by Moises Garza

June 9, 2016

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the February 23, 1707 marriage dispensation of my 8th great grandparents Clemente de la Garza and Josefa Catalina de la Garza. The dispensation was created in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Last week I shared with you their church marriage record and mentioned that it was very important since it provided me with a second place where to look for their parents.

Once I knew that there was a marriage dispensation I looked for it on the book “Sagrada Mitra de Guadalajara Antiguo Obispado De La Nueva Galicia” by Maria de la Luz Montejano Hilton. I found it on page 572.

Here is what I found:

1707 Marriage Dispensation of Clemente de la Garza and Josefa de la Garza

Transcription of Image:

Monterrey, N. L. Febrero 23 de 1707. – Dispensa de tercero grado, y segundo con cuarto grado, ambos de sonsanguinidad. – Clemente de la Garza, de 25 años de edad, hijo legitimo del Sargento Mayor Francisco de la Garza y de Doña Leonor de Renteria, vecinos de este nuevo Reino de Leon: con Josepha de la Garza, doncella de 15 años de edad, hija lejitima del Cap. Francisco de la Garza y de Gertrudis de Ochoa, vecinos de este reino. Declaracion del pretenso: El Cap. Francisco de la Garza y el Sargento Mayor Blas de la Garza, fueron hermanos, del dicho Francisco de la Garza, procedio Francisco de la Garza, padre legitimo de la dicha pretensa, y del dicho Sargento Mayor Blas de la Garza, procedio el dicho mi padre. Y por otra linea el Sargento Mayor Francisco de la Garza, mi padre y Blas de la Garza, fueron hermanos, y del dicho Blas de la Garza, procedio Catarina de la Garza, y de esta Procedio Gertrudis de la Garza, madre legitima de dicha Hosepha de la Garza, prestensa. 12 fojas.

Now What

I need to search for the original dispensation for my own records, but after reading this extract I then looked at the book “Origen de los Apellidos Garza y Treviño en Nuevo Leon” by Tomas Mendirichaga Cueba. There on page 43 I found the information that I needed  to find the grandparents of Josefa, whom I had yet to find.

Hope you found this information as interesting as I did. Let me know what you think about it on the message section right below.

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Moises Garza

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