Bernardino de Villagómez

Brief Biography: 
Bernardino de Villagómez was a ship's captain for one of Alarcón's ships going up the Gulf of California and into the Colorado River. He also received a salary from Viceroy Mendoza prior to the Expedition, suggesting a connection between Villagómez and Mendoza. Bernardino later lived in Valladolid, Yucatán.
Gender: 
Male
Died on the Expedition?: 
No
Last Known Location: 
Valladolid, Yucatán, Mexico
Position on Expedition: 
Ship's Pilot
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
Yes
Pre-Expedition Occupation: 
Ship pilot
Post Expedition Occupation: 
Alcalde Ordinario
Residence After Expedition: 
Valladolid, Yucatán (Mexico)
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540:

AGI, Patronato, 57, N.3, R.2 [Probanza: to Nueva España]

AGI, Justicia, 258, pieza 1, “Relación de los salarios” [fol. 800v: Dec. 1539, a Bernardino de VillaGómez...L pesos]

1540-1550:

AGI, Patronato, 57, N.3, R.2 [Probanza: w/Alarcón]

AGI, Patronato, 57, N.3, R.2 [Probanza: w/Alarcón, alcalde ordinario, vecino of Valladolid, describes the Alarcón venture up the Colorado River]