Rodrigo de Vera

Brief Biography: 
Rodrigo de Vera was present at the 1540 muster as an unassigned horseman. There are several very late documentary sources for a Rodrigo de Vera which may pertain to the expeditionary. However, that leaves a gap of about forty years between the muster and the later documents.
Gender: 
Male
Last Known Location: 
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [2 horses, native arms]

1580-1590:

?Catálogo, Resumen e Índices, 2455, AA290 [fol.541: Mexico 6 Apr 1581, Reserva de fianza, Gonzalo Rodríguez, tratante en Campeche, residente en México, se obligó a que Diego Baena, vecino, no pagará cosa alguna por razón de la fianza, que a ruego del otorgante quedó a pagar a Juan Guerrero, vecino, de 86 pesos y 4 tomines de oro común, por razón del arrendamiento de dos tercios de una casa en que vivía el otorgante en la callejuela de la vuelta de los portales de Juan Guerrero y lo firmó así al pie del arrendamiento, porque no sería justo que Diego Baena fuese molestado ni lastase o pagase la dicha deuda. Firmó. Testigos: Hernán Vázquez, Rodrigo Vera y Diego de Santa Cruz, vecinos] 

After 1590:

?Palomino y Cañedo, Protocolos de Rodrigo Hernández Cordero, Anotaciones, #34 [p. 231: witness in Guadalajara, 11 Nov. 1597, Rodrigo de Vera, vecino]

Other info: ?Piferrer, Nobiliario, 3:68-70, #1228 [family originated from the infantes Carlos de Vera and Luis de Vera, sons of Ramiro I of Aragón]

Relatives: ?AGI, Patronato, 63, N.1, R.7 [1560, méritos y servicios, Juan de Vera; with Cortés, conqueror of Michoacán, Colima, Chiapa, Guatimala; has children and needs financial help; no mention of wife or children by name; relative?];

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD100, Reales cédulas, vol.2, exp. 386 [fols. 361r y v: April 1595, nombramiento de teniente de alguacil mayor de México para Rodrigo de Vera (one would think this man is too young, but there is no hard evidence of that; could this be the expeditionary’s son?)]

?Chevalier, Land and Society [p.162-163: a Santiago de Vera, and Gaspar de Vera];