TYPE: Manuscript
DIMENSIONS: 30 cm.
COMPONENTS: 134 pages with two painted illustrations. First illustration: Hand painted in vellum. Second illustration: hand painted in oil painting, in cloth.
CONDITION: Leather cover, damaged and with some losses. Manuscript in black ink, stained.
Foreign Language Inscription: “Testimonio a la letra comrpvado de las informaciones pruevas de entroncamiento, leyes, fueros, y privilegios que como caballeros hijos dalgos, notorious, han gozado y gozan los lexitimos decendientes por linea recta de Don Pedro de Uribe y sus antepasados y de Doña Catarina Gonzalez su lexitima mujer Casique principal…”
Inscription Translation: "Testimony to the written word of the evidence of entrenchment, laws, privileges and privileges that as gentlemen children dalgos, notorious, have enjoyed and enjoy the lexitimos descendants by straight line of Don Pedro de Uribe and his ancestors and Doña Catarina Gonzalez his lexitima woman Casique principal ... "
ITEM ID: 4426
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Mexican Colonial Blood Purity Manuscript

DATE
Year: 1809
Decade: 1800s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

This manuscript belonged to one of the first Spanish families that immigrated to Mexico in 1585.

This Blood Purity manuscript consists of two parts: the first one is a transcription of the original Blood Purity manuscript with which the ancestor came to Mexico in 1585 from the Spanish region of Biscay. In the current document, it is stated that the original document was in bad shape, and to avoid it being lost he ordered it to be transcribed and for the Coat of Arms to be copied.

The second part is the transcription of a document dated 1747 that complemented the 1585 blood purity manuscript. It reproduces the Royal decrees that granted the Region of Biscay special preferences.

The region of Biscay was considered to be above other provinces in almost all of Spain in that the inhabitants were presumed to be pure blooded Catholics. Unlike other regions, Biscay was mainly occupied by Catholics, and said to have none or almost no Jews and Muslims.

Since it was required for Spaniards to prove their blood purity to come to the American colonies, Biscay had the upper hand, mainly because the requirements and process were much easier for them.

The document says that Pedro de Uribe, the Basque that came in 1585 to Mexico, was married to Catarina Gonzalez. She was an Indian Chief that according to the document, was the founder of the Indian town of San Juan Baptista Apaceo.