Juan Montes Vigil
Miguel de la Cruz de Lara
(Abt 1660-)
Juana de Ancizo
(Abt 1660-)
Francisco Montes Vigil
(Abt 1651-1731)
María Jiménez de Ancizo
María Montes Vigil


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1. Domingo Martín Romero de Pedraza

2. José Tenorio de Alba

María Montes Vigil

  • Born: 1689, Nueva Galicia, Nueva España
  • Baptized: 20 Mar 1689, Catedral de Aguscalientes, Aguscalientes, Nueva Galicia, Nueva España
  • Marriage (1): Domingo Martín Romero de Pedraza about 1714 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 1559
  • Marriage (2): José Tenorio de Alba on 9 Feb 1722 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248,252
  • Died: 4 Feb 1748, Villa de Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España at age 59 1559

bullet   Another name for María was María Vigil.

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 252
The known children of Francisco Montes Vigil and his wife María Jiménez de Ancizo were: Maria, wife of Martin Romero and mother of Antonio Romero; Gertrudis; Elena; Domingo, who married Maria Estela Marquez; Francisco, husband of Antonia Jiron and then of Lorenza Medina; Manuel, who married Manuela Sanchez; Juan, husband of Ynez López de Salazar and then of Nicolasa Lujan; and presumably Pedro, who married Juana Trujillo.

~Origins of New Mexico Families, p. 311

Francisco Montes Vigil and María Jiménez de Ancizo had a daughter named María, 31, who married José Tenorio at Santa Fe in 1722.

~Origins of New Mexico Families, p. 400

• Background Information: Hispanic Genealogy Newsletter, Aug. 2013.
María Montes Vigil received the sacrament of Baptism on 3 Sep 1685, Cetedral de Aguascalientes, Nueva Galicia, daughter of "Francisco Montes" and "María Ximénez." María's godmother was María de Santillán.

Baptismal record for María, dauther of Francisco Montes and María Jiménez, LDS microfilm #9942, México, Aguascalientes, Sagario Metropolitano Bautimos 1684-1701, f.32v-33r. Extracted by Marilyn Herrera Britton

• Background Information. 1559
María Montes Vigil was the daughter of Francisco Montes Vigil and María Jiménez de Anciso. They came to New Mexico with the Juan Páez Hurtado setters who came to recolonize along with don Diego de Vargas. After the death of her first husband, don Domingo Romero de Pedraza, María Montes Vigil married don José Tenorio, a native of the city of Zacatecas, where he was born about 1698, and arrived in Santa Fe in 1719 with thirty-four year old Miguel Carrillo. The couple were married 9 Feb 1722. According to the prenuptial investigation, María was 10 years older than her second husband. They had one child, Domingo, who died at a young age in Santa Fe. The couple did help Juana Teresa in raising her children by José Mariano Yturrieta. All of these children, except for Eduarda who was living with her first husband Luis Durán y Chaves, and their mother Juana Teresa are listed as living with don José Tenorio de Alba y Corona in Alburquerque in the Spanish Census of 1750. María Montes Vigil died on 22 May 1748.

"The Genealogy and Dowry of Doña Eduarda Yturrieta," Sunshine and Shadows in New Mexico's Past, 1540-1848, p. 82-93, published 2014 by Rió Grande Books, or in Herencia, Vol. 13, pp. 32-38, published by The Hispanic Genealogical Society.

• Census: Spanish, 1750, Villa de Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 270
Household #118 don Jospeh Tenorio de Alva y Corona, Spanish, widower of María Montes Vijil, who had been married to Domingo Romero, leaving children Juana Teresa Romero, 35; José Mariano, 23; Pedro, 18; Bárbara, 11: María Luisa,9; Teresa, Native American servant, 40 with children: Feliciano, 12; Juan Domingo, 10; María Luisa, Native American servant, 20; Francisca, Native American servant, 15.

Household # 119 Salvador Jaramillo, Spanish, 50; wife doña Tomasa Tenorio de Alba y Corona, Spanish, 45; orphan, Spanish, Cristóbal, 8; 3 Native servants: Antonia, 30 with three children: Francisco, 12; María, 7 Antonio, 25; Rosa, 18 with daughter, 15 days old.

Spanish and Mexican Census of New Mexico, 1750-1830, p. 82

María married Domingo Martín Romero de Pedraza, son of Francisco Romero de Pedraza and Francisca Ramírez de Salazar, about 1714 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 1559(Domingo Martín Romero de Pedraza was born in 1686 in El Paso del Norte, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España and died in Aug 1720 Near Present Day Platte River on the Villasur Expedition.)

María next married José Tenorio de Alba, son of Nicolás Tenorio de Alba and María de Herrada, on 9 Feb 1722 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248.,70 (José Tenorio de Alba was born in 1698 in Zacatecas, Nueva España and died on 4 Feb 1755 in Villa de Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 1559.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

• Diligencia Matrimonial. 248
6 Feb 1722, Santa Fé, José Tenorio (24). Native of the city of Zacatecas living in Santa Fé for three years, son of Nicolas Tenorio, deceased, and María Herrad, and María Vigil (34), widow of Domingo Romero de Pedraza who died fighting the French (Villasur Expedition), daughter of Teniente de Capitan Francisco Montes Vigil and Doña María Jimenez de Anciso. ~ Witnesses: Don José Manuel Giltomey (notary); Dimas Jiron de Tejeda (33) who knew groom four years ago; Antonio Lujan (23), Soldier; and Jun Lucero de Godoy (42). Pair married 9 Feb 1722, with witnesses Vicente de Armijo and Petrona López.

~ Roots Ltd., Diligencias Matrimoniales, p. 1887


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