Simón García

Brief Biography: 
Simón García was listed on the 1540 muster as a horseman. Just as is the case with the other García expeditionaries, there is no definitive record associated with this particular Simón García for whom there are several Pasajero records, several occupations, and several areas of residence in New Spain.
Gender: 
Male
Last Known Location: 
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
References-Documentary: 

pre 1530:

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.1, E.3806 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:1299 [Hernán García and Marina García, native of Higuera de Fregenal (=?Fregenal), to Indies, Sept. 7,1528];

1530-1540:

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.1498 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:5407 [son of Pedro Hernández de Aracena and Catalina García, vecinos of Zufre, to México, Sept. 17, 1535]

?Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:10466 [native of Utrera, muleteer, estante in Mexico City 1537, served as soldado for Pedro López), served as muleteer between Mexico City and Vera Cruz for 1 year, for the merchant Pedro López, also in Mexico City];

?Millares Carlo y Montecón, Indice y extractos, II:2354 [fols. 485r-486r: July 7, 1537, Contract from Simón García, native of the villa of Utrera, estante in México, to work as soldado for the merchant Pedro López, managing a mule train between México and Veracruz for one year for 90 pesos de oro de minas, plus food and drink and the use of land, as well of maintenance of a horse should García buy one]

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD61, Inquisición, Vol. 42, exp. 15-16, 1538 [fol.131: 1538, Oaxaca, notary];

1540-1550:

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

?González-Leal, Relación Secreta  [p. 57-67: Pobladores sin indios: includes a Ximón García]

?Icaza, Diccionario, #791 [vecino of Mexico City, native of Geneva, legitimate son of Juan Lomelí and María de la Rosa, a native of Medina del Campo; 22 years since coming to the New World; one of the first 40 people who discovered Peru; is married; holds no office nor has any property with which to sustain himself; requests assistance]

?López de Villaseñor, Cartilla Vieja [p. 283-301: “Lista de los vecinos que recibieron para poblar la ciudad a quienes se les mercedaron solares, huertas, suertes y caballerías tierras, según sus calidades….”-pp. 289-90: Libro 5: 1548, includes: Bartolomé Sánchez, Simón García, Andrés de Miranda, and Juan Fernández];

1560-1570:

?AGNEP, Notaría 3, Caja 3, 1559, Carpeta 1.3 [9 January 1560, Juan Ruíz, procurador, vecino of Puebla gives poder to Diego Begil, vecino, to collect money from Diego de Balon (same signature as AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD110, Real Audiencia, Tierras, vol.19, primera parte, exp.1, 1562) witnesses: Simón García and Francisco Muñoz];

?AGNEP, Notaría 3, Caja 3, 1560, Carpeta 1.4 [30 September 1560, Juan de Lucas and Sebastian Flores are forming a company, a store, assets are: Antón García owes 7 pesos, 2 tomines; don Jorge de Alvarado owes 67 pesos and 3 tomines; Antonio Martín, limestone quarryman, owes 15 pesos; Juan Ruíz, procurador, owes 62 pesos and 6 tomines; Hernan Pérez, leather dresser, owes 7 pesos; Bartolomé Sánchez, carpinter, owes 5 pesos and 4 tomines; Simón García is scribe for 1 pesos, 4 tomines; Alonso Hernández, tailor, 2 pesos and 4 tomines; don Felipe de Arellano 48 pesos and 4 tomines; Pero González, bordador, 173 pesos; Francisco de Vargas, alguacil mayor, 167 pesos and 7 tomines; Alonso Hernández, wineskin maker, 21 pesos];

?AGNEP, Notaría 4, Caja 4, 1566, Carpeta 1.3 [January: Carta de obligación, from Francisco de Reynoso to Diego Cortés abd Pedro Díaz; a Ximón García, vecino and estante in Puebla de los Ángeles is a witness];

?Catálogo, Resumen e Índices [México, 29 julio 1564, Antonio Fragoso Montañés, estante, vende a Simón García, soldado que va a la jornada del Poniente a la China, un caballo castaño dosalbo, mediano de cuerpo, del hierro de Bejarano de Oaxaca [como el que se consigna en el documento], con una estrella blanca en la frente, por precio de 23 pesos de oro común. Firmó. Testigos: Antonio de Saravia, Nicolás de Morales y Francisco López, vecinos];

1570-1580:

?AGI, Santo_Domingo, 99, R.12, N.40 [1570, Francisco de Parada, vecino and regidor of Santo Domingo, Cuba; concerning some blacks sent to the island without license; makes out a testamento cerrado, 14 May 1571 and it is now opened 25 May 1571; in San Salvador del Bayamo he owned haciendas de negros; wants a capilla built in Medina de las Torres; 600 pesos each to doña María de Parada (daughter of Francisco de Vallejo and Bernardina de Parada) and Pedro de Parada; wants a stone and brick church built in Bayamo; will was signed by Francisco; he is sending to Pedro de Ávila 1000 pesos on the next ship for 1571; owes Diego de Miranda 225 pesos; pay Esteban Martín, vecino de Bayamo, 224 pesos [around image 83/9r]; Simón García owes him 74 pesos; entrusted Bartolomé Sánchez with 140 pesos [fol. 11r]; send 1000 pesos with Francisco Gutiérres to Spain; giving 4 slaves to Martín Hernández and his wife Francisca Hernández; Juan de Ribadeneyra owes him 28 pesos en plata corriente que me pidio prestados [fol. 13v]; mentions masses for parents and grandparents in Medina de las Torres; Bernardina is in Cuba; no mention of any children or wife of his own; his albaceas are to trust Juan de Morales in Sevilla with his bequests; signed (no signature)]

?AGNEP, Notaría 4, Caja 8, 1571, Carpeta 1.8 [September 1571, Poder from Francisco de Morales to Francisco Sánchez; a Ximón García is a witness and signs on behalf of Morales (signature different than AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD61, Inquisición, Vol. 42, exp. 15-16, 1538]

Other Info:

?Hillerkuss, Diccionario Biográfico [p.2:211];

?Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:1812.