Pedro de Ortega

AGI, Pasajeros, L.1, E.5128 [October 13, 1534, Pedro de Ortega, hijo de Lázaro de Guzmán, vecino de Sevilla, pasó a Venezuela] = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:9838] [probably not to South America];

AHN, Sección Nobleza, OVANDO, C.93, D.4284 [1558-08-07 Venta por Pedro Ortega y por su mujer Francisca de Ballesteros, vecinos de Genave, como albaceas de Cristóbal García, a Hernando Morcillo, de un herreñal en el arroyo del Cambrón. Ante Gil Rodríguez Argüello. Se insertan el testamento de Cristóbal García, otorgado en Genave el 22 de octubre de 1557, ante el mismo Rodríguez, un codicilo de García y la puja del herreñal, que se remató en Morcillo. Cristóbal García, vecino of Xenabe (Genave); 2nd wife was Francisca de Ballesteros; children and universal heirs-Gonzalo, María, Cristóbal, Francisca (don't know if Francisca is their mother); his cousin is Pero Ortega who is his albacea, along with Francisca; says he doesn't know how to write; a Pedro Sánchez del Moral is witness];

Pedro Hernández de Ortega

AGNEP, Notaría 4, Caja 7, Carpeta 1.3 [21 September 1570, Juan Quintero, vecino of Puebla rents some houses to Pedro de Ortega, vecino of Puebla, for 1 year for 30 pesos, signs Pedro Hernández de Ortega];

Pedro Ortega Valencia

AGI, Patronato, 18, N.10, R.4 [Méritos y servicios, Pedro de Ortega Valencia, Lima, September 1569; Ortega states that "ha servicdo a su magestad en este reino y en el de tierra firme y veragua de veinte e tres años a esta parte y ultimamente en este nuevo descubrimiento de las yslas occidentales en que fue con cargo de vuestro maese de campo" (in other words, since about 1544); referred to a Pedro de Ortega; "descubrio otra [isla]...la llamo Guadalcanal por ser de alli nactural;" a Francisco Gutiérrez, residente de la ciudad de Guanuco, more than 35 years old, is a witness; he has known Pedro de Ortega for just six years];

AGI, Panamá, 61, N.44 [Información, Pedro Ortega Valencia, ciudad de Panamá, November 1570; Ortega is alguacil mayor de la ciudad de Panamá];

Andrés Mirón, Historia de Guadalcanal  (Sevilla: Impresión Tecnographic,

2006) [p. 153-79: Pedro de Ortega Valencia, often called simply Pedro de Ortega, natural de Guadalcanal, discoverer and namer of Guadalacanal in the Salomon Islands in the Pacific; much of this information seems to come from AGI, 69-2-23 [Panama]; probably born about 1520; he was in Peru in 1554; he was evidently in Panama in 1548 and helped disrupt the plans of los Contreras to assassinate Pedro de la Gasca; in 1567 Ortega went on a voyage to the Pacific "al mando de la "Almiranta;" in May 1568 he assigned the name Guadalcanal to an island "la mejor y más fértil;" General Pedro de Ortega Valencia was factor real de la provincia del Perú in 1584; in 1593 in Quito Pedro de Ortega Valencia is referred to a mariscal when he prepares a probanza, two witnesses are Diego and Francisco Suárez de Figueroa; he was sent to Quito in 1592 to put down a mutiny over imposition of the alcabala; in 1593 Ortega says that he has been in Peru for 50 years (that is since 1543); in 1598 in Cuenca, Peru, Ortega, 80 years old more or less, "casi en lo último de mis días," says he has been in the provincia more than 50 years; his son is Gerónimo de Ortega Valencia; Pedro asked for a grant and that it be continued for an additional life;

Pedro de Ortega Guillén 

AGI, Contratación, 471, N.4, R.2 [Quito, bienes de difuntos de Alonso de Aranda, mercader], native of Hinojosa, Maria de Aranda was sister to Alonso de Aranda; case in the Casa de Contratacion because the heirs have not received the money sent by Aranda, request made in Madrid 10 Dec. 1568; in Tierra Firme; Quito, 1 Jan 1564 it was stated that Aranda, merchant, died about 11 months before; heirs-Diego Mendez, Carlos de Salazar, Pedro de Ruanes, vecinos and Pedro de Ortega Guillén, vecino; his albaceas in Peru are Diego Méndez, Carlos de Salazar, and Pedro de Ruanes, all vecinos de Quito, also a Pedro de Ortega Guillén, also vecino de Quito];

Surname: 
Ortega