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Juan Montes Vigil
(Abt 1570-)
María de Vigil
(Abt 1580-Bef 1611)
Juan Montes Vigil
(Abt 1600-Bef 1683)
Catalina Herrera
(Abt 1600-Bef 1683)
Juan Montes Vigil


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Juan Montes Vigil

  • Born: Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España
  • Died: Oct 1683, Zacatecas, Nueva Galicia, Nueva España

bullet  General Notes:

[Sources for the Montes Vigil line: John B. Colligan, Herencia, Vol. 4, Issue 2, April 1999, pp. 1-2, José Antonio Esquibel, "The Montes Vigil Family Genealogy and the Genealogy of the Argüellles Family," Herencia, Vol. 13.2, pp. 2-35 and El Farolito, Volume 2, No. 4, Winter 1999, pages 7-9. "Montes Vigil Direct Lines," pp. 9-10 & "Vigil History," pp.13-14] 1570,1571,1572

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Will. 250
Juan Montes Vigil recorded his first testament at Zacatecas, Nueva Galicia, on October 2, 1682. He began by stating he was a native of Mexico City and a vecino of Zacatecas. He then named his parents as Juan Montes Vigil and Catalina de Herrera Cantillana, both deceased and both natives of the "reynos de Castilla" and vecinos of Mexico City.

Juan Montes Vigil named Nicolás Díaz Caballero as the executor of his estate and ordered that his natural son, Francisco Montes Vigil, age 16 more of less, be placed in the of Díaz Caballero, Francisco's uncle. He also stated that if he son died before coming of age to acquire the estate of his inheritance that everyting would go to his sister María de Herrera Cantillana. He also mentioned an orphan named Carlos Vigil, age 2 who being reared by Juan and his sister María. He placed the boy in the care of Díaz Caballero. It appears that María de Herrera Cantillana was married to Nicolás Díaz Caballeros.

In his second testament dated April 23 1683, Zacatecas, Juan Montes Vigil declared his was a merchant and a resident of Zacatecas, a native of Mexico City and the legitimate son of Juan Montes Vigil and Catalina de Cantillana, natives of "reynos de Castilla."

Juan Montes Vigil declared he was a single man and had never been married. He also declared that he had a natural son by a single woman and identified his son as Francisco Montes Vigil, 17 years old and married and veiled in the Catholic Church with María Jiménez.

~Beyond Origins, Vol 5
Researchers: Rick Hendricks, Ph.D; John B. Colligan, Charles Martínez y Vigil, and José Antonio Esquibel
Source: Archivo Historico del Estado de Zacatecas, Zacatecas, México.

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