These two encomiendas are under the jurisdiction of another alcalde-mayor.
The Indians on the encomiendas were reduced to the condition of slaves.
Some of the encomiendas here are very large, having incomes of from one to four thousand pesos.
The other encomenderos give the same to the ministers of their encomiendas.
Still later, at the death of Doña Maria de Miranda, two encomiendas were left vacant, both worth a thousand pesos of income.
This province and all the said encomiendas are without instruction.
When I entered upon the functions of this office, I discovered a serious irregularity in the succession to encomiendas of Indians.
If he should go beyond the period allowed, I informed him that his encomiendas would be vacated and would be assigned to others.
These women inherited these encomiendas from their husbands or fathers.
The income from the other encomiendas I have commanded to be placed in the royal treasury, which is being done.
in the US, a land grant system started in 1503 which gave certain Spaniards an estate or tract of land in America as well as the Native American inhabitants of that land; also, this tract of land and its inhabitants
Encomienda provided for Indian tribute in exchange for protection and Christian instruction.
1810, from Spanish, "commission," from encomendar "to commit, charge." Estate granted to a Spaniard in America with powers to tax the Indians.