Province of Texas
Calvary Company 
of the
Royal Presidio of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo
1790


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Calvary Company of the Royal Presidio of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo

Roster which manifests the number of individuals forming this company, commanded by the Lieutenant Commandant of the same, Don Manuel de ESPADAS, and Chief Justice of the population of the aforesaid Presidio of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo.

Officers

1 Lieutenant Commandant, Don Manuel de ESPADAS; his family, two servants.
2 Alferez Don Francisco BASQUES, married; his family, three small sons.
3 Chaplain, Bachiller, Don Jose Felis RAMOS; his family, two female servants and two male servants.
4 Pedro ARRAMBIDE, blacksmith; married; his family, one servant, and one girl 10 years old.
Sergeants
5 Antonio TREVINO, unmarried.
6 Francisco RIOS, married; his family, one son 8 years old.
7 Juan CHIRINO, married; his family, one son 12 years old.
8 Drummer, Jose de LUNA, unmarried.

Corporals

9 Flavio MALDONADO, married; without a family.
10 Hermenegildo GOMEZ, married; his family, one small daughter. 
11 Miguel BEZERRA, married; his family, three small daughters.
12 Fernando GALASI, unmarried.
13 Xavier MALDONADO, married; his family, two unmarried stepsons, 20 years old.
14 Prudencio San MIGUEL, married; without a family.
15 Pedro de los SANTOS, married; family, one son 7 years old.
16 Tomas de la GARZA, married; without a family.

Soldiers

17 Cadet, Don uan Maria Luis de GONZALES, unmarried.
18 Jose FLORES, married; without a family.
19 Alexo de LEON, married; his family, one unmarried son, and unmarried daughter, and three small sons.
20 Juan Jose GAMES, married; without a family.
21 Juan Jose de LEON, married; his family, one stepdaughter over 13 years.
22 Vicente SERRA, widower.
23 Jose Maria RAMON, married; his family, two small boys.
24 Francisco de la GARZA, married; his family, one girl and two small boys.
25 Diego CADENA, married; his family, three stepchildren: one girl over 14 years, one boy 12 years old, and one small girl.
26 Francisco Xavier BASQUES, married; his family, one small daughter.
27 Mariano TREVINO, married; without a family.
28 Manuel de la GARZA, married; his family, one small son.
29 Jose GIL, married; his family, one unmarried son, one unmarried daughter and two small sons.
30 Juan de ALDAPE, married; without a family.
31 Antonio RAMON, unmarried.
33 Antonio de RIOS, married;his family, two young daughters, and two small boys.
34 Juan Andres CONTRERAS, married; without a family.
35 Jose de la GARZA, married; his family, one girl and one boy, both small.
36 Thomas MACIAS, married; his family, one small son.
37 Leonardo RAMON, married; his family two small stepsons.
38 Juan Maria FLORES, married; without a family.
39 Carlos DELGADO, married; his family, one son 12 yrs. old.
40 Francisco VILLAFRANCA, married; his family, two small sons.
41 Pedro de LUNA, married; his family, one unmarried daughter and two sons.
42 Antonio GOMEZ, married; his family, one small daughter.
43 Francisco LARA, married; without a familt.
44 Lorenzo TREVINO, unmarried.
45 Juan Jose ZEVALLOS, married; without a family.
46 Antonio BELA, married; without a family.
47 Antonio San MIGUEL, married; his family, two stepsons under 18 years.
48 Zaragosa RIOS, married; his family, one small son.
49 Diego CONTIS, married; without a family.
50 Balentin de los SANTOS, married; his family, one daughter 14 years and one small son.
51 Gaspar LASCANO, married; without a family.
52 Ygnacio GARCIA, widower; his family, one son 17 years old.
53 Carlos BEZERRA, married; his family, one small girl.
54 Vizente GONZALES, married; his family, one small daughter and one small son.
55 Gerardo ARELLANO, married; his family, one small son.
56 Jose CARRION, married; his family, one small daughter.
57 Jose Maria VALDEZ, married; his family, one stepson 13 years old.
58 Cristoval de YGUERA, married; his family, one small daughter.
59 Juan Jose de la GARZA, married; his family, one small son.
60 Vizente CONTRERAS, married; without a family.
61 Juan Jose ESTRADA, married; his family, one small daughter.
62 Pantaleon de la GARZA, married; without a family.
63 Tomas GAMES, married; without a family.
64 Antonio ALDAPE, married; without a family.
65 Tomas Manuel de la GARZA, unmarried.
66 Dionicio LIENDRO, married; his family, one small boy and one small girl.
67 Santiago ALDRETE, married; his family, one small girl.
68 Santiago CAVAZOS, married; without a family.
69 Pedro GRANDE, married; his family, one small daughter.
70 Francisco BASQUES, unmarried.
71 Refugio BELA, unmarried.
72 Jose Miguel SANCHES, married; without a family.
73 Serafin SERVERA, married; his family, one small son.
74 Ygnacio de ORNOS, married; without a family.
75 Jose TREXO, unmarried.
76 Jose Lazaro GUERRA, unmarried.
77 Domingo TREXO, unmarried.
78 Antonio BASQUES, married; his family, two small daughters.
79 Juan Baptista CHIRINO, unmarried.
80 Anastacio RAMON, unmarried.
81 Andres del RIO, married; without a family.
82 Tomas MENCHACA, married; without a family.
83 Tomas BUENTELLO, married; without a family.
84 Vizente LARA, married; his family, one small daughter and one small son.
85 Pedro Dias del CASTILLO, married; his family, one small daughter.
86 Jose Salvador SIERRA, unmarried.
87 Pedro MARTINEZ, married; without a family.
88 Mariano TEXEDA, married; his family, one small daughter.
89 Bernave de la GARZA, married; without a family.
90 Agustin de la GARZA, married; his family, two small sons under 10 years, two daughters: one 13 years old and the other small.
91 Francisco BENITES, married without a family.
Disabled
92 Lieutenant don Xavier BENITES, widower; his family, one son 14 years old.
93 Jose CONTRERAS, married; without a family.
94 Pedro ZEVALLOS, married; his family, one daughter about 15 yrs. old.
La Bahia, December 31, 1790

Manuel de ESPADAS (rubric)

 

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