Blas de Valencia


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Blas de Valencia

  • Born: 1578, Sevilla, España 274
  • Marriage: Unknown

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 252,274
Blas de Valencia came to New Mexico with Don Juan de Oñate in 1598 at the age of 26 years. He was a soldier and described as having a round face and a light beard. He appears later in Governor Zevallo's escort to Santa Fe in 1613. He is most likely the father of Franciso de Valencia.

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 109

Blas de Valencia was among the Loyalists who stayed in New Mexico.

~NM's First Colonists, p. 78


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