Francisco de Godoy

AGI, Pasajeros, L.1, E.108 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, I:2372 [Sept. 6, 1510, vecino of Velez-Malaga, son of Juan de Godoy and Elvira Gómez, vecinos of Velez-Malaga[ [too old, he would have been at least 50 at expedition];

AGI, Pasajeros, L.1, E.3584 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:2741 [Feb. 28, 1528, son of Rodrigo de Godoy and María de Aldana, vecinos of Cáceres];

Warren, Conquest of Michoacán [1530, offered as defense attorney for Cazonci, p.224];

ARChV, Sala de Hijosdalgo, Caja 157,14 [1533 Pleito de Francisco de Godoy, vecino de Esquivias (Toledo); signed a poder, no signature on copy; father:Gonzalo Mexía married María Gutiérrez; Gonzalo de Mexía, grandfather married Gracia González];

AGI, Justicia, 190, N.2 [El fiscal contra Lope de Samaniego, alcaide de las atarazanas de México y su forteleza, sobre embargo de sus esclavos, June 1535; interrogatorio on behalf of Lope de Samaniego, Juan del Camino, and Francisco Lombardo; mentions about 100 branded slaves brought from Nueva Galicia by Sámano and Lombardo; the slaves are from the pueblos of Maxcala and Apozol, that resisted Nuño de Guzmán's conquest and have risen up many times; witnesses are Martín Benítez, followed immediately by Francisco de Godoy, vecino of Compostela, 27 or 28 years old, has known Samaniego, Guzmán, and Camino for 6 or 7 years, can sign, but no signature; he is followed immediately by Melchior Díez, after one unrelated witness (a Juan de Castañeda) there is a Lázaro Ginovés, vecino de Compostela, about 34 years old, does not know any of the principals, does not know how to sign; Cristóbal de Oñate is a witness, veedor of Nueva Galicia, about 30 years old; included is a copy of a July 6, 1534 petition from the justicia e regidores of Compostela, Gaspar Brizeño, Francisco de Godoy, Juan de Cepeda, Salvador Martel, Juan de Samaniego, Juan Durán, Martín Benitez, Rodrigo Ximón, Juan Pascual, Bartolomé Pérez, Cristóbal Martín de Barzagán, Alonso Valiente, [Juan de Mendoza,] Pedro Veneciano, e todos los mas vecinos desta ciudad [de Compostela], that they be allowed to seek remedy for their distressed situation "a causa que no servir los indios"; February 1, 1535, the regidores and justicia of Compostela renew their petition to Guzmán; they are Juan de Villalba, Álvaro de Bracamonte, Luis Salcedo, Alonso de Castañeda, Pedro de Beloa, Francisco de Godoy, and Juan de Samaniego; many vecinos have now left; witnesses to the interrogatorio in september 1535: Francisco de Villegas; Juan de Villalba; Francisco de Godoy, alguacil mayor y regidor of Compostela, 27 or 28 years old; says he participated in the conquest of Nueva Galicia and many of the subsequent attempts to "restore peace;" he himself has Indians (in encomienda) who have never provided anything to him (fot gold or silver or even corn); he has seen "muestras de plata y de oro" from San Miguel, can sign, but no signature; Sebastián Pérez; Cristóbal Maldonado, vecino of Compostela, about 21 years old, he is clearly a fairly recent arrival and has known Guzmán for only two years, can sign, but no signature; Miguel Sánchez, vecino de Compostela, about 30 years old, has known Guzmán for about 6 years and participated in the conquest of Nueva Galicia; Rodrigo Ximón, vecino de Compostela, about 30 years old, has known Guzmán since settlement of Nueva Galicia, he went many times to the valles de Banderas in attempts to bring the natives to peace, he has seen that there are very good mines at San Miguel; Martín Benitez, vecino de Compostela, more than 30 years old, has known Guzmán for about 4 years, he participated in the conquista of Nueva Galicia and of the valles de Banderas, he has seen the mines in San Miguel. he participated in many of the atttempts to "restore peace," can sign, but no signature; Pero Hortigón; Gaspar Brizeño; Luis Salado; Álvaro de Bracamonte; Pero Ruiz de Haro, vecino de Compostela, about 23 years old, has known Guzmán for 4 or 5 years, can sign, but no signature; Alonso de Castañeda, says that Espíritu Santo was abandoned many days before; Pedro de Veloa; Juan Sánchez Belmonte, Hernando de Escalante; Cristóbal de Oñate, veedor de su magestad, about 30 years old; he has known Guzmán for about 7 years; he participated in the conquests of Nueva Galicia and the valles de Banderas, he has seen the mines of San Miguel, can sign, but no signature on copy; Melchior Díaz, 30-something years old--missing paper, vecino de Compostela, has known Guzmán about 6 years, he has seen "muestras de oro y de plata" from San Miguel, can sign, but no signature on copy];

AGI, Justicia, 337A [fol.12r: 1537, alguacil mayor; fol.67v: given Tepique; fol.74r: went to Çantiquipaque to get gold and silver; fol.77v: witness-vecino of Compostela, 26 years old (b.1511), signed (no signature on copy); fol.89r: took slaves from the Valle de las Banderas or another place];

AGI, Justicia, 337B [fol. 709r-723r, 810r-812v: 1537, alcalde ordinario of Compostela, witness];

AGI, Justicia, 338A [1537, Rodrigo Simón says that Francisco de Godoy brought the cacique of Çintiquipaque to Guzmán] [Godoy agrees with the assessment of Rodrigo Simón as a vile, lying person, etc] [a letter signed by Godoy matches AGI, Justicia, 260, which we say is not the expeditionary];

AGI, Lima, 565, L.3 [fol.50: Sept. 18, 1538, Francisco Pizarro to allow Godoy to come to Spain to marry, vecino of Los Reyes];

AGI, Patronato, 277, N.4, R.164 [Sept. 18, 1538, not to take his encomienda without a hearing];

AGI, Contratacion, 197, N.21, R2 [Jalisco, 1544, the officials are Cristóbal de Oñate and Francisco de Godoy];

AGI, Justicia, 339, N.1, R.3 [re: pueblo of Tepic, Sept. 1544: witness Juan Ruiz says knows Guzmán and Francisco de Godoy, a miner for Guzmán; Godoy vecino of Compostela, sold an encomienda, Ocotiçique and estancias because he wanted to go to Spain; Godoy was granted Tepeque with its sujetos by Guzmán; witness for Bracamonte; signed-no signature on copy] [witness Alonso Vanegas: Godoy was mayordomo for Guzmán]; [August 1544, sobre ciertos pueblos, Godoy is procurador of Compostela; mayordomo for Guzmán];

AGI, Justicia, 259, pieza 2 [fol. 265r-269r: Nov 1546, factor in Nueva Galicia, Mexico, 18 Nov. 1546, Cristobal Oñate and Francisco de Godoy, giving testimony, one is the factor and the other veedor of Nueva Galicia; Pedro de Requena and Estevan Marvan, scribes];

AGS, Contaduría de Mercedes, 19,28 [fol.755-756: Juro a favor de Francisco de Godoy; vecino of Cáceres; 1546; Felipe says he saw the signed letter from Carlos V dated 6 July 1544; regarding expenses to merchants, among other things; Francisco de Godoy is a passenger on a ship, 362,596 maravedis in gold and silver was sold to him by Pablos Pérez; noted in the Casa de Contratación 4 July 1545; Godoy returns to Cáceres and says that for the gold and silver taken from the ship by the Casa de Contratación worth 362,596 he received in juros 18,000 maravedis el millar; the income will come from the yerbas de Alcántara; Godoy signed, no signature on copy];

AGS, Contaduría de Mercedes, 19,29 [fol.767-778: Juro a favor de Francisco de Godoy; the ship (San Antonio) came from Tierra Firme, with Godoy as passenger; same case as AGS, Contaduría de Mercedes, 19,28];

AGI, Justicia, 264, Pieza 3 [Probanza of Mendoza, Antequera, 21 Jan. 1547, Question 91, Francisco de Godoy, in Compostela, sent with 30 horsemen to help Guadalajara];

Icaza, Diccionario, #1168 [Alonso Martín says que los indios que tiene le costaron 1600 pesos de minas de Francisco Godoy (refers to the sale of Ocotlán];

Tello, Libro Segundo [p.505: house in Compostela];

Gerhard, North Frontier [140: Francisco de Godoy was granted the encomienda of Tepique by Guzmán in 1536; sold his rights to Ocotlan to an Alonso Martín, who held in from 1548-1570; after him the encomendero was Juan Fernández Nieto, until 1594];

Presta, Encomenderos de La Plata [p.74 arrived in Peru 1 year after the asasination of Francisco Pizarro in the armada of Pedro de Alvarado; had the encomienda of Pachacamac];

Hillerkuss, Diccionario Biográfico, Vol.2 [239-40: Originario de Úbeda. Conquistador de la Nueva Galicia, a partir de 1529. Nombrado regidor del primer ayuntamiento de Compostela por Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán, en 1532, y allí seguía en 1538, cuando éste, estando preso en la ciudad de México, lo nombró su apoderado. En 1535 y 1536, fue mandado por Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán, para hacer esclavos en la Nueva Galicia. Alguacil mayor en Compostela en 1536. En ese mismo año, Guzmán lo dejó como su apoderado para administrar la encomienda de Tepic; seis años después, cuando fueron aplicadas las Leyes Nuevas, Tepic pasó a la Corona. Uno de los miembros de la expedición de Francisco Vázquez de Coronado a Nuevo México, en 1540; sin embargo, regresó pronto. En 1541, durante la Guerra del Miztón, se hallaba en Compostela, guardándola con 30 jinetes. Mantenía casa grande en esa ciudad. El 21 de marzo de 1544, a nombre de Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán, obtuvo una merced de un pedazo de tierras, en términos de Tlajomulco, para criar ganados y hacer labranzas y huertas. Fue tesorero general de la Nueva Galicia, sucediéndolo en 1544, Pedro Gómez de Contreras. Fue el primer encomendero de Ocotlán, en la jurisdicción de Tala. Vendió este derecho antes de 1542, por 1,600 pesos de minas, a Alonso Martín de Rivera quien recibió cédula, firmada por el gobernador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, el 20 de febrero de 1543 en Guadalajara [conflated info];

Hillerkuss, Documentalia  [Godoy, Francisco de  (reference-AGI, Guadalajara 8, R.1, N.1k), "Relacion sumaria de la visita del oidor Juan de Paz de Vallecillo, 1606-1608," Ocotitlan, pueblo de ocotes que son pinos, encomendero of, 65 tributarios, frigidisimo and Tlatenapan, junto al risco de tierra, this with Cocolo is his encomienda, p. 473 [probably too late]; 

treasurer from Úbeda:

Blázquez and Calvo, Guadalajara y el nuevo mundo [p.261: Guzmán a la Enperatriz, June 12, 1532 (reference-AGI, Patronato, 184, R. 22, Carta a su magestad de Nuño de Guzmán, Chiametla, June 1532): in either 1531 or 32 Guzmán appoints as one of the regidores of Compostela a "Francisco de Godoy que es de Úbeda;" according to the editors, Godoy was "encomendero de Ocotlán, cerca de Guadalajara, y uno de los principales agentes de Nuño de Guzmán después de 1537"];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD72, Real Audiencia, Mercedes, vol.2, exp.31, 1542 [frames 30-34: a Francisco de Godoy has been named treasurer of Nueva Galicia in place of Luis Salido who has died, but Godoy is not receiving his salary, which is now ordered to be paid; reference is made to when Vázquez de Coronado was governor, when 800 pesos were spent from the treasury by his order, December 22, 1542];

AGI, Justicia, 339, N.1, R.1 [September 1544, witness: Residencia que el licenciado Lorenzo de Tejada, oidor de la Audiencia Real de Nueva España, tomo a Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Governador que fue de la Nueva Galicia, y a su teniente] [witness: tesorero, vecino of Compostela; knew Vázquez de Coronado 6 years; 35 years old; signed-no signature on copy] [after Vázquez de Coronado came from Tierra Nueva, he asked Godoy for a horse] [witness Melchior Pérez said Godoy gave Vázquez de Coronado things] [witness: Cristóbal de Oñate- that when Vázquez de Coronado vino de Cíbola, Godoy lent him a horse] [didn't answer about the 2 years in Tierra Nueva];

Fernandez Sotelo, La Primigenia Audiencia Nueva Galicia ["Fe de las encomiendas", cédula firmada de Vázquez de Coronado, dada en Guadalajara, 20 Feb. 1543, encomiendas to Alonso Myn that had been Francisco de Godoy, treasurer, p.287];

AGI, Justicia, 259, N.2, Pieza 3 [Interrogatory to be asked of witnesses regarding the Mixton War, 62 questions [fol. lxxvii-lxxxv], witness, 30, vecino of Nueva Galicia, no signature on copy];

AGI, Justicia, 260, Pieza 1 [1543-47, Probancas de los descargos del Licenciado Tejada [fol. 244r-537v], witness, Francisco de Godoy, native of Úbeda, came to New Spain 20 years ago, signed, [fol. 300r-303v]; [Probancas de tachas de Tejada [probanca to challenge Sandoval's discrediting of witnesses], witness: Francisco de Godoy, more than 30 years old, signed [fol. 560v]; [witness: Francisco Rodríguez, wineskin maker, vecino of Mexico City; witnesses to be called: don Tristán de Arellano, Francisco de Godoy, signed  [fol. 183v]; Juan Franco, carpenter, alarife of Mexico City, Juan Gallego [fol. 184v]; Pedro Márquez, citizen of the city in which his testimony was taken [fol. 185r]; don Luis de Quesada, vecino of Mexico City [fol. 185v];

AGI, Justicia, 261, Pieza 3 [1547, visita a don Antonio de Mendoza, interrogatory of Mendoza, Godoy apparently in Guadalajara during Mixtón War [fol.1280r];

AGI, Justicia, 266, Quaderno 4 [Probanza de don Antonio de Mendoza sobre los cargos que le fueron fechos por el senor lic. Francisco Tello de Sandoval, 18 Jan 1547, estante in Mexico City, witness #23; treasurer of his majesty, native of Úbeda, 30 years old; present at Mixtón; saw the Coronado expedition leave because he was a vecino in Nueva Galicia [not expeditionary Godoy]; Question 127: as treasurer of Nueva Galicia he paid for the bastimientos; Question 130: este testigo andado el camino contenido esta pregunta e a la sazon de lo en ella contenido este testigo era vecino de la governacion de la nueva Galizia e por vido esto vido ser o pasar asy lo contenido en esta pregunta; Question 131: por que este testigo fue vecino de la nueva Galizia e a la sazon que se enplaço el dicho alçamiento se hallo en ella e asymismo se hallo en ella quedo se tuvo noticia de la venida de la dicha armada e por aver andado el dicho camino sabe e vido que fue y es asi verdad; Question 134: was present at this event; Question 138: present as a resident of N. Galicia and its treasurer; Question 141: the pueblo where the said Salinas and the rest were killed; Question 199: este testigo era ? dicho tiene vecino de la nueva Galizia e se hallo en ella a la sazon que los contenidos esta pregunta pasaron para el descrubrimiento de la tierra nueva de Cíbola e que por esto sabe e vido ser o pasado lo contenido en esta pregunta], signature same as AGI, Justicia, 260, not him];

AGI, Justicia, 271, Pieza 6 [Visita a Hernando de Herrera, relator, 1546 and 1547, [de parte witness is Francisco de Godoy, tesorero que fue de la Nueva Galicia, estante en méxico, about 30 years old, can sign his name];

AGI, Contratación, 197, N.21, R.19 [1546, Pánuco, "Relación de los pesos de oro que el Dr. Castañeda enbio cobrado de Pánuco bienes de Francisco de Villegas y otros difuntos;" document is prepared in the ciudad de México; Antonio de Villadiego, vecino of Pánuco reported in 1546 in Mexico City, that Dr. Castañeda asked him to deliver gold, money and letters concerning the bienes difuntos in Pánuco that the Dr. had collected from doña Catalina de Mexía, widow of Francisco Barron, now wife of Pedro de Trejo; this is the report Mexía gave him; in Santiago de los Valles, 20 Abril 1546, reported by Gonzalo Bernaldo; on 20 Abril Mexía is ordered to deliver whatever gold, money and letters she has regarding the bienes de difuntos of Francisco de Villegas, Juan Rodríguez, and anyone else; the juez de residencia informs Tello de Sandoval that there are many cases of bienes de difuntos from Santiago and the provincia; 28 May 1545 Tello de Sandoval demands that those handling these bienes report in person to him in Mexico City; 22 June 1545, Santistevan, del puerto de la provincia de Pánuco, it was publicly proclaimed that information regarding the bienes de difuntos will be collected and any frauds or negligence corrected; 1 Oct 1545, that Mexía, as wife of Francisco Barron and vecina of Santistevan must produce info and pay 1000 pesos that belong to the estate of Francisco Villegas, in Compostela and Santisteban; Mexía reports she is doing the best  she can, since she is only the wife, and that her husband also dealt with Tonala and Jalisco; all the items in a chest she delivers, the cofre es de flandes de dos palmos mas o menos; items seem to pertain to Villegas, Francisco Guillén, francés (whose albacea was Juan Rodríguez who is evidently dead), but also IOUs, wills and cartas de pago; gold de Jalisco; she reports also bienes from Francisco Guillén Frances; her late husband was the albacea for Francisco Guillén and delivers an inventory of Guillén's effects; has an inventory taken in Compostela; among her late husband's papers she has 2 conocimientos against Cristóbal de Oñate; un mandamiento de Francisco Vázquez Coronado contra Francisco de Villegas de contia de 200+ pesos de oro apedimiento de Francisco Pilo acesonario de Pedro de Sosa; carta de pago de Hernando Bermejo-7 tomines; una carta from Juan Pastor ; mandamiento contra Melchior Díaz; there are 2 inventories of goods of Francisco de Villegas: one in Santistevan (more pages) and the other in Compostela; a poder from Diego Rodríguez to a Pero Martín; 2 conocimientos from Juan Pérez; carta de pago from Miguel Sánchez; conocimiento from Juan Gallego, escribano; carta de pago from Lope de Samaniego [therefore have to be before early 1540];  carta de pago from Juan Gallegos; conocimiento contra Francisco Cornejo con un poder; 2 cartas de pago and a poder from an Alonso Martín; quenta de Francisco Cornejo; desembargo y mando de Cristóbal de Oñate; poder from Juan Rodríguez para el frances [probably meaning Guillén]; from Juan Rodríguez 2 petitions, a letter; another letter from Juan Ruíz; conocimiento from Pedro de Najara; carta from Francisco Pilo; a conocimiento from Maese Miguel; an embargo by Francisco Vázquez de Coronado against the goods of Francisco de Villegas; the delivery was witnessed and signed by Juan de Gallegos in Santisteban; 11 Feb 1547 Mexía's husband makes a probanza in Mexico City regarding the bienes de difuntos of Francisco de Villegas, Francisco Guillén, frances and Juan Rodríguez, all deceased and her deceased 1st husband; Barron lived in Santiago de los Valles; witnesses included: Francisco de Godoy, age-30+, native of Úbeda, vecino of Mexico City, saw Barrón collect the bienes of Guillén in Nueva Galicia, signed-no signature on copy; February 1547 statement of Pedro de Trexo, current husband of Catalina Mexía"por razón de las costas e gastos e menoscabos de la hacienda del dicho Francisco Barrón que por su ausencia hubo y por su salario que de derecho le viene se retuvieron en ???? poder dozientos pesos de oro que corre para ayuda a lo dicho aunque es mucho mas lo que gasto e perdio en la dicha jornada [to travel from México to Nueva Galicia]" he presents an interrogatorio in which the first question asks if the witnesses are aware that Francisco Barrón collected bienes de difuntos in Nueva Galicia (Guadalajara y Compostela); he resided in Santiago de los Valles (Oxitipán) "que esta desta ciudad [México] ochenta leguas and "partió y fue con [los recaudos y escrituras] a la dicha Nueva Galicia;" he spent more than six months there collecting bienes; Francisco Guillén had gone to Nueva Galicia to collect bienes, but "estar la tierra alzada y de guerra...murió el dicho Francisco Guillén y dexo por su albacea a Francisco Barrón"];

Amaya Topete, Bioteca de Occidente [p. 68: Francisco de Godoy: Conquistador de Nueva Galicia. 1532, regidor del primer ayuntamiento de Compostela...aqui seguía como vecino en 1538, cuando Nuño, preso en México, lo nombró su apoderado. En junio de 1541 se hallaba en la nueva Compostela, guarneciéndola con treinta jinetes...Fué el tesorero de Nueva Galicia, sucediéndolo en el puesto don Pedro Gómez de Contreras];

native of Cáceres

AGI, Panama, 235, L.8 [fol.165v-166r and 209v-210r: Oct. 11, 1547 and Oct. 28, 1548, regarding Catalina Núñez, widow of Juan de la Jara, vecino of Badajoz, and a plancha of silver that her son, Gaspar Jara, sent from Peru with Francisco de Godoy, native of Cáceres];

AGI, Patronato, 287, R.88 [April 26, 1562, emplazamiento [summons], vecino of Cáceres, petition by Pablos Pérez, vecino of Hoyos/Coria];

AHN, Sección Nobleza, FERNANNUÑEZ, C.611,D.15 [1564/01/01-1564/12/31 Testamento de Francisco Godoy en el cual funda mayorazgo de sus bienes a favor de su hijo Rodrigo Godoy. Testamento de Francisco de Godoy, 1564; he (vecino de la villa de Cáceres) and his wife doña Leonor de Ulloa found a mayorazgo in favor of their son Rodrigo de Godoy; Francisco’s own parents were Rodrigo de Godoy and doña María Aldana, vecinos de la villa de Cáceres; all the properties are in Spain; Francisco has a coat of arms; they refer to another son, Francisco, and another Lorenzo, and four daughters, doña María, doña Juana, doña Ana, and doña Marta; Francisco’s own sister is doña Marta de Orellana; the Godoys had received royal permission to establish a mayorazgo in 1548 [no mention in the cédula of any particular service performed by Godoy];

Godoy y Guzmán

AGI, Patronato, 74, N.1, R.4 [1575, méritos y servicios; one of the first pobladores and conquistadores of Yucatán; Godoy y Guzman, vecino of Santiago, Guatemala; son of Lorenzo de Godoy and Mayor Paz; married to Isabel Calderon, daughter of Francisco Calderon (who served in Peru); witnesses: Alonso Núñez Calagrano; Alonso Gutiérrez de Monçon; Diego de Paz de Villanueva; Diego Fernández [more than 50, compadre to Lorenzo de Godoy]; Pedro Gonzalo Nájara [more than 60] [no mention of service in Cíbola];

Surname: 
Godoy