Deed of gift, executed in favor of Francisco Chacon by Marcial Martin in fulfillment of the agreement made with the said Chacon by Martin’s father, Sebastian Martin, now deceased.
In this locality of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Rio Arriva, in the jurisdiction of the villa nueva de Santa Cruz de la Cañada, on December 14, 1763, before me, the Alcalde Mayor, don Manuel Garcia Pareja, appeared Marcial Martin, who is the executor for his late father, Sebastian Martin, who when he was alive, made a gift and donation of a piece of land to Francisco Chacon, resident of Rio Arriva, in order that he would accompany him and help him with anything that might present itself. Said Marcial Martin, acknowledges that this is so, his brother, as second executor, giving him permission. Said land is 200 Castilian varas in length and in width 100 varas, its boundaries on the north, are uncultivated lands of the heirs of the deceased Sebastian Martin; on the east the acequia madre; on the south the old acequia belonging to the deceased; and on the west lands of Santiago Luzero. Said land is conveyed to him with entrances and exits and the side towards the hills, Marcial Martin, makes this gift.
Signed Manuel Garcia Paraja (rubric)
References: Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Reel 1, Twitchell #195, Frames 1377-1379.
©Henrietta M. Christmas