Mateo de Villafranco
|Birthplace:||Probably Zacatecas, Nueva Vizcaya, Virreinato de Nueva España|
|Death:||(Date and location unknown)|
|Managed by:||Ben M. Angel, still catching up|
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About Mateo de Villafranco
From the work of Miguel A. Ayala (webcached on 12/27/2012):
Mateo de Villafranco (b. 1561)
Mateo de Villafranco (son of Juan Villafranco and Lucia de Santiago) was born 1561.
He married Catalina Montano Rodriguez, daughter of Alonso Montano, Lieutenant and Isabel Rodriguez.
Notes for Mateo de Villafranco: Mateo de Villafranca. On February 7, 1631, he declared that “... he was the son of Juan de Villa (sic for Villafranca) and Lucía de Santiago, who were inhabitants of the city of Zacatecas, (Juan de Villafranca, in 1588, was one of the two inspectors and examiners of the offices of cleaners, jacket sellers, shoe sellers, and clothiers of the city of Zacatecas; he was a master tested in Seville) and that he is an inhabitant of this city (Monterrey) more than twenty-nine years (1601), and that he has always practiced in the service of the divine worship (sexton) in this convent of Our Father San Francisco of this said city, and that he is of the age of seventy years (born around 1560).” Mateo de Villafranca performed several duties in the city of Monterrey: in 1603 he was procurer and in 1604 steward of the parochial church. In 1626 he figures as testamentary executor of Agustina de Charles. And in 1631 he was accused of having received numbers of Indian slaves of those which Captain Colmillo introduced.
Children of Mateo de Villafranco and Catalina Montano Rodriguez are:
- 1. +Maria Montano.