Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ana Maria Cordova ~ Will 1753

I, Ana Maria Cordova, from Pojoaque, find myself making my final testament.

She asks that her body be buried in the small chapel at Nambe, named San Francisco.

She names her husband along with Ylario (Hilario) Archuleta, as her executors.

She states she was married to Antonio Trujillo, in which marriage they had the following children:  Miguel, Bernarda, Christobal, Joseph and Calletano - all Trujillo.

She declares a ranch that she and her husband purchased which goes from the road from the Pueblo of Pojoaque to the villa of Santa Cruz; from this she leaves to her daughter Gertrudes (not named above) and some to Christobal, the field of plum trees.

She has an iron pan, spit, brass mortar, glass mortar, five pairs of stockings, three fine skirts one without a hoop.

Acting as a scribe, Gregorio Duran, signs for her as she does not know how.  Ylario Archuleta, and Francisco Gomes del Castillo are witnesses. (Signatures above)

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Twitchell 191, Frames 1357-1361.
©Henrietta M. Christmas

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