Thursday, June 4, 2015

Soldier, Manuel Fernandez ~ enlistment 1768

Manuel Fernandez son of Bartolome Fernandez and Maria Luisa Tenorio, native of the villa of Santa Fe, occupation weaver, 5'5" tall, 19 years old, CAPR (Roman Catholic), bald, black eyebrows, brown eyes, full faced-beard, fair skinned, pockmarked.  He fills the position in this presidio of Santa Fe on 1 February 1768, in place of Bernardo Bustamante. 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.  Manuel Fernandez (rubric)

Juan Bapta de Anza (rubric)

Margin: He died naturally on 28 March 1781.

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 772.  SAR
©Henrietta M. Christmas

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