Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Diega Maria Garduño ~ Will 1752

She died intestate and had minor children .  Gov. Bustamante went with Phelipe Garduño (her brother) to the home of said deceased to do an inventory.

One new house and all its walls 250 pesos (p),
two pieces of land in which can be planted one half a fanega of wheat 60 p,
one large kettle 25 p,
three Michoacan boxes for keeping clothes with keys 22 p,
two colored and yellow and green 2 p;
one mortar and pestle 2 p,
one flat Mexican iron pan 4 p,
one large iron spit, 4 p,
two boxes without covers 2 p,
one good syringe 2 p,
one flannel skirt 6 p,
one thread shawl 6 p,
one new Brittany shirt 10 p,
one old bread kneading bowl 1 p,
one bread wooden shovel 1 p,
one black blanket 6 p,
one empty can for flour 2 p,
two bed from Pecos, one old and the other without railings 5 p,
14 saints, 12 on paper and two on oil, 12 p, one old bench 3 p;
15 pesos of one serge skirt which they paid for the funeral of Chatalina Durana 15 pesos; belonging to the two heirs and the goods will be divided in equal parts. 

Signed Joseph Bustamante; with witnesses, Juan Gabaldon and Pedro Tafoya.

On said day, month and year, I went to the residence of the said deceased Maria Diega Garduño accompanied by witnesses and I caused to be delivered to the two heirs what was coming to them from the chattels, delivered to Bicente de Sena, heir, 203 pesos 4 reales; and to Garbriel Garduño, 279 pesos 4 reales a house and a tract of land to the east.

Note:  She was buried on May 21, 1752 in Santa Fe.

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Twitchell #351, Reel 2, Frame 914-.
©Henrietta M. Christmas

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
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Maria Rosa Candelaria Gonzales

In yesterday's post of the will of Maria Rosa Candelaria Gonzales, her husband, Manuel Trujillo, is the son of Agustin Trujillo and Micaela Martin Serrano from Santa Fe.  Little is known about the latter couple, except for their daughter who married Agustin L'archibeque in 1721. 

Manuel Trujillo was granted land sometime before 1750, or by his death, and his daughters later distributed that between themselves. [SANM, Roll 45, Frames 919]

Maria Francisca Trujillo, does marry Fernando Romero according to the Santa Fe Marriages on March 19, 1743, even though her mother's will is dated 1750 in one spot and 1753 in another.  It might be that there were issues with the marriage. [NMGS, Pg. 11]  Maria Rosa Candelaria appeared in the 1750 Santa Fe Census along with Marcela Antonia Trujillo, Maria Francisca Trujillo, Maria Antonia Gonzales (sis), Maria Josepa, Ascencio, two children.  These people are all mentioned in her will.

The ancestry on the Trujillo side is impressive and it shows us that Antonia Marcela and Maria Francisca are the descendants of Pre-Revolt families on their father's side.  On the mother's lineage, I've only been able to find the parents who are:  Francisco de la Cruz Gonzales and Micaela Vasquez.

The paternal lineage shows:

Antonia Marcela Trujillo/Francisca Trujillo
Manuel Trujillo m. Maria Rosa Candelaria Gonzales
Agustin Trujillo m. Micaela Martin Serrano (daughter of Capt., Pedro Martin Serrano and Juana Arguello)
Mateo Trujillo m. Maria Tapia
Cristobal Trujillo m. Maria Sandoval Manzanares

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Reel 2; Santa Fe Marriages (NMGS); Spanish and Mexican Census 1750-1830 (NMGS).
©Henrietta M. Christmas

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Maria de la Candelaria Gonzales ~ Will 1750

I, Maria de la Candelaria Gonzales, resident of Santa Fe, widow of Manuel Trujillo, of which married we had two daughters, and whom I leave as my only heirs. The estate shall be equally divided with the understanding that they will pay all my bequests and the debts caused by my deceased husband.

I leave my son, Fernandes Romero, as my executor and caretaker of my property until my daughter Martina Trujillo shall marry.

I leave as my property on ranch which I have at the upper part of the river is this villa and it may divide between my two daughters, Maria Francisca and Marcela.

It is my last will that my sister, Antonia Gonzales, shall be given one piece of land in said ranch from the lands above the wheat acequia as far as the upper acequia.

Because I raised him since his birth, it is my last will that Ascencio Antonio Trujillo be given another piece of land from the wheat acequia as far as the upper acequia.

It is my last will that one small Indian girl that I won, named Maria Josefa, shall be free because she has served me faithfully and that she remain with my daughter Maria Francisca, so that my said daughter shall take care of and attend her as if she were her mother.

It is my last will that one small Indian, whose name is Acencio Montaño, shall likewise remain with my daughter Marcela Antonia.

I leave my daughter Marcela one old kettle.

I leave my daughter, Marcela one new skirt of blue serge and one cedar chest with a key.

I leave my said daughter a statue of St. Antonio.

I leave my daughter one blanket.

I leave my married daughter, one cloak, without fringe and a statue of Nuestra Señora del Pilar and one of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios painted on board.

From one piece of land obtained through royal grant given our deceased mother, Michaela Basquez, by the Alcalde of the villa, don Jose de Bustamante, who partitioned it among seven brothers and sisters, I leave my two daughters what belongs to me so that they may divide it into equal parts.

I leave one brown cotton mattress to my sister Antonia.

I leave one ox so that a habit of our Father St. Francis may be purchased.

Payment shall be made to don Juan Jose one pack mule and 50 pesos… my deceased husband remained owning (torn).

My said daughter, Marcela Antonia shall remain under the care and protection of her sister, Maria Francisca until she marries.  Signed Jose de Bustamante y Tagle (rubric), Witnesses:  Lucas Moya, Thomas Casillas, year of 1750.

Note:  The will is dated 1753 in yet another spot, but she passed away on April 20, 1751 in Santa Fe.  Since the will was done in 1750, she might have just been very ill. 

References: Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Twitchell 344, Reel 1, Frames 890-893
©Henrietta M. Christmas

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Juan Manuel Gabaldon ~ Will 1745

I, don Juan Manuel de Gavaldon, native of the city of Los Angeles, a legitimate son of don Antonio Gavaldon and doña Micaela de Cordova y Rendon, am ill. 

I declare that I have been married to doña Antonia Juliana Archiveque, for ten years going on eleven, during which time we raised six legitimate children who are:  Antonio Gavaldon, who died when he was on year old; Antonio Manuel; Juan; Maria Ygnasia; Estevan, who also died before the age of one year and Micaela – these I declare to be my legitimate children and place my wife as executor and second, Señor don Santiago de Royval, Vicar and the third the Rev. Father retired priest, Fray Antonio Gavaldon. 

I declare as my property my house which is composed of 15 rooms and two portals, a corral and patio and the land that belongs to said house.

I declare that I own a piece of land which was formerly, Jose Garcia’s the tailor, as shown by the deed.

I declare having bought from Francisco de Salazar a piece of land which connects with the camino real.

I declare as my property, half of a long hall situated on the other side of the river, also half of the farming land given to me upon the death of Juan de Mascareñas.

I declare being the owner of a piece of land on the other side of the Rio del Norte adjoining the pueblo of Santa Clara, which I bought from Matias Naranjo.

I declare as my property, 400 ewes and goats in possession of Bartolome Gutierres, as shown by contract.

I declare being the owner of eight oxen, seven steers and on bull which are in possession of Juan Antonio de Archuleta, at my own risk.

I declare being the owner of a cart which is in the possession of Juan Antonio de Archuleta.

I declare as my property, 13 mules and 16 male mules, all broken to the saddle and pack; with 11 elk skin saddles and three of Mexican leather, equipped with lassos, reatas and ropes; six blankets of coarse frieze and four made of burlap.

I declare as my property three good horses, one good mare, and a two old worn-out horse.

I declare as my property, one saddle, arquebus, spurs, bridle, saddle pads, shield and rapier which I use.

I declare one carpenter’s axe, two adzes and one small wedge.

I declare one fancy embossed stirrup.

I declare being the owner of one baldric.

I declare having 401 pesos in dry goods from Castile as prices of the kingdom.

I declare having 40 fanega of piñon nuts.

I declare having two fanega of tomatoes.

I declare as my property, 100 buffalo hides and 20 thick elk skins.

I declare 100 small and large tanned buckskins, most of them large; 12 pairs of stockings, one pair of socks and four baskets.

I declare five brass mortars.

I declare two leather jackets with seven ___.

I declare that which is owed me by various persons in the kingdom and in El Paso, ash shown by my account books an I order them collected.

I declare being indebted to doña Maria Roybal, my mother-on-law, in the sum of 1,000 pesos, as shown by note and it is understood that of the said 200 pesos is to be paid by don Juan Jose Moreno in silver, as shown by the note in my possession which was made by the said Juan Jose Moreno; the balance of 800 pesos I order paid out of my property.

I declare that I am indebted to don Alejo Escandon for the sum of 81 pesos and 4 reales in coin, I order they be paid.

I declare that I owe, don Pedro Gandarilla, 400 and some pesos in silver, for the payment of which there were left in possession of don Pedro Almoyna, 45 fanegas of tomatoes in 27 sacks, except for the waste that there might be in the tomatoes and I have also remitted by don Juan Duran a draft for 100 and some pesos against don Pedro Almoyna in case that said amount should not be paid because of said tomatoes being moldy; and if the amount shall have been paid with tomatoes, said draft remains in my favor and well as what shall have remained in possession of don Pedro Almoyna as a surplus from said tomatoes.

I declare I am indebted to the Senor Bachillar, don Francisco Pedro Romano, parish priest of Santa Maria de Las Caldas, for 30 pesos in silver, which is to be paid by Antonio Tiburcio de Ortega, resident of El Paso, as shown by his note in my possession.

I declare that said Antonio Tiburcio owes me a barrel of parreno wine, as shown by his note, I order that it be collected.

I declare and ask of my executors that the four yoke of oxen and cart be applied to the cost of my funeral and payment of Masses.

I request that 50 pesos in products of the land be paid to Diego, who is known to my executors.

I ask that the above mentioned debts be paid and the remainder shall be evaluated, and from it 7% must be aggregated which I amount and order to be for Masses for the repose of the blessed souls in Purgatory, excepting the Masses that I ask must be said for me, which are 116.

I declare all my household furniture and my clothing and my wife’s shall not be touched; as this is my last will and she is my lawful wife and legitimate heir and custodian of all property.

I ask my executors, if my wife should marry a second time to place the portion of property that may belong to my said children in the care of honest and responsible persons so that with the revenues of the same the said minors may be supported.

With witnesses, I certify and I, don Juan Manuel Gavaldon, resident of said villa, do sign on 14 July 1745.  Witnesses:  Gregorio Garduño, Antonio Felix Sanches, Antonio de Ulibarri, receiving judge.

Note:  he apparently did not die as he is in the 1750 Santa Fe census and they have several more children. 

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Reel 2, Twitchell 339, Frames 803-809
©Henrietta M. Christmas

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Juan Pedro Garcia and Felicita Garcia

About a year ago I had posted some information on this family and had some wonderful input from direct descendants and others which helped to finish this to some degree.  I recently was in contact with a cousin who knew the family members and had also done some work on them, basically he put me in the right direction; I thank them all.  The lineage is rather impressive and it made me realize that not everyone that came to the Trementina area in the 1890s was from San Miguel, Anton Chico or Las Vegas.  This Garcia family comes from Albuquerque and Juan Pedro Garcia's ancestors lived there for many generations.  So now I can close the door on them for a while, but wanted to share some of what was found.

©Henrietta M. Christmas

Friday, January 18, 2013

Antonio Godines ~ Will 1713

I, Antonio Godines, citizen of Santa Fe, native of the city of Mexico, legitimate son of don Francisco Godines and doña Josefa de Estrada, being ill in bed, do make my will.

I declare that I owe to don Juan de Vasoco, citizen and merchant of the Real Minas of San Jose del Parral, approximately 370 pesos, for which I have made a note in his favor and because I have no goods with which to be able to give him in said amount, I ask and pray of my executors that they write him that he forgive me.

I declare that I owe to Francisco Minjares, likewise a citizen of the said Parral, approximately 300 pesos, of which I charge and request my executors that they write him that he forgive me; because I have no good with which to give satisfaction and pay said amount.

I declare that I owe to Captain don Jose de Vegoacio, approximately 403 pesos, I likewise ask that he be written the he forgive me.

I declare that I owe to Tomas Pelegrino, citizen of Chihuahua, one horse and one mule; I ask that they write him and that he forgive me.

I declare that I owe to Lorenzo de Aguirre, citizen of Parral, 124 pesos; I ask that he be written and he forgive me.

I owe to doña Rosa de Salazar, citizen of the Real de Nacosare in the Province of Sonora, 70 pesos, I ask that she forgive me.

I declare that I owe to don Francisco Sanchez de Tagle, now deceased, 1050 pesos and of those I have satisfied 700 and some odd pesos, according to General don Antonio de Valverde y Cosio, has given me reason, who made a seizure of my goods by virtue of an order from the said don Francisco Sanchez de Tagle and the remaining amount, it shall be written by my executors to the widow, that because I have no affects from which to satisfy her, that she forgive me.

I declare that I owe to the Honorable Governor don Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollon, 52 pesos, which shall be paid out of my goods.

I declare that Jose Romero, the bricklayer, resident of El Paso, owes me 12 pesos, I order them to be collected.

I declare that Francisco, the slave of the General, owes me 12 pesos, the balance due for a pattern of satin underskirt which I sold him and I order this collected.

I declare that Juan de Quejadas, resident of El Paso, owes me 151 ½, which I gave him in log wood and other things, I order that they be collected.

I declare that Nicolas Garcia, resident of El Paso, owes me 6 pesos, I order they be collected.

Captain, Bartolome Lobato, resident of La Cañada owes me 14 pesos, I order them collected.

Sebastian Martin owes me 3 pesos, I order it be collected.

Jose Lujan, resident of Rio Arriva, owes me 6 pesos, I order it be collected.

I declare that I owe to Captain Ignacio de Roybal, whatever he considers right for his book of accounts, which shall be paid out of the debts mentioned above.

I declare that Juan Garcia, the lame man, owes me a cart load of wood and a pair of stockings, I order they be collected.

I declare that I have no goods whatsoever that belong to me, because this house I declare belongs to my wife, doña Maria Dominguez de Mendoza and two rooms that overlook the patio, I have sold to Pedro de Montes de Oca and a piece of ground which is back of the house to don Jose Manuel Giltomey to the place where it meets his land, and I have not made him a deed.

I declare that I owe to Alejo Martin, resident of La Cañada, two fanegas of corn, I order they be paid.

I declare that I was married to doña Mariana de Villa Visensio and during the time of our marriage we had as legitimate children:  Maria Luisa de Godines who is now married in this villa to Antonio Tafoya; Manuela and Jose Antonio de Godines, who are living and making their living in the city of Mexico, whom I declare as my legitimate children of this marriage.

I declare that I have been married a second time to doña Maria Dominguez de Mendoza, and during out marriage we had no children.

I declare that I owe to Captain Francisco Casados 10 pesos, I order they be paid.

I name as my executors, Captain Juan Garcia de las Rivas and Miguel de Dios Martinez de Sandoval, my dear nephews, whom I request, charge and entreat that they fulfill this will. 

Signed april 19, 1713 by request, Alfonso Rael de Aguilar (rubric), Witness, Pedro de Rojas (rubric), Juan Paes Hurtado, Receiver’s Judge (rubric), Jose Manuel Giltomey, witness (rubric).

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Frames 612-615, Twitchell #305.
©Henrietta M. Christmas

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Juliana Feranandez ~ Will 1785

I,  Juliana Fernandez, find myself ill, but in sound judgment. 

I declare having been married to Miguel Ortiz, of which marriage we had and raised one daughter, Maria Lucia, deceased at the time of three years and five months.

I declare at the same time, to have second nuptials with Corporal Juan de Jesus Beitia, for the time of nine years of which marriage we had no children.

I declare having brought to the second marriage, 50 ewes and the clothes that I wore, the said ewes are still in arrears but its equivalent in my will is for my husband.

I declare that I brought to this second marriage 38 head of cattle of all ages, which was my inheritance from my daughter which was left to her by her father and by her death to me.  It is my will that four novenas of masses be said for my soul.  Four for my mother and the other part for my husband and what is recognized as an increase of this number, two parts be made, one for my step-daughter, Maria Antonia and the other for my Indian girl, Maria Rosa.

I declare to have two mules mated, which should be given for the good of my soul.

I declare as mine, one cloth, one shawl, one dress skirt of velvet, one under petticoat of which is in my will, the rebozo to be given to my mother, the dress skirt to Our Lady of Dolores, and the underskirt to my said step-daughter and the gold rings to the good of my soul.

I declare as my chattels that my husband has given two pairs of __, two cloths of all silk, one cloth with ribbons, one ladies shawl - white, two rings of gold, one skillet, one kettle, two trunks of Michoacán with locks, one wardrobe with hinges but no key; and all other house dishes, this has been given to my husband and I leave to his disposition.

I declare to have fine pearl earrings; this is my wish to be given to Our Lady of Dolores of La Cañada.

I declare as my chattels, one wagon, one skillet, the trunks of Michoacán, one small and two large with locks, which will be for my mother.

One white box, and one box with a lock, one is for my step-daughter and one for my said Indian girl.

I declare that my husband left me one house and lands in Los Arboles, as it is called, which is half mine and half for my deceased daughter and it is my wish, the said half is for the good of my soul and my husband and my called daughter, deceased and the other half to my husband, Juan de Jesus Beitia.

I declare that the house where I reside should be bought with the proceeds of 250 ewes that my first husband left me, the proceeds have been collected and with this the house shall be paid, which is my wish.  My funeral should be paid, Mass with body present and an eight day Mass and the remained be applied for the souls of my father, husband and daughter.

I declare as my executors, Sergeant, Pablo Sandoval and second, my husband and if one cannot then Toribio Rodriguez.  Not knowing how to sign, this 20th day of May 1785.

I declare that the part that belongs to me on the father and mother’s side of the La Majada Ranch and the rest is mine as heiress, half to my husband, Juan de Jesus Beitia.  Signed Jose Maldonado, Witnessed by:  Pablo Sandoval and Jose Maldonado.

[Note:  She must have been very ill when she made this will.  Later records show her in the 1790 census and then she was buried on June 10, 1808 as the widow of Juan de Jesus Beytia at Santa Fe.  Baptized as Barbara Juliana Fernandez, she was the daughter of Bartolome Fernandez de la Pedrera and Luisa Tenorio de Alba]

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Roll 2, Frames 485-.  Twitchell #279
©Henrietta M. Christmas