by Moises Garza

March 28, 2023

1735 Marriage of Luis Antonio Perez Moya and Manuela Garcia
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the February 21, 1735 marriage record of Luis Antonio Perez Moya and Lorensa Manuela Garcia, my 7th great grandparents, who got married in what is now Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

To date I have yet to discover who the parents are of both Luis Antonio and Lorensa Manuela.

This document states that Luis Antonio was a mulato and that Lorensa Manuela was a multa libre. 

A mulato is a person that is half white and half black. Now, "libre" means free. Was Luis not free since it is not mentioned?

Transcription of Above Image

Luis Anto
nio Perez
y Lorensa
Garcia -

En esta Parroquia de Cadereita en 21 de febrero de 1735 as. he
chas todas las diligencias, que ordena el santo concilio, y a mones
tados, en tres dias festivos inter missares solemnia, de que no re
sulto impedimiento, case, y vele infacie eclesie a Luis Antto. Pe
res mul. origo. y vezino de esta villa, Con lorensa Manuela
Garcia, originaria y vezina deesta feligrecia mulata libre, fueron
testigos, Padrinos Juan de Dios Perez y Adrina Perez, y testi-
gos averlos casar Xavier Treviño, Pablo Lopez, y otra mu-
cha gente, y lo firme

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), Cadereyta Jiménez > San Juan Bautista > Matrimonios 1710-1795, 1822-1828 > image 39 of 442; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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