Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Soldier, Tomas Padilla ~ enlistment 1766

Tomas Padilla, son of Juan Padilla and Margarita Martin native of Soledad of this government; occupation cowboy, height 5'3" tall, 31 years old, CAPR (Roman Catholic), black hair and eyebrows, full faced heavy beard, rose-coloured skin, stocky.  He fills the position in this presidio of Santa Fe on 15 April 1766, in place of Ysidro Martinez. 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.  Thomas Padilla, (rubric)

Juan Bapta de Anza (rubric)

Margin:  He was given a license to discharge Jul 1 1779 (769).

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 769.  DAR SAR
©Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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