Bernarda had several children: Maria Cavazos married Gabriel de la Garza the son of Capitan Gabriel de la Garza (born about 1648 died March 19, 1720) and Petronila de Renteria. Antonio Cavazos was married to Luisa Fernandez de Castro about Jan 26, 1698 in Monterrey. Juan was married to Xacinta Fernandez de Castro about Jan 14 1698 see LDS film 0168358 Page 1 Act 4 for request for permission. Josefa Cavazos married Nicolas de la Garza. Elena Cavazos married Juan Guerra Canamar. Miguel Cavazos married Josefa Rodriguez.
Bernarda also had a sister Ines de Montemayor married to Diego de Ayala.
Last Will and Testament of Miguel de Montemayor
Son of Alberto Del Canto
Captain Miguel de Montemayor, very much a chip of the old man whom he appears to have detested, exhibited many of his Father's traits. The fruit does not fall far from the tree. However Miguel's wild tendencies may have been moderated by his mother. She must have wrestled with her conscience time and again, bitter and hurt, in love and feeling abandoned, could have poisoned his mind to some degree and influenced his later actions. The story of Juana's death must have been a well known crime in Nuevo Leon and may have persisted over generations. Thus, Miguel's last will and testament give us some idea of what kind of man he was and the issues that burdened him.
Testament, closed and sealed, of the Captain Miguel Montemayor, resident of this City, legitimate son of the Captain Alberto de Canto and of Dona Estefania de Montemayor, both deceased. I direct that I be buried in the Church Grounds of the City, where my sepulcher has been marked and taken possession of, as shown by the papers and deeds I possess. I ask that a Mass be said, offering bread, wine, and wax candles, and that I be enshrouded in the habit of Saint Francis. I direct that twenty-five Masses be said in the Church of Monterrey and twenty-five in the Chapel of San Francisco, another ten Masses for the soul of my Grandfather, and ten for the Captain Diego Rodriguez, my father-in-law, and a novena be said or sung. I declare that I entered in the Realm at the age of eight years with my Grandfather, the said Diego de Montemayor, to settle and pacify the Realm, where, without having left, I have been occupied in the service of His Majesty, in the said Conquest.
I Also declare that I am owed the recompense of said services and Conquest, which benefit I transfer to my sons, so that Your Majesty may make recompense with the payment that is set out in your Royal contracts.
Possessions: La Hacienda de los Nogales (of the Walnut Trees), with its residence, 78 oxen trained to plow work, 16 plows, and three ingots of iron, six small bars of silver, two bowls with their salt cellars of silver, and one pitcher with spout; 2500 head of goats and sheep.
To Diego Rodriguez, my son, I have given with the blessing of his Mother, more than thirty mares, one hundred head of cattle that are now branded with his brand, and six hundred head of sheep and goats that he accepted and are his own. I declare that the hacienda and its equipment are of my wife. I put in trust my possessions, four caballerias of land, above the said hacienda in the Carrizal site, sitios of sheep land with pasture and this Valley which runs from here to the river called Mederos, and the sitios of sheep range and cattle range, to the strong point called San Salvador. Another four caballerias of land in front of the Solis holdings, which are also owned by Don Diego and Elvira de Montemayor, my brother and sister. I also claim and mark the Indians of the Anyguan, Yapiniguanos, and Macasuiceo tribes.
I declare that I owe Luis de Morales three arobas of sugar, one of chocolate, and an almud of salt, and that I have obligated for this debt fifty fanegas of wheat at two pesos each.
I also declare as property, 300 cattle, 200 branded mares, 25 horses, and also clothes: A suit of brown woolen material, veinticuatreno, very well made (of 2200 threads) with buttons of gold and silk, two doublets, one of satin, embroidered with buttons of gold and silk, with its point of diamond and sleeves of chicela black, another doublet, with its black borders and black sleeves of velvet, with more supports and stockings.
I declare I owe the Church of the City 500 pesos and because I see it is so poor, I make an addition of 200 pesos.
I declare that I was married to Monica Rodriguez, legitimate daughter of the Captain Diego Rodriguez, Mayor and War Captain who served this Realm for over twelve years, continuously, and Sebastiana de Trevino, who gave her 8,000 pesos as dowry; and declaring that my capital was of equal amount.
Children: Diego, Margarita, Petrona, Maria, Francisco, Domingo, Jose, Bernarda, and Mateo, and at present my wife is pregnant.
Illegitimate children: Maria who was the wife of Juan Maldonado, and Juana who is the wife of Andres de Charles. I have already given an amount to the first, and I leave the second fifty pesos. I also leave fifty pesos to be given some poor maiden.
I list my personal property as an arquebus of the rake type, a plated sword and dagger, a jinette saddle, very ornamented with a blue caprision. I also list bellows, tongs, hammer, and other hardware of mines.
Executors: The Captain Gonzalo Fernandez de Castro, 'my brother", the Father Martin Abad de Uria, my comrade, my son Diego, and Monica Rodriguez.
Sealed in the presence of Captain Martin de Aldape, Mayor and War Captin, and Juan de Abrego, Secretary.
Witnesses: Pedro Ibanez, the Captain Pedro Romero, Francisco Sanchez de la Barrera, the Captain Pedro Velasco Aguero, Bartolome Ortiz, Jose Duran, and Francisco de Trevino.
Hacienda de los Nogales, Jurisdiction of Monterry, 11th October 1643.
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