The following is an excellent book about Blas Maria de la Garza Falcon whom was the son of General Blas de la Garza Falcon (1673-1736), governor of the province of Coahuila from 1723 to 1729 and 1733 to 1735, and Dona Beatriz de Villarreal. He was born in or near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in 1712. He married Dona Catarina Gomez de Castro whom was the daughter of Don Antonio Gomez de Castro and Dona Nicolasa Baez de Trevino, on January 1, 1731 at the mining town of Boca de Leones, present day Villaldamas, Nuevo Leon , Mexico. Continue reading
The following is the 1732 marriage record for my wife’s 6th great grandparents Joseph Manuel Ayala and Josepha Antonia Cantu. They married in Monterrey Nuevo, Leon Mexico. The following document indicates that Manuel’s parents were Nicolas de Ayala and Antonia de la Garza. Josepha’s parents are listed as Joseph Cantu and Gertrudis de la Garza. The document also indicates that they had received a dispensation for being related in the 3rd degree. I have yet to search for their marriage dispensation. Continue reading
The following is the 1741 church death record for my wife’s 7th great grandfather Nicolas de Ayala. The following document also indicates that his wife was Antonia de la Garza. The document also indicates that he left a will which I have yet to find. Also he names his sons Joseph Baptista and Caietano de Ayala as his executors. It is interesting to note that Nicolas is my 10th great grand uncle since he was the brother of Catalina de Ayala my 10th great grandmother and yes their parents are our common ancestors.
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Dn Nicolas de Ayala esp.l
En veinte y sinco de Abril de setecientos quarenta y un anos seledio sepultura en el tercero Cuerpo de esta Yglesia con Cruz alta a Dn Nicolas de Ayala viudo de Da Antonia de la Garza vecinos que fueron de esta Ciudad sele administraron los Stos. Sacramtos. seledixo y vigilia como lo pidio en su memoria testamentaria que hizo ante el Alcalde Ordinario de Primer Voto Dr Franco Sanchez de Robles enlaque dexo a las mandas forzosas a do reales y por Albezeas a Dn Jun Baptista y Caietano de Ayala sus hijos y porque conste lo firme =
Br Juan Baez Trevino