Autos concerning conditions and establishment of Santa Maria by Escandon.

Serial Number
041-04165
Title
Autos concerning conditions and establishment of Santa Maria by Escandon.
Author(s)
Escandon, Joseph de
Date
10-02-1750
Date
01-20-1751
Documentation
San marcos. October 2, 1750-January 20, 1751. 20p. Autos. Copies.
Summary
Documents contain information resulting formal establishment of Santa Maria. Provides good geographical description of area and distances to other Villas. Escandon went to recognize families joined by olarazan. Escandon and others conduct review of well and other conditions. Contains complete list of families and members of Escuadra including names, ages and property owned. Description of relations with Indians. says San Marcos has most abundant water. Contains description of possible drilling depths and composition of each level. Review of timber, minerals and land says all plentiful. Cold climate. Commerce with Llera possible for supplies and minerals. Need mission for Indians congregated in area. Escandon officially establishes sta. Maria close to San Marcos. Provides instructions for construction of homes, provision of more cattle and seed, and for administration of property and mines. Contains city plan. Last document contains list of Villas established in Nuevo Santander including captains, missions, Indians, families, soldiers and Patron saints. (M. Dannemiller, April 1989)
Persons
Escandon, Joseph de (Coronel)
Olazaran, Joseph (Capitan)
Moctezuma, Juan Elias
Perez de Leon, Joseph
Telles Giron (Capitan)
Ciprian, Ignacio Antonio (Fray)
Saens, Santiago
Moctezuma, Juan Crisostomo
Dias Guerrero, Juan Diego
Diego (Indio Capitan Pizones)
Guevara, Joseph de
Gimenez, Nicolas
Arzila, Joseph de
Martinez, Vizente
Places
San Pedro (Paraje)
Aguayo, Santa Maria de (Villa)
San Marcos
Cavallero
Guemes
Zacatecas, Guadalupe de (Colegio)
Llera
San Phelipe
Nuevo Santander
Ethnic Groups
Pizones
Military Groups
Villa de Maiz, Compania de
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 180 ff. 149-159
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 180 ff. 149-159
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
18000013
Rights
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