by Moises Garza

February 4, 2013

1695 Death Record Juan Bautista Chapa
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the 1695 death record of Juan Bautista Chapa, my 9th great grandfather.  He died on April 20, 1695 in what is now Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The record states that he was buried in the Cathedral of Monterrey.

Juan was married to Beatrice Trevino de Olivares. 

The parents of Juan Bautista are Bartholome Schiapapria and Batistina Badi. The parents of his wife Beatrice are Juan Olivares and Juana de Trevino.

Juan Bautista Chapa is considered to be the progenitor of all the Chapas in Nuevo leon, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, South Texas and beyond. For a book about his descendants please check out: Chapa: Last Names of Nuevo Leon.

Here is the transcript of the above image of his church death record.

Transcript of  the 1695 Death Record Juan Bautista Chapa

Ju. Bapta. Chapa Espanol. -

En Veinte de Abril de mil seicientos y nobenta y cinco as. murio Juan Baptista Chapa aviendo Recivido Los Santos Sacramtos. Y se enterro enta Parrochial deta Ciud. con Vigilia y misa de Cuerpo Preste. y para que constelo firme - ut Supra

Br Lorenso Perez de Leon


  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > Defunciones 1668-1752 > image 57 of 368; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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