Barangay No. 13, Sampaloc, Manila, circa 1858

Who were the early residents of Sampaloc, Manila? In the Philippine National Archives, a number of bundles called “Vecindarios” can be found which contains the annual register of Filipinos on a per cabeceria. As an example, shown below are the first two pages of the vecindario for cabeceria no. 13, town of Sampaloc, headed by cabeza de barangay Joanquin Geronia Enrriguez, 34 years old.  The list was created on July 15, 1858 and listed a total of 51 tributos naturales. Source: Philippine National Archives. For complete list of residents of cabeceria no. 13, please click link:


~ by Martin Gaerlan on July 26, 2011.

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