Martín de Villaroya

Brief Biography: 
Martín de Villaroya was present at the 1540 muster as a well-equipped horseman. He was also the son-in-law of expeditionaries Alonso Sánchez and Francisca de Hozes. The documentary record loses sight of him after the muster, which may indicate that he died on the Expedition.
Gender: 
Male
Title (Y/N): 
No
Last Known Location: 
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
European Social Status: 
Commoner
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
Pre-Expedition Occupation: 
Tailor
Married: 
Yes
Name of Spouse: 
Catalina de Hoçes
Name of Children: 
Jeronimo, María de Lara
Relatives: 
son-in-law of Alonso Sánchez and Francisca de Hozes
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540:

Millares Carlo y Montecón, Indice y extractos, II:1909 [fols. 88v – 89r: Agreement by Martín de Villarroya, tailor, vecino of México, to act as depositorio for 70 pesos owed to Juan Jiménez, merchant];

AGI, Contaduría, 662 [in March 1536 in Mexico City a Martín de Villarroya buys 160 cargas de cal from Tetevanco for 10 pesos];

APSM, “Bautismos de Españoles, 1536-1746” [fol.25r: Martín de Villaroya y Catalina de Hoçes baptized Jeronimo, 1? Oct. 1538, padrinos bachiller Blas de Bustamante, Juan de la Cruz and their wives];

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [4 horses, chainmail vest, native arms]

1550-1560:

Catálogo, Resumen e Índices, CGI [fol.61/61v: 1554, María de Lara, wife of Francisco Hernández, is daughter of Catalina Hozes and Martín de Villaroya]