Diego de Montoya
- Born: Abt 1657, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Marriage: María Josefa de Hinojos about 1676 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Died: After 1717, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Diego de Montoya passed muster in 1680 with his wife and two children. He was twenty-three in 1681, described as a New Méxican, married, or good stature, with broad shoulders, good features, a thick beard, and long straight hair. He was the brother of Antonio de Montoya. His wife was María de Hinajos, and they returned to New México with Don Diego de Vargas in 1693.
~The Origins of New México Families, p. 78
Diego Montoya went to live in the Indian-occupied city of Santa Fe as soon as the colonists arrived there in 1693, yet he was warned of the impending rebellion, so he camped outside the city walls with the rest of the colonists. A few years later, he moved to Bernalillo with other old settlers who preferred the Rio Abajo.
Diego's wife was Josefa de Hinojos, and they had at least five children. These children were: Salvador, married Manuela García de la Riva; Juana, first wife of Pedro Durán y Cháves; Isabel, wife of Miguel de San Juan; and one more daughter who was the second wife of Baltasar Romero.
~The Origins of New México Families, p. 236
• Census: Don Diego de Vargas's El Paso Area Muster, Dec 1692-Jan 1693, Guadalupe del Paso, Nuevo Méjico. Nueva España. 287
Fourth household, three sons, three daughters, two servants
Diego Montoya, regidor, married to Josefa de Hinojos, with six children: Salavador, three; Juan Estaban, five; Antonio, three; Maria de la Rosa, eight; Luisa, four; Juana, two. Likewise, this household has to married servants named Antionio and his wife, Ana Durán. He states that, as a loyal vassal of his majesty, he is quite ready to enter to settle with his wife and children when I (Vargas), the governor and captain general, enter.
Royal Crown Restored, p. 39
Diego married María Josefa de Hinojos, daughter of Bartolomé de Salazar and María de Hinojos, about 1676 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. (María Josefa de Hinojos was born about 1662.)