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Diego de Padilla
(Abt 1614-)
Luisa de la Serna
(Abt 1618-)
Francisco de Valencia
(Abt 1611-Bef 1668)
Maria López Milán
(Bef 1626-After 1684)
José de Padilla Villasenor
Maria López
(Abt 1655-Bef 1711)
Diego de Padilla Captain
(1688-Abt 1736)


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María Vásquez de Lara

Diego de Padilla Captain

  • Born: 1688, Guadalupe del Paso, Nuevo Méjico. Nueva España
  • Baptized: Querétaro, Nueva España
  • Marriage: María Vásquez de Lara on 18 Sep 1713 in Bernalillo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 29,252
  • Died: Abt 1736, El Puerto de San Andre, Isleta, Nuevo Méjico, Nuevo España about age 48 252

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Information. 250
The marriage of María Vásquez Baca and Diego Padillia produced eight know children, and are the common ancestors for many Native New Mexicans.

• Background Information. 252
Diego de Padilla came to New México and married to Catalina Guitérrez de Salazar on 3 Nov 1706. She died, and Diego married María Vásquez Baca, also of Bernillilo, in 1713. They were wedding sponsors together as late as 1730.

Diego made his last will in 1736 at El Puerto de San Andres, Isleta jurisdiction, where he lived and acquired property, known as "lo de Padilla." He named one son by his first wife, Pedro Nolasco, and also an older natural son, both born prior to his first marriage by reared by him, who went under the name Luis Suazo.

María Vásquez Baca, Diego Padilla's second wife, bore him eight children: Francisco, 24 and executor of his will; Manuela, wife of Francisco Cháves; Diego, 17 at the time of the will; Nicolás, 14; Bernardo, 12; Tomasa, 8; Pedro, 6; and María Barbara, 3.

Of these children, Francisco married Isabel Baca on March 13, 1732; Manuela married Francisco Xavier Chávez on September 29, 1735; Diego married María Luisa Chávez; she died on December 23, 1741 ; Bernardo married Quiteria Chávez after she had illegitimate children; Tomasa became the wife of Tomás Chávez, December 3, 1742; Pedro, born May 26, 1731, married Victoria Chávez, January 28, 1755; María, born August 29, 1733,16 must have died young; María Barbara, born February 27, 1735, married Antonio Chávez, April 13, 1750. Pedro, referred to as the "seventh child," sold his father's estate to Clemente Gutiérrez in 1768.

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 253 (Kindle Locations 11289-11304)

Diego married María Vásquez de Lara, daughter of José Vásquez de Lara and María Magdalena Baca, on 18 Sep 1713 in Bernalillo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248.,252 (María Vásquez de Lara was born about 1692.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

• Diligencia Matrimonial. 248
18 Aug 1713. Bernalillo. Diego de Padilla (25), español, native of El Paso del Norte where he was married to Catrina Gutierrez, deceased, son of Captain José de Padilla and María López, both deceased, and María Vásquez, española, native of New Mexico, daughter of José Vásquez and María Baca, deceased. Witnesses: José de Quintana, notary; José López (70), Antonio Gallegos (35), Vicente García (25), and Antonio Montoya (24) who said that the groom had been married to a first cousin of his. Pair married, Sept 18, 1713, with witnesses Captain Tiburcio de Ortega, Captain Diego Montoya, Captain Antonio Baca and wife María de Aragón.

~ Roots Ltd., Diligencias Matrimoniales, p. 1441


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