Juan Bermejo

Brief Biography

Juan Bermejo was a native of Torrelaguna which is in the Madrid Province. His place of birth was part of the Mendoza Family territory. Juan was present at the 1540 muster as a footman. After the expedition he was briefly in Mexico City and then returned to Compostela. He was illiterate.

Gender
Male
Title (Y/N)
No
Date of Birth
about 1520
AGE-1540
20
Age Set
15-25
Birthplace
Country of Origin
Spain
Place of Birth (City/Town)
Torrelaguna
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Madrid
Died on the Expedition?
No
Last Known Location
Compostela, Mexico
Position on Expedition
Footman
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere
Yes
Residence After Expedition
Compostela, Nueva Galicia
Ability to sign name
No
References-Documentary

1540-1550:

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

AGI, Justicia, 339, N.1, R.1 [Bermejo, natural de Tor de Laguna [Torrelaguna?], estante in Mexico City, about 24 or 25 years old, is de parte witness] [Bermejo did not know how to sign his name] [says that Juan Pérez de Vergara was Vázquez de Coronado ’s mayordomo at the time of the expedition; fol. 288v: says that Vázquez de Coronado  took seven very good horses and another 12 or 15 horses “que dio a sus criados” and 15 mulas, quatro negros y tres negras; says Vázquez de Coronado must have spent more than 20,000 pesos de oro de minas; fol. 289r: says Vázquez de Coronado  daba e repartia a la gente que de ello tenyan nesçesidad sin ynterese Reparando e rreforzando la gente del (h)exerçito]

1550-1560:

Testimony of Juan Bermejo and of Vázquez de Coronado’s Purchasing Agent, Juan Fernández Verdejo in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 11 [testimony concerning certain pueblos, Compostela, spring 1552; Juan Bermejo, about 32 years old, has known Vázquez de Coronado  about 15 years, is de parte witness in Compostela; does not known how to sign his name]

1580-1590:

?Hillerkuss, Diccionario Biográfico, vol.1 [p.165: ?1584, merchant in Zacatecas]