Sunday, March 1, 2015

Soldier, Antonio Armenta ~ enlistment 1756

Antonio Armenta son of Antonio Armenta and Juana Beitia a native of the villa of Santa Fe, occupation farmer, height 5'5"and one line tall, 25 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic), black hair and eyebrows, coarse full-heavy beard, fair skinned.  He fills the position in this royal presidio of Santa Fe in place of Jorge de Herrera on this 4th day of July 1756.  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 Antonio de Armenta (rubric) 

Juan Bapta de Anza (rubric)

Margin:  He was discharged on 1 July 1779.  Anza (rubric)

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 753 – DAR SAR.
©Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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