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FOUNDING OF HAMBATO

(2*) HAMBATO.-1º 15' S. Lat and 0º 06’ W. Long. from Quito.-
2608 meters above sea level (Wolf)

On December 5, 1698,
the 'NEW' SETTLEMENT of HAMBATO was FOUNDED

This was with the Royal Decree this time, in this case a court ruling, which entailed the ‘blessing’ of the HIGHEST authorities of the Royal Audience of Quito, so the HAMBATEÑOS residents could officially and legally acquire SETTLEMENT status, in the land that had ancestrally be, up until a few months before, the property of the Indians of Quisapincha, among others those called by San Bartolome...;

...let it be ordered and enforced*!. Saá

*(1698... the legal date: 6th of December...).
*(1698... in fact: 26th of June... ).

THE FIRST AUTHORITIES
(The Cabildo, the initial body...)

The following people then became the first authorities for the Province of the new Settlement of Hambato (1698): (Some because they had already been leaders, one by ‘popular’ acclamation, and others de facto.)

"...Sergeant Major CRISTÓBAL EL CID* ( Z / S...?), wielded the ‘Rod of Over-arching Justice’ for HAMBATO...

*(Who took over these functions on the death of Captain Felipe del Mármol y Maldonado, Lieutenant General and Justice, who had been in charge by acclamation). Note: A.N. Ser .Crimi .BOL. #29; Box15, Exp. #14. There is a "...Penal lawsuit brought against Agustín Díaz de Villar, current Lieutenant of the Settlement of Hambato, for having killed Clemente...!? Mármol Maldonado, previous Lieutenant of that place..." March 21, 1699.Ambato. Page 28. Revisar Rev. Series "Haciendas" Bulletin #32 A.N. Box #27.1697-1701Exp.#4/16/5/1705.

Dr. HIPOLITO de VEGA y CADENA (priest and vicar, Ecclesiastical Judge)

ALONSO ARDA MALDONADO (Anda...?)

Assistant DOMINGO GROSSO

FRIAR FRANCISCO RAMOS (Guardian of the Convent of St. Peter of Alcantara)

Captain JUAN DE VASCONES Y VELASCO

JULIO de HERBAS MUDARRA

Captain LUCAS LOPEZ NARANJO (PROVINCIAL Mayor of Hambato and of SANTA HERMANDAD)

FRANCISCO LOPEZ NARANJO

TOMAS GERES Y FIGUEROA

TOMAS DE ALBARADO (Public Scribe)

Captain JUAN ANTONIO DE VALENZUELA

Captain PEDRO DEL CUETO

JUAN DE ALVARADO

JOSÉ DE VILLACRES Y ORTEGA

Ensign JULIO de ESCOBAR

Ensign MARTÍN BALLESTEROS

Ensign DIEGO DE ALMENDARES

Ensign FÉLIX GUTIERRES FLORES................."

(...on 22-03-1691, he appears as the Head Sheriff of Hambato.-A. N. Serie Crim. ...Vol.1689-91Exp.8; Box


 

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