Juan Franco de Mentre

AGI, Justicia, 259, N.2, 1543-1547, Pieza 2 [fol. 90r: corregimiento, vecino of Mexico City, married 7 Sept. 1540] (probably not if in Tierra Nueva);

AGI, Justicia, 259, N.2, 1543-1547 Pieza 2 [fol.9r: Diego Sánchez Franco, son of Juan Franco, vecino of Mexico City, 15 Feb. 1547, corregimiento];

AGI, Justicia, 260, Pieza 1, 1543-1547 [Probancas de tachas de Tejada [probanca to challenge Sandoval's discrediting of witnesses], witness: more than 60 years old, signed [fol. 335v], more than 60 years old, [fol. 646v], signature same as fol. 335v; native of Sevilla, in New Spain for 20 years, worked with Juan de Entrambasaguas];

AGI, Justicia, 259, pieza 1 [corregimiento for Juan Franco and his son, Diego Sánchez Franco, as lieutenant corregidor];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD110, Real Audiencia, Tierras, vol. 2729, exp.9, 1581 [fol. 135: native of San Bartolomé, sujeto of Teticpac asking for un sitio de estancia para ganado menor; witness: Juan Franco, 44 years old, vecino in this jurisdiction; has been in the area a long time and knows the land is vacant; signed];

AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.2532 [April 26, 1636, son of Luis Álvarez Franco and Leonor de Villarreal, native of Toledo, to Santo Domingo] [included in the list of associated Pasajeros];

lapidary

Boyd Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:9217 [Juan Franco: native of Sevilla, son of old Christains, to México 1526, in México 1547 with his wife, household, children and grandchildren, son of Diego Sánche Franco, native of Fuente del Maestre/Badajoz and Isabel Gutiérrez, native of Carmona] = Icaza, Diccionario, #784, #9218 [Juan Franco: lapidary (lapidario), from Sevilla, in México 1536];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD61, Inquisición, vol.38, exp.1 [Juan Franco, lapidary, 9 August 1536, Mexico, acting like he isn't married?, in the provincia of Tonela, mistreated his india named Beatriz; Ana de Gallegos, wife, testified that he gave some chickens to some Indians to determine if a turquoise mine he had was a good one; Juan Franco says he is a native of Sevilla, in the collación of Santa Maria la Mayor; says his father was Pedro Hernández de San Juan, native of Sevilla, says his mother was Ynés Hernández, a native of Ciudad Real; among other things he was accused of fortear a la dicha india, Beatriz; imprisoned in Mexico; vecino of Mexico; also same exact signature as AGI, Justicia, 276, N.2, 1545];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD61, Inquisición, vol.2, primera parte, exp.2 [fols. 92r – 93r, fols. 31r - 174v: Proceso contra Gonzalo Gómez; in September 1536 a Cristóbal de Valderrama denounces Gómez as an hijo de reconciliados and because he observes Saturdays and works on Sundays; while a group of españoles was baptizing a dying Indian, Gómez said it was all a joke; he also apparently said that he didn’t want to see God; he also ordered his Indian laborers to work on Sundays and fiestas this had happened in Michoacán where Gómez has an estancia called Guayanguareo (which he has had for six years); Gómez says he left España at age nine with his father and went first to Española where he was for 4 years; then he returned to Castilla for only 40 days; then back to Española for 10 years; then once again to Castilla for 30 or 40 days; then back to Española for a brief time; then to Darién for 3 or 4 months; then back to Cuba and Española for 3 months; then with licenciado Suazo to Nueva España where he has been 13 years in México, Michoacán, and the costa de Zacatula; he states that he was told by friars that Indians had to request baptism and be instructed in the faith before they could be baptized; In August 1537, a de parte witness is a Juan Franco, lapidary [fol. 80r], vecino de México; the bishop came to Nueva España in the same ship as doctor Rafael de Cervantes, fiscal del santo oficio, about 3 years before; Franco has known Gómez for about 25 years; Franco is about 54 years old; he is not a pariente of Gómez; in Sevilla he knew well Gómez’ parents; they lived in the collación de Santa Cruz; Franco signs [same signature as AGI, Justicia, 260]; the fiscal presents evidence that Gómez’ parents were new Christians, reconciliados; Franco is also called as a de oficio witness [he is clearly hostile and replies that he doesn’t know answers to the 5 questions he is asked or refers to his previous testimony]; on fol. 150v, Franco is said to be a carpinter [same signature again];

AGI, Justicia, 131, N.1 [1540, Bartolomé de Perales contra Antonia Hernández his mother, widow of Bartolomé de Perales y casada de segunda con Juan Moscoso sobre la encomienda del pueblo de Tultitlan que gozava el difunto Perales,13 Jan 1540-witness in Mexico City, Juan Franco lapidario, age- 50 +/-, vecino; Isabel García, wife of a Francisco Rodríguez, vecino; Juan Coronel, vecino, 16 Sept 1540, could sign-no signature on copy; Francisco Rodríguez, alcaide of the jail];

AGI, Justicia, 268, N.2, Pieza 2 [1544, Gabriel de Castellanos con Juan de Sámano, alguacil major de México] [witness is Juan Franco, lapidary, about 55 years old, could sign his name];

AGI, Justicia, 268, N.2 [Visita a Juan de Sámano, 1544 [witness to Sámano's tachas in 1544 in México is Juan Franco, lapidary, about 55 years old, can sign his name--signature same as Justicia 276, N.2];

AGI, Justicia, 268, N.3 [Visita a los tenientes de alguacil mayor, visita a Alonso Pérez Tamayo, teniente de alguacil mayor de México, 1544 [witness in 1544 in México is Juan Franco, lapidary, vecino of México, about 55 years old, can sign his name--signature];

AGI, Justicia, 273, N.1 [Visita a Juan de Zaragosa, escribano, 1545, witness is Juan Franco, lapidary, vecino of Ciudad de México, had been a prisoner in the jail of the ciudad];

AGI, Justicia, 276, N.2 [Visita a Alonso Pérez Tamayo [Juan Franco, lapidary, fol. 133v; [this document shows lapidario is not ours]

Millares Carlo y Montecón, Indice y extractos, I:2305 [fols. 534 v – 535r: Poder general granted by Juan Franco, lapidario y vecino de México, to Vicente de Riberol];

priest

Catálogo, Resumen e Índices [1573, Francisco Martín Rengel, vecino, estando enfermo del cuerpo y en buen juicio y, por su gravedad, no puede específicamente ordenar su testamento; y porque ha comunicado lo que es su voluntad y se disponga por sus bienes con Francisco García de la Parra, y con Diego de Aguilar, vecinos, les otorga poder para que puedan hacer y ordenar su testamento y postrimera voluntad, declarando que, es su voluntad que cuando muera, sea sepultado en la Iglesia Mayor de México y que sea su albacea para cumplir el testamento el padre Juan Franco el viejo, clérigo -que está en la provincia del Pánuco-, al cual le otorga poder para que entre, tome y venda de los bienes del otorgante lo que fuere menester; y cumpla y pague las mandas, legados y pías causas que en su testamento se contienen. Y manda que de sus bienes se paguen, sin dilación alguna, a María Rangel, muchacha -hija de Tomás Damián Damián [sic], indio, y de Cecilia, india-, 300 ducados de 11 reales de plata de buena moneda cada uno, por el amor y buena voluntad que le tiene; y asimismo manda a Juana Ortiz, mestiza, su hija natural y de María, india, 200 ducados de buena moneda de Castilla -de 11 reales de plata cada ducado-, los cuales se le paguen luego de sus bienes. Deja como legítimos herederos del remanente de sus bienes a su padre o madre, que tiene en Almendralejo, en Castilla y, si ellos fueren muertos, hereden los hermanos y hermanas que el otorgante tiene vivos en el dicho pueblo. Y es su voluntad que el testamento que otorguen los suso dichos, valga por su testamento y codicilo o escritura pública y por su postrimera voluntad. No pudo firmar. Testigos: Juan de las Muelas, Juan de Sotoca, Diego Fránquez, Nicolás de Montamarta, Juan Rodríguez y Diego Franco];

carpinter

AGI, Indiferente General, 1961, L.2 [fol.104: Nov. 4, 1531, Inés de Torres, wife of Juan Franco, carpenter];

González-Leal, Relación Secreta  [pp. 57-67: Pobladores sin indios: includes a Juan Franco, carpinter];

Porras Muñoz, El Gobierno de la Ciudad de México [1540, Sept., Juan Franco, carpenter, named as obrero mayor, but not made effective until Jan. 1545, p.88; 1528, cabildo purchased tafetan colorado for a pendón from Juan Franco, p.113];

Actas de Cabildo, Tomo IV, p.154 [Nov. 29, 1538, Juan Franco and Juan de Entrambaguas collect a solar tax together]; p.303 [Sept, 12, 1542, carpinter, alarife, solar]; architect: p.305 [Sept 19, 1542, carpinter, salary for the year completed]; p.324 [Jan 5, 1543, carpinter, solar]; p.332 [alarife]; p.350 [alarife, huerta];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD72, Real Audiencia, Mercedes, vol.12, exp.142, 1543 [fol. 54v: Juan Franco, alarife de México, is directed to measure and set boundaries of several caballerías granted to Hernán Pérez de Bocanegra; March 1543];

AGI, Justicia, 259, N.2, 1543-1547, Pieza 2 [fol.33r: Juan Franco, alarife of the city, 7 Feb. 1544];

AGI, Justicia, 259, pieza 3 [visita a don Antonio de Mendoza] [Mendoza’s descargos: Juan Franco y su hijo siendo carpinteros];

AGI, Justicia, 260, Pieza 1, 1543-1547 [witness: Francisco Rodríguez, wineskin maker, vecino of Mexico City; witnesses to be called: don Tristán de Arellano, Francisco de Godoy [fol. 183v]; Juan Franco, carpenter, alarife of Mexico City, Juan Gallego [fol. 184v]; Pedro Márquez, vecino of the city in which his testimony was taken [fol. 185r]; don Luis de Quesada, vecino of Mexico City [fol. 185v];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD72, Real Audiencia, Mercedes, vol.2, exp.451, 1543 [fol. 186v: A Juan Muñoz rico is granted a solar “fuera de la traza” de México on the road between México and Iztapalapa, where he can build houses in which to live; Juan Franco, alarife de México, is ordered to mark out the solar, October 1543];

Actas de Cabildo, Tomo V, p.24 [Jan 1, 1544, again appointed alarife for 1 year]; p.122 [again appointed alarife, 1546]; p.204 [alarife for 1548]; p.228 [part of his alarife salary]; p.288 [1549 salary as alarife due];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD72, Real Audiencia, Mercedes, vol.3, exp.488, 1550 [fols. 178r y v: October 1550: Juan Franco, alarife de México, is ordered to layout the site of a mill on the outskirts of Tacubaya];

Juan Francos

Mier y Terán Rocha, La primera traza, II:531 [a Juan Francos received the grant from the cabildo de México of a solar in January 1527 within the traza]

Juan Franco de Alarcón

AGI, Patronato, 74, N.2, R.2\1 [November 19, 1575, méritos y servicios, Alonso Rodríguez Para y de su hijo Juan que fueron descubridores y conquistadores de la provincia de Cíbola; [witness: Juan Franco de Alarcón, this Juan Franco knows nothing about Cíbola];

Surname: 
Franco de Mentre