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Testimonio of the criminal case against José Ignacio Cañedo Zamorano.
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Testimonio of the criminal case against José Ignacio Cañedo Zamorano


Andrade, Dolores, plaintiff.


Cañedo Zamorano, José Ignacio, 1777 or 1778-1814?, defendant.


Portion of a larger testimonio (stamped pages 13-92 (pages 37-40 are missing)) concerning the trial against José Ignacio Cañedo Zamorano for his siding with rebel forces in the war for Mexican Independence. The earliest date referenced is May 11, 1814 in which Cañedo Zamorano declared that he was born in the Hacienda del Cabezón and was 36 years of age on May 17, 1814. He also stated that he had been imprisoned the previous two years in Toluca and now in Guadalajara. Also includes a separate document, on sealed paper and foliated 1-9 (folio 6 is missing), dated February through September 1815, concerning a civil case for child support brought by a mistress of Cañedo Zamorana, Dolores Andrade, against the "albaceas" (executors) of his estate, sisters-in-law Mariá and Josefa Arroniz. Andrade is suing for child support of her daughter, María de Jesús, whom Cañedo Zamorano recognized as his own. The executors are delaying the payment of support because the inventories of the estate have not been finalized.


1814 (issued)


Child support -- Mexico -- Trials, litigation, etc
Claims against decedents' estates -- Mexico -- Trials, litigation, etc
Child support
Claims against decedents' estates
Decedents' estates
Mexico -- History -- Wars of Independence, 1810-1821 -- Collaborationists -- Trials, litigation, etc
Mexique -- Histoire -- 1810-1821 (Guerres d'indépendance) -- Collaborateurs -- Procès, instances, etc
Cañedo Zamorano, José Ignacio -- 1777 or 1778-1814? -- Trials, litigation, etc
Cañedo Zamorano, José Ignacio -- 1777 or 1778-1814? -- Estate -- Trials, litigation, etc


Title devised by cataloger.
Purchase from Nick Aretakis; 2016.
When the vanguard of Father Hidalgo's army of revolution approached Guadalajara, Mexico in the first week of November, 1810, it was greeted miles from the city by two men, José Ignacio Cañedo Zamorano and Rafael Villasenor, who were chosen by the city council to offer the city on the condition that the army respect the lives and possessions of the citizens. In 1812, Cañedo Zamorano was arrested for his alleged role in the occupation and died in prison, likely by execution, sometime before the civil case was filed in February 1815.
Testimonio of the criminal case against José Ignacio Cañedo Zamorano, BANC MSS 2016/131, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In Spanish.


Trials, litigation, etc.

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