by Moises Garza

March 26, 2019

1673 Death Record of Juan de la Garza
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the May 3, 1673 death record of Juan de la Garza, my 8th great-grandfather,  who died in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. 

His death record indicates that he was married to Margarita de Montemayor. She was the daughter of Miguel de Montemayor and Monica Rodriguez.

The parents of Juan where Blas de la Garza and Beatriz Gonzalez Hidalgo.

On the top of this page is the first part of the death record and here below is the second part to it.

1673 Death Record of Juan de la Garza

Below is the transcription of the death record. There were some words that I could not make out and are noted in brackets.

Transcription of The Death Record of Juan de la Garza

el Sargtomor. Juan
de la Garza. -

En tres de Mayo demil y seiscientos y seten
ta y tres años murio el Sargto. mor. Juan de la
Garza vezino desta ciudad español casado
con Margarita de Montemor., confesso y
recivio los demas Sacramentos dest an
te Juan Bapta. Chapa en virtud de comisson.
del señor gobernador deste Rno. semando ente-
rrar en el convto. de S. franco. desta ciudad

con missa de cuerpo presente y un novenario
de misas cantadas = otro novenario de
missas rezadas enesta Parroquial. Y
[?] doze missas resadas en el altar del
perdon de al ciudad de Mexco. dexo por sus
albaceas al Sargto. mor. Blas de la Garza
y al Capan. Lazaro de la Garza sus herma
nos y a su hijo por herederos y lo firme

Franco. de la Cruz

View Original at FamilySearch

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


  • Mendirichaga, Tomas, Origen de los appellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon, Pg. 22.
  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > Defunciones 1668-1752 > image 44 of 368; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).
  • Guillermo Garmendia Leal, Fundadores de Nueva Galicia: Guadalajara Tomo I (Monterrey, Nuevo, Leon, Mexico, Self-Published, 1996), Pg. 151.

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      1. Su nombre completo es Juan de la Garza Falcón González Hidalgo. Hijo de Blas de la Garza Falcón y Treviño y Beatriz González Hidalgo Navarro. Nieto de Marcos Alonso de la Garza y Arcón.

  1. Moises,
    First, your brackets: …del Señor Gobernador… & …de la Cruz.
    Second: Your transcriptionrefers to “Lázaro” instead of “Juan”

  2. Hello Moises! Juan DE LA GARZA and Margarita DE MONTEMAYOR are 10th great-grandparents for my husband Jose. Thank you for sharing!

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