Antonio de Turcios

Brief Biography: 

Antonio de Turcios, a native of Salinas de Avana (Ávila province), had arrived in Nueva España in about 1527 and was chief scribe of the Audiencia of México by the 1540s. Tucios was often the scribe of record in documents dealing with members of the Coronado Expedition and their peers. He was appointed corregidor of the Native community of Tepeapulco in 1543. He was married and had five children in Mexico City.

References-Documentary: 

AGI, Justicia, 258, pieza 1, “Visita hecha al Virrey, 1544” [fol. 108v: November 3, 1545, witness is Antonio de Turçios, secretario de la audiencia, about 30 years old, native of Sallynas de Anaña; could sign];

AGI, México, 1064, L.1\1\ [fol. 169r: Secretario Antonio de Turçios; native of Salinas de Añava; son of Pedro de Turçios and Maria Martínez de Aramayona; his brother was allcalde of the hijosdalgo of Valladolid; 20 years in New Spain; married with 2 daughters and 1 son, sustenta la honrra de su person e casa;

AGI, Justicia, 268, N.2, Pieza2, "Visitas-México, 1543-47" [1544, Gabriel de Castellanos con Juan de Sámano, alguacil major of México; witness is Antonio de Turçios, secretario de la audiencia, is more than 25 years old, could sign his name];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD100, Reales Cédulas, vol.1, exp.307, 1566 [fol. 268v - 269r: April 1566: Antonio de Turçios has died and is replaed by Sancho López de Agurto as escribano de cámara]

Surname: 
Turcios