Sunday, March 1, 2015

Soldier, Antonio Armenta ~ enlistment 1756



Antonio Armenta son of Antonio Armenta and Juana Beitia a native of the villa of Santa Fe, occupation farmer, height 5'5"and one line tall, 25 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic), black hair and eyebrows, coarse full-heavy beard, fair skinned.  He fills the position in this royal presidio of Santa Fe in place of Jorge de Herrera on this 4th day of July 1756.  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; he signed.  Those being witnesses were the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval.  Signed Antonio de Armenta (rubric) 

Juan Bapta de Anza (rubric)

Margin:  He was discharged on 1 July 1779.  Anza (rubric)

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 753 – DAR SAR.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Salvador Antonio Sandoval ~ enlistment 1755



Salvador Antonio Sandoval, son of Andres Sandoval and Maria Marques, native of this villa of Santa Fe, occupation farmer, height 5'6" and one line, 24 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic), black hair and eyebrows, red beard, scar on left eyebrow, fair skinned and handsome.  He fills the position in this royal presidio of Santa Fe in place of Bartolome Maese on this 20th day of September 1755.  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; he signed.  Those being witnesses were the Sergeants Antonio Gerrero and Pablo Sandoval. Salvador Antonio Sandobal (rubric).  Juan Bapta de Anza (rubric)

Margin:  lined through notation.  He was given permission for a discharge as he had completed his time dated 28 May 1781.

 Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 751 – SAR.
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Alferez Antonio Guerrero ~ enlistment 1752



Antonio Guerrero, son of Alferez don Francisco Guerrero and doña Maria Paes native of this villa of Santa Fe, occupation farmer, height 5'5" and on line, 21 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic) fair skinned, handsome, black hair and eyebrows, full faced beard.  He fills the position for an unlimited time in this royal presidio of the villa of Santa Fe on this 4th day of January 1752; in place of Antonio de Armenta.  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; he signed.  Antonio Guerrero (rubric) and Juan Bapta de Anza (rubric)

Margin: He was promoted to Corporal on 17 October 1772. Promoted to Sergeant on 1 January 1779. Promoted to second Alferez (2nd Lt.) on 1 August 1782. Promoted to first Alferez (1st Lt.) on 5 May 1789.


Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 750 – DAR SAR.
  ©Henrietta Martinez Christmas