Baltasar de Azevedo

Brief Biography: 
Baltasar de Acevedo was born in La Puebla de Montalbán (modern Toledo province), thus he had a connection to the Mendoza clan through the Marqués de Villena. He was the son of Diego Dómez and Luisa de Azebedo. He was also paid a salary in November 1539 by the viceroy Mendoza, just prior to the expedition leaving Mexico City. He was present at the 1540 muster as an unassigned horseman.
Gender: 
Male
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Spain
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Toledo
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
?La Puebla de Montalbán
Last Known Location: 
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
Yes
Relatives: 
parents: Diego Domez and Luisa de Azebedo
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540

AGI, Justicia, 258, pieza 1, “Relación de los salarios” [fol.799:a balthasar de açebedo...L pesos]

1540-1550

1540,Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [Azevedo, horse, native arms]

Icaza, Diccionario, #1181 [vecino of Purificación, native of La Puebla de Montalbán, Toledo [señorío de la Puebla de Montalbán, 1573 became condado], son of Diego Dómez and Luisa de Azebedo];

Acuña, Relaciones Geográficas: Nueva Galicia [p.210: Villa de la Purificación: 1585, Acevedo is listed];

1550-1560

?Luna Papers, Priestley, ed. [1:247: 1560, with Luna in Florida, a Acevedo served under Jaramillo];

?AGI, Justicia, 1013, N.2, R.1, “Autos entre partes, México, 1561” [Tristán de Luna y Arellano, vecino de la ciudad de Oaxaca, con don Luis de Velasco, Virrey de Nueva España, sobre haberle este privado injustamente de cierto encargo que se le había dado en la jornada de la Florida: fols. 112v-113v, la copia de la gente que hay sana para poder yr- includes a Juan Muñoz de Sayas, a Luis Hernández, an Antón Martín, a Pero Hernández, a Pedro de Écija, an Alonso González, a Francisco Rodríguez, a Graviel López, an Alonso Martín, a Francisco Martín, the wife of Juan Xaramillo, an Azebedo , and a Domingo Alonso];

Relatives:

?Hernando de Azebedo, brother: AGI, Justicia, 339, N.1, R.1, “Residencia … Francisco Vázquez de Coronado,” [witness, September 1544: Hernando de Azebedo, public scribe of Purificación, 30 years old, knows Vázquez de Coronado 7 years];

Other Info:

Piferrer, Nobiliario, 3:100, #1272 [family name originated from Alonso Pérez de Acebedo in Portugal; served under Alonso VI in the conquest of Toledo, 1086; quartered escudo, 1st and 4th of gold and un acebo, the 2nd and 3rd of silver and a wolf, bordura general de gules and 8 aspas of gold]