Gonzalo de Arjona

Brief Biography: 
Gonzalo de Arjona most likely was born in Jérez de los Caballeros in the modern day province of Badajoz. He probably is the individual of the same name who went to Peru with expeditionary Francisco de Vargas in 1537. His parents probably were Ruy Sánchez Arjona and Catalina Álvarez de Randona. Gonzalo was present at the 1540 muster as an unassigned horseman.
Gender: 
Male
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Spain
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Badajoz
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
?Jérez de los Caballeros
Last Known Location: 
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
No
Relatives: 
?father: Ruy Sánchez Arjona; ?mother:Catalina Álvarez de Randona
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.552 [Gonzalo de Arjona, son of Luis de Arjona y Juana Hernández, native of Lucena (E of Sevilla), to Veragua, April 3, 1535; might be a possibility]

AGI, Pasajeros L.2, E.3477 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:1316 [Gonzalo de Arjona, hijo de Ruy Sánchez Arjona y de Catalina Álvarez de Randona, vecinos de Xérez, cerca de Badajoz, al Perú, Feb. 15, 1537] [E.3478 is a Francisco de Vargas] (Jérez de los Caballeros is in Badajoz)

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [2 horses, native arms]

Other Info:

Piferrer, Nobiliario, 3:100, #1271 [escudo ajedrezado de nueve piezas o puntos, cinco de azur equipolados de cuatro de oro]