Luis de Figueredo

Brief Biography: 
Luis de Figueredo himself reported that he was a native of Ebora, Portugal and the son of Gonzalo de Figuerõa and Malgarida Cordosa. He stated that he had come to the Indies in about 1526 at the age of 11, serving in Cartagena and Santa Marta, Colombia. By 1539 he was in New Spain. He was about twenty-five years old when he went on the Expedition. He was present at the 1540 muster and listed as a horseman. After the return of the Expedition Luis was an encomendero in Culiacán and married. However, by 1547 his wife had apparently died.
Gender: 
Male
Title (Y/N): 
No
Date of Birth: 
ca. 1515
AGE-1540: 
25
Age Set: 
15-25
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Portugal
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Alentejo
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
?Ebora
Died on the Expedition?: 
No
Last Known Location: 
Culiacán, Mexico
European Social Status: 
Hidalgo
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
No
Post Expedition Occupation: 
Encomendero
Residence After Expedition: 
Culiacán (Mexico), Cuba
Married: 
Widowed
Relatives: 
Parents: Gonzalo de Figuerõa and Malgarida Cordosa
References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [Luis de Pigredo, 1 horse, native arms]

González-Leal, Relación Secreta  [p. 73-78: long list of persons of mixed residence: includes a Luis de Figueredo; pp. 92-95: Vecinos de la provincía de Culiacán: Luis de Figueredo, vecino, married, has Indians];

AGI, Patronato, 216, N.2 [Proceso de Nuño de Chávez] [información de parte, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, 1545] [Figueredo, witness] [vecino of San Miguel de Culiacán; about 30 years old; has known Vázquez de Coronado for 6 years] [Figueredo at battle of Cíbola, not at battle of Tiguex, because he had been sent with dispatches to Señora] [Figueredo: plenty of food in Tiguex, does not remember many horses dying or more people than usual sick] [Figueredo refers to the Guaches or Guaces in the far plains] [could sign his name-no signature on copy];

Papeles de Nueva España, “Suma de visitas” [p.47: En Luis de Figueredo: Abucho, Çeutla, Ocohila, en Culiacán - Estas estancias estan juntos en el Valle: estan 10 leguas de la villa y 15 de las minas; tienen 24 casas y en ellas 53 indios; entran con estos otras 3 estançuelas las quales no dan tributo mas de que vienen a hazer con los de Çeutla 1 sementera de maiz; danle algun pescado y naborias para sus ganados]

AGI, México, 1064, L.1\1\, “Informes”  = Icaza, Diccionario, 1334 [fol.275r: listed under unmarried or widowers; native of Ebora in Portugal; son of Gonzalo de Figuerõa and Malgarida Cordosa; 21 years in these places; served in Cartagena, Santa Marta, Beneçuxla, Cuba Agua at his own cost with his arms and horse; it will be 8 years in Nueva España; he is hijodalgo; poor; knows no office; no mention of Vázquez de Coronado ];

1550-1560:

AGI, Contratación, 467, N.1, R.2 [1560, bienes de difuntos, Alonso Jiménez, vecino of San Salvador de Bayamo, Cuba; son of Hernan González and Isabel Jiménez, natives of Fuente de Cantos, maestrazgo de Santiago, died in San Salvador; in the name of Antón Martín, Cristóbal Jiménez, Leonor Jiménez, Francisco Jiménez, Alonso Jiménez, Catalina Hernández; taking place in Llerena, Spain; those listed are the children of Francisco Jiménez, deceased from the villa of Puebla in the maestrazgo, who in turn was the son of Alonso Jiménez, deceased in San Salvador; will presented-8 Feb. 1559; Alonso is dead; ordering masses for his children, Alonso Jiménez and Ynés Jiménez and a nephew who died in Campeche; giving 6 yeguas to Catalina Hurtado, wife of Francisco Rodríguez; bequest to his son Hernan Jiménez; me deve Rodrigo Martín vecino que fue del la Havana o Luis de Figueredo como persona que llevo mi poder para los colnear/col-xar(?) del lo procedido de 40  cueras que le invie a la dicha Havana; wishes to endow a capellania in the hermita of Santa María la Hermosa in Fuente de Cantos; he confesses that he owes Luis de Figueredo, vecino of this villa (San Salvador), 19 cueros vacunos]

Other Info:

Hillerkuss, Diccionario Biográfico, vol.2  [1542 is married and has repartimiento de indios; 1548 encomendero of the estancias de Abucho, Ceutla, Ocohila in the Valle de San Lorenzo, 53 tributarios; Comments that it may be Icaza, Diccionario's but he isn't sure, p.2:136];