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Deserters from Anglo-American ships request residency in Spanish territories.

Serial Number: 
041-00304
Title: 
Deserters from Anglo-American ships request residency in Spanish territories.
Author(s): 
Arrillaga, Jose Joaquin (Gobernador)
Author(s): 
Abarca, Roque (Intendente)
Date: 
12-31-1804
Documentation: 
San Blas, Guadalaxara, Mexico. December 31, 1804 - April 2?, 1809. 60p. Various. Originals. Signed.
Summary: 
In 1804, Juan Brown (Negro) (Anglo-Americano) deserts fragata Ocain off of San Quintin, B.C., asks comandante of San Diego presidio to relay to appropriate authorities his request for baptism in order to remain in Spanish territory. Documents include cuenta de los socorros franquedos detailing expenses incurred by Brown while in Spanish custody. Joaquin Felix (Alias Tomson, Manuel Jose Joaquin) deserts from fragata Alexander, claims he is baptised Catholic and volunteers to render service to Spain. Later documents, perhaps confusing him with another American, state his baptism occurred in Mexico in 1806. Later documents say he solicited a pasaporte and position as pilot in Spanish navy, but disappeared in Mexico, final whereabouts unknown. Good intentions of his baptism and stay in New Spain questioned by officials. (J. M. Johnson, November 1986).
Persons: 
Lizana y Beaumont, Francisco Javier de (Arzobispo)
Persons: 
Arrillaga, Jose Joaquin (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Iturrigaray, Jose de (Virrey)
Persons: 
Bocalan, Agustin (Comandante)
Persons: 
Brown, Juan (Anglo-Americano)
Persons: 
Rodriguez, Manuel
Persons: 
Felix, Joaquin (Anglo-Americano) (Irlandes)
Persons: 
Tomson, Manuel Jose Joaquin (Alias Felix, Joaquin) (Anglo-Americano) (Irlandes)
Persons: 
Maitorena, Jose Joaquin
Persons: 
Noriega, Francisco de (Sargento Mayor)
Persons: 
Lanos, Joseph Maria
Persons: 
Casares (?), Ramon (OFM) (Catedratico)
Persons: 
Rodriguez Velazco, Ygnacia (Viuda de Jose Villamil)
Persons: 
Garibay, Pedro (Virrey)
Persons: 
Hernandez, Domingo (Canonigo)
Persons: 
Villrams, Juan (Negro) (Esclavo)
Persons: 
Villami, Jose
Persons: 
Catani, Pedro
Persons: 
Campo y Rivas, Francisco del
Persons: 
Mesia y Caicedo, Nicolas de (Oidor de la Real Audiencia)
Persons: 
Abarca, Roque (Intendente) (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Lambert, Juan
Persons: 
Vildosola, Joseph de
Places: 
Santa Barbara (Presidio)
Places: 
San Diego
Places: 
Ensenada
Places: 
San Gabriel (Mision)
Places: 
Loreto
Places: 
San Quintin (Baxa California)
Places: 
San Blas
Places: 
Guadalaxara
Places: 
Celaya (Quartel)
Places: 
Queretaro, Santiago de
Places: 
Veracruz
Places: 
San Jose
Ethnic Groups: 
Negros
Ethnic Groups: 
Anglo-Americanos
Ethnic Groups: 
Irlandeses
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 018 ff. 109-138
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 018 ff. 109-138
Language: 
Spanish
Notes: 
References to individuals confusing: Joaquin Gelix (also known as Tomson, Manuel Jose Joaquin) referred to as Irlandes, de la nacion Irlandesa, and Anglo-Americano. Claimed he was baptised Catholic, later documents say he was baptised. Juan Brown, here said to be Negro, but in earlier folios (1-40) he was captain of a ship. Documents out of chronological order. Many pages blank, some duplicated, several barely legible.
Reference Number: 
1800004
Rights: 
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