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1553 Mexico City baptism record; need help re: Montemayor reference

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By PINEDA37 - Posted on 29 February 2012

Hello everyone --

I came across an interesting 1553 baptism record in Mexico City. Among the witnesses listed are Cristobal Onate, Hernan Peres de Bocanegra and Antonio de la Cadena. However there's also a name listed, where I can't read the first name but the last name is "de Montemayor"

Can anyone tell what the first name is for the Montemayor person? I'm working on a side project looking at the Mexico City connections for the founding families of Monterrey and Saltillo in case anyone is interested. See http://texmexroots.blogspot.com/p/mexico-city-monterrey-founder.html.

The record I'm talking about can be found at the Family history site, or at my website where I also posted it. If you're looking at the familyhistory website, here's the info you need: Asunción Sagrario Metropolitano (Centro) -- Bautismos de Españoles 1536-1589 -- p185 of 1003 (baptism of Jeronima, hija de Martin de Campos y su mujer Leonor)

Here's the link: https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F11154573

Thanks for any help!

Chris Pineda

Chris,

I believe the baptismal record reads as follows:

"En quatro del mes de julio se bautizo jeronima hija de martin de Can
pos y de su muger lixitima leonor de [ilegible] fueron sus padrinos
el Señor doctor don Rafael de Cerbanes tesorero desta Santa Yglesia
y don Alo. de Montemayor y hernan perez de Bocanegra y Xptobal
de Oñate y antonio de la Cadena"
[firma] Rafael de
Cerbanes
Doctor

In modern Spanish:

"En cuatro del mes de julio se bautizó Jerónima, hija de Martín de Cam-
pos y de su legítima mujer Leonor de [ilegible]. Fueron sus padrinos
el Sr. Dr. don Rafael de Cerbanes, Tesorero de esta Santa Iglesia,
don Alonso de Montemayor, Hernán Pérez de Bocanegra, Cristóbal
de Oñate y Antonio de la Cadena."
[firma] Rafael de Cerbanes
(Cervantes?)
Doctor

I did not understand the surname of Jerónima's mother Leonor.

BILL FIGUEROA

Bill -- Thanks for your help! It's so obvious now! Thanks for taking the time to look at this.

CP

>
> Chris,
>
> I believe the baptismal record reads as follows:
>
> "En quatro del mes de julio se bautizo jeronima hija de
> martin de Can
> pos y de su muger lixitima leonor de [ilegible] fueron sus
> padrinos
> el Se?or doctor don Rafael de Cerbanes tesorero desta Santa
> Yglesia
> y don Alo. de Montemayor y hernan perez de Bocanegra y
> Xptobal
> de O?ate y antonio de la Cadena"
>                
>                
>                
>     [firma] Rafael de
> Cerbanes
>                
>                
>                
>            
>    Doctor
>
> In modern Spanish:
>
> "En cuatro del mes de julio se bautiz? Jer?nima, hija de
> Mart?n de Cam-
> pos y de su leg?tima mujer Leonor de [ilegible]. 
> Fueron sus padrinos
> el Sr. Dr. don Rafael de Cerbanes, Tesorero de esta Santa
> Iglesia,
> don Alonso de Montemayor, Hern?n P?rez de Bocanegra,
> Crist?bal
> de O?ate y Antonio de la Cadena."
>                
>                
>                
> [firma] Rafael de Cerbanes
> (Cervantes?)
>                
>                
>                
>            Doctor
>
> I did not understand the surname of Jer?nima's mother
> Leonor.
>
> BILL FIGUEROA
>
>

Hello Chris:

Dr. Thomas Hillerkuss at the Zacatecas University has been researching colonial families of Zacatecas and Mexico from the 16th and 17th centuries. On his work "Entre la ambicion por el poder y la riqueza. El tortuoso camino de los Salazar y de los Onate hacia las altas esferas de la sociedad novohispana", MY translation would be: "Between power and wealth ambition. The tortous path of the Salazar and the Onate towards novohispanic society high circles" he mentions the baptism you were asking for. In page 14 he writes " .... on 4 of july of 1547, with Doctor Don Rafael de Cervanes, cathedral treasurer and with the capital (Mexico City) ordinary mayor, don Antonio de la Cadena brother in law of the future father in law of Cristobal, baptized Geronima, daughter of Martin de Campos and of Leonor de Acosta".

Dr. Hillerkuss cites as referenc a book about the sacramental acts of mexico city in the 16th century.

Hopes this helps and the document from Dr. Hillerkuss can be found at:
http://www.iict.pt/pequenanobreza/arquivo/Doc/t5s2-01.pdf

Best regards
Jose Humberto Suarez Villarreal
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Hola Chris:

El Dr. Thomas Hillerkuss de la Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas ha estado trabajando en las familias del Mexico colonial de los siglos 16 y 17. En su articulo "Entre la ambicion por el poder y la riqueza. El tortuoso camino de los Salazar y de los Onate hacia las altas esferas de la sociedad novohispana" mencionahe el bautizo acerca del cual estabas indagando. En la página 14 escribe: "... y el 4 de julio de 1547, con el doctor don Rafael de Cervanes, tesorero de la catedral, y el alcalde ordinario de la capital, don Antonio de la Cadena (cunado del futuro suegro de Cristobal), bautizo a Geronima, hija de Martin de Campos y de Leonor de Acosta"

La referencia del Dr. Hillerkuss es el libro de Actas Sacramentales del siglo XVI de la Ciudad de Mexico.

Espero lo anterior te sirva y el articulo del Dr. Hillerkuss lo encuentras en:
http://www.iict.pt/pequenanobreza/arquivo/Doc/t5s2-01.pdf

Saludos
Jose Humberto Suarez Villarreal

PD: Omito acentos y demas signos ortograficos para evitar que el mensaje se corrompa.

Chris,
The information you provide regarding roots of Monterrey/Saltillo founding families you is extremely interesting to me as all the individuals you list are my direct ancestors. Regarding the document where the name ___?___ Montemayor is listed, it appears as some kind of abbreviation after what appears to read "don 'al' de Montemayor". Sorry I cannot be of more help.

Sincerely

Jaime Alvarado

I agree with Bill, it appears to correspond to 'Alonso'

Jaime

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