Julián de Sámano

Brief Biography: 
Julián de Sámano was most likely a native of Santa Gadea (in Burgos province). He was present at the 1540 muster as an unassigned horseman. Julián was a member of Viceroy Mendoza's personal guard and the brother of Juan de Sámano, secretary for the audiencia.
Gender: 
Male
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Spain
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Burgos
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
?Santa Gadea
Died on the Expedition?: 
No
Last Known Location: 
Mexico City
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
Yes
Pre-Expedition Occupation: 
Mendoza Guard
Residence After Expedition: 
Mexico City
Relatives: 
brother: Juan de Sámano
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540:

AGI, Justicia, 259, pieza 2 [visita a don Antonio de Mendoza] [6 Sept 1538, fol. 51r-51v, 4 Jan 1539, fol. 51v-52r, 10 May 1539, fol. 52v, and 19 Sept 1539, fol. 53r list Julian de Sámano as member of Mendoza’s personal guard]

1540-1550:

1540, Feb.: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [two horses, a corselet, chainmail jacket, two elk hide jackets, head armor, native arms]

Priestley, Tristán de Luna and Ensayo cronológico, p.24 [1544, Julian de Sámano, brother of secretary Juan de Sámano, and Pedro de Ahumada requested but were denied a license to trade only La Florida’s coast, I:xxi]

Other info: Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:2572a [without a doubt, relative of the contador Juan de Sámano, in Nueva Galicia around 1538]

Relatives?:

Icaza, Diccionario, #403 [re: father, Juan Sámano, native of the villa of Santa Gadea: Las Montañas [Burgos], w/Garay, regidor];

?AGI, Patronato, 73, N.2, R.3 [1573,méritos y servicios de Juan de Sámano (alguacil mayor of México) and Antonio de Turcios (secretario de la audiencia)] [wife of Sámano: Beatriz de Turcios, daughter of Antonio] [no mention of Julián] [(image 5) asks question about Sámano taking información sobre la rebelión; a son of Juan de Sámano];

?AGI, Patronato, 79, N.2, R.2 [Méritos y servicios de Juan de Sámano e hijo, Nuevo Reino de Galizia, 1587; Carlos, the son, is vecino de México; states that his father, Juan, was "uno de los primeros conquistadores y pobladores del Nuevo Reino de Galicia; Juan was alguazil mayor de México; there is a Juan de Sámano, su hijo mayor, and a second son, Carlos; both sons served "especialmente en las minas de Zacatecas," adding to the royal estate more than 50,000 pesos de oro per year; the sons both served in the "rebelión que hubo en aquel reino el año de sesenta y seis;" don Carlos de Sámano was capitán de la infantería en la guerra de Granada, trayendo consigo a don Felipe y don Gaspar de Sámano, caballero del hábito de San Juan, sus hermanos; in 1579 don Carlos was capitán  y cabo "de todo la gente que fue a la defensa de [Acapulco];" "luego que murió el dicho Juan de Sámano padre de mi parte Vuestra Alteza hizo merced del dicho oficio de alguacil mayor de México al dicho don Juan de Sámano su hijo mayor (at the time of this document both Juans, father and son, are dead);

?AGI, México, 208, N.26 [Informaciones, Carlos de Sámano, February 21, 1565; Carlos is already alguacil mayor de México, so his father is dead; Juan the father participated in the conquest of Jalisco; Carlos had to pay 500,000 maravedíes to get the office of alguacil; when the father died, Juan the son succeeded to his office; then he died; after serving in the Martín Cortés "rebellion," Carlos served in the rebellion in Granada with a company of infantry]