Lorenzo Joseph Gomes [also spelled Gomez] Born or Baptized September 2, 1733 in
Parents Pedro Gomes of the Archbishopric of Ersija [?] Erisa [?] Eussa [?],
Sevilla, Spain. Pedro Gomes was in the artillery in 1752. Forty-
nine years old at that time--he had served since August 2, 1721.
The 1770 document (cited below) lists him as an infantry soldier
and states that he died in Havana.
Getrudis Perigurino [?] (must be error for Rodriguez). Two out of
three Cathedral Parish documents give her name as Maria Gertrudis
Lorenzo [y Rodriguez] of Saint Augustine, daughter of Francisco
Lorenzo of France and Michaela Rodriguez of Saint Augustine, while
the third document gives her names as Getrudis Perigurino [?].
She was born in 1712 in Saint Augustine and married Pedro Gomes on
March 12, 1727. 0oL - --- 1eO 1 ,- E s <
Nicolasa born 1730 7 2 -3
Lorenzo born 1733 E -7
Manuel 'born 1736
Manuel Antonio born 1740
Jacinto Maria and Joseph Maria Jacinto (twins) born
Francisco born 1747
Marriage Lorenzo Joseph married Catharina [Catarina]
She was a native of Saint Augustine and
Perdomo and Ana Castaneda.
Perdomo on February 11, 1754.
the daughter of Francisco
Joseph Perdomo, Nicolasa Gomes
Simon de Hita
Juan Urisa, Friar
Maria Catarina born
Antonio Joseph born
Maria de la Trinidad
Lorenzo Gomez [Gomes] was an Infantry soldier. In a 1766 document (see below) he
appears on a list of individuals and heads of families, who are found without
position, destination or work. The document gives the position the person former-
ly had in the Presidio of Saint Augustine--in the case of Lorenzo, the infantry.
The 1770 document (cited below) also lists him as an infantry soldier.
SOURCES: Cathedral Parish Records; Saint Augustine Historical Society Biograph-
ical File; Don Joseph Antonio Gelabert, Representative of the Council
of the Indies to the Crown, 1752, 186 pp., University of Florida,
Stetson Collection, AGI 87-1-14/2, Santo Domingo 2604; Don Juan Joseph
Elijio de la Puente, to [?], May 8, 1770, 70 pp., University of
Florida, Stetson Collection, AGI 87-1-5/4-5-6, Santo Domingo 2595;
Don Jose Elixio de la Puente to Don Antonio Maria Bucarelli,
September 26, 1766, 51 pp., University of Florida, Stetson
Collection, AGI 87-1-5/3, Santo Domingo 2595.
Joyce Elizabeth Harman
Historic Saint Augustine
December 11, 1972