Andrés de Covarrubias

Brief Biography

Andrés de Covarrubias was born in Medina del Campo (Valladolid) to Francisco de Cobarrubias and Costanza de Palacios. He received a license for New Spain in 1537. Andrés was present at the 1540 muster as an unassigned horseman.

Title (Y/N)
Country of Origin
Place of Birth (City/Town)
Medina del Campo
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Last Known Location
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
European Social Status
Position on Expedition
Within Viceroy Mendoza's Sphere
Residence After Expedition
Possibly Mexico City
Parents: Francisco de Cobarrubias and Costanza de Palacios


Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:11826 = AGI, Pasajeros, L.2, E.3795 [Cobasrrubias, son of Francisco de Cobarrubias and Costanza de Palacios, vecino of Medina del Campo, to México 1537 (only one individual away from fellow expeditionary Escobedo); (because only one individual in Body-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, we are confident he is the expeditionary)


1540, Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [2 horses, native arms, chain mail vest, head armor, beaver]


?AGI, Indiferente General, 2050, N.15 [1563, Cristóbal Franco, vecino and native of México, son of Juan Franco and Francisca Ramírez; Cristóbal went on the conquest of Florida; presents as witnesses: Juan de Covarrubias, vecino of México, 53 - knows his parents for more than 30 years, saw him leave for Florida, doesn't know how to write; Andrés is listed close to Juan Franco on the muster];

?Chevalier, Land and Society  [p.240: Melchor de Covarrubias, in Puebla, cochineal merchant, helped found College of the Holy Ghost];

?AHAG, Gobierno, Secretaria, Fabrica General de la Diocesis, 1584-1620, Caja 1 [1595-padre Cristóval de Covarrubias, valles de Tlala, Maçatepeque, descendant?];

?Pereda López, emigracion burgalesa  [p. 163 - oriundo de Covarrubis; to Tierra Firme in 1514 with Davila; J. Toribio Medina, descubrimiento, vol. 1, p.423];

?AGI, Contaduría, 664, 1559 [Payments to those who went to Florida with Luna: Gaspar de Covarrubias, horsemen in Luna's company]