by Moises Garza

July 24, 2018

1737 Baptism of Jose Gregorio Perez Cantu
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Here is the April 14, 1737 Baptism of Jose Gregorio Perez Cantu who was baptized in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He is my 5th great grandfather.

This record indicates that he is a coyote meaning that his parents are an indian and a mestizo. That may be the reason that I have not been able to find more on his parents Juan Perez and Francisca Javiera Cantu.

Jose Gregorio Perez Cantu grows up to marry Maria Theodora Marroquin. I am a descendant of theirs through their son Jose Anselmo Perez.

Below is the transcription of his baptism in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Transcription of The 1737 Baptism of Jose Gregorio Perez Cantu

Jospeh Grego
rio coiote

En catorce de Abril de Setecinetos y treinta y siete año Baptise
solemnemente a Joseph Gregorio coiote de un mes nacido hijo lexi
mo de juan Perez y de Franca. Xaviera Cantu. fueron sus PAdrinos Jo
seph Luis Rodriguez. y Manuela Catharina de Escamilla; a quie
nes adverti su obligacion y lo firme,

Br. Juan Baez Benavides Cura

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If he is also your ancestors please let me know in the comments of this post as to how you are related to him.

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  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," images, FamilySearch (,45389702,45435601 : accessed 7 April 2015), Monterrey > Catedral > Bautismos 1731-1768 > image 108 of 728; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).
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