In this blog post, you will find more information about my book "Monterrey: The Founding Families and Their Descendants". You will also find a list of the founding families.
The present day city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon was founded on September 20, 1596 by Diego de Montemayor and 12 other companions and their families. This book is about those families and their descendants.
Prior to Diego de Montemayor’s founding there had been two prior attempts. One by
Alberto del Canto who named the city Santa Lucia but it was unsuccessful due to Indian attacks that caused the settlers to leave.
The second attempt was done by Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva who negotiated with King Philip II of Spain to stablish a territory in Northern New Spain called El Nuevo Reino de Leon. Within this territory he stablished a settlement called San Luis Rey de Francia within present day-Monterrey. After Carvajal’s imprisonment for allegations that he was Jewish the settlement was abandoned.
The third attempt by Diego de Montemayor was successful and he named the city
Ciudad Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de Monterrey (“Metropolitan City of Our Lady of Monterrey”).
Don Israel Cavazos Garza and Isabel Ortega Ridaura mention in their book, Historia
Breve Nuevo Leon, a list of the early settlers of Monterrey and thus I consider the people listed there as the founding families.
Cover of the Monterrey Book
Description of Monterrey Book by Amazon
Monterrey was founded in 1596 by Diego de Montemayor along with twelve other companions and their families. This book is about those families and their descendants.
"Monterrey was founded in 1596 by Diego de Montemayor along with twelve other companions and their families. This book is about those families and their descendants".
Table of Contents
Here is the table of contents so that you can see what is included in the book.
1. Diego de Montemayor Pg. 1
2. Diego de Montemayor and Elvira de Renteria Quintanilla Pg. 113
3. Juan Lopez and Magdalena de Avila Pg. 125
4. Martin de Solis and Francisca de Avila Pg. 133
5. Diego Diaz de Berlanga and Mariana Diaz Pg. 137
6. Lucas Garcia and Juliana de Quintanilla Pg. 141
7. Alonso de Barreda Pg. 389
8. Pedro de Inigo and Mariana Sanchez Pg. 393
9. Diego Rodriguez and Sebastiana de Trevino Pg. 397
10. Diego Maldonado and Antonia de Paz Pg. 401
11. Juan Perez de los Rios and Agustina de Charles Pg. 419
12. Cristobal Perez Pg. 427
13. Domingo Manuel Pg. 431
Index Pg. 435
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