by Moises Garza

January 22, 2019

1681 Death Record of Margarita de Montemayor
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the  February 27, 1681 death record of Margarita de Montemayor, my 8th great grandmother. According to Tomas Mendirichaga she died in Hacienda de San Juan Bautista.

Her death record states that she was buried in the Parochial church of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

She was the wife of Juan de la Garza Falcon. Her parents were  Miguel de Montemayor and Monica Rodriguez.

Below is the transcript of her church death record.

Transcription of The Death Record of Margarita de Montemayor

Margarita de
Monte maior. es

En veinte y siete de Febrero de mil seiscientos y ochenta y
un Años murio Margarita de Montemyor, con feso y resi
vio Los Sos. Sacramentos de la Eucharistia y extremauncion
en te rrose en La Parrochial de esta ciudad Con missa de cuerpo
presente y vigilia y Le mandaron sus hijas, dezir un novena
rio de missas rresadas en dha Parrochia; y para que conste lo
firme ut supra. =

Jospeh Guaxardo

View Original at FamilySearch

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


  • Mendirichaga, Tomas, Origen de los appellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon, Pg. 23.
  • Index to the Marriage Investigations of the Diocese of Guadalajara 1653 - 1750, Pg. 48 #14.
  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > Defunciones 1668-1752 > image 20 of 368; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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  1. Indeed, Margarita Montemayor is my 10th Grandmother through her daughter and namesake Margarita, who married into the Santos Coy family. Other families along this line are the del Bosque, Villarreals, Robles de la Fuente and even some families that were Tlaxacalas from Bustamante.

  2. Hi Moises,
    Funny how things happen, but I was just working on some of my Montemayor family tree members, lol. I had not worked my way to Miguel de Montemayor and his daughter yet, but since you provided the link, I went ahead and connected them back to the other ancestors from a different branch. So, thank you for that link!

    Oh, and she is my 9th GGM.

    Maria Barrera

  3. Hello again Moises! Your 8th great-grandparents Margarita DE MONTEMAYOR and Juan DE LA GARZA FALCON are my husband’s 10th great-grandparents. It’s always feels good to confirm tree lines with one more source. Thank you!

  4. Hi Moises, I am originally from Monterrey, I live in Wyomissing, PA, where I work as a physician I am also a descendant of Margarita Montemayor and Juan de la Garza Falcon, they were ancestors of my paternal grandmother, although there are also Montemayors and Garzas on my mother”s side. Your books look very interesting and I am ready to buy some. I am also very interested in my own genealogy and you seem to be quite an expert on the subject. After all, it really seems that we are cousins. Saludos y un fuerte abrazo.

    1. That is awesome primo, we are definitely related. How did your family end up in PA? Just curious. I just visited Monterrey a month ago and I fell in love with the city. It’s amazing at the beauty that our ancestors enjoyed during their lifetime.

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