Juan de Orduña

Brief Biography: 
Juan de Orduña, the son of Juan de Orduña and María de Ayala, was a native of Toledo (Toledo province). He came to New Spain as early as 1533 and participated in the pacification of Chontales with Francisco Maldonado. Although Juan was not present at the 1540 muster, he stated in 1547 that he participated in the Expedition and lost an eye from an arrow wound.
Gender: 
Male
Title (Y/N): 
No
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Spain
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Toledo
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
Toledo
Died on the Expedition?: 
No
Last Known Location: 
Mexico City
European Social Status: 
Commoner
Position on Expedition: 
Unknown
Injured on Expedition: 
Yes
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
No
Residence After Expedition: 
Culiacán (Mexico), Mexico City
Relatives: 
parents:Juan de Orduña and María de Ayala
References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

González-Leal, Relación Secreta  [p. 73-78: long list of persons of mixed residence: includes a Juan de Orduña, natural de Toledo];

AGI, México, 1064, L.1\1, “Informes” [fol.279] = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:11359Icaza, Diccionario, #1366 [native of Toledo; son of Juan de Orduña and María de Ayala; is mançebo and ready to marry; 13 years in Nueva España; went with Francisco Maldonado in the pacification of Chontales and later to Cíbola; staying in Culiacán with Captain Bastidas to pacify some pueblos, all at his own cost; in Tierra Nueva le quebraron un ojo de flechazo; is in need]

?AGGEC, Juan de la Torre, Registro 2, p. 5-10 [1548 July 3; sale by Juan Pinzón to Francisco Fernández, witness: Juan Gómez, Juan Fernández, Juan de Orduña; no signature on copy);

?AGGEC, Caja 1, Carpeta 5, Document 130 [p. 30-31: December 1, 1549, Colima: sale of mines, a Juan de Orduña, vecino de Colima, is a witness];

?Romero de Solís, Andariegos  [1548 Oct. 5, witness in Colima, ref. Protocolos, registro 43; 1552, owes 23 pesos de tepuzque to Juan Bautista, doc. 1078];

1550-1560:

?AHMC, Caja A1, exp.20 [Feb 25, 1551, "Juan de Vargas reclama de su cuñada Elvira Montañesa el pago de cien pesos de oro de tepuzque y otras cosas"; Juan de Vargas, says his cuñada, Elvira Montañesa owes him 100 gold pesos and other things; Elvira is the sister of his wife; Juan de Orduña, vecino of Colima (document and signature same as AHMC, Caja A1, exp. 22, fol. 3r) is the husband of Elvira, fol.1-8];

?AHMC, Caja A1, exp. 22 [Feb. 1552; "Catalina Martín, abandonada por su esposa Juan Gómez de Cáceres, solicita licencia para designar alguien que entienda en sus pleitos"; December 1551, Juan Fernández [el viejo] is alcalde ordinario de Colima [signs on fol.10r]; September 17, 1552, Pero Sánchez testifies, declares he is about 33 years old; same day, Juan de Orduña, vecino de Colima, testifies, declares he is about 30 years old [signs on fol. 13v];

?AGGEC, Caja 1, carpeta 5, document 164, p. 45-46 = AGGEC, Diego Veedor, Registro 1, p: 48-54 [September 28, 1552, Colima: a Juan Fernández is mayordomo de la cofradía de Nuestra Señora de Colima; a Juan de Orduña, vecino de Colima, is a witness];

?AGGEC, Caja 1, Carpeta 5, document 111, p. 22-23 = AGGEC, Juan de la Torre, Registro 4, pp 49-55 [April 16, 1554, Colima: poder of Beatriz López; a Juan de Orduña and Bartolomé Garrido are witnesses];

?AGGEC, Juan de la Torre, Registro 5 [p.114-116: Jinesa López, widow of Juan Pinçon, owes money to Pedro Figueroa, Colima, 4 March 1554; witness: Juan de Orduña, Francisco Navarro, Alonso Miguel, Juan de Iniesta];

?Romero de Solís, El Convento de Almoloyan [p. 37: 1554, "Por parte de los religiosos viajó a México Juan Ruíz, a la sazón corregidor de Alima, que obtuvo nueva provisión favorable a los frailes.En el camino de regreso, viajaba con Juan Ruíz el vecino Juan de Orduña....];

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD61, Inquicisión, vol.15, exp.7 [fol.82: case against Juan Fernández Ladrillero, vecino of Colima, Oct. 1556; blasphemy; witness: Juan de Orduña, vecino of Colima; Ladrillero came from Mexico City with his arria and a Francisco Gómez, helped him with the descargar];

?AGGEC, Caja 1, Carpeta 5, Document 122, p. 27 = AGGEC, Juan de la Torre, Registro 4, p. 81-84 [November 2, 1556, Colima: debt, a Juan de Orduña, vecino de Colima, is a witness];

?AHMC, Caja A3, exp.3 [Feb. 19, 1557, "Probanza que hizo Juan Fernández el viejo de cómo le prendió Sancho de Caniego", Juan Fernández, el viejo, teniente de alcalde mayor, Colima; Juan Ruíz, regidor; witnesses: Juan de Orduña (signed?); Alonso Sánchez de Toledo, alcalde mayor; Garci Rodríguez, que fuesen a favorecer al dicho señor teniente de alcalde mayor, que estaba en la posada de Sancho de Canego; mention of a Hernán González; scribe, Pero Sánchez, fol.1-18]

1560-1570:

?AGNEP, Notaría 4, Caja 3, 1565, Carpeta 1.10 [13 September 1565, the indio Matheo Rodríguez, ladino, native of Tepeaca y Pablo indio of Guayoçingo, vecino of the barrio de San Sebastian e mediante Juan de Orduña interprete for their case regarding service with Francisco de Albornoz, carpintero]

1580-1590:

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD51, Gobierno Virreinal, General de Parte, vol.3, exp.434, 1587 [fol. 203v: Nombra por mayordomo del hospital real de los indios de México a Juan de Orduña]

After 1590:

?AHAG, Gobierno, Testamentos, 1571-1625 [Original document, one page from a registro de testamentos, undated, but likely for the year 1600 [a Juan de Orduña, difunto, is listed as one of the albaceas for a Francisca del Valle]