Miguel de Santiago

Brief Biography: 

Miguel de Santiago stated in 1547 that he had intended to join the Expedition but fell ill and could not go. In his stead, he sent Juan Muñoz, who unfortunately died at an unknown location in the course of the Expedition. Miguel was a native of Alcáçar de Consuegra (Ciudad Real province) and the son of Francisco de Santiago and María de Montoya Ramírez. He was able to serve in the Mixtón War.

References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

AGI, México, 1064, L.1\1\ “Informes,” fol.270v [native of Alcáçar de Consuegra; son of Francisco de Santiago and María de Montoya Ramírez; came to New Spain in 1527; in the war of Yopelçingos and Motín; worked in the conversion of the natives y evito muchas ofensas que se hacian a dios nuestro señor y quando lo de Cíbola queriendo yr aquella jornada a servir a su magestad adoleçio y envio un honbre a su costa y le dio armas y cavallos y sesenta pesos cada año que se decia Juan Muñoz el qual murio alla e que sirvio en la ultima pacificacion de Jalisco y yendo a este efecto cayo un cavallo con el y le quebro un braço y siempre ha tenido sus armas y cavallo y vive en gran trabajo y necesidad]

Surname: 
Santiago