Monday, January 28, 2013

Micaela Basques ~ Inheritance to Children 1750

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

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