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The mother of eight explained that she wanted to build a house on a new property because the lot where she had been living was needed by the owner and she had been asked to leave. Four days later, several city officials went to the lot she wanted, measured it and turned it over to de la Garza. Such transactions would have been inconceivable had the women lived in Colonial America instead of Spanish Texas, said Jean A.
English common law was adopted for use in colonial legal systems in North America. Under English common law, women for the most part were deemed nonexistent.
It was a different situation in Spain, where a benevolent king began recognizing women as virtually equal to men in legal matters as early as the 13th century. As Spain established new settlements in Texas, something had to be done to entice Spanish women to give up the comforts of home and settle with their families in remote, inhospitable, dangerous lands on the frontier.
The government agreed to provide free land, pay expenses and provide special privileges such as conferring the title of hidalgo, an expression of nobility albeit the loweston the men. Las Siete Partidas, based on Roman law, conferred a status on women nearly equal to that of men. The code was never formally adopted in Spanish Texas but was used by authorities to settle disputes.
Unlike their counterparts in the American colonies, women in Spain and in Spanish Texas could hold property under their own names, and a woman could sell any separate property she had owned before marrying. Property purchased or inherited during the marriage belonged to both spouses. Before selling any property that belonged to both of them, the wife had to give her consent.
Women inherited equally with men and daughters equally with sons. Calvillo, who was born in San Fernando, was said to be as good at handling a gun as a man and a good business administrator. She successfully ran the ranch for decades, expanding operations over the years. Numerous reports indicate that she owned 2, head of cattle and kept peace with nomadic Indians by providing them with beef and allowing them to camp on her land.
She ran the ranch until her death in at age 91, leaving the ranch to an adopted daughter and son. The strong legal standing that women had under Spanish rule was upended with the Texas Revolution.
Scheer, also director of the Center for History and Culture at Lamar University, said that although separate property rights were preserved, Anglo women under the Republic and statehood could not vote, hold office, control their property, write a will or expect custody of their children. Maria del Carmen Calvillo inherited the ranch in the early s after her father, the original owner, was killed. She ran the ranch until she died at 91, expanding its operations and ensuring it continued to prosper through numerous difficult times, including the battle for Texas independence.
This is where the main gate of the ranch used to be in the mids. The ruins are covered in sand and grass to protect them. In the early s, Maria del Carmen Calvillo inherited the ranch from her father, the original owner, when he died. She turned out to be a good administrator and expanded operations over the years, adding a granary and sugar mill as well as growing the herd to 2, head of cattle.
Express-News file photo Show More Show Less 4 of 4 Archaeologist Cyndi Dickey works to protect a wall at Rancho de las Cabras, a birthplace of Texas' ranching industry dating back roughly years, near Floresville, in Archaeologists say the acre site is the last remaining link to the original ranches and cowboys that shaped Texas, but remains mostly hidden, waiting for preservation and development that would allow visitors to enjoy it.
In Colonial America, a married woman could not buy or sell land or conduct business. The ranch supplied livestock and crops to Mission San Francisco de la Espada.
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