- Born: Abt 1664, La Rochelle, Aunis, France
- Marriage: María Elena Gallegos on 10 Dec 1699 in Bernalillo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 247,1467
- Died: 1711, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España about age 47 1467
Another name for Jacques was Santiago Gurulé.
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Santiago Grolé was the Jacques Grolé (or Grolet), member of the ill-fated de la Salle Expedition, who deserted the stranded colony in Texas and later was picked up by Spanish troops with Jean l'Archeveque . He was born in La Rochelle, France, the son of Yvon Grolé and Marie Odom, and baptized in the church of St. Jean. Leaving France with la Salle, he was "lost" for five years among savage Indians, then sent to Spain by order of the Viceroy, the Conde de Galve. After returning to New Spain, he came up to New Mexico. This is the gist of his testimony in 1699 when he asked to marry Elena Gallegos in Bernalillo. Also testifying for him were Pedro Meusnier, twenty-seven, a native of Paris, and Juan "Archibec," twenty-seven, native of Bayonne. Santiago and Elena had a son, Antonio, born April 2, 1703.
~The Origins of Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period (Kindle Locations 846-8476)
• Web Reference: History of Jacques Grolet from the Grolet - Gurulé New Mexico Family Website.
Jacques married María Elena Gallegos, daughter of Antonio Gallegos and Catalina Baca, on 10 Dec 1699 in Bernalillo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248.,1467 (María Elena Gallegos was born about 1680 in Nueva España 1467 and died after 1716 in Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Diligencia Matrimonial: 248
9 Nov 1699, San Felipe, Bernalillo. Santiago Grole, native of la Rochela in the French Realms, baptized in the Church of St. Jean, son of Yvon Grole and María Odon, both deceased, and doña Elena Gallegos (19), native of Bernalillo, daughter of Antonio Gallegos and doña Catarina Baca. Groom left France in company of the General Marshall de la Salle in search of continental region bordering on New France; was captive of infidel Indians for five years; then went to Spain by order of the Viceroy Conde de Galve; back in New Mexico City, he then came to New Mexico as a settler.
Witnesses: Pedro de Chaves, notary; Pedro Meuier (26), native of Parish in France who knew groom for fifteen years; Juan de Archibec (27), native of Ballona in France who also knew groom for fifteen years; Baltasar Romero, Pedro López, Felipe Guitiérrez (40), mestizo.
~ Roots Ltd., Diligencias Matrimoniales, p. 780
The Spanish Recolonization of New Mexico, An Account of the Families Recruited at Mexico City in 1693, p. 54 247