Sunday, May 17, 2015

Soldier, Francisco Xavier Ortiz ~ enlistment 1766

Francisco Xavier Ortiz son of don Toribio Ortiz and Leonarda Coca, native of this villa, occupation farmer, height 5'5", 21 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic), chestnut colored beard, hair and eyebrows, mole on left side of face, cat or sly eyes (gateador), very fair skinned. He fills the position in this presidio of Santa Fe on 17 March 1766, in place of Tomas Roman. 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.  Franco Xabier Ortiz, (rubric)

Juan Bapta Anza (rubric)

Margin:  He was given a license to discharge July 1, 1779.

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 768.  DAR SAR
©Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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