Hernando de Barahona

Brief Biography: 
The Hernando de Barahona that we favor is the son of Hernando Baraona (sic) and María Chacón, who was from Fuente del Maestre (Badajoz). He obtained a license to travel to New Spain on April 16, 1539, the same day as fellow expeditionary Juan Martín. Hernando was present at the 1540 muster as a member of Maldonado's company.
Gender: 
Male
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Spain
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Badajoz
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
Fuente del Maestre
Last Known Location: 
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition: 
Horseman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere: 
No
References-Documentary: 

1530-1540:

Boyd-Bowman II, 1244 = Pasajeros III, #235 [Hernando de Varona (sic), son of Hernando Baraona (sic) and María Chacón, vecinos of la Fuente del Maestre, to Nueva España, April 16, 1539];  [Pasajeros for same day as Juan Martín de la Fuente del Maestre #236];

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster: horse, native arms, in Maldonado's company