Catalina Herrera
(Abt 1600-Bef 1683)


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Juan Montes Vigil

Catalina Herrera

  • Born: Abt 1600, Castilla, España, Iberia
  • Marriage: Juan Montes Vigil on 21 Jun 1619 in Zacatecas, Nueva Galicia, Nueva España 250,1570,1571,1572
  • Died: Bef 1683

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• Family Background. 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.

Catalina married Juan Montes Vigil, son of Juan Montes Vigil and María de Vigil, on 21 Jun 1619 in Zacatecas, Nueva Galicia, Nueva España 1570.,1571 (Juan Montes Vigil was born about 1600 in La Feligresia de San Martino de Siero, España and died before 1683 in Nueva España.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

[source: "México, Zacatecas, registros parroquiales, 1605-1980," database with images, FamilySearch image 27 of 494; paróquias Católicas, Zacatecas] 1489


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