Pedro de Ortega

Brief Biography: 
Pedro de Ortega may be the individual in the Pasajero record who was a native of Segovia (Segovia province) and the son of Pedro de Ortega and Isabel de Segovia. He was also quite probably the individual listed among Viceroy Mendoza's personal guard. All that is known with certainty is that he 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): 
Segovia
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
?Segovia
Last Known Location: 
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
Yes
Pre-Expedition Occupation: 
Mendoza Guard
Relatives: 
parents: ?Pedro de Ortega and Isabel de Segovia
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540:

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.2454 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:8005 [April 1, 1536 [Pedro de Ortega, hijo de Pedro de Ortega y de Isabel de Segovia, vecinos de Segovia, a Nueva España]

?AGI, Justicia, 259, Pieza 2  [6 Sept 1538, fol. 51r-51v, 4 Jan 1539, fol. 51v-52r, 10 May 1539, fol. 52v, 19 Sept 1539, fol. 53r lists Pedro de Ortega de a pie in Mendoza’s personal guard]

1540-1550:

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

?Actas de Cabildo, Tomo V, p.163 [November 3, 1547: a Pedro de Ortega, estante en México, is accepted as procurador]

1550-1560:

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD53, Hospital de Jesús, vol.277, exp.5, 1551 [el marques del valle don Martín Cortés contra don Tristan de Arellano sobre ciertas quentas; Oaxaca; 8 March 1553, Alvaro Ruíz en nombre de don Martín Cortés marques del valle paresco ante vm y digo que de alcance liquido fecho con don Tristan de Arellano y con los contadores por la parte del dicho marques y por la suya nombrados el dicho don Tristan de Arellano fue alcancado en 26,219 pesos y 6 tomines y 2 granos de oro comun/ pido a vuestra merced visto el dicho alcance y quentas de donde resulta de que hago presentaciónme de su mandamiento requisitorio y esecutorio por la dicha cantidad de los dichos 26,219 pesos, 6 tomines y 2 granos del dicho oro comun...; account book of the tributes collected by don Tristan de Arellano from the pueblos of the estado del Valle at the end of Dec. 1550; 20 March 1553 makes a poder, vecino of Mexico; 31 July 1553 he delivers a probanza; says he was given and accepted the assignment in Jan 1551 and was at it until 18 May 1552; he visited all the pueblos, haciendas and granjerias that the Marques had, which took 5 months; he used tamemes and canoas to visit Teguantepec and Tustla; witness: Pedro de Ortega, 37 years old, vecino, only has known Luna for 10 years, so doubtful];

?AGI, Contaduría, 664, 1559 [monies spent on explorations: Carta de pago de Angel de Villafaña e de los harineros que recibieron el biscocho que entrego don Felipe en La Puebla 1559: Pedro de Ortega delivered 310 arrobas de çeçina (beef jerky) for Vera Cruz];

1560-1570:

?Catálogo, Resumen e Índices [apprenticeship, México, 4 noviembre 1563, Leonardo Fragoso, tirador de oro, vecino, y Gonzalo Treviño, natural de Sevilla, de 23 años [...]  Testigos: Luis de la Concha, Nicolás de Morales y Pedro de Ortega, vecinos y estantes]

Relatives?: ?AHAG, Gobierno, Testamentos, 1571-1625 [Folder of original documents for the year 1611 [Testamento de don Martín de Guzmán, indio principal y natural del pueblo de Analco, 1611, is primarily in Nahuatl; a Pedro de Ortega is escribano, he signs (might be the son, since the date is so late and his signature and writing seem so firm) [son?];

?AHAG, Gobierno, Testamentos, 1571-1625, [Folder of original documents for the year 1601, Petition from Catalina Rodríguez, widow of Rodrigo Hernández Cordero, escribano público; fol. 2v: September 1601, Guadalajara, a Pedro Ortega is an escribano público; also on fols. 3v, 4r, 4v, and passim] [son?];

?AHAG, Justicia, Capellanías, 1593-1620, Caja 1 [Founder: Francisco Rincón and doña María de Ortega, descendant?]