by Moises Garza

February 23, 2023

1757 General Visit of Laredo
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This post is about the 1757 General Visit of Laredo by Jose Tienda de Cuervo, it includes a link to the original documents.

Last week I shared with you the 1757 General Visit of Mier, Camargo, Revilla and today I want to share with you the one for Laredo.

Jose Tienda de Cuervo, a knight of the order of Santiago, arrived in Revilla on July 22, 1757, to inspect the town upon the request of Viceroy de las Amarillas.

The purpose of this post is to share with you the link to the original documents of the visit.  The documents are in Spanish but the good thing is that they have transcribed them so you can use google translate to read them, that is if you don't know Spanish.

The records are being shared by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in their project titled "Poblar el Septentrion"

This vist document names the settlers of the area unfortunatly it does not mention the names of the children. It also contains several signatures.

One of them is that of the Captain of Laredo, Tomas Sanchez.

Here it is:

Tomas Sanchez 1757 Signature

Original Documents of the 1757 General Visit of Revilla

1757 Visit of Laredo

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Moises Garza

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