by Moises Garza

April 11, 2013

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

The following is the 1732 marriage record for my wife’s 6th great grandparents Joseph Manuel Ayala and Josepha Antonia Cantu. They married in Monterrey Nuevo, Leon Mexico. The following document indicates that Manuel’s parents were Nicolas de Ayala and Antonia de la Garza. Josepha’s parents are listed as Joseph Cantu and Gertrudis de la Garza. The document also indicates that they had received a dispensation for being related in the 3rd degree. I have yet to search for their marriage dispensation.

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Joseph Ma. de Ayala y Anta. Cantu Espanoles

En beintiocho de Julio de setecientos treinta y dos as. Case y Vele ynfacie eclese a Joseph Manuel de Allala hijo Legitimo de Dn. Nicolas de Allala, y de Anta. de la Garza, Con Josepha Anta. Cantu Doncella hija legitima de Joseph Cantu, y de Gertrudis de la Garza todos Espanoles, originarios y Vesinos de esta Ciudad aviendoseles dispensado elparentesco de 3. grado Enigualdad, de sangre, y publicado los [?] [?] de boleta En los dias 25, 26, y 27 de Este mes fueron testigos Ygnacio Gutierrez, Xptoval de Trevino y Cayetano Baldes, y lo firme.

Fr. Mathias de Aguirre


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Moises Garza

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