Juan Suárez de Ávila

Juan Suárez

Millares Carlo y Montecón, Indice y extractos, I:305 [Dec. 5, 1525, owes Rodrigo Renjel money]; I:446 [Mar 22, 1527, vecino]; I:1297 [April 28, 1528, owns houses on the Calle de Tacuba]; I:1666 [Oct. 12, 1528, vecino, owes Alonso Sánchez money]; I:1727 [1528, vecino]; I:1750 [Nov. 13, 1528, vecino of Mexico City, owes Juan de Contreras, vecino of Veracruz money]; II:2035 [Nov. 9, 1536, slaves from Juan Juárez];

Mier y Terán Rocha, La primera traza [II:594-95: a Juan Xuárez received three grants from the cabildo de México of huertas outside the traza, one on the calzada de Tacuba in January 1526, one of unknown location in July 1527, and a third in Coyoacán in July 1528; he also acquired another on the calzada de Tacuba through trade in August 1528];

AGI, Justicia, 116, N.2 [fol. 123r: 1532, Juan Suárez, 36, signed, no signature on copy] [this one is too old];  

APSM, “Bautismos de Españoles, 1536-1746” [fol.11v: Juan Suárez and doña Madalena Campos baptized Luis, 27 Oct. 1537];

AGI, Justicia, 202, N.2, R.2 [El fiscal con Alonso de Mérida, indios, México, 1552;  copy of an interrogatorio from 1541: a witness is a Pedro de Vargas, vecino de México, more than 40 years old, can sign but no signature on copy; another witness is Mari López, wife of Pedro de Vargas, more than 30 years old, does not know how to sign; a witness is doña Marina de la Caballería, muger que fue del tesorero Alonso de Estrada, more than 40 years old; she was madrino to a Pedro Lucas, can sign but no signature on copy; a witness in January 1542 is a ? Juan Suárez, more than 40 years old, can sign but no signature on copy] [too old];

AGI, Justicia, 198, N.7 [September 1541, Andrés de Tapia con el fiscal sobre maltratamiento de indios] [witness, Juan Suárez, vecino de México, more than 40 years old, could sign his name-no signature on copy] [from this document there is “pintura de indios de Nueva España; it is M-P, México, 665] [not the right age];

AGI, Justicia, 261, Pieza 2, 1547 [visita a don Antonio de Mendoza, witness, Dec. 1541, more than 40 years old, signed his name-no signature on copy [fol. 1283v] [not the right age];

Juan Suárez, conqueror, encomendero of Tamazulapa, (too old to be expeditionary):

Millares Carlo y Montecón, Indice y extractos, I:184 [Nov. 4, 1525, father-Diego Xuárez, mother-María de Marcayda, vecino of Mexico City, native of Sevilla];

AGI, Justicia, 259, pieza 2 [16 Nov. 1541; after Mixtón War, Juan Xuárez branded 4 slaves];

AGI, Justicia, 266, Quaderno 4&5 [Pedro de Moxica] [Probanza de don Antonio de Mendoza sobre los cargos que le fueron fechos por el senor lic. Francisco Tello de Sandoval, Juan Suárez, witness #27; no mention of going; native of Sevilla; fol.612v, signed];

Icaza, Diccionario, #130 [native of Sevilla; son of Diego Suárez and doña María de Marcayda; left Spain around 1500 for Hispañola with comendador de Lares; went with Velázquez to Cuba and lived there for 20 years; then at that time (1520) went to New Spain by the request of Cortés for the conquest; conquest of Panuco; Mixtón war with the viceroy; in 1527 his mother came to New Spain with her children, household and grandchildren; he is married with 2 sons and 1 daughter; has Tamaçulapa]

Papeles de Nueva España , “Suma de visitas,” #658 [1548/50-Tamaçulapa: este pueblo esta asentado en un alto en medio de unos llanos; tiene por sujetos a Mistepeque, Çapotitlan, Tula, Achiutla, Centecontepeque y Tlacosuchitepeque; todas son 3320 personas de 3 años para arriba; dan de tributo cada un año 1100 pesos de oro comun en tostones; cada 100 dias 20 camisas y 20 naguas y 20 mantas de indios y 4 mantas grandes blancas y 6 indios ordinarios en las minas; cada 15 dias 4 cargas de frisoles, una de axi, 2 cargas pequeñas de sal, 20 indios para guarda de los ganados, 4 para arar y sembrar; hazen una sementera de 4 fanegas de trigo de sembradura y otra de maiz de 12 fanegas de sembradura y 8 fanegas de habas; benefician 2 libras de semilla de seda; es en partes fragosa y en partes llana; tiene montes; es en partes fria y en otras caliente; danse muy bien todas las semillas de la tierra y de Castilla; ay mucha cantidad de morales; puedense criar hasta 8 libras de semilla de seda; criase grana; tiene mucho regadio; ay pastos para ganados; esta de Mexico 50 leguas y de los Angeles 28 y de Oaxaca 20; confina con Tutla, Guaxuapa, Tapazcolula, Texupa y Cuestlavaca];

Epistolario de Nueva España , vol.9, #485 [p.24: Jan. 1560, Tamaculpa in Misteca, bishopric of Guaxaca, held by Luis Xuárez, son of Juan Suárez, 1st holder, assessed 900 pesos in money, wheat, corn, chickens];

Velasco, Relación de las encomiendas [p.39: Tamaçulapa held by Juan Xuárez, 1st holder, poblador, succeeded by oldest legitimate son, Luis Xuárez, middling pueblo];

AGI, Indiferente General, 1529, N.2 [relación de tasaciones de pueblos de Indios de Nueva España, 1560; "Tamaculpa en la mixteca encomendado en Luis Suárez hijo de Juan Suárez que fue primero tenedor esta tasado en dinero trigo maiz gallinas que vale novecientos pesos"];

Porras Muñoz, El Gobierno de Mexico City [p.196, son of don Diego Suárez Pacheco and doña María de Marcaida, his sister Catalina married Cortés; p.430, Luis Suárez de Peralta (born 1537), alcalde ordinario in 1571, was son of Juan Suárez de Ávila and doña Magdalena de Peralta, Juan was a relative of the condes del Valle de Orizaba, other children were don Juan Suárez de Peralta (born 1541), presbítero and licenciado don Pedro Suárez, doña Catalina de Peralta; Juan had purchased a mill in Tacubaya from Guzmán in 1534; his son Juan was the author; Luis succeeded his father in Tamazulapa in the 1550s];

AGI, México, 211, N.37 [July 18, 1590, méritos y servicios, Juan Suárez de Ávila and Pedro Suárez de Ávila] [Juan is one of the first conquerors of Nueva España, but no details are given]; Pedro Juárez de Ávila, son of Juan Juárez de Ávila; probanza 6 Abril 1571, Pedro is a clerigo, Luis Xuárez de Peralta is his brother; witness-Damian de Torrez Zorrilla, knows that Juan Xuárez de Ávila was one of the first pobladores of New Spain and that he went to the war in Jalisco, age-more than 50];

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Suárez de Ávila