Rodrigo de Trujillo

Brief Biography: 
Rodrigo de Trujillo was probably born in Veracruz, Mexico to expeditionary Jorge Báez and Luisa, a Native woman, making him one of the few known mestizo members of the Expedition. He was present at the 1540 muster as a footman.
Gender: 
Male
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Mexico
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Veracruz
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
Veracruz
Died on the Expedition?: 
No
Last Known Location: 
Puebla, Mexico
European Social Status: 
Mestizo
Indigenous Social Status: 
Mestizo
Position on Expedition: 
Footman
Residence After Expedition: 
Puebla, Mexico
Ability to sign name: 
No
Relatives: 
father:Jorge Báez; mother: Luisa, india
References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [1 horse, elk hide jacket, native arms]

“Disposal of the Juan Jiménez Estate,” in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 27 [native of Veracruz; son of Jorge Baéz and Luisa, india] [Río Frio, April 9, 1542, prepares obligation to buy one of Juan Jiménez’s horses for 40 pesos] [cannot sign name] [in August 1545, in Puebla, the horse is seized and auctioned off to pay the debt]