Thursday, November 29, 2012

Antonio Vallejos ~ Will 1727

Antonio Vallejos, a soldier of the garrison (Sante Fe Presidio), in this villa of Santa Fe, a legitimate son of Manuel Vallejos and Maria Hurtado find myself sick in bed.

He names as his lawful wife, who is deceased, Miquela Silva.  He names his two daughters and heirs as Catalina and Matilde.  He also names his second wife, Casilda Jaramillo, of whom he had no children; but is under the suspicion that she is expectant.  She later marries Lorenzo Griego in April 1728.

He declares a ranch in the area of Albuquerque, which cost him 400 pesos.  He goes on and states debts and earnings from planting on this ranch, but names his mother, Mariana Hurtado and lands that are bound to one side by Francisco Garcia, Juan Fresques, Juan Candelario and Geronimo Jaramillo.

He declares - two large boxes trimmed in iron from a foreign country.

He owns a house near a Candelaria which has a parlor, a bedroom and kitchen with a storeroom.

He declares for the service of the King, four horses, a saddle, blunderbuss, a sword, bridle, spurs and padding of an old hide.

He names various debts owed and to be paid.

He lastly states that he has a Castilian cloth jacket, a silk high hat and a new cloth cape.

His administrators are his mother, Mariana Hurtado and his brother Lugardo Vallejos.  Signed and dated June 7, 1727.

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Frame 586-589.
©Henrietta M. Christmas

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