Domingo Alonso

Brief Biography: 
Domingo Alonso was born sometime around 1515. He was about twenty-five years old when he joined the Expedition in 1540. He was born possibly in Sevilla. He arrived in New Spain before 1538. Domingo was present at the 1540 muster as an unassigned horseman. After the expedition he was in Purificación. An individual with the same name served on the Luna expedition to La Florida in 1560 and another served with Roelas in La Florida in 1565. He most likely could sign his name.
Gender: 
Male
Date of Birth: 
ca. 1515
AGE-1540: 
25
Age Set: 
25-35
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Spain
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
?Sevilla
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
?Sevilla
Died on the Expedition?: 
No
Last Known Location: 
Purificación, Mexico
Residence After Expedition: 
Purificación, Mexico
Ability to sign name: 
Yes
References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [5 horses, elk hide jacket, native arms]

AGI, Justicia, 339, N.1, R.1, “Residencia … Francisco Vázquez de Coronado,” [Alonso, estante en la villa de Purificación, about 30 years old, is de parte witness] [Alonso could evidently sign his name, although the usual phrase does not appear at the end of his testimony] [has known Vázquez de Coronado  since about 1538] [este testigo vido traer Una Barra de oro en la mano a un criado del dicho francisco Vázquez e que le oyo decir que la traya para conprar cosas nesçesarias para casa del dicho francisco Vázquez de bastimentos] [saw a horse of Vázquez de Coronado die on expedition]

1560-1570:

 ?Luna Papers, Priestley, ed. [2:77: 1560, a Domingo Alonso in Florida with Luna, signed his name?, in the company of Álvaro Nieto; 1:247: in the company of 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];

?AGI, Contratación, 2925, N.1, “Papeles de armada, 1538-1572” [a document details the salaries for those going to La Florida in 1565 under captain general Pedro de las Roelas; for example a Juan Martínez, artillero, 3,200 maravedíes; and an Antonio Gómez, capitán de la artillería, 3,750 maravedíes; a Juan Barbero, soldado, vecino de Sevilla, receives 1,600 maravedíes; he is right next to a Domingo Alonso, soldado, vecino de Sevilla, who receives the same amount]

1570-1580:

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD61, Inquisición, Vol. 225, exp. 46, 1574 [fol. 206]; 

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD61, Inquisición, Vol. 74, exp. 40, 1572 [fol.223: #205 contra Domingo Alonso, portuguese, married twice; Mexico, 24 Sept. 1574; Pedro Morera says: in Villanova de los Alparves where Domingo Alonso is a native, he married Francisca Fritosa and was married (according to his mother) for 13 years; a primo of Francisca Fritosa told him that he knew Domingo Alonso to be married here with a mulata and lives past the puente de Santo Domingo and is an harriero, going and coming to Chiametla]

1580-1590:

?AGNot, Fichas1, CD [p.258: Venta de una mula, Martín Domínguez to Domingo Alonso, residente en México, 1581]

Relatives:

?Himmerich, Encomenderos, 118 [Rodrigo Alonso, poblador, vecino of Colima] [possibly his father?];

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.7, E.2130 [Dec. 2, 1592, Juan Alonso, native of Jaraicejo, son of Domingo Alonso and Isabel Gómez = ?AGI, Contratación, 5235, N.1, R.6 [wife Isabel López]

Other Info:

Piferrer, Nobiliario, 3:124-125, #1286 [family name comes from Latin, and Greek, alphos, meaning white; possibly coming from a son of Alonso the Catholic; from Asturias; the line is in Madrid in the late 1300s with don Juan Alonso and Pedro Alfonso; a line of the family is established in Villena and called Medina; escudo in 4ths - 1st and 4th of gules and a gold Castillo almenado, sumado de 2 towers, the middle one taller - the 2nd and 3rd of blueand a fleur de lis of silver]

Piferrer, Nobiliario, 4:182, #1812 [family name, 1135 under the throne of don Alonso VII of León, Nuño Alonso flourished; alcaide of the castillo de Mora; vanquished the Moorish king of Sevilla and the one in Córdoba; for that act the king gave him the title of Prince of the Toledo Militia]