Diego de Trujillo
- Born: 1613 or 1612, Ciudád de México, Nueva España 252
- Marriage: Catalina Marquez Vásquez about 1633 in Sandia, Bernalillo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Died: 1682, Casa Grande, Nuevo España at age 69 252
Origins of NM Families pages 107-108 (see sources)
At this time New Mexico was divided into the Rio Ariba and the Rio Abajo. The Rio Ariba is the area north the lava cliffs and steep incline called La Bajada just south of Santa Fé. The Rio Abajo is the area south that included Alburqueque. The Governor was in charge of the Rio Ariba and the Lieutenant Governor (Lieutenant General) was in charge of the Rio Abajo.
Noted events in his life and other information:
• Dates & Events: 252
Diego de Trujillo first appears in New México as an Alférez and famer, nineteen or twenty years old, in 1632. He was a soldier-escort in 1641. In 1662, he was fifty, a Sargento Mayor, living in the jurisdiction of Sandia as Lieutenant General for the Rio Abajo area, as well as Alcalde Mayor of Zuni. He then declared that he was born in México City. His wife was Catalina Vásquez.
In 1661, Governor Mendizábal confiscated his Zuni alcaldía. Many records can be found that tell of his troubles with this governor. From then on we learn that his home was four leagues from Sandia Pueblo, and that his two sons-in-laws were Andrés Hurtado and Cristóbal Baca. The name of his estancia was "Paraje de las Huertas." Diego gave his age as forty-eight in 1661. By 1669, he was Maese de Campo and also Syndic of the Franciscans at Sandia. His wife age her age as forty-eight at this time, and stated that she had been born in Santa Fé. Diego also served a short term as second Alcalde Mayor of Guadalupe del Paso.
In 1680, he gave his opinions about the cause and problems of the Indian Rebellion, but is not mention in the following year. He died at Casas Frande in 1682. He had one son, Francisco, who married to a daughter of María de Vera.
ONMF, pg. 108
• Name: Diego is considered the Pregenitor of the Trujillo family of New Mexico. 250
• Web Reference: On the
Beyond Origins site, some possible ancestory for Diego is addressed. 250
• Dates & Events: 250
In 1662, Captain Diego de Trujillo was identified as an encomendero in a suit that he brought against Governor don Berbardo López de Mendizábal, Trujillo, demanding to be paid 868 pesos by the governor for livestock and Apache servants. In his claim there was mention of his son, Captain Francisco de Trujillo, and two son-in-laws: Captain Cristóbal Baca (husband of Ana Moreno de Lara, aka Moreno de Trujillo) and Antonio de Carbajal. This information indicates that Truijillo had a second daughter whose name is not known at this time, but who was the wife of Antonio de Carbajal.
Diego married Catalina Marquez Vásquez, daughter of Diego Márquez and Bernardina Vásquez, about 1633 in Sandia, Bernalillo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. (Catalina Marquez Vásquez was born in 1621 in Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252 and was christened in 1621 in Santa Fé, Military Chapel of Our Lady of Light (La Castrense), Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)