Juan Domingo Durán y Chávez
- Born: Mar 1741, Los Padillas, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 34
- Baptized: 28 Mar 1741, San Augustín de la Isleta, Isleta, Nueva Méjico, Nueva España 34
- Marriage (1): Augustina Lucia Padilla on 16 Jun 1764 in San Augustín de la Isleta, Isleta, Nueva Méjico, Nueva España 34
- Marriage (2): María Manuel Aguirre 3 May 1779c in San Augustín de la Isleta, Isleta, Nueva Méjico, Nueva España 34
Noted events in his life were:
• Baptismal Record. 34
Domingo Chaves, baptized 28 Mar 1741, son of Xavier Chaves and Maunela Padilla; Padrinos: Jose Antonio (n.s.) and María Silva.
~New Mexico Marriages and Baptisms San Augustin de la Isleta Church, p. 106
Juan married Augustina Lucia Padilla, daughter of Francisco Padilla Captain and Ysabel Baca, on 16 Jun 1764 in San Augustín de la Isleta, Isleta, Nueva Méjico, Nueva España.34 (Augustina Lucia Padilla was born in Dec 1744 in Los Padillas, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 34 and was baptized on 25 Dec 1744 in San Augustín de la Isleta, Isleta, Nueva Méjico, Nueva España 34.)
~New Mexico Marriages and Baptisms San Augustin de la Isleta Church, p. 14, Marriage Padrinos: Nicolás Torres & Francisca Padilla. 34
Juan next married María Manuel Aguirre, daughter of José Calixto de Aguirre and Maria Magdalena Durán y Chávez, 3 May 1779c in San Augustín de la Isleta, Isleta, Nueva Méjico, Nueva España.34 (María Manuel Aguirre was born in 1761 in Río Abajo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España and was baptized on 8 Jun 1761 in San Augustín de la Isleta, Isleta, Nueva Méjico, Nueva España.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Diligencia Matrimonial, 9 Aug 1778-11 Mar 1779, Isleta, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 438
Domingo Durán y Chaves, 37, español, citizen of the puesto of San Andrés de los Padillas in the jurisdiction of the Isleta Mission, widowed by his first wife Agustina Padilla, was the legitimate son of the late Francisco Xavier Durán y Chaves and Manuel Padilla. María Manuela de Aguirre, 17 or 18, española, citizen of Los Padillas, was the legitimate daughter of José Calixto de Aguirre and the late María Durán y Chaves.
Domingo Durán y Chaves stated he was related to María Manuela de Aguirre in the third degree consanguinity, but still wised to marry her because she was a poor orphan of good background. Fray José Pérez Narro at the mission of San Augutstín de la Isleta received the petition on 9 Aug 1778 and began proceedings. On 19 Aug 1778 Domingo stated how he was relted to María Manuela in the third degree of consanguinity:
Pedro Durán y Chaves || 1st degree - siblings || Nicolás Durán y Chaves
Francisco Xavier Durán y Chaves ||2nd dregree - 1st cousins|| María Durán y Chaves
Domingo Durán y Chaves ||3rd degree - 2nd cousins || María Manuela de Aguirre
María Manuela de Aguirre stated that she knew she and Domingo were related in a prohibited degree because she had heard her mother say that Francisco Xavier Chaves, Domingo's father, was her mother's brother and related in the first degree. She continued that regardless of the relationship, as a poor orphan, she wised to marry Domingo because she presumed that there would not be another who would wish to marry her.
Esteban Padilla, 59, citizen of this jurisdiction, repeated the above genealogical information and stated that all the individuals resulted from copula licita.
Tomás Francisco Durán y Chaves, 55, citizen of Los Ranchos de Atrisco
Manuel Lucero, 35, resident of this jurisdiction.
On 3 Sep 1778, Father Pérez Narro at Isleta reviewed the proceedings and forwarded them to the vice custos and ecclesiastic judge, Father Vélez de Escalante so that during his tour of inspection he could determind the outcome of the petition for dispensation. Vélez de Escalante forwarded the proceeding to El Paso where Father Domíguez gave them to Father Rivera for a ruling. The dispensation was granted with the couple ordered to perform an act of public penance. The day the couple was to receive their nuptial blessing, they were to attend mass holding black candles in their hands. When mass was over, with profound reverence, they were to kneel on the top step of the high altar and in loud voices pray an estación mayor to the Blessed Sacrament, asking God for the welfare of the church and its supreme head, for the relief of the blessed souls in purgatory, the success of the Spanish monarchy, the present public needs and temporal goods. Assuming they accepted the penance, the vicar was ordered done before Father Pérez Narro at Isleta, the marriage was to go ahead.
New Mexico Prenuptial Investigations From the Archivos Históricos del Arzobispado de Durango,1760-1799, pp. 41-42
~ New Mexico Marriages and Baptisms San Augustin de la Isleta, p. 24 of Los Padillas 34