Thursday, May 21, 2015

Heirs of Francisco (el ciego) Martin



Francisco Martin (el ciego).  One of his granddaughters, Maria Rosalia Fresquez is contesting the distribution of the lands as an heir through her mother.  The document starts off dated 29 April 1786, Josefa Martin and Maria Rosalia Fresques, the first daughter and heir of Francisco Martin. Other names written in this document when they are re-dividing the lands are:

Salbador Martin, already deceased
Eusevio Martin
Juana Martin, deceased and received by her daughter Maria Rosalia Fresquez.
Juan Francisco, deceased
Jose Martin who purchased some of the lands
Pedro, deceased.
Julian who also purchased some lands.
Manuel, Jose, Salbador, Barbara, and Maria, direct heirs.

Reference:  Benjamin M. Read Misc Collection, Series II, Folder #6.  New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Soldier, Tomas Padilla ~ enlistment 1766



Tomas Padilla, son of Juan Padilla and Margarita Martin native of Soledad of this government; occupation cowboy, height 5'3" tall, 31 years old, CAPR (Roman Catholic), black hair and eyebrows, full faced heavy beard, rose-coloured skin, stocky.  He fills the position in this presidio of Santa Fe on 15 April 1766, in place of Ysidro Martinez. He was read the penalties called for in the ordinance…having been advised that this is the explanation (justification) and no excuse whatsoever will be accepted from him; signed. Those being witnesses were the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval.  Thomas Padilla, (rubric)

Juan Bapta de Anza (rubric)

Margin:  He was given a license to discharge Jul 1 1779 (769).

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 769.  DAR SAR
©Henrietta Martinez Christmas

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Soldier, Francisco Xavier Ortiz ~ enlistment 1766



Francisco Xavier Ortiz son of don Toribio Ortiz and Leonarda Coca, native of this villa, occupation farmer, height 5'5", 21 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic), chestnut colored beard, hair and eyebrows, mole on left side of face, cat or sly eyes (gateador), very fair skinned. He fills the position in this presidio of Santa Fe on 17 March 1766, in place of Tomas Roman. He was read the penalties called for in the ordinance…having been advised that this is the explanation (justification) and no excuse whatsoever will be accepted from him; signed. Those being witnesses were the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval.  Franco Xabier Ortiz, (rubric)

Juan Bapta Anza (rubric)

Margin:  He was given a license to discharge July 1, 1779.

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 768.  DAR SAR
©Henrietta Martinez Christmas