Monday, February 11, 2013

Luis Garcia ~ Estate 1747

Luis Garcia and Ramon Garcia Jurado

Ramon Garcia Jurado with a power of attorney from Luis Garcia appears before the Governor about a tract of land that had been granted to Luis and his two brothers, Vicente and Alonzo.  The two brothers having not cultivated all of the land in the last 39 years and it was known as San Antonio del Rio Abajo.  In the meantime, Luis Garcia had cultivated it by himself with no intervention from anyone.

I ask that the children of Luis Garcia and the two brothers appear in this investigation.

Deposition of Bentura Candelaria.

He knew the tract of land had been inhabited by Luis Garcia for thirty some years.   He was asked if he knew if the other brothers had cultivated or inhabited said tract, he said no, that Luis was the only one who had built a house and one that Salvador Martinez, his son-in-law, had built and which was destroyed and that he does not know if any other persons may have interest.  He swears and stated that he was 59 years old, June 6, 1746 and signed.  Juan Moya, Judge.

Other depositions from Juan Candelaria  (53 years), Geronimo Garamillo, (60 years), Christoval Garcia (60 years), Jose Montaño (56 years), Antonio Gurule (51 years old), all pretty much stated the same as Bentura Candelaria.

Twitchell 341 – Inventory of the Estate of Luis Garcia, former resident of the villa of Albuquerque.

In this locality of San Antonio, jurisdiction of San Felipe of Albuquerque, on January 29, 1747, are ordered to make an inventory of the estate of Luis Garcia, by Rosalia Garcia (his daughter) and the administrator is Ramon Garcia Jurado and Luis Garcia’s widow Barbara Garcia Jurado, being present is soldier Toribio Ortiz and soldier, Antonio Sedillo.  I notified Salvador Martinez and his wife to assist and witness the taking of the inventory.

619 head of sheep and goats.
128 sheep, one and two years old.
98 more head of minor cattle with their mark different from the rest, which the widow says are hers.
39 breeding cows.
14 plowing oxen.
12 bulls, two and three years old.
19 calves and heifers, one and two years old.
6 female and male mules, one, two and three years old.
24 breeding mares.
14 colts, one two and three years old.
24 brown mares.
14 colts, one, two and three years old.
4 burros.
10 domestic horses.
11 worn out horses.
1 saddle trapping and the quirt.
2 saddle satchels.
1 halter.
1 silver cane handle.
1 pair silver cigar case.
1 small silver salt holder. (used to pay for his anniversary mass valued at 15 pesos)
1 old silver spoon.
1 silver coat of arms, cuirass and small bridge.
2 bronze candlesticks.
11 little frames, all sizes.
2 wagons one old and on new.
1 iron spit.
2 chocolate jars.
1 old iron kettle.
1 pewter plate.
1 of the same from Puebla.
2 china mugs.
2 pigs.
1 pair of silk hose with satin embroidery.
1 small iron inkwell.
1 cane with four lancets.
3 shaving knives.
Some silver buttons which Salvador Martinez has.
2 neckerchiefs.
1 pewter platter.
A tract of land and house in San Antonio containing four rooms.
The saddle, shotgun, silver sword, bridle, spurs, saddle pads, two lances, bags and shield, all for his own use.
2 new coats, one old one and a pair of trousers of scarlet cloth and the other of wool; one stain cape; two shirts; two pair of white pants, one over cape, two old hats, one beaver and one ordinary.
2 trunks with locks.
2 plowshares, two axes, one Indian hoe; 1 adze; 1 scythe; 1 saw; 1 compass; 1 bit and the branding iron.
2 old carts with their raw-hides and ropes and yokes.
1 belt knife with silver handle.
1 stool and two small chairs.

End of inventory, Ramon Garcia Jurado and Barbara Garcia Jurado, his daughter will take said items in inventory.  Signed Antonio Bernardo de Bustamante, Ramon Garcia, Toribio Ortiz, Antonio Sedillo, Decree signed on May 6, 1747 at Santa Fe.

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Reel 2, Twitchell 340 and 341.

©Henrietta M. Christmas

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