Andrés Orejón

Brief Biography: 
Andrés Orejón was not present at the 1540 muster, but he stated in 1547 that he was a native of Ávila (Ávila province) and that he participated in the expedition, probably as a horseman. Because Andrés stated that he also served in the Mixtón War, it is probable that he was one of the earlier returnees from Tierra Nueva. His parents were Rodrigo Orejón and Ana Vázques de Ávila. When Andrés came to New Spain in 1536, he left his wife and family behind in Spain.
Gender: 
Male
Title (Y/N): 
No
Date of Birth: 
1507
AGE-1540: 
33
Age Set: 
25-35
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Spain
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Ávila
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
Ávila
Died on the Expedition?: 
No
Last Known Location: 
Pátzcuaro, Mexico
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
No
Residence After Expedition: 
Michoacán (Mexico)
Married: 
Yes
Name of Spouse: 
wife in Spain
Name of Children: 
children in Spain
Ability to sign name: 
Yes
Relatives: 
father:Rodrigo Orejón; mother:Ana Vázques de Ávila
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540:

?AGI, Lima, 565, L.1 [fol.193: July 11, 1534 [licencia para pasar al Perú with Hernando Pizarro, vecinos de Ávila...Andrés Orejón]

AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.2774 [July 1, 1536 [Andrés Orejón, hijo de Rodrigo Orejón y de Ana de Ávila, vecinos de Ávila, a Nueva España]

1540-1550:

AGI, Justicia, 263, Pieza 3 [1546, de parte witness, Andrés Orejón, natural de Ávila, residente en Patzcuaro, about 39 years old, (signs his name fluidly); al tiempo que el capitan francisco Vázquez coronado salyo con la gente de culuacan este testigo salyo una jornada con ellos];

AGI, México, 1064, L.1\ 1, “Informes” [fol.272r] = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:402 = Icaza, Diccionario, #1314 [to Nueva España before 1537] [native of Ávila; son of Rodrigo Orejón and Ana Vázques de Ávila; more than 10 years in Nueva España; has always maintained his armas and horse; went to Cíbola; afterwards served in the war in Jalisco; married in Castilla; has 2 sons; he is trying to send for them in order to remain in Nueva España y que envia dichas jornadas perdio y gasto mucho]

?AGI, Indiferente General, 1206, N.47 [15 Nov. 1540, Petition by Gonzalo López, vecino of Mexico City regarding Maximiano de Angulo as a Franciscan; witness: Andrés de Orejon, signed his single statement (no signature on copy) no age]

1560-1570:

?AGI, Contaduría, 664, 1560 [Payments to alcaldes mayores, corregidores y tenientes: Andrés Orejon, corregidor of Çuitla, Metlapan and alcalde mayor of Zacatula, 150 pesos, 21 Oct. 1558-21 Feb 1559];

?AGI, Contaduría, 667A [tributos, 1563: Andrés Orejón, corregidor de los pueblos de Çiutla, Metlapan, Mezcaluacan, and Chiacala en Zacatula, pays 95 pesos of tribute on behalf of those Indians];

?AGI, México, 281 [1563, Probanza for Francisco de Beteta, clerigo, witness:Andrés Orejon, vecino and estante in Mexico City, age of 53 +/-, knows about Zacatula for 20 years having been the alcalde mayor, signed, no signature on copy]

?AGI, Contaduría, 663A [an accounting of condenaciones resulting from procesos- from a residencia taken by Andrés Orejón of the alcalde mayor que fue of Acapulco in 1565]

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD72, Real Audiencia, Mercedes, vol.9, 1567 [fol. 213v (image 424): November 1567: grant of an estancia (named Santa Ana) para ganado mayor to Andrés Orejón, en términos del pueblo de Puruándiro; Orejón is a vecino de México; the estancia is in the Valle de Çuramuato?]