Francisco Garcia de Noriega, son of Juan and Maria Bega, native of this villa of Santa Fe, occupation farmer, height 5'5" tall, age 23 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic), black hair and eyebrows, beardless, brown eyes, rosy skin. He fills the position for an unlimited time in this royal presidio of the villa of Santa Fe in place of Lazaro, his brother, on this 16 of November 1745. 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 are the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval. Signed Francisco Garsia (rubric)
Signed Juan Bapta Anza (rubric)
Margin: He was authorized to retire on 1 July 1779, signed Anza (rubric). He died of natural causes on 22nd of February 1784. Signed Anza (rubric).
Reference: Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 746 – DAR SAR
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