I, Alphonzo Rael de Aguilar, being sick from an accident in
which God was pleased to give me, being in full possession of my intellectual
faculties and natural understanding, hereby give my will and last testament.
I declare that I am a native of this Kingdom of NM, and a
resident of this villa of Santa Fe, where I have lived for about 40 years.
I declare that I was married, with the nuptial benediction
according to the order of Holy Mother church to Tomasa Montoya, who was my
legitimate wife for 10 years.During
that time we had 7 legitimate children:Alphonso Rael de Aguilar; Josepha; Francisco; Manuela; Feliciana;
Margarita; who died at the age of 5 years and Julian; Lorenzo, whom I declare
as my legitimate children from my first marriage.
On account of death the said Tomasa Montoia, I was married
the second time with doña Melchora de
Sandoval, according the mandate and order of our Holy Mother and the Holy
Council of Trent.During that marriage
we have lived happily for 18 years.During that time we had two children which are:Tomas Rael de Aguilar and Joseph, whom I
declare to be my legitimate heirs as is also my wife doña Melchora de Sandoval Martinez, whom I leave in first place as
executrix and in second Captain don
Antonio de Ulivarri and third Gregorio Garduño, all resident of this
I declare the house where I live, one large hall and seven
rooms.The furniture thereof belongs to
I declare that the land which I bought from Juliana Saiz
belongs to my wife.The balance of the
land shall be partitioned between my said wife and all my children equally. I
leave as my property one house, which lies next to the church, which consists
of 6 rooms including the hall and one parcel of agricultural land.I order it be partitioned between my heirs.
I declare, 350 head of breeding sheep and goats, it being
understood that the 200 sheep belong to my wife, and the others shall be
partitioned among all my children. I
declare, 68 withers, which I leave for the use of my house.
I declare eight rams and three young goats.
I declare that I have 250 head of sheep and 20 goats
belonging to Captain Juan Bejil, also four rams.
I declare, 7 tame oxen, one is a bull.Also four bulls, of these I leave my wife two
yoke of oxen which she might select – the others to be divided amongst the
I declare six cows, two of which I owe.
I declare two “he” mules and five horses and one mare.
I declare one stock saddle, one arquebus and one sheath, one small sword, spurs with silver
buckles, bridle, saddle pads and shield.Of this property I leave to my son Joseph the spurs with silver buckles
and one silver scabbard of a sword and my other property I leave to my son
Juan, on account of the good care he has taken of me.And the kitchen utensils, saddle and arquebus which are no in possession of
my son Julian, he shall deliver to my son Alonzo; also the large bench; and to
my son Joseph, I leave an arquebus
without the sheath.
I declare that I have 22 buffalo hides and eight white
tanned buffalo hides.
I declare that I have 10 fanegas of piñon.I order the same to be sold and the product
thereof shall be given to my family which I have in my house.I declare that I
have one cloak, one coat, trousers, and one hat, which I leave to my son,
Julian.I also leave to my said son, the
cloak, the coat and the trousers which I use.To my son Alonso, I leave one piece of cloth for trousers and some old
trousers that I use made of woolen cloth.
I have made known to all my children, their cattle which are
in good health; so that they know which belongs to each one of them.They do not have to ask for them now or at
any other time.
I declare that Bartolo Gonzales owes me one piece of narrow
fine linen, some satin sleeves with lining and buttons and one pair of men’s
shoes. I order that the same be recovered.
I declare that Joseph Romero, son of Baltazar Romero woes me
ten breeding sheep, I order that the same be recovered.
I declare that Miguel Sanchez owes me two ewes. I order they
I declare that Gregorio Jaramillo owes me five young ewes. I
order they be recovered.
I declare that Juan Miguel Alvares de Castillo owes me 11
ewes, one sheep, and I owe him one scrub horse.I order that it be paid to him and to collect from him.
I declare that Gregorio Garduño owes me three varas of satin
for a coat and trimmings, to be recovered.
I declare that Felix Sanchez owes one tame “he” mule, to be
recovered. I declare Juan de Arguello,
owes me one fanega of wheat.To be
recovered. I declare Diego Basque Borrego owes me 80 dollars and two mules with
the hire of seven years – to be recovered.
I declare that Juan Francisco Muños owes me one mule.
I declare that Salvador Laureno owes me 11 dollars.
I declare that the soldier Juan Trujillo owes me one cow calf.
I declare that Leonardo Gonzales owes me one cow with calf
I declare that Juan Antonio Flores owes me 17 dollars
I declare that I owe doña
Maria Roybal one steer, and one calf one year old and one horse.
I declare that I owe don
Joseph Moreno one mule.
I declare that I owe to Antonio de Sandoval a small balance
which is known to him, also one lame mule.
I declare that I owe to don
Manuel Saenz 6 buckskins.
I declare that I owe Juan Bejil two buffalo hides
I declare that I owe to don
Joseph Romo 17 withers and one peso and he owes me the price of roofing the out-house
and cleaning it.
I declare that Marcos de Apodaca owes to two dollars.
I declare and order my executors that if God should be please
to take me hence, that they order one hundred low masses to be said for my
soul; also one novena of low masses for the mediation of the blessed souls of