Alonso Maldonado

Brief Biography: 
A possible match for the expeditionary Alonso Maldonado is the individual who went to Santa Marta, Colombia with Junco, as several other expeditionaries did. If correct, then he was a native of Torrijos (in Toledo province) and the son of Licenciado de Llantada and doña Francisca de Peñafiel. Also, because Torrijos was a town within the Mendoza sphere of influence, we may have the right individual. Alonso was present at the 1540 muster as an unassigned horseman.
Gender: 
Male
Title (Y/N): 
No
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Spain
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Toledo
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
?Torrijos
Last Known Location: 
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
Yes
Relatives: 
?parents: licenciado de Llantada and doña Francisca de Peñafiel
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540:

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.460 [April 2, 1535, son of licenciado of Llantada and doña Francisca de Peñafiel, vecinos of Torrijos [duque of Maqueda, Toledo], to Cartagena w/Junco] [Junco went to Santa Marta, Colombia instead]

1540-1550:

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

1550-1560:

?de la Peña, Oligarquía y propiedad [Alonso Maldonado mentioned as a mercader in Colima in 1550s]

?AGI, Patronato, 181, R.14\13 [1550?, Memoria regarding the pueblos de Culiacán: Per Álvarez, a pueblo in the valle called Pedimeto, 2 leagues from the villa (30 indios); a Medina has pueblos; a Maldonado, has pueblos];

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD72, Real Audiencia, Mercedes, vol.4, exp. s/n, 1555 [fol. 164r: June 1555: grant of a sitio de estancia de ganado menor en términos de San Miguel [de Chichimecas?], as well as two caballerías and a solar para casa y huerta, is made to an Alonso Maldonado, vecino de San Miguel]

?AGI, Contratación, 198, N.20 [Antequera, 14 Nov. 1559, Bartolomé Sánches de Reyna, clerigo, deceased; albacea: Francisco Gutiérrez; 1560 in Antequera; will of Bartolomé: bequeathing 200 pesos tepuzque to a mestiza in the house of Alonso de Canseco, called Catalina, for the good service she gave to him; purchaser of goods: Alonso Hernández, zapatero, Bermudez, Alonso Maldonado];

1560-1570:

?AHMO, Actas de Sesiones, Libro 1, 1564-1642 [Jan. 1, 1564, Alonso Maldonado, candidate for alcalde ordinario, vecino]

1570-1580:

?Acuña, Relaciones Geográficas del Siglo XVI: Guatemala, Tomo I [Zapotitlán: 1579 Xicalapa; estancias of Maldonado]

Relatives?:

?AGI, México, 22 [1590, Alcaldes Mayores: Luis Maldonado, son of a fiscal and poblador antiguo, Hacotlalpa];

?AGI, Indiferente General, 1379 [Francisco Maldonado son of Alonso de Maldonado and Elena de Tórres, naturales of the villa of Chinchon, asking for a promotion within the church in Puerto Rico];

?AHN, Inquisición, 1575, exp.372 [Informaciones genealógicas de fray Alonso Maldonado, y de su sobrino, fray Gregorio, pretendientes ambos a calificadores del Tribunal de la Inquisición de México. Sólo es la genealogía, no date, not digitized: fray Alonso is a Franciscan and “ha sido muchas veces en esta provincia del santo evangelio de mexico en la nueva españa hijo legitimo de Pedro Velazquez Ortíz y de Leonor Martín de Figueroa (these are also the maternal grandparents of fray Gregorio) ; padres y abuelos paternos y maternos, todos vecinos y naturales de la villa de Alcalá del Río dos leguas de Sevilla]