Monday, March 30, 2015

Corporal, Juan Luis de Herrera ~ enlistment 1759

Juan Luis de Herrera, son of Miguel de Herrera and Antonia Trujillo, native of new villa of Santa Cruz of this governmental jurisdiction, occupation farmer, height 5'2" tall, age 25 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic), beardless, pug-nosed, heavy build.  He fills the position in this presidio of Santa Fe on 23 September 1759 in place of Francisco Trujillo.  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; signed by mark. Those being witnesses were the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval. (mark)

Juan Bapta de Anza (rubric)

Margin:  Thirty-three wounds from hatchets and lances by Comanches.  He was promoted to Corporal on 1 January 1779.

He was given license to discharge to in invalid state, 21 August 1789.  Anza (rubric)

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 760. – DAR SAR
©Henrietta M. Christmas

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