García de Huerta

Brief Biography: 
García de Huerta was not present at the 1540 muster. We learned of his participation from statements made by his father, Francisco de Huerta, in which he stated that he sent a son on the Expedition. There is a Pasajero record for a García de Huerta, son of Francisco de Huerta and Catalina Gutiérrez, natives of Sevilla. García's license was issued in 1534, destination was Tierra Firme. It appears that he either came from Tierra Firme to participate in the Expedition, or he changed his destination to New Spain.
Gender: 
Male
Title (Y/N): 
No
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Spain
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Sevilla
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
Sevilla
Last Known Location: 
Unknown
Position on Expedition: 
Unknown
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
No
Relatives: 
father-Francisco de Huerta; mother: Catalina Gutierrez
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540:

AGI, Pasajeros, L.1, E.4005 [García de Huerta, son of Francisco de Huerta and Catalina Gutiérrez, from Sevilla to Tierra Firme in 1534]

1540-1550:

AGI, México, 1064, L.1\1\, “Informes” [fol.269r: listed under solteros y viudas; vecino of this city; native of Badajoz; Francisco de Huerta, son of García Rodríguez de Huerta and Juana Rodríguez; his father served in Granada at his own cost, armas and horse; 12 years in Nueva España; has maintained his armas and horses; married in Sevilla; has 4 varones and 8 daughters, all of which he offers to bring to Nueva España; he sent to Tierra Nueva 1 son equipped with armas and horses, at his own cost; after his return he paid a large amount = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico = II:894 = Icaza, Diccionario, #1289]

1560-1570:

?AGS, Contaduría de Mercedes, 205,35 [Juro a favor de García de Huerta; carta de venta; 1560-66; carta de previlegio de su magestad que García de Huerta tenia de 18, 816 maravedis de juro to be paid in 1561; Huerta made out a carta de renuncion that Pero Yanes de Corral delivered at court, 26 April  1569; Pablo de Melgosa is in the Casa de Contratación 1566];

?AGS, Contaduría de Mercedes, 205,36 [Juro a favor de García de Huerta; 1569; juro de heredad for himself and his heirs; regarding merchandise coming from the Indies];

1570-1580:

?AGI, Justicia, 811, N.1 [May 30, 1573, García de Huerta, vecino of Sevilla, regarding a dispute over merchandise bound for Nueva España]

Father:  Francisco Huerta, scribe:

AGI, Pasajeros, L.1, E.4004 [Feb. 26, 1534, Francisco de Huerta, son of Garci Ramirez Huerta and Juana Ramírez, vecino of Sevilla, to Tierra Firme (seems to be the father of Pasajeros #4005)];

AGI, Justicia, 268, N.1  [visita hecha a Gonzalo Cerezo, alguacil mayor de la audiencia] [1547, de oficio witness is a Francisco Huerta, escribano de su magestad, more than 50 years old];

AGI, Justicia, 274, N.2 [1546, proceso de residencia contra Juan de Zaragoza] [witness is Francisco Huerta, escribano de su magestad, more than 40 years old, signed his name];

AGI, Justicia, 274, N.6 [1546, proceso de residencia contra Francisco de Huerta];

AGI, Justicia, 271, Pieza 5 [Visita a Juan de Baeza Herrera, escribano de cámara, 1546, de parte witness is Francisco Huerta, scribe, more than 50 years old];

AGI, Justicia, 267 [Visita a el fiscal Cristóbal de Benavente, 1546 [witness in México in September and October 1546 is a Francisco de Huerta, escribano de su magestad, signed his name];

AGI, Justicia, 276, N.2 [Visita a Alonso Pérez Tamayo, 1545 [de parte witness in México in October 1544 is a Francisco Huerta, estante in México, escribano de su magestad, more than 50 years old, signed his name]

Other Info:

Romero de Solis, Andariegos  [p. 199: Gaspar: 1580 alcalde mayor; Francisco (father?): scribe in Mexico at least since 1535; scribe in Mexico and later Pueblos de Ávalos, doc. 122; 1572, scribe in Colima, doc. 781; 1580, alcalde mayor; 1577, 1581, alcalde mayor in Ávalos]

Relatives:

?AHAG, Justicia, Capellanías, 1593-1620, Caja 1 [Founder: Pedro de Huerta, descendant?, 30 Dec. 1623 as albacea of Miguel Alconero];

?AGI, México, 91 [1592, Los cargos de alcaldias mayores y corregimientos que su senoria del virrey don Luis de Velasco aproveydo desde 25 Dec. 1591 hasta fin de mayo 1592; fol.4r - Pedro de Ledesma, alcaldia mayor in Puebla, salary of 400 pesos de minas, a ssido otras vezes proveydo por los virreyes y tiene cedulas de sm; fol. 5e-a don Luis Mendez de Sotomayor, corregidor of Yguala hacia el puerto de Acapulco; fol.5v-Gaspar Huerta, alcalde mayor of Atucpa with 250 pesos];

?AGI, Contratación, 209, N.2, R.1 [1572, death of Juan Martín; 1561- witnesses to the delivery of pesos belonging to Juan Martín- Francisco de Vargas, alguacil mayor, Francisco Munoz; 5 June 1553, Puebla, Will- estante in Puebla, native of Algarrovilla de Mérida, son of Juan Lorenzo (deceased) and Elvira Ribera (his universal heir) both from the aldea of Algorrovilla de Mérida; Juan doesn't know how to write; Gaspar Huerta, vecino of Puebla is a witness and signed (no signature on copy)]