Juan Fernández de la Pedrera
- Born: 1665/1670, Mondoñedo, Galicia, España 252
- Marriage: María Peláez on 24 Nov 1710 in San Ildefonso, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252
- Died: 28 Jul 1745, Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España at age 80 252
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Juan Fernández de la Pedrera was a native of Mondoñedo in Galicia. His parents, Santiago Fernández de la Pedrera and Francisca Lopez de Rios, were living in Madrid when he came to the New World. On April 24, 1695, Juan married María Jurado de Gracia, a native of Bosque (present Albuquerque), jurisdiction of Sandia. He gave his age as twenty-five the previous year.
After his wife's death, Captain Juan was living with the Ignacio de Roybal family near San Ildefonso, and there in 1710 he married María Peláez, reared in that family. By 1719 he was residing in Albuquerque, his wife's section of the country, when he gave his age as fifty-one. He died there at the age of eighty on July 28, 1745. Two women known for certain as theirs were: María, born in 1712, who died as a young maiden on March 12, 1729; and Francisca, who first married Captain Juan Rodríguez, by whom she had no children, and then Juan Bautista Alarí.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, Kindle Locations 7563-7577
Juan married María Peláez, daughter of Jacinto Peláez and Margarita Gómez Robledo, on 24 Nov 1710 in San Ildefonso, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.252