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These men served with the conquistador Francisco de Montejo. The conquest of the Yucatan officially lasted from 1526 to 1546. The Conquistadors met bitter resistance from the Maya. While most of the Yucatan was conquered, the last of the Maya kingdoms, Tayasal (on a island in Lake Peten Itza) kept its independence until 1697. Montejo who was joined in the conquest by his son and nephew, asked Gonzalo Guerrero to join them. Gonzalo who had lived amongst the Maya since his shipwreck in 1511, refused and led a contingent of Maya troops to Honduras by canoe to aid the Indians there. After the encounter Pedro de Alvarado's troops found his body painted and dressed in full indian garb, on the field of war.
List of Men Who conquered the Yucatan With Montejo (A-Z)
Aguilar, García deAguilar, Hernando deAguilar, Juan de
Aiceo, Francisco deAlonso, RodrigoAlvarez, Pedro
Alvarez, RodrigoAlvarez de Castaneda, Pedro Arevalo, Alonso de
Arevalo, Alonso de (regidor)Arriola, Pablo deArriola, Pablos de
Ayala, Diego deAyala, Marcos deAzamar, Juan de
Baez, AlonsoBarajas, Juan deBohorques, Alonso
Bote, JuanBracamonte, Fernando deBracamonte, Francisco de
Briseno, DiegoBurgos, Sebastian deCaballero, Juan
Camina, RodrigoCampo, Geronimo deCano, Juan
Cardenas, Juan deCastillo, Gomez deCastillo, Pedro
Castro, Hernando deChavarria, Pedro deCisneros, Rodrigo
Contreras, Juan deCorrea, Alonso Costilla, Pedro
Cruz, Juan de laCuenca, Juan de (escribano)Díaz, Giraldo
Díaz, LuisDiaz, Luis (regidor)Diaz, Pedro
Diaz de Moncibar, Pedro (regidor)Diaz Poveda, PedroDoncel, Juan
Dovalle, DamianDuran, PedroEnamorado, Juan
Escalona, Juan deEsteban, MicerFarfan, Juan
Fernandez, PedroFranco, PedroGaliano, Pedro
Gallardo, AlonsoGallego, JacomeGallegos, Baltasar de (mayordomo)
Garcia, PedroGarrucho, MartinGenoves, Esteban
Gibraltar, Nicolas deGomez de Sotomayor, JuanGonzalez, Alonso
Gonzalez, BaltasarGonzalez, Baltasar (portero de cabildo)Gonzalez, Blas (regidor)
Gonzalez, Blas (otro)Gonzalez, GasparGonzalez de Benavides, Andres
Guerrero, Gonzalo (regidor)Gutierrez Picon, JuanHernandez, Jorge
Hernandez, MiguelHernandez, PedroHernandez Calvillo, Francisco
Hurtado, FranciscoIniguez, Martín deIniguez de Castaneda, Esteban
Iriza, Tartin deJuan, MaeseLopez Zarco, Alonso
Lopez, FranciscoLopez, JuanLopez de Mena, Juan
Lopez de Recalde, JuanLubones, Francisco deLugones, Francisco (regidor)
Lugones, Pedro deMagana, Juan deMaldonado, Licenciado
Manríquez, FranciscoMartín, EstebanMedina, Alonso de
Medina, Diego deMendez, GonzaloMendoza, Belez de
Molina, Alonso deMolina, Pedro de (procurador)Montejo, Francisco de (capitan, justicia mayor)
Morales, JuanMunoz, PedroMunoz Baquiano, Hernando
Munoz Zapata, HernandoNieto, RodrigoNunez, Juan
Ojeda, Alonso deOliveros, Juan deOrtiz, Juan
Ortiz, LopeOrtiz de Guzman, JuanOsorio, Alvaro
Pacheco, AlonsoPacheco, AndresPacheco, Gaspar
Pacheco, MelchorPacheco, Melchor (el viejo)Palacios, Juan
Palma, Francisco deParedes, LucasParrado, Alonso
Porras, Juan dePortillo, Juan dePriego, Juan
Quiroz, FranciscoRecio, MartinRey, Juan de
Reynoso, Alonso deRodríguez, JuanRojo, Bartolome
Ronquillo, FranciscoRosado, AlonsoRubio, Miguel
Ruiz, AntonRuiz Darce, MartinSalazar, Marcos de
Salinas, Juan deSanchez, DiegoSanchez, Francisco
Sanchez, ToribioSanchez de Castilla, HernandoSantiesteban
Serrano, EstebanSosa, Juan deTablada, Miguel de
Tamayo, FranciscoTorre, Juan de la (regidor)Urrutia, Juan de
Valdivieso, Diego deValencia, Pedro deValencia, Pedro de
Vargas, Garcia deVela, JuanVelasco, Martín de
Villagomez, Bernardino de (alcalde)Villanueva, Alonso de (regidor)Villarreal, Diego de
Vizcaíno, JuanYelves, AndresZetina, Beltrán de
Zieza, Francisco de (alcalde)Zurujano, Pedro
* Source of the above names: Sumaria Relacion de las Cosas de la Nueva Espana 
by Baltasar Dorantes de Carranza
* Source of the header information: The Mysterious Maya 
by George E. Stuart


Biographies (a work in progress)
Pacheco, Gaspar - From Toledo. Came to Mexico in 1525 along with his brother Melchor and sons Alonso and Melchor. Gaspar and Diego de Figueroa led the entrada in the pacification of the Mixteca and Zapoteca in northern Oaxaca in 1526. In 1539 they took part in the conquest of the Yucatan. The son of Gaspar Pacheco, Melchor married dona Ana Dorantes the daughter of the Captain Andres Dorantes de Carranza. Gaspar Pacheco married the daughter of the Govenor Francisco de Solis. Melchor Pacheco the elder married the daughter of the Secretary Hernando de Castro Polanco.