Monday, April 21, 2014

Jose Reano ~ Will 1743


I don Jose de Reano Tagle, native of the Kingdom of Castile, archbishopric of Burgos Mountains of Santander in the Town of Santillan, legitimate son of don Jacinto de Reano and Doña Teresa de Tagle Bustamante, being sick in bed and make this my final testament.

I married Maria Roybal, daughter of don Ygnacio Roybal and Doña Francisco Gomes Robledo; we have been married for 15 years.  We had one son named, Jose, my son and only heir.

I declare a house at El Alamo, which is my residence, with its lands and boundaries as mentioned by the instruments in m possession, much more improved than when I purchased it.

I Declare another house in Santa Fe on San Francisco Street, sold to me by doña Maria Francisca Fernandes de la Pedrera, with the tract of land of El Alamo, as appears by said instruments.

I declare household goods of:  picture frames, candlesticks, dishes, cups, looking glass, spoon and what may be found of necessary use.

I also declare as my property, 4,312 pesos and 6 reales in gold due my by Don Jose de la Barreda from Chihuahua,

Own a mulato slave named Pedro, who appears in my possession as executed in Mexico in my favor.

I declare 100 pesos in gold or silver due my by Felipe Romero, the elder.

I declare 183 pesos and 5 reales in gold or silver due my by Juan Jose Lovato as it appears in the note.

Executors are his wife, brother Santiago Roybal and brother-in-law, Jose Moreno; signed April 15 1743, Jose Reano (rubric).  Witnesses:  Manuel Saenz de Garvisu, rubric; Bernardo Bustamante, rubric.

April 22, 1743, certification of the power of attorney given to his wife, don Santiago Roybal and Juan Jose Moreno.

Also declaring as his property 480 pesos and one real in possession of his wife.

Declare for his property the herds, which may be declared by Antonio de Sandoval, the foreman.  Also declare for his property the wethers which may be declared by the said foreman.  Also declare all the goats as declared by the foreman.  Also declare for his property, all of the cattle marked with his brand with their calves, steers and bulls which may be found on the ranch.  Fifty horses and colds which may be found in the stock of this garrison. 

Also declare for his property seventy pack saddles and unbroken mules more or less with his brand.  All the mares, young and stallions with his mark.  All the assess which may be found and delivered by the foreman.  One stud jack. 

Also declare as his property all the goods and merchandise of Castile, China and from this land which may be found in the boxes and is set apart, the portion belonging to his wife for her expenses.

Declare as his property all the agricultural implements which may be found as dibbles, pickaxes and the rest.

I also declare 90 fanegas of piñon, more or less.

Also declare 300 buckskins of all kinds; also declare, dressed buffalo hides.  Navajo baskets, Mexican packsaddles, bundles of carpet, cattle and small bells. 

A debt due by Jose Orcasitas of 157 pesos in silver the note in possession of don Joaquin Sanches y Tagle, to whom it was sent by don Bernardo Bustamante to be collected from the said Orcasitas.

Declare a grant of land at the place of Piedra Lumbre as it appears in the grant.

Also declare as his property a complete ambulance.

I also declare for his property a pack-saddle, broken, mule due by don Felipe Romero as appears in the note.

A three year old bull owed by Javier Rodriguez.

Fifty pesos in cash owed by Geronimo Martin, as by note, which he agreed to give the year of “forty” 200 lambs with the assurance of herding them at his expense until the year forty-three.

100 pesos in pelts and one unbroken mule by don Juan Garcia de la Mora, by note.

A horse saddle, complete and the firearms which he may have left.

As signed by the deceased, forced dotal legacy to Lugarda Lujan – ten cows, which are adjudicated from today on with their increases and to be marked with the mark of the deceased and mark to be made for the said Lugarda with the understanding that the same will remain in the stock under the same risk as the principal and what may be in existence when she may be emancipated, a letter of dower will be made and the property delivered to her.

As signed by the deceased, forced dotal legacy to Ana Maria Montoya, five young cows which are adjudicated to her with the increase which they may have and will be marked with the deceased’s mark and remain as stated in the above clause.

Also according to the last will of e deceased, was communicated to his executors a bequest to Luis Reano of 400 pesos in the kind of property which there may be, when he may get married and will remain at home as a son.  If he should die before he married, the said property to return it to the principal paying his funeral out of it and if he marries and the property diminished this legacy must be understood to the best discretion and judgment of the said executors.

Also as communicated to the executors that it should be adjudicated to Antonio Sandoval for himself and his children and heirs as a juridical gift a portion of the land at the place of Las Golondrinas and to build him a house with the servants and help him with the oxen and servants to carry the joists and other timber; with the understanding that the doors, windows and locks have to be placed by the said Sandoval.  This gift and donation  is made in consideration of the good services which he has rendered in taking care of his property and should the said Sandoval not want or like the said land, an appraisal will be done and the value given to him.

Also declare that 36 pesos owed by the mulatto, Estabanillo Gonzales in goods appears by his account.  Declare 146 pesos and four reales by Juan Manuel Padilla in goods appear. 

Also as communicated, that 6,000 pesos in gold or silver or any other property as patrimony be given for his son, Jose, which will be dedicated to his studies, his maintenance and clothing to be paid out of the interest of the 6,000 pesos and if he should take Holy Orders, he will enjoy the said amount as his patrimony, not understood as a chaplain-ship.

Signed Antonio Ulibarri, April 25, 1743 at Santa Fe.

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Twitchell 963, 964, Reel 5, Frames 645-662, 663-702.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Diego Romero ~ incomplete will 1742


Parts of this are in the land grant papers of the Cristobal de las Serna Grant, SG 109 and can be found there also.

We begot and had three male children, who are Andres, Francisco and Juan, who is dead and Ana Maria, whom I declare to be my legitimate children.

It is my will that here be delivered to her (wife) in the place that may please her, the half of what is designated as min in the rancho de las Trampas River; I also leave to her the half of the house in which I live.

No. 759 Will of Diego Romero made in Taos on June 13, 1742.

Archive no. 760 has been blogged earlier on the estate and the children.

(Incomplete)  More of this has been blogged concerning his heir Andres.  See May 17, 2013 posts.

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Twitchell 759, Reel 4, Frame 989.
©Henrietta M. Christmas

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pedro Felipe Rodriguez ~ Will 1784


Know all who see this that I, Pedro Felipe Rodriguez, soldier of this royal garrison, am ill and in sound mind.  I hereby make my last will and testament.

I ask to be shrouded with the habit of our patron saint, St. Francis, and buried in the Castrense Chapel as a poor soldier.

I declare that I married Gertrudis Padilla and lived together for forty years and we had and raised seven children, four males and three females: Alejandro, Ricardo, deceased, Jose Mariano, deceased, Juan, deceased, Maria Jacinta, Maria Valencia, Maria Dolores, deceased.

I declare owning a house which is where I live with a piece of land, which is evident by the deed, it is my will that half be given to my wife and the other half to my children; and the furniture therein belongs to my wife and the piece of land adjoining to it belong to my wife.

I declare having a small portion of land, which I have in Buena Vista, composed of 300 varas which it is my will to be divided in equal parts between my wife and children.

I declare as my chattels three oxen and one burro, which will be left the benefit and service of my wife.

I declare of having some lands in the settlement of Las Trampas, in two places as settler which I order to be divided in equal parts between my wife and children.

I declare having a complete armament, less the sword which is broken; and four horses, with which I serve the King and of which my superior may decide.

I declare of having one old and one new serge uniform, cloak and hat.

I declare owning don Jose Duran, settler of this villa, 15 pesos in reales, I order it paid.

I declare owing Vicente Jimenez, settler of Tesuque, eight pesos of common currency, I order it to be paid.

I declare owing Miguel Ortiz, also a settler of this villa, six varas of wide Puebla unbleached muslin, I order it paid.

I name as my executors first my wife and second my son, Alejandro.  Made on this 29th day of (incomplete) [December 1784].

*He was buried on January 5, 1785 at Santa Fe.

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Twitchell 734, Reel 4, Frames 884-886.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Land Sale, Diego Martin, Ursula Ramos, Juan de Dios Martinez Sandoval ~1710



In this villa of Santa Cruz on the 21st of March 1710, before me, General Juan de Ulibarri, Sargento of the Kingdom and Province, Attorney General, perpetual alderman, and visitor, commissioned judge of this kingdom and jurisdiction, Secretary of Government and War, Ordinary Alcalde of the villa of Santa Fe and Captain of War of this Jurisdiction of la Cañada, there appeared Juan de Dios Martinez de Sandoval, resident of said jurisdiction, giving bond and security for Diego Martin, his brother-in-law, from whom he has special authority to treat with the Captain Bartolome Lobato and Miguel Tenorio de Alva, and to perform the royal sale.  The boundaries are on the north, the hill of said Cañada; on the south, with the river; on the east with the arroyo that has a trough; and on the west with lands of said Juan de Dios Martin de Sandoval, the said site he gives as royal sale to doña Ursula Ramos of Santa Cruz for the sum of 50 pesos.  It is understood that the said Diego Martin includes a small house and a small room he has built where he resides. 

As he did not know how to sign, the Lt. Joseph Trujillo, Captain Matias Madrid and Francisco de Ribera, the two residents of the jurisdiction, on said day.  Signed Bartolome Lobato, rubric; Miguel Tenorio de Alva, rubric: Juan de Uribarri, rubric.

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Twitchell 736, Reel 4, Frames 890-891.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Juan Rodelo ~ 1716


Know all who may see this last will and testament that I, Juan Rodelo, a resident of the villa of Santa Fe, am ill in bed, but of sound mind and judgment.

I declare that I owe Tomasa La Perea, wife of Marcos Armijo, one shroud of Our Holy Father, St. Francis, on which I have paid her on account of six pesos; and I ask her in the name of God, should I be called away from this life before finishing payments for the same, that she forgive me for whatever balance I owe her, being unable to pay it.

I declare being indebted to Captain Luis, two pesos, and two pesos to Joseph de Atencio, and ask that my wife request that they cancel the said debt, and if they refuse to do so, that she pay it, if possible.

I declare being indebted to the said Cristobal Salas Trujillo, four pesos.

I declare that Francisco Belasques owes me four pesos, Manuel de Silva, eight pesos; and I order collection.  Also the servant of the first Governor, don Felix Joseph, “el Cusco” two pesos for one anquera that I sold to him for two which are to pay for the relief heretofore specified.

I declare that I am married to Micaela de Linares, and during the time of married life, we did not have any children.

I declare that I request of my wife that whenever God has called me away from life, that my corpse be delivered to the corporal guard, should the soldier so desire, or some benefactors should want to bury me through charity.

I declare as my chattels, this small house and a parcel of land that adjoins the house.  The said land I bought from Marciala Zapata, who has not yet executed any indenture of writing for the same.  Before making this will, she agreed in the presence of Captain Juan Garcia de las Rivas, to execute the said indenture of writing before the said Alcalde, in order not to leave my wife any lawsuit; and she, Marciala Zapata, promised to execute the same at any time.  The house and land I leave to my wife.

That I leave a coat to be given to any one that will furnish my shroud; that the same be given to Tomasa La Perea by my wife, if she will forgive me the debt I owe her.

I leave my said wife as my executrix.

And this is my last will and testament, may it be enforced and I ask and request of Captain Juan Garcia de la Rivas, High Sheriff and the Holy Office and Ordinary Alcalde of this said villa, that he acknowledge the same in his official capacity.

He, being not being able to write, did not sign the same, and upon his request one of the witnesses signed for him in my presence, and were present as follows:  Isidro de Medina, Diego Salazar, Jose de Armijo, all residents of this villa.  All done before me, at Santa Fe, March 8, 1716; signed Juan Garcia de Rivas.  Witnesses:  Juan Manuel Chirinos, at the request of Juan Rodelo; Tomas Jiron de Tejeda.

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Twitchell 731, Reel 4, Frames 877-879.
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