|Hernando de Manrique de Rojas|
Hernando de Manrique de Rojas was a Governor of Santiago (Jamaica) c1575.
In late 1562 he commanded Spanish forces sent to destroy a French fort at Port Royal, South Carolina. This fort had been abandoned after its leader Jean Ribault had returned to France to obtain supplies and had been delayed there by the outbreak of another phase of the French Wars of Religion. The Spanish, however, wanted to make it harder for the French to return.
Manrique de Rojas also explored the coasts of what is today the Eastern United States.
- Tebeau, Charlton W., A History of Florida. (Coral Cables, Florida: University of Miami Press, 1971) p. 29
- Woodbury Lowery. The Spanish Settlements within the Present Limits of the United States.