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Index for Padrones de México, 1752-1865

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By ArturoG - Posted on 15 November 2011

Does anyone have an index for the Padrones de México, 1752-1865? The index is found in films # 1149544 & 1224506.

The reason I ask is because there are 39 rolls and I'm looking for Calvillo and Jalpa (and the Juchipila/Huejucar areas in general).

I had looked at the 1792 padron (film 1520345) for Aguascalientes, but was disappointed to find that it seemed to miss a lot of people from Calvillo. So I thought it would be worthwhile to look at the other films to see if there might be more information. Hopefully someone will have the index to guide me to the correct film.


PS. Here's some background information on the 1791-1793 census (source: )

Revillagigedo Censuses (1791-93: 24249)

The crown's viceroy in Mexico, Count Revillagigedo II, ordered his intendants to draw up three census lists: 1) the tributary population--Indians and mulattoes, 2) all eligible, "useful" men, meaning those who would be subject to military service in the colonial militia, and 3) a summary of the total population by ethnic and occupational categories. The third census project was undertaken under the authorization of the viceroy-appointed visitador, José Menéndez Valdés between 1791 and 1793. It encountered 24249 individuals, including the two "Indian" barrios of Analco and Mejicalcingo. Unfortunately, although the aggregate figures have survived, the manuscripts on which they are based have not.

The so-called "military" census, however, has survived in manuscript form. Since this census was taken to provide a list of eligible (útiles) men for the city militia, no data on Indians and mulattoes were gathered, since they were not ineligible. Nonetheless, the census did survey all households headed by Spaniards, Castizos and mestizos, and obtained data on all individuals in those households, including name, age, ethnicity, occupation, marital status, social status (don or not) and physical condition of the "utiles" men, as well as the names of their spouses, children, employees and apprentices, renters, orphans and slaves. Auxiliary information on names of streets and types of residences was also gathered. For example, the manuscript lists 210 stores, of which 49 were commercial or retail outlets and 152 "tiendas públicas" meaning houses or shops where masters, journeymen and apprentices lived, worked and sold their products in the traditional fashion.

Where exactly is Calvillo there? Back then Calvillo was called Huejucar and belonged to the Juchipila Partido

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