Domingo Fernández

Brief Biography

Domingo Fernández was not present at the 1540 muster. The only reference we have to his participation comes from the work of fray Antonio Tello in the 1550s and later repeated in Mota y Padilla's work of the 1700s. These authors stated that Domingo was a criado of the expeditionary Lope de Samaniego and that he died along with expeditionary Diego Alcaraz in Corazones (Mexico).

Title (Y/N)
Date of Death
Death Details Known?
Died on the Expedition?
Last Known Location
Los Corazones (Sonora, Mexico)
Position on Expedition


?Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:1594

?Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:1796 [to Florida]

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.3, E52 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:2112  son of Juan Romero and María González, vecino of Zafra, to México Jan. 31, 1539)

?AGI, Pasajeros, L.13, E.289 = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:13463 [portugues, in México 1535, wife in Spain]


Mota Padilla, 166 = Tello, Libro Segundo [p.438:criado of Lope de Samaniego, died along with Alcaraz in Corazones]


?Himmerich, Encomenderos, 156 [Juan Fernández, notary, parents: Diego and Catalina Fernández, Sevilla, w/Narvaez, vecino of Colima, 3 sons];

?AGI, Contratación, 199, N.9 [Bienes de Hernán Pérez, Mexico City, June 1560; in December 1560, in identifying the location of some houses owned by Hernán Pérez, they are said to be in the barrio of San Pablo of Mexico City “junto a las casas de Francisco Díaz, alguazil; in Mexico City in April 1561, a Diego Hernández is pregonero público; almoneda takes place in the pueblo of Tulancingo, in March 1561; there, a Diego Núñez buys a candelero de acosar and unas tijeras de despavilar and un puyavante for just one peso; a Domingo Fernández (son?) buys four oxen]