Daza, Tomás

Active 1535-1569

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Tomás Daza Valladolid? 1510/ca Valladolid 1569 M P0655

Instrument(s) Professional group Social status Social sphere Why is the person listed?
Bourgeoisie Urban From a vihuelist's family

Years active Place active Century Region
1535-1569 16cent Castilla
Biographical information

Tomás Daza was the father of vihuelist Esteban Daza. He is first mentioned in documents related to his marriage to Juan Daza in 1535, so may have been born 1510-1515 and lived in Valladolid until his death in 1569. He was son of el licenciado Esteban Daza and doña Inés de los Rios, members of the lower nobility. Esteban the vihuelist was the firstborn of fourteen children.
There is no evidence concerning how Tomás spent his life, including no evidence of education, profession or other employment. The many documents concerning him are without any reference to music.

Related persons
Esteban Daza was his son
el licenciado Esteban Daza was his father
Gaspar Daza Maldonado was his son
Inés (2) de los Ríos was his daughter
Antonio Daza was his son
Baltasar Daza de los Ríos was his son
Francisco (II) Daza was his son
Gerónima (2) [Jerónima] de los Ríos was his daughter
Juana Daza de los Ríos was his daughter
Luis Daza was his son
María Maldonado was his daughter
Mariana de los Ríos was his daughter
Melchior Daza was his son
Pedro Daza was his son
Tomás de los Ríos was his son

Source documents
Date Document
1541.03.17 Gaspar Daza, baptism.
1535.05.29-1535.11.23 Tomás Daza and doña Juana Rodríguez Daza. Dowry contract with Francisco Daza, the bride’s father
1535.11.23 Dowry payment to Tomás Daza.
1537.12.10 Foundation of the Daza Chapel.
1538.11.25 Inés Daza, baptism.
1553.07.10 Inés de los Ríos (3) - Will.
1563.05.19 Tomás Daza, last will and testament
1569.04.09 The children of Tomás Daza, executorship and guardianship of their persons and property
1569.04.09 Tomás Daza, post mortem inventory
1578.05.26-30 Juana Daza, payment of her dowry following the death of her husband.
1542.04.10 Tomás Daza, sale of houses in Valladolid.
1578.05.26-30 1538.07.26 Tomás Daza, acknowledgement of the last payment of the dowry of Juana Daza (Doc. 9).
1540.01.28 Francisco Daza, baptism.
1543.10.01 Alonso and Tomás Daza, poder.
1543.10.03 Juana Daza, Tomás Daza, power of attorney.
1543.12.18 Tomás Daza, pays 9000 mrs to a girl raised in his miother’s house.
1544.02.01 Alonso Daza de los Ríos and Tomás Daza, power of attorney.
1544.02.12 Gaspar Daza, renewal of an annuity.
1544.05.27 Tomás Daza, power of attorney to Francisco Nieto.
1545.03.05 Tomás Daza buys an annuity from don Pedro de Castilla
1545.04.01 Tomás Daza, investment, Medina del Campo, 1000mrs anuales.
1545.06.10 Tomás Daza, redemption of an annuity.
1545.10.30 Gaspar and Tomás Daza, house rental.
1549.12.31 Tomás Daza, purchase of an annuity.
1547.02.11 Gaspar Daza, statement of assets.
1551.07.02 Tomás Daza, power of attorney.
1556.02.10 Gaspar Daza, will.
1559.08.05 Ana de los Ríos, bill of sale and renunciation.
1559.11.14 Gaspar Daza, will.
1563.08.16 Tomás Daza de los Ríos, renunciation of possessions
1565.05.16 Tomás Daza, renegotiated renewal of an annuity.
1568.12.31 Tomas Daza, renewal of an annuity.
1569.10.03 Juana Daza, consentimiento from Francisco de Butrón.
1569.10.03 Gerónima Daza, renunciation of part of her inheritance
1569.10.03 The Monastery of Santa Clara, obligation against Gaspar Daza Daza and Dona Juana.
1569.10.03 Tomas Daza, transfer of annuity to his daughters Juana and Gerónima.
1572.02.27 Juana y María Daza, admission to the convent of Santa Clara.
1574.12.13 Gaspar Daza, will and testament.
1576.05.09 Gaspar Daza, restitution of the mejora of his father.
1578.06.21 Renunciation and sale of annuity of the heirs of Tomás Daza.
1580.09.20 Gaspar Daza, codicil to the codicil of 1579.10.12.
1586.10.09 Jerónima Daza, donation letter.
1587.02.12 Baltasar Daza, renewal letter of the perpetual annuity.
1598.10.26 Antonio Daza, death.
1544.01.27 Luis Daza, baptism.
1545.06.03 Antonio Daza, baptism.
1547.02.25 Gaspar Daza, financial arrangement with his brothers.
1550.02.20 Tomás Daza and Francisco Butrón, annuity.
1550.10.11 Francisco Butron, receipt (carta de pago) from Tomás Daza
1552.05.17 Tomás Daza, mentioned in a document of Baltazar Daza.
1568.01.20? Tomas Daza authorised to collect monies for Alonso de Espinosa.
1568 Tomás Daza, payment letter.
1569.10.03 Jerónimo de los Rios, redemption from annuity.
1569.10.03 Jerónimo de los Ríos, redemption of an annuity.
1578.05.26? Juana Daza, 14 documents related to the payment of her dowry.
1578.05.26 Diego Sanz, arranging of a meeting with all the heirs of Tomás Daza.
1578.05.26-30 Francisco Daza, promise of payment of dowry, annuity and cash to Juana Daza (Doc. 7).
1578.05.26-30 Tomás and Juana Daza, payment of dowry from her father Francisco Daza (Doc. 8).
1578.05.27 Recognition of the donation of the legitima of Juana de los Rios, Maria Maldonado, Franc° Daza Daza and Tomás de los Rios and the absence of P º Daza (Doc. 3).
1578.05.28 Diego Sanz, acknowledgement of the previous paper (Doc. 6).
1578.05.28 Alº Navarro, partition of the dowry of Juana Daza.
1578.05.28 Daza Juana and Tomás Daza, presentation of the accounts of the previous document (partition of Juana Daza’s dowry - Doc. 11).
1578.05.30 Juana, Esteban, Balthasar, Melchior and Dª Gerónima, consent of the payment to their mother ( Doc. 12).
1578.05.30 Esteban Daza, acknowledgement of previous document (Doc. 13).
1578.05.30 Pedro de Arce, says that all of Doc. 12 consented.
1542 Tomás Daza, sale of houses.
1598.10.14 Monastery of Santa Catalina de Sena, power of attorney to Antonio Fernández.
1558.11.09 Gaspar Daza, administrator for Juana and Gerónima de los Ríos.
1568.12.18 Francisco de Butrón, codicil
1586.10.08 Alvaro Daza de los Ríos, inventory.
1578.06.03 Francisco Daza, dowry for Juana Daza.
1558.10.02 Licenciado Butrón, codicil.

Ref Author Item Pages
griffiths1995-1 Griffiths, John. “Esteban Daza: A gentleman musician in Renaissance Spain”. Early Music 23 (1995): 437-449.
griffiths2013-3 Griffiths, John. “Catorce hijos y una sola vihuela: la familia Daza de Valladolid”. Cuadernos de la música iberoamericana 25-26 (2013): 161-175.

John Griffiths