Diego de Mata

Brief Biography

Diego de Mata may be the individual in the Pasajero record who was a native of Cazorla and arrived in New Spain with Alvarado. Two reasons make this a strong possibility. One is that Cazorla was a Mendoza jurisdiction and Viceroy Mendoza had many such men on this Expedition. The other is that fellow expeditionary Cristóbal Caballero was also with Alvarado. If this logic holds, then Diego's parents were Juan de Estremera and Marina de la Muela. Diego was present at the 1540 muster as a footman.

Gender
Male
Title (Y/N)
No
Birthplace
Country of Origin
Spain
Place of Birth (City/Town)
?Cazorla
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Jaén
Last Known Location
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
European Social Status
Commoner
Position on Expedition
Footman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere
Yes
Relatives
parents: ?Juan de Estremera and Marina de la Muela
References-Documentary

1530-1540:

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.5521 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:5619 [October 18, 1538, Diego, son of Juan de Estremera and Marina de la Muela, citizen of Cazorla, in armada of Pedro de Alvarado] [Cazorla associated with Mendozas, adelantado of]

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.2711 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:9643 [June 13, 1536, Diego, son of Pedro de Mata and Catalina de los Arcos, citizen of Sevilla, to New Spain]

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [sword, round shield, footman]

“Disposal of the Juan Jiménez Estate,” in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 27 [Coafor, March 18, 1542, Mata, purchases Jiménez’s shoes and alpargates]