Luis de Quijada

Brief Biography: 
Luis de Quijada was not present at the 1540 muster. His presence was learned of during Vázquez de Coronado's later defense in which Luis is mentioned as having been Juan de Zaldívar's alférez. It appears that Quijada was in Michoacán prior to the Expedition's departure to Tierra Nueva.
Gender: 
Male
Died on the Expedition?: 
No
Last Known Location: 
Tiguex Pueblo (NM)
Position on Expedition: 
Alférez
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540:

?AGGEC, Diego Hurtado, Registro 1 [p. 22-23: 1536 July 26; Jorge Báez, vecino de los Ángeles, estante in the pueblo of Sayula, sold a silver mine on the outskirts of Zacatlan for 80 pesos to Francisco de Villegas; received in the pueblo of Aguacatlan, the encomienda of Villegas in the presence of Luis Quexada, Pedro Niño and Diego de Villegas. Estantes (no signatures on copy)]

Defense Offered by Vázquez de Coronado in Flint, Great Cruelties [p.356: Luis de Quixada, alférez of the company of Juan de Zaldívar]

1560-1570:

?AGI, Contratación, 576, L6x, 1566-1568 [Libro de asiento de partidas de bienes de difunto que entraban en las arcas de la caxa de Contratación; Luis Quixada, frame 11v-4321 maravedis; 27v- debe 787 maravedis de dieron al Pedro Ochoa peon]