Antonio Durán y Chávez
- Born: Abt 1678, Sandía Pueblo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Marriage (1): Magdalena Montaño about 1706 in Río Abajo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252
- Marriage (2): Antonia Baca on 23 Mar 1718 in Atrisco, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248
- Died: 1738, Villa de Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España about age 60 252
- Buried: 12 Apr 1768, Villa de Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 509
Another name for Antonio was Diego Antonio Durán y Chávez.
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Antonio Durán y Chaves was ailing in 1705 when his father, Don Fernando, asked for his position as commander of the soldiers at Atrisco, but in 1712 he was perfectly healthy when engaged in fights with his father and brother Francisco against a certain individual. Antonio first married Magdalena Montaño, by whom he had at least two children: María, born in 1707 and Fernando, born in 1708.
On 23 Mar 1718, Antonio, widowed of his first wife, married Antonia Baca. Antonio died 12 May 1738 and his wife, Antonia, died may years later at the age of seventy-five, on 15 Feb 1770. Unfortunately neither left a will, and their many children must be glenned from other documents. Sons of Antonio & Antonia were: Cristóbal, Miguel, José, Juan Antonio, Tomás, Francisco & Santiago. Daughters were: Feliciana, married to Manuel Baca; Lucía Ana, married to Felipe Romero; and María, who drown in the Río del Norteat the age of eleven in 1724.
~The Origins of New Mexico Families, p. 162
Antonio married Magdalena Montaño about 1706 in Río Abajo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 252 (Magdalena Montaño was born in 1692.)
Antonio next married Antonia Baca, daughter of Unknown and Juana Francisca "la vieja" Baca, on 23 Mar 1718 in Atrisco, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248.(Antonia Baca was born in 1703 in Bernalillo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 191 and died on 15 Feb 1770 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 279.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Diligencia Matrimonial. 248
1718, Mar. 7, Bernalillo. Antonio de Chaves of Atrisco, native of New Mexico, widowed of Doña María Magdalena Montaño, son of Captain Don Fernando Durán y Cháves and Doña Lucia Hurtado, and Doña Antonia Baca (15) of Bernalillo, parents unknown. Groom requests dispensation from 3rd degree of consanguinity, and 2nd of affinity from illicit copula with bride's relative, latter also related to him in 4th degree. Reasons for dispensations: Bride is very poor and in danger of losing her honor if her relatives died, the paucity of equal status in "this miserable kingdom" and groom's own charity for helping her besides his fondness. Dispensation has been granted with penalties: Groom must labor manually one day a week for 4 months at the Parish Church, and begging alms for the Poor Souls; he has to donate 1000 adobes for the Albuquerque Church and the same for the Bernalillo cemetery, and personally must make 100 adobes for the Albuquerque Church and another 100 for the one in Bernalillo, working personally for one whole week at each place, so that other will be deterred from similar sinful commissions.
Witnesses: Juan de Dios Martín, Alburquerque notary; Francisco Xavier Benavides (26), and Sebastian Antonio Maldonado (42), both married. José de Quintana, Bernalillo notary; Cristóbal Arellano (44), Diego Montoya (20), both married. Pair married March 23, 1718, with nuptial blessing on April 24, 1718; witnesses for both occasions being Don Miguel de San Juan and Isabel Montoya, and Ignacio de Aragón.
~ Roots Ltd., Diligencias Matrimoniales, p. 306