by Moises Garza

October 27, 2012

Last Names of Nuevo Leon
The following is the 1834 church marriage of my 3rd great grandparents Jose Manuel Lopez and Maria Tomasa de La Garza. Unfortunately this documented doe not indicate whom their parents are but it does contain some clues. First of all, from other documents we know that the parents of Maria Tomasa are Juan Jose de la Garza and Maria Gertrudis Cuellar. Now to the clues, this documented indicates that there is an Illicit Affinity in a Second degree, meaning that they were somehow related but not by blood. From research there is only one other Manuel Lopez that was married 7 years prior to Maria Cecilia de la Garza whom was Tomasa’s first cousin. This could only mean that the two Manuel’s are the same person whom married a cousin of his deceased wife and thus had to get a dispensation from the church. If I could only find the dispensation, that would let me know with certainty. The bad thing is also that on both marriages his parents are not listed. I sure need more research before I can be sure.

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Manuel Lopez Viudo con Ma. Tomasa Garza doncella 

En esta Parroquia de la Villa de Mier a los veinte y nueve dias del mes de Obtubre de mil ochocientos treinta y cuatro. Yo el Presbo. J. Anto. de Jesus Ramos, Cura interino de dicha Villa, haviendo cedido todas las diligs. que previene el derecho amonestados en tres dias festivos inter Misarum Solemnia segun dispocision del Santo concilio tridentino que lo fueron los dias veinte y uno veinte ocho y veinte y nueve de Otbre, Yno haviendo resultado impedimiento alguno a mas del Parentesco que tienen dispensado que es uno Afinidad ilicita en segundo grado, y pasadas las veinte y cuatro horas despues de la ultima Proclama, Case y Vele infacie Ecclesie a Jose Manuel Lopez viudo con Ma. Tomasa de la Garza fueron testigos al verlos casar y velar Jose Anto. Yanez y los Padrinos qe. los acompanaron Jose Sais y Calletana Garcia, Y para qe. Conste lo firme.  

J. Anto. de Jesus Ramos


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