Sargento Mayor Hernán MARTIN SERRANO II1557–
- Sargento Mayor Hernán MARTIN SERRANO II
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- Sargento Mayor
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- MARTIN SERRANO
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|Birth|| about 1557|
|Marriage||Doña Ines … — View this family|
|Marriage||Juana RODRIGUEZ — View this family|
| Birth of a son|
|Capitán Hernán MARTIN SERRANO III|
about 1606 (Age 49 years)
|Death of a son||Capitán Luis MARTIN SERRANO I|
November 1661 (Age 104 years)
Note: Oct 29, 1661: Luis Martin Serrano, held the post of Alcade Mayor and War Captain at La Cañada. Luis wrote requesting payment for 80 fanegas of corn and ten fanegas of wheat...A month later his wife Catalina Salazar described herself as widow of Captain Luis Martin.
|Family with parents|
|Family with Doña Ines …|
Capitán Luis MARTIN SERRANO I
Death: November 1661 — Nuevo Mexico, Nueva España
Capitán Hernán MARTIN SERRANO III
Birth: about 1606 49 — Nuevo Mexico, Nueva España
|Family with Juana RODRIGUEZ|
Copy of a muster roll dated February 10, 1597, Valle de San Bartolomé, AGI, Sevilla, México, 25, N.22, B.3, f. 54v. This part of the record reads, “Sargentos/ Hernan mrn sargento del cappn Juo Ruiz natural de la ciud de çacatecas hijo de hernan mrn serrano con armas entero de su pa [persona]/ y cavo [cavallo] y lleva su muger y familia.”
“Sergeants: Hernán Martín, sergeant of Captain Juan Ruiz, native of the City of Zacatecas, son of Hernán Martín Serrano, with complete arms for his person and horse,and he is bringing his wife and family.”
There is no indication from the records of the period as to the identity of those individuals who constituted Hernán’s “familia.”
Hernán Martín Serrano, a Zacatecan, was one of the soldiers who came with Juan de Oñate in 1598. His legacy in New Mexico is one that most of us know, very notably the fact that he was the progenitor of the large Martin(ez) clan from which many of us descend. It is worthwhile to document what we know about him, especially from the seventeenth century, since when many of the soldiers chose to leave the early colony in 1601, Hernán chose to stay.
Sargento Mayor Hernán II Martín Serrano was born circa 1556-1558 in Zacatecas, Nueva Galicia (Mexico). He married Juana Rodríguez before 1598; no known issue. He was described as a widower in January 1626. He had a son by Doña Ines, a Tano Indian of the Pueblo of San Cristóbal, near Galisteo, New Mexico.
During his lifetime in New Mexico Capitán Martin Serrano (III) maintained that he was mestizo. In 1626 he was referred to as el Mozo (the younger) and the son of doña Ines "an acculturated Tano Indian woman whom they treat as a Spanish woman." His father was the Hernan Martin who accompanied Oñate to New Mexico in 1598.
pg 186 of "Juan Dominguez de Mendoza" by Frances V Scholes, et al.
Copy of a manifest record dated December 7, 1597, Valle de San Bartolomé, AGI,Sevilla, México, N.22, B.3, f. 28r. The record reads: “Hernan mrn: Memoria de las cosas que gernan martin Serrano/ lleva a la jornada de nuevo Mex.co el qua les sargto/ de la dha Jornada de la compania del cappn Juo ruiz/ de Cabrera y lleva su muger Jua Rodriguez.”
Translation: “Hernan Martín: Memorial of the things that Hernán Martín Serrano is bringing on the journey to New Mexico; he is a sergeant of the said journey in the company of Captain Juan Ruiz de Cabrera and he is bringing his wife, Juana Rodríguez.”
There are no recorded accounts that have come to light to confirm that Juana Rodríguez arrived in New Mexico.