María Pascuala Catalina Bernal

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María Pascuala Catalina Bernal

Also Known As: "Pascula", "Pascuala Bernal"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ciudad de México, Reino de México, Reino de Nueva España
Death: circa 1626 (53-71)
San Gabriel del Yunque, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Filipe Espinosa Bernal; Felipe Espinosa Bernal; Felipe Espinosa Bernal; Maria Candelaria Espinosa Bernal; Maria Espinosa Bernal and 1 other
Wife of Juan Griego
Mother of Antonio Jorge Griego; María Griego Bernal; Francisco Bernal; Lazero Griego; Isabel Griego y Bernal and 5 others

Occupation: Member 1598 Onate August 18, 1598 (Age 15 years) Defending Pueblo January 1599 (Age 16 years) San Juan de los Caballeros, New Mexico, USA, Defending Pueblo January 1599 (Age 16 years) San Juan de los Caballeros
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About María Pascuala Catalina Bernal

She came to New Mexico with the Oñate Party of 1598.

The village of Bernalillo was named after Pascuala Bernal.

There is a story about her that took place north of Bernalillo in the Pueblo of San Juan. In January of 1599, there was word that a hostile Native Americans approaching the Pueblo. Pascuala and about 24 armed women went to the roof tops to defend the Pueblo.

When it was asked, who is ready to defend San Juan, a fellow female comrade, Eufemia, stood and said they were ready to defend the Pueblo. Oñate showed pride for the women, and they all stood up & fired into the air.

Pascuala married Juan de Griego who traveled from Greece to New Spain. They came to New Mexico in 1598 with their children who were all identified as mestizo. Pascuala was a native from the Valley of Mexico, and one of her adult sons, also named Juan Griego spoke the Aztec's language, Náhuatl. He also served as an interpreter of the Tewa language as well as receiving an encomienda in New Mexico.

~Parientes, La Herencia, Spring 2006


  1. DEATH: BEF 1626 [3292]
  2. EVENT: member 98 Oñate: 18 AUG 1598 [3293]

[3292] [S2200] ORIGINS OF NM FAMILIES

   * PAGE: pg. 41

[3293] [S2200] ORIGINS OF NM FAMILIES

   * PAGE: pg. 41
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María Pascuala Catalina Bernal's Timeline

1563
1563
Ciudad de México, Reino de México, Reino de Nueva España
1565
1565
Tangier, Portuguese North Africa
1582
1582
San Gabriel del Yunque, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1583
1583
1585
1585
Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, NM, United States
1601
1601
San Gabriel del Yungue, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1605
1605
Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1610
1610
Ciudad de México, Reino de México, Reino de Nueva España
1610
Santa Fe, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España