In the villa of Santa Fe, on April 24, 1750, at the request of the heirs of Micaela Basques, widow of Francisco Gonzales de la Cruz, both now deceased, I don Jose Bustmante y Tagle, Alcalde Mayor and Captain of War, went to the upper river of said villa and partitioned one parcel of land, which was obtained by royal grant to seven heirs – all of a legitimate marriage. Each child is entitled to 57 Castilian varas of farm land as well as 85 ½ varas of uncultivated land, therefore, each one receiving a total of 142 ½ varas - parceled out from oldest to youngest.
These witnesses agreed to said measurements, they were Bartolome Marques, Pascual Trujillo and Jose de Esquibel.
Signed, Jose Bustamante y Tagle (rubric)
Wit: Lucas Miguel Mares and Phelipe Tafoya
References: Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series 1, Reel 2, Frames 897-898
©Henrietta M. Christmas