Francisco Roxo (el mozo)

Brief Biography: 
Francisco Roxo (el mozo) was not present at the 1540 muster, or at least was not listed along with his father, possibly due to his young age of 14. Francisco's own testimony in 1566 made his presence known. His parents were Francisco Roxo Loro and Inés López. Given the fact that his father came to New Spain in 1523 and that Francisco, el mozo was born in 1526, then el mozo was a native of New Spain - one of the few native-born of European extraction on the Expedition.
Gender: 
Male
Title (Y/N): 
No
Date of Birth: 
1526
AGE-1540: 
14
Age Set: 
1-15
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Mexico
Died on the Expedition?: 
No
Last Known Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
European Social Status: 
Commoner
Position on Expedition: 
Unknown
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
No
Post Expedition Occupation: 
Interpreter
Residence After Expedition: 
Guadalajara (Mexico)
Ability to sign name: 
Yes
Relatives: 
father:Francisco Roxo, mother:Inés López
References-Documentary: 

1550-1560:

AGI, Contratación, 198, N.6 [Compostela, 2 Jan 1554, Bartolomé de Prado, deceased; a conocimiento contra Roxo, el mozo ; conocimiento contra Alonso López; Gerónimo Orozco, Pedro de Castro, purchasers]

1560-1570:

AGI, Patronato, 60, N.5, R.4 [witness: méritos y servicios de Juan de Zaldívar, 1566] [Francisco Roxo, de oficio witness] [he and his father went on expedition; father was soldado in Zaldívar’s company] [Francisco, 40 years old, interpreter for Audiencia, vecino of Guadalajara];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD110, Real Audiencia, Tierras, vol.3506, exp.1, 1573-95 [Guadalajara, October 12, 1572, Rodrigo de Frías como [segundo] marydo y conjunta persona de casilda de mayoral [first husband was Pedro Cuadrado) contra los bienes y herederos de Jhoan de çaldivar difunto; autos por Rodrigo de Frías, vecino de Guadalajara, and Juan de Zaldívar, difunto [by November 1571], y doña María de Mendoza, su muger, por la posesión de una caballería de tierra [de pan llevar] llamada Toluquilla [en la valle de Tototitlán, en términos de Guadalajara; from Juan de Zaldívar’s interrogatorio: in September 1567 a Francisco Roxo, interprete de la real audiencia, translates the testimony of an indio principal in Guadalajara; most of the witnesses for Zaldívar in 1567 are Indians; signature of Francisco Roxo]

1570-1580:

?AHMC, Caja A8, Exp. 3, documento 264 [p. 13-15: December 29, 1575: a Francisco Rojo is a witness in Sayula and is an estante there]

Other info: Romero de Solís, Andariegos  [1548, encomienda of Cora Indians in the Sierra de Nayarit];

Hillerkuss, Documentalia  [Roxo [Loro], Francisco el viejo, Visita del Licencado Hernando Martinez de la Marcha, oidor alcalde mayor de la Audiencia Real de Nueva Galicia, 1550, mines of Guachinango, 5 August 1550, "En el real de Rojo, una casa en que vive, mas dos de su servicio" [conquistador and pacificador of Honduras, Nicaragua, Los Motines and Mixtón War; went on expedition to Cíbola, encomendero of Cora Indians in the Sierra de Nayarit, north of the Prov. of Guaynamota, but never collected tributes] p.115 and n4; he has a veta del Albarradón in the mines, p.116]

Relative: ?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD110, Real Audiencia, Tierras, vol.2967, exp.85, 1595 [Petición por parte de Francisco Roxo, vecino de la ciudad de los Ángeles; concerning a pleito contra Diego Montiel regarding a debt owed by Simón Díaz]