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Second group of settlers to New Mexico, Dec. 24, 1600

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  • Juan Rodriguez Bellido (1560 - 1627)
    He was a soldier who came with the second wave of settlers who came to New Mexico on Christmas Eve 1600. He was also a member of the loyalist group that stayed in New México while many coloniest...
  • Juan de Herrera (c.1580 - c.1680)
    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 i...
  • Capitán Álvaro García Holgado (1577 - 1636)
    He came to New Mexico with the Second Wave of Colonization in 1600. In 1609, he was a Alférez escorting the wagon-train that brought Governor Peralta to New Mexico. By 1625, he was a Captain, ...
  • Don Pedro Gómez Durán y Chávez (1561 - 1630)
    On January 30, 1626, Don Pedro declared in Santa Fe that he was seventy years old. (P. 7) A different account contradicts by saying Don Pedro testified that he was sixty years old. (Origins, p. 19) (AG...
  • Lucía de Montoya (1633 - c.1680)

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This project identifies those who came with the second wave of settlers to New Mexico, who arrived at San Gabriel on December 24, 1600


Within the first year of settlement, don Juan de Oñate made a request of the Viceroy of Nueva España for additional reinforcements in New Mexico. Those recruited for this second wave of settlement included soldiers, families, women, children and servants. They began their journey north, along the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, in late September 1600. They arrived at San Gabriel on Christmas Eve of 1600. Within a year, many of these settlers also deserted the colony. Again, New México's Hispano ancestors stayed to face the challenge of living in a difficult, yet beautiful, land in Nueva México.


Wiki - History of New Mexico