Diego López del Castillo
- Born: Abt 1600, Sevilla, Andalucia, España 252
- Marriage: María de la Cruz Griego 252
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Diego López del Castillo had been in New Mexico twenty-six years around the year 1660. He had first married María Barragán in Santa Fe, and after her death got a dispensation to wed her first cousin, María Griego, also known as Maria de la Cruz Alemán, daughter of Juan Griego II. Diego, who gave his age as sixty-four in 1664, was a native of Sevilla, and residing in Santa Fe.
When the Indians rebelled in 1680 he was a Sargento Mayor more than eighty years old, according to his testimony; he was married and had two daughters with him. The following year he said he was ninety-six and a native of the "Kingdoms of Castile," and was described as "a very old man" with a family of daughters. The scribe noted that he was slender and healthy in spite of his many years. In marriage investigations of this period he gave his age as ninety-six and ninety-seven.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, Kindle Locations 2579-2590
Diego married María de la Cruz Griego, daughter of Juan Griego Capitan and Juana de la Cruz.252 (María de la Cruz Griego was born in 1630 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)