Juan Herrera (c.1580 - c.1679) MP

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Birthplace: Ciudád de México, Nueva España
Death: Died in Nuevo México, Nueva España
Managed by: Ben M. Angel
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About Juan Herrera

He arrived in New Mexico on December 24, 1600

He was an encomendero of Santa Clara and Jémez throughout his lifetime. He was also a soldier.

Member of reinforcements who came to New Mexico in 1600.

Son of Francisco de Herrera, native of the city of Mexico, of medium stature, round faced, light bearded, 20 years old. -------------------- He arrived in New Mexico on December 24, 1600.

He was an encomendero of Santa Clara and Jémez throughout his lifetime. He was also a soldier.

Member of reinforcements who came to New Mexico in 1600.

Son of Francisco de Herrera, native of the city of Mexico, of medium stature, round faced, light bearded, 20 years old.

Juan married Ana López del Castillo, daughter of Matías López del Castillo and María Ana Archuleta. (Ana López del Castillo was born in 1636 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España and died before 1680 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252.)

Juan next married María Juana de los Reis. (María Juana de los Reis was born about 1630 and died after 1692.)

-------------------- In March 1599 don Juan de Onate wrote the viceroy of Neuva Espana and requested additional soldier and families to help strengthen the colony that had been established.

With approval, the recruitment began in late summer of 1599. 65 Spaniards and 25 servants were recruited at Mexico City. By October 1599, recruits, including women, children, and servants, were at the outpost of Santa Barbara in the Valle de San Bartolome in Nueva Vizcaya. After some delay, these settlers began their journey to New Mexico in late September 1600 on the route of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the route that Onate had taken in the original expedition of 1598 and which by now had stopping places about every ten miles. The group arrived at Onate’s colony on December 24, 1600. Many of these settlers became discouraged and disappointed and left in late October 1601. The families that remained from the second wave of colonization are common ancestors for people with Hispano roots in colonial New Mexico.

Juan de Herrera, native of Mexico City, Nueva Espana and his wife, Ana Lopez del Castillo, a native of New Mexico, had at least six known children. --------------------

  1. EVENT: as encomendero of Santa Clara and Jémez throughout his lifetime

position: [504]

  1. EVENT: soldier reenfor: 24 DEC 1600 [505] [506]

[504] [S2200] ORIGINS OF NM FAMILIES

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[505] [S2200] ORIGINS OF NM FAMILIES

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[506] [S2162] New Mexico's First Colonists

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[113450] [S2200] ORIGINS OF NM FAMILIES

   * PAGE: pg. 45
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Juan Herrera's Timeline

1580
1580
Ciudád de México, Nueva España
1638
1638
Age 58
New Mexico, United States
1649
1649
Age 69
of Guadalupe del, Paso,, New Mexico
1651
1651
Age 71
Provincia de Nuevo Mexico, Virreinato de Nueva España
1653
1653
Age 73
New Mexico, United States
1655
1655
Age 75
Guadalupe del Pa, so,, New Mexico
1657
1657
Age 77
Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
1664
1664
Age 84
New Mexico, United States
1672
1672
Age 92
Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Virreinato de Nueva España
1679
1679
Age 99
Nuevo México, Nueva España