Juan Bermejo

Brief Biography: 
Juan Bermejo was a native of Torrelaguna which is in the Madrid Province. His place of birth was part of the Mendoza Family territory. Juan was present at the 1540 muster as a footman. After the expedition he was briefly in Mexico City and then returned to Compostela. He was illiterate.
Gender: 
Male
Title (Y/N): 
No
Date of Birth: 
about 1520
AGE-1540: 
20
Age Set: 
15-25
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Spain
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Madrid
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
Torrelaguna
Died on the Expedition?: 
No
Last Known Location: 
Compostela, Mexico
Position on Expedition: 
Footman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
Yes
Residence After Expedition: 
Compostela, Nueva Galicia
Ability to sign name: 
No
References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [footman, crossbow, sword, dagger, native arms]

AGI, Justicia, 339, N.1, R.1 [Bermejo, natural de Tor de Laguna [Torrelaguna?], estante in Mexico City, about 24 or 25 years old, is de parte witness] [Bermejo did not know how to sign his name] [says that Juan Pérez de Vergara was Vázquez de Coronado ’s mayordomo at the time of the expedition; fol. 288v: says that Vázquez de Coronado  took seven very good horses and another 12 or 15 horses “que dio a sus criados” and 15 mulas, quatro negros y tres negras; says Vázquez de Coronado must have spent more than 20,000 pesos de oro de minas; fol. 289r: says Vázquez de Coronado  daba e repartia a la gente que de ello tenyan nesçesidad sin ynterese Reparando e rreforzando la gente del (h)exerçito]

1550-1560:

Testimony of Juan Bermejo and of Vázquez de Coronado’s Purchasing Agent, Juan Fernández Verdejo in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 11 [testimony concerning certain pueblos, Compostela, spring 1552; Juan Bermejo, about 32 years old, has known Vázquez de Coronado  about 15 years, is de parte witness in Compostela; does not known how to sign his name]

1580-1590:

?Hillerkuss, Diccionario Biográfico, vol.1 [p.165: ?1584, merchant in Zacatecas]