Cristóbal Bertao

Brief Biography

Cristóbal Bertao was born in La Debornuel, France, in the area of Rouen, Normandy and had come to New Spain at least by 1537. Cristóbal reported in 1547 that he was married to an unnamed daughter of Cristóbal Val López and had two children. Also that his parents were Luis Bertao and Malgarida Bertao. Prior to this 1547 document requesting aid from the government, there had been no indication that Cristóbal was on the Expedition.

Gender
Male
Birthplace
Country of Origin
France
Place of Birth (City/Town)
La Debornuel
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Rouen
Died on the Expedition?
No
Last Known Location
Mexico City
Position on Expedition
Unknown
Residence After Expedition
Mexico City
Married
Yes
Relatives
father:Luis Bertao;mother:Malgarida Bertao
References-Documentary

1540-1550:

AGI, México 1064, L.1\1\, “Informes,” fol.124 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:13148 = Icaza, Diccionario, #305 [vecino of Mexico City, native of La Debornuel/Bernuel, which is in the province of Ruan [Rouen: Verneuil?-sur-Seine, Berneval?]; son of Luis Bertao and Malgarida Bertao; 10 years in Nueva Esapña; went to Cíbola; married with a daughter of Cristóbal Val López and has 2 children (sons probably; no encomienda]