Antonio de Montoya (c.1647 - c.1720) MP

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Birthplace: Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
Death: Died in Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
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About Antonio de Montoya

Antonio de Montoya born 1647 at Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico, Nueva España, died 1725 Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico, Nueva España, age 78

Married:

  1. Maria Lurgarda Hurtado De Salazar, daughter of Captain Andrés Hurtado and Bernardina de Salas y Trujillo, about 1638-1640 in Nuevo México, Nueva España.

Children of Antonio de Montoya and Maria Lurgarda Hurtado De Salazar:

  1. Andres Montoya
  2. Juan de Montoya
  3. Maria Antonia Montoya
  4. Tomasa Montoya
  5. Juana Montoya
  6. Antonio de Montoya
  7. Nicolasa de Montoya

Antonio de Montoya was the son of Diego de Montoya and Maria Ortiz de Vera

Biography

From Royal Crown Restored, pg. 37:

Antonio de Montoya appeared on the census from Sep to Oct 1680 in La Salineta, Nuevo México, Nueva España. He was described as between 41 and 43 years old, married, good stature, dark complexion, black eyes, thick beard, somewhat bald head. Spanish with spouse, 3 children, 2 servants, family size 5.

He also appeared on the census on 11 Sep 1684 in El Paso, The Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe del Paso, Nuevo México, Nueva España. "The family of Antonio Montoya consists of 6 persons. He has a cornfield which as it appears will harvest from 6 to 8 fanegas of corn. Clothing, he and his wife very indecent, the other naked."

Also appearing on the Don Diego de Vargas census 22 Dec 1692 to 2 Jan 1693 in El Paso del Norte, Nuevo Mexico. Nueva España. First household, three sons, five daughters.

First, I (Vargas) visited the household of captain Antonio Montoya, alcalde ordinario de segundo voto, married to María Hurtado, with eight children, three boys and five girls; Juan, eighteen, Andrés, fourteen, and Antonio, nursing; Juana, thirteen; María, eleven; Antonia, seven; Nicolasa, five; Tomasa, three.

Montoya took part in the reconquest of 1693 as part of Don Diego de Vargas campaign to bring Spain back to New Mexico.

From Blood on the Bolders, pg. 1139:

Livestock Distribution: Diego de Vargas, 1 May 1697, Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo México, Nueva España. ,

Capt. Antonio de Montoya, Maria Hurtado; Andres Montoya, Maria Antonia, Maria, Nicolosa, Tomasa, Antonio, Antonia; 13.5 varas of lana, 11.25 of bayeta, 29 mantas, 25 sheep, 3 cows, 1 bull

At some time during the reconquest, in Real of San Lorenzo, he served as Mayordomo of La Conquistador Confraternity, a popular religious society, a.k.a. La Cofradia de Nuestra Senora, del Rosario La Conquistador.

He served in the military in 1716, during the Moqui Campaign.

For his service, he was given a Land Grant, at Abiquiú, Nuevo México, Nueva España, the grant had been given to Antonio Montoya, a captain under Gov. Diego de Vargas, who raised sheep and cattle near the Indian ruins. On May 10, 1754, the Montoya family lost the Abiquiu property for failure to settle. Governor Cachupin gave the land to the community of Abiquiú for Indians and others to use for grazing of animals and cultivation. To compensate him for the loss, Antonio Montoya was given land east of the Rio Puerco by Governor Cachupin.

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Antonio de Montoya's Timeline

1647
1647
Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1673
1673
Age 26
Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1674
1674
Age 27
La Villa de la Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1678
1678
Age 31
La Villa de la Santa Fé,, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1679
1679
Age 32
La Villa de la Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1681
1681
Age 34
1687
1687
Age 40
El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe del Paso, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1689
1689
Age 42
El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe del Paso, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1691
1691
Age 44
El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe del Paso, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1720
1720
Age 73
Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España