Capitán Juan López Olguin

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Juan López Olguin

Birthplace: Fuente Obejuna, Andalucía, España
Death: Died in Castillo Jaen, Andalucía, España
Immediate Family:

Son of Juan de Dios López de Villasana and Isabel Ruiz
Husband of Catalina de Villanueva
Father of Isabel Holguin; Simon de Abendaño; Ana María López de Losada Ortiz; Ana López Olguin and Cristóbal Holguin
Brother of Cristóbal López Holguin and Ana López Holguin

Occupation: Soldier
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About Capitán Juan López Olguin

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 Lopez Holguin/Olguin y Villasana, native of Fuente de Ovejuna, Extremadura, Spain, came to New Mexico with his wife, Catalina de Villanueva, and 2 daughters. Through at least one son born in New Mexico, this family was the progenitor of the Olguin family of New Mexico.

As of good stature, black bearded, a scar over his left eye, 40 years old in the Muster Rolls of Oñate.

Listed along with his father, Juan López Villasaña, as an officer in a group of soldiers and civilians that went to New Mexico in 1600, on Captain Villagra's list. Juan Lopez Holguin was an Ensign. He was 40 yrs in 1600. A native of Fuente Obejuna, Extremadura Spain.

Juan López Holguín was an Alférez when he came to New México in 1600. His wife, who came with him, was Catalina de Villanueva. In 1626, he gave his age as sixty-four, saying that he was a "founder of the Kingdom," of New México.

His children were: Cristóbal, who married Melchora de Carvajal, Isabel, wife of Juan de Vitoria Carvajal, and Simón de Abendaño, who married María Ortize Baca.

~The Origins of New México Families, pg. 81

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Capitán Juan López Olguin's Timeline

February 9, 1559
Fuente Ovejuna, Andalucía, España
February 9, 1559
Castillo, Fuente Ovejuna, Spain
February 9, 1559
Fuente Ovejuna, Extramadura, Church of Nuestra Castillo, Spain
February 9, 1559
Fuente Ovejuna,Cordoba,Spain
February 9, 1559
Fuente Ovejuna, Extramadura, Church of Nuestra Castillo, Spain
Fuente Obejuna, Andalucía, España

DESCRIPTION: having a good stature, black bearded, with a mark on the left eye
1600 [2434]
BIRTH: BEF 9 FEB 1559, Fuente Ovejuna, Extremadura, España [2428] [2429]
DEATH: AFT 1626 [2430] [2431]
BAPTISM: 9 FEB 1559, Fuente Ovejuna, Extremadura, Church of Nuestra Castillo, España [2432] [2433]
EVENT: as alferez
position: 1600 [2435]
EVENT: loyalist group who signed the petition in support of Oñate
Member of the: 2 OCT 1601, San Gabriel del Yunque, New Mexico [2436]
EVENT: soldier reenfor: 24 DEC 1600 [2437] [2438] [2439] [2440]
EVENT: a woman named Abendaño
Had child with: ABT 1575
EVENT: to Inquisition officials regarding the case of Diego de Vera Perdomo
testified: 22 MAY 1626, Santa Fe, New Mexico [2441] [2442]
EVENT: banished: 1604, San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico [2443] [2444]

Age 23
Rodrigo, Provincia de San Luis Potosi, Reino de México, Reino de Nueva España

BIRTH: ABT 1582, Fuente Ovejuna, Extremadura, España [10271]
DEATH: AFT 1635, Santa Fe, New Mexico
EVENT: group of women who defended their homes
Member of the: JAN 1599, San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico [10272] [10273]
EVENT: soldier reenfor: 24 DEC 1600 [10274] [10275] [10276]
EVENT: of trafficking in "magic roots"
was accused: 1626, New Mexico [10277]

Age 24
Ciudad Rodrigo, (Present Provincia de Salamanca), Reino de Castille, España