This is the June 21 1689 marriage of my 8th great grandparents Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was the son of Nicolas Lopez Prieto and Maria de Ayala. Maria’s parents were Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor and Ines de la Garza. Their witnesses are listed as Sargento Mayor Lucas Caballero Alonso Ruiz and Pedro de la Garza.
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Antto. Prieto y Maria Rodriguez espanoles.
En veinte y uno dias del mes de Junio de mil y seis cientos y ochenta y nueve anos despose y vele a Antonio Prieto hijo del Cappan. Nicolas Lopez Prieto y de Maria de Ayala; Con Maria Rodriguez hija lejitima del Cappan Diego Rodriguez de Mte. mor. difunto y de Ynes de la Garza todos vezinos de este Rno. aviendo presedido las vanas en cinco nueve y doze de este mes y Ano; fueron testigos el sargto mor. Lucas Caballero Alonso Ruiz y Po. de la Garza. y para que Conste lo firme et supra. =
This is the March 10, 1675 marriage record of my 8th great grandparents Gabriel Cervera and Maria Longoria in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. I have yet to find out whom the parents of Gabriel are but the parents of Maria are Lorenzo de Longoria and Antonia Rodriguez . Their witnesses are listed as Cappan Ygnacio Parra Diego Rendon, y Juan Bap. Chapa. Continue reading
The following is the 1673 marriage of my 10th great grandparents Diego Gutierrez de Castro and Gertrudis Flores de la Garza. The were married on July 30, 1673 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. I have not been able to find a document that indicates whom his parents were but on the other hand the parents of Gertrudis are Pedro Flores de Abrego and Margarita de la Garza. I am a descendant of theirs through their daughter Margarita Gutierrez whom married Jospeh Martinez Guajardo. Continue reading
This is the 1699 marriage of my 9th great grandparents Pedro Garcia de Sosa and Nicolasa De La Garza Falcon in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The parents of Antonio are Pedro Garcia de Sosa and Elena de la Garza Guerra. The parents of Nicolasa are Blas de la Garza and Margarita Lopez Prieto. I am a descendant of their through their daughter Maria Gertrudis Garcia Guerra. Continue reading
The following is the 1672 marriage of my 10th great grandparents Capitan Nicolas Gutierrez de Lara and Clara Trevino de Renteria. Nicolas is the son of Melchor Gutierrez and Isabel Lara. I have yet to find out whom the parents of Isabel are. The parents of Clara are Alonzo de Trevino and Mayor de Renteria. I am one of their descendants through their daughter Isabel Gutierrez de Lara. You can find more information about her and her siblings towards the bottom of this page.
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Nicolas Gutierrez y Dona Clara de Renta espanoles
En catorce de Noviembre de mil y seicientos y setenta y dos anos despuse y vele en la hacienda de la Pesqueria en Capilla aprovada a Nicolas Gutierrez y Dona Clara de Renteria haciendo procedido los bannos en primero siete y catorce de dicho mez. Fueron testigos D. Lazaro Fernandez de Castro, Joseph de la Cruz y Don Diego de Sepulveda, y lo firme -
Francisco de la Cruz
Children of Capitan Nicolas GUTIERREZ LARA and Clara TREVINO RENTERIA were as follows:
- Capitan Nicolas GUTIERREZ LARA, christened 13 Jun 1673 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, buried 10 Mar 1750 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married on 18 Oct 1695 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Antonia VILLARREAL, born in Salinas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died 30 May 1754 in Salinas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Capitan Bernabe VILLARREAL and Isabel GARZA.
- Antonio GUTIERREZ LARA, christened 31 Mar 1676 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, died 10 Jan 1734. He married on 19 Oct 1695 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Clara VILLARREAL, christened 15 Dec 1674 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, buried 27 Feb 1745 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Capitan Bernabe VILLARREAL and Isabel GARZA.
- Clara Maria GUTIERREZ LARA. She married on 28 Dec 1700 Juan BAEZ BENAVIDES, born 1680 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, son of Francisco BAEZ BENAVIDES and Juana VELA.
- Melchor GUTIERREZ. He married Ana BENAVIDES, daughter of Bernardo BENAVIDES and Francisca REYES.
- Isabel GUTIERREZ LARA. She married Antonio GARCIA SEPULVEDA, son of Sargento Mayor Jacinto GARCIA SEPULVEDA and Clara FERNANDEZ RENTERIA.
- Cristobal GUTIERREZ LARA, christened 10 Dec 1687 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married Maria Isabel BAEZ BENAVIDES, born 1683; died 26 Jun 1773 in Revilla, Tamaulipas, Mexico, daughter of Bernardo BENAVIDES and Francisca REYES.
- FamilySearch.org Monterrey, Catedral, Matrimonios, Pg. 13 1672
- Rendon, Crispin. “Ancestors of Moises Garza” Pg. 258
While conducting Genealogy Research I came across “The Conquistadores and the Crypto-Jews of Monterrey” by David T. Raphael. It turned out to be an excellent book. It is full of great genealogical information, many of my own ancestors are mentioned within it’s pages. there is even a whole chapter dedicated to my 11th great grandfather Diego de Montemayor. Another whole chapter is dedicated to my de la Garza ancestors.
What I really loved about this book was Gaspar de Castanos entry into New Mexico and his brush with the Pueblo Indians. It is in my opinion an amazing chapter that shows clearly a first hand account of how the Spaniards with way less numbers than the local population would conquer them.
After reading this book it is now one of my favorite. It not only provides great information but also contains transcriptions of original documents. You may also want to pay attention to the citations since that will Continue reading
The Mexican Genealogical eBook Slaves of Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico is, as it’s cover describes it, a compilation of Hundreds of Notary Documents Translated by: Dahlia Rose Guajardo, Dhlia Palacios, Eusebio Benavidez, Tony Vincent Garcia and Crispin Rendon.
It is a sad thing that Spaniards had slaves but what is even sadder to me is to see my own ancestors buying and selling slaves as if they were property. You might also find your ancestor as being one of the slaves. The majority of the slaves were either Black or Mulattos.
It is not mentioned in this book but one of my ancestors was a Morisco meaning that his parents were Mulatto and Indian. A Mulatto is the designation given to children of a Spaniard and black African. The earliest mention of him is In Ciudad Mier in the middle of the 1700’s and this eBook makes me wonder if he or his family were ever slaves. Continue reading
If you have not come across this book, El Nuevo Reino de Leon Y Monterrey A Traves de 3000 Documentos (The New Kingdom of Leon and Monterrey through 3000 Documents) you are in for a treat. This book was written by Israel Cavazos Garza back in 1998 it is the synopsis of 3000 documents from the Civil Archives of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Continue reading
Dos Familias en la Conformacion Historica del Noreste Novo Hispano, Siglos XVII-XIX by Francisco Javier Rodriguez Gutierrez describes the strategies that some Northern Mexico families utilized to acquire, conserve, and consolidate their power and presence in the area from the beginning of the 17th century. Continue reading
The following is the baptism record of my wife’s 6th great grandmother Josepha Antonia Cantu de la Garza. Her parents are listed as being Joseph Cantu and Gertrudis de la Garza. Continue reading