Juan de Céspedes

AGS, Consejo Real de Castilla, 693,15 [1520, Juan de Céspedes, hijo de Juan de Córdoba, vecino de Burgos, estudiante en Alcalá de Henares, demanda ante el juez de la Universidad a Iñigo de Ayala, vecino de Burgos, por una herencia; poder by Juan de Cordoba, his father, to him, 30 Aug. 1520; Catalina de Cordoba is his aunt and is heir to Alonso de Cordoba; Pedro Garcia de Cordoba is Juan's great grandfather and had a fredad en el lugar de Medinilla with some houses, huertas, tierras de pan llevar, viñas; Juan de Cordoba and Alonso de Cordoba, his sons, were the inheritors; and Juan de Cespedes is the heir of his father and that share should pass to him; it seems that Ayala must follow through with the king's demand, even though he countered that it was confusing; perhaps Juan got his inheritance] [not if born in 1522];

AGI, Pasajeros, L.1, E.4311 [Juan de Céspedes, hijo de Hernando de Céspedes, natural de Llerena, al Perú, April 15, 1534] [probably came in 1532] [not if he came to New Spain in 1532];

AGI, México, 1088, L.3, f.173 [fol. 173: August 23, 1538; royal cédula to the officials in New Spain no lleven derechos de almojarifazgo al Licenciado Juan de Céspedes; probably came in 1532] [probably not a licenciado];

AGI, Escribanía de la Cámara, 952, “Sentences by the Real Consejo, 1535-77 [fol.402: 11 Nov. 1564, a Juan de Çéspedes Coca, citizen of Ciudad Real, heir of Hernando Poblete];

AGS, Consejo de Estado, Legajo 1221 [1565 Correspondencia del gobernador general don Gabriel de la Cueva, duque de Alburquerque. Otras cartas. Minutas de despachos de Su Majestad. Recomendación de Su Majestad a favor de don Juan de Céspedes, sobrino de Francisco de Menchaca (a. 1564) (Document 180). Service: don Juan de Cespedes en compania del duque de Sessa lo ha continuado y dessea continuar de tan buena gana que meresce se tenga cuenta con el assi por esto como por ser sobrino de doña Gregoria Lasso de la Vega, muger de Francisco de Menchaca del mi consejo; highly unlikely];

AGI, Indiferente General, 1965, L.12 [fol.101v: royal cédula to give Juan de Céspedes, vecino of Ciudad Real, license to go to Chile to collect the inheritance of his cousin, Hernando de Poletete];

AGI, Escribanía de la Cámara, 952, “Sentences by the Real Consejo, 1535-77” [fol.526: 18 May 1568, Juan de Céspedes Coca and his sisters, heirs of Hernando Poblete vs Diego Sánchez Vadillo, heir of Pedro de Vadillo];

AGI, Escribanía de la Cámara, 952, “Sentences by the Real Consejo, 1535-77” [fol.622: 17 Nov 1570, vecino of Santa Fe, Granada vs Diego Romero] [not if expeditionary is in San Juan de Ulloa 1568, 1572];

AGS, Contaduría de Mercedes, 363,35 [Juro a favor de Juan Céspedes; Juan de Cespedes Coca, vecino of Ciudad Real, 1581; juro of 183,770; income coming from the alcabals of the city in carne, heredades, madera, pescado, fruta verde y seca, etc,; doña Ufemia Carrillo Maldonado is widow of don Fernando de Cespedes and mother of don Francisco de Cespedes and doña Florencia de Cespedes; don Fernando's sister was doña Maria de Cespedes, wife of Alonso Gamez; Fernando and Maria were the children of Juan de Cespedes Coca; don Fernando died 1599;  Juan de Cespedes Coca married doña Florencia de Torres, natives of Ciudad Real; case continues to 1608; Beatriz de Gamez, wfe of don Luis Servendo and dau. of Maria de Cespedes and Alonso/Pedro Gamez; [probably not with the Coca added];

ARChV, PL Civiles, Alonso Rodríguez (F), Caja 869,1/870,1 [1570-1600, Pleito de Francisco de Moreta Salazar, vecino de El Barco, con Juan de Céspedes y sus hijos, vecinos de Alba];

AGS, Contaduría de Mercedes, 323,25 [Juro a favor de Juan Céspedes; Gonzalo de Cespedes, deceased, has a son, don Juan de Cespedes, 1573] [these 3 unlikely];

AGI, Mexico, 100, R.4 [1576 Probanza of Juan Céspedes de Simancas, son of Licenciado Céspedes, in Yucatán, no mention of Cíbola];

AHJ, Escribanos, No.1, Rodrigo Hernández Cordero, v.1  [fols. 130r-132v: April 11, 1588, testamento de Pedro de Céspedes, son of Juan de Céspedes and María Sánchez, vezinos que fueron de la villa de Cubas [Cuevas] en los Reynos de Castilla cinco leguas de Madrid; Pedro is now ill and a vecino of Guadalajara; he is owed salary for 11 days of work on the road and bridges from Guadalajara to Poncitlán and more as corregidor of Nochistlán viejo; has sons named Alonso Sánchez and Sebastián Sánchez, daughters Mari Sánchez and Francisca Céspedes, and a son-in-law named Juan Sánchez; fol. 133r: March 5, 1591, Pedro de Céspedes is now dead] [implication is his parents are still in Spain];

ARChV, PL Civiles, Fernando Alonso (F), Caja 652,4 [1593-1595, Pleito de Miguel de Arregui, de Logroño (La Rioja) Juan de Céspedes, de Logroño (La Rioja) Sobre Miguel de Arregui contra Juan de Céspedes, ambos vecinos de la ciudad de Logroño sobre el daño a las cabalgaduras (2 mulas y 1 macho) que arrendó el demandante al demandado a la vuelta de un viaje hecho desde Madrid a Logroño];

AGI, Patronato, 167, N.8, R.1 [January 22, 1601, méritos y servicios del capitán Gómez Suárez de Figueroa, Nuevo Reino de Granada] [Gómez married to doña Isabel de Céspedes, granddaugher of capitan Juan de Céspedes, one of the first conquerors of Santa Marta the Nuevo Reino de Granada];

Leal, Fundadores  [p.40: Familias de Guadalajara, from Bautismos, 1599-1617; father of Pedro de Céspedes (who died before February 1590). Juan was married to María Sánchez; both were vecinos of Cubas, 5 leagues from Madrid. The son, though, was born in 1502, so maybe not the expeditionary who was born around 1522]

Boyd Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:1395, 3642;

Surname: 
Céspedes