This is the 1689 death record of Blas de la Garza my wife’s 10th great-grandfather who died in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
As you can see the record is very hard to read due to the stains on it. Even like that I could still make out the most of it.
The record indicates that he was a "Sargento Mayor" and that he made a will. I have yet to find the will but it is good to know that there is a possibility that it may be out there somewhere.
From other records we know that his wife was Teresa Guerrero. I am lucky that this record mentions the names of two of his sons who he left as executors and thus it helped in identifying the correct Blas that this record belonged to.
Transcription of Above Image
En tres de Octubre de mil y seis cientos y och[torn]
ta y nueve Años murio el Sargto. mayor Blas de
la Garza, Confesso y resivio los Sos. SaCramin
tos de la Eucharistia y extremauncion y testo
ante el Genl. Don Martin de Mendiondo Al
Calde Hordinario de esta ciudad y se mando se
pultar en la Parrochial de esta dha ciudad con
missa y vigilia y [stained] cantase un nove
nario de missas y [stained] cantadas [?]
[?] quatro [stained] mandas [stained]
sosas a dos Rl a cad [staioned] sus alvaceas
el Cappan T[stained]mas [stained] Joseph de la Gar
za sus hijos. y para que conste lo firme
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.
- "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-YS2S-9XT?cc=1473204&wc=3PML-92S%3A45389701%2C45389702%2C46366701 : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > Defunciones 1668-1752 > image 39 of 368; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).
- Guillermo Garmendia Leal, Fundadores de Nueva Galicia: Guadalajara Tomo I (Self-Published; Monterrey, Nuevo, Leon, Mexico; D1996), Pg. 151.