by Moises Garza

February 4, 2020

1688 Death Record of Gertrudis Flores
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the death record of Gertrudis Flores who died August 18, 1688, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Gertrudis is my 8th great grandmother.

I used the research of Crispin Rendon to obtain a copy of this death record. As you can see it is very badly stained but you can see some of the text and also some clues that help us make an educated decision that we have found the right record.

From various marriage investigations we know that Gertrudis was the wife of Diego Gutierrez de Castro and in this record we can only see the "go" before the last name of Gutierrez.

These investigations also mention that her parents are Pedro Flores de Abrego and Margarita de la Garza. This record also provides the name of the father and partial name of the mother thus helping us identify this record.

I tried my best to transcribe the above record and below is the results of my efforts.

Transcription of 1688 Death Record of Gertrudis Flores

Gertrudis flores

En dies y ocho de Ag[stained] [stained]e mil y seisci[stained]
y ocho [stained] murio Gertru[stained]
go Gutierrres de Castro [stained} Pd. Flores [stained]
rita de la Garza; confeso y re[stained] los Santos [stained]mtos.
de la Eucharistia y extrema uncion; enterrase e[stained] rrochial
de esta ciudad [stained] Con vigilia y missa de Cuerpo presente y
pa que conste lo firme ut supra =

Joseph Guaxardo

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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  1. "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > Defunciones 1668-1752 > image 35 of 368; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).
  2. Crispin D Rendon, Ancestor Book for Moises Garza (3430 Bahia Place, Riverside, CA 92507, Self-Published, February 9, 2014), Personal Archives of Moises Garza, Pg. 157.

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  1. I believe her parents, Pedro Flores de Abrego & Margarita de la Garza are in my family tree, 8 generations back through my mom’s family. My mom was Carmen Flores.

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