by Moises Garza

March 5, 2019

1690 Death Record of Maria Mayor de Renteria
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the August 7, 1690 death record of Maria Mayor de Renteria, my 9th great grandmother,  who died in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. 

She was married to Alonzo de Trevino. From other sources we know that her parents are Gonzalo Fernandez de Castro and Maria Rodriguez. She adopted the last name of her paternal grandmother.

As you can see this record is badly damaged and the date can not be verified but it is in the middle of chronological dates and helped locate the record. Maybe if we saw the original record we could really see the date.

I am a descendant of her through two of her daughters; Maria de Trevino Renteria and Clara de Trevino Renteria.

Below is the best that I could do to transcribe the damaged record.

Transcription of The Death Record of Maria Mayor de Renteria

Mayor de

En [ink stained] murio D. Mayor de Renteria se enterro en [torn]
Parr[ink stained] le dixo [stained] vigilia y misa de cuerpo prese [torn]
[ink stained] so de tre [stained] Testo ante el cappn. Diego de [torn]
[ink stained] Vall[stained] linas.

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 40 of 368; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).
  • Crispin D Rendon, Crispin D. Rendon - Ancestor Book for Moises Garza (3430 Bahia Place, Riverside, CA 92507, Crispin D Rendon, February 9, 2014), Personal Archives of Moises Garza, Pg. 296.
  • Guillermo Garmendia Leal, Fundadores de Nueva Galicia: Guadalajara Tomo I (Monterrey, Nuevo, Leon, Mexico, Self-Published, 1996), Pg. 152.

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  1. She was my 8th great grandmother. I have just the same information you have. I have her grandmother’s parents as Captain Diego Rodriguez and Sebastiana Treviño Quintanilla.

  2. Regarding Maria Mayor de Renteria, your 9th great-grandmother. Her sister Clara de Renteria is my 9th great-grandmother, she married Jacinto Garcia de Sepulveda. I’m new at this DNA matching but I’m beginning to believe that we are all connected.

  3. She is my 8th great grandmother and another of Alonso’s wives, Anastacia Gonzalez Hidalgo Navarro is my 9th great grandmother.

  4. Maria Mayor is the sister of Pedro de la Garza [half], Clara de Rentería and Diego Fernández de Castro. Diego Fernandez de Castro is my 9th great grandfather. He was married to María de la Cerda aka de la Cerda Porcallo. She is the daughter of Bernardo de los Santos Coy and Inés de la Cerda. Enos is Mayor’s 9th great grand nephew. That’s what I have in my family tree.

  5. Maria Mayor Fernandez de Renteria 1613-1690
    10th great-grandmother
    Michaela Trevino Renteria 1649-1685
    Daughter of Maria Mayor Fernandez de Renteria
    Maria Ignacia Villarreal Trevino 1683-
    Daughter of Michaela Trevino Renteria
    Cristobal Martinez Guajardo Villarreal 1700-
    Son of Maria Ignacia Villarreal Trevino
    juan joseph Guajardo
    Son of Cristobal Martinez Guajardo Villarreal
    Maria Catarina Guajardo 1785-
    Daughter of juan joseph Guajardo
    MA. Martina Gusman 1817-1899
    Daughter of Maria Catarina Guajardo
    Canuta Aguilar 1834-1916
    Daughter of MA. Martina Gusman
    Catarino Elizondo 1857-1922
    Son of Canuta Aguilar
    Martin Elizondo 1896-1968
    Son of Catarino Elizondo
    Rudy Rudolfo Arnold/Arnulfo Elizondo 1925-2013
    Son of Martin Elizondo
    Rudy Rodolpho Arnulfo Elizondo 1945-
    Son of Rudy Rudolfo Arnold/Arnulfo Elizondo
    Rachel Jeanette Elizondo
    You are the daughter of Rudy Rodolpho Arnulfo Elizondo

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