by Moises Garza

June 11, 2015

This is the September 3 1735 baptism of my 5th great grandfather Joseph Ascencio Marroquin in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. This document indicates that his parents are Nicolas Marroquin and Josepha Alanis. It also indicates that his godfather was Santiago de Trevino and states that he was 19 days old at the time of the baptism thus providing me with an actual date of birth.

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Joseph Ascencio Marroquin, FamilySearch, Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Catedral, Bautismos 1731-1769 Pg 78

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Transcription of baptism Image:

Joseph Ascencio Espanol

En tres de Septeimbre de setesientos y treinta, y sinco anos En la Parroquial de la Ciudad Baptize, y puse los Santos oleos a Joseph Ascencio Espanol de Dies y nuebe dias nacido hijo lexitimo de Nicolas de Marroquin, y de Josepha de Alanis; fue su Padrino Santiago de Trevino; a quien adverti su obligacion, y parentesco y lo firme =

Fr. Juan Baez Trevino Cura


  •, Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Catedral, Bautismos 1731-1769 Pg 78
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  1. Really amazing. This was before the building of the Cathedral, and might well have been at the little parish church about four blocks north of where the Cathedral de Monterrey is….there in the mix of the MARCO and the Casino. That little church became a rectory, and then was either sold or just “kinda became” part of a family’s patrimony and private home. The church was dedicated, I believe in the late 1600s with the name of Parroquia de Los Dulces Nombres de Jose, Maria, y Jesus.
    It is remembered because during the clearing and demolition for the building of the MacroPlaza in downtown Monterrey, the wrecking-ball being used to tumble down the little structure on the corner broke like a boiled egg after hitting the huge, immovable sillares that had long been covered by various layers of plaster, yeso, and paint. A team of archeological / historical professionals went in and found much original construction and ornamentation, very fine things, and the little parish church was saved and carefully restored. It is readily visitable to-day and publicly accessible…..worth the effort…brief visit is adequate…it is very small.

    1. Thanks for sharing I had no Idea about the information that you shared with us. Whenever I get a chance to visit monterrey I will definitly visit this location.

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