Francisco Hernández de Arriba

Brief Biography: 
Francisco Hernández de Arriba was not present at the 1540 muster. However, he did act as a witness for expeditionary Alonso de Saavedra in Quito in 1583. In this document we learned that he was a member of the Expedition and that he was born around 1503, making him one of the oldest expeditionaries at thirty-seven years old. He could not sign his name, but did have a rubric that he used as his signature.
Gender: 
Male
Title (Y/N): 
No
Date of Birth: 
1503
AGE-1540: 
37
Age Set: 
35-45
Died on the Expedition?: 
No
Last Known Location: 
Quito, Ecuador
Position on Expedition: 
Unknown
Residence After Expedition: 
Quito
Ability to sign name: 
No
References-Documentary: 

1580-1590:

AGI, Patronato, 127, N.1, R.10 [méritos y servicios: Alonso de Saavedra, 1583] [Hernández de Arriba, vecino of Quito, 80 years old more or less, is a witness] [has known Saavedra for 48 years (since 1535) ] [Hernández signed with his rubrica since he did not know how to write his name] [(witness Lorenzo de Padilla) supo en la ciudad De muchas personas particularmente de Rodrigo de paz maldonado y de miguel de Entrambasaguas y de francisco Hernández como el dicho alonso de saaVedra se havia hallado En lo que la pregunta dize (conquista de las siete ciudades); he saw all this with his own eyes]

Francisco Hernández:

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.4614 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:188, II:9179 [Miguel Hernández, son of Fernando Gómez de Consuegra, vecino of Sevilla, and Ana Rodríguez, to México 11, 1538; his brother Francisco Hernández also came to Nueva España in 1533];

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.897 [April 15, 1535, Francisco Hernández, son of Rodrigo Alonso and Leonor García, vecinos of Puertollano, to Nueva España];

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.1466 [August 16, 1535, Francisco Hernández y Antonio de Salamanca, sons of Toribio Hernández and Marina Álvarez, vecinos of Ontiveros (=Fontiveros, Ávila), a Nueva España];

?Millares Carlo y Montecón, Indice y extractos, II:2450 [fols. 599r y v: December 15, 1537, Francisco Hernández, estante en México, entra a soldada con Pedro de Sosa, representante de bachiller Bustamante, to work on his estancia de ganado en términos de Michoacán for one year; Hernández is to be allow to also have cattle of his father, another Francisco Hernández, that have been kept by Juan de Sotomenor]

Other Info:

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];

Enciclopedia Universal [Arriba: name of 5 aldeas in Galicia, 3 in Coruña in the municipios of Fene, Muros and Puente Ceso; 2 in Lugo in the municipios of Puebla del Brollón and Chantada; 4 lugares of this name, 2 in Oviedo in the municipios of Siero and Villaviciosa, another in Orense, agregado to the municipio de Castro Caldelas, another in Foral de Navarra, agregado to the municipio of Araiz]

Relatives:

?AGI, Patronato, 20, N.5, R.15 [payments to conquistadores and their heirs, a Martín Hernández de Arriba is listed as a son of conquistador Juan Martín de Arriba and brother of Juan Martín]