San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records 1773-1856


San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records 1773-1856

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.

4 feet; (2 boxes and 1 large envelope)



SNAC Resource ID: 6649908

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McPherson, William (person)

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Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.) (corporateBody)

The records offer a unique insight into the pre-statehood activities of the San Gabriel Mission, establish many facts concerning the individuals married at the Mission, and provide much genealogical detail for descendants. From the description of San Gabriel Mission matrimonial investigation records, 1788-1861. (Claremont Colleges Library). WorldCat record id: 668651328 Biography of Collection The San Gabriel Mission Matr...