Alonso Vos

Brief Biography

Alonso Vos was present at the 1540 muster as an armed footman. He gave his name as Alonso Vos de Ribadeo, suggesting that he was a native of Ribadeo (Lugo province). If correct, then Alonso was a native of land controlled by the Mendoza family, a fact not lost on Viceroy Mendoza when selecting expeditionaries.

Gender
Male
Birthplace
Country of Origin
Spain
Place of Birth (City/Town)
Ribadeo
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Lugo
Last Known Location
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition
Footman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere
Yes
References-Documentary

1540-1550:

1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [sword, round shield, native arms, footman, muster says Vos de Ribadeo]

Other info: Enciclopedia Universal [51:293 Ribadeo: Lugo, right on the sea] (this could be a Galician name) [Vos is a Spanish last name]

Relatives: ?AGI, ContadurĂ­a 664, 1558 [Payments to alcaldes mayores, corregidores y tenientes: Juan Vos, el moco, corregidor of Tetiquipa, Oaxaca, 280 pesos, 23 Feb 1554-23 Feb 1555 and 28 June 1555-28 June 1556]