Alonso de Valencia

Brief Biography

Alonso de Valencia was present at the 1540 muster as an unassigned horseman. It seems highly likely that Alonso was the son of the conqueror of the same name. A Pasajero record shows Alonso, son of the conqueror, receiving a license for New Spain in 1538. If these two individuals are one and the same, then he was a native of Santibáñes de Masçules (Cáceres province). The town today is called Santibáñes el Alto, but in earlier times it was called SantiJoannes de Mascoras or Mascules.

Gender
Male
Title (Y/N)
No
Birthplace
Country of Origin
Spain
Place of Birth (City/Town)
?Santibáñes de Masçules
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Cáceres
Last Known Location
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition
Horseman
Relatives
?parents: Alonso de Valencia and Apolonia Gómez; ?sisters:Francisca de Contreras, Ana de Valencia
References-Documentary

1530-1540:

(#1) ?AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.4915 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:3090 [June 4, 1538, Alonso de Valencia, hijo de Alonso de Valencia y de Apolonia Gómez, vecino de Santibáñez de Masculis, to Mexico]

1540-1550:

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

1550-1560:

(#2) ?Méndez Venegas, Emigrantes a América, #1790 [Extremadura, escribano in Lima; made will for Alvaro Alonso Hernández, 1559];

1560-1570:

(#2) ?AGI, Contratación, 202B, N.19 [fol.1v: 3 Feb. 1564,  Francisco López, witness in Los Reyes for death of Fernan Cardoso, signed, no signature on copy; Alonso de Valencia, Alonso Hernández bought items at auction];

(#2) ?Méndez Venegas, Emigrantes a América, #1794 [Extremadura, escribano in Lima; Rodrigo de Arcos delivered his will, 1585]

father?, conqueror

Mier y Terán Rocha, La primera traza [II:587: in September 1524 an Alonso de Valencia received the grant from the cabildo de México of a solar “outside” the traza on the calle de Tacuba; he also received the grant of a huerta outside the taza in Tacubaya in April 1530];

Mier y Terán Rocha, La primera traza [II:579: a Pedro Sánchez received the grant from the cabildo de México of a huerta in April 1525 outside the traza on the calzada de Tacuba next door to an Alonso de Valencia];

Mier y Terán Rocha, La primera traza [II:557: a Pedro Nieto received the grant from the cabildo de México of a solar in January 1526 within the traza on the calle de Tacuba next door to an Alonso de Valencia];

AGI, Contaduría, 662 [on March 10, 1541, an Alonso de Valencia, corregidor of half of the pueblo of Guatinchan, died; his half reverted to the Crown; he was supposed to be serving from March 1540 to March 1542; he left a will and his death is certified within the accounting; the next entry says that Valencia had held Guatinchan in encomienda until he died];

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD23, Real Audiencia, Civil, vol.2303, exp.2, 1541 [16 March 1541, Tepeaca, deceased in Puebla; concerning the indios he had in Guatinchan and its sujeto; 5 days before [died March 11th] Alonso de Valencia made his will; heirs were 2 daughters and 1 son he had by marriage in Spain and had no other children here in New Spain, nor was his wife here; inventory taken and goods auctioned off; buried at Santo Domingo; Antón Moreno, trumpeter, was his albacea; his son was Alonso de Valencia; Francisco Rodríguez, also albacea; he was a conqueror of Mexico and received the encomienda for his services; he also had an estancia in Misteca; vecino of Mexico and native of the villa de Santibanes de Masçules in the maestradgo de Alcántara; children were-Francisca de Contreras, wife of Juan de Salzedo, Ana de Valencia, wife of cojo Francisco de Godoy and Alonso de Valencia, all vecinos of Santibañes de Mascules; Alonso made these statements 10 March 1541];

Gerhard, Historical Geography [p.221: Guatinchan (PUE), to Pedro de Alvarado then to Alonso de Valencia (Valiente?); escheated in 1542]