Mother of the Estrada sisters of México
Diego García de la Riva
María de Estrada
Miguel García de la Riva
(Abt 1654-1716)


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Miguel García de la Riva

  • Born: Abt 1654, Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España 247
  • Marriage: Micaela de Velasco on 25 Jan 1671 in Parroquia de Santa Catalina, Ciudád de México, Nueva España 404
  • Died: By 1716, Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España about age 62 252

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Dates & Events. 287,404,424
Miguel was a weaver by trade, and then came to New México with the Reconquista colonists in 1693. His children are Juan who marriced Felicíana Real de Aguilar, Teodora who married Don Juan Paez Hurtado and Manuela who married Salvador Montoya.

The marriage of Miguel and Micaela was entered in the Parish Registers of the Parroquia de Santa Catalina, Virgen y Martir de Mexico, Mexico City, MX

Miguel's brother Juan Garcia de la Riva married an orphan girl, Sebastiana de Arrioja on 7 March 1666 in the Parish Church of Santa Catalina.

New Mexico Genealogist Jun 1986, p. 39

Miguel García de la Riva and Micaela Velasco came to New México in 1694 with Velasco-Farfán colonists, when Miguel was described as a weaver. Their family included their children: María, twenty; Antonia, fifteen, Miguel, fourteen; Francisca, ten; and Teodora, seven.

~The Royal Crown Restored
, p. 245 from Fray Francisco Farfán's list of New Mexico colonists from México City.

• Dates & Events. 247
Miguel García de la Riva was born around 1654 in Mexico City. He married Micaela Velasco, a native of Xochimilco, Nueva España. She was the daughter of Francisco Velasco and Polonia Díaz. Their marriage took place at the parish of Santa Catalina Mártir Church on 25 Jan 1671. According to their marriage record, they had been living in Ciudad de México for eight years, or since 1663. They remained in México City for the next twenty years, and had at least six children.

Miguel and Micaela enclisted as colonists for New México, and joined the Farfán group that arrived in Santa Fé, New México on 23 Jun 1694. Farfán referred to Miguel García de la Riva as Cabo de Escuadra or Squadron Leader, and was the special assistant to Fray Farfán. Farfán referred to him at one point as person of great caution, truthfulness and resolution.

Miguel stated he was 40 and a native of México City in 1694 while he acted as a witness at a prenuptial hearing in Santa Fé for Manuel Gonzáles Vallejo and his second wife, doña Mariana Hurtado. Around the same time Micaela became a member of the Confraternity of La Conquistadora.

The García de la Riva family resided in Santa Fé. Miguel held the military rank of captain, and was granted land by Governor Pedro Rodriguez Cabero on the other side of the Santa Fé River. In 1701, Miguel purchased the site of the old Pueblo of La Cienega for 200 pesos from José Castellanos. This was the land that originally was granted to Bernabé Jorge.

~The Spanish Recolonization of New México, pp. 194-195

Miguel married Micaela de Velasco, daughter of Francisco de Velasco and Polonia Díaz, on 25 Jan 1671 in Parroquia de Santa Catalina, Ciudád de México, Nueva España.404 (Micaela de Velasco was born about 1655.)


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