by Moises Garza

March 23, 2021

1783 Marriage of Jose Doroteo Vela and Maria Margarita Pena
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the March 2, 1783 marriage record of my wife's 6th great grandparents Jose Doroteo Vela and Maria Margarita Peña. They got married in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

The parents of Doroteo are mentioned to be Salvador Vela and Maria Agueda Longoria.

The parents of Maria Margarita are Teodoro Peña and Gertrudis Garza.

She was from Cerralvo and he was from Camargo.

Transcription of 1783 Marriage of Jose Doroteo Vela and Maria Margarita Pena

[?] con
[torn]ta Pe

                              Marzo de 1783

El dia dos de Marzo demil setecs. ochenta y tres as. en esta Ygla. Parroch. de Zer
ralbo el Br Dn. Nicolas Gutierrez Thente. de Cura en ella sasso infaccie eclesie Y
Velo a Dorotheo Vela Vezo. de Camargo hijo legto. de Salvador Vela y de Ma. Agueda
Longoria con Margarita Peña orig y Vexa. de esta Jurisdcon. hija legta. de Theo
doro Peña y de Gertrudis Garza havindeo procedido todo lo dispto por el Conco. de
Trento amonestandose intermisurum solemnia En esta dha Ygla en los dias, dos
nueve, y diez y seis del precente Febro. [?] no resulto impto. alguno y fueron
testigos al Casase Jph Vela, Dn Migl. Barrera, y otros varios y porqe. conste lo fo. yo
cura de dha Ygla. y dho Br Gutierrez - Br. Nicolas Gutierrez
                                                                  de Mendoza
Jph Alexandro
de la Garza

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.


  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2020), Cerralvo > San Gregorio Magno > Matrimonios 1761-1864 > image 25 of 527; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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  1. Jose Doroteo Vela was my 4th Great Grandfather. His daughter, Ma. Juliana Vela married Jose Adauto Garcia, their son Cesario Garcia married Gerarda Perez, their son Gregorio Garcia married Leocadia Villarreal, their daughter Jacinta Garcia married Gilberto Garza, they were my parents.

    1. José Doroteo Vela Longoria
      Was Josefa Vela Longoria's Brother .
      Josefa Vela márried Jose Antonio Solis
      Their Son Juan Jose de Solis (m) Gertrudis
      Hinojosa Gonzales ..
      One of their sons
      Jose Manuel Solis Hinojosa (m) Ignacia Salinas
      One of their sons
      Francisco Solis Salinas (m) 1. Anastacia Rivas
      (M) 2. Francisca García
      Their son Telesforo Solis García ( m)

      Catalina Solis Gonzales
      Their son Telesforo Solis Solis (m) Refugio Gómez
      ONE of their 9 daughters my mother
      Ofelia Solis Gomez (m) my father
      Gustavo Hector de la Llata Saldivar

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