Rodrigo de Trujillo

Brief Biography

Rodrigo de Trujillo was probably born in Veracruz, Mexico to expeditionary Jorge Báez and Luisa, a Native woman, making him one of the few known mestizo members of the Expedition. He was present at the 1540 muster as a footman.

Gender
Male
Birthplace
Country of Origin
Mexico
Place of Birth (City/Town)
Veracruz
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Veracruz
Died on the Expedition?
No
Last Known Location
Puebla, Mexico
European Social Status
Mestizo
Indigenous Social Status
Mestizo
Position on Expedition
Footman
Residence After Expedition
Puebla, Mexico
Ability to sign name
No
Relatives
father:Jorge Báez; mother: Luisa, india
References-Documentary

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [1 horse, elk hide jacket, native arms]

“Disposal of the Juan Jiménez Estate,” in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 27 [native of Veracruz; son of Jorge Baéz and Luisa, india] [Río Frio, April 9, 1542, prepares obligation to buy one of Juan Jiménez’s horses for 40 pesos] [cannot sign name] [in August 1545, in Puebla, the horse is seized and auctioned off to pay the debt]