by Moises Garza

January 31, 2023

1680 Baptism of Thomasa de Villarreal
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the May 28, 1680, baptism of Thomasa de Villarreal, my 7th great grandmother, who was baptized in the Capilla of the Hacienda de San Francisco, nowadays Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

The baptism was registered in the sacramental books of the Monterrey cathedral. At the time of the baptism the hacinda was the property of Sargento Mayor Blas de la Garza. 

This record mentions that her parents are Diego de Villarreal and Thomasina Flores. Thomasa is also registered with the name of Thomasina but she simply appears as Thomasa in many other records. 

Also it is interetin to note that Villarreal was spelled VillaRL in this record. Another thing to note is that another baby, Jacinta, was also registered with her. 

I entered her and her parents into my database along with the padrinos who are husband and wife. 

Thomasa grows up to marry Nicolas de Treviño.

Here is the transcription of the above image.

Transcription of 1680 Baptism of Thomasa de Villarreal

Note: margin is too damaged.

En veinte y ocho de Mayo de mil y seiscientos y ochenta
anos en la Capilla de la hzda. de San Franco. del Sargto. ma[?]
Blas de la Garza Baptise y puse los Santos olios a Tho[?]
sina española hija del Capan. Diego de VillaRL. y de Th[?]
masina Flores; [?] y assimismo Batise Juntamente a
Jazinta mulata hija de Domingo negro y de Franca. C[?]
macho mestiza fieron Padrinos de ambas Diego Go[?]
mes y Getrudis Flores su mujer: y pa. que conste lo firme utsupra

Joseph Guaxardo

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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Moises Garza

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  1. If I did not confuse myself with the marriages and repetition of names, I am a descendant of Tomasa's half brother Joseph Villarreal. Joseph is the son of Diego Villarreal and his first wife Maria Josefa Garza.

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