Antón Miguel

Brief Biography: 
Antón Miguel was present at the 1540 muster as a horseman in don Rodrigo Maldonado's company. After the Expedition the trail of Antón Miguel goes cold. It seems highly likely that Antón is the individual who is mentioned as having died (perhaps on the Expedition), because a fellow expeditionary, Pascual Bernal, married the widow of a Antón Miguel and took over his encomienda.
Gender: 
Male
Date of Death: 
?before 1543
Last Known Location: 
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
Pre-Expedition Occupation: 
Encomendero
Married: 
Yes
Name of Children: 
?a daughter and son
References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [3 horses, native arms, in don Rodrigo Maldonado's company]

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD72, Real Audiencia, Mercedes, vol.2, exp. 480, 1543 [fol. 197r y v: A Pascual Bernal, vecino de Antequera, has married the widow of Antón Miguel; Miguel had held in encomienda the pueblo of Cacalotepeque (Zapotecas); Miguel had left a son 2 years old and a daughter 4; Bernal is granted the tribute of one half of Cacalotepeque, October 1543];

?Papeles de Nueva España, “Suma de visitas” [p.100:Miguel, Anton, son of, Cacalotepeque, en los Zapotecas: Este pueblo esta de la villa 8 leguas, tiene 150 hombres cassados y 40 solteros y 200 muchachos; dan 4 tributos en un ano y en cada uno 20 sabanas y un xiquipil de cacao y 40 gallinas y 4 mantillas y 2 cotonias y cada ano 120 fanegas de maiz; esta en una sierra alta y montuosa];

?AGI, Indiferente General, 1529, N.2 [relación de tasaciones de pueblos de Indios de Nueva España, 1560; "Cacalotepeque en la dicha provincia [Oaxaca] en los herederos de Antón Miguel esta tasado en savanas cacao gallinas trigo maiz que vale seiscientos pesos"];

?Epistolario de Nueva España, vol.9, #485 [p.39: Jan. 1560, Cacalotepeque, provincia of Zapotexas, assessed at 600 pesos in sábanas (altar cloths?), cacao, chickens, wheat and corn];

?Velasco, Relación de las encomiendas [p.50:Cacalotepeque, conqueror, succeeded by legitimate son, small pueblo]

Relatives?:

Juan Miguel, father?: ?Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:5110 [maestre to Santo Domingo in 1525, Gibraleaon:Huelva];

?AGI, Justicia, 339, N.1, R.3 [August 1544, sobre ciertos pueblos] [Juan Miguel is regidor of Guadalajara, father?]

son?: Gerhard, Guide to Historical Geography [p.370, son is Diego Miguel Negrete]

Logic of choice: Because Pascual Bernal [de Molina] married the widow of Antón Miguel, it seems too much a coincidence that these 2 are not the expeditionaries