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Title Documents pertaining to property in Teocaltitlán and San Pedro de Calimaya [manuscript] 1678-1781
Document Type Manuscript; Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Deeds, wills, and a map in Nahuatl and Spanish from 1678-1781, relating to the sale and inheritance of property in San Pedro de Calimaya in the Toluca Valley, and Teocaltitlán, a barrio of Mexico City. The Teocaltitlán documents, dated 1678-1748, pertain to a parcel of land owned by Juan de la Cruz and his wife María de los Angeles, both Indians. The pictorial plan of their house and property contains symbols and text in Nahuatl, and indicates the measurements of the lot. Their wills in both Nahuatl and Spanish, specify the disposition of the property; María’s will is dated June 12, 1701, while Juan’s is dated June 6, 1725. There are also three deeds from 1678 to property in Teocaltitlán; two bills of sale for land in the barrio; and finally, the will of Francisca de los Angeles, dated June 22, 1748. The remaining seven documents, dated 1738-1781, consist of deeds for parcels of land in San Pedro de Calimaya belonging to Juan de Dios, and Antonio de Santiago and his wife Andrea Antonía; and the wills of Felix de Santiago, Pascuala de la Cruz, and Martina María, each bearing reference to various properties in Calimaya. Five of these documents are in Nahuatl, with official translations into Spanish of two of them, dated Nov. 21, 1772.
Names Cruz, Juan de la; Angeles, María de los; Angeles, Francisca de los
Places Mexico City, Calimaya, Teocaltitlán, Mexico
Keywords inheritance, deed, land tenure, property, language, will, map, New Spain, Mexico, Mexican, indigenous peoples
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language Spanish; Nahuatl
Additional Information This document has an accompanying map: VAULT Ayer MS 1477 map
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1477
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue