upon any campaign or expedition whenever required as a layol sujbect of His Majesty, whom may God preserve; This, sir, has always been [torn] having been in the army which has gone on said campaigns and expeditions against the hostle Indians who inhabit these parts of the kingdom at this time. Sir, I have by my exertions accumulated a little capital with a great risk to life by making journeys to the outer country, and have become the owner of a certain amount of live stock which is not secure from the hostile attacks of Indians, who on certain occasions inhabit the country where my stock is pastured; and I have had warning from two cows belonging to me which have been killed by the enemy during the present year.
"I have seen proper to register a piece of land which is a surplus beyond the lands of the friendly Indians of the pueblo of Nambé, without distrubing the pastures or waters upon which the herds of this royal garrison or the animals of the aforesaid Indians are pastured, no any other person using said lands. It contains about six fanegas of wheat and two of corn, and its boundaries are as follows; on the north it is bounded by an arroya; on the south by land of Bernardo de Sena; on the east side of the mountain; on the west by lands of the aforementioned Indians of Nambé.
"This piece of land in the name of the King, our sovereign, whom may God preserve - [torn] - four families whom I have emancipated - my children, that the piece of land in this city is not sufficient for all; and by granting us the aforesaid land we may receive some benefit for our labor, and my cattle will be secure from the enemy, to be with pastures and watering places, and that royal permission be given me in the name of His Majesty; and I swear that this, my petition is not made through malice, etch.
Vicente Duran de Armijo"
~Spanish Archives, pg. 21-22
Vicente married María Magdalena de Apodaca, daughter of Unknown and Juana de la Cruz de Apodaca, on 29 Aug 1703 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.252