Lope Gallego

Brief Biography

Lope Gallego was present at the 1540 muster and served directly under Vázquez de Coronado. It is possible that Lope was among the group of fellow expeditionaries, Rodrigo Simón and possibly Diego Gallego, who accompanied the royal treasurer Alderete to New Spain. There is very little mention in the documentary record of Lope which may be due to possibly having been killed by Natives in Oaxaca in 1546.

Date of Death
Last Known Location
Tepic, Mexico (Muster)
Position on Expedition

pre 1530:

?Orozco y Berra in Dorantes de Carranza, Sumaría relación, 397 [w/Alderete, first treasurer, 1521];

?Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:13221 = Millares Carlo y Montecón, Indice y extractos, I:768 [Sept 13, 1527, Juan de Paredes owes Alonso Sevillano and has to be collected in Lope Gallegos' name],1437 [Aug 29, 1528, Juan de Paredes gives poder to Gallego to collect debt from Antón de la Cadena and Francisco de Santa Cruz, arrendadores mayores]


1540,Feb: Muster in Flint & Flint, Documents, Document 12 [horse, arcabuz, native arms, in Vázquez de Coronado's company]

?AGI, Contratación, 5709, N.5 [1546: deceased in Tlapalcatepec (Oaxaca); the property of Lope and so-and-so Gallardo, don’t know where they are natives of, quemado por Indians = 10 pesos, 3 tomines of tepuzque gold and some clothing]