Diego de Cervatos

Brief Biography: 
All we know about Diego de Cervatos is that he was an unassigned horseman on the Coronado Expedition and possessed several pieces of chainmail. It is possible that the lack of a documentary record indicates that he died on the expedition.
Gender: 
Male
Last Known Location: 
Quivira (near Lyons, Kansas)
References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

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

Castañeda in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 28 [fol. 79r: Cervantes had Turco in custody] [possibly Juan de or his son went] (We think the muster is correct and Castañeda is not)

Relatives:

?ARChV, PL Civiles, Pérez Alonso (F), Caja 988, 5 to 989, 1 [Pleito de Teresa de Miranda, de Burgos; Pedro de Melgosa, de Burgos; Pedro Fernández de Angulo, de Quintanilla de Pienza (Burgos); Lope de Bustillo, de Espinosa de los Monteros (Burgos), sobre Petición de Teresa de Miranda y Pedro de Melgosa, su hijo, para que Pedro Fernández de Angulo, Lope Bustillo y otros, como poseedores de los bienes de Francisco Sarmiento, hagan efectivo el saneamiento y evicción de los 329.500 maravedíes del juro que Francisco Sarmiento vendió a Antonio de Melgosa sobre las tierras que poseía en la merindad de Villadiego, las cuales había hipotecado a la dote de su mujer quien las había reclamado, 1530, not digitized: doña Teresa de [Miranda] Melgosa, muger que fue de Antonio de Melgosa difunto [vecino y regidor que fue de la ciudad de Burgos], como curadora de sus hijos, con María Cruzada, vecina de la villa de Fresno; los hijos y herederos de Antonio de Melgosa: Pedro de Melgosa, Andrés de Melgosa, Ortega de Melgosa, Pablo de Melgosa y Diego de Melgosa; the case begins with a demanda from doña Teresa that was reviewed in audiencia in Valladolid in July 1530; the case concerns a juro in the amount of 34,000 maravedíes de rentas de la merindad de Villadiego; payment was to be from properties in Melgar de don Fernanmental, Arenillas de Río Pisuerga, Villamayor, Sordillos, Malyallos, Castromorca, Villrivaldo, Los Barrios, Peones de Amaya, Quintanilla de Río Fresno, Villegas, Villalavilla, and still other places; the original juro is dated August 1507; in January 1526, a licenciado Francisco de Cerbatos del Castillo is alcalde en Burgos; Antonio de Melgosa had died about two and a half years previously; he left these legitimate children: Ortega, Pablo, Diego y Agueda de Melgosa y María Sánchez de Melgosa, “todos cinco menores de hedad…Ortega e Pablo e Diego menores de cada catorze años e las dichas Agueda e María Sánchez de doce;” doña Teresa is named tutora y curadora of all five of her children; in another document dated in 1531 doña Teresa appears with her children Andrés de Melgosa Miranda and Pablo de Melgosa; Andrés and Pablo now testify as to the identity of another man; in 1533 Andrés de Melgosa Miranda is now conducting the case on behalf of himself, his mother, and his siblings, suggesting that he has reached majority; April 1531: “probanza de la muger e hijos de antonio de melgosa:” a witness is an Alonso de Medina, vecino de Medina de Pumar, more than 60 years old], he knows doña Teresa and all her sons, Andrés, Ortega, Pablo, and Diego; another witness, Juan de Pereda, 60 years old, also knows Teresa and her sons, Pedro, Andrés Ortega, and Pablo]

Other Info:

Icaza, Diccionario, #378 [Jorge Carrillo says he is a native of Toledo and that his father was don García de Toledo y Çervatos (there is a Cervatos (fawns) NW of Palencia)]