Diego de Salamanca

Brief Biography: 
Diego de Salamanca was present at the 1540 muster as an unassigned horseman. He may have been the individual living in Culiacán in the 1530s. The Diego de Salamanca who served with Narváez does not mention the Expedition in his statements.
Gender: 
Male
Title (Y/N): 
No
Last Known Location: 
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540:

?AGGEC, Diego Hurtado, Registro 1 [p. 7-9: 1536 Junio 29; witnesses to a poder of Francisco de Villegas, Diego de Salamanca, Francisco Rojo, vecinos and estantes in the said ciudad, Culiacán?; also witness to a poder of Juan de Villalba, June 13, 1536];

?AGI, Justicia, 337A [fol.67v: 1537, witness of the ciudad (Culiacán?) states that he saw that Alonso López, Francisco Rojo and Diego de Salamanca were in charge at the mines]

1540-1550:

1540, Feb.: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [one horse, native arms]

?APSM, “Bautismos de Españoles, 1536-1746” [fol.136v: 4 June 1544, Alonso Gallegos, tailor Catalina García baptized Juan, padrinos were Alonso de la Larera and Salamanca, candlemaker and their wives];

1550-1560:

?AGI, Indiferente General, 424, L.22 [fols. 272v-273r: Real cédula dando licencia a Diego de Salamanca, vecino de la ciudad de México, para llevar a Indias 8 esclavos negros para servicio personal, February 13, 1551];

?APSM, “Bautismos de Españoles, 1536-1746” [fol.5v: 16 Aug 1552 Diego de Salamanca and Francisca Vázquez baptize Diego];

?AGNEP, Notaría 3, Caja 1, 1552, Carpeta 1.11 [Puebla: Diego de Salamanca, vecino of Mexico, estante in Puebla owes Andrés Pérez, vecino of Puebla, 160 pesos de oro de minas for a black slave, and 160 pesos por me hazer buena obra en quatro pedazos de oro, 23 Marzo 1552 (signed)]

1570-1580:

?AGI, Contaduría, 679 [penas deposited in the caja real: in January 1579, the children of Diego de Salamanca, guarantor for Pero López, pay 50 pesos in fine on behalf of López];

Other info: Piferrer, Nobiliario, 3:64, #1214 [family originated from Salamanca and spread to Burgos; in the battle of Araviana during the time of Pedro de Castilla, Gómez Suárez de Figueroa, comendador mayor of Leon died; Sancho Martinez de Salamanca was the capitan of horsemen, protected the dead body, was made alférez mayor; escudo of gold with a red lion in the center and the esquinas cuatro roelas azules cargados de una flor de lis de oro; and #1215 [another line has the escudo - quartered; 1st- and 4th of gold and 3 fajas of blue; 2nd and 3rd of gules and 3 espadas altas];

?Rojo Vegas, Guía de Mercaderes [p. 78: entry # 937, 1539, debt owed to a Genoese by Diego de Salamanca, from Valladolid; reference-Archivo Histórico Provincial de Valladolid, Protocolos, Legajo 6098, no#]