Lope Caballero's wife, india

Brief Biography

Rarely do women appear in the documentary record. Luckily, the expeditionary Lope Caballero stated in 1547 that he had taken his Native wife with him on the Expedition. Unfortunately, he gives no further details about her. Because Lope lived in Puebla after the return of the Expedition, it is possible that she was a native of that area.

Gender
Female
Birthplace
Country of Origin
Mexico
Place of Birth (City/Town)
?Puebla
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Puebla
Died on the Expedition?
No
Last Known Location
Puebla, Mexico
Indigenous Social Status
Unknown
Residence After Expedition
Puebla, Mexico
Married
Yes
Name of Spouse
Lope Caballero
Name of Children
2 sons
References-Documentary

1540-1550:

AGI, México, 1064, L.1 \1, “Informes” [fol.228r] = Boyd-Bowman, Indice geobiográfico, II:6159 = Icaza, Diccionario, #987 [natural de Lugo, Galicia; to Nueva España 1535; took wife on expedition] [vecino of Puebla; native of Lugo in Galicia; son of Juan Cavallero and Mari Hernández; his father served in Granada where he died; 10 years in Nueva España;married with a Native woman; went with Vázquez de Coronado and took his wife; wrote on that jornada; 2 sons]