by Moises Garza

September 17, 2019

1781 Baptism Record of Maria Antonia Pena
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the May 27, 1781 baptism record of Maria Antonia Pena, my 5th great grandmother, who was baptized in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. 

The parents of Maria Antonia are Jose Santiago Pena and Maria Francisca Javiera Gonzalez. She grows up to marry Jose Maria de la Pena the son of Francisco Javier Peña and Maria. I have yet to discover the last name of his mother.

Her baptism states that she was born on the 11th of May 1781 in rancho Los Arrieros.

Below is the transcript of the above baptism record.

Transcription of The Baptism Record of Maria Antonia Pena


En el año de Sto. de mil setecientos, ochenta, y uno: En beinte y siete dias del mes de Mayo, En esta Yglecia Parrochial, de la Villa
de al Purisima Concepcion de Mier. Yo Fr. Josef Bernabe de Meray Buemano Vro. detha Villa Baptise Solemnemte. puso
los Sts., Oleos y chrisms a una infnata Española qe. nacio el dia onse de dho mes, en el paso delos Arrieros, Rancho de
[faded] [?], a q.uien puse por nombre Maria Antonia de lexitimo matrimonio de Dn. Santiago Peña y Da. Franca.
Xaviera Gonzales, Españoles vezinos de esta jurisdicion, y en la presente agregados al rancho del Sacate jur
isdiccion de la villa de Camargo; fueron sus Padrinos Dn. Juan Beto. Gonzales Español soltero, y su [?]
[faded] josefa Garcia, vezina deesta villa, a quienes adverti su obligacion, y parentesco Espiritual y para que
conste lo firme.

Fr. Josef Bernabe de Meray y Buenano

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.


  • "México, Tamaulipas, registros parroquiales, 1703-1964," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Mier > Inmaculada Concepción > Índice de bautismos 1767-1819 Bautismos 1767-1819 Índice de bautismos 1820-1874 Bautismos 1819-1874 Índice de bautismos 1875-1900 Bautismos 1874-1888 > image 143 of 2909; paróquias Católicas, Tamaulipas (Catholic Church parishes, Tamaulipas).

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  1. She is not my direct line, but I descend from her brother Jose De Los Santos Pena and Ana Maria Hinojosa, through their daughter Maria De Los Santos Pena and Rafael Antonio de Jesus Guerra. (These are Parents of Maria Antonia Guerra B.1836 that married as 2nd wife to Jose Manuel Guerra son of Luciano Guerra) Her daughter Crisanta Guerra married Cayetano Barrera I. They had Romula Barrera that married Hilario Olivares. They were parents of Beatriz Olivares that married Victoriano Alvarado, my parents.

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