Fernando Durán y Chávez, I (c.1610 - c.1668) MP

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Birthplace: Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
Death: Died in Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
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About Fernando Durán y Chávez, I

On August 17, 1644, Don Fernando declared that he had been born in New Mexico and was thirty-five years old, while his younger brother Pedro was thirty-three. This would place their births around 1609 and 1611. In 1660, he gave his age as forty-three.

By April 1, 1669, Don Fernando was referred to as dead in a letter by Fray Juan Bernal. In 1668, the year before, Don Fernando had led an expedition against the Indians of the plains, so he might have died during that campaign.

Fernando married Maria Carvajal, daughter of Juan De Vitoria Carvajal and Isabel Olguin.

He testified against Governor Rosas in favor of the friars and attend the execution of the eight conspirators to get in good graces with the new Governor, Pacheco. But then, the Governor condemned him along with thirteen others to be executed for sedition for his support of the friars. He escaped with his brother-in-law Agustín Carvajal and the others. He later returned to New Mexico and died about 1668.

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Don Fernando Duran y Chávez, I

Conquistador of New Mexico.

December 22, 1692 - January 2, 1693. He and his family are listed on Don Diego de Vargas census of El Paso district.

He signed his last will and testament on February 11, 1707.

Sources

Conquistadors and Pueblos, by Olga Hall-Quest.

Origins of New Mexico Familes, by Fray Angelico Chavez, Revised Edition. Page 160.

To The Royal Crown Restored, The Journals of Don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1692-1694. John L. Kessell, Rick Hendricks, a Meredith Dodge, Editors.

With the Makers of San Antonio, by Frederick C. Chabot.

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Fernando Durán y Chávez, I's Timeline

1610
1610
Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1639
1639
Age 29
nm
1642
January 25, 1642
Age 32
Santa Fe, NM, USA

Corrupt and tyrannical ex-Governor of New Mexico murdered by Nicolás Ortiz, along with twelve other patriots. Rosas is alleged to have had an affair with Maria Perez de Bustillo, the wife of Nicolas Ortiz. Eight of these men were later executed for their involvement. Those involved included Luis Martín Serrano I, who kicked in the door to the room where Rosas was being held at the Casa de Reales, and Antonio Baca, his brother, Alonso Baca, Juan de Archuleta, Diego Marquez, Agustin Carvajal, Don Fernando Duran y Chaves, Cristobal Enriques, Juan Ruiz De Hinjos, Nicolas Perez de Bustillo, Juan de Archuleta, Diego Martin Barba, Francisco de Salazar Hachero, Pedro Duran y Chaves, Diego del Rio de Losa, Antonio De Salas, Francisco Lopez de Aragon, brothers Francisco and Juan II Lujan, Alonzo Ramirez de Salazar, Juan De Tapia, and Manuel de Peralta.

1642
Age 32
Nuevo México, Nueva España
1650
1650
Age 40
1650
Age 40
Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1651
1651
Age 41
Bernalillo, Provincia de Nuevo México, Virreinato de Nueva España

BIRTH: 1651, Bernalillo, Sandoval County, New Mexico [328] [329]
DEATH: 1715, Albuquerque, (Atrisco), New Mexico
EVENT: Was donated land by Manuel Baca
Fact: 1701, Bernalillo, New Mexico [330]
EVENT: member '93 Varg: 4 OCT 1693 [331] [332] [333] [334]
EVENT: Elena Caceras
Had child with: 1674 [335]
EVENT: an unknown woman
Had child with: ABT 1670 [336] [337]

1668
1668
Age 58
Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1673
1673
Age 58
Provincia de Nuevo México, Virreinato de Nueva España
1987
April 7, 1987
Age 58