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We find nothing more of Esquivel until he is in his first post at Oviedo Cathedral. From there he moved to Calahorra (La Rioja) in 1585. He returned to his own city in 1591. He stayed there for the rest of his life, obviously a proud citizen, giving his name as Ioannis Esquivel Civitatensis (a citizen of Ciudad Rodrigo). He is sometimes found as Juan Esquivel [de] Barahona, it being the Spanish custom to add the mother’s family name. Throughout his career he was patronized by Don Pedro Ponce de León, Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo and later of Zamora, a nobleman and Franciscan friar. Esquivel is unlikely to have lived beyond 1630, but once again we have no certainty; the cathedral archives remain lost up to the 1640s.
from notes by Bruno Turner © 2020