Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Soldier, Diego Antonio de la Peña ~ enlistment 1765

Diego Antonio de la Peña, son of Joseph Peña and Maria Rael, native of this villa of Santa Fe, occupation farmer, height 5'5" and one line tall, 23 years old, CAPR (Roman Catholic), black hair, eyebrows and beard and eyes, fair skinned, well built.  He fills the position in this presidio of Santa Fe on 5 June 1765, in place of Juan Benavides. 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. Those being witnesses were the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval.  Diego Antonio de la Peña.

Juan Bapta de Anza, (rubric)

Margin:  1 January 1783 promoted to carabineer.  He died 8 February 1789.

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 765. – DAR SAR
©Henrietta M. Christmas

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