by Moises Garza

January 1, 2019

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the death record of Ramona de Ayala who died in what is now days Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She is my 8th great grandmother.

Above is the first half of the death record and below is the second half along with the transcription of it. It is not mentioned in this record but her parents where General Diego de Ayala and Ana de Ovalle.

Her husband was Francisco Rodriguez de Montemayor. I am a descendant of theirs through their daughter Francisca Montemayor Rodriguez who married Nicolas de Marroquin.

Transcription of 1681 Death Record of Ramona de Ayala

Ramona de
Ayala española

En treinta de Sept. demil y seicinetos y cohenta
y un Años murio Ramona de Ayala española mu
ger que fue de Franco. Rodriguez; Confesso y re
sivio Los Santos Sacramentos dela euchari
Y extrema uncion enterosse en la Parrochial de esta
ciudad Con missa de Cuerpo presente, y paraque
Conste lo firme ut Supra =

                                                 Joseph Guajardo

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.

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  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > Defunciones 1668-1752 > image 21 and 22 of 368; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).
  • Israel Cavazos Garza, Catalogo y Sintesis de los Protocolos del Archivo Municipal de Monterrey 1599-1700, Pg. 249.
  • Guillermo Garmendia Leal, Fundadores de Nueva Galicia: Guadalajara Tomo I (Monterrey, Nuevo, Leon, Mexico, Self-Published, 1996), Pg. 150.

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  1. Relationship to me…
    Ramona DE AYALA (1640 – 1681)
    10th great-aunt

    *Diego DE AYALA* (1610 – 1682)
    Father of Ramona DE AYALA

    Diego DE AYALA* (1643 – )
    Son of *Diego DE AYALA*

    Diego DE AYALA* (1660 – 1715)
    Son of Diego DE AYALA*

    Ana Josepha DE AYALA* (1704 – 1743)
    Daughter of Diego DE AYALA*

    Joseph Antonio SALDAÑA* (1722 – )
    Son of Ana Josepha DE AYALA*

    Rosalia De La Encarnacion SALDAÑA* (1758 – )
    Daughter of Joseph Antonio SALDAÑA*

    Juana De La Ascencion PAEZ* (1785 – 1865)
    Daughter of Rosalia De La Encarnacion SALDAÑA*

    Francisca Gerarda ABREGO* (1818 – 1888)
    Daughter of Juana De La Ascencion PAEZ*

    Tomasa VASQUEZ* (1852 – 1912)
    Daughter of Francisca Gerarda ABREGO*

    Marcial RODRIGUEZ* (1874 – 1952)
    Son of Tomasa VASQUEZ*

    Ramona DE LOS SANTOS RODRIGUEZ* (1917 – 1964)
    Daughter of Marcial RODRIGUEZ*

    Alma AVILA* (1942 – )
    Daughter of Ramona DE LOS SANTOS RODRIGUEZ*

    *Alma Raquel MENDOZA*
    You are the daughter of Alma AVILA*

  2. I am descended from Ramona de Ayala through her son, Juan Rodriguez de Montemayor who married Maria Antonia Martinez.

  3. Hi Moises! Ramona is a 10th great-aunt to my husband Jose Maria Torres. He descends through her father Diego De Ayala and his wife Margarita Saldivar.

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