by Moises Garza

August 27, 2015

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the July 14, 1711 Baptism of Josefa Antonia Cantu in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She is my wife’s 6th great-grandmother.

She is the daughter of Joseph Cantu and Gertrudis de la Garza.

Josefa Antonia grew up and married Joseph Manuel de Ayala on July 28, 1732, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They had a marriage investigation done on May 2, 1732.

My wife is a descendant of her through her son Joseph Isidro de Ayala.  If you are a descendant of her please let me know so I can add you to my database.

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Transcription of baptism Image:

Josepha Espanola

En Catorce dias del mes de mill setecinetos, y once anos baptize y puse los Stos. oleos a Anta. Josepha hija legitima de Joseph Cantu y de Gertruddis de la Garza fueron sus Padrinos Phernando Cantu, y Beatris de Villarreal aquienes adverti el parentesco espiritual que avian Contrahido y la Obligacion, que tenian a ensenar a la Ayxada la Doctrina Xptiana, y poque Conste lo Firme

Juan de Axe Llano


  • FamilySearch: Mexico, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch), Josepha Antonia Cantu – familysearch, monterrey, 1711 baptism Pg.286.

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Moises Garza

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    1. You are correct, I guess I posted the marriage investigation instead of the church marriage. Thanks for pointing this out. I already updated the post to reflect the correct dates.

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