by Moises Garza

August 21, 2018

1771 Marriage of Joseph Santiago Cantu and Maria Rosalia de Villarreal
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Here is the June 6, 1771 Marriage of Joseph Santiago Cantu and Maria Rosalia de Villarreal who got married in what is now Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They are my 5th great grandparents.

This record indicates that the parents of Joseph Santiago Cantu are Nicolas Cantu and Theresa Guaxardo. The record indicates that the parents of Maria Rosalia Villarreal are Juan Antonio Villarreal and Rosalia Flores

It also provides a valuable clue as to where to further look for records. It states that Maria Rosalia is from el real de Savinas.

Transcription of 1771 Marriage of Joseph Santiago Cantu and Maria Rosalia de Villarreal

Joseph Santiago Cantu con Rosalia Villarreal =

Enla Yga. Parrochial de San Matheo del Pilon, en seis dias del mes de Junio,
haviendo presedido todas las diligencias dispuestas por el santo convilio
de trento, y amonestadose en tres dias festivos ynter misarum selem-
nia y no haviendo resultado ningun ympedimto. Case y vele ynfancie
Ecletie, a Jospeh Santiago Cantu, Español originario y vecino de este valle
hijo lexmo. de Dn. Nicolas Cantu y de Da. Theresa Guaxardo con Da. Rosalia
Villarreal española originaria del Rl. de Savinas, y vecina de este valle,
hija lexma. de Dn. Juan Atnonio Villarreal y de Da. Rosalia Flores; fueron
Padrinos Jph Ramon Cantu y Maria ygnacia Benavides, y testigos ala
Celebracion del matrimonio Ygancio Briseño y Dn. Bernardo Guerra. Y lo firme =

Br. Franc. Xavier Barboza

View Original at FamilySearch

If this couple is also one of your ancestors please let me know how you are related to them in the comments of this blog post.

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  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Montemorelos > San Mateo > Matrimonios 1712-1789 > image 352 of 649; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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