Gaspar de Castilleja

Brief Biography: 
Very little is known about Gaspar de Castilleja other than that he served under Hernando de Alarcón as the fleet's accountant. He was also a member of Viceroy Mendoza's personal guard.
Gender: 
Male
Last Known Location: 
lower Gila River, Arizona
Position on Expedition: 
Royal official
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
Yes
Pre-Expedition Occupation: 
Mendoza Guard
References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

AGI, Justicia, 259, pieza 2 [visita a don Antonio de Mendoza] 2 Sep1541 listed as footman];

Alarcón’s Voyage in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 15 [contador for Alarcón];

Relatives:

?Icaza, Diccionario, #1260 [Pedro de Castilleja, native of Lepe, son of Juan de Castilleja and Marina de Torres, came to New Spain with the royal treasurer, Alonso de Estrada]