José Bernardo Mascareñas
- Born: 1667, Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España
- Baptized: 2 Sep 1667, Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España 247
- Marriage: María de Acosta on 7 Jun 1693 in Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España 247
- Died: 1704, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España at age 37
- Buried: 19 Mar 1704, Bernalillo Nuestro Padre San Francisco, Bernalillo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 247
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
José Mascareñas, twenty-six years old, the son of Felipe, and born in Mexico City, brought his family with the colonists of 1693. He had a medium build, large eyes, and scars on the eyebrow and chin. His wife, María de Acosta, eighteen, the daughter of Nicolás, was also born in Mexico City; she was of medium height, dark, with large eyes and a small nose. They had an eight-year-old daughter, Josefa Melchora, born in Mexico City, who had a broad face, large eyes, and a thick nose.
José was a calderero by trade. He gave his age as twenty-seven in 1695, and twenty-eight in 1697, giving Mexico City as his birthplace. First he lived in Santa Cruz, and then was in Santa Fe, when he signed his name as "José Bernardo Mascareñas." In 1701 he and his wife were living in Bernalillo, where a boy, Francisco, was born on February 27. Another child, María, is treated further on in connection with the Archibeque family. Their father must have died in the early part of the century, as their mother had married a Juan Nolasco Armijo or Agüero, and died prior to 1732. The children were known in Santa Fe as "the orphans of José Mascareñas" in 1736.
One girl, María, was reared in the household of Juan de Archibeque, who had a natural son by her. This boy, Juan, was reared in his father's house and bore his name. But after Archibeque's death he took his mother's name instead.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, Kindle Locations 10164-10184
• Baptismal Record. 247
en dos de septíembre de mill siscientos y sesnta y
siete años con Lícencia del Cura semanero Baptíse a Joséph
hijo legito de Br Phelipe Mascareña y de Da Ysabel
de Tobar fue su madrina María de Monterrey
Melchor López farfan (rubric)
Barme Fernandes pardo (rubric)
The Spanish Recolonization of New Mexico, p. 258
• Background Information. 247
José Bernardo married for a first time to María de García García. María de García was a native of Mexico city and the daughter of Juan García and Estefánia Rendón. The banns of matrimony, record at the Catedral de México on 19 April 1685, José Bernardo gave his mother's surname as Tobar y Quñones. The cople were married at the Catedral on 3 May 1685 by Bachiller Miguel de Quesada with Bachiller Gerónimo López and Sebastian Garcí de Quesada as witnesses, all three were priests. José Bernardo and his wife at at least one daughter named Joséfa Melchora Mascarñas, who was baptized at the Cateral de Méico on 13 Jan 1688. Juan Antonio Mascareñas, the next child, was baptized on 30 Sep 1690. María de García died sometime before Jun 1693 when José Bernardo married for a second time.
José Bernardo and his second wife, María de Acosta, along with José Bernardo's daughter from his first wife, were residing in Santa Fe by 1696. The couple's first child, Cayetaño was born at this time. They also had three other known children, Francisco who was baptized 27 Feb 1700 in Bernalillo, Antonio and María. José was buried in Bernalillo on 19 Mar 1704. His widow married a second time to Antonio de Aguilera y Yassasi, who had been active in Santa Fe's government as an Alcalde and a member of the cabildo.
The Spanish Recolonization of New Mexico, pp. 258-259
José married María de Acosta, daughter of Nicolas Acosta and Francisca del Castillo, on 7 Jun 1693 in Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España.739 (María de Acosta was born in 1670 in Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España, baptized on 1 Feb 1670 in Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España and died before Nov 1718 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)