by Moises Garza

August 10, 2023

1691 baptism of Maria Josefa Catalina de la Garza
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the November 28, 1691 baptism of Maria Josefa Catalina de la Garza who was baptized in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She is my 8th great-grandmother through both my paternal and maternal lines.

The record states that she was born on November 18, 1691 and that her parents are Francisco de la Garza and Gertrudis Ochoa.

She grows up to mary Clemente de la Garza Falcon the son of Franciso de la Garza Falcon and Leonor de Renteria. You can view their descendants and ancestors on Las Villas del Norte Genealogy Database for Northeastern Mexico and South Texas located here:

Back to the record, here is the transcritpion and below it is the translation in English.

Transcription of 1691 baptism of Maria Josefa Catalina de la Garza

Josepha es

En Veinte y ocho de Noviembre de mil y seiscinetos y noventa
un Años en la Parrocuial de esta ciudad Baptise y puse los
Santos olios a Jospeha Catalina española que nacio a dies y ocho
de dicho mes y año, hija de Franco. de la Garza y Getrudis ocho[a]
fueron sus Padrino Juan Gonzalez Virgillos y Juana de [?]
Lastigui, a quienes adverti la Cognacion espiritual que avia[n]
Con traido, y la obligacion que tenian de eseñar la Doc[tri]
na xpira a su aijada; y para que Conste lo firme utsupra =

Jospeh Guaxardo

English Translation

Josepha Spanish

On November twenty-eighth of one thousand and six hundred and ninety
Years in the Parish Church of this city I Baptisted and I put the
Sacred Ointments to Josepha Catalina Spanish who was born the eighteen
day of said month and year, daughter of Franco. de la Garza and Getrudis Ochoa
His godparents were Juan Gonzalez Virgillos and Juana de [?]
Lastigui, to whom I warned the spiritual responsability that they had
aquiered, and the obligation they had to teach the spiritual
 doctrin to their goddaughter; and for the record I sign it 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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FamilySearch: México, Nuevo León, Registros Parroquiales, 1667-1981, "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2021), Monterrey > Catedral > Bautismos 1668-1731 > image 134 of 551; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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