CASTELLANOS, MANUEL (16??–17??). Manuel Castellanos was a Franciscan priest assigned to the College of Santa Cruz de Querétaro. Father Castellanos, along with Francisco Hidalgo and three other missionaries, left the college on January 21, 1716, for Saltillo. There they joined the expedition of Domingo Ramón, charged with reestablishing the Spanish presence in East Texas. On April 16 the contingent of priests reached San Juan Bautista, where they were reunited with three additional brethren of the college.