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Baptismal Data: (Chief) Pedro Jose Quiya (SFR-B01149)

Mission: San Fernando Rey

Baptismal No. 01149

Spanish Name: Pedro Jose

Native Name: Quiya

Baptism Date: January 28, 1804

Type of Baptism: + (normal)

Origin: Coaybet (now known as Camulos, Lower Piru Creek drainage)

Ethnicity: Indio

Sex: M

Baptism Place: Yglesia de esta Mision (mission church)

Age: 34 years

Level: a (adult)


Capitan de Coaybet (Chief of Camulos)


Name: Juan Maria Verdugo

Military Status: Invalido de San Diego (retired soldier, now pensioner, from the presidio at San Diego)**


Officiant: Francisco Xavier Uria

Recorder: Francisco Xavier Uria

* According to anthropologist Dr. John Johnson (lecture and p.c. 2015), Coa(y)— is one of several names for the area now known as Camulos. Of note, Rufina of Coayvet (SFR-B00959) was baptized the same day, and by the same officiant, as individuals whose home village was identified as Caamulus.

** It was customary for Mexican military men (and occasionally their wives) to serve as godparents of newly baptized Indians. It is not indicative of a familial relationship.

Source: The Huntington Library, Early California Population Project Database, 2006.
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