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Diego de Borica

Governor

Alta California

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Alta California

Background Information

Employment History

Adjutant Inspector

Janos

Ecclesiastical Judge of the Bishop

Sonora

Affiliations

Founder
Villa de Branciforte

Founder
Mission Loreto

Web References (52 Total References)


Villa de Branciforte Preservation Society

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Alberto de Cordova, a Spanish engineer, and Governor Diego de Borica, came to Mission Santa Cruz to confirm the site across the river from the villa.

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January to June, Lieutenant Alberto de Cordova, and Diego de Borica, Governor of Alta California, seek out an appropriate site for the villa, which is to be named in honor of Viceroy Branciforte.
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July 24, Governor Diego de Borica formally dedicates the Villa de Branciforte at the site.
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This was the type of settler which Governor Borica had hoped to attract. They had military training and could help carry out his scheme of building up a population that could be called upon to defend the coast.


Basques in the Americas 1792-1893

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Diego de Borica

Diego de Borica y Retegui, from Vitoria, Alaba, is in charge of the Presidios of Chihuahua before becoming governor of Alta California from 1794 to 1799. Borica is also a soldier and had served as a Lieutenant Colonel under previously mentioned General Jacobo de Ugarte y Loyola, fighting Apache tribes along the northern Mexican frontier in 1787. Borica is a wealthy man and is married to Basque, Maria Magdalena de Urquidi.
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Borica's health forces him to retire in 1799. He dies in Durango in 1800.
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During the time Arrillaga and Borica are the Governors of Alta California, their close friend, Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, also from Vitoria, is President of the Alta California missions (1785 to1803.)


El Paso Soldiers During the American Revolution

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*Diego de Borica, 36, Capt., San Elizario, md María Magdalena Urquidi, S, 15, of San Bartolomé, 1779, prenup:43. He was Commandant at San Elizario in 1781,, prenup:66. Inspector of Presidios, 1789, T:15. He was later Governor of California. His service record is in Legajo 7275, VII, 4.


The pueblo was inspired by the ...

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The pueblo was inspired by the viceroy of New Spain, the Marqués of Branciforte, and California Governor Diego de Borica.


Diego de ...

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Diego de Borica

Diego de Borica y Retegui, from Vitoria, Alaba, is in charge of the Presidios of Chihuahua before becoming governor of Alta California from 1794 to 1799. Borica is also a soldier and had served as a Lieutenant Colonel under previously mentioned General Jacobo de Ugarte y Loyola, fighting Apache tribes along the northern Mexican frontier in 1787. Borica is a wealthy man and is married to Basque, Maria Magdalena de Urquidi.
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Borica's health forces him to retire in 1799.
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During the time Arrillaga and Borica are the Governors of Alta California, their close friend, Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, also from Vitoria, is President of the Alta California missions (1785 to1803.)

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