Juan Fernández Verdejo

Brief Biography: 

Juan Fernández Verdejo testified in 1552 that he acted as Vázquez de Coronado's purchasing agent for Expedition and spent over 30,000 pesos in gold in the process. Juan was a native of Huete (Cuenca province in Spain) and had been in Nueva España since about 1530.

References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

AGI, Justicia, 270, Pieza 4, Residencia a Gerónimo de Medina, 1546 [Juan Fernández Verdejo, Nov. 1540, vouches for witness Gonzalo Cerezo, can sign his name];

AGI, Justicia, 258, pieza 1, Relacion de los salarios...que por mandamyentos del...visorrey...se han mandado pagar y han librado, fol. 819v [a Johan Fernández verdejo...May 23, 1545...cxx pesos];

AGI, Justicia, 268, N.1 / December 18, 1546 [visita hecha a Gonzalo Cerezo, alguacil mayor de la audiencia] [quetion 2 of interrogatorio: six years before don García López resigned the office of alguacil mayor “yendo a la guerra de çibola”] [de oficio witness, Juan Fernández Verdejo, vecino de México, natural de Cuema o Cuerna de Guese o Guete; Cuenca de Guete (Huete is one of the jurisdictions in Cuenca province); more than 30 years old, signed his name] [has been in Nueva España about 17 years] [knew García López de Cárdenas all the time he was in New Spain] [Fernández Verdejo served as teniente de alguacil under Cerezo];

AGI, Justicia, 276, N. 3, Cargos contra Juan Fernández Verdejo del tiempo que fue carcelero, 1546 [only cargos and descargos]

1550-1560:

Testimony of Juan Bermejo and of Vázquez de Coronado’s Purchasing Agent, Juan Fernández Verdejo in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 11 [1552, Juan Fernández Verdejo, vecino of Compostela, more than 35 years old, is de parte witness in Compostela; he could sign his name]

Surname: 
Fernández Verdejo