Juan de Contreras

AGSim, Camara de Castilla, 153-174 [Juan de Contreras, July 27, 1522] [a Juan Contreras, alcaide de Lanjarón, veinticuatro y vecino de Granada, resigns his position on the cabildo in favor of Gómez de Santaren] [document executed in Mochín, Granada] [unlikely];

ARChV, PL Civiles, Fernando Alonso (F), Caja 1284,7 [1533-1549, Pleito de Juan de Contreras, de Medellín (Badajoz) Martín de Remondo, de León Sobre Juan de Contreras demanda al Bachiller Martín de Remondo, juez pesquisidor en Medellín por una muerte, porque le tomó y vendió 26 reses vacunas mayores y menores sin deberle cosa alguna. Reclama su valor y el de los partos y pospartos. En 1539 siguen el pleito los hijos del juez por muerte de éste. Poder by Contreras to Licenciado Luis de Castro to collect from bachiller Martín de Remondo, juez pesquita, regarding the death of Luys Gallindo and 26 varas of ?, signed but no signature on copy; Castro, a vecino of Guadalajara, presents the poder in León; 1536 sentence-Remondo proved his case; continues with the son of Remondo; starts in 1533 and continues 1536, 1537, 1549; appealed by Contreras and won] [unlikely];

AHP, Legajo 48, Oficio 1, 1535 [reconocimiento: Juan de Contreras, notary; vecino and from Sevilla, parish of San Nicholás; don Luis Cristóbal Ponce de León; to Gonzalo Farfán, mayordomo; 5 March; signed [fol. 469] [unlikely];

AGI, Indiferente General, 1207, N.57 [6 Abril 1546, petition of Cristóbal Gutiérrez, vecino of Plasencia, to go to Peru without his wife, doña Ana de Barrientos, with licenciado Lagasca; no claim to the expedition; witness: Juan de Contreras, vecino and native of Plasencia, has known them for 3.5 years in these places, age-22 +/-, doesn't know how to write; Francisco Gómez, vecino of Plasencia, age-30, doesn't know how to write];

AGI, Patronato, 280, N.2, R.132 [April 24, 1550, Isabel and Juana de Contreras, vecinas of San Martín, re:sequestration of their brother Juan's property in Peru;

AGI, Panama, 236, L.9 [fol.22r-22v: Sept. 4, 1551, if Juan de Contreras is not married and there are no other prohibitions, that he be allowed to go freely to Peru, estante in Panama] [unlikely];

ARChV, PL Civiles, Fernando Alonso (F), Caja 178,4 [1557-1565, Pleito de Juan de Contreras, de Segovia Alonso de Contreras, de Segovia Sobre El comendador Juan de Contreras y su mujer Aldonza de Contreras, y consortes contra Alonso de Contreras sobre la partición y división de ciertas tierras en el término de Redondo, qye dicen de Pedro Cojo] [unlikely];

AGS, Contaduría de Mercedes, 324,8 [Juro a favor de Juan de Contreras; Felipe II saw a carte de venta signed by himself with an attached carta de pago, signed by his treasurer; Juan de Contreras, escribano del numero and vecino of Guadalajara; 11,500 de juro; delivered in Madrid 14 Feb. 1562; 161,000 carta de venta; income comes from alcavalas of Guadalajara] [unlikely];

AGI, Patronato, 65, N.2, R.1 [1563, doña Ana de Arellano, widow of Francisco Tamayo Pacheco, Mérida, witness: Juan de Contreras, 47 years old more or less (1516), known Tamayo for 30 years (1533), was not present at the población of the city, was present at the partido of the natives, present at the founding of the villa, signed, no signature on copy; followed by; witness: Rodrigo Álvarez, 50 years old more or less (1513), knew the adelantado for 35 years, present at the conquest of Acanul, was present as the scribe, signed, no signature on copy];

AGI, Indiferente General, 1967, L.17 [fol.26: Sept. 19, 1568, license for Nueva Granada];

Otte, Cartas Privadas, #546 [Cuzco, April 18, 1571; Juan de Contreras to doña Leonor de Contreras in Úbeda] [unlikely];

AGI, Mexico, 99, R.1 [Probanza of Francisco Tamayo Pacheco, 1572, Merida; witness in Mérida, 5 March 1568: Juan de Contreras, vecino of Valladolid (Yucatán), conqueror, has known Francisco for 24 years, age-55 +/-, signed -no signature on copy];

AGI, Patronato, 66A, N.1, R.6 [1576, Mérida, Juan de Magaña Arroyo, witness: Rodrigo Álvarez, more than 60 (<1516), ahijada de este testigo, known Juan for 36 years in these places (that would rule out this guy); 1564, Mérida, Juan de Magaña, Rodrigo Álvarez, 50 years old, more or less (1514); witness: Juan de Contreras, has known Juan for 24 years more or less in this place (1540), probably not the expeditionary then, signed, no signature];

AGI, Mexico, 101, R.2 [1577, Probanza of Diego de Contreras, father: Juan de Contreras and grandfather: Diego de Contreras both came to the aid of Montejo; Beatriz Durán:mother; witness: Rodrigo Álvarez, vecino, age-60 +/-, signed-no signature on copy, doesn't know about the accomplishments of his father and grandfather because Rodrigo was not in the first conquest];

AGI, Quito, 211, L.1 [fol.364: April 28, 1578, license to take arms to Quito; also concerning tierras y solares given to him] [unlikely];

AGI, Indiferente General, 1969 L.22 [fol.104v: April 13, 1578, license for Quito];

AGI, Patronato, 79, N.1, R.7 [1586: Diego de Contreras and his son Juan; Gonzalo Duran, son of Juan de Contreras, conquistador of Yucatán;

ARChV, PL Civiles, Fernando Alonso (F), Caja 899,4 [1588-1589, Pleito de concejo de la Mesta Juan de Contreras, de Coria (Cáceres) Cristóbal Pérez, de Coria (Cáceres) Convento de Nuestra Señora, de Coria (Cáceres) Sobre El Concejo de la Mesta contra Juan Contreras y Cristóbal Pérez arrendadores de la dehesa de Galapagar en Coria, por haber labrado parte de la cañada real. Al pleito sale el convento de Nuestra Señora la Madre de Dios como propietario de la dehesa] [unlikely];

AGS, Contaduría de Mercedes, 379,10 [Juro a favor de Juan de Contreras; licenciado, vecino of Guadalajara; Felipe II 112,500 de juro por 1 quento and 75,000; income from the alcabalos in the vicinity of Guadalajara; doña Isabel de Sarte, his wife; Luis de Contreras, Diego de Contreras, Gerónimo la Sarte, his children; king's carta given 1589; broken down as follows from the alcabalos of: Yunquera-37,500; Usana-37,500; Rrenera-37,5000; signed off on 1596; case going into 1602 when the widow Isabel de la Sarte has died; their son is don Luis de Contreras; daughter is doña Francisca de Contreras; continues into 1649 with other descendants [highly unlikely];

AGI, Patronato, 73, N.1, R.3 [1596, Mexico, Pedro de Salinas; 1554, Mexico, witness: Francisco de Vargas, vecino, more than 55 (<1499), came from Cuba with Cortés, signed, no signature on copy; 1596, witness: Juan de Contreras, merchant is 42 [not the expeditionary];

ARChV, PL Civiles, Pérez Alonso (F), Caja 1267,3 [1596-1601, Pleito de Catedral, de Coria (Cáceres) Juan de Contreras, de Coria (Cáceres) Isabel Carrasco, de Coria (Cáceres) Sobre Ejecución de la carta ejecutoria librada el 3-9-1566 del pleito que se litigó por la ejecución en bienes de Juan Contreras, escribano, por los réditos de un censo debidos al deán y cabildo de la catedral de Coria. Escribano from Coria; Pedro de Contreras, son of Juan de Contreras; Ana de Contreras, dau. of Juan; other children; Isabel Carrasco, Juan's wife; parents: Pedro de Contreras and Ana de Camargo; Juan also inherited the mortgages; Francisco de Contreras, regidor; by 1598, Juan is dead];

AGI, Patronato, 280, N.2, R.145 and 293, N.21, R.40 [1599, regidor in Mérida;

AGI, Contratación, 309 [1612, native of Sevilla, dead in Cartagena];

AGI, Contratación, 333, N.1, R.15 [1618, native of Alcalá la Real, dead in Potosi];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD53, Hospital de Jesús, vol.72, exp.20 [fol.75: Cuernavaca; censo impuesto sobre el ingenio nombrado San Francisco Tlalpizapan, jurisdiccion de Yautepec, que hoy posee Martín Aparicio de Tovar y compro por bienes de Cristóbal de Trujillo, que antes fue de Juan de Contreras; 1624; Juan de Contreras, médico; Contreras's widow was doña Agustina Cano [too late];

AGI, Indiferente General, 424, L.22 [fol.502r-v:]

AGI, Patronato, 56, N.4, R.2 [Diego Contreras, and his son Juan, Mérida]; AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD61, Inquisición, vol.32, part 1, exp.2 [fol.76: Merida; vecino y patron de la capilla del santisimo sacramento in Valladolid, signed [probably not if in audiencia];

Orozco y Berra in Dorantes de Carranza, Sumaría relación, 415 [vecino of Mérida; p.418: Valladolid, Yucatán];

Surname: 
Contreras