by Moises Garza

November 4, 2011

Last Names of Nuevo Leon
The following is the image and transcription of the marriage that took place in Inmaculada Concepcion Church in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico back in January 13, 1840 between Juan Lopez Vela and Maria Facunda Portales Caballero. The image does not indicate who their parents are. The image does indicate that the witnesses to the marriage were Marcos Flores and Jose Angel Yanez. Juan Lopez Vela and Maria Facunda Portales Caballero are my great-great-great-grandparents through my father’s paternal maternal side of the family.

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Transcription of the above Image:

N. 1                                        Enero del ano de 1840 

Juan Lopes Soltero con Ma. (Maria) Facunda Portales 

En esta Parroquia de la Villa de Mier a los trece dias del mes de Enero de mil ochocientos quarenta. Yo el Presvo. (Presvitero) Jo. (Jose) Rafael de linra. Cura into. (interino) de la Villa de Camargo. Y como encargado ausiliar este curato. haviendo presedido todas las diligencias que previerie el derecho amonestador en tres dias festivos inter misarum solemnia segun dispocicion del Santo Concilio tridentino que lo fueron los dias, veinte dos, veinte y sinco, y veinte y seisde Dbre (Diciembre) del ano de treinta y nueve. Y no haviendo Resultado impedimiento alguno pasadas mas de las veinte y cuatro horas despues de la ultima amonestacion Case y Vele infacie Ecclesiae a Juan Lopes Soltero con Ma. (Maria) Facunda Portales, fueron padrinos Marcos Flores y testigos al verlos casar y velar Jose Ango. (Angel) Yanez. Y para qe. (que) conste lo firme. 

D. Je. (Jose) Luis G. Garcia 

Note: To translate this transcription just copy it and go to and paste it. Just gotta mention the it is not an accurate translation but you can get an idea of what the document states.

Sources: FamilySearch

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