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Elena Domínguez de Mendoza

Birthplace: Ciudad de México, Reino de México, Virreinato de Nueva España
Death: Died in Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Virreinato de Nueva España
Cause of death: Killed by Pueblo Indians during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Juan Bartolomé Domínguez and Elena Ramírez de Mendoza
Wife of Pedro Duran Y Chavez and Sargento mayor Pedro Durán y Cháves
Mother of Fernando II Duran Y Chavez and Fernando Durán y Chávez
Sister of Francisco Domínguez de Mendoza; Juan Bartolome (Tome) "El Mozo" Domínguez de Mendoza; Damiana Domínguez de Mendoza; Juana de la Cruz Domínguez; Francisca Domínguez and 3 others

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About Elena Domínguez de Mendoza

On August 8, 1625, Tomé Domínguez de Mendoza, merchant and citizen of the City of Mexico," and his wife, Elena de la Cruz, gave power of attorney to Francisco Franco authorizing him to go to Vera Cruz to obtain legal proof of the lineage of the said Elena de la Cruz. In Vera Cruz, August 30-September 10, a formal inquiry was made in the usual form. Six witnesses were examined who testified: (1) that Elena de la Cruz was the daughter of Benito París and Leonor Francisco, deceased citizens of Vera Cruz; (2) that her paternal grandparents were Juan Gonzáles and Isabel Gallega, former residents of Vera Cruz; (3) that her maternal grandparents were Francisco de Mendoza3 and Leonor de Grisaldos, citizens of Puerto de Santa María in Spain; and (4) that the said parents and grandparents were "old Christians," unstained by any mixture of blood with Moors, Jews, conversos, or persons who had been tried and punished by the Holy Office of the Inquisition.

[Sources: B.N. Madrid, MS 19258 (photos 106-12). The original probanza consists of eight unnumbered leaves. All the essential facts are given in this summary. The name of the maternal grandfather helps to explain the fact that Elena de la Cruz was also known as Elena Ramírez de Mendoza. In testimony before the tribunal of the Holy Office, April 27, 1663, Christóbal de Anaya Almazán testified that his wife was Leonor Ramírez de Mendoza, daughter of Tomé Domínguez de Mendoza and Elena Ramírez de Mendoza. Proceso y causa criminal contra Christobal de Anaya, por proposiciones hereticas. A.G.N., Inquisición, tomo 582, exp. 2.]

Elena’s family apparently came from Cádiz Province in Andalucía. The town of Puerto de Santa María is located there not far from the city of Cádiz. By far, the largest number of our Spanish ancestors came from the Andalucía region. [Andalusia in English]

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Ciudad de México, Reino de México, Virreinato de Nueva España
Age 31
Bernalillo, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino 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]

Age 31
Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States
August 1680
Age 60
Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Virreinato de Nueva España