Maria López Milán
- Born: Bef 1626, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Marriage: Francisco de Valencia 250,252
- Died: After 1684 250
Another name for Maria was "la Maricota."
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 252
Francisco de Valencia was married to María López Millán, also nicknamed "la Maricota." Their estancia was on the site of the present town of Valencia. The county in this part of New México is also called Valencia. Francisco was dead by 1668, when his wife is referred to as a widow. María was alive in 1684.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 109
• Background Information. 250
A member of the López de Gracia family was María López de Millán, briefly alluded to by Chávez [ONMF: 56, 109]. On May 24, 1661, María López Millán, "mestiza o lo mas castiza," provided testimony before Inquisition officials at Isleta Pueblo in the case against Governor don Bernardo López de Mendizábal. In her testimony she declared that she was was 48 years of age (b.ca. 1613) and the wife of Francisco de Valencia (age 54 -b.ca. 1607), and mentioned her sister Sebastiana de Gracia, estanciera, owner of an estancia located one league from the pueblo of Quarac. María López Millán lived with her husband at their estancia located one league south of the Isleta Pueblo. This additional information indicates that María López Millán was another sister of the López de Gracia siblings.
Researcher: José Antonio Esquibel
Sources: Chávez, "New Mexico Roots, Ltd.: 1571 [DM 1729, August 5, Santa Fe]; Archivo General de la Nación, Inquisición, tomo 593, ff. 63, 80-82.
Maria married Francisco de Valencia, son of Blas de Valencia and Unknown 250.,252 (Francisco de Valencia was born about 1611 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 250 and died before 1668 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252.)