Francisco de Madrid, I (1593 - 1660) MP

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Birthplace: Toledo, La Mancha, Reino de Castilla, España
Death: Died in Santa Fe, Provincia de Nuevo Mexico, Virreinato de Nueva España
Occupation: Wagon Train Master
Managed by: Jacob McIntyre
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About Francisco de Madrid, I

Francisco de Madrid came to New Mexico in 1603, and brought 10 new soldiers and four friars along with him. In 1626 he boasted that he was one of the "ancient settlers." At this time he is mentioned as the brother-in-law of Pedro Márquez. His wife was María de la Vega Márquez.

By 1639, he was a Captain when he gave his age as forty-six. In 1641, Francisco was a member of the Santa Fé Cabildo, or town council.

His children to all appearances, were: Francisco II, Francisca, wife of Juan Varela de Losada; and María, nicknamed "Mariaca." An Alférez, Cristóbal de Madrid, who escorted some colonists to New Mexico in 1641, might have been another son, or perhaps the elder Francisco was meant since Cristóbal is not heard of again.

~The Origins of NM Families, pgs. 65-66

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Francisco de Madrid, I's Timeline

1593
1593
Toledo, La Mancha, Reino de Castilla, España
1614
1614
Age 21
Santa Fe, Provincia de Nuevo Mexico, Virreinato de Nueva España
1626
1626
Age 33
Nuevo Méjico, Los Santos, Panama
1637
1637
Age 44
New Mexico, United States
1660
1660
Age 67
Santa Fe, Provincia de Nuevo Mexico, Virreinato de Nueva España