Diego de Salamanca

conqueror w/Narváez and Cortés:

González-Leal, Relación Secreta  [pp. 41-42: Las que pasaron don Narváez [both with and without Indians in encomienda]: The list of those with Indians includes a Pero Nieto, el bachiller Alonso Pérez, an Alonso González, a Juan Fernández, vecino de Colima, a Diego Hernández Nieto; those without Indians (pp. 42-43) include a Pero Hernández, sevillano, an Hernán Méndez de Sotomayor, vecino de Guatemala, a Diego de Salamanca];

AGI, México, 204, N.26 [Méritos y servicios of Diego de Salamanca, May 10, 1547, México: Salamanca has been vecino, now estante, in México; was granted encomiendas in the valle de Oaxaca by Cortés (afterwards taken away by the marqués himself); went to Guatemala where he purchased Indian slaves to work in the mines and farms, which earned him 1000 castellanos a year; but because of the New Laws these were taken away by licenciado Cerrato; so he returned to Nueva España where Mendoza granted him 150 pesos de ayuda annually; he is old; asks for an encomienda or corregimiento or 500 pesos de ayuda; interrogatorio: participated in the conquest of México; was with Pedro de Alvarado during the siege of México; went with Alvarado in the conquests of Oaxaca and Tutepeque; was vecino of Oaxaca; served both on foot and on horseback at his own cost; served in the conquest of Lanchinolticpac, Maquiesuchico, Meacatlan, Xaitla, and many other provincias; served as alférez under Juan de Salcedo; questions 11 and 12 concern additional services; brother is Alonso de Barrientos; a witness in 1550 is licenciado Alonso Maldonado, estante en Salamanca, more than 25 years old, was not in Guatemala when licenciado Cerrato went there];

AGI, México, 1064, L.1\1\fol.84v = Icaza, Diccionario, #116 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, I:2720 [native of Salamanca; son of Payo Gómez de la Cabeca and Beatriz Barrientos; came with Narváez; conquest of México; Guaxaca; Tutepec; Pánuco; encomienda - Atenpa and Jalapa; has 3 natural children];

AGI, Contaduría, 663B [Payment to conquistadores, their wives and children: to the albaceas of a Diego de Salamanca, uno de los primeros conquistadores, 325 pesos, in 1553];

Gerhard, Historical Geography [p.375: Xalapa in the 1520s];

Dorantes de Carranza, Sumaria relación [p.173: conqueror; his son, Alonso de Barrientos is a barber];

Guatemala

Orozco y Berra in Dorantes de Carranza, Sumaría relación, 433 [vecino in Guatemala, signed letters up to 1541];

Actas del Cabildo, Guatemala, 1530-1541 [barbero, vecindad, 1536, p.161; barbero, 1539, p.280; barbero, 1540, p.311]

Surname: 
Salamanca