Sebastián de Soto

Brief Biography

Sebastián de Soto was a native of Guadalajara (Guadalajara province) and the son of Sebastián de Soto and María Barbáz. He came to New Spain with Viceroy Mendoza in 1535 and appears to have been connected to the Viceroy prior to his coming with Mendoza. Sebastián was present at the 1540 muster as an unassigned horseman. After the muster there is no further mention of him, so perhaps he died on the Expedition.

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
before 1515
AGE-1540
25
Age Set
15-25
Birthplace
Country of Origin
Spain
Place of Birth (City/Town)
Guadalajara
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Guadalajara
Last Known Location
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition
Horseman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere
Yes
Relatives
father:Sebastián de Soto; mother:María Barbáz
References-Documentary

1530-1540:

AGI, Pasajeros L.2, E.1258 [June 26, 1535, Sebastián son of Sebastián de Soto and María Barbáz, citizens of Guadalajara, with the viceroy] [certainly seems like him if he was with Mendoza];

AGI, Justicia, 337B [1537, witness (where?), more than 22 years old (b.<1515), answers questions on the characters of various persons, signed (no signature on copy), fol. 852r-853r];

AGI, Justicia, 258, pieza 1, “Relación de los salarios” fol. 798v: Nov. 1539, a sebastian de soto...Lx pesos]

1540-1550:

1540, Feb.: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [two horses, elk hide jacket, head armor, native arms]