List Of Canary Islanders Taken

At Quautitlan, November, 8, 17301

(Translation)2

 

 

First Family

1.         Juan Leal Goras.  Son of Antonio and Maria Perez, native of Lancerota Island, 54 years old, tall, long face, thick beard, dark complexion, sharp nose, blind in the left eye, black beard & hair, light grey eyes.

 

2.         Vicente Leal.  Son of foregoing and Catharina Rodriguez decd., native of Lancerota, 18 years old, medium height broad shouldered, long face, beardless, aquiline nose, eyebrows meeting, light grey eyes, black curled hair, black eye-brows, dark complexion.

 

3.         Bernardo Leal.  Son of Juan above, native of Lancerota, round face, 13 years old, flat nose, light grey eyes, chestnut eyebrows and hair.

 

 

Second Family

 

4.         Juan Curbelo.  Son of Domingo Curbelo and Maria Martin Enriquez, native of Lancerota, 50 years old, tall, broad-shouldered, full-faced, fair complexion, grey beard, & hair, light grey eyes, black eyebrows, rather bald, sharp nose.

 

5.         Garcia Perdomo y Umpienes.  Wife of above, daughter of Marcos Perdomo y Umpienes and Maria Cabrera, native of Lancerota, 46 years old, medium height, large face, dark complexion, black eyes, aquiline nose, black hair & eyebrows.

 

6.         Joseph Curbelo.  Son of above, native of Lancerota, medium height, 25 years old, broad-shouldered, full-faced, beardless, pitted with small-pox, sharp nose, light grey eyes, dark complexion, black hair & eyebrows.

 

7.         Juan Francisco Curbelo.  Son of Juan above, native of Palma Island, 9 years old, fair complexion, round face, light grey eyes, chestnut eyebrows & hair, thick eyelids.

 

8.         Maria Curbelo.  Daughter of Juan above, native of Lancerota, 13 years of age, small body, round-faced, dark complexion, red nose.

 

 

Third Family

 

9.         Juan Leal Jr.  Son of Juan Leal of the  First family, native of Lancerota, 30 years old, medium height, broad-shouldered, dark complexion, long face, thick beard, sharp nose, meeting eyebrows, curled hair, black eyebrows & hair, eyes almost grey, blobber-lipped.

 

10.       Garcia de Acosta. (called also MARIA de Acosta), Wife of above, daughter of Peter Gonzales Cabezas and Francisca de Acosta, native of Teneriffe, 30 years old, tall, full-faced, fair complexion, light grey eyes, black hair & eyebrows, pointed nose.

 

11.       Manuel Leal.  Son of above, native of Lancerota, round face, 2 years old, ,dark complexion, aquiline nose, light grey eyes chestnut curled hair, scar above the left eyebrow.

 

12.       Miguel Leal.  Son of above native of Fuerteventura, round face, 10 years old, large grey eyes, meeting eye-brows, light chestnut hair, thin nose, scar at the end of the left eyebrow, blobber-lipped, black curled hair.

 

13.       Domingo Leal.  Son of above, native of Palma island, round face, 7 years old, fair complexion, black eyes, reddish hair, flat nose, freckly face.

 

14.       Pedro Leal.  Son of above, native of Havana, round face, 5 months old, fair complexion, black eyes, black hair & eyebrows.

 

15.       Maria Leal.  Daughter of above, native of Fuerteventura, 6 years old, round face, dark complexion, grey eyes, black hair & eyebrows.

 

 

Fourth Family

 

16.       Antonio Santos.  Son of Simon & Anna Rodriguez, native of Lancerota, 50 years old, more or less, medium height, broad-shouldered, round face, dark complexion, large nose, black eyes, thin beard, black beard & hair, rather grey and curled, black eyebrows.

 

17.       Isabel Rodriguez.  Wife of above, daughter of Domingo de Vargas and Leonor Rodriguez, 34 years old, native of Lancerota, tall, fair complexion, thin nose, round face, light grey eyes, black eyebrows & hair.

 

18.       Miguel Santos.  Son of above, native of Lancerota, about 17 years old, medium height, broad-shouldered, round face, dark complexion, flat nose, light grey eyes, black eyebrows and curled hair.

 

19.       Catharina Santos.  Daughter of above, native of Lancerota, 12 years old, more or less, round face, dark complexion, black eyes, flat nose, black eyebrows &hair, pitted with small pox.

 

20.      Maria Santos.  Daughter of above, native of Palma, about 7 years old, long face, dark complexion, grey eyes, thin nose, light chestnut hair & eyebrows.

 

21.       Josepha Santos.  Daughter of above, native of Lancerota, about 2 years old, round face, flat nose, light grey eyes, chestnut hair & eyebrows.

 

 

Fifth Family

 

22.       Joseph Padron.  Native of Palma, about 22 years of age, good figure, long face, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair & eyebrows, thin black beard.

 

23.       Maria Francisca Sanabria.  Wife of above, daughter of Luis Sanabria y Francisca Lagarda, native of Lancerota, about 22 years old, medium height, slender, thin face, thin nose, light grey eyes, fair complexion, chestnut hair & eyebrows.

 

 

Sixth Family

 

24.       Manuel de Niz.  (called also Manuel de Nistrosa)  son of Juan and Andrea Mireles, native of Grand Canary, about 50 years old, medium height, broad-shouldered, long face, dark complexion, thin beard, flat nose, light grey eyes, black beard & hair, rather bald, black eyebrows.

 

25.       Sebastiana de la Peña.  Wife of above, daughter of Domingo de Leon, Gregoria Suarez de la Peña, a little over 42 years old, good figure, dark complexion, long face, black hair, eyes & eyebrows, thin nose.

 

 

Seventh Family

 

26.       Vicente Alvarez Travieso.  Son of Juan Alvares Travieso and Catharina Cayetano, native of teneriffe, medium height, 25 years old, broad-shouldered, round face, thin nose, light grey eyes, thick beard, fair complexion, chestnut curled hair.

 

27.       Maria Ana Curbelo.  Wife of above, daughter of Juan Curbelo and Garcia [sic] Perdomo Umpienes, native of Lancerota, about 18 years old, medium height, broad-shouldered, fair complexion, long face, light grey eyes, chestnut hair & eyebrows, thin nose.

 

 

Eighth Family

 

28.       Salvador Rodriguez.  Son of Francisco Rodriguez, and Isabel de los Reyes, native of Lancerota, about 42 years old, good figure, broad face, dark complexion, greenish eyes, thick beard, rather grey, black hair.

 

29.       Maria Perez Cabrera.  Wife of above, daughter of Domingo and Maria Perez, native of Lancerota, about 42 years old, good figure, long face, dark complexion, thin nose, light grey eyes, black hair & eyebrows.

 

30.      Patricio Rodriguez.  Son of above, native of Lancerota, about 15 years old, medium height, slender, dark complexion, light grey eyes, thin face, chestnut hair & eyebrows.

 

 

Ninth Family

 

31.       Francisco (de) Arocha.  Son of Simon de Arocha and Angela Francisca, native of Palma, 27 years old, tall, long face, grey eyes, dark complexion, meeting eyebrows, thick beard, thin nose, black hair.

 

32.       Juana Curbelo.  Wife of above, daughter of Juan Curbelo and Garcia Perdomo de Umpienes, native of Lancerota, 14 years old, full-faced, dark complexion, grey eyes, black hair & eyebrows, flat nose.

 

 

Tenth Family

 

33.       Antonio Rodriguez.  Son of Juan and Maria del Carmen, native of Grand Canary, 18 years old more or less, medium height, broad-shouldered, full-faced, fair complexion, pitted with small-pox, flat nose, grey eyes, chestnut hair & eyebrows, mole on right cheek.

 

 

34.       Josefa de Niz.  Daughter of Manuel de Niz and Sebastiana de la Peña, wife of above, native of Grand Canary, good figure, 19 years old, long face, pitted with small-pox, black eyes, hair & eyebrows, thin nose, dark complexion.

 

 

Eleventh Family

 

35        Joseph Leal.  Son of Juan Leal Goras and Louisa Hernandez, native of Lancerota, 22 years old, good figure, long face, dark complexion, thick beard, black hair & eyebrows, meeting of eye-brows, thin nose.

 

36        Ana Santos.  Wife of above, daughter of Antonio Santos and Isabel Rodriguez, native of Lancerota, 15 years old more of less, medium height, broad shoulders, full face, fair complexion, lively grey eyes, flat nose, light chestnut hair and eyebrows.

 

 

Twelfth Family

 

37.       Juan Delgado.  Son of Luis Delgado and Maria Melean, native of Lancerota, 19 years old more or less, good figure, broad shoulders, round face, dark complexion, meeting eyebrows, little beard.

 

38.       Catharina Leal.  Daughter of Juan Leal and Lucia Hernandez, wife of above, native of Lancerota, about 16 years old, medium height, dark complexion, flat face, flat nose, lively grey eyes, black hair & eyebrows.

 

 

Thirteenth Family

 

39.       Joseph Cabrera.  Son of Manuel Cabrera and Maria Rodriguez, native of Lancerota, about 50 [15] years old, medium height, broad shoulders, dark complexion, round face, flat nose, pitted with small-pox, grey eyes, chestnut hair and eyebrows, blobber-lipped.

 

40.      Marcos (de) Cabrera.  Son of above, native of Lancerota, about 6 years old, dark complexion, round face, black eyes, hair & eyebrows, flat nose.

 

41.       Ana Cabrera.  Daughter of above, native of Lancerota, about 13 years old, meduim height, slender, long face, dark complexion, light grey eyes, chestnut hair & eyebrows.

 

 

Fourteenth Family

 

42.       Maria Rodriguez-Provayna.  Daughter of Manuel and Paula Umpienes, native of Lancerota, about 27 years old, good figure, slender, long face, fair complexion, black hair & eyebrows, thin nose.

 

43.       Pedro Rodriguez Granadillo.  Son of Juan Rodriguez and the above Maria, about 13 years old, good figure, fair complexion, broad shoulders, full face, light grey eyes, thin nose, light chestnut hair & eyebrows, pitted with small-pox.

 

44.       Manuel Francisco Rodriguez (Granadillo).  Son of Juan Rodriguez and the above Maria, native of Lancerota, about 3 years old, fair complexion, reddish hair, blue eyes.

 

45.       Josefa Rodriguez Granadillo.  Daughter of Juan Rodriguez and the above Maria, native or Lancerota, full faced, about 10 years old, reddish flat nose, chestnut hair.

 

46.       Paula Rodriguez Granadillo. (also called Pabla Rodriguez) daughter of Juan Rodriguez and the above Maria, about 10 years old, native of Lancerota, fair complexion, flat nose, round face, black eyes, hair & eyebrows.

 

47.       Maria Rodriguez Granadillo.  Daughter of Juan Rodriguez and the above Maria, 5 years old, native of Lancerota, round face, fair complexion, reddish hair & eyebrows, grey eyes.

 

48.       Juan de Acuña.  (Rodriguez Granadillo)  son of Juan Rodrlguez and the above Maria, Native of Quautitlan, about 1 month old, round face, fair complexion, blue eyes, reddish hair & eyebrows, flat nose.

 

 

Fifteenth Family

 

49.       Mariana Meleano.  (called also Maria Meleano) daughter of Francisco and Ynes de Hoyos, native of Lancerota, about 30 years old, good height, fair complexion. long face, black eyes, hair & eyebrows.

 

50.      Francisco Delgado.  Son of Lucas and the above Mariana, native of Lancerota, about 16 years old, medium height, fair complexion, thin nose, light grey eyes, chestnut hair & eyebrows, two moles on the right cheek,.

           

51.       Domingo Delgado.  Son of Lucas and the above Mariana, native of Lancerota, 2 years old, fair complexion, round face, reddish hair, thin nose, greenish eyes.

 

52.       Leonor Delgado.  Daughter of Lucas and the above Mariana, about 4 years old, native of Lancerota, round face, fair complexion, large black eyes, black hair & eyebrows.

 

 

Sixteenth Family

Consisting of four single men.

 

53.       Phelipe Perez.  Son of Domingo and Maria Granados, native of Teneriffe, 20 years old, medium height, broad shoulders, long face, dark complexion, thin nose, blue eyes, black hair & eyebrows, large forehead.

 

54.       Joseph Antonio Perez.  Brother of foregoing and son of the same parents, native of Teneriffe, 19 years old, good height, long face, thin nose, black hair, eyes & eyebrows.

 

55.       Martin Lorenzo de Armas.  Son of Roque and Teresa de Aviles, native of one of the Canary Islands, about 20 years old, good height, broad shoulders, flat face, dark complexion, flat nose, long eyebrows, grey eyes, black beard, eyebrows & hair, three moles on the left cheek toward the nose.

 

56.       Ignacio Lorenzo de Armas. Brother of the preceding and son of same parents, native of one of the Canary Islands, about 22 years old, good height, long face, dark complexion, thin nose, black eyes, beard & eyebrows and hair, pitted with the small-pox, several moles between the nose and the left cheek.

 

 

Sources:

1    Mattie Alice Austin, The Municipal Government of San Fernando de Bexar, 1730-1800,  (The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association), pp. 331-338

 

2        This is a literal copy of  a document in the V.O. King Collection, now in the State Library of Texas.  It was translated by Luis de Tejada from originals once on file in the office of the secretary of State at Austin.  De Tejada’s addidavit appended to the translations is dated June, 1882.  The originals can not now be found.

 

Note:  There is an error on page 336 of “The Municipal Government of San Fernando de Bexar, 1730-1800”.  Family number thirteen, no. 39 Joseph Cabrera’s age is given as 50 years old.  It should read 15 years old.

 

 

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