The Hernando de Barahona that we favor is the son of Hernando Baraona (sic) and María Chacón, who was from Fuente del Maestre (Badajoz). He obtained a license to travel to New Spain on April 16, 1539, the same day as fellow expeditionary Juan Martín. Hernando was present at the 1540 muster as a member of Maldonado's company.
Boyd-Bowman II, 1244 = Pasajeros III, #235 [Hernando de Varona (sic), son of Hernando Baraona (sic) and María Chacón, vecinos of la Fuente del Maestre, to Nueva España, April 16, 1539]; [Pasajeros for same day as Juan Martín de la Fuente del Maestre #236];
1540, Feb: Muster: horse, native arms, in Maldonado's company