Francisco de Parada

Brief Biography: 
Francisco de Parada was present at the 1540 muster as a member of Gutiérrez de la Caballería's company. Other than that fact, the documentary record does not with certainty give us any further information. It is possible that the expeditionary is the individual in Cuba, which would make him a native of Medina de las Torres (Badajoz province).
Gender: 
Male
Title (Y/N): 
No
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Spain
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Badajoz
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
?Medina de las Torres
Last Known Location: 
Santiago, Cuba?
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
No
Residence After Expedition: 
Cuba?
Relatives: 
father: ?Alonso de Parada
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540:

AGI, Santo_Domingo, 1121, L. 1 [fol. 145r-146r: 20-05-1533 [devolución de indios, naborías y hacienda en Cuba a Francisco de Parada] [Parada is hijo del licenciado Alonso de Parada, difunto, oidor que fué de la Audiencia de Nueva España];

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [1 horse, elk hide jacket, native arms, in Gutiérrez de la Caballería's company]

“Disposal of the Juan Jiménez Estate,” in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 27  [April 9, 1542, Parada is witness to obligación of Rodrigo Trujillo to buy one of Jiménez’s horses, on Río Frio]

1550-1560:

?AGI, Indiferente General, 1209 [20 March 1550, Santiago, isla de Fernandina, Francisco de Parada; factor and veedor is asking for his salary];

1560-1570:

?AGI, Contratación, 467, N.1, R.2 [1560, bienes de difuntos, Alonso Jimenez, vecino of San Salvador de Bayamo, Cuba; son of Hernán González and Isabel Jimenez, natives of Fuente de Cantos, maestrazgo de Santiago, died in San Salvador; will presented-8 Feb. 1559; Alonso is dead; 6 Feb. he says he was very sick on the 1st when he dictated his will and he forgot a few things; dixo que por quanto al dicho senor Francisco de Parada no pod (puede?) venir a entender en sus haciendas por tanto que la tenençia de grangeria dellos lo encarga al dicho Juan de Vergara...; he didn't sign because he was unable];

?AGNEP, Notaría 4, Caja 2, Carpeta 1.3 [February 1564, Poder from a Pedro de Rivera, candelero, vecino de los Ángeles, to Francisco de Parada, vecino y regidor de la ciudad de Santiago de la isla de Cuba, and to Pedro González, estante en los Ángeles, herrero, to recover property owned by his brother Gonzalo de Ribera left when he died in Santiago; an Hernando de Orejón had married the daughter of Rivera’s brother];

1570-1580:

?AGI, Santo_Domingo, 99, R.12, N.40 [1570, Francisco de Parada, vecino and regidor of Santo Domingo, Cuba; concerning some blacks sent to the island without license; makes out a testamento cerrado, 14 May 1571 and it is now opened 25 May 1571; in San Salvador del Bayamo he owned haciendas de negros; wants a capilla built in Medina de las Tórres; 600 pesos each to doña María de Parada (daughter of Francisco de Vallejo and Bernardina de Parada) and Pedro de Parada; wants a stone and brick church built in Bayamo; will was signed by Francisco; he is sending to Pedro de Avila 1000 pesos on the next ship for 1571; owes Diego de Miranda 225 pesos; pay Esteban Martín, vecino de Bayamo, 224 pesos [around image 83/9r]; Simon García owes him 74 pesos; entrusted Bartolomé Sánchez with 140 pesos [fol. 11r]; send 1000 pesos with Francisco Gutiérres to Spain; giving 4 slaves to Martín Hernández and his wife Francisca Hernández; Juan de Ribadeneyra owes him 28 pesos en plata corriente que me pidio prestados [fol. 13v]; mentions masses for parents and grandparents in Medina de las Tórres; Bernardina is in Cuba; no mention of any children or wife of his own; his albaceas are to trust Juan de Morales in Sevilla with his bequests; signed, no signature on copy];

?Méndez Venegas, Emigrantes a América, #1304 [Extremadura, natural de Medina de las Tórres, in Santiago, Cuba, 1571]