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
If your ancestors are from General Escobedo, Nuevo, Mexico or if you are doing genealogy research then this free eBook I came across might be of interest to you. It is titled Gral. Escobedo NL. Apuntes Geograficos. Even though it is not an genealogy eBook it does mention historical facts and also several of my ancestors as the Ayalas from el Topo de Los Ayalas and another ancestor Joseph Trevino. I do hope that it is of interest to you.
Another thing make sure to download it since as it is with eBook ont he internet you never know how long they will be available. 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
“Familias de Nuevo Leon, Su Limpieza de Sangre” is a 152 page book full of genealogical information written by Lilia E. Villanueva de Cavazos. Her main focus are the Families of Nuevo Leon and their claim of cleanliness of blood through many documents. Before I go any the following paragraphs are from wikipidia and they describe what Limpieza de Sangre really was.
Limpieza de Sangre “cleanliness of blood”, referred to those who were considered pure “Old Christians”, without Muslim or Jewish ancestors.
After the end of the Reconquista and the expulsion or conversion of Muslim Mudéjars (Moors) and Sephardic Jews, the population of Portugal and Spain was all nominally European Christian. However, the ruling class and much of the populace distrusted the recently converted “New Christians”, referring to them as conversos or marranos if they were baptized Jews or descended from them, or Moriscos if they were baptized Muslims or descended from them. A commonly leveled accusation was that the New Christians were false converts, secretly practicing their former religion as Crypto-Jews or Crypto-Muslims. Nevertheless, the concept of cleanliness of blood came to be more focused on ancestry than of personal religion.
This stratification meant that the Old Christian commoners could assert a right to honor even if they were not in the nobility. The religious and military orders, guilds and other organizations incorporated in their bylaws clauses demanding proof of cleanliness of blood. Upwardly mobile New Christian families had to either contend with their plight, or bribe and falsify documents attesting generations of good Christian ancestry.
As you cna see form the above pragraph many religious, military orders, guilds, and other organizations required Limpieza de Sangre. Thus in this book there are transcriptions of many documents pertaining to land grants where the petitioner describes being descendant form old Christians. Overall it is a very interesting read and not to mention I found various of my ancestors listed in this book. I hope you do find yours also. Bellow you will find the table of content and see what families are mentioned int his book. Cover of Book: Table of Content:
Sobre los Flores, del Valle del Huajuco 69
Una boda en Unares, frustrada. (Familias Olmos y Arredondo) 73
Los De Leon de Cadereyta y los Abrego de San Francisco 77
Los Del Bosque y los Vela de Cerralvo
El Gobernador Joaquin Garcia y sus ancestros 87
Fernandez, Trevino y de Ia Garza, antiguos linajes de Pesqueria Grande 97
Los Fernandez de don Diego 107
Los Cavazos de Reinosa 119
Los Lozano de Sabinas 123
Los Salazar de Monterrey 127
Francisco Trevino, «un estudiante de distinguldo nacimiento>> 131
lndice Onomastico 141
Where to get a copy of the book: You can find a copy of this book at the Special Collections at the University of Texas Pan American, youc an click here to see if this book is available. You can also search WorlCat to see if a library near you has it.
I came across the following book by Guillermo Garmendia Leal while doing my own family genealogy research. It is called “Fundadores de Linares” (Founders of Linares). This book has come in very handy since some of my ancestors have deep roots to Linares, Nuevo Leon. I just thought it would be a good idea to share it with you so that you may at least be aware about this great resource in case that you also come across ancestors or have ancestors that were from Linares.
Cover of book “Fundadores de Linares”:
This book contains:
Chapter 1 – Events that happened from 1668 to 1715 in Montemorelos, Hualahuises and the surrounding area prior to the founding of Linares.
Chapter 2 – Testamentos y Protocolos 1702 – 1757
Chapter 3 – Familias de Linares 1712 – 1748
Chapter 4 – Padron of 1764
Chapter 5 – Obispado de Linares 1779
Chapter 6 – General Fernando Sanchez de Zamora
Chapter 7 – Fuentes de informacion
Apendice I – Familias que pasaron de Linares a Villas del Norte de Tamaulipas
Bellow you will find links if you are interested in buying your own copy of thsi book or just borrowing one.
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If you or your ancestors were from Nuevo Leon, Mexico you will definitely love this resource. It will also help you while researching your genealogy and ancestors from Nuevo Leon. A few days ago I was browsing through a Facebook page of “Cronista De Santa Catarina” and came across this great resource. I do not know where it came from but was posted by Leonrado Hernandez on April the first. At the end of the post I have provided the link pointing to the original post. Also if you click on the image you will be able to download it to your hard drive. I have also included a transcription of the image in this post.
Image with all the municipalities of Nuevo Leon and it’s founding dates:
Please note that each line includes in order; the name of municipality, Foundation date and old name, date it became villa and then city.
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Municipio – Fecha Primitiva de Fundacion (1) Nombre Antiguo (2) – Fecha de Ereccion en Villa, Fecha de Ereccion en Ciudad
- 1.- Abasolo – 1627 Hacienda Eguia de Viudas – 5 de Abr. de 1827
- 2.- Agualeguas – 1675 Mision de Nta. Sra. de Gualeguas – 7 de Ene. de 1821
- 3.- Los Aldamas – 1825 Pueblo de Hoyos – 26 de Mzo. de 1829
- 4.- Allende – 1779 Rancho el Reparo – 12 de Mzo. de 1850 – 12 de Mzo. de 1978
- 5.- Anahuac – 1933 – – – 5 de May.de 1933
- 6.- Apodaca – 1583- Hacienda San Francisco – 31 de Mzo.de 1351 – 31 de Mzo. de 1882
- 7.- Aramberri – 1626 Mision de Sta. Ma. de Rio Blanco – 31 de Oct. de 1877 – 13 de Dic. de 1912
- 8.- Bustamante – 1686 San Miguel de Aguayo – 27 de Feb. de 1832
- 9.- Cadereyta – 1637 San Juan Bautista – 13 de Ago. de 1637 – 28 de Mayo de 1825
- 10.- Carmen – 1614 Hacienda de Cbipinque – 5 de Feb. de 1852
- 11.- Cerralvo – 1577 Minas de San Gregorio. Leon(1582) – 6 de Sept. de 1626- 26 de Mayo de 1984
- 12.- Cienega de Flores – 1624 Puerto de Cienaga – 23 de Feb. de 1863
- 13.- China – 1796 San Felipe de Jesus (4 de Junio) – 23 de May. de 1812
- 14.- Dr. Arroyo – 1821 Valle de La Purisima Concepcion – 31 de Mzo. de 1851- 9 de Ene. de 1878
- 15.- Dr. Coss – 1745 Paso de Zacate – 7 de Oct. de 1882
- 16.- Dr. Gonzalez – 1694 Hacienda de Ramos – 14 de Nov. de 1883
- 17.- Galeana – 1678 Valle de Sn Pablo de los Labradores – 19 de Feb. de 1829 – 9 de Ene. de 1878
- 18.- Garcia – 1646 Hda. de Pesqueria Grande – 31 de Mzo.de 1851
- 19.- Garza Garcia – 1596 Hda. de San Pedro de los Nogales – 14 de Die. de 1882
- 20.- General Bravo – 1790 Rancho del Toro – 18 de Nov. de 1868
- 21.- Gral. Escobedo – 1604 Hda. del Topo de los Ayala – 24 de Feb. de 1868 – 19 de Nov de 1981
- 22.- Gral. Teran – 1746 Valle de La Mota – 31 de Mzo.de 1851 – 31 de Oct. de 1977
- 23.- Gral. Trevino – 1705 Rancho el Puntiagudo – 9 de Die. de 1968
- 24.- Gral. Zaragoza – 1626 Mision San Josse del Rio Blanco – 16 de Sept.de 1866
- 25.- Gral. Zuazua – 1670 Hda. de Santa Elena – 6 de.Mzo.de 1863
- 26.- Guadalupe – 1627 Hda. de Santa Cruz – 5 de Mzo. de 1825 – 9 de Mayo de J971
- 27.- Los Herreras – 1650 Rancho de La Manteca – 9 de Die. de 1874
- 28.- Higueras – 1697 Hda. de Santa Teresa – 18 de Feb. de 1863
- 29.- Hualahuises – 1646 Mision de San Cristobal – 20 de Mzo.de 1828
- 30.- Iturbide – 1802 Hda. de San Pedro – 9 de Mzo. de 1850
- 31.- Juarez – 1642 Hda. de San Jose – 30 de Die. de 1868 – 13 de Mayo de 1988
- 32.- Lampazos – 1698 San Antonio de La Nueva Tlaxcala – 26 de Oct. de 1877 – 28 de Die. de 1877
- 33.- Linares – 1712 Villa de San Felipe – 10 de Abr. de 1712 – 19 de Mayo de 1777
- 34.- Marin – 1670 Rancho San Antonio de los Mtz.- 16 de Jul. de 1807
- 35.- Melchor Ocampo – 1640 Charco Redondo – 20 de Oct. de 1948
- 36.- Mier y Noriega – 1804 San Antonio de Medina – 27 de Jul. de 1849
- 37.- Mina – 1611 San Francisco de Callas – 31 de Mzo.de 1851
- 38.- Montemoretos – 1701 San Mateo del Pilon – 28 de feb. de 1701 – 28 de Mayo de 1825
- 39.- Monterrey – 1577 Santa Lucia, San Luis – 1582 – 20 de Sept. de 1596
- 40.- Paras – 1851 Huizachal de los Canales – 17 de Feb. de 1851
- 41.- Pesqueria – 1669 Hacienda Espiritu Santo – 21 de Jul. de 1844
- 42.- Los Ramones – 1730 Rancho San Joso del Capadero – 10 de Nov.de 1912
- 43.- Rayones – 1851 San Miguel de Tasajal – 22 de Sept. de 1851
- 44.- Sabinas Hidalgo – 1693 Real de Santiago de las Sabinas – 26 de Mzo.de 1829 – 7 de Mayo de 1971
- 45.- Salinas Victoria – 1646 Valle de las Salinas – 4 de Mzo.de 1826
- 46.- San Nicolas de los Garza – 1597 Hda. de Diego Diaz – 30 de Dic. de 1830- 9 de Mayo de 1971
- 47.- Hidalgo – 1626 Hda. San Nicolas Obispo – 14 de Feb. de 1828
- 48.- Santa Catarina – 1596 Hda. Santa Catarina – 11 de Feb. de 1864 – 20 de Nov. de 1977
- 49.- Santiago – 1648 Santiago del Huajuco – 12 de Abr. de 1831
I do hope that this image and list comes in handy during your research. I know that it has helped me in just a short time.
- Leonardo Hernandez, Posted in “Cronista De Santa Catarina” in April 1, 2014 URL: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151993157217765&set=p.10151993157217765&type=1&stream_ref=10
The following map will help you along while doing your families genealogy research. It is titled “Land Grants, Farms, Villages, Villas, and Cities in the Northeast of New Spain” means in Spanish (Mercedes de Tierras, Haciendas, Pueblos, Villas y Ciudades en el Noreste Novohispano). As I have mentioned before I am currently researching Saltillo and in a book titled “Libro del Cabildo de la Villa de Santiago del Saltillo”, (Book of the Council of the Village of Santiago del Saltillo), I came across a very interesting map that I know you will enjoy. I am sharing it with you here since i know that it will help you estimate where your ancestors were from, it will not pinpoint their exact place but give you an idea.
This image shows you an estimated location of where the following areas were located:
- Valle de Boca de Leones
- Valle de Coahuila
- Valle de las Salinas
- Villa Cerralvo
- Valle de Pesqueria
- Valle de Parras
- Valle de Buena Esperanza
- Valle de Mazapil
- Valle de Pesqueria Grande
- Valle de Santa Catarina
- Villa Cadereyta
It also lists many more villas, towns, and haciendas.
Land Grants, Farms, Villages, Villas, and Cities in the Northeast of New Spain:
Click on the image above to view it at a better resolution and also be able to download it at a greater resolution.
I hope that this map comes in handy to you as it has come in handy to me.
Garza, Valentina Martinez, and Perez, Juan Manuel Zevallos. Libro del Cabildo de la Villa de Santiago del Saltillo 1578 – 1655. 2002, Pg 52
The following is a list of the 65 Cuadernos Del Archivo de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They are all in Spanish. These 65 eBooks are about the history, geography, and archaeology of the state of Nuevo Leon. I am sure that if you read all the titles you are sure to find one that will interest you. If you re building a digital library I highly recommend that you download all of them. You never knwo when thwy will come in handy. As for me I have only read two of them # 25 EL CRONISTA ANONIMO by Israel Cavazos Garza, since it is about my 9th great grandfather Juan Bautista Chapa. The other one that I have read is #36 LA CATEDRAL DEL NUEVO REINO DE LEON by Aureliano Tapia Mendez, since many of my ancestors are buried there.
I know that these eBooks will provide you also with great historical context and also provide you with genealogical data and clues. 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