Pascuala Bernal
(1583-Bef 1626)


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Juan Griego

Pascuala Bernal

  • Born: 1583, Valle de Méjico, Nueva España
  • Marriage: Juan Griego
  • Died: Bef 1626, Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252

bullet  Noted events in her life and other information:

• Dates & Events: 18 Aug 1598. 252
Pascuala Bernal came to New Mexico with the Oñate Party of 1598.

• Children:
Maria Bernal: 1603 in San Gabriel, New Mexico
Agustin Griego: 1612 in San Gabriel, New Mexico
Isabel Bernal b: 1603 in San Gabriel, New Mexico
Juan Griego II b: Between 1610 AND 1615 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Catalina Bernal Griego b: Abt 1611 Santa Fe, New Mexico

• Village of Bernalillo 314
The village of Bernalillo was named after Pascuala Bernal (or her son).

There is a story about her that took place north of Bernallilo in the Pueblo of San Juan. In January of 1599, there was word that a hostile Native Americans approaching the Pueblo. Pascuala and about 24 armed women went to the roof tops to defend the Pueblo.

When it was asked, who is ready to defend San Juan, a fellow female comrade, Eufemia, stood and said they were ready to defend the Pueblo. Oñate showed pride for the women, and they all stood up & fired into the air.

• Background Information. 511
Pascuala marriedJuan de Griego who traveled from Greece to New Spain. They came to New Mexico in 1598 with their children who were all identified as mestizo. Pascuala was a native from the Valley of Mexico, and one of her adult sons, also named Juan Griego spoke the Aztec's language, Náhuatl. He also served as an interpreter of the Tewa language as well as recieving an encomienda in New Mexico.
~Parientes, La Herencia, Spring 2006

Pascuala married Juan Griego, son of Lázaro Griego and Unknown. (Juan Griego was born in 1566 in Candia, Greece (Crete) and died after 1631 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)

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