Sunday, May 31, 2015

Soldier, Anacleto Miera ~ enlistment 1767

Anacleto Miera, son of don Bernardo Miera and doña Estefana Dominguez native of the villa of Chihuahua, now of Santa Fe.  Height 5'1" tall, 26 years old, CAPR (Roman Catholic), chestnut hair and eyebrows, fair skin, handsome face.  He fills the position in this presidio of Santa Fe on 1 April 1767, in place of Joseph Ygnacio Alari. 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.  Cleto de Miera (rubric)

Juan Bapta de Anza (rubric)

Margin: He was promoted to Corporal on 1 January 1779.  On 1 April 1780 he was recognized as ‘Distinguished’ by the Señor Governor.  He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 1 August 1782.  He was given license to discharge on 1 May 1792.

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 770.  DAR SAR
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