Monday, February 2, 2015

Soldier, Antonio de Ortega - enlistment 1741

Antonio de Ortega son of Jeronimo and Sevastiana Gonzales, native of this villa of Santa Fe, occupation farmer, height 5'5" tall, age 26 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic), black hair and eyebrows, beardless, rosy skin, handsome face. He fills the position for an unlimited time in this royal presidio of the villa of Santa Fe on this 14th day of May 1741, in place of Juan Marques. He was read the penalties called for in the ordinance… having been advised that this is the explanation (justification), and no excuse whatsoever will be accepted from him; not knowing how to sign, he made the sign of the cross. Those being witnesses are the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval. 

Signed Juan Bapta de Anza (rubric)

Margin:  He was promoted to Corporal on 6th of October 1769.  He was authorized to retire on 1 July 1779.  On the 2nd of November 1785 he died of natural causes.

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 744 – SAR 
©Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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