by Moises Garza

October 10, 2012

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

The following is the 1669 Church Death Record of my 11th great grandfather Blas de la Garza. The following is a very interesting document, it indicates he left a will and also that some services in his memory should be performed in Mexico City. Hope I get to find his will some day. It is interesting to note that his wife is lsites as Beatris de la Garza but her last name was Gonzalez.

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Blas de la Garza Espanol

En veinte y uno de Maio Febrero demil y seiscientos y Sesenta y nueve anos, murio el Capan. Blas Maria de la Garza Haviendo confessado y recivio todos los Santos Sacramtos, testo ante el Capan. Juan Cabassos, Alcalde ordino. desta ciudad  y con comisson. del F. Gonz. D. Nicolas de Arcaraza le mando enterrar en la Yglesia de San Franco. con missa de cuerpo presente y vigilia dos novenarios cantados, Esto en dicho convto. otro en La parroquial desta ciudad y cincuenta missas rezadas, con otras veinte y cinco en el altar del paredon dela ciudad de Mexco: fueron su albacos; Beatris de la Garza su mujer y Juan de la Garza y lo firme.
Cando – y no vale = tedo. maio = no vale

Franco. de Loera

Source: FamilySearch

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