Francisco de Villafranca

Brief Biography

Francisco de Villafranca was present at the 1540 muster as a footman with an arquebus. There is a Pasajero record for a Francisco de Villafranca from Medina de Rioseco in Valladolid province, the son of Antonio de Villafranca and Ana de la Jarda. Because fellow expeditionary Gaspar de Salamanca was receiving his license for New Spain just two individuals before this Francisco, he may be the expeditionary.

Gender
Male
Birthplace
Country of Origin
Spain
Place of Birth (City/Town)
?Medina de Rioseco
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Valladolid
Last Known Location
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition
Footman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere
Yes
Relatives
?father:Antonio de Villafranca; ?mother: Ana de la Jarda
References-Documentary

1530-1540:

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.4813 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:11875 [March 29, 1538; Francisco, son of Antonio de Villafranca and Ana de la Jarda, citizens of Medina de Río Seco, to New Spain (expeditionary Gaspar de Salamanca is #4811, highly likely)]

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [arquebus, native arms, footman]

?AHMP, Actas, Vol. 5, Document 4, Asunto 2 [fol.7r: January 30, 1545, Solar a Pedro Hernández, sastre, en la traza de la ciudad que linda con el solar de Villafranca, su yerno, y con el de una hermana de fray José];

1570-1580:

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD61, Inquisición, vol.136, exp.2 [fol.114: Villafranca, married twice];

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD61, Inquisición, vol.136, exp.174, 1574 [Puebla, 29 April 1574; Bartolomé Rodríguez appears and says a Villafranca, criado of don Rodrigo de Vivero; married currently with Juana Montes]