Juan Luján Captain
- Born: Abt 1601, San Gabriel, Rio Arriba, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: 15 Nov 1663, Taos, Rio Arriba, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España about age 62 252
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Juan Luján II was active in the political intrigues of Governor Rosa's times and after. He was a captain and Alcalde Mayor of the the Taos-Picurís district. He was a brother in law of Francisco Gómez, and a kinsman of Pedro Lucero. In 1661, he had an estancia in Taos Valley, and was known as "El Viejo" in relationship to Juan Luján, his son. His daughter was María, who was the wife of Juan de Archuleta.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 63
• Background Information. 250
On 12 August 1662, Juan Luján, el viejo [ONMF: 63], "vecino y Alcalde Mayor de La Cañada," gave his age as 60, indicating he was born circa 1602.
Researcher: José Antonio Esquibel
Sources: AGN, México, Galeria, Concursos de Peñalosa, Vol. I, f. 95a & 211. Microfilm copy of rolls #1-3 (Vols. I-III) of the "Concursos de Peñalosa" located at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.