Guide to the San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records

Russell Michalak
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium
Libraries of The Claremont Colleges
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3977
Fax: (909) 621-8681
Email: spcoll@libraries.claremont.edu
URL: http://libraries.claremont.edu/sc/default.html
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Claremont University Consortium. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records
Dates: 1773-1856
Collection Number: H1964.2
Creator: Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)
Extent: 4 feet (2 boxes and 1 large envelope)
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Honnold/Mudd Library.
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Claremont University Consortium
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, California 91711
Abstract: The matrimonial investigation records, or "diligencias matrimoniales", are part of a collection of California materials gathered by William F. McPherson, an Orange County rancher, scholar and collector. Predominantly though not exclusively the records of Mission San Gabriel (other California missions are also represented), these investigations of the period 1788-1861 consist of notarized interviews with couples requesting marriage in the Roman Catholic Church. There are 165 investigations in all, with 173 men and 170 women being interviewed. An alphabetical index indicates the folder number of each item.
Physical Location: Please consult repository.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Spanish

Administrative Information

Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records. Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from a gift by William McPherson in 1964.

Accruals

No addition to the collection is anticipated.

Alternative Forms of Material Available

Digital collection available via The Claremont Colleges Digital Library: Matrimonial Investigation Records of the San Gabriel Mission - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/mir/.

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Russell Michalak

Biography of Collection

The San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records are significant because they offer a unique insight into the pre-statehood activities of the Mission. Also, they establish many facts concerning the individuals married at the Mission and provide much genealogical detail for descendants. There are 165 investigations in all, with 173 men and 170 women being interviewed.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Notarized interviews with couples requesting marriage in the Roman Catholic Church for the period of 1788-1861. Though predominately from the San Gabriel Mission, other California missions are also represented. There are 165 investigations in all, with 173 men and 170 women being interviewed. A few baptismal records are also included. An alphabetical index indicates the folder number of each item.

Series Arrangement

Series 1 Matrimonial Records
Subseries 1.1 Men
Suberies 1.2 Women
Suberies 1.3 Indian girls (no surname)

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection

Subject

Mcpherson, William
California Missions
Latin Americans -- California -- San Gabriel -- History -- Sources
Marriage records -- California -- San Gabriel
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.) -- Archives
Southern California History -- 1900 -1950
Spanish Americans -- California -- San Gabriel -- History -- Sources
Western Americana -- 1850-1980
San Gabriel (Calif.) -- History -- Sources

Genre and Form of Materials

Marriage records
Baptismal records


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Matrimonial records, 1773-1856

Series 1

 

Subseries 1.1 Men,

box 1, folder 67

Acevedo, Antonio

box 2, folder 113

Acosta, José de la Luz

box 2, folder 153

Aguilar, Casildo

box 2, folder 123

Aguilar, Macedonio

box 2, folder 139

Altamirano, José

box 1, folder 95

Alvarado, Francisco Javier

box 1, folder 36

Alvarez, Pedro

box 1, folder 41

Alvitre, Jacinto

box 1, folder 51

Alvitre, Juan María

box 2, folder 146

Araiza, Francisco

box 2, folder 111

Armijo, Salvador Antonio

box 1, folder 72

Ávila, José Francisco

box 1, folder 8

Ávila, José Santa Ana

box 2, folder 145

Barton, James R.

box 2, folder 103

Bauchet, Luis [Louis Bauchete]

box 2, folder 143

Bell, Alexander

box 1, folder 15

Bermudez, José de la Cruz

box 1, folder 33

Botiller, José Antonio

box 1, folder 57

Cariaga, Guadalupe

box 2, folder 120

Carlón, José

box 1, folder 34

Carrillo, Domingo

Note

Folder contains baptismal records of Francisco de la Cruz, Alexandro and Maria de los Angeles
box 2, folder 118

Chávez, Julián

box 2, folder 116

Cole, Daniel

box 2, folder 102

Córdova, José Jesús

box 1, folder 13

Cota, Guillermo

box 2, folder 157

Courtner, Andrew J.

box 2, folder 127

Domingo, Juan

box 1, folder 76

Domínguez, José

box 1, folder 80

Duarte, Cristóbal

box 1, folder 64

Duarte, Juan José (son of José Francisco Leandro Duarte)

box 1, folder 19

Duarte, Juan José (son of José María Duarte)

box 1, folder 4

Espinosa, José Gabriel

box 2, folder 161

Espinosa, José Martín

 

Félix (surname) see Féliz

box 1, folder 3

Féliz, José

box 1, folder 93

Féliz, José Domingo

box 2, folder 109

Ferguson, Jesse

box 1, folder 26

Galindo, Leandro

box 2, folder 131

Gallardo, José Féliz

box 2, folder 160

Gallegos, José León

box 1, folder 25

García, Francisco María

box 2, folder 128

García, Juan José

box 2, folder 130

García, Lauriano

box 1, folder 24

García, Pascual Antonio

box 2, folder 138

Garfias, Manuel

box 1, folder 75

Germán, Manuel

box 2, folder 152

Gómez, Enrique

 

Gonninger, Hans (see Domingo, Juan)

 

Groningen, Johann (see Domingo, Juan)

 

Guevara, José Ignacio Ladrón de (see Ladrónde Guevara, José...)

box 1, folder 88

Higuera, Ignacio

box 1, folder 62

Higuera, Salvador

 

Horchaga (surname) see Machado

box 2, folder 134

Ibarra, Agustín Zeferino

box 1, folder 28

Ibarra, Andrés

box 1, folder (37)

Ibarra, Gil,

box 1, folder 23

Ibarra, José Albino

box 1, folder 6

Ladrón de Guevara, José Ignacio

box 2, folder 141

Lambaren, Juan

box 2, folder 149

Lancio?, Felipe José

box 2, folder 129

Leiva, Bautista

box 2, folder 126

Leiva, Teodoro

 

Leyba (surname) see Leiva

box 1, folder 61

Linares, José de la Luz

box 2, folder 165

Lira?, Ramón

box 1, folder 96

Liveira, Manoel de

 

Lobo, Cecilio (see Villalobo, Cecilio)

box 1, folder 22

López, Antonio (son of José María)

box 1, folder 46

López, Antonio (son of Juan)

box 2, folder 121

López, Benito

box 2, folder 107

López, Bernardino

box 1, folder 99

López, Esteban

box 2, folder 148

López, Francisco (son of Antonio)

box 2, folder 119

López, Francisco (son of Esteban)

box 2, folder 132

López, Joaquín

box 2, folder 104

López, José María

box 1, folder 2

López, José María Claudio

box 1, folder 92

López, Pedro (son of Juan)

box 2, folder 151

López y Uribes, Pedro (son of Francisco)

box 1, folder 65

Lorenzana, José Vicente

box 1, folder 90

Lorenzo, José Vicente

box 2, folder 136

Lugo, Antonio María

box 1, folder 98

Lugo, Felipe

box 1, folder 14

Lugo, José Antonio

box 1, folder 63

Lugo, José María

box 1, folder 78

Lugo, Juan María

box 1, folder 48

Machado, Hilario

box 1, folder 85

Machado, José Ignacio

box 2, folder 115

Márquez y Guerra, Francisco

box 2, folder 144

Martín, Juan Andrés

box 2, folder 133

Martínez, Juan José

box 1, folder 7

Monroy, José Maria

box 1, folder 18

Montalbán, Laureano

box 1, folder 55

Moreno, Juan

box 1, folder 52

Moreno, Manuel

box 1, folder 66

Olivares, Francisco

box 1, folder 47

Olivas, Arculano

box 1, folder 44

Olivas, Cosme

box 1, folder 45

Olivera, Desiderio

 

Olivera, Manuel de (see Liveira, Manoel de)

box 1, folder 84

Ontiveros, Juan Pacifico

box 1, folder 10

Ontiveros, Patricio

box 2, folder 110

Orduño, Ramon de la Trinidad

box 1, folder 11

Oribe, Tomás

box 1, folder 50

Ortega, Francisco

box 2, folder 140

Palacios, Lino

box 2, folder 106

Palomares, Ignacio María

box 1, folder 91

Peralta, Genaro Eustaquio

box 1, folder 94

Peralta, Juan Pablo

box 1, folder 71

Pérez, Irineo

box 1, folder 12

Pico, José Miguel

box 2, folder 154

Piet, Alexandre

box 2, folder 159

Rangel, Jesús

box 2, folder 105

Rayales, Julián

box 2, folder 112

Reyes, Isidro

box 1, folder 29

Reyes, Jacinto

box 2, folder 150

Ríos, Eusebio

box 1, folder 69

Ríos, Santiago

box 2, folder 135

Ríos y Ruiz, Joaquín de los

box 2, folder 158

Robidoux, Louis F.

box 1, folder 5

Romero, José

box 1, folder 20

Romero, José Antonio

box 1, folder 74

Rosas, José Daniel

box 1, folder 100

Rosas, José Daniel

box 1, folder 53

Rubio, Rafael

box 1, folder 49

Ruiz, Carlos

box 1, folder 54

Ruiz, Ignacio María

box 1, folder 40

Ruiz, José Joaquín

box 1, folder 86

Ruiz, Martín

box 1, folder 68

Ruiz, Santiago

box 1, folder 87

Sánchez, Esteban

box 1, folder 77

Sánchez, Joaquín

box 1, folder 81

Sánchez, Pedro

box 2, folder 142

Sandoval, Luciano

box 2, folder 117

Sepúlveda, José Loreto

box 1, folder 38

Silvas, José María

box 1, folder 21

Sotelo, Ramón

box 1, folder 97

Soto, Francisco

box 1, folder 43

Soto, José María

box 2, folder 147

Soulac, Pierre

 

Sulat, Pedro (see Soulac, Pierre)

box 1, folder 42

Talamantes, Pablo

box 1, folder 58

Talamantes, Tomás

box 2, folder 125

Tapia, Tiburcio

box 2, folder 137

Trujillo, Teodoro

box 1, folder 59

Valenzuela, Antonio Gracia

box 1, folder 32

Valenzuela, Gaspar

box 1, folder 56

Valenzuela, José Antonio (son of Manuel)

box 1, folder 27

Valenzuela, José Antonio (son of Pedro)

box 1, folder 89

Valenzuela, Luis

box 1, folder 35

Valenzuela, Máximo

box 1, folder 31

Valenzuela, Miguel Segundo

box 2, folder 101

Valenzuela, Secundino

box 2, folder 155

Valle, Santos

box 2, folder 163

Velarde, José León

box 1, folder 70

Verdugo, José Francisco

box 1, folder 9

Verdugo, Leonardo

box 1, folder 1

Verdugo, Mariano de la Luz

box 2, folder 156

Vigil, Bernardo

box 2, folder 108

Villa, Antonio Matías

box 1, folder 30

Villa, Francisco (native of Los Angeles)

box 2, folder 162

Villa, Francisco (native of Sonora)

box 2, folder 114

Villa, Mariano

box 1, folder 16

Villa, Vicente Ferrer

box 1, folder 17

Villalba, Onofre

box 1, folder 39

Villalobo, Cecilio

box 2, folder 122

Villalobos, Juan José

box 2, folder (124)

Williams, Isaac

box 1, folder 73

Yorba, Bernardo

box 1, folder 83

Yorba, José Antonio

box 2, folder 164

Yorba, Teodosio (marriage to Inocencia Reyes)

box 1, folder 82

Yorba, Teodosio (marriage to Maria Antonia Lugo)

box 1, folder 79

Zúñiga, Guillermo Polonio

 

Suberseries 1.2 Women

box 1, folder 91

Acevedo, Ana María

box 2, folder 141

Aguirre, María del Refugio

box 1, folder 20

Alanis, María Dorotea

box 2, folder 119

Almenares, María del Rosario

box 1, folder 51

Alvarado, María de Jesús

box 1, folder 73

Alvarado, María Tomasa

box 2, folder 135

Alvarado, Narcisa

box 2, folder 114

Álvarez, María Antonia

box 2, folder 161

Alvitre, María

box 1, folder 56

Alvitre, María Domingo Josefa

box 1, folder 63

Ávila, María Antonia

box 1, folder 81

Avila, María Asunción

box 2, folder 101

Ávila, María Josefa

box 2, folder 138

Ávila, María Luisa

box 2, folder 108

Azubsabit, María de Jesús

box 2, folder 140

Barrera, María Asunción

box 2, folder 120

Bermúdez, María Antonia

 

Blanco, Juana (see White, Juana)

box 1, folder 3

Botiller, María Celia (Cota)

box 2, folder 123

Botiller, María Rita

box 1, folder 57

Cañedo, Dolores

box 1, folder 55

Cañedo, María Antonia

 

Cañedo, María Rita (see Vásquez, María Rita [Cañedo])

box 1, folder 2

Cota, Luisa María

box 1, folder 3

Cota, María Celia

box 1, folder 6

Cota, María Loreta

box 1, folder 50

Cota, María Magdalena

box 1, folder 11

Cota, María Marcela

box 2, folder 154

Cruz, María Soledad

box 1, folder 42

Dominguez, María Antonia Balbina

box 1, folder 38

Duarte, María Antonia

box 1, folder 78

Duarte, María Francisca

box 1, folder 70

Duarte, María Joaquina

box 1, folder 67

Duarte, María Soledad

 

Elisalde (surname) see also Lisalde

box 1, folder 79

Elisalde, María Agustina

box 2, folder 133

Elisalde [Elizalde?], Mariana de Jesús Lara

box 1, folder 1

Espinosa, María Gregoria

box 1, folder 8

Espinosa, María Josefa (Osuna) (see also Osuna, María Josefa)

box 2, folder 116

Estrada, María del Carmen

box 1, folder 22

Féliz, Gertrudis

box 2, folder 105

Féliz, María Anselma

box 1, folder 27

Féliz, María Antonia

box 1, folder 33

Féliz, María Concepción

box 1, folder 59

Féliz, María de Gracia

box 2, folder 110

Féliz, María de la Ascención

box 2, folder 122

Féliz, María Saturnina

box 2, folder 127

Féliz, Raymunda

box 2, folder 132

Ferguson, María (Rendón)

box 2, folder 144

Figueroa, María Josefa

box 2, folder 160

Flores, María Concepción

box 1, folder 47

García, Cayetana

box 1, folder 43

García, Cresencia

box 2, folder 102

García, María Bruna

box 1, folder 5

García, María Guadalupe

box 1, folder 60

García, María de Jesús

box 1, folder 36

García, María Lorenza

box 2, folder 136

Germán, María Florencia

box 2, folder 143

Guirado, María Nieves

box 2, folder 146

Gutiérrez, Susana

box 1, folder 24

Higuera, María Antonia

box 1, folder 74

Higuera, María Fermina Ignacia

box 2, folder 147

Higuera, María Juliana

box 2, folder 153

Higuera, Victoria

box 2, folder 111

Ibarra, María Jacoba

box 1, folder 40

Ibarra, María Quirina

box 2, folder 132

Lara, Mariana de Jesús,

 

Lisalde (surname) see also Elisalde

box 1, folder 25

Lisalde, Felipa

box 1, folder 86

Lisalde, María Catarina

box 1, folder 13

Lisalde, María Manuela

box 1, folder 21

Lisalde, María Marcela

box 2, folder 106

López, María Concepción

box 1, folder 94

López, María de las Nieves

box 2, folder 128

López, María del Pilar

box 1, folder 32

López, María Ignacia

box 1, folder 87

López, María Ramona

box 1, folder 82

Lugo, María Antonia

box 2, folder 124

Lugo, María de Jesús

box 1, folder 71

Lugo, María Vicenta

box 1, folder 29

Machado, María Antonia

box 1, folder 37

Manríquez, María Apolonia

box 2, folder 152

Martínez, Eligia

box 2, folder 163

Martínez, Encarnación

box 2, folder 156

Martínez, Margarita

box 1, folder 144

Monroy, María Victoria

box 2, folder 134

Morales, María Francisca

box 1, folder 28

Moreno, Juana

box 1, folder 41

Moreno, Luganda

box 2, folder 121

Moreno, María Agueda Margara

box 1, folder 19

Moreno, María Gertrudis

box 1, folder 66

Morillo, María Prudencia

box 2, folder 155

Ochoa, Trinidad

box 1, folder 58

Olivas, María Petronila

 

Oribe, María Isabel (see Uribe, María Isabel)

box 1, folder 17

Osuna, Francisca

box 1, folder 4

Osuna, María Josefa (see also Espinosa, María Josefa [Osuna])

box 1, folder 84

Osuna, María Martina

box 1, folder 88

Palomares, María Concepción Eulogia (marriage to Ignacio Higuera)

box 1, folder 46

Palomares, María Concepción Eulogia (marriage to Antonio Lopez)

box 1, folder 85

Palomares, María Estéfana

box 2, folder 117

Pantoja, Juana Cesaria

box 1, folder 98

Pérez, María Francisca

box 2, folder 107

Pérez, María Rafaela Crisanto

box 1, folder 34

Pico, María Concepción

Note

Folder contains baptismal records of Francisco de la Cruz, Alexandro and Maria de los Angeles
 

Pinto, Ana (see Varela, Ana [Pinto])

box 2, folder 165

Pollorena, Magdalena

box 1, folder 48

Pollorena, María Antonia

box 1, folder 77

Pollorena, María Gabriela

box 1, folder 96

Pollorena, Micaela

box 2, folder 104

Rayales, María Concepción

box 2, folder 109

Rendón, María (marriage to Jess Ferguson)

box 2, folder 131

Rendón, María (marriage to José Felix Gallardo)

box 2, folder 164

Reyes, Inocencia

box 1, folder 45

Reyes, Luisa

box 2, folder 158

Robidoux, Catarina

box 1, folder 89

Rocha, Josefa

box 1, folder 31

Rodríguez, María Visitación

box 2, folder 118

Romero, María Dorotea

box 2, folder 151

Romero, María Isabel

box 2, folder 145

Rowland, Margarita

box 1, folder 9

Rubio, María Josefa

box 1, folder 75

Ruiz, Felipá

box 1, folder 95

Ruiz, María Arcadia

box 2, folder 133

Ruiz, María Natividad

box 1, folder 26

Salazar, María Teodora

box 2, folder 137

Sepúlveda, Casilda

box 1, folder 72

Sepúlveda, María Encarnacion

box 1, folder 64

Serrano, María de los Angeles

box 1, folder 80

Silvas, María Benvenuta

box 1, folder 12

Sinova, María Casilda de la Cruz

box 1, folder 16

Sinova, María Josefa

box 1, folder 68

Sotelo, María de los Santos

box 1, folder 39

Soto, Casilda

box 1, folder 35

Soto, María de Jesús

box 1, folder 30

Soto, María Eulalia

box 1, folder 62

Soto, María Juliana

box 1, folder 69

Uribe, María Isabel

box 1, folder 76

Urquídez, Juliana

box 2, folder 125

Valdés, Maria Tomasa

box 1, folder 54

Valencia, María Benedicta

box 1, folder 23

Valenzuela, María Antonia

box 2, folder 113

Valenzuela, María Balbina

box 2, folder 130

Valenzuela, María Barbara Salome

box 2, folder 139

Valenzuela, María Luisa

box 2, folder 115

Valenzuela, María Roca

box 2, folder 162

Valenzuela, Rafaela

box 1, folder 52

Varela, Ana (Pinto)

box 1, folder 99

Varela, María Petra (marriage to Esteban López)

box 1, folder 53

Varela, Petra (marriage to Rafael Rubio)

box 1, folder 90

Vásquez, María Rita (Cañedo)

box 1, folder 28

Velázquez, María de los Angeles

box 1, folder 65

Verdugo, María Ana

box 1, folder 49

Verdugo, María Antonia

box 1, folder 83

Verdugo, María Catalina

box 1, folder 14

Verdugo, María Josefa

box 2, folder 112

Villa, María Antonia

box 2, folder 126

Villa, María de la Merced

box 2, folder 129

Villa, María del Pilar

box 1, folder 93

Villa, María del Rosario

box 1, folder 15

Villa, María Estéfana

box 1, folder 92

Villa, María Ignacia

box 1, folder 100

Villa, Teresa de Jesús

box 1, folder 7

Villalobos, María Rita

box 1, folder 97

Villavicencio, María de los Ángeles

box 2, folder 157

White, Juana

box 1, folder 18

Zúñiga, María Anastacia

 

Subseries 1.3 Indian girls (no surname)

box 2, folder 149

Aniceta

box 2, folder 108

María de Jesús (daughter of Gordiano Azubsabit)

box 2, folder 148

María de Jesús (daughter of Pacífico)

box 2, folder 142

María Nicolasa