Martín Hernández Chillón

Brief Biography: 
There is very little in the documentary record regarding Martín Hernández Chillón. He mustered into the Expedition as a footman. There is a Pasajero record that seems highly likely to refer to the expeditionary. If correct, then Martín was a native of Guadalcanal and the son of Juan González Chilón and Isabel Sánchez. He possibly used his father's name, Chillón, as a way to distinguish himself from the other Martín Hernándezes on the Expedition. Also, there were at least four other expeditionaries from Guadalcanal.
Gender: 
Male
Title (Y/N): 
No
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Spain
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Sevilla
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
?Guadalcanal
Last Known Location: 
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition: 
Footman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
No
Relatives: 
?father: Juan González Chilón; ?mother:Isabel Sánchez
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540:

AGI, Pasajeros, L.1, E.4383 [May 8, 1534, Martín Hernández de Guadalcanal, son of Juan González Chilón and Isabel Sánchez, native of Guadalcanal, to Nueva España]

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [elk hide jacket, sword, native arms, footman]

Other Info:

?Hillerkuss, Documentalia  [Hernández [Chillón], Martín Visita del licenciado Hernando Martínez de la Marcha, oidor alcalde mayor de la Audiencia Real de N. Galicia, 1550, mines of Guachinango, 5 August 1550, the real of Francisco Huerta, escribano, has 2 other houses, among them- "En el asiento de Martín Hernández y de su compañero", p.114];

Piferrer, Nobiliario, 3:94, #1265 [family name from Córdoba; went to Galicia; el origen de esta casa y apellido se cree muy ciertamenta que es tomado del rey don Fernando, y derivado de este nombre en Fernández and alterado despues en Hernández; escudo of sinople and a gold castle de cuyas almenas sale un brazo armado con espada and 2 lions del mismo metal empinantes al castillo, bordura de gules and 8 gold stars]