Diego de Morilla

Brief Biography: 
Diego de Morilla was present at the 1540 muster as a horseman in Diego López's company. It may be that the spelling of Morilla was an error on the muster and if so, then possibly Diego de Morillo mentioned in other documents is the actual expeditionary. This Morillo might also have had a connection with expeditionary Gerónimo Ramos, who also participated in the aborted Junco expedition to Cartagena. If correct, then Diego was a native of Sevilla (Sevilla province) and the son of Francisco Lucero and Beatriz Hernández. Then there is the Diego de la Morilla of the documents who is grouped with other known expeditionaries.
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: 
Mexico City?
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
Residence After Expedition: 
?Mexico City
Relatives: 
parents-?Francisco Lucero and Beatriz Hernández
References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

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

Diego de Morillo:

1530-1540:

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.414 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:9764 (Morillo) [April 2, 1535 [Diego de Morillo, “de color loro”, horro, hijo de Francisco Lucero y de Beatriz Hernández, natural de Sevilla, a Cartagena, con Juan del Junco] [Junco went to Santa Marta instead (we say yes to this)]

1560-1570:

?AGI, Contaduría, 667A [diezmos de plata, 1561: a Diego Morillo diezmo 18 marcos de plata, plus 12 in February, and 12 more in April, in October Antón Martín is in another group, along with Diego Morillo that diezmo 123 marcos de plata; and in October Antón Martín is in another group, along with Diego Morillo that diezmo 123 marcos de plata];

?AGI, Contaduría, 667A [diezmos de plata, 1562: a Pero López and a Diego de Morillo are part of a group that diezmo 466 marcos de plata; a Diego de Morillo diezmo 10 marcos de plata in June, plus 8 in July, and 16 in August, plus 18 in September, plus 12 in October, and 12 in November];

?AGI, Contaduría, 667A [diezmos de plata, 1563: Diego de Morillo diezmo 10 marcos de plata, plus 7, and 21 in December, plus 17];

?AGI, Contaduría, 667A [diezmos de la plata, 1565: a Diego de Morillo diezmo 28 marcos de plata, plus 6, in February 5 marcos more, in March 12, plus 22, plus 4, in May 5, in June 15, plus 22, in July 20, plus 15, in August 12, plus 6, in September 8, plus 3, in October 7, in November 18, plus 4, plus 19, in December 7, plus 6, plus 28];

?AGI, Contaduría, 667A [lo que recivió de quintos, 1565: a Juan López quinto 8 marcos de plata; a Diego Morillo quinto 5 marcos de plata];

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD72, Real Audiencia, Mercedes, vol.5-6, primera parte, exp. s/n, 1560 [fol. 117r:Octobre 1560: license granted to Diego Morillo, batihoja: “pueda hilar y cortar la plata y oro” outside the casa de la fundición, but he must show the completed work to the officials and fol. 136v: October 1560: license to Diego de Morillo, oficial de batihoja, to exercise his office in his house, not to exceed 80 marcos of silver];

?Actas de Cabildo, Tomo IV, Book 7, p.147 [15 Nov. 1563-Diego de Morillo batioja, solar in the barrio de Santa Ana como vamos de esta ciudad por la calzada que va a Santa Ana a la mano derecha que linda con tierras yermas e con casas de indios]  

1570-1580:

?AGI, Contaduría, 679 [in April 1578 a Diego de Morillo pays quintos on 13 marcos de plata, and in May 1 marco, and in June 10 marcos, and in July 7 marcos, in August 18 marcos, in September 10 marcos, in November 4 marcos, in December 2 marcos; in April 1578, a Diego de Morillo pays deizmos on 23 marcos de plata, plus 16, in May 16 marcos, plus 5 and 13, in June 24 marcos, plus 12 and 10, and in July 8 marcos, plus 8, and in August 6 marcos, and in September 6 marcos, plus 29, and in October 6 marcos, plus 23 and 26, and in December 5 marcos, plus 32 and 2; in January 1579, a Diego de Morillo pays quintos on 7 marcos de plata, plus 12, in February 6 marcos, plus 9 and 5, in March 21 marcos; in January 1579, a Diego de Morillo pays diezmos on 25 marcos de plata, plus 13 and 15 and 8, and in February 14 marcos, plus 11 and 10, and in April 22 marcos]

Diego de la Morilla:

?Millares Carlo y Montecón, Indice y extractos, I:1978 [fols. 146v – 148r: October 10, 1536, Poder granted by Gabriel de Valmaseda, mercader, to Jerónimo de León for collection of debts from 55 individuals, including de la Morilla, García de Llerena, Diego del Castillo, Batista de San Vitores, Cristóbal Pérez (de casa del factor), Luis Ramírez de Vargas, Juan Pérez de Vergara, Juan de Salamanca, Diego López (tailor), and Juan Jaramillo]