Juan Francés

ARChV, PL Civiles, Pérez Alonso (F), Caja 1135,1 [1513-1520, Pleito de Juan Campero, de Carboneras (Cuenca) Juan Francés, de Toledo Juana Gómez de Gomara, de Toledo Sobre Pago a Juan Campero, cantero, de los 135.000 maravedíes que Juan Francés, rejero, acordó pagarle si hacía en su lugar la capilla del licenciado Luis Méndez de Parada en el convento de la Merced de Huete (Cuenca)];

ARChV, Registro de Ejecutorías, Caja 384,63 [1526-02-10, Burgos, sobre agresión y heridas causadas por Juan Francés a Gaspar Sidor; maestre Juan Francés, carpinter, vecino of Burgos; Juan says he is not guilty and appealed his sentence; set free from jail] [expeditionary already in New Spain];

AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.3687 [May 18, 1537, son of Juan Calexa and Isabel Francesa to Peru];

AGI, México, 1064, L.1\1, “Informes” [fol.242r: Juan Rodríguez Francéses; native of Béjar del Castañar; resides in Tasco; son of Francisco Rodríguez Françés and Leonor Muñez; 17 years in New Spain; went with Luis de Castilla to Jalisco with his armas and horses; then with Diego Hurtado (1532) in the reconnaisance of the Mar del Sur; with Cortés to California where he lost everything he had; married; no mention of Vázquez de Coronado]

Dorantes de Carranza, Sumaria relación [p.265: father, Andrés Dorantes was from Béjar del Castañar, 10 leagues from Salamanca and 10 from Plasencia; Béjar is located there in the province of Salamanca];

AGI, Quito, 83, N.46 [11 Dec 1576  don Alonso de Aguilar, clerigo presbitero, hijo legitimo que soy of Rodrigo de Paz Maldonado y doña Isabel de Aguilar, vecinos of Quito; a witness knows that Rodrigo provided a maestre de gramatica for Alonso and the rest of his siblings; witnesses have know his parents for over 25 years; his son claims Rodrigo was one of the first conquistadores y descubridores of this reyno (Quito) and Peru- Quito in the provinice of Peru; Alonso is 23 in 1574, born 1551; witness for Alonso: Juan Francés/Franco de Talavera, canoñigo, has only known them for 6 years];

AGI, Contaduría, 663B [payments to corregidores y tenientes de corregidor: to los herederos of  a Juan Francisco [Francés?], alarife, corregidor que fue of the pueblo of Guauquilpa, 100 pesos for the year ending on the 26th of January 1555 (he may have died in January), at the end of the entry the name is shown as Juan Franco, carta de pago from Andrés de Rosas, tutor y curador de los hijos];

ARChV, Registro de Ejecutorías, Caja 856,73 [1556-03-27, Juan Francés, molinero, con Antonio Castillo, vecinos de Calahorra (La Rioja), sobre la posesión y petición de devolución de una casa sita en la calle mayor de Calahorra (La Rioja); Juan Francés is curador for Ana and Antón Francés, 26 Feb. 1545; his father was Sancho Francés; Poder delivered 17 Feb 1539 by-María Pérez, widow of Antón de Rasa, Juan Francés for himself and Ana Francés (children of Antón Francés, therefore he is their uncle), Anton Castillo (husband and together with Catalina de Resa), Juan de Olivar (for himself and as husband and together with Ana de Reso); Ana and Antón are the grandchildren of Sancho and minors; regarding the minors of María Pérez, first married to Sancho Francés, then the second time to Antón de Resa; this María had 2 families: Juan and Antón, then Catalina and Ana; Juan proved his claim; Antón Castillo lost his appeal];

AGI, Quito, 215, L.1 [fol.49v: Sep 13, 1565, exencion de almojarifazgo and to take arms to Popayán];

AGI, Indiferente General, 1966, L.15 [fol.354: Sep. 14, 1565, to take his wife and 4 women to Popayán];

AGI, Pasajeros, L.5, E.119 [Jan 31, 1567-Elvira González, native of Cuenca requests license to join her husband in Popayán] [seems too late for the conqueror to be back in Spain asking to go to Popayán]

AGI, Escribanía de la Cámara, 952, “Sentences by the Real Consejo, 1535-77” [fol.989-990: 1? June 1577, the fiscal vs. Juan de Haya sobre cumplimiento de destierro, Frances (Juan de Aya, francés)];

 Juan Francés de Valdenebros

AGI, Contratación, 347, N.1, R.5 [1621, native of Cañete la Real (Sevilla), died in Indies, heirs-Catalina (widow) and vecina of Rhonda, his sister];

Surname: 
Francés