by Moises Garza

June 11, 2019

1701 Marriage of Blas de la Garza and Angela Mendez Tovar
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the August 15, 1701 marriage of Blas de la Garza and Angela Mendez Tovar who got married in what is nowadays Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Blas is my  10th great grandfather and Angela is his second wife.

Prior to marrying Angela he was married to Margarita Lopez Prieto the daughter of Nicolas Lopez Prieto and Maria de Ayala.

The parents of Blas are Juan de la Garza Falcon and Margarita de Montemayor. The parents of Angela are Joseph Mendez Tovar and Leonor Gonzalez Hidalgo.

Below is the transcription of the above image. It is hard to read but it was still possible to transcribe it.

Transcription of Above Image

R Alferez Blas
de la Garza esp
pañol con D.
Angela Mendez

En quince dias del mes de Agosto de setecientos
y unas. case y vele al Alferez Blas de la Garza vi
udo q fue de Margarita Prieto. Con d. Angela Men
dez thobar. viuda q fue del alferez Pedro Garcia dabi
la fueron testigos al berlos casar el sar
gto. ml. D. Antto. Lopez de Villegas, Ju. de la Garza
Andres Gonsalez i otros muchos, y para q conste lo
firme en dicho dia, mes y año.

Mendez thobar

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.

Other Related Posts


  • Jose Francisco Garza Carrillo, Matrimonios de la Catedral de Monterrey 1667 -1781 (Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, Self-Published, 2004), Pg. 50.
  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > Matrimonios 1667-1800 > image 68 of 732; 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. 215.

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