In Taos, on May 2, 1743, appear before me Andres Romero, Francisco Romero, Antonio de Attencio (Ana Maria Romero), and Antonio Duran de Armijo (Barbara Montoya), all residents of said pueblo, requesting me to proceed to partition the lands of the estate of their father Diego Romero at the ranch of Rio de las Trampas.
They accompanied me to said ranch on the fifth day of said month to personally present all the deeds of grant and from them find the boundaries, in order that after executing the said partition a copy may be delivered to them and the original may be transferred to the archives of the government.
In making the division, we gave to the widow of said deceased half of the land, as specified in the testament that being his words which were delivered to the second husband of the said widow, Barbara Montoya, in the name of the widow.
I delivered to Andres Romero, oldest son of the deceased 17 1/2 cords from the boundary of Antonio Duran de Armijo to the pueblo; being the boundary of the lands he had inherited from his deceased mother, Maria de San Joseph, all of which ranch runs from east to west as far as the middle road.
Then came Francisco Xavier Romero, I delivered to him 17 1/2 cords in the same manner and to Antonio Attensio who received them in the name of his wife, Ana Maria Romero, this land being bounded by the boundary of the pueblo.
Signed Francisco Guerrero (rubric)
Juan Domingo Paes Hurtado
Joseph de Torres
References: Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Twitchell #760, Reel 4, Frames 990-1003.
©Henrietta M. Christmas