Alonso de Valderey/Valderreina

Brief Biography

Alonso de Valderey/Valderreina was not present at the 1540 muster. He later testified that he did participate in the Expedition. Alonso seemed perfectly fine calling himself Valderey or Valderreina, perhaps changing his allegiance to whichever monarch was in power. He was a native of Astorga (León province) and the son of Alonso de Valderrey and Leonor Alonso. Alonso was one of the oldest expeditionaries at age 38.

Gender
Male
Title (Y/N)
No
Date of Birth
1502
AGE-1540
38
Age Set
35-45
Birthplace
Country of Origin
Spain
Place of Birth (City/Town)
Astorga
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
León
Died on the Expedition?
No
Last Known Location
Mexico City
Position on Expedition
Unknown
Residence After Expedition
Mexico City
Ability to sign name
Yes
Relatives
father:Alonso de Valderrey; mother:Leonor Alonso
References-Documentary

1530-1540:

AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.3172 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:5852a & II:5866 [son of Alonso de Valderrey and Leonor Alonso, native of Astorga, vecino of Palacios de Valduerna [18km SE of Astorga], to México Oct. 1536]

1540-1550:

AGI, Justicia, 1021, N.2, Pieza 2, “Relación sacada de la probanza, 1551” [witness: Valderreina; Valderey; Tiguex war];

AGI, Justicia, 1021, N.2, Pieza 6, “Relación sacada de la probanza” [México, January 10, 1547] [witness:Valderey (natural de Astorga in León, 45 years old] [says the Indians of Tiguex killed about 50 horses] [says: pedian de comer a los vecinos naturales de las dichas provincias e quando no lo daban lo tomaban] [says that the pueblo where López de Cárdenas was in charge was 3 1/2 leagues from where Vázquez de Coronado was] [could sign his name, which is shown as only Alonso by the scribe (no signature on copy)]