Pero Hernández Calvo

Brief Biography

Pero Hernández Calvo was a horseman on the Expedition. So little is known about Pero despite his uncommon name. He returned from the Expedition and settled in Culiacán where he died, probably in 1543.

Gender
Male
Title (Y/N)
No
Birthplace
Country of Origin
Spain
Place of Birth (City/Town)
?Córdoba
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Córdoba
Date of Death
1543?
Death Details Known?
No
Died on the Expedition?
No
Last Known Location
Culiacán, Mexico
Position on Expedition
Horseman
Residence After Expedition
Culiacán (Mexico)
References-Documentary

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [1 horse, lance]

1540-1550:

Enciso Contreras, Testamentos [p.415-440: cites- AGI, Contratación, 220B, R.39, Will of Francisco Pilo, 6 Nov. 1550, Agualulco (JAL), corregimiento of Izatlán, native of Aranda de Duero, son of García Pilo and Juana de la Torre; Debts: Juan de Villareal, 4000 pesos de minas; Pedro Hernández Calvo, 144 pesos de minas; owes for a black sailor that his brother bought from Luis del Castillo; owes various amounts to Cristóbal de Oñate; Juan de Zaldívar, 202 pesos, 2 tomines; the Portuguese, Juan Fernández, who died in Colima, whose albacea was Fernando Gallego, 70+ pesos for having served at sea; Francisco Calderón, deceased, 34 marcos and 1 ounce of silver to his heirs; Juan Gallegos?, deceased, find out if he owes him something; don Antonio de Mendoza, 2000 pesos de tepuzque]

AGI, Contratación, 201, N.3, R.2 [Primeramente en dos conoscimientos en medio pliego de papel que son de Pedro Hernández Calvo 95 pesos de oro de minas; albacea-Pero Hernández Calvo, persona de buena conciencia; witnesses present- Juan de Riberadeneyra, Bartolomé Sánchez del Canpillo, they signed (no signatures on copy), 27 Dec. 1543, San Miguel de Culiacán; Codicil: Pero Hernández Calvo states that he owes the heirs of Diego de Ariza 132 pesos+; 1550, 2 Jan Culiacán, copy made of the 1543 will; 1561, 26 Nov, Guadalajara, Probanza of Diego de Ariza, Pero Hernández Calvo is dead by this date; Alonso Martín, was albacea for Pero Hernández Calvo, witnesses: Francisco Rojo, Cristóbal Romero and Alonso Martín]

Other Info:

Hillerkuss, Diccionario Biográfico [Cíbola; 1550 Francisco Pilo's (Nov. 1550) will in Etzatlán owed him 144 pesos, p.3:200];

Piferrer, Nobiliario, 3:94, #1265 [family name from Córdoba;  went to Galicia; el origen de esta casa y apellido se cree muy ciertamenta que es tomado del rey don Fernando, y derivado de este nombre en Fernández and alterado despues en Hernández; escudo of sinople and a gold castle de cuyas almenas sale un brazo armado con espada and 2 lions del mismo metal empinantes al castillo, bordura de gules and 8 gold stars];

?Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:8453 [there is a family from Guadalacanal coming in 1536, parents are: Alonso Martín Calvo and Ana Fernández; they are: Alonso Martín Calvo, Francisco Sánchez Calvo, Isabel Méndez, Mayor Méndez, María Fernández, Beatriz Méndez/Fernández]

Pero Hernández Calvor:

AGI, Contratación, 202B, N.13 [Will of Andrés Bailón, Tasco, 1564; bequest to his natural daughter María López who is married to Juan Pérez, tanner, 400 pesos; Diego Hernández, is 1 albacea; his universal heirs are his parents; owes  Juan de Villaruel (Villareal?) mayordomo of don Luis de Castilla 73 pesos; owes Pero Hernández Calvor, merchant and vecino of Mexico 35 pesos; witnesses: padre García Rodríguez, Francisco de Castro];

AGI, Contratación, 203, N.4, R.8 [fol. 5v: Gaspar de Salamanca, purchased clothing, 5 June 1562, Mexico, from the belongings of Alonso de Sapardiel; fol.6r, also Pedro Hernández, silk buyer; Francisco Gómez; Diego Hernández; Pedro de Avila; Juan de Ramos; Diego Díaz, buyer; 1562, Mexico, fol.131r, Pero Hernández de Calvor/Albor, buyer; Alonso González, buyer; Juan Martín Gamero, buyer]

Relatives:

?Orozco y Berra in Dorantes de Carranza, Sumaría relación, 198 [Gonzalo Hernández Calvo, vecino of Puebla, conqueror; son-Francisco Calvo; son-in-law-Gaspar Valadés];

?Dr. León in Dorantes de Carranza, Sumaría relación, p.444 [Geronimo Hernández Calvo, vecino of Puebla, many sons and daughters, his oldest son has the encomienda, now his son-in-law, Gaspar Valdés has it]

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD110 Real Audiencia, Tierras, vol.56, exp.5, “Mapa de Santa Ana y Santa Cruz” [fol. 16:1591, Ixtepeque. Oaxaca. Martín de Velasco pide tierra no labrada para poseerla a su favor. Están representados dos pueblos: Santa Cruz en la esquina superior derecha y Santa Ana casi en la esquina inferior izquierda, colindando con las estancias de Fernández Calbo; hacia la esquina superior izquierda se ubican las tierras que pide Martín Velasco. Los pueblos se unen por una red de caminos, asimismo se muestra un río]

Mestizo Son:

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD51, Gobierno Virreinal, General de Parte, vol.2, exp.165 [10 Sep 1579: don Martín Enriquez, to the corregidor of the pueblo of Cuscatlan that he has received a report that a Pedro Hernández Calvo, mestizo lives there and is causing problems (lawsuits and dissension), abandoned his wife in Mexico City; Hernández is to be expelled and returned to Mexico City to live with his wife]

Diego Hernández Calvo:

AGI, Escribanía de la Cámara, 952 [fol. 275:18 April 1562; a Diego Hernández Calvo, citizen of Ciudad Real, Chiapas];

AGN, El libro de Tasaciones  [a Diego Hernández Calvo, 1567, p.443];

AGI, Contaduría, 664, 1557 [corregidores: Diego Fernández Calvo, corregidor of Papalotiguipaque y Tepcuçia, 100 pesos];

AGI, Contaduría 664, 1558 [Payments to alcaldes mayores, corregidores y tenientes: Diego Hernández Calvo, corregidor of Papalotiquipaque and Tepeuçila, 200 pesos, 11 Sept 1557-11 May 1558];

AGI, Contaduría, 679 [alcabalas: in August 1578, 23 pesos are paid on behalf of Diego Hernández Calvo, corregidor of Tetiquepaque];

AHMO, Actas de Sesiones, Libro 1, 1564- 1642 [Diego Hernández Calvo, vecino, antiguo poblador, honrado y rico; chosen alcalde ordinario and head of hermandad];

AHMO, Actas de Sesiones, Libro 1, 1564-1642 [Jan 1, 1565: Election of alcalde ordinario and hermandad de mesta; renaming Diego Díaz and Calvo; election goes to Pedro Sánchez de Chaves; Bartolomé Sánchez, regidor];

?Daughter:

AGI, Pasajeros, L.4, E.1110 [March 4, 1561, Francisca López, native of Córdoba, daughter of Pedro Hernández Calvo y Francisca López, to Nueva España donde residía su marido, Bartolomé de Madrid]