by Moises Garza

June 22, 2021

Luis Garcia de Pruneda Death Record
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the September 16, 1739, death record of my 9th great grandfather Luis Garcia de Pruneda who died in San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico. 

To be correct he did not die on September 16, 1739 and he did not die in San Juan del Rio. He was buried on that date and in that town.

His death record states that he arrived at the town the day prior and that he was already dead when he arrived. We can safely assume that he died on September 15, 1739 or the day prior. From other sources we know that he was on his way to Mexico city and died on his way there.

Luis Garcia de Pruneda was born in Santibanez, Buegos, Spain to Juan Garcia Pruneda Arce and Leonor Hernandez. He came to El Nuevo Reino de Leon when his uncle was appointed as governor. He married Juana de Leon the daughter of Alonso de Leon and Agustina Cantu.

The record also indicates that he was a General. Here is the transcription to the above image.

Transcription of 1739 Death Record of Luis Garcia de Pruneda

Dn. Luis de Pruneda

Nuevo Reyno

En la Yglesia Parochial de S. Juan de
el rio a Dies y seis dias del mes de Septiembre
de mil Setesientos treinta y nueve años, se Se
pulto el General D. Luis de Pruneda Ve
cino del Nuevo Reyno de Leon en la ciudad
de Monte Rey: el qual leggo difunto al dia
de ayer. a este Puebl: no mostraron fecha
nasido. y porque conste lo assente y firme

Dr. Fr Fran Saavedra

If he is also one of your ancestors please let me know how you are related to him in the comments of this blog post.

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FamilySearch: Mexico, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch), "México, Querétaro, registros parroquiales, 1590-1970," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 January 2021), San Juan del Río > San Juan Bautista > Defunciones 1680-1708, 1738-1756, 1768-1779, 1826-1830 > image 127 of 648; parroquias Católicas, Queretaro (Catholic Church parishes, Queretaro).

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Moises Garza

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  1. Hola Moisés, como te relacionas con el? Según yo también estoy relacionado con él pero aún no lo he podido comprobar.

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