by Moises Garza

October 22, 2014

Death Record of Blas Canales Benavides
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the 1780 death record of my eighth great grandfather Blas Canales Benavides. He died in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico back in December 7th 1780.

This record indicates that he was married to Rosa Anzaldua. Unfortuatly it does not mention the names of his parents, but from toher records we know that he was the son of Blas Canales and Maria Benavides.

 It is interesting to note that this document indicates that he did not leave a will since he had nothing to bequeath and also that he lived in Gualeguas which is present time Agualeguas.

Transcription of Death Record of Blas Canales Benavides:

El dia siete de Dbre de mil Setecs. y ochenta an. En esta Ygla. Parrochial de Zerralbo yo el cura de ella di sepultura a Dn. Blas Canales Adulto casado que fue con Da. Rosa Ansaldua vezn. de esta feliga. en Gualeguas en donde lo confesse antes de estar mui agravado su accidente advertiendose pidiera los otros sacraments. que los huviera monestar lo que quedo de hazer y nolo hizieron, por log. no se oleo ni sele dio el Viatico, ni testo porq. no tenia de que, y porqe. conste lo fe.

Jph Alexandro de la Garza

If you are also a descendnat of Blas Canales let me know in the coments section of thsi post on how you are related to him.


  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Cerralvo > San Gregorio Magno > Defunciones 1761-1852 > image 30 of 544; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).
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  1. Hello Cousin, Hope you and your Family are fine during this Pandemic. Blas Canales is my Sixth Great Grandfather on my paternal family tree. Maria Antonia Canales Born 1800 MLFV-Y1X is my Third Great Grand Mother, Daughter of Jose Antonio Canales de la Garza b.1773 LHNG-Y4B in Cerralvo N.L. Burial in Agualeguas,N.L. Mex. Family Tree found on Family starting with Regino Davila Villarreal b. 1900 LXM4-31N d. 1980. Moises, I Thank You for the information you email me.
    Best Regards, Richard N. Villarreal L6PQ-H9W

  2. Moises,

    I believe this Blas Canales Benavides 1710-1780 to be the sibling of Theodora Canales Benavides 1705-1769 married to Pedro Eufracio Ramos 1715-1797, my 5th GGF.

  3. Since we are related thru several lines, including the Benavides line, wondering if you have any data regarding Romano Benavides, who married Ma. Guadalupe de la Pena – she was the daughter of Jose Felipe de la Pena Uribe

    1. I have him in my database as Ramon Benavides the son of Jose Domingo Benavides Recio and Maria Justa Garcia. He died before 17 Oct 1856 and I only have Maria Cecilia Benavides as his daughter. I don’t have any other information for him.

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