Friday, February 13, 2015

Corporal Bartolome Gutierrez ~ enlistment 1749

Bartolome Gutierrez, son of Bartolome and Nicolasa Montoya, native of this villa of Santa Fe, occupation farmer, height 5'2" and one line[1], age 20 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic), black hair and eyebrows, brown eyes, full-faced beard, two moles on left side of face. He fills the position for an unlimited time in this royal presidio of the villa of Santa Fe on this 14 of July 1749.  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; he signed.  Those being witnesses were the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval.  Signed Bartolome Gutierres.

Margin:  He was promoted to Corporal on 16 March 1776. He died on the expedition to Sonora 1 February 1781 of natural causes.  Signed Juan Bapta Anza (rubric).

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 748 – SAR. 
©Henrietta Martinez Christmas

[1] Una linea meaning of a vara.  Literally a hair over 5’2” tall.

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