Bernabé de las Casas (c.1573 - c.1637) MP

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Birthplace: Isla Tenerife, Islas Canarias, España
Death: Died in Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Reino de León, Virreinato de Nueva España
Occupation: Legendary Soldier, Indian Fighter and miner. Mayor of Monterrey
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About Bernabé de las Casas

He was a soldier accompanying Don Juan de Oñate on the Oñate Expedition of 1598-1608, and a founding resident of Santa Fe, Nueva España.

Native of the island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, son of Miguel de las Casas, tall black bearded, 25 years of age, with a coat of mail, harquebus, and a servant with all other armor for himself and horse.

Biography

Bernabé de las Casas López (ca. 1573-1632) explorador, capitán, colonizador y empresario español (nació en Tenerife, Islas Canarias en 1573 y murió en Monterrey, Nuevo León en 1632), era hijo de Miguel de las Casas y Martha López. Descendiente de una prominente familia, en 1597 participó en una expedición a Nuevo México como colonizador que había sido previamente iniciada por Juan de Oñate por ordenes del rey Felipe II. Posteriormente se establece en la región de el Valle de las Salinas en el Nuevo Reino de León (actualmente estado de Nuevo León), en donde se le considera fundador de lo que actualmente conforman los municipios neoleoneses de Mina, Abasolo, Hidalgo y El Carmen. Es considerado uno de los hombres más influyentes del noreste novohispano.

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Bernabe2 de las Casas (Miguel1)1. Bernabe de las Casas participated in the conquest of Zacatecas with Cristobal de Oñate. In 1599 he participated in the conquest of New Mexico. He obtained the rank of captain in the Juan de Oñate expedition of New Mexico. Bernabe distinguished himself in the field of battle at the Rock of Acoma which was a fortified hill inhabitated by the Pueblo Indians. The Pueblo Indians killed Juan de Zaldivar who was a nephew of Oñate. In retribution for the killing of Zaldivar, Bernabe de las Casas and his comrade in arms climbed the hill using ropes, captured the almost impregnable rock, and took five hundred prisoners. Bernabe de las Casas married Beatris Navarro the widow of Alonzo Albornoz de Sosa. Bernabe and Beatris came to Nuevo Leon in 1604. In Nuevo Leon he occupied important government positions and discovered the mines of Nicolas de Tolentino. He also served as mayor of Saltillo, Coahuila in 1616.

Bernabe de las Casas and Beatris Navarro Rodriguez had the following children:

  • 1. + 3 i. Beatris3 de la Casas Navarro.
  • 2. 4 ii. Bernabe de las Casas Navarro.

http://longoriaf.tripod.com/Casas.htm#Generations

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1. CAPTAIN BERNABE2 DE-LAS-CASAS (MIGUEL1)

  • was born Abt. 1573 in Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain, and
  • died Abt. 1637 in Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  • He married Dona MARIA-BEATRIZ NAVARRO-RODRIGUEZ-CASTANO-SOSA Abt. 1602 in New Mexico, daughter of Don JUAN NAVARRO and Dona MARIA RODRIGUEZ-DE-SOSA. She was born Abt. 1575, and died Dec 1674 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Notes for CAPTAIN BERNABE DE-LAS-CASAS:

In 1598, he was part of Gov. Juan Perez de Onate entrada into New Mexico.

In 1604, he is listed on the census of Saltillo, Coahuila.

Source:

  • A History of New Mexico, by Gaspar Perez de Villagra, translated by Gilberto Espinosa
  • New Mexico’s First Colonists compiled and arranged by David H. Snow.
  • With All Arms, A Study of a Kindred Group, by Carl Laurence Duaine.
  • Origen de los Fundadores de Texas, Nuevo Mexico, Coahuila, y Nuevo Leon, by Guillermo Garmendia Leal,

Notes for MARIA-BEATRIZ NAVARRO-RODRIGUEZ-CASTANO-SOSA:

A.K.A. Beatriz de Navarro. Her first marriage was to Captain Alonso de Sosa Albornoz (Murdered in New Mexico). A daughter from this marriage was Dona Maria-Ana de Sosa Albornoz Navarro who married General Alonso de Farias Trevino.

Source: New Mexico's First Colonists, compiled and arranged by David H. Snow.

Children of BERNABE DE-LAS-CASAS and MARIA-BEATRIZ NAVARRO-RODRIGUEZ-CASTANO-SOSA are:

  • 1. 2. i. BEATRIZ3 DE-LAS-CASAS-NAVARRO, b. Abt. 1604, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; d. 08 Dec 1674, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  • 2. 3. ii. MARIA DE-LAS-CASAS-NAVARRO, b. 1604, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; d. Abt. 1694, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.
  • 3. 4. iii. JULIANA DE-LAS-CASAS-NAVARRO, b. Abt. 1606, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  • 4. 5. iv. ALFEREZ MAYOR MARCOS DE-LAS-CASAS-NAVARRO, b. 1611, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; d. May 1664, Mazapil, Zacatecas., Mexico.
  • 5. 6. v. BERNABE DE-LAS-CASAS-NAVARRO, b. 1612, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; d. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Carries down to 10 generations or about 1893

http://www.somosprimos.com/inclan/bernabecasas1.htm

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Bernabe de las CASAS [897]

  • was born about 1573 in Isla de Tenerife.[897] His father was Miguel de las Casas.
  • He died in 1632 at the age of 59.[897]

Bernabe de las Casas was with Juan de Oñate during his conquest of New Mexico.

Spouse: Beatriz NAVARRO. Beatriz NAVARRO and Bernabe de las CASAS were married about 1602.[897] They met in New Mexico, during its conquest by Juan de Oñate, and she married him after her first husband was murdered.

Children were:

  • 1. Beatriz de las CASAS,
  • 2. Juliana de las CASAS,
  • 3. Maria de las CASAS,
  • 4. Alferez Mayor Marcos de las CASAS,
  • 5. Bernabe de las CASAS.

http://www.raullongoria.net/Genealogy/FamilyTree/b36.html#P1000

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Capt. Bernabé de las Casas's Timeline

1573
1573
Isla Tenerife, Islas Canarias, España
1604
1604
Age 31
Monterrey, NL, Mexico
1604
Age 31
Monterrey, Nuevo Reino de León, Virreinato de Nueva España
1606
1606
Age 33
Saltillo, COAH, Mexico
1610
1610
Age 37
Monterrey, NL, Mexico
1614
1614
Age 41
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
1624
1624
Age 51
1637
1637
Age 64
Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Reino de León, Virreinato de Nueva España
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