Pero Méndez de Sotomayor

AGI, Justicia, 198, N.1 [1543, witness, vecino of Mexico, more than 40 years old, could sign his name];

AGI, Indiferente General, 1964, L.11 [fol.136v: Dec. 15, 1548, to Cartagena with 2 criados (image 282) and 1559, to Peru (image 382);

AGI, Indiferente General, 1966, L.14 [fol.185r-v: April 12, 1562, licenciado Sotomayor not allowed to go to Peru (images 366-67);

Pedro de Sotomayor

AGI, Justicia, 187, N.2, R.1 [1531-1536, El fiscal contra el bachiller Pedro de Sotomayor, vecino de México, sobre el pago de lo que gastó en la pacificación de la ciudad de Michocán, Pánuco y otros pueblos; February 1531, Sotomayor says he participated in the conquest of Michoacán more than 11 years earlier; according to the interrogatorio, Sotomayor participated in the conquest of México and Pánuco; in 1526 a Pedro de Vargas acts as agent for Sotomayor];

AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.841 [April 15, 1535, bachiller Pedro de Sotomayor, vecino of Sevilla, son of Gonzalo de Sotomayor and Francisca Alonso, with his wife-Leonor de Torres and daughter-Francisca de Sotomayor to New Spain];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD72, Real Audiencia, Mercedes, vol.2, exp.460, 1543 [fol. 191r: Bachiller Pedro de Sotomayor, corregidor of Çimatlan and Tepeçimatlan, is told of complaints against Indians of those pueblos; he has to testify, October 1543];

AGI, Patronato, 78B, N.2, R.3 [1585, méritos of Pedro de Sotomayor, New Spain; petition submitted by Baltasar de la Cadena who discovered the mines of Pechuca, son of Antonio de la Cadena and Francisca de Sotomayor, grandson of bachiller Pedro de Sotomayor (a native of Sevilla and one of the first conquerors of Mexico, New Spain, Pánuco and Michoacán and lieutenant governor in many places, Leonor de Torres, his wife); list of first conquerors];

Guzmán y Sotomayor

AGI, Contratación, 5246, N.2, R.54 and AGI, Pasajeros, L.7, E.3576 [Feb. 18, 1594 (document only) Pedro de Guzmán y Sotomayor, corregidor of the 4 villas of Cortés (Oaxaca), vecino of Madrid, son of Pedro Méndez de Guzmán and Mencia de Sotomayor];

Pero Méndez

AGI, Patronato, 54, N.8, R.6 [July 17, 1532 , méritos of Juan Jaramillo, witness in Madrid in 1541, Pero Méndez vecino of Puebla, age-45, was with Cortés in conquest of Mexico City, able to sign name but apparently with effort];

AGI, Pasajeros, L.1, E.4480 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:9684 [vecino, to México in 34; a Pedro Méndez in Mexico City, June 3, 1534, Pedro Méndez, hijo de Jorge Méndez y Leonor Váez, vecino of Sevilla, a Nueva España];

Millares Carlo y Montecón, Indice y extractos, I:1978 [Oct. 10, 1536, Pero Méndez owes money]; 

AGI, Justicia, 299A [1547, Residencias Guatemala, a Pedro Méndez listed as procurador de la ciudad de Gracias a Dios];

AGI, Indiferente General, 422, L.15 [fol.103r: December 22, 1531 (begins on image 217) [licencia a Pedro Méndez vecino de Sevilla, para pasar 34 esclavos a Indias];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD72, Real Audiencia, Mercedes, vol.2, exp.183, 1543 [fols. 70v – 72v: Repartimiento de indios del a ciudad de los Ángeles (including Tlaxcala and Cholula), April 1543; the list includes: 5 Indians for an Antón García, andrino; 4 for a Pero López, casado; 5 for a Paniagua, casado; 2 for the widow of a Pero Méndez; 8 for the widow of a Martín Alonso; 10 for a Pero Sánchez, casado; 8 for a Francisco Muñoz, casado; 3 for the widow of Jorge Báez; 3 for a Juan López, patino, casado; 2 for an Antón Ruiz, casado; 2 for a Valdivieso, casado; 2 for a Juan Ruiz, casado; 4 for “los dos Castros”];

Surname: 
Méndez de Sotomayor